OMA&D Academic Counseling Services
The Educational Opportunity Program, located in Advising Counseling Services, is a division of the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity. The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) promotes academic success and graduation for under-represented ethnic minority, economically disadvantaged and first generation college students at the University of Washington. EOP academic counselors are generalists, trained to successfully steward students through the selection and scheduling of classes, exploration of possible majors, and development of career goals. The EOP team also assists students with financial aid, housing, personal matters, and a host of additional supportive services.
OMA&D Mission Statement:
The mission of the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity is to ensure the access and academic success of diverse populations through the advancement of knowledge, academic excellence, diversity, and the promotion of values, principles, and a climate that enriches the campus experience for all.
View the video below to see how EOP is making an impact in student’s lives.
Our goal is to develop a trusted advising relationship which will allow us to work with you towards achieving your goals. Below is a listing of programs and services within the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity designed with you in mind which you may use as needed.
- Educational Opportunity Program Advising/Counseling Services
- The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP)
- Health Sciences Center Minority Student Program (HSCMSP)
- Instructional Center Academic tutoring
- Early Identification Program (EIP)
- Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center/Theatre (ECC/T) Leadership Development, student organizations, performing arts skills, etc.
- For more information check out the OMAD website.
EOP Policies, Procedures and Expectations:
Additionally, we want to make you aware of some of our important operating policies, procedures and expectations which are in addition to the traditional University of Washington policies and procedures i.e. Satisfactory Academic Progress, high and low scholarship notifications, etc.
- Early Warning—Hold Procedures: A registration “hold” will be placed on your registration whenever your UW cumulative gpa is between a 2.00 and 2.49.
- In order to be eligible for OMA&D scholarships, you must be an active participant in OMA&D programs and services (many of which are listed above).
- As is true regarding faculty letters of recommendation, utilization of our programs and services and thus authentic familiarity with you will allow us to write you excellent letters of recommendations.
- Email communication and our ACS webpage are two of our primary methods of contacting you. Weekly communications about employment, internships, academic support, and funding opportunities will be sent via email. Please check your UW email on a weekly basis for information from our office.