The academic component of the Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) Program is designed to help students reach their educational goals by exposing them to a comprehensive variety of supportive and enrichment opportunities. This is accomplished via a developmental model that takes into consideration students’ needs at each phase in their academic career. Students are encouraged to take advantage of resources within the EOF Program, within the University, and beyond.
Students admitted to the Mason Gross School of the Arts, School of Business, and School of Arts and Sciences, through the Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) Program, are assigned an academic counselor at the time they enter the University. This professional counselor works with his or her caseload of students throughout their undergraduate career, providing personalized holistic academic, financial, and supportive counseling. EOF counselors are instrumental in assisting students connect with all of the resources at Rutgers University, and EOF students learn that their counselor should always be their first point of contact. For a list of counselors by site, please visit our Staff Directory.
Each semester students have the opportunity to participate in an EOF-sponsored conference as well as a variety of academic workshops. Both the conference and schedule of workshops (generally numbering around three dozen each semester) are a team effort. These workshops address wide-ranging academic needs and interests, such as: how to take notes/prepare for exams, undergraduate research opportunities, Study Abroad, preparing for graduate/professional school, and how to write a winning resume. Each workshop is created to target a specific group/class-year, so students can attend the ones that best meet their needs.
The EOF Program offers several courses for students through the School of Arts and Sciences. These courses are: Study Skills (01:090:172), GRE Skills (01:090:176), and LSAT Skills (01:090:176). These courses were specifically created for EOF students, and help strengthen students’ study skills, and prepare them for the standardized examinations for graduate and law school.