The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) at California State University, Northridge, is a learning-centered and student-centered program. EOP designs, administers and supports programs to deliver access and retention services to CSUN students. Established by legislative mandate in 1969, EOP provides services to historically low-income, educationally disadvantaged, first-generation college students: a population that not only reflects the diversity of CSUN’s feeder communities, but also the diversity of the University itself.
For those who qualify, EOP provides:
- Assistance in completing CSU and EOP applications for prospective applicants
- Transitional experience (for first-time freshmen and first-time transfer students)
- Holistic academic support services
- Student advocacy
- Student engagement
- Financial Support: EOP Grant (if eligible)
Furthermore, academic support services are provided to all students through the Student Services Center/EOP Satellite office located in each academic college, and Exploratory students are served by the EOP Exploratory Advisement Coordinator.
Additional Educational Opportunity Programs and Services
- The Faculty Mentor Program provides mentoring services, training and resources for faculty, staff and students.
- The EOP Milt and Debbie Valera Resilient Scholars Program is designed to provide access and support to former foster youth.
- EOP Transitional Programs help students bridge the gap between high school, community college and CSUN.
- EOP/Trio Student Support Services Program (SSSP) is dedicated to building a community of support and offers CSUN students the opportunity to participate in program services designed to develop the necessary skills to reach their academic and professional goals.
- DREAM Center is a university-wide initiative to support the recruitment and retention of undocumented students through the creation of a centralized resource space, development of relevant programming and services, and leadership opportunities for students, staff and faculty.
For more information and a full listing of services and programs, contact the EOP office at (818) 677-4151 or visit the EOP website.