EOP supports OSU students, helping them see themselves as scholars. We do this by providing access to academic support and building community with other students. Additionally, as OSU is a research-intensive university, it can be a demanding and challenging campus for many. Not all students feel equipped with the required tools to be successful at such an institution. What we know through research is that students who seek support services feel connected, do better academically, and develop skills employers look for.
EOP helps students facilitate students' academic development. We believe learning is a process and students thrive when students learn to learn, are challenged and supported, and when learning happens collaboratively.
Connected with the three goals of OSU’s strategic plan, EOP
Provides a safe and supportive environment while challenging students to be their best.
Strives to provide leadership/examples of academic success as part of the fabric of OSU, will produce scholars, support creativity in and out of the classroom, and continue to research best practices in academic success for all students
Provides students with tools to be successful in their current academic work and in preparation for their future community and civic engagement, and careers.
EOP also offers a Bridge Program, culturally relevant first-year experience (UEngage) courses, and peer-led academic mentoring in the cultural centers. All students have access to our free services.