"EOP was there for me even before I started my education at Chico State and became more like a family to me than a support service."
– Veronica Coates, School Psychologist
Educational Opportunity Program
The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) is designed to improve the access and retention of low-income and first-generation college students at CSU, Chico. EOP applicants must have the motivation to succeed and have the potential to perform satisfactorily at CSU, Chico, but may not have been previously able to realize their potential because of their economic or educational background. EOP is a state-funded program open to residents of the state of California only.
Mission Statement - The mission of EOP is to provide access and support services to first-generation students who are economically, educationally, and/or environmentally disadvantaged, but display the potential to succeed in post-secondary education and to assist the University in the matriculation, retention, and graduation of EOP students.