Seton Hall University
Graduate students at a commencement ceremony.

EOP Advising

Advising Students, Striving for Success


The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) Advising Services  provides a holistic approach to supporting EOP students in their pursuit of a college degree. Through advising we seek to facilitate student's personal development and enhance their academic success. Each student is assigned a Student Success Adviser (SSA) whose responsibility is to help each student achieve their educational goals by designing and implementing a "transformational" experience.  

Our Advisers STRIVE to provide students with an advising experience by fulfilling the following tenants: 

Service- Advisers serve students by becoming a guide to them through their academic careers. Advisers in EOP operate with an open-door policy, which encourages students to be candid.  

Transformation- Advisers create a transformative experience through one on one meetings, workshops, and programming designed to challenge and support, promote community, and build rapport.  

Retention- Advisers assess the needs of students and identify resources needed to ensure satisfactory academic progress which leads to graduation.   

Inspiration- Advisers inspire each student to function at their highest level. We accomplish this by connecting the students' dreams with their behavior. Advisers help the students develop a realistic Plan of Action (POA), which is updated each semester via our Services Agreement. 

Visualization- Each student and staff member understand that the students' vision must align with the students' ability to succeed in their career choice, and their willingness to work to their potential. 

Empowerment- Advisers empower students to take responsibility for their success by monitoring their behaviors while developing their emotional intelligence.