The Educational Opportunities Program offers many resources to support our students, and we also partner with organizations around campus to ensure each student's success throughout their time at Oregon State University. Browse the resources listed, and reach out to an academic counselor if you are unsure of which resources will best support you.
Beaver Connect supports first-year and transfer students by connecting them to the OSU community for guidance and mentoring in their first year. The program primarily serves students who identify as first in their family to go to college, low income, students of color and of any underrepresented identity at OSU. New students who sign up are matched in teams with a peer mentor, faculty member and other new students to create connections and help students find success during their time at OSU.
Men’s Development & Engagement provides programming intended to support male-identified student success, develop healthy men and masculinities, explore identity development and examine societal norms while building community. The Distinguished Scholars Initiative (DSI), a component of Men's Development & Engagement, is a program for male students of color. DSI supports the continued development of self-efficacy, servant leadership, professional skills and academic excellence for OSU male students of color.
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.
In addition to providing our own resources for our students, we connect students with other resources across campus that facilitate success:
Talk to an EOP academic counselor to learn which resources may best assist you.
Diversity & Cultural Engagement oversees seven cultural resource centers on campus where students can gain additional support, build community and participate in various events.
CAMP is a federally-funded program designed to support students from seasonal farmworker backgrounds during their first-year of college. The program provides personal, financial and academic support for students, as well as social and cultural enrichment activities. CAMP students also have an opportunity to participate in a summer orientation program. Students must meet federally mandated guidelines to qualify as being from a seasonal farmworker background. Visit the CAMP website for more information on eligibility and application information.
TRIO SSS is a federally-funded program which provides services to students who meet at least one of the following criteria: 1) being from the first generation in their family in college (neither parent has a four year degree); 2) meeting low-income guidelines; 3) having either a physical or learning disability. Services offered by TRIO SSS include a summer bridge program for new students, academic skills assessment, supplemental academic and personal advising and more. Visit the TRIO SSS website for more information on services and to find out how to apply.