Faculty & Staff Resources

By sharing resources and best practices, faculty and staff collaborate on their campus and across the CSU, showing their commitment to real change in meeting our students’ basic needs.

Read the CSU’s most recent research Phase 3: Comprehensive Study of College Student Basic Needs (PDF).

Phase 2: Comprehensive Study of Student Basic Needs (PDF)
 Phase 1: Snapshot Study of Student Basic Needs (PDF)

Basic Needs Partnership Request for Proposals

If you're interested in submitting a grant proposal, this resource offers guidance to ensure your submission meets the requirements of Assembly Bill 74.

See What's Require​d

College-Focused Rapid Re-Housing Program Request for Proposals

Six to eight campuses will be granted funding to help develop a rapid re-housing program at their school. 

Learn How to Apply

Mental Health Partnerships Request for Proposals

These requirements are aligned to meet the expectations of the California Budget Act of 2019 - Support for Mental Health Services.

See the Requirements

Hunger-Free Campus Designation

This funding supports the CSU's efforts to develop and enhance basic needs resources into the fabric of campus culture.

Learn What the Designation Means

Mini-Grant Opportunities

In 2019, the CSU Chancellor's Office awarded mini-grants to faculty, staff and students for work that will support the Basic Needs Initiative.

Learn About the Awardees

Webinars & Presentations

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​Finding Hope in 2021: Recognizing How COVID-19 and Racial and Economic Disparities Impact Mental Health
December 2, 2020

Supporting Students’ Basic Needs in the California State University
November 17, 2020

Rapid Re-Housing Models: Options for Addressing Homelessness Among College Students
February 25, 2020
Presentation (PDF) and Video

AB-74 Basic Needs Funding & Follow-Up
January 27, 2020
Presentation (PDF)

YOU​@College IT Onboarding
December 3, 2019

​Phase 3 of the Comprehensive Study of College Student Basic Needs
November 18, 2019
Presentation (PDF) and Video​

Informational Webinar: Mental Health Partnerships
October 11, 2019
Presentation (PDF) and Video Part 1|Video Part 2

Informational Webinar: AB74/ AB 74-RRH
September 18, 2019
Presentation (PDF) and Video

EAB Pilot Project Introductory Webinar
July 29, 2019

You @ College Introductory Webinar, Day 2
May 25, 2019
Note: This has the same content as Day 1, but different questions during the Q&A portion towards the end of the webinar.

You @ College Introductory Webinar, Day 1
July 23, 2019

Professional Development Webinar: Student Engagement Models
May 23, 2019
Presentation (PDF)

DACA: Public Charge - What is the Rule and What are the Proposed Changes?
May 1, 2019 | UC Immigrant Legal Services Center
Presentation (PDF) | Webcast

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Professional Development Webinar: 
Marketing Basics & Beyond
March 28, 2019
Presentation (PDF) and Video

Professional Development Webinar:
Civic Engagement + CalFresh Day Prep

January 24, 2019
Presentation (PDF)

Professional Development Webinar: Grant Writing 101
November 15, 2018
Presentation (PDF) and Video

Professional Development Webinar: Evaluation 101
September 27, 2018
Presentation (PDF)

Supporting California's Homeless & Low-Income College Students 
September 2018
Report (PDF)

Professional Development Webinar: Hunger & Homelessness Policies in Higher Education
April 26, 2018
Presentation (PDF)

Hunger-Free Campus Designation (SB 85) 

February 23, 2018
Presentation (PDF)

How to Start a Meal-Sharing Program
December 11, 2017

How to Get EBT on Campus 
December 11, 2017

CSU Hunger-Free Campus 
November 2017

Guest Speaker: Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab 
October 11, 2017
Presentation (PDF)

CSU Systemwide Research Study, Legislative and CalFresh Update and The Food Insecurity and Climate Disruption Nexus 
June 22, 2017
Presentation (PDF) and Video

CSU Systemwide Updates and
Student Assistance Fund for Emergency (SAFE)
February 27, 2017
Presentation (PDF) and Video