Office of Educational Opportunity Initiatives

The Office of Educational Opportunity Initiatives (EOI) provides students with academic support, leadership development, and community engagement opportunities in an inclusive environment to promote academic success, through high-quality programming and a holistic approach to student development for various populations of students from Flint and the broader community.

The EOI department has numerous programs that are aligned to meet the pillars and core values of the Division of Student Affairs. These programs include GEAR UP, Committed to Excellence and Opportunity (CEO), Promise Scholar, and Mpowering My Success.  All programs are student-centered and designed to facilitate exposure and prepare youth for post-secondary education. 

  • The Committed to Excellence and Opportunity (CEO) Program provides students with a multifaceted pre-college program that culminates with the opportunity to earn a full-tuition scholarship. 
  • GEAR UP works with the Beecher Community School to prepare students for the transition to high school and raise early awareness about college opportunities.
  • Mpowering My Success provides a comprehensive support system to students who have experienced time in foster care.
  • The Promise Scholar Program assists students who aspire to attend UM-Flint by providing a unique set of wraparound services and financial support.