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2018 California State University (CSU) Basic Needs Initiative Conference
Addressing Basic Needs in the CSU: Supporting Student Success

The purpose of the 2018 conference was to bring together CSU students, faculty, staff, administrators, partners, and national experts to share best practices. The conference featured a variety of speakers and breakout sessions to help equip campuses with knowledge to successfully develop and deliver basic needs services to their students.

Conference speakers have graciously allowed their presentations to be posted online. Those, along with additional resources, are posted below.

Keynote Session videos are posted below!


Feb 7, 2018 – DAY 1 – Session 1

Feb 7, 2018 – DAY 1 – Session 2

Feb 8, 2018 – DAY 2 – Session 1

Feb 8, 2018 – DAY 2 – Session 2

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*No slides were presented in this session

Watch the Conference

Conference - Day 1
​​Watch the Conference Welcome and the Keynote Speakers discuss the newest CSU Basic Needs Research Study by co-authors Drs. Rashida Crutchfield and Jennifer Maguire.

Watch the 2018 Day 1 Opening and Keynote​​​​​

Watch the Conference

Conference - Day 2
Watch the Day 2 - Keynote Speaker Shahera Hyatt, and her presentation on Ending College Homelessness.

Watch the 2018 Day 2 Closing Keynote​​​​