The Basic Needs Center team is committed to fostering belonging and justice on the UC Berkeley campus through a robust model of prevention, intervention and emergency relief efforts. Our efforts aim to combat the structural drivers of basic needs insecurity such as rising income inequality, increasing cost of living, inadequate high school preparation, and more. Using a holistic and systematic approach, we target the different facets of basic needs insecurity on campus in order to consistently reduce the number of students that require emergency resources.

We envision an equitable and inclusive campus where all students have access to the necessary support to thrive.

UC Berkeley’s Basic Needs Center helps students with food, housing, and more #berkeleystudents


Ongoing basic needs justice for all UC Berkeley community members no matter who they are or where they come from.


Justice and Belonging


Provide equitable programming today; advocate and engage to lead systemic change tomorrow.