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CSUEB Student Service Programs

photo of ssos eventProject SSOS I Perfect 10 Awards will award points to program participants in part for using the following CSUEB student service programs:

Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)

The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) provides advising for California students with economically and educationally disadvantaged backgrounds. EOP serves qualifying students who have a history of low income, need academic support services, and demonstrate the potential to succeed at Cal State East Bay.

EXCEL Program

The EXCEL Program offers eligible students comprehensive advising services and information. This program is available to students who are first-generation college and qualified low-income students, who are registered with the Student Disability Resource Center.

Freshman Learning Communities

Students can begin the college experience with other students who share similar interests and career objectives. The Freshman Learning Communities program allows freshmen to select a subject area of clustered courses, along with peers who have similar interests. The Freshman Learning Community program offers guaranteed courses needed to meet major prerequisites and graduation requirements. Courses are grouped thematically in the Humanities, Natural Sciences, or Social Sciences. This innovative program helps students to earn higher GPAs, develop superior writing and communication skills, and graduate reliably in four years.

McNair Scholars Program

The goal of the McNair Scholars Program is to introduce juniors and seniors from eligible groups to graduate school, opportunities for academic research experiences, and the intellectual rewards of graduate study during their undergraduate training. The McNair Scholars Program seeks to produce scholars and researchers who will more accurately reflect the growing diversity in intellectual perspectives, life experiences, and cultures in academia.

PACE Program

The Program for Accelerated College Education or PACE Program offers a fast track for upper division students to complete their bachelor’s degree while working. PACE is designed to help students balance the demands of a full time job and family. Majors are offered in Human Development or Liberal Studies with classes offered one or two nights each week, on Saturdays, or via the Internet.

Project IMPACT

Project IMPACT helps eligible students with disabilities succeed in their academic program. Project IMPACT offers selected students individualized services such as:

  • Academic advising
  • Tutoring resources
  • One-on-one support
  • Wellness counseling
  • Skills-building classes
  • Financial aid and scholarship information
  • Career assessment
  • Assistive technology computer lab and training

Renaissance Scholars for Foster Youth

The Renaissance Scholars for Foster Youth Program supports college access for students who were former foster youth. Program support services include:

  • Year-round on-campus housing
  • Priority registration
  • Tutoring and mentoring
  • Scholarships and emergency financial assistance
  • Academic, career, and financial aid advising
  • Psychological counseling
  • Career development and internship opportunities
  • Workshops, social activities and field trips

Tutoring Servicesphoto of ssos event

Tutoring services are free and available at the Hayward Campus at the Student Center for Academic Achievement. A staff of more than 30 peer tutors connects with you on your level. Workshops include writing test preparation, grammar review, graduate writing, APA documentation and academic success strategies.

University Honors Program

University Honors Program provides outstanding students the opportunity to be challenged academically through taking special courses and sections, doing special projects, participating in honors seminars, and conducting independent study/research projects under the direction of a faculty mentor. University Honors students will be recognized on their record and at graduation, attend learning/cultural events for University Honors students and faculty, and receive special consideration in registration for University Honors-designated courses.

Cal State East Bay’s Preparation Programs

Summer Bridge

Summer Bridge is a five-week quality academic transition program especially designed to improve the EOP freshmen students’ first year experience at the University with year round Student Academic Services. The program combines academic coursework with an introduction to the campus community

Upward Bound Program

Upward Bound is a precollege educational support program. This program is designed for low-income and first generation students to assist them by providing tutoring, counseling, academic advising, college educational tours, year-round instruction, and much more.

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