What is HEOP?

The Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP), created in 1969 by the New York State Legislature, is a partnership between the State of New York and its independent colleges and universities which provides economically disadvantaged and educationally underprepared New York State residents the possibility of a college education. The primary objective of HEOP is to help provide a broad range of services to the student, who because of academic and economic circumstances, would otherwise be unable to attend college, yet has the potential and desire to obtain a college degree. HEOP is sponsored jointly by the New York State Education Department and Daemen College.

HEOP began serving students at Daemen College in January of 1970 and continues to provide unique and comprehensive academic services along with full need financial support that will enable you to compete equally with your peers and earn an undergraduate degree. If you have the ability, motivation, and potential to succeed, this program will be of great benefit to you.

If you wish to be considered for admission to Daemen College through HEOP, please indicate so on the college application and provide all required materials outlined on the Document Checklist.

How Can We Be Reached?

Location: Duns Scotus Hall, Room 118
Email: heop@daemen.edu 
Phone: 716-839-8249 

Tiffany Hamilton, director of HEOP, standing in RIC walkway with Daemen banner in background
Tiffany L. Hamilton, Director
Eann Robinson, assistant director of HEOP, in the RIC Atrium
Eann Robinson, Assistant Director