Commemorate the past. Celebrate the present. Imagine the future.

During the 2019-2020 academic year, Marquette will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP).

The steering committee along with many other offices will ensure that Marquette University celebrates the 50th anniversary of EOP in meaningful ways. Founded in 1969 by Dr. Arnold Mitchem, Marquette’s EOP program was the first in the nation, and has earned a reputation as one of the most distinguished, admired, and respected federal TRIO programs.

Marquette will mark this important occasion by commemorating the past, celebrating the present, and imagining the future. Specifically, there are plans to execute events that include the entire campus, alumni and Milwaukee communities, and in particular, EOP alums, students, faculty and staff. Events will highlight EOP’s long and distinguished past, the work that the program does today, and invite opportunities for reflection and discussion of educational access and what might happen in the future.

Learn more information about the Educational Opportunity Program