Educational Opportunity Center

Welcome to “Our Virginia State University” - Educational Opportunity Center (EOC). The VSU EOC is a federally funded program through the US Department of Education. The EOC serves low-income, first generation adults, ages 18 and older, and military connected persons who need assistance with enrolling in a GED program and/or postecondary (i.e. vocational, community college, university).

The mission of the EOC is to provide free services to qualified participants with accessing post secondary educational opportunities. Services include GED enrollment assistance, test preparation, academic and career counseling, college admissions and financial aid application assistance. The VSU EOC serves participants in the following areas:


  • Colonial Heights
  • Emporia
  • Hopewell
  • Petersburg
  • Richmond


  • Charles City
  • Chesterfield
  • Dinwiddie
  • Greensville
  • Prince George
  • Surry
  • Sussex
  • United States Combined Army Support Command (CASCOM) and Fort Lee Military Installation


Important Documents

Virginia State University

Educational Opportunity Centers

#3 Jackson Place, P.O. Box 9040
Virginia State University, Virginia  23806
804-524-5566 (office)  



Regina Barnett Tyler, Director

Gertrude H. Taylor, Associate Director

Betsy Lemley, Counselor

Rahmat Utsey, Administrative Assistant