The Arthur O. Eve Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) is a hallmark of excellence at UB. 

An EOP student after graduation at Baird Point.

Our Mission

EOP promotes academic achievement and excellence through academic advising, collaborative learning workshops and mentoring designed to prepare students for graduate studies and professional school. Additionally, we offer scholarships and summer bridge programs for entering freshmen and transfer students.

Dedicated to principles of access, equity and excellence, EOP has a fourfold mission:

  1. To ensure the academic success of historically economically disadvantaged students by providing financial assistance, academic counseling and supplemental instruction;
  2. To retain and increase the graduation rate of EOP students;
  3. To increase the number of EOP students entering professional and graduate school;
  4. To cultivate student leaders who will positively impact their regional and global communities.

EOP’s goal is to make higher education possible for students who are passionate self-starters, and who are ready to take their academic and personal development to the highest level.

Since its inception, EOP has delivered upon its mission to cultivate our students into the best and the brightest that their families, schools and communities produce.

Our Focus

EOP’s dedicated professional and para-professional staff work to carry out the legislative intent of the program, guided by the following program objectives and student outcomes:

  • Provision of access to the university for disadvantaged students who show the potential to succeed, despite poor preparation and limited financial resources.
  • Orientation and preparation of students prior to their freshman year.
  • Provision of a structured support and enrichment program, including counseling and tutoring throughout students’ enrollment.
  • Provision of financial aid to students.
  • Collection, analysis and reporting of data pertaining to enrollment and performance.