It is my pleasure to welcome you to the “Lion Hearted Initiative” and the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) at Penn State Lehigh Valley. The Educational Opportunity Program provides an array of services to support first-year, first-generation, socio-economically disadvantaged university students. These programs and services are strategically designed to create an environment that fosters a sense of community, promotes integration into Penn State University, encourages use of campus resources, and guides students to achieve their academic, career, and personal goals.
Although other commonwealth campus sites have provided EOP programs in the past, this is the first time in recent years that Penn State Lehigh Valley has been awarded a grant for this initiative. I am proud to say that it is one of many ways that we work progressively to meet a university-wide goal of access and equity. By providing a nurturing learning environment where you feel welcomed, challenged, and supported at the same time, we hope to provide a pathway to student and career success.
Please browse through our website to learn more about our program. We hope to see your application this spring!
Dr. Denise O’Neill
Director of Enrollment Management