EOP History

1969

The Educational Opportunity Program at Stanislaus State College was created with the passage of the Harmer bill. The purpose of the program is to provide grants, and where appropriate, educational assistance, for undergraduates who study at California State Colleges.

1984-85

First EOP Summer Bridge Program at Stanislaus State. The program is designed to assist new studens make the transition from high school to university studies, and is offered by invitation only to selected EOP applicants. Successful completion of Summer Bridge can be a condition of admission for some EOP students.

2006

The Promise Scholars Program was officially launched in the fall of 2006 to address the need to provide individualized attention, access, and supportive resources to assist emancipated and current foster youth in achieving academic success in higher education.

2015

The EOP Peer Mentoring Program was developed to help supports first time freshman EOP students during their academic and social adjustment to CSU Stanislaus.  EOP Peer Mentors serve as guides to the university experience by supporting, and empowering EOP students to become fully engaged students in their academic experience.
The EOP Peer Mentors are continuing EOP students who have been through the college transition and know first-hand the challenges faced by first generation college freshmen.   First time freshman are matched with a Peer Mentor for their first year at CSU Stanislaus meeting regularly every month.   Peer Mentors meet with their students one-on-one to provide referrals and support, develop academic skills, and develop a connection and sense of community within CSU Stanislaus.