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Some students experience personal challenges as a result of the college adjustment experience, the rigors of academic life, and/or distance from a primary network of support. EOP provides basic individual personal counseling to promote positive college adjustment, and to assist EOP students in managing the many emotions and experiences that come with college life. Counseling assists EOP students in developing coping skills and addressing a variety of concerns. We support our students from admission to graduation.
Additionally, we provide gender-based groups (For Women Only & For Men Only) to provide safe spaces for students to explore gender and non-gender based issues. These groups begin during the Summer Institute and continue monthly during the academic year.
Students may schedule an appointment with an EOP counselor Monday-Friday during regularly scheduled office hours (8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.). Students who have an emergency or who have immediate concerns may also contact campus Psychological Services or University Police.
Students who need additional counseling or psychological services beyond the scope of EOP services may utilize the campus Center for Student Health and Psychological Services. The Center offers confidential individual counseling as well as psycho-educational and support groups. Past groups have included self-development group, body image and eating issues group, and coming out support group.
If you would like more information about the Educational Opportunity Program at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact
Kyla Relaford, Director
Office: Angell College Center 110
Phone: (518) 564-2263
Fax: (518) 564-2295