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Life STEPS (Students Taking Effective Paths to Success)

The Life STEPS – TRIO organization offers resources and communication that students can use to reach educational goals and build personal success.  Life STEPS is one of the TRIO Student Support Services national programs funded by the US Department of Education.  Life STEPS assists students in achieving their educational goals via academic support and guidance.  Life STEPS is the name for the TRIO Student Support Services program in the Ivy Tech East Central region. It has been operating since 2001.

Ivy Tech Muncie Campus Staff Members

Lois Weiss, Ed.D. - Director
Dawn M. Taylor - Assistant Director
Margot Middleton - Activity Coordinator
Ariel Mann - Administrative Assistant

What does Life STEPS – Trio Student Support Services do?

Life STEPS provides academic and personal resources via mentoring, tutoring, academic success workshops, one-on-one appointments, referral to community resources, career advising, etc.  Coaching is provided each week for students who want to improve time management, study organization, testing strategies and financial literacy.

How can students participate?

In order to be eligible for Life STEPS TRIO resources, a student needs to be a first generation college student, have limited income or a documented disability, and other qualifications may be needed to qualify. Students can pick up applications at the Student Success Suite in the John and Janice Fisher Buildling Room 104 located in Downtown Muncie at 345 S. High St.  The Life STEPS program serves 160 students so space is limited.

Click Here for the application.  For more information, please contact the Life STEPS – TRIO Student Support Services office at (765) 289-2291 ext. 1786 or dtaylor@ivytech.edu

Did you know?

Currently over 840,000 students in the United States, the Caribbean and the Pacific Islands are participating in TRIO programs.

Contact Information

Life S.T.E.P.S. - TRIO
(765) 289-2291
Ext. 1786