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Illinois TRIO formerly Illinois Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel (ILAEOPP), is an organization which is comprised of directors, counselors, students, parents, educators, and others who are dedicated to ensuring access and education for all who desire a post-secondary education. The Association has been in existence for thirty five years.


Illinois TRIO is a state chapter of the Educational Opportunity Association (EOA) which is a recognized 501(c)3 non-profit consortium of professionals with the specific purpose of leveling the playing field of educational opportunity for first generation, low income, and disabled students.


EOA is the representative professional body for colleges, universities and agencies that host federally-funded TRIO educational opportunity programs within ten states in the great Midwest.

Who we are?

Organization Documentation

Illinois TRIO Newsletters
TRIO Department of Education
TRIO Program Definitions
Illinois TRIO Meeting Minutes

Council for Opportunity in Education

COE pursues advocacy, professional development, research, and information for its membership that is all focused on helping disadvantaged students enroll in and complete postsecondary education.


For more information on how to become an Institutional Member and how membership dues along with an annual giving campaign and subscriptions are the backbone of the organization, go to COE’s new website at 

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Contribution Form for Campaign 

Council for Opportunity in Education
Institutional Membership Benefits

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