Educational Opportunity Program

Student Success Stories

Chandra "Binky" Sanders
CSU Chico '91
Budget Analyst, eBusiness Nissan

"As an EOP alumna, I now recognize the impact that the program had on my academic growth. Getting into college isn't half as much a challenge as it is to stay there. Retention was clearly the priority for EOP, whose structure allowed me to meet with advisors whose college journeys were similar to mine. I learned a great deal of discipline and received a wealth of support academically, personally and financially. The EOP staff made a commitment to me on my first day at Chico State, and their expectations of excellence were what kept me pushing toward my graduation goal. I am forever grateful for the influence that EOP had on my life."

Read personal stories of extraordinary drive, persistence, and commitment, from these CSU students who stand as examples of the success of the CSU Educational Opportunity Program: