The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) is committed to providing a support and information base that validates each student's experience and nurtures a sense of participation, belonging and empowerment. Through mentorship, academic programs, one-to-one counseling/advising, campus student support service referrals and social/cultural programming, we strive to maximize a student's involvement and success in the campus academic community. In addition to assisting students through to graduation, EOP helps motivate and inform students to utilize services to enhance their preparation for the job market and/or graduate/professional school admission. EOP focuses on serving those who are income eligible and first-generation undergraduates.

Director's Welcome

Good Day Fellow Gauchos and Welcome!

My name is Aaron Jones and I serve as Director of the Educational Opportunity Program at UC Santa Barbara. I want to welcome you to this academic year, welcome you to EOP and to what will undoubtedly be the continuation of significant, powerful and unprecedented change in your lives and our world.

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