The Educational Opportunities Program was created at Oregon State University in 1969 to provide support for non-traditional students. These include students of color, older than average students, students with disabilities, single parents, low-income students, and students who have been rurally isolated.
The College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) is a federally-funded program, established in 1988, to assist students from families of migrant and seasonal farm and forestry workers during their first year of college with enrollment, advising, and financial support. Those admitted to CAMP must show that their parents or legal guardians have worked a minimum of 75 days in the past 24 months in migrant or seasonal work.
The Educational Opportunities Program Records consist predominantly of materials generated and collected by the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP). These include blank forms, correspondence, publications, statistical information, survey materials, and two photograph albums. The records document the administration of CAMP and address topics such as student recruitment, policy development, budgetary management, conference and workshop participation, and university committee involvement. The photograph albums include color and b/w photographic prints made in 1988-1996 of CAMP participants and staff members (individual and group photos) as well as award ceremonies, classroom presentations, open houses, orientation events, and trips. The photographs document several trips to the Oregon coast and a 1996 speech by Jesse Jackson in Gill Coliseum. Some of the photographs of individuals are identified.
Records of the Educational Opportunities Program (EOP) also include EOP enrollment data and publications, such as manuals, newsletters, and brochures from other OSU offices and student organizations serving minority student groups.
Educational Opportunities Program Records (RG 230), Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.