What we do
The Niagara University Higher Education Opportunity Program (NUOP/HEOP) was created in 1969 by New York State Legislator Arthur O. Eve. This partnership between the State of New York and its independent colleges and universities provides economically disadvantaged and educationally underprepared New York state residents the possibility of a college education. The Niagara University Opportunity Program is funded jointly by the university and the New York State Education Department (SED).
The Niagara University Opportunity Program is a comprehensive, academic excellence HEOP program designed for students who have the potential to pursue higher education. To ensure equity for all, NUOP offers academic support and financial scholarships for students with diverse needs who meet program requirements. NUOP serves NYS residents ONLY.
Seton Hall, First Floor
Mon. – Fri. | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Mon. – Thu. | 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Fri. | 8:30 a.m. – noon
What Does NUOP Provide?
The Niagara University Opportunity Program provides support services that are designed to enhance academic achievement and success. The services include:
- Weekly advisory meetings
- Group study sessions
- Individualized academic coaching
- Leadership opportunities
- Room and board
- Books and materials for all courses
- Residential & commuter meal plans
- Limited coverage for study abroad
Students interested in NUOP must be a resident of New York state for at least one year prior to enrollment.
Administrative Assistant, NUOP
Assistant Director, NUOP
NUOP Academic Counselor
NUOP Program Director