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Student Services II:

Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) & Foster Youth Programs

CSU-UC Counselor Conference 2012


Fall 2012 Counselor Conference


  • What is EOP?

  • What Can EOP Do for Students?

  • Who May Apply?

  • EOP Income Criteria

  • Applying to EOP

  • Additional Information About EOP?

What is EOP?

  • Established in 1969 under SB 1072

  • Provides academic support and retention services to historically low income and educationally underserved students

  • Targets students who have the potential to perform satisfactorily in the CSU but have not been able to realize this potential because of economic or educational background

  • Provides admission, academic, and financial assistance to accommodate the needs of the individual campus student population

  • Tailors their programs to accommodate the needs of the individual campus student population

EOP Programs available at 22 CSU campuses…

What Can EOP Do for Students?

  • Provides orientation sessions to help students learn about campus services and programs

  • Provides tutoring, advising and specialized retention services

  • Provides transitional support such as the Summer Bridge Program

  • Awards EOP grant to eligible students

Who May Apply?

  • Historically low-income and educationally underserved undergraduate students who need admission assistance and support services to succeed in college

  • Students who demonstrate academic potential and motivation

EOP Income Criteria

EOP applicants must meet the low-income guidelines* listed in the table below:














Single, No Dependents1$15,000

Married, No Dependents2$26,200

Other Than Spouse

With Dependents Other 2$45,200

than a Spouse







*Guidelines are based on the formulas used to determine the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $1,500 for federal student financial aid.

Applying to EOP

  • High School Graduate or Equivalent

  • Meet CSU Eligibility for Regular Admission

  • EOP considers admission for students who may not meet regular admission criteria on a campus by campus basis

Applying to EOP

  • Students must complete and submit an application for Undergraduate Admission to the campus before applying to the EOP program.

  • Application to the Educational Opportunity Program includes:

    • 1) Completed Undergraduate Admission application to the campus

    • 2) Completed EOP application with:

      • Applicant Information form

      • Two Recommendation forms

EOP Contacts

CSU Bakersfield

Mr. Rocky Maraccini

9001 Stockdale Highway

Bakersfield, CA 93311-1099

Phone: (661) 654-3219

Fax: (661) 654-6971

[email protected]

CSU Channel Islands

Ms. Leah Alarcon

One University Drive

Camarillo, CA 93012

Phone: (805) 437-8939

Fax: (805) 437-3211

[email protected]

CSU Chico

Ms. Victoria Bass

First and Normal Streets

Chico, CA 95929-0710

Phone: (530) 898-4028

Fax: (530) 898-4567

[email protected]

CSU Dominguez Hills

Ms. Katrina Hermoso

1000 E. Victoria Street, WH D-350

Carson, CA 90747

Phone: (310) 243-2106

Fax: (310) 516-4450

[email protected]

CSU East Bay

Mr. Emmanuel Lopez

EOP Admissions, LI 2500

25800 Carlos Bee Blvd.

Hayward, CA 94542

Phone: (510) 885-4683

Fax: (510) 885-7400

[email protected]

CSU Fresno

Ms. Irene Perez

5150 North Maple Avenue, M/S JA62

Fresno, CA 93740-8026

Phone: (559) 278-6025

Fax: (559) 278-2323

[email protected]

CSU Fullerton

Ms. Willie Bugaoan

800 North State College Blvd.

EOP Admissions, UH-231

Fullerton, CA 92834

Phone: (657) 278-2784

Fax: (657) 278-5112

[email protected]

Humboldt State University

Ms. Denise Negrillo

Ms. Maria Elena Whaples

One Harpst Street

Arcata, CA 95521

Phone: (707) 826-3778 (toll free)

Fax: (707) 826-4780

[email protected]

CSU Long Beach

Ms. Gail Walters

EOP Admissions, LA3-200

1250 Bellflower Blvd.

Long Beach, CA 90840

Phone: (562) 985-4288

Fax: (562) 985-7646

[email protected]

