OFFICE CLOSURE: In accordance with UC Santa Barbara's COVID-19 response, the Office of Education Partnerships will be physically closed until further notice. Staff will continue to conduct business remotely and can be reached via email or at our main office phone at 805-893-3105.
Thank you for visiting the UCSB OEP website! Here you will find information about the educational outreach programs and initiatives that UCSB supports in schools and communities across Santa Barbara, Ventura, and Kern counties.
The Office of Education Partnerships works to increase the college-going rates of low-income students and those who will be the first in their families to pursue higher education.
The Office of Education Partnerships (OEP) has a mission of increasing college-going rates for students who are primarily low-income and/or will be the first in their families to pursue higher education.
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UCSB’s Office of Education Partnerships serves significant numbers of low-income and/or first generation students, as well as students from groups historically underrepresented in colleges and universities. UCSB meets targeted students' needs through partnerships with schools and community colleges throughout Ventura, Santa Barbara and Kern Counties.