Tuffy's Basic Needs Services

Tuffy’s Basic Needs Services Center identifies and serves students who are experiencing an unforeseen hardship, emergency, crisis, or catastrophic life event. The resources offered by this comprehensive endeavor are designed to promote wellness and enable students to complete their education at California State University, Fullerton. Established in 2017, this is a campus-wide initiative that is coordinated by the CSUF Dean of Students Office  and supports The California State University Basic Needs Initiative .  Tuffy's Basic Needs Services Center, which holds many of the donated products, is located in  McCarthy Hall 143.


  • To provide CSUF students with support via food, short-term housing, hygiene products, clothing and emergency grant funds
  • To provide students with ongoing guidance and assistance through both on-campus resources and off-campus community social services 


For the most up to date information regarding CSUF's response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit coronavirus.fullerton.edu.

As with the rest of the University, we are working virtually. While not physically present, Tuffy's Basic Needs Services Center staff are supporting students through alternative virtual means. To make an appointment, please email basicneeds@fullerton.edu or submit a Tuffy's Basic Needs Services Request Form


COVID-19 Resource GuidePDF File

- You may also visit 211.org for additional resources.

For the most up to date information regarding CSUF's response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit  coronavirus.fullerton.edu .


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Last Published 7/13/20

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