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School of Environmental and Biological Sciences

About EOF

Important Message! Rutgers SEBS EOF is remotely open and operating. In compliance with the national social distancing mandate, the SEBS EOF Team will not be in the office but instead will continue to service students remotely. Advisement and recruitment activities will be handled via email and online platforms. General questions about SEBS EOF can be directed to sebseof@rutgers.edu. SEBS EOF remains committed to servicing its students and their families.

Since its inception, in 1969, SEBS EOF has prepared students to solve some of the more challenging societal problems. Focused on access, academic excellence, and research, SEBS EOF cultivates student capacity to make adaptive changes in their educational development and overcome historic socioeconomic factors that challenge their potential for success. SEBS EOF seeks to provide services that assist students in navigating the complexities of an academic and social climate, within a global environment; and, facilitate an understanding of what is required to succeed in college as a science major. Read More »

Our Future Leaders

Kevin Guerrero SEBS’ 19

Exercise science Master’s degree in Biotechnology at John Hopkins University, First year medical student at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

For many students from more advantage background and establish lineages, entering college may seem trivial and the expected thing to do. However, for many children of immigrants, entering college is a privilege. For my family, this meant hope and for myself this meant an opportunity of a lifetime. Ever since that acceptance letter to SEBS EOF in 2015, I have continued to push forward, endurance be great, daring to be a challenge. Despite fallen countless times, I have kept moving forward keeping my family, my “why” with me, always.

Michelle DeFreitas-Montes SEBS’19

Exercise science Master’s degree in Human Nutrition at Columbia University Vagelos College of physicians and surgeons, First year Medical student at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

SEBS EOF was like my family away from my family, in that I found a lot of my lifelong friends there and had more personal relationships with the advisers they provided a strong academic support which helped me succeed in my classes, along with teaching me what I needed to do to apply to medical school. Thank you SEBS EOF!

Testimonials

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SEBS EOF has become my second home. It is a place where I can share my up's and down's. The support from all the EOF Counselors created a significant impact on my success. I am grateful to be a part of the EOF family. ONCE EOF, ALWAYS EOF!”

— Wenjun

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I am grateful to be a part of SEBS EOF. My undergrad career has not been a straight road but EOF has been with me every step of the way. Thank you again.”

— D'ajanai

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SEBS EOF has helped me tremendously throughout my four years at Rutgers. SEBS EOF is like a family to me and I’ve grown extremely close to all of the advisors and Dean. I would not be where I am if it wasn't for their trust, love, and support! Thank you!”

— Gabriella