The Educational Opportunity Programs is developed to assist students of color to enroll and gain entrance into CU Denver to complete their baccalaureate degrees and beyond. Additionally, the Educational Opportunity Programs office, students, graduates and staff provide a fundamental link to the diverse community that surrounds the university.
The Educational Opportunity Programs assists and supports students in a variety of areas throughout their collegiate experiences though a uniquely designed program. Students gain support in areas including education, financial aid, advising, mentoring, sponsorship, and tutoring. Students in the Educational Opportunity Programs experience cultural events to aid in cross-cultural understanding, self-concept and cultural identity.
Our services can be utilized though a phone call, email the staff, walking services, making an appointment with the staff or student advocates. Our office will provide various types of support to meet the various needs of the students. If the office cannot provide the type of support needed for the student, we will direct the students to the correct office to receive the support needed.
The Educational Opportunity Programs will provide help to any student that needs support. The goal of our office is to provide support to all students to achieve success.
Any director is willing to help any student with their problem, regardless of race, gender or ethnicity.
The Student Advocacy Center is a student service department that assists students with tutoring, advocacy and mentoring. Research shows that students involved in programs like this have a higher retention and graduation rate.
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences requires it’s students to maintain a 2.0 GPA, if the GPA falls below the 2.0 GPA; the student will be placed on academic probation. A student who is placed on academic probation will be required to complete the Academic Success Program Packet. The packet is designed to assist the students in study skills, career counseling and the CLAS probation and suspension policies.
We can help the student complete the packet and point the student in the right direction to get their academics back on track. A meeting with a staff or advocate will not count as an advisory session, these sessions need to be done with an advisor in the CLAS. The Educational Opportunity Programs is a resource for students.
We do not do provide advising. However, once students meet with advisors to get their academic plan, we can then assist students by helping to schedule their classes.