Basic Needs Initiative

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. For more information, view the Basic Needs Strategic Plan.

Basic Needs Resources

CalFresh information.

Emergency Basic Needs Intervention Program

Transitional housing information.

Apply for transitional housing.

Short Term Loans

ASI offers a 30-day, interest-free loan of up to $150 to eligible students. Short Term Loan applications are available from the Short Term Loans Program Administrator, in the ASI Business Office on the second floor of the Sonoma Student Union.

For questions about the Basic Needs Initiative, contact our Community Service & Basic Needs Coordinator, Michaela Bietz.