About CeO

The Center for Educational Opportunity (CeO) is a diverse, multifaceted, federally and state-funded center that strives to create equal opportunities in higher education. CeO is comprised of the federally-funded TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) and Student Support Services-STEM (SSS-STEM) Programs and the state-funded Academic Support and Achievement Program (ASAP).

More information about eligibility can be found on our Prospective Students page.

The overall mission of CeO is to increase access, retention, and graduation rates of undergraduate students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for CeO Scholars. In order to achieve this, CeO Advisors and Staff embrace a personal approach and provide support in every aspect of the student’s path to achievement and success.

CeO is a comfortable and welcoming space for students to connect with fellow CeO Scholars. CeO Advisors provide a holistic and high-touch advising, supporting students as they navigate the multiple demands of work, family, culture, and school.

CeO’s services are available to students from their first-year until graduation. Students are encouraged to begin involvement with CeO as soon as they apply for admission to the University of Wisconsin-Madison; however, CeO always welcomes the opportunity to work with continuing UW-Madison students throughout the academic year.