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

Campus Research

UC System Research

Statewide Research & Reports

National Research

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.

Cover page of Redefining Student Basic Needs for Higher Education Report