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basic-needs-initiative

Student Well-Being & Basic Needs

Critical to student success at the CSU, the Basic Needs Initiative takes a holistic look at students’ well-being both inside and outside the classroom, from housing and food security to mental health. We’re working together to find better ways support our students on their path to graduation.

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Basic Needs Spotlight

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Student Resources

A number of CSU campuses offer food assistance, emergency housing and additional resources for students.

​​See Student Resources

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Faculty & Staff Resources

Find reports, presentations and best practices to help deliver basic needs services to students. ​

​​See Faculty & Staff Resources

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​Research​​

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 Resear​ch


2018 Conference​​

​​View information and materials from the February 2018 conference hosted by Sacramento State.

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About Us

Learn about the genesis of this important initiative and meet its staff at the CSU Office of the Chancellor.

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Donate

There are a variety of ways to donate to a campus or to the CSU system to reach students who need help.

Give Through CSU Cares

Sign Up for Updates

Receive more information about the Basic Needs Initiative as it’s available.