Academic Resources

Academic Resources Curated List

  • Academic Technology: Academic Technology (AT) supports Academic Affairs units, colleges, departments, instructors and students wherever teaching, learning and research happens, and serves as the central information technology (IT) unit for Academic Affairs at SF State.
  • Gator Smart Start: Gator Smart Start provides resources to ensure students excel in their English composition (writing) and quantitative reasoning (math) courses. Gator Smart Start partners with high schools for the Early Assessment Program and provides resources for both new and continuing students.
  • Educational Opportunity Program (EOP): EOP improves access and retention of historically underserved (low income, first generation college) students by providing support for their success. Services include advising, tutoring, peer mentoring and development workshops.
  • Keep Learning – Student Technology Quickguide: A guide to help students prepare to work remotely and interact with their course content, classmates and instructors using remote modalities. 
  • Tutoring and Academic Support Center (TASC): TASC provides tutoring services through one-on-one appointments, drop-in tutoring and in small group study sessions.

Disability Programs and Resource Center (DPRC): DPRC works with students and employees with disabilities to ensure all aspects of life on campus, including academics, events and employment, are accessible.

 

  • Ethnic Studies Advising Center: The Ethnic Studies Advising Center (ESAC) serves all Ethnic Studies majors/minors and all students taking courses within the College with their academic, professional and personal goals, from the time of admission to the time of graduation.
  • Advising Hub: The Advising Hub is a one-stop-shop of all advising needs to ensure students are on a successful path to graduation with support from General Education and minor advisors
  • Graduate Advising: The Division of Graduate Studies offers counseling and advising regarding issues ranging from admission to graduation. Whether you are a current, prospective masters, doctoral or credential student, we are here to assist you.
  • Undergraduate Advising Center: UAC is the home base for freshmen during their first year and undeclared major students at SF State.
  • Basic Needs: Food bank, crisis fund, health, referrals
  • Division of Student Life: The Division of Student Life provides services for emergencies and basic needs support.
  • Gator Groceries: Gator Groceries responds to the needs of SF State students by supporting food-insecure students in accessing nutritious food.
  • HOPE Crisis Fund: The Help, Opportunity, & Pathway to Empowerment (HOPE) Crisis Fund assists students with financial help when they need it most to keep them on track to graduation.
  • Student Activities & Events: Get involved with campus student organizations, Greek life, sports clubs and other events.
  • Academic Works: Scholarships
  • Fiscal Services/Loans & Collections: The Fiscal Services assists registered students with Short Term Loan Services, which helps students with unanticipated, school-related expenses. Through Student Loan Collections, Fiscal Services works with students regarding their Perkins and CA Dream Loans.
  • Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA): OSFA strives to support students throughout the financial aid process by determining the eligibility, awarding and administering of federal and state financial aid and scholarships.
  • Project Connect: Exists to empower and involve the student body to promote higher education and facilitate graduation for low-income and historically underrepresented communities. Programs and services include book loan, retention, outreach and internships.
  • Counseling & Psychological Services: Provides services to enhance psychological well-being of the entire campus community
  • YOU @ SF State: Find tips and tools for everything from your mental and physical health, to friendships and finding balance, including tips & tools for stress & anxiety.
  • Education & Referral Organization for Sexuality (EROS): EROS is dedicated to promoting a healthy and respectful understanding of sexuality and gender through judgement-free peer education. EROS refers students to off-campus resources, collaborates with off-campus organizations for events and promotes consent, tolerance, diversity, and health with the goal of students feeling empowered about themselves and their sexuality.
  • Health Promotion & Wellness (HPW): HPW provides health education and actively promotes a culture of wellness through advocacy, campaigns, programming, events, workshops and peer health leadership programs.
  • Health Services: Student Health Services provides confidential basic health services, as well as primary care, psychiatry, pharmacy, laboratory and x-ray services. Student Health Services partner with students and the campus to foster academic, personal and professional wellness for the campus community in support of health equity.
  • Mashouf Wellness Center:  The Mashouf Wellness Center is a student-driven wellness center guiding development through transformative activities, creating a sense of belonging within our community and being a key partner in integrating health and wellness across the University.
  • Safety Escort Program: The Division of Campus Safety (DCS) provides safety escorts and, in the absence of services provided by the Disability and Programs Resource Center (DPRC), will provide mobility transports.
  • University Police Department: The University Police Department is a pro-active professional police agency dedicated to providing a safe environment for our campus community.

Career Services and Leadership Development: The Career Services & Leadership Development (CSLD) equips our diverse student and alumni population with modern resources that assist, guide and foster their leadership, professional and career advancement.

 

  • Asian American and Pacific Islander Retention and Education (ASPIRE): ASPIRE is a collaboration between the AAS Department and Student Affairs and Enrollment Management (SAEM), which offers support services to high-need Asian American and Native American Pacific Islanders (AANAPI) and low-income degree-seeking undergraduate students and strengthen academic outcomes.
  • Black Unity Center: The Black Unity Center provides Black students, through cross-campus community collaborations and an intersectional, African-centered environment, with transformative, impactful and socially conscious programs that allow them to grow academically, interpersonally, culturally and professionally, in order to advance their recruitment, matriculation, retention and graduation.
  • Dream Resource Center: DRC supports the undocumented student population and students living in mixed-status homes. All undocumented students are welcome to take advantage of services regardless of DACA, ABA 540/SB 68 and/or CA Dream Act eligibility.
  • Equity & Community Inclusion: Equity & Community Inclusion works collaboratively with campus partners (including student clubs and organizations) to close the educational equity gap in support of our Graduation Initiative 2025 goals.
  • Guardian Scholars Program: Through advocacy, support and empowerment, the SF State Guardian Scholars Program creates a vibrant community to engage current and former foster youth to attain college degrees, stable housing and career-path employment.
  • Queer & Trans Resource Center: The Queer & Trans Resource Center offers LGBTQQIA-related events, services and resources to students. The Queer & Trans Resource Center also serves as an umbrella organization linking various student organizations, such as Queer Alliance, Pride Committee, and CEASE/SAFE Place that work to create events and resources for the LGBTQQIA community on campus.
  • Project Connect: Exists to empower and involve the student body to promote higher education and facilitate graduation for low-income and historically underrepresented communities.
  • Project Rebound: Project Rebound supports formerly incarcerated on their journey through successful reintegration in a college setting.
  • Richard Oakes Multicultural Center: The Richard Oakes Multicultural center is a space for cultural events and discussions and also provides a collaborative and supportive environment that promotes a multi-ethnic, culturally conscious university that affirms the human and intellectual heritage of all people.
  • Safe Zone Program: The Safe Zone is a voluntary program of trained faculty, staff and administrators. A person displaying the program symbol has completed a training to develop a greater awareness of issues affecting students of all genders and sexual identities and anyone negatively impacted by heterosexism and homophobia.
  • Student Resource & Empowerment Center: The Ethnic Studies Student Resource & Empowerment Center provides information, referral and assistance for all Ethnic Studies under-graduate and graduate students as well as the larger campus community.
  • The SAFE Place: The SAFE Place is a survivor-focused, trauma-informed program that provides FREE and CONFIDENTIAL support services to survivors of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking and sexual harassment (sexual violence) while working with campus partners to end sexual violence. The SAFE Place serves all members of the SF State community, including students, staff and faculty.
  • The Queer & Trans Resource Center: Rooted in the ancestral legacy of queer activists and visionaries and SF State's commitment to social justice and community engagement, the Queer & Trans Resource Center endeavors to offer LGBTQQIA-related events, services and resources to students.
  • Veterans Services: Veterans Services helps current