How the CSU is prioritizing students’ basic needs

Thursday, December 08, 2022
CSU Leader

​​As a national leader in studying the prevalence of food and housing insecurity for college students, the California State University (CSU) understands the significant role basic needs play in student success. With 23 universities and nearly 460,000 students, the CSU engages in a number of systemwide efforts and community and university partnerships throughout California to maximize the support services available to its students.​ regardless of racial, ethnic or financial background have an equal opportunity to earn a college degree. Student Engagement & Well-Being was identified as one of the initiative's six operational priorities and the CSU developed a full-scale, systemwide effort to take a holistic look at students' well-being, both inside and outside the classroom, from housing and food security to mental health, to better support students on their path to graduation.

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