Student Basic Needs

The colleges and universities of Minnesota State are here to support students through every step of their educational journey. Our students are people first, and their lives are complex. Students face challenges that make progress towards their academic goals difficult, including mental health, grief and loss, housing and food insecurity, as well as challenges related to child and family care, transportation, and access to technology. Our students overcome many challenges and obstacles to achieve personal and academic success, and Minnesota State is committed to help them navigate their lives and their commitments to learning.

Students who access basic needs support and resources are more likely to experience academic success and persist to graduation. 

You’ve got this. We’ve got you.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

 The Crisis Text Line

  • Visit the Crisis Text Line Website
  • Text “Home” to 741741
  • Text “STEVE” to 741741 to access support for BIPOC students and their allies.
  • Text “START” to 678678 to access support for LGBTQIA+ students and their allies