Each EOP student works with one of our counselors who has training and experience to guide students through the hoops and barriers which exist in college. We work with students until they graduate from Oregon State and sometimes beyond. Our counselors come from many different educational and career backgrounds, so our staff not only has the intellectual understanding needed to help students succeed, but the personal awareness as well. And hey, we enjoy working with students!
The EOP Bridge Program exists to welcome and orient incoming EOP first-year students, and offers an exciting way to begin the transition to college. The Bridge Program helps new students build community, feel confident in getting around campus and provides skills and information that will facilitate a successful first year at Oregon State. Contact us if you are an incoming first-year student interested in participating in the Bridge Program. The Bridge Program is offered at no cost to participants.
Primarily, EOP classes are to help review or fill in gaps in math, reading and writing. Some students come to college ready to start out with their major requirements. For others, it has been years since they took algebra, or maybe they simply missed out in high school because they didn't recognize their own potential. In any case, our goal is to make sure that each student's skills are strong enough to compete in Oregon State University courses that require more math, reading or writing.
EOP is proud to partner with University Housing & Dining Services and Diversity & Cultural Engagement to offer two living-learning communities that offer students the opportunity to form community and explore cultural identity. The munk-skukum Indigenous LLC connects students with a shared interest in centering Indigenous people and learning about the lands which they will reside. The Nia LLC connects students with a shared interest in centering Black people and people of the African diaspora and understanding what it means to be Black and African American in Oregon and at Oregon State University.