EOPS Priority Registration Begins on Wednesday, November 14th and Thursday,
November 15th, please see EOPS Staff to clear your registration hold.
Extended Opportunity Programs & Services (EOPS)
EOPS History and Mission
The Extended Opportunity Program and Services (EOPS) Program was
legislatively mandated in 1969 with the passage of SB 164 (Alquist).
This "social reform" legislation encouraged the California
Community Colleges to develop programs and services designed to
meet the educational needs of [all] students handicapped by
"language, social and economic disadvantages," these programs
and services to be "over, above, and in addition to those
regularly offered at the college," and which "encourage student
growth, development, and successful participation" in collegiate
life. The Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE)
Program (a multi-agency program sponsored by the State of
California Department of Social Services, the State Employment
Development Department and the Chancellor's Office of the
California Community Colleges), was established in 1982 as a
supplemental component of EOPS to provide educational support
services and activities for the academically underprepared,
welfare-dependent, single head-of-household population.
The mission of the EOPS/CARE program(s) at Chabot College is to
enhance student success by providing "over and above" services
to students with socio-economic and academic barriers to their
Our goal is to increase opportunities for underrepresented
students to complete a certificate, AA/AS degree and/or transfer
to four year colleges and universities. This is accomplished by
providing a supportive environment with committed faculty and
staff who work together as a team to assist students in reaching
their educational goals.