The CSU is committed to the success of all 479,000 students within the 23-campus system. This means tackling barriers to student success both inside and outside the classroom, including food and housing insecurity.
In February 2015, CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White commissioned a study to shed light on students’ food and housing insecurity. Findings from the first phase were published in January 2016 and in June 2017, the CSU released guidance for researchers studying housing displacement and food insecurity among college students.
Studies on student food insecurity and hunger, and housing displacement and homelessness are being done at the CSU and at universities across the country.
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The 2018 conference is still being planned, but you can find resources from the 2016 CSU Conference to Best Meet the Needs of Housing Displaced & Food Insecure Students here.
A number of CSU campuses offer housing resources and food pantries for students, as well as other ways to find meals.
There are a variety of ways to donate to a campus or to the CSU system to reach students who need help.
Faculty and staff across the CSU are working to understand and better meet students’ basic needs.