Center for Educational Opportunity / CeO / formerly Trio Student Support Services

Twitter @UWMadisonCeO


Phone (608) 265-5106 -- Center for Educational Opportunity

Hours Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

16 Ingraham Hall
1155 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706-3703

The Center for Educational Opportunity (CeO) is a diverse, multifaceted, federally and state-funded center that strives to create equal opportunities in higher education. CeO promotes access to resources, academic achievement and personal growth for students whose parent/s have not received a four-year degree, students who meet specific federal family income guidelines, students with documented disabilities, or students from underserved populations. CeO is comprised of the federally-funded TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) and Student Support Services-STEM (SSS-STEM) Programs and the state-funded Academic Support and Achievement Program (ASAP). More information about eligibility can be found on our Prospective Students page.

The overall mission of CeO is to increase access, retention, and graduation rates at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for CeO Scholars. In order to achieve this, CeO Advisors and Staff embrace a personal approach and provide support in every aspect of the student’s path to achievement and success.

CeO’s services are available to students from their first-year until graduation. Students are encouraged to begin involvement with CeO as soon as they apply for admission to the University of Wisconsin-Madison; however, CeO always welcomes the opportunity to work with continuing UW-Madison students throughout the academic year.