Greetings and thank you for your interest in the Arthur O. Eve  Educational Opportunity Program and Higher Education Opportunity Programs (EOP/HEOP) at Cornell University.  My name is William “Woodg” Horning, and I am the Director of Student Opportunity Programs at Cornell.  I have been working with EOP/HEOP since August of 2007, and I have a deep passion for the programs and the work we do on campus.  I am consistently amazed at how much our students achieve post-graduation, as well as the great opportunities they seek while they are undergraduates.
I am pleased that you have taken the time to research our programs, and I am happy to answer any questions.  There are many details about the history of the programs, eligibility for the programs, and how to apply for the programs located on the subsequent pages.  I encourage you to take a look and contact us if you have any questions.
As you can see by the website, EOP and HEOP are located under the Office of Academic Diversity Initiatives which provides a great network and resource for students enrolled in the programs.  Our students have access to a host of resources designed to help them be successful during their academic career.  Cornell is unique in the fact that we offer both EOP (contract colleges) and HEOP (endowed colleges); at most institutions you will find one program or the other depending on if it is a SUNY (EOP) or a private institution (HEOP).  We are proud to offer both programs and help to provide opportunities to New Yorkers.
I hope in the following pages, you will find some of the answers you are looking for; however, if you don’t, we are only a phone call or email away.  I encourage to investigate, not only our program, but EOP and HEOP programs across the state.  These programs have been providing opportunities for students to achieve their college goals since 1967.  We hope that you will consider joining the opportunity family.
William ‘Woodg’ Horning
Senior Associate Director, Office of Academic Diversity Initiatives
Director, Opportunity Programs

The Arthur O. Eve Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) is funded in part by a grant from the State University of New York.

The Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) is funded in part by a grant from the New York State Department of Education.