Curriculum Focus: Communications, Management, Liberal Arts
Syracuse University (SU) is a private research institution, home to 13 colleges and schools and more than 200 areas of professional and liberal arts studies. SU serves as an anchor institution in the city of Syracuse, pursuing collaborations that simultaneously enrich scholarship and research and help reinvigorate an older industrial city. The University has long been dedicated to serving a diverse student population and to community involvement.
The Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) has been a part of the SU tradition for 45 years, and one of the first funded in the state beginning in 1969. In the first year of operation, HEOP at Syracuse served four students. In 1979, the program began a period of planned growth during which its incoming population increased to 77 students. Now we serve 209
SU boasts many years of experience with other programs that similarly seek to promote broader participation of underrepresented students in higher education and/or specific academic disciplines, such as the Science and Technology Entry Program (since 1988), the Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (since 1990), the Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program (since 1998), The Haudenosaunee Promise Scholarship Program (since 2006), and the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (since 2007).In the past decade, it administered both a state and a federal GEAR UP program. All of these programs demonstrate SU’s longstanding commitment to preparing and serving a diverse student body that includes firstâ€generation, low-income college students.
"The primary objective of The Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) is to help provide a broad range of services to the student, who because of academic and economic circumstances, would otherwise be unable to attend college, yet has the potential and desire to obtain a college degree. HEOP is sponsored jointly by the State Education Department and the College."
"HEOP is funded jointly by the University and the New York State Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program and programming activities are supported, in part, by a grant from the New York State Education Department."