Basic Needs Center
Welcome to the Basic Needs Center!
Please submit the basic needs request form below. Due to the volume of requests, follow-up may take 5-7 days.
We support with all the essential resources needed to not only survive, but thrive here at Cuesta College. Whether you are a student, staff, or faculty, our mission is to support you as we work together towards justice and belonging for all. A resource sheet is provided to assist you as a student.
After you submit the basic needs support form below, please check your mycuesta email regularly for updates on your submission. You must be currently enrolled in order to receive Basic Needs programs and services. You may only submit a maximum of two requests per term.
The spring basic needs support form is now closed. Summer basic needs support form submissions are scheduled to be available starting June 5.
What are Basic Needs?
We define Basic Needs as the essential resources that impact your holistic health, belonging, persistence, and overall well-being. It is an interconnected ecosystem that includes:
- Nutritious Food
- Stable Housing
- Mental Wellness
- Financial Sustainability
- Emergency Needs for Students with Dependents
As such, we refuse to accept hunger, homelessness, and all other basic needs injustices as part of our college and community.
WE BELIEVE BASIC NEEDS is JUSTICE FOR ALL
Cuesta Students can also access the SSSP HUB on their Canvas Dashboard for immediate access to resource information. For help with resources not listed, please email email@example.com.