Regional Associations

ASPIREAssociation of Special Programs in Region Eight, Inc. (ASPIRE)

ASPIRE, Inc.’s mission is to increase the educational and success opportunities for low-income and first-generation college students though advocacy, professional development, and legislative awareness (Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming).

CAEOPCaribbean Association of Educational Opportunity Programs (CAEOP)

The Caribbean Association of Educational Opportunity Programs is committed to the development and excellence of the TRIO programs. CAEOP promotes access, retention and opportunity for disadvantaged and minority youth in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

EOAEducational Opportunity Association (EOA)

The Educational Opportunity Association is a non-profit consortium of professionals with the specific purpose of leveling the playing field of educational opportunity for first-generation, low-income, and disabled students. EOA is the representative professional body for colleges, universities and agencies that host federally-funded TRIO educational opportunity programs within 10 states in the great Midwest (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, and Wisconsin).

MEAEOPPMideastern Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel (MEAEOPP)

The mission of the Mid-Eastern Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel (MEAEOPP) is to assist low-income, first-generation and traditionally under represented students in overcoming the economic, physical, academic and social barriers that make accessibility to higher education difficult, if not impossible. This regional association is comprised of educational opportunity personnel from Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia.

NAEOPNorthwest Association of Educational Opportunity Programs (NAEOP)

The Northwest Association of Educational Opportunity Programs promotes the development, improvement, and extension of education to non-traditional individuals. NAEOP represents professional educators who work with low-income, first-generation, and disabled students throughout the Northwest (Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington).

NEOANew England Educational Opportunity Association (NEOA)

The New England Educational Opportunity Association, or NEOA, is an organization of professionals who are actively interested in insuring equal educational opportunities in higher education. Founded in 1972, NEOA has membership of more than 300 educators throughout the six New England states (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont).

SAEOPP Southeastern Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel (SAEOPP)

The Southeastern Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel is an eight-state southeast regional association (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee) dedicated to the professional development and support of TRIO professionals and to the advocacy of the TRIO Movement.

SWASAPSouthwest Association of Student Assistance Programs (SWASAP)

The purpose of SWASAP is to provide support, training, and encouragement to TRIO professionals within the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas in an effort to strengthen their endeavor to serve the national and regional needs of the targeted population.

WESTOPWestern Association of Educational Opportunity Personnel (WESTOP)

The Western Association of Educational Opportunity Personnel is one of 10 regional associations dedicated to furthering educational opportunities for low-income, first-generation and disabled students. WESTOP consists of six chapters — Arizona, Central California (CenCal), Nevada, Northern California (NorCal), Pacific Islands (PIC) and Southern California (SoCal).