New York State Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP)

For over 30 years, Ithaca College has been successfully graduating students through the New York State Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP).  Coming from all parts of New York State including rural, urban and suburban areas HEOP students are enrolled in a variety of majors.  Organized under Academic Affairs and reporting to the Office of the Provost,  HEOP serves eligible students through the Ithaca College Office of State Grants (OSG).   HEOP is jointly sponsored by Ithaca College and a grant from the New York State Education Department.

Located in Rothschild Place, HEOP students receive a wide range of support services from the OSG Director, HEOP counselor, and paraprofessional staff.   Typically, sixty students participate in the HEOP program each year with approximately 12-16 new students admitted annually through the pre-freshman summer program.

HEOP at Ithaca College also supports student development and lifelong learning through:

  • Comprehensive Academic Advising and Monitoring
  • Personal Counseling
  • Individual and Group Tutoring
  • Academic Success Workshops and Seminars
  • Career Development
  • Leadership and Character Development
  • Social and Cultural Support

HEOP is an opportunity program which provides access to higher education. HEOP is an academic support services program. HEOP is NOT a diversity program.

Collaborative programming with Office of Admission, Career Services, Higher Education Opportunity Program, Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs , Student Accessibility Services , Academic Advising , and Tutoring Services and more...

  • Prospective Students: If you want to learn more about HEOP, click here.
  • Current Students: If you want to find out about lobbying, upcoming workshops and special events, click here.


**Questions regarding the HEOP application process and application status should be directed to the Office of Admission.


HEOP Works!


~~~~Contact: (607) 274-1267  THE OFFICE OF STATE GRANTS...

We are located in Rothschild Place, next to the Roy Park School of Communications.