Educational Opportunity Program

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The mission of the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) is to empower students from low-income and educationally disadvantaged backgrounds to meet their educational and personal goals by providing social, academic, and financial support from the point of admission to graduation.

Download the Cal Maritime EOP brochure (PDF)

EOP offers the following services for eligible students:

Peer Mentoring
All incoming EOP students are assigned peer mentors by major.  The peer mentor is a critical resource for guiding students through their first academic year. 

EOP Advising
EOP staff members work with students individually on a walk-in and appointment basis to assist them in setting and achieving their academic and personal goals.  

Tutoring
EOP students have priority access to tutorial assistance in most general education classes and in lower- and upper-division major classes. Tutors help students prepare for exams, develop learning strategies, and gain better comprehension of their coursework.

EOP Grants
EOP students who meet eligibility requirements may be awarded EOP grant funding.  Other financial resources, such as bookstore credit, may also be available for qualifying EOP students.

Summer Bridge Program
Summer Bridge is a pre-orientation program that allows incoming EOP students to become familiar with the university campus and resources, build a community of support, and make the transition to life at Cal Maritime.  All EOP first-time freshmen are required to participate in Summer Bridge.

Academic and Career Skill Development
EOP offers workshops throughout the course of the academic year to support participants in developing success skills to benefit them in the classroom and beyond.  Whether it's studying more efficiently or finding an internship, workshops help EOP students acquire important competencies.

EOP Contact

King Xiong
EOP Coordinator
SEAS Center Laboratory Building 110
(707) 654-1288
kxiong@csum.edu