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The Educational Opportunity Program

The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) at the University of California, Davis began in 1968. The program offers an array of services to help students adapt both academically and socially to the University setting and achieve their educational and personal goals. The transition from high school or community college to a large research university can be overwhelming. EOP provides a caring and supportive environment for students to meet with peer and professional advisers and network with other students. Three staff advisers and a group of 15 peer advising counselors, in conjunction with other campus units, work together to offer students the following services and activities.Please stop by the EOP office in South Hall to meet our friendly staff and peers. The office is open from 9-4 daily, and no appointment is necessary.

  • Pre-enrollment assistance
  • Academic Advising
  • Orientation and welcome activities
  • Personal and social support
  • Information and skill development workshops
  • Weekly newsletter
  • Tutoring and supplemental instruction through the Student Academic Success Center
  • Guardian Scholars, a support network for former foster youth

Our Mission

"The Educational Opportunity Program is committed to serving the UC Davis Community. We strive to maintain a climate of academic excellence and maximize retention by providing academic, and social support and peer counseling. We affirm our commitment by raising student awareness in current political and social issues. Through our programs we recognize, appreciate, and cherish the richness of our diversity.”

How to be an EOP Student 101

Step 1: Check your UC Davis Email: You will be receiving Newsletters, Updates, and Reminders from your PAC

Step 2:

Go to the EOP Office Why?

Academic Support • Academic Advising • Pre/Co classes • Lending Library

Personal Support • One-on-One Peer Counseling • Internship/Job opportunity

Social Support • EOPAC • Social Room • Workshops

Step 3:

Add EOP on Facebook and Instagram!

Keep up with what’s going on in EOP, Post any updates you have, network

Step 4:

Get involved with EOPAC (Educational Opportunity Program Activities Club)

Meet other EOP Students Flash Mobs Game nights IM Sports

Step 5:

Go to workshops!

Apartment Hunting 101 Relationships Learning Styles Budgeting Professionalism LEADR You request topic!

Peer Advising Counselors

Ariel Lopez

Year: 4th Major: Sociology and Chicano Studies Hometown: Calipatria, CA

Armando Figueroa

Year: 4th Major: Sociology and Chicano Studies Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Arianne Riley

Year: 3rd Major: Community and Regional Development Hometown: Hayward, CA

Susan Flores=

3rd Year Major: CRD and MESA Hometown: North Hollywood

Soroush Ghaffarpour

2nd Year Major: Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior Hometown: Fairfield, CA.

Pierre Morris

2nd Year Major: Biology/ Psychology Double Hometown: Greenville, Mississippi

E.J. Orozco

3rd Year Major: Civil Engineering Hometown: San Francisco, CA

Maritza Vega-Valdez

2nd Year Major: Human Development and Spanish Hometown: Patterson, CA

Austin Edmonson

4th Year Major: Sociology B.A. Hometown: Moorpark, CA

Elizabeth Lopez

3rd Year Major: Psychology B.A Hometown: South Los Angeles, CA

Veronica Serrato

4th Year Major: Chicana/o Studies, Political Science- Public Service Double Philosophy minor Hometown: Gardena, CA

David Le

4th Year Major: Community and Regional Development Hometown: Oakland California

Niat Afeworki

4th year Major: History and Cultural Anthropology Hometown: East Bay


Leonna Spilman

Year: 3rd year Major: English Hometown: Ramona, CA