Extended Opportunity Programs & Services (EOPS)

Encouraging Enrollment, Persistence, Retention and Success

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The EOPS Mission

EOPS is a state-funded, student support service program established to promote the enrollment, retention, persistence, and success (i.e., transfer, degrees, certificates) of students from low-income, underrepresented backgrounds in higher education by offering services that are above, beyond, and in addition to services available to all Los Medanos College students.

The EOPS Vision

EOPS students and staff are passionate change‐agents who thrive as they create and nurture intentional, academic partnerships. Partnerships that inspire people to choose trust over fear, equity over injustice, responsibility over victimhood, hope over apathy, self‐honesty over competition, and link personal success to the success of the greater good.

Through EOPS and CARE, eligible students receive supplemental educational support services, such as assistance developing educational plans, personal counseling, peer support, academic progress support, and guidance in developing effective academic networks. In addition, grants and allowances for transportation, books, and supplies are provided to enhance the retention, persistence, graduation and transfer rates of EOPS students.

 As a result of the student's experience with this service, the following outcomes will be achieved:

  • Demonstrate the ability to develop an educational plan that specifies an educational goal and outlines a sequence of courses needed to achieve the specified goal in six (semesters).
  • Establish student-instructor relationships that promote intellectual development.
  • Develop and increase academic support networks with, both LMC non-instructional staff and agencies external to the college.

For more information, visit the office in SS4-414 (upper level of the Student Services Center) or contact us at  (925) 473-7480