The Educational Opportunity Program Information Office is committed to serving the student body at UC Davis. We strive to maintain a climate of academic excellence and maximize retention by providing academic, personal and social support and peer counseling. We affirm our commitment to raising student awareness of current academic, political, and social issues. Through our programs, we recognize the need to appreciate, cherish and celebrate the richness of our diversity.
The social upheaval and new consciousness of the 1960’s brought significant changes to college campuses throughout the United States. The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) was born as a response to the lack of support and advocacy for underrepresented students at UC Davis. EOP developed from a merger of the Urban Crisis Committee (a committee dedicated to the recruitment of students of color) and the Educational Aid Program (a scholarship program to facilitate the matriculation of Chicano, African American, Pilipino, Native American, and low-income whites on campus). Since then, EOP remains a staple of the UC Davis campus community that continues to aid first-generation, low-income students by providing academic guidance, student advocacy, personal and social support as well as financial assistance. In addition to offering an office space for students to exchange and enrich their knowledge of current social, political and educational issues that affect their university experience.
Special Transitional Enrichment Program (STEP)
STEP is a three-week summer residential program and continues for students’ first two years on campus, typically through the end of their sophomore year. It provides transitional classes and skills development activities, along with intensive counseling and academic advising. Participation in STEP allows students to experience campus life and develop friendships. Learn more here.
Office: EOP Cottage
Regular hours: Mon-Fri 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Summer hours: Mon-Fri 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.