CSU Los Angeles

Ms. Maria Laines

5151 State University Drive

Los Angeles, CA 90032

Phone: (323) 343-3216

Fax: (323) 343-6426

[email protected]

CSU Monterey Bay

Ms. Carina Cisneros

100 Campus Center

Seaside, CA 93955-8001

Phone: (831) 582-4153

Fax: (831) 582-4561

[email protected]

CSU Northridge

Ms. Doris Clark

Bayramian Hall 210

18111 Nordhoff Street

Northridge, CA 91330-8205

Phone: (818) 677-2351

Fax: (818) 677-7728

[email protected]

Cal Poly Pomona

Ms. Leticia Guzman Scott

EOP Admissions and Enrollment

Building 1-221

3801 West Temple Avenue

Pomona, CA 91768

Phone: (909) 869-3362

Fax: (909) 869-4337

[email protected]

CSU Sacramento

Mr. David Ortega

6000 J Street

Lassen Hall, Rm. 2205

Sacramento, CA 95819

Phone: (916) 278-6183

Fax: (916) 278-5491

[email protected]

CSU San Bernardino

Mr. Mario E. Baeza

5500 University Parkway

San Bernardino, CA 92407

Phone: (909) 537-5042

Fax: (909) 537-7084

[email protected]

San Diego State University

Ms. Cynthia Torres

EOP/Ethnic Affairs

Student Services Bldg. East #2209

5500 Campanile Drive

San Diego, CA 92182-8222

Phone: (619) 594-6298

Fax: (619) 594-4299

[email protected]

San Francisco State University

Ms. Renée Stephens

1600 Holloway Avenue, SSB 201

San Francisco, CA 94132

Phone: (415) 338-2897

Fax: (415) 338-0541

[email protected]

San José State University

Ms. Debra Y. Griffith

One Washington Square

San Jose, CA 95192-0196

Phone: (408) 924-2637

Fax: (408) 924-1197

[email protected]

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Ms. Kathleen A. Castillo

Student Academic Services, Bldg. 81

San Luis Obispo, CA 93407

Phone: (805) 756-2301

Fax: (805) 756-5122

[email protected]

CSU San Marcos

Ms. Norma Larios

333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd.

San Marcos, CA 92096

Phone: (760) 750-4861

Fax: (760) 750-3300

[email protected]

Sonoma State University

Ms. Lisa Brooks

1801 East Cotati Avenue, Salazar 1060

Rohnert Park, CA 94928

Phone: (707) 664-2865

Fax: (707) 664-3999

[email protected]

CSU Stanislaus

Ms. Serah Martinez

801 West Monte Vista Avenue

Turlock, CA 95382

Phone: (209) 667-3108

Fax: (209) 664-7006

[email protected]

Additional Information About EOP

  • CSUMentor site:


  • California State University site:


  • Individual campus EOP department websites

Foster Youth Programs

CSU-UC Counselor Conference 2012

Foster Youth Programs:

Who is a former foster youth?

Children who were removed by the courts from their family of origin due to abuse and/or neglect, and placed into the care of extended family members, foster parents or non-relative caregivers until their 18th birthday.

Foster Youth Programs:

  • Outreach and Recruitment

  • Admission assistance

  • Financial assistance

  • Housing assistance

  • Orientation to college life (e.g., EOP Summer Bridge)

  • Academic advising and monitoring

Foster Youth Programs:

  • Counseling and support

  • Mentorship opportunities

  • Life skills workshops

  • Employment opportunities

  • Social and quarterly celebrations

  • Post-graduation career planning and assistance

  • Student Drop-In Center

Foster Youth Programs:

  • For specific programs available to foster youth at CSU and UC campuses:

  • CSU:


  • UC:


Foster Youth Programs:

Scholarship Programs for Foster Youth

  • Foster A Dream (Bay Area)

  • Fostering Futures (Bay Area)

  • Larkin Street (Bay Area)

  • Orphan Foundation of America (National)

  • Orangewood Children’s Foundation (Orange County)

  • Silicon Valley Children’s Fund – YES Scholars

  • United Friends of the Children (Los Angeles County)

  • Promise 4 Kids (San Diego County)

  • Board of Governors Fee Waiver- BOG (Community Colleges)

Foster Youth Programs:

California Chafee Grant Program

  • This is a federally funded program administered through the California Student Aid Commission.

