TRIO APR Tentative Dates Announced!

Please see the following dates below for all TRIO programs. We will have links to APR instructions and submission sites for specific programs once the data becomes available:

11/01/2023: Talent Search
01/17/2024: EOC
12/06/2023: SSS
11/29/2023: UB/UBMS
01/18/2024: McNair
02/09/2024: VUB

Texas TRIO Conference

The Texas TRIO Association (Texas TRIO) 2024 Conference is in McAllen, Texas. Please save the date for February 25, 2024 - February 28, 2024.

WESTOP Conference

The Western Association of Educational Opportunity Personnel (WESTOP) 2024 Conference is in San Jose, California. Please save the date for March 3, 2024 - March 6, 2024.

SAEOPP Conference

The Southeastern Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel (SAEOPP) 2024 Conference is in Savannah, Georgia. Please save the date for February 4, 2024 - February 7, 2024.

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Lacai: noun [lah-ky-ee, luh-kahy]

What is Lacai?

Lacai is a Student Contact Management system, designed specifically for TRiO, that allows staff working with students to track time spent and assess effectiveness of programming, also known as a "tracking system" or "database" for your trio program. Our original intent with the name Lacai was to have a short name that was easy to remember and say. Over the years we have had more than one person tell us that by pronunciation, "Lakay" is haitian creole for "Home". We welcome that association as we feel Lacai should be the home for your TRiO program's data.

How can I justify the cost?

Lacai includes updates, online training, documentation, and support, all for the cost of $1200 per year. With more services moving to online or remote platforms Lacai can assist with meeting your program and database needs, while providing quick and in-depth support. For more pricing information please review a total cost of ownership comparison with our competition.

Is it secure?

Lacai uses industry standard 256-bit AES encryption (SSL) supported by all major web browsers. Sensitive student information is also encrypted on disk with 256-bit AES encryption as an extra layer of protection. Access to Lacai is password protected and passwords with a minimum length and complexity to meet your institution's security standards can be specified. Our policies, application, and infrastructure undergo an annual third-party security audit to insure we meet or exceed industry best practices.

Is it ADA Compliant?

Lacai maintains accessibility by using built-in browser functionality along with web-based technology to adhere to standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act Section 508 as it relates to technology. For more information, please view our Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT).

Will it generate my APR?

In Lacai, your program APR is generated as a simple report accessed with a single click. We update this report as required per the Department of Education guidelines. This gives you quick and easy submission of your program objective outcomes to the Department of Education every year.