Data & Reporting
Our research and evaluation of Basic Needs interventions are foundational to our efforts.
Research is one of four key areas in our theory of change, which also includes Prevention, Sustainability, and Advocacy.
By proactively reporting our findings in order to uplift transparency within our community, we seek to advance this emergent field of research and contribute actionable insights for policies to address these challenges.
Every year, the compilation of this data serves as a powerful manifestation of the village effort that is Basic Needs. The curation of the materials showcased remind us of the landscape in which Basic Needs operate—each component providing a glimpse into the intention, impact, and service that weaves through and transforms our campus community.
More Basic Needs Research Efforts
- Learn more about the intersection of health and basic needs at our Spring 2021 Health Needs Assessment(link is external)(link is external).
- UC Berkeley Chancellor's Fall 2017 Housing Survey
UC System Research
- Learn more about the relationship between basic needs insecurity and student outcomes across the UC at the InfoCenter(link is external).
- Request a copy of Redefinig Basic Needs in Higher Education by Dr. Suzanna Martinez(link is external).
- Stay up to date on our ongoing research efforts on Instagram(link is external), Facebook(link is external), and Twitter(link is external).
Statewide Research & Reports
- Opportunity to Strengthen Basic Needs Supports for California's Post-Secondary Students through Partnership and Shared Accountability
- Food Insecurity in California's public university system: What are the risk factors?(PDF file)
- College students identify university support for basic needs and life skills as key ingredient in addressing food insecurity on campus(PDF file)
UC Berkeley Basic Needs efforts have been featured in the three largest studies in the country on college student basic needs. Additionally, UC Berkeley was selected by the Federal Government Accountability Office to be included in their first national study on college student food insecurity.