Partnership and collaboration are key values that EOP has embraced since our inception in 1964. We understand that these values are critical to serving as effective academic counselors and advocates while fostering a transformative environment for students. In addition to our extensive network, EOP has established a long tradition of cultivating partnerships and collaborations with various units and offices for the benefit of the students we serve.
EOP serves as the primary referral destination for the academic counseling needs of the following programs/units:
Black College Access Scholarship (Stiles Hall)
Office of Undergraduate Admissions (Yield participation and referrals)
Many of EOP’s partnerships and collaborations are based in large part on reciprocal referrals. EOP routinely submits and receives referrals to/from offices including:
EOP is committed to making the large university environment personal and manageable for the students we serve. To this end, EOP makes use of its collaborations to create access opportunities to our services. EOP has established specific roles with the various offices and programs we partner with. Specific efforts with individual offices include:
Working with the Chicano Latino Student Development Office to:
Provide semesterly academic counseling check-ins for the 50-75 CLSD interns per academic year; Assist with the coordination of the annual Chicano/Latino Graduation celebration.
Working with the Native American Student Development Office* to:
Designate an Academic Counselor and graduate student intern to identify Native American students and provide semesterly check-ins; Serve on the Native American Advisory Council and plan and engage in activities that promote Native American Undergraduate academic success.
*For over 10 years, SLAS/EOP shared an Academic Counselor, as an in kind contribution, to serve as the Director of NASD.
Working with Casa Magdalena Mora (Residential Theme Program) to:
Provide academic counseling for the 30-35 Casa residents every academic year. This includes semesterly grade and course schedule reviews and academic crisis interventions to ensure successful academic progress; Designate a graduate student intern to provide bi-monthly check-ins with all residents; Make available EOP graduate student intern to assist with the planning and facilitation of the weekly Casa seminar 98 course.
Working with the Incentive Awards Program to:
Train IAP advising staff; Assist with academic counseling of IAP new cohorts during CalSO; Provide year-round (weekly) training of IAP peer advisor; Create formal partnership to more efficiently serve the needs of low- income students.
Off Campus Collaborations
EOP serves as campus contact and liaison for the recruitment of eligible students for Inroads internship opportunities. The mission of INROADS is to develop and place talented minority youth in business and industry and prepare them for corporate and community leadership.
EOP serves as the primary campus contact and liaison for the recruitment of eligible students for IRT. The Institute for Recruitment of Teachers aims to reduce the critical under-representation of certain minority groups among faculty, as well as to address the educational consequences of these disparities. Each year, throughout the graduate school application process, the institute supports outstanding college students and graduates who are committed to diversity and these ideals.
An EOP Academic Counselor serves as an advisory board member and campus liaison for Laney EOPS.
EOP provides academic counseling and transitional assistance to newly admitted and continuing SCS students. South Central Scholars' mission is to assist highly motivated high school students from South Central Los Angeles to achieve academic success in college and graduate school.