The CSU is a national leader in studying the prevalence of food and housing insecurity as well as identifying and implementing solutions to support students’ basic needs. Explore some of the work being done to better understand these problems faced by college students at the CSU and across the country.
Learn more about the study on housing-displaced and food-insecure students commissioned by CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White.
Phase 3: Comprehensive Study of College Student Basic Needs
Supporting Students' Basic Needs
CSU Basic Needs Action Report
Phase 2: Comprehensive Study of Student Basic Needs
January 2016: Phase 1: Snapshot Study of Student Basic Needs
August 2017: Researching Basic Needs in Higher EducationQualitative and Quantitative Instruments to Explore a Holistic Understanding of Food and Housing InsecurityBy Rashida Crutchfield, Ed.D. and Jennifer Maguire, Ph.D.
Here is a partial list of research referencing the CSU.
Holistic Support to Address Student Basic NeedsCalifornia Higher Education Basic Needs Alliance (February 2019)
Food Insecurity: Better Information Could Help Eligible College Students Access Federal Food Assistance BenefitsU.S. Government Accountability Office
Homelessness and Housing Insecurity in Higher Education: A Trauma-Informed Approach to Research, Policy, and PracticeRonald Hallett and Rashida Crutchfield
Campus of Opportunity: A Qualitative Analysis of Homeless Students in Community College
Community College Review
Addressing Housing Insecurity and Living Costs in Higher Education
Wisconsin HOPE LAB
Jumping Through Hoops to Get Financial Aid for College Students Who are Homeless
Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Social Services
Identifying Food Insecure Students and Constraints for CalFresh Participation
Center for Healthy Communities and California State University, Chico
The Challenge of Food Insecurity for College Students Hunger on Campus
Fighting Food Insecurity on Campus
Higher Education Today