Educational Opportunity Program

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"Once EOP always EOP ....... EOP Pride!"

January 2022


Two anonymous donors challenged SUNY New Paltz to raise funds to address the needs of Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) students and promised to match funds raised up to $50,000. The global SUNY New Paltz community not only accepted the challenge but exceeded the original goal, raising $57,358 as of Dec. 31, 2021, with the $50K match bringing the total to $107,358. Read more here.

Yet EOP students’ needs are ongoing and donations will continue to be accepted. Join this effort and give now below!


Supports EOP students. Although tuition costs are covered for many EOP students, the average student still has an unmet need of $15,000 per year. Our students struggle to afford educational necessities such as room, board, transportation, and supplies. EOP addresses this critical need. With your support we can enhance the resources available to our students.

Here are a few examples of how your gift directly supports students:
• $250 provides books and online materials for 1 student
• $1,000 provides transportation for 1 student
• $2,400 provides a single semester meal plan for 1 student


Supports EOP programming. Below are some (but not all) of the programming supported by this fund:
• Alumni Reunion and networking events
• Peer ALLI/Peer Mentoring
• XAE Academic Honor Society
• EOP Student socials and initiatives
• Graduate School application fees

With your support we can enhance the resources available to EOP students.

“Once EOP, Always EOP”