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TRiO Student Support Services -
Disabled Students Program & Services (DSPS)

Group picture of TRiO Student Support Services-DSPS at a College Tour at University of California, Irvine 2016 

Due to the current state of emergency, the physical location of the TRIO SSS DSPS office will be temporarily closed, however, we are open and continuing to provide online services during our regular business hours.


Palm Desert Campus in South Annex 12


Monday - Thursday

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Contact Us:

760.537-5142 or 760.636.7974

About Us

The TRiO-DSPS Program at College of the Desert is a TRiO Student Support Services (SSS) program designed to provide comprehensive counseling and to assist students in meeting the challenges of graduating from COD and transferring to a four-year university of their choice. The program is funded under the U.S. Department of Education's TRiO Programs.

Mission Statement

"To assist students with disabilities who are first generation, and/or low-income student in the graduation and transfer process from College of the Desert and to strengthen their preparation for the successful completion of a college degree."​​​​​​​​