EOP, MAP, and Office of the Ombudsman
Director: Paul Nicholson
Tel.: (914) 251-6520
Office: Student Services Building, Room 217
Hours: Mon.–Fri., 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
The EOP and MAP programs provide access for motivated students from educationally and/or economically disadvantaged backgrounds to pursue a college degree. Students are offered financial assistance, tutoring, and counseling to help them achieve their long- and short-term goals. Faculty members are encouraged to call or stop by the EOP/MAP Office anytime they wish to discuss the progress of EOP or MAP students.
At the midterm point in each semester, faculty members are asked to complete a student evaluation for each EOP/MAP student enrolled in their courses. (For related information, please refer to Midterm Warnings in the “Planning the Course Syllabus and Curriculum” section of this handbook.)
The EOP/MAP director also serves as the ombudsman for Purchase College students, including helping them navigate the campus disciplinary system, assisting those who are experiencing difficulties using administrative services, and helping negotiate the complicated world of higher education finance.
The ombudsman can:
The ombudsman cannot:
Sometimes a student may not know where to go for certain kinds of help. The following are examples of concerns that students might bring to the ombudsman for assistance:
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