The Educational Opportunities Program (EOP) provides a variety of support services for undergraduate students from historically underrepresented backgrounds. Students can apply to the program on EOP's website.


Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) at Oregon State University offers support to traditionally underrepresented students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) baccalaureate degree programs. Visit the LSAMP website for more information on programs and services.


TRIO Student Support Services provides ongoing support for students throughout their college career in addition to opportunities for academic growth and development. Students can learn about eligibility and apply to the program online.

Academic Counseling

Students should connect with their academic advisors to learn more about requirements and opportunities related to their degree and major.

EOP counselors have the experience necessary to guide students through the barriers existing in college, and even work with students after graduation. Counselors come from many different educational and career backgrounds, so our staff not only has the intellectual understanding needed to help students succeed in college, but the personal awareness as well.

Students accepted in the TRIO Student Support Services program have access to academic counselors who offer comprehensive academic support.

Tutoring Services

Students can utilize the services offered through the Academic Success Center (ASC), or talk to an ASC Strategist for academic assistance.

Bridge Programs

The EOP Bridge Program offers students an exciting way to begin their transition to college, build skills to navigate campus and create a community that will help facilitate a successful first year. Contact EOP if you are an incoming first-year student interested in participating.

The LSAMP Summer Scholars Bridge Program is for incoming underrepresented students enrolling in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) related major, and helps students make lasting connections, learn about resources and adjust to campus life.

Mentoring and Support

The Beaver Connect program brings together new-to-OSU students, peers and faculty members in an effort to facilitate the student transition to college, faculty-student interaction and community building. The Distinguished Scholars Initiative, part of the Men's Development & Engagement program, is geared toward male-identified students of color. Through DSI, students gain fellowship and mentorship, while fostering the continued development of self-efficacy and professional skills. 

Nia Black Scholar Living-Learning Community

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. The residential experience provides space for students to build strong community and explore racial identity.

munk-skukum Indigenous Living-Learning Community

The munk-skukum LLC offers a residential space for students to find community, explore cultural identity and learn more about the lands on which they will be residing. munk-skukum means “to strengthen” in chinuk wawa (the local trade language).