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Support Services

One of the best resources that Oglala Lakota College offers is to provide assistance through tutoring and mentoring for students in need through the Student Support Services program.

TRIO Student Support Services 

TRIO Student Support Services plays a critical role in nurturing the personal, academic, and professional growth of students throughout their college education  at Oglala Lakota College.

From providing academic advising to peer mentoring and tutoring, TRIO offers a variety of services to over 200 students per year who meet one or all of the following criteria:

  • First-generation college students
  • Students with disabilities per the U.S. Department of Education
  • And/or students who meet low income qualifications

TRIO provides a growing list of services to students including

  • Tutoring
  • Tutor Labs
  • Mentoring
  • Peer Mentoring
  • Academic Advising
  • Personal Counseling
  • Financial Aid Application Assistance
  • Scholarship Application Help
  • Cultural Activities
  • Other Services

Student Support Services Program Purpose

The purpose of TRIO is to provide opportunities for academic development beyond the resources available to students in the classroom through mentoring, tutoring, academic advising, cultural activities, and assistance with applications.

Peer Mentoring Program

One way Oglala Lakota College helps our new students adjust to the academic environment of college is through our Peer Mentoring Program. Our mentors are students in their Junior or Senior year, and are in good academic standing at the College. These students are either enrolled full time, or at least ¾ time, are computer literate, have an understanding of the OLC Student Handbook, are flexible and can provide tutoring.

Peer Mentoring Participants

Students who are looking to enroll in the Peer Mentoring program as a mentee, or participant must be a First-Generation College student and qualify as low income. They must be a new incoming OLC student with less than 30 credit hours earned. They will have to be willing to meet with and maintain contact with both the Peer Mentoring and Student Support Services Staff, and be active in their program activities.

If you would like further assistance,

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Connect with Student Support Services Staff

Milton Fineran




Amanda Blacksmith

PRCC SSS Counselor







Amberose Montileaux

HSCC SSS Counselor



Jerilyn Chasing Hawk




Other Resources:

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About TRIO Student Support Services at OLC

Student Support Services began at Oglala Lakota College in the Fall of 1993. It is one of the TRIO programs funded by the U.S. Dept. of Education and serves 200 students a year.