Basic Needs

Critical to student success at Sonoma State University, the Basic Needs Initiative Program provides students who may be experiencing food insecurity, housing insecurity or homelessness, or are in crisis.

The B.N.I. (Basic Needs Initiative) exists to advance equitable opportunities for access to and success in the pursuit of a Sonoma State degree. The University, in support of its Students Success priority, resolves to promote and encourage student well-being and engagement as essential for active learning and educational success, to strategically build on and amplify basic needs initiatives, and to advance programs, services and partnerships that promote holistic support both in and out of the classroom.

Learn more about the Basic Needs Initiative