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.
Sonoma State Basic Needs Strategic Plan 2025 (pdf)
SSU Food Resources
On-campus and community free food resources. Lobo's Pantry.
Emergency Housing Resources
Emergency housing resources on campus and in the community.
Check here for emergency cash and loan programs on campus.
Mental Health Programs
Learn how you can help someone who may be suicidal.
for essential community services.
Resources for local medical and dental services.
Resources for undocumented students.
Check here for locations of mobile showers.
Support Our Students
Online giving to help a Seawolf experiencing basic needs challenges.
For questions about available Basic Needs resources, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (707) 664-4282 for CalFresh questions, or contact Michaela Bietz for all other questions at email@example.com or 707-664-2782.