UC Santa Barbara General CatalogUniversity of California, Santa Barbara

Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)

Excellence, Achievement, Leadership and Community building serve as the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) mission at UCSB.

EOP is committed to providing a support and information base that validates each student's experience and nurtures a sense of participation, belonging, and empowerment. Through mentorship, academic programs, one-to-one counseling/advising, campus student support service referrals, and social/cultural programming, we strive to maximize a student's involvement and success at a nationally ranked research institution such as UCSB. In addition to assisting students through to graduation, EOP helps motivate and inform students to utilize services to enhance their preparation for the job market and/or graduate/professional school admission. EOP services all students, while focusing on those who are income eligible and first-generation undergraduates. http://eop.sa.ucsb.edu/

EOP counselors provide cultural programs through the Cultural Resources Centers (CRC). The CRCs facilitate interaction/collaboration among students, staff and faculty of all cultural/ethnic backgrounds, allowing them to gain an understanding of and appreciation for similarities and differences in each other and themselves.

EOP Student Mentors work in tandem with EOP Counselors to bring a broad array of services that connects new and continuing students (including transfer, re-entry and non-traditional students) to valuable academic, extracurricular, leadership, Internship, and community resources to cultivate a student’s UCSB experience in scholarship, leadership and citizenship as UCSB students. EOP Student Mentors are available to share their college experiences with other students that contributes to a student’s achievement and success at UCSB.

The Summer Transitional Enrichment Program (STEP) is a one week summer-bridge residential program that provides incoming EOP students with an in-depth orientation to university life and campus resources, while facilitating the transition and adjustment of newly admitted EOP Frosh to UCSB. Also during the summer, EOP professional and student staff maintain a satellite program in a residence hall on campus during the Freshman Summer Start Program (FSSP) to outreach to Frosh students for advising, information and appropriate campus referrals to continue student excellence, achievement, and a sense of belonging to a campus community.

For further information about EOP services & programs, contact EOP at (805) 893-4758 or visit EOP located on the 2nd floor of the Student Resource Building (SRB). Web site: http://eop.sa.ucsb.edu/ Facebook & Twitter available on the web site.