The EOPS program’s mission is to encourage the enrollment, retention and transfer of students handicapped by language, social, economic and educational disadvantages, and to facilitate the successful completion of their goals and objectives in college. EOPS offers academic, personal and career counseling, financial resources and other support services that go “over and above” the traditional services offered on college campuses.
The mission of the California Community Colleges Extended Opportunity Programs and Services Association (CCCEOPSA) is as follows:
(a) To act as the base of a communications network among EOPS staff, students, statutory advisory committees, the Chancellor’s Office staff and other groups that serve EOPS students in community colleges;
(b) To communicate the needs of the EOPS program and its students to community college administrators, the Chancellor and the State Legislature;
(c) To assist in implementing statewide policies, programs and regulations in relation to the unique needs of community colleges in California; and
(d) To encourage and participate in the development of additional programs on the local, state and national level which will assist disadvantaged students in their quest for an education.