The Eurípides Soares da Rocha Education Foundation (FEESR) started its work in the field of higher education on August 8, 1967. Institution of a philanthropic nature and spiritist character, since its implantation (until today), it remains aligned with purposes, including, emanated by the Federal Government's programs and projects, in the attendance and offer of scholarships and promotion of opportunities to the economically less favored.
At the time of its creation, FEESR had a structure composed of three courses: Law, Business Administration, and Accounting Sciences.
After in 1998, expanding its activities, the Institution opened new courses: Foreign Trade, Marketing, and Systems Analysis; Computer science; and Translator. In the same period, aiming to attend postgraduate studies, it also started offering lato sensu specialization courses, in the areas of Law, Administration, and Accounting.
In view of this new configuration, in 2000, two Masters Programs authorized by CAPES appeared, one in the area of Law and the other in the area of Computer Science. And, after, in 2003, the Institution applied to the Ministry of Education (MEC) for its accreditation as a University Center, based on the transformation of the then integrated faculties; the new name then became Centro Universitário Eurípides de Marília, whose acronym is UNIVEM. Qualified to function as a University Center, in 2003, UNIVEM also started offering technological undergraduate courses, in the areas of management, design, and information technology. Thus, IST (Instituto Superior de Tecnologia) emerged.
Recently, at the beginning of 2013, the Institution underwent another significant change in its academic organization. Its courses, which until that moment, were offered under the annual school regime were accommodated having the semester period as an academic period. Thus, today, all UNIVEM courses are taught on a semester basis.