Welcome to EOPS-CARE

Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) is committed to meeting the unique educational needs of students hindered by language, social, and economic disadvantages. Eligible students may receive a wide variety of services including, but not limited to, individualized counseling, peer support, book vouchers, and academic and transfer assistance.

Our Mission/Vision Statement

Diablo Valley College EOPS recognizes systemic and societal disadvantages exist for our students. Therefore, as a student support program, our goal is to create a safe environment that is inclusive, supportive, and conducive to academic success. We continually strive to improve ourselves by bettering our own mindsets, practices, and the services we provide. EOPS is committed to transforming the experiences of our students and nurturing their growth.

In EOPS, we believe in our students’ potential and work to cultivate their success through collaborative and holistic support. We strive to build relationships, develop community, and equip students with the skills to be successful both here and beyond DVC. In connecting students to comprehensive student support services, we are the “go-to” resource to help students successfully navigate higher education.

To our students: We are honored to be a part of your journey and we are here for you!

CARE Program: Assistance for Single Parent EOPS Students

Single parent EOPS students with dependent children receiving CalWORKs county cash aid either for themselves and/or their children may also qualify for the Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE) program. CARE provides additional support services such as study-time child care grants, supply vouchers, daily meal on campus, and specialized workshops and events.

Visit the CARE home page for more information.

Please come visit the EOPS/CARE Office on the first floor of the Student Services Center (Room SSC-127).

EOPS information

Spring 2020 Application Period is Now Open

EOPS is currently accepting applications for new Spring 2020 applications. To apply to the program, you must meet the following criteria:

  1. Plan to enroll in a minimum 12 units for Spring 2020 (Note: Parents and foster youth may apply with 9 units. DSS students are eligible for a minimum unit exemption).
  2. Be eligible to receive the Promise Grant (formerly known as the Board of Governors Fee Waiver)

Use our online link to apply: www.tinyurl.com/SP20EOPSApp.  

Fall 2019 progress reports

All EOPS students must submit their required EOPS Progress Reports in order to receive credit for this program requirement. The Fall 2019 Progress Reports must be submitted by Friday, November 1, 2019. There are now 2 ways to submit progress reports:

1.  During a counseling appointment or drop-in visit by 11/1/19.**
2.  In-person in a progress report submission box in the EOPS Office by 11/1/19.**

**NOTE: Both the EOPS Office and Counseling Center close at 3pm on 11/1/19. Please plan ahead.

Progress report forms are available in the EOPS office. You will need to complete one Progress Report for each of your courses. For more information, please review our Progress Reports Frequently Asked Questions Sheet

New requirements established to receive a priority registration date

As of Fall 2014, in order for students, including EOPS students, to receive a Priority Registration date, the following must be completed:

1. Complete the DVC Online Orientation
2. Take the Math and English assessments
3. Create an Education Plan 

EOPS in the news

Click on the links below to read recently published articles about some of our successful students and programs!

From expulsion to Honor Society, DVC helped Yani Webster turn her life around

Regina Carlos from near high school dropout to a degree in nursing

DVC student Mercedes Alfaro: from teen parent to Mills College grad

Graduation speaker Miguel Zaragoza reflects on time spent at DVC

 Links to other helpful related DVC programs:

For more information, visit the EOPS-CARE Office located on the first floor of the Student Services Center (Room 127) on the main DVC campus in Pleasant Hill. Contact us by phone at 925-969-2123 or 925-969-2117.

Office Hours

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
August 26 - December 19 8 am - 5 pm 8 am - 5 pm 8 am - 5 pm 8 am - 5 pm 8 am - 3pm

Contact EOPS/CARE

Manager: Lindsay Kong 
Telephone: 925-969-2123 or 925-969-2117
Email: lkong@dvc.edu 
Office location: SSC-127 Pleasant Hill campus map