Educational Opportunity Program

Mission Statement & Goals

Mission StatementThe mission of the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) is to provide access and support services to first generation college students who have experienced economic, educational, and/or environmental barriers, but display the potential to succeed in post-secondary education and to assist the university in the matriculation, retention, and graduation of EOP students.

Primary Goals of EOP

  • EOP will provide a comprehensive program of support services that will enhance the knowledge, understanding, and skills necessary for the academic success and the personal development of EOP students.
  • EOP will promote social, cultural, and ethnic diversity in the CSU, Chico campus population.
  • EOP will educate and inform students, faculty, and staff about program services and accomplishments.
  • EOP professional staff will maintain currency in the fields of college student retention and issues facing non-traditional college students through memberships in professional organizations, reading appropriate research journals, and professional development opportunities.
  • EOP will encourage student participation and involvement in the CSU, Chico campus community and the community of Chico as a whole.