Educational Opportunity Program (E.O.P.)

E.O.P. Resources & Services

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Academic Recognition for EOP Students

Chi Alpha Epsilon, Alpha Rho Chapter

Chi Alpha Epsilon (XAE) was formed to recognize the academic achievements of students admitted to colleges and universities through non-traditional criteria.  The Plattsburgh Chapter, Alpha Rho, was established in the fall of 1999.  Members proudly display their XAE pins and honor cords on commencement day as a reflection of their academic excellence and service to the program.

Students who strive for excellence and who would like to receive the distinction of membership in XAE must meet the following eligibility requirements.

Two consecutive semesters of:

  • Full-Time enrollment
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater each semester

EOP Academic Achievement Award

EOP students with semester grade point averages (GPAs) of 3.0 or higher are honored every fall and spring during the annual EOP Academic Award Ceremony.  Award recipients receive a certificate of achievement and are formally acknowledged by the campus adminstration during the ceremony.   


EOP Distinguished Student Service Scholarship

 The EOP Distinguished Student Service Scholarship is open to all EOP students currently enrolled at SUNY Plattsburgh who have:

  • Achieved a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or greater
  • Completed three (3) or more semesters at Plattsburgh (transfers need to have completed two or more semesters)

Students are selected based on demonstrated service to EOP; demonstrated service to the college community; or service to the student's home community.  Awards vary ($200-$500 for the academic year).

Lynne White Scheider Memorial Scholarship

The Lynne White Scheider Memorial Scholarship was generously endowed by EOP alumna Pamela Hewitt '74 to support undergraduate students actively enrolled in the Educational Opportunity Program at SUNY College at Plattsburgh.  Applicants must be in their second, third or fourth year of full-time enrollment; demonstrate academic merit; and have documented financial need.

The scholarship recipient will be formally recognized at the EOP Academic Award Ceremony, the appropriate campus Academic Convocation and by the donor and selection committee at a closed reception.  Award amounts vary (max: $1,000-$1,200).

Special Opportunities

There are a variety of ways for EOP students to have unique involvement with the program. We offer opportunities for leadership and service through the:

  • EOP-SA (EOP-Student Association) Executive Board
  • EO-PAAC (Educational Opportunity Political Action & Advocacy Committee)
  • EOP Green Machine (environmental group)
  • EOP Exclusive Alternative Spring Break
  • EOP Day of Caring
  • Voter Registration
  • Lobbying in Albany
  • Chi Alpha Epsilon, Alpha Rho Executive Board


Contact Information

If you would like more information about the Educational Opportunity Program at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact

Cassie Christman, Assistant Director
Office: Angell College Center 101
Phone: (518) 564-2263
Fax: (518) 564-2295
Email: [email protected]