Peer Advising

Our student staff members are some of the most trained peers on campus. EOP PACs go through a spring training class, a week long training during the summer, a 6 week long training that runs concurrently with the summer STEP program and another week long training before the start of the academic year. Our peers also receive continued training and development throughout the academic year. 

Peers can help you with the following:

  • Creating a schedule
  • Choosing GEs
  • Filling out a GE chart
  • Change of major
  • Declaring a minor
  • Deciding on a major
  • Understanding university and major requirements
  • Career guidance 
  • Requesting CalFresh Verification forms
  • Checking EOP Status
  • Peer counseling 
  • Finding appropriate campus resources
  • Referrals to other campus partners based on students and interests. 

Our peer staff represents various geographic communities, majors, years, cultural backgrounds and career goals. To find a peer that may support you the best, please click here to see majors and office hours.

Retention Counseling

Retention counseling is designed to encourage the persistence and retention of EOP Students. Retention Specialist, Christina Jackson and Christopher Pangelina, can support students with ongoing academic, social and personal concerns that may be preventing academic success. To meet with a retention specialist, stop by our office or make an appointment (Link found on the top right).