The Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP), created in 1969 by the New York State Legislature,is a partnership between the State of New York and its independent colleges and universities which provides economically disadvantagedand educationally underpreparedNew York State residents the possibility of a college education. The primary objective of HEOPis 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. HEOPis sponsored jointly by the New York State Education Department and˿ƵUniversity.

HEOPbegan serving studentsat ˿Ƶ in January of 1970 and continuesto provideunique and comprehensive academic services along with full-need financial support that willenable you to compete equally with your peersand earn an undergraduate degree.If you have the ability, motivation, and potential to succeed, this program will be of great benefit to you.

If you wishto be considered for admission to˿ƵUniversity throughHEOP, pleaseindicate so on the college application. Our HEOP staff and admissions liaison will review your application materials and communicate with you regarding your status through the Slate portal.

How Can We Be Reached?

Location: DunsScotusHall, Room 118
Phone: 716-839-8249

Tiffany Hamilton, director of HEOP, standing in RIC walkway with ˿Ƶ banner in background
Tiffany L. Hamilton, Director and Chief Diversity Officer
Malik Albert wearing orange jacket posed on 3rd floor of RIC
Malik L. Albert, Assistant Director