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Remembrance Walk honors the man behind EOP

Students walk in honor of Jose Luis Vargas
Nathalie Ramirez March 17, 2017

Students, faculty, mentors and family attended the Remembrance Walk for Jose Luis Vargas, former director of the EOP (Educational Opportunity Programs) on Wednesday. To a majority of EOP students, Vargas...

Permanent EOP Director Still M.I.A.

2 people look through pictures
Donna Lugo November 17, 2016

There has been somewhat of a grassroots movement led by a handful of students who have been rallying behind Shiva Parsa, current interim director of the Educational Opportunities Program here at CSUN. This...

Students march for new EOP director

Students protest for new EOP director
Blaise Scemama May 12, 2016

Students gathered at the Oviatt Library lawn Thursday to request that current Associate Director Shiva Parsa be hired as head director of the Educational Opportunity Program. Around 100 students marched...

José Luis Vargas: A career timeline

Man wears sweater with image of Sean James printed on
Brandon Jauregui April 19, 2016

A memorial for José Luis Vargas, the director of CSUN’s Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), will be held April 29. Vargas, a longtime employee who helped students strive for success, died March 19...

Students filled Matador Square to learn about career opportunities

Male student stands across table, speaking to female student
Daisy Perez April 1, 2016

Students gathered in the Matador Square to learn about the different educational opportunities the CSUN campus has to offer. “[This event] allows students that are declared and undecided to get more...

EOP gives recognition to trailblazing students from 1968

Some faculty and stuff at the Equal Opportun
Edemy Rodriguez October 1, 2015

Students, alumni, faculty and staff of the CSUN Educational Opportunity Program gathered around the Ralph Prator Sundial Fountain to unveil the memorial plaque in honor of the students who fought for justice...

Students performed at the EOP Free Speech event

Demi Corso October 28, 2014

EOP hosted its annual Free Speech Event at Matador Square. Students were invited to perform original or adapted pieces of poetry, spoken word, or slam poetry.

Video: The Great Shakeout at CSUN

Video: The Great Shakeout at CSUN
Gabriela Rodriguez October 16, 2014 CDC Director Thomas Frieden goes to Capitol Hill to answer questions about Ebola. Matador News reporter Brenda Garcia reports on this morning's Great Shakeout, and...

Educational Opportunity Programs then and now

Every student signs in when they arrive to the EOP office. Students enrolled in the program get access to various services like computers, mentor help, advisement, or they can relax and work in the lobby couch area. Photo Credit: Araceli Castillo/Photo Editor
Melisa Fumbarg September 18, 2014

During the civil rights movement, activists pushed for the right to equal access to higher education. One of the ways this happened was through the implementation of Educational Opportunity Programs...

EOP celebrates 45 years

EOP celebrates 45 years
Candice Criss September 16, 2014

CSUN students and EOP community join together to celebrate the 45 years that the EOP program has provided to improve the education of students. Free food, beverages, music and prizes were handed...

EOP programs help first-generation students transition into college academics

EOP programs help first-generation students transition into college academics
Vera Castaneda December 8, 2013

Denied from four different CSU schools including Northridge, a low-income and first-generation art student relied on his acceptance in the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) to attend CSUN. Each year...

Annual drive provides food and used technology devices to students in need

Annual drive provides food and used technology devices to students in need
Vera Castaneda November 26, 2013

While many students are looking forward to leaving campus to spend leisure time with their families and savor home cooked meals, some EOP Resilient Scholar students will remain on campus throughout the...

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