The Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP), created in 1969 by the New York State Legislature,╠řis a partnership between the State of New York and its independent colleges and universities which provides economically disadvantaged╠řand educationally underprepared╠řNew 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. HEOP╠řis sponsored jointly by the New York State Education Department and╠ř┬ÚÂ╣╣˙▓˙AV╠řUniversity.

HEOP╠řbegan serving students╠řat ┬ÚÂ╣╣˙▓˙AV in January of 1970 and continues╠řto provide╠řunique and comprehensive academic services along with full-need financial support that will╠řenable you to compete equally with your peers╠řand earn an undergraduate degree.╠řIf you have the ability, motivation, and potential to succeed, this program will be of great benefit to you.

If you wish╠řto be considered for admission to╠ř┬ÚÂ╣╣˙▓˙AV╠řUniversity through╠řHEOP, please╠řindicate 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: Duns╠řScotus╠řHall, Room 118
Phone: 716-839-8249╠ř

Tiffany Hamilton, director of HEOP, standing in RIC walkway with ┬ÚÂ╣╣˙▓˙AV 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