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About Us

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Basic Needs Services provides comprehensive programs and support to students who experience unforeseen hardships that often result in food, housing, and financial insecurity.  Forms of assistance include food support, temporary housing, grant funds, hygiene products, and access to gently worn professional attire. Students are also provided guidance and referrals to on and off-campus resources. Such support alleviates the distress of meeting one’s basic needs while also managing academic, work, and other responsibilities, thus promoting well-being and retention.


  • To provide CSUF students with support via food, temporary housing, hygiene products, gently-worn professional clothing and Basic Needs grant funds.
  • To provide students with ongoing guidance and assistance through both on-campus resources and off-campus community social services.

Meet the Basic Needs Director


Director of Basic Needs


Victoria is the inaugural Basic Needs Services Director, and her work focuses on supporting students in need to obtain food assistance, temporary housing, hygiene products, financial support, and access to Tuffy’s Career Closet. She previously worked as an Assistant Dean of Students at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. Additionally, she served as the Student Conduct Coordinator at the University of California Los Angeles.  Victoria received her B.A. in English from Appalachian State University as well as her M.A. in English. She then received her M.Ed. in Student Affairs from UCLA.

Contact Us

Have questions about basic needs services, programs, or just want more information? Visit our center, email or call us!

Location:  McCarthy Hall (MH) 143
Phone: (657) 278-3583
*The center is closed on weekends and major holidays.