Basic Needs

We strive to facilitate a culture that allows you to flourish in and outside of the classroom by addressing your basic needs.  We define Basic Needs as the essential resources that impact one’s health, sense of belonging, persistence, and overall well-being.  Some of the basic needs we can support you with are:

  • Food Security
  • Stable Housing
  • Financial Sustainability
  • Transportation
  • Quality Healthcare
  • Mental Health & Wellness
  • Technology
  • Clothing

We do this by providing multiple on-campus and off-campus resources to meet your basic needs, including management of the on-campus Food Pantry. We serve as a space for you to access and obtain necessary support and services to help as a part of your journey here at Columbia.