BU Act 101/EOP brings 140 students to campus

For immediate release: May 29, 2007

BLOOMSBURG — One hundred forty new freshmen will participate in the Act 101/EOP summer enrichment experience at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania from June 18 to July 27.

Act 101 provides access to higher education for disadvantaged Pennsylvania residents and EOP provides access to students who do not meet the economic guidelines for Act 101. Admission to Bloomsburg University through Act 101/EOP is conditional. Developmental instruction, tutoring, counseling and academic advising are emphasized to provide students with the opportunity for intellectual, social and personal growth, according to Irvin Wright, director of Act 101/EOP at BU.

Eligible Act 101/EOP students will be served meals free of charge in the Scranton Commons. The BU Act 101/EOP program policy ensures that all students have equal access to the benefits of the Summer Food Service Program, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age (within the statutory limits) or challenges. An anticipated minimum of $14,000 is expected from the Summer Food Service Program.

Any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against in any USDA-related activity should contact the Secretary of Agriculture, Washington, D.C. 20250.

Family size and 2006 income guidelines for free and reduced- price meals are as follows: one person, up to $17,705; two people, up to $23,736; three people, up to $20,767; four people, up to $35,798; five people, up to $41,829; six people, up to $47,860; seven people, up to $53,891; eight people, up to $59,922. For each additional family member, add $6,031 to the income limit.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 8,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Professional Studies, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.