In 1969, during a time of racial unrest and under pressure from students, Marquette University established the Educational Opportunity Program. This documentary, produced to commemorate the program's 45th anniversary, chronicles the battle for college access for low-income, first-generation students. From its humble beginnings in Milwaukee then to its influence on a national level now, this pioneering program has changed the lives of thousands.
Beyond the film
Hear more about the history of EOP and its influence from those instrumental to its success.
T Ullrich on the bonds EOP students form
Maureen Hoyler on the sacrifices made to keep EOP afloat
Steve Robertson on the new perspectives Upward Bound students gain
Dr. Arnold Mitchem's message to the first EOP students
Dr. Arnold Mitchem on Marquette serving as the model for Student Support Services
Dr. Arnold Mitchem on being convinced to stay with EOP
Dr. Robert Lowe on Dr. Mitchem's approach to education
Dr. Joseph Green on the impact of EOP
Maureen Hoyler on the commitment of EOP employees
Dr. Arnold Mitchem on the success of TRIO alumnus
Dr. Gordon Berry on Marquette's commitment to the success of EOP students