The Educational Opportunities Program partners with several efforts across campus that aim to offer holistic support to students who have traditionally been denied equal access to higher education. Learn more below about current efforts connected to EOP and how you can get involved and make a difference. Reach out to those leading the efforts or contact your academic counselor for more ways to join.
Funded by the National Science Foundation, the LSAMP program at Oregon State University is dedicated to increasing the number of traditionally underrepresented students successfully completing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) baccalaureate degree programs. LSAMP seeks to integrate students into academic life at Oregon State and into their chosen discipline in a way that will foster growth and success. Students are provided with financial, academic, social and professional support in a coordinated effort to help them achieve their academic and professional goals.
EOP regularly updates resources for students who identify as DREAMers and/or Undocumented. In addition to resources for paying for college, knowing your rights and navigating university policies, we run the Dreaming Beyond Borders Resource Center with the student group Here to Stay to help students create community at Oregon State. Visit us in our center or online to learn more about our resources, make connections, and receive support.
Men’s Development & Engagement (MDE) provides programming intended to support male-identified student success, develop healthy men and masculinities, explore identity development and examine societal norms while building community. MDE's signature program is the Distinguished Scholars Initiative (DSI) which aims to inspire and cultivate a high standard of achievement for collegiate men of color.
EOP coordinates the FIRST! committee, which was created in 2015 to support and amplify the voices of OSU students who are of the first generation in their family to earn a 4-year college degree. The committee includes volunteers from all across campus who are committed to sharing stories of success and challenge from other first-generation students to raise awareness and build community.