TRIO Educational Opportunity Center

The Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) program provides counseling and information on college admissions to qualified adults 19-years-old and older who want to enter, re-enter or transfer to post-secondary education programs. An important objective of EOC is to counsel participants on financial aid options and to assist in the application process.

The goal of EOC is to increase the number of adult participants who enroll in post-secondary education institutions.

Please complete our online application to take full advantage of our FREE services.

Services Provided by the Program:

  • Academic advice
  • Personal counseling
  • Career workshops
  • Information on post secondary educational opportunities
  • Information on student financial assistance
  • Assistance in completing applications for college admissions, testing and financial aid
  • Coordination with nearby post secondary institutions
  • Media activities designed to involve and acquaint the community with higher education opportunities
  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring

EOC provides educational and academic information through:

  • Group presentations
  • Individual counseling
  • Seminars and workshops

Participants must reside in Tulsa, Creek or Osage County, be at least 19-years-old and U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens. Our services are focused on low income (150 percent below poverty level) and potential first-generation college students. First-generation is defined as students for whom neither parent has a four-year college degree.

The EOC staff serves residents through the main office at Tulsa Community College, Southeast Campus, Northeast Campus, part-time at the Metro Campus and has satellite offices at Central Tech - Sapulpa, Osage Nation - Hominy, and Tulsa Technology Center - Lemley Campus.

Meet with Academic Counselors

Lizette Merchán

Language Spoken:

(918) 516-8653

Virtual Walk-ins available Mondays 1 – 5 p.m.
Walk-in Appointment: Lizette

Or choose a time that works for you.
Schedule Virtual Appointment: Lizette

Clint Sago

Language Spoken:
American Indian

(918) 595-4605

Virtual Walk-ins every Wednesdays 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Walk–in Appointment: Clint

Or choose a time that works for you.
Schedule Virtual Appointment: Clint


John Thao

Sara Foster
Administrative Assistant II
(918) 595-8600