The COVID 19 - Coronavirus Health & Safety Protocols

Ronnie Hector

Recent news about the Coronavirus has understandably created concerns. At the Bronx Educational Opportunity Center (BxEOC), we continue to monitor the situation and provide information to our student scholars, faculty, staff, and communities.

We share your concern and are working with SUNY and CUNY to develop protocols to limit the spread of the virus. The Center sanitizes the facility at least twice per day and will expand as needed. Sterilization stations are set up throughout the building, so visitors and student scholars can sanitize their hands throughout the day.

The Bronx EOC, in accordance with directives issued by the Governor, SUNY and CUNY, and to safeguard the health of its students, faculty, and staff, have limited the number of students on campus by moving a majority of our instructions online. The Center continues to look at social distancing measures to help prevent the spread of the virus and keep our constituents safe. You are our family, and family takes care of each other!

We are open for registration and student support services, and we ask you to visit the Center and register for classes. Our computer labs remain accessible to our student scholars. However, if you are not feeling well, we advise that you do not visit the Center and go see a doctor.

The BxEOC continues to help stem the tide of this virus to protect our communities. We will follow directives from our partners in the offices of the Governor, Mayor, SUNY and CUNY. Please do all that you can to limit your risk of infection as you move about the city.

We have added several links to our web page to provide up-to-date information concerning the virus. Please feel free to use these links.

Thank you, and be well.

Sincerely,

Mr. Ronnie R. Hector
Executive Director

COVID 19 - Coronavirus - Information


Our history

Established in 1987, and sponsored by Bronx Community College of The City University of New York, the SUNY Bronx EOC shares the College’s mission to provide services that will prepare students for a life of independent and creative thinking, dignity, self-sufficiency and community participation. The SUNY Bronx EOC serves as a one stop provider of adult education and vocational training delivering academic, occupational, remedial instruction, college awareness, job placement, Microsoft certifications and community events. Responding to the specific needs of the individuals, families and community, the center offers a more comprehensive group of support services that enhance education leading to employment and a better quality of life.

The student population at the SUNY Bronx EOC is economically disadvantaged, and 50% did not complete high school, 30% TANF recipients, 40% are unemployed, 70% are women, a significant number of whom are single mothers, 39% of whom are Hispanic and 51% African-American. Every year the SUNY Bronx EOC serves an average of 1000 registered students and 2000 community residents. Annually about 250 graduates and community residents are placed in jobs.

The Mission

The SUNY Bronx EOC is an educational institution of the State University of New York, established to educate and train economically and educationally disadvantaged youth and adults in the Bronx communities. The center offers continuing, remedial and vocational education in a life-long learning process, in order to develop a skilled workforce for the future. In and through the educational activities, the center is also a force and a catalyst for community revitalization and total development of persons.

We believe in you

The SUNY Bronx EOC values dignity and self-respect in every individual in the community. We believe that the disadvantaged people in the communities have a right to self-determination and power through higher education and greater participation in society.