The Educational Opportunity Program was created in the late 1960’s in response to economic and social barriers preventing minorities and underrepresented students from attaining a college education.
When EOP was in place at Cal Poly Pomona, there were two separate units, one for Latino students and the other for African American students. Additionally, during this time, Asian and Native American students were integrated into one of these two programs (Chicano EOP or Black EOP) to receive services.
Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) is an alternative admissions program designed for students who are economically and educationally disadvantaged, yet display the desire and potential to succeed in higher education. Only California residents are eligible for the program.
The EOP/TRIO Student Support Services Program (SSSP )provides first generation college students from low income communities and students with disabilities the opportunity to receive services designed to help them achieve their academic and professional goals.