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About EOP/AIM

The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) at the State University of New York at Stony Brook was started in 1968 and given the local name of AIM, which is an acronym for Advancement on Individual Merit. Therefore, the Educational Opportunity Program at Stony Brook is referred to as the EOP/AIM Program. Full funding for Educational Opportunity Programs on SUNY campuses was approved by the New York State Legislature in 1970.

The purpose of the Educational Opportunity Program is to fulfill New York State’s commitment to provide access to higher education for economically disadvantaged students who possessed the potential to succeed in college, but whose academic preparation in high school has not fully prepared them to pursue college education successfully. The primary mission of the EOP is to facilitate the recruitment, enrollment, retention, and graduation of these students. This is accomplished by providing EOP/AIM students with an array of educationally related support services.

Students accepted to the University through EOP/AIM participate fully in all campus academic and social activities and are held to the same standards and regulations as all other university students.

 

Staff

  • Pamela M. Matzner
      
    Pamela.Matzner@stonybrook.edu    Director  
  • Andrea Cavese
      
    Andrea.Cavese@stonybrook.edu   Assistant to the Director/          Tutorial Coordinator  
  • Dorothy Joy Corbett
      
    Dorothy.Corbett@stonybrook.edu   Senior Academic Advisor/Counselor   
  • Patricia Rasso
      
    Patricia.Rasso@stonybrook.edu   Senior Academic Advisor/Counselor  
  • Tiffany Friedman
      
    Tiffany.Friedman@stonybrook.edu   Senior Academic Advisor/Counselor  
  • Jenille Johnson
      
    Jenille.Johnson@stonybrook.edu   Academic Advisor/Counselor  
  • Sharif Ismail
      
    Sharif.Ismail@stonybrook.edu   Academic Advisor/Counselor  
  • Christina Wolin
      
    Christina.Wolin@stonybrook.edu   Academic Advisor/Counselor  
  • Charlson Joseph
      
    Charlson.Joseph@stonybrook.edu   Academic Advisor/Counselor  

 

 

  • Contact

    HOURS OF OPERATION:
    Mon - Fri, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    To schedule an appointment, call (631) 632-7090 or (631) 632-7091.

    Fax: (631) 632-7153

    Address:
    W3520 Melville Library
    Stony Brook University
    Stony Brook, NY
    11794-3375

    Office location and map

    CBIT LABORATORY:
    Computer Based Instruction and Tutorial (CBIT) Laboratory Students have access to the EOP/AIM CBIT lab, housed in the program office, which is equipped with state-of-the-art workstations, a variety of educational software, and Internet access. Students may write term papers using our word processing software, engage in long distance learning experiences, and access faculty via electronic mail.

    CBIT LAB HOURS:
    MON - FRI, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Support Services

    EOP/AIM offers the following support services to students in the program:

    PRE-FRESHMAN SUMMER ACADEMY

    Students admitted to the EOP/AIM Academy are required to attend a pre-freshman summer academic skills enhancement program that sharpens students’ academic skills and intellectual development and prepares them for the rigors of full-time college enrollment. The Summer Academy also familiarizes students with the University campus and helps them make the transition from high school to college. The Summer Academy models an academic semester and offers a wide range of activities and opportunities for successful college life.

    TUTORIAL SERVICES

    Tutoring is offered for many of the courses students take regularly. Students may request tutoring in any subject and tutoring groups are formed based on the needs expressed by students.

    PERSONAL COUNSELING & ACADEMIC ADVISING

    Each student in EOP/AIM is assigned his/her own counselor. Students are expected to meet with their counselors at least three times a semester for individual counseling/advising, and once a semester they must attend an all-program general meeting. EOP/AIM Counselors are available to students on a walk-in basis or by appointment, and offer students personal, financial aid, academic, and career counseling.

    WORKSHOPS AND CONFERENCES

    Workshops are offered by the program during the summer and the academic year on a variety of topics including: time management, test-taking and study skills, resume writing and interview techniques, computer searching of job databases, and post-graduate career opportunities. Additional information on career services can be found at the Career Center.

    COMPUTER BASED INSTRUCTION AND TUTORIAL (CBIT) LABORATORY

    Students have access to the EOP/AIM CBIT lab, housed in the program office, which is equipped with state-of-the-art workstations, a variety of educational software, and Internet access. Students may write term papers using our word processing software, engage in long distance learning experiences, and access faculty via electronic mail. The CBIT Lab's hours of operation can be found here.

  • Accomplishments

    The holistic, multi-dimensional approach used by EOP/AIM has contributed to the success of its students.

    The graduation rates for the program are impressive, within 10% on the non-EOP graduation rates at the institution. Many graduates of SUNY at Stony Brook’s EOP/AIM program contribute significantly to the quality of life for New York citizens, serving as State Supreme Court justices, health professionals, business administrators, and teachers, among other professions.

    Undergraduate EOP/AIM students serve in all areas of campus life including student government, academic departments, and residence halls. Students in the EOP/AIM program are accepted in honor societies including: Chi Alpha Epsilon, Alpha Iota Mu, the Golden Key National Honor Society, Phi Beta Kappa, and gain entrance into business and professional graduate schools across the country. They have received recognition, distinguished awards, and fellowships for academic excellence, community service and athletics.

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