  • Gives up to $5000 to eligible former foster youth to use for career and technical training or college courses at California Community Colleges, Cal State Universities and University of California campuses, etc.

Foster Youth Educational Planning Guide

What’s Inside?

  • This planning guide contains checklists, tips and information to support foster youth from 7th grade through 12th grade who have a dream of a college education.

    Who should have one?

  • Foster youth, caregivers, social workers, educators and advocates.

    Why should I need it?

  • To monitor and track the educational progress of foster youth to career and college preparation.

    How can I get one?

  • The guides are available at

Foster Youth Programs:


UC Educational Opportunity Programs (EOP)

CSU-UC Counselor Conference 2012

EOP “Eligibility”

  • Unique at Each UC

  • Target population:

    • Low income

    • First generation college student

    • California resident (or Tribally registered Native American from any state)

    • Graduated from an under-resourced/low-API California High School

    • Undocumented, AB540


  • Goals:

    • Academic success, retention, and graduation

    • Holistic development (personal, academic, professional, and extra curricular)

    • Increase in students entering graduate and professional schools

    • Academic and community leadership


  • Core services:

    • Transitional support (Bridge, STEP, orientation to campus life, etc.)

    • Academic advising (holistic)

    • Professional and peer academic advisors

    • Tutorial assistance

    • Personal, cultural, and social support

    • Preparation for professional and graduate schools


  • We are passionate about helping your students strategize their undergraduate careers.

  • We strongly believe in a developmental solution-focused approach

  • Examples:

    • Pre-Med Student

    • Personal Health

    • A tailored academic plan that maximizes their potential AND success

    • Courses + Professors that match student

    • Internship/Work-Study that strengthens their skills & resume

    • Undergraduate research


  • EOP

  • Berkeley

  • Davis

  • Los Angeles (Academic Advancement Program)

  • Santa Barbara

  • Santa Cruz

  • Comparable Programs

  • Irvine (Student Support Services)

  • Merced (Fiat Lux)

  • Riverside (Academic Resource Center)

  • San Diego (Office of Academic Support and Instruction Support – OASIS)

How to “Apply”

  • Undergraduate Admissions Application

Educational Opportunity Program

Check if you want to apply for the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP). If you apply to EOP, you will need to report your parents’ level of education, family size and income later in the application.

Discuss your reasons for applying to EOP.

Graduation Rates

  • UC EOP Graduation Rates are comparable to overall UC Graduation Rates

Campus Contacts


Fabrizio Mejia

SLAS/EOP Interim Director/

Academic Counselor

Phone: (510) 643-9924

Email: [email protected]


Arnette Bates

EOP Program Director

Phone: (530) 752-9301

Email: [email protected]


Dr. Natalie Schonfeld

Student Support Services Director

Phone: (949) 824-7328

Email: [email protected]

Los Angeles

Dr. Charles J. Alexander

Associate Vice Provost &

Academic Advancement Program (AAP) Director

Phone: (310) 206-1551

Email: [email protected]


Rosa Rodriquez

Fiat Lux Program Coordinator

Phone: (209) 228-4583

Email: [email protected]


Michael Paul Wong

Academic Resource Center Director

Phone: (951) 827-3283

Email: [email protected]

San Diego

Patrick Velasquez

Office of Academic Support and Instructional Services (OASIS) Director

Phone: (858) 534-1467

Email: [email protected]

Santa Barbara

Lupe Garcia

EOP Director

Phone: (805) 893-4739 or (805) 893-4758

Email: [email protected]

Santa Cruz

Pablo Requerin

EOP Executive Director

Phone: (831) 459-2296

Email: [email protected]

  • Marlene Castro

  • [email protected]

  • Ruben E. Canedo

  • [email protected]


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