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TRiO News and Events

SSS TRiO Students at Oakton Community College can stay involved on campus by participating in activities and events in the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters.

To be considered in "good standing" with the SSS TRiO program, students must fulfill the "2 Meetings/2 Events" requirement each fall and spring semester.

This requirement may be met by:

  1. Meeting with your TRiO Advisor at least twice each semester
  2. Participating in at least two TRiO or Oakton Events or Activities

Examples of Events:

  • TRiO Workshop or Event
  • Tutoring session; meeting with Learning Center staff; discussion with instructor on progress in course; attending a theater performance on the Des Plaines campus; workshop or session with career counselor; meeting with a transfer advisor from a school of interest; any other workshop or speaker at Oakton.
  • Any questions about an event’s eligibility should be discussed with your TRiO advisor.

Upcoming TRiO Events


09/30/2014 - Start Here, TRANSFER Anywhere
Students will review the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) General Education Core Curriculum as well as various baccalaureate/transfer programs at Oakton. Students will learn about transferring to a four-year college or university and how to maximize their Oakton experience.

09/30/2014 - Start Here, TRANSFER Anywhere
Students will review the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) General Education Core Curriculum as well as various baccalaureate/transfer programs at Oakton. Students will learn about transferring to a four-year college or university and how to maximize their Oakton experience.

09/30/2014 - Study Skills (Des Plaines)
Attending class is the easy part. Now, you need to absorb and retain all that knowledge! Master key study skills– from note taking and highlighting to annotating and critical reading.

10/01/2014 - Study Skills (Skokie)
Attending class is the easy part. Now, you need to absorb and retain all that knowledge! Master key study skills– from note taking and highlighting to annotating and critical reading.

10/07/2014 - Exploring the Influence of Identity on Leadership
What makes up your identity? How does your background and experience shape your values, perspectives, and behaviors? All of us are more complex than the conventional "boxes" we're often placed in. Gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, class – how do these and other identities combine to shape who we are as individuals and as leaders? Join us to explore the notion of "identity" and its influence on your leadership style.

10/07/2014 - Exploring the Influence of Identity on Leadership
What makes up your identity? How does your background and experience shape your values, perspectives, and behaviors? All of us are more complex than the conventional "boxes" we're often placed in. Gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, class – how do these and other identities combine to shape who we are as individuals and as leaders? Join us to explore the notion of "identity" and its influence on your leadership style.

10/07/2014 - Test Taking (Des Plaines)
No need to panic when you face that exam. Improve your test performance with strategies that help you identify patterns, draw on previous knowledge, and select the right answers with confidence.

10/07/2014 - Igniting Interest in Oakton
The Student Government Association will host the first "Igniting Interest in Oakton." Student leaders and students interested in becoming engaged in student life at Oakton are invited to participate. The program is designed to develop leadership skills and gain insight into Oakton clubs and organizations.

10/08/2014 - Test Taking (Skokie)
No need to panic when you face that exam. Improve your test performance with strategies that help you identify patterns, draw on previous knowledge, and select the right answers with confidence.

10/14/2014 - College-Level Writing (Des Plaines)
Take your writing to the next level. Discover how to define and support a thesis statement; synthesize and develop your ideas; polish your sentence structure; and improve clarity and style.

10/15/2014 - College-Level Writing (Skokie)
Take your writing to the next level. Discover how to define and support a thesis statement; synthesize and develop your ideas; polish your sentence structure; and improve clarity and style.

10/28/2014 - Exploring Servant Leadership: The Intersection of Service and Leadership
Participants will discuss servant leadership theory and how to put it into action. Learn practical skills to implement servant leadership in your own leadership style. Connect to resources and programs at Oakton that allow you to develop your leadership in the community and strengthen your servant leadership attributes.

10/28/2014 - Exploring Servant Leadership: The Intersection of Service and Leadership
Participants will discuss servant leadership theory and how to put it into action. Learn practical skills to implement servant leadership in your own leadership style. Connect to resources and programs at Oakton that allow you to develop your leadership in the community and strengthen your servant leadership attributes.

10/28/2014 - Study Skills (Des Plaines)
Attending class is the easy part. Now, you need to absorb and retain all that knowledge! Master key study skills– from note taking and highlighting to annotating and critical reading.

10/29/2014 - Study Skills (Skokie)
Attending class is the easy part. Now, you need to absorb and retain all that knowledge! Master key study skills– from note taking and highlighting to annotating and critical reading.

11/12/2014 - College-Level Writing (Skokie)
Take your writing to the next level. Discover how to define and support a thesis statement; synthesize and develop your ideas; polish your sentence structure; and improve clarity and style.

11/18/2014 - Test Taking (Des Plaines)
No need to panic when you face that exam. Improve your test performance with strategies that help you identify patterns, draw on previous knowledge, and select the right answers with confidence.

11/19/2014 - Test Taking (Skokie)
No need to panic when you face that exam. Improve your test performance with strategies that help you identify patterns, draw on previous knowledge, and select the right answers with confidence.

11/25/2014 - Study Skills (Des Plaines)
Attending class is the easy part. Now, you need to absorb and retain all that knowledge! Master key study skills– from note taking and highlighting to annotating and critical reading.

11/26/2014 - Study Skills (Skokie)
Attending class is the easy part. Now, you need to absorb and retain all that knowledge! Master key study skills– from note taking and highlighting to annotating and critical reading.

Hours

Des Plaines Campus
Room 2400 (Learning Center)
847.635.1728
Skokie Campus
Room A135 (Learning Center)
847.635.1420
Fall & Spring Semester Hours
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.*
Summer Semester Hours
(June & July)
Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.*
Interim Hours (between semesters)
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.*
*other availability by appointment