History of BBPThe Bridge Building Partnership began with a discussion about enhancing Extended Opportunity Program and Services (EOP&S) student transition from the community college to EOP at Cal State University San Marcos. The first meeting took place in August of 1998 and had representation from Cal State University San Marcos and the following community colleges: Palomar, MiraCosta and San Diego Miramar. Representation from Southwestern, Cuyamaca, Grossmont and Imperial Valley community colleges joined us a short time later.
BBP Community members will meet several times per semester to discuss issues surrounding successful transition to the university for EOP&S and TRiO/Student Support Services students. The product of these BBP discussions will be a yearly conference titled, "Opening Doors to Higher Education."
The goals of the conference are to attract transfer students, historically economic and educationally disadvantaged students to Cal State University San Marcos EOP; enhance collaborative efforts with area community colleges as well as other Cal State San Marcos departments, and provide essential information to potential Cal State San Marcos students regarding the various steps necessary for completing the process for University and EOP admissions and financial aid.
The conference is designed to answer transfer student's questions, ease student concerns and offer the necessary foundation for a successful transition from a community college to Cal State San Marcos.