Janet Nishihara, Director
337 Waldo Hall
The Educational Opportunities Program (EOP) was created at Oregon State University in 1969 and provides a welcoming environment that supports the full development of the personal and academic potential of undergraduate students who have traditionally been denied equal access to higher education.
These undergraduate groups include students of color, older-than-average students, students with disabilities, students who are single parents, low-income students, students who have been rurally isolated, veterans, and students who are the first generation in their family to attend college.
The goals of the program include providing services which will:
- acclimate students to university culture,
- enhance each student’s academic performance,
- develop each student’s professional and personal growth, and
- assist students in developing a sense of belonging and a strong connection to the university.
Students in the program will have access to the following services:
- assistance through the admissions process,
- assistance in locating financial resources,
- orientation to the university,
- academic and personal counseling,
- courses in math, reading and writing, and
- assistance with finding jobs and internships,
- assistance with international study experience and undergraduate research, and
- support in writing resumes and cover letters.
U.S. citizens or permanent residents interested in learning more about the program or in applying for services should visit the EOP website, http://eop.oregonstate.edu/.