Our Programs


The Office of Student Access & Educational Equity (SAEE) is comprised of seven programs working collaboratively to decrease the achievement gap for underrepresented, first generation, and low-income students.  SAEE seeks to form partnerships within the division of Undergraduate Academic Affairs, Rutgers University as a whole, and the local community to provide resources to our students.

Rutgers Upward Bound & Upward Bound Math-Science

The Rutgers Upward Bound Programs provide a supportive and educational resource to assist students in navigating the college admissions process. Upward Bound offers numerous services to inform students and parents, while working directly with public school districts, towards achieving educational success and development.

School of Arts & Sciences EOF

The EOF Program offers financial and academic assistance to low-income New Jersey residents who show potential and exhibit evidence of academic and/or creative promise, but who lack adequate educational and financial resources for college. Among the many powerful strategies implemented by EOF are precollege articulation, basic skills testing and remediation, systematic retention efforts, peer counseling and peer tutoring, academic support courses, multicultural curricula and human relations programming, student leadership development, and outcomes-based program evaluation.

School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (SEBS) EOF

The School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (SEBS) EOF program serves as a supportive and professional resource that assists students in navigating the complexities of life at Rutgers University. Services and activities foster the student's understanding of what is required to succeed in college. They also encourage students to assess and realize their personal skills, abilities, strengths, and capacities.

Student Support Services

TRiO Student Support Services (SSS) provides specifically designed programs to increase the retention and graduation rates of first-generation and low-income students. Services include one-on-one tutoring, career and academic coaching, and educational workshops. SSS also provides grant aid to eligible SSS participants. 

Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation

The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) is designed to increase the quality and number of students from under-represented minority groups who complete undergraduate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program

The Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program provides a supportive environment and a multitude of resources to assist and prepare students interested in pursuing a doctorate education. Students gain hands-on research experience, faculty mentorship, and develop professional and academic skills that will allow them to become competitive applicants for graduate and doctoral programs.

Graduate EOF

The objective of the Graduate EOF program is to increase participation in graduate and professional study of New Jersey residents from backgrounds of historical poverty. Graduate EOF provides financial assistance and support for matriculating EOF graduate students.