Student Programs

Chi Alpha Epsilon Honor Society

The Educational Opportunity Fund Program (EOF) of William Paterson University is a charter member of the Chi Alpha Epsilon National Honor Society. Since 1995, Chi Alpha Epsilon serves as the national honor society for high achieving students in specialized programs. Among the sixty-eight chapters of Chi Alpha Epsilon throughout the United States, eight chapters are at colleges and universities in the state of New Jersey.  EOF students who maintain a 3.0 grade point average for two or more consecutive semesters are eligible for induction.


Images is a network of William Paterson University women established to nurture supportive bonds, explore cultural similarities and differences, and empower and create meaningful programs centered around women's interests.  Images also engages members in insightful discussion pertaining to acclimation, self-esteem, leadership, personal empowerment, and social issues.

 Men's and Women's Leadership Conference

The EOF program conducts two student conferences every spring consisting of a student success theme, a keynote speaker and various complementary workshops.  The EOF program divides the conferences by gender in order to meet and promote the specific needs of these respective communities.  The conferences are usually day long events hosted on a Saturday in April.

Annual Awards Banquet and Recognition of Student Success

Each year the EOF Program recognizes and awards students who have outstanding academic achievement throughout the year.  A special senior awards banquet recognizes student achievement in academics, leadership, and service. The purpose of the awards banquet is to foster, encourage and acknowledge student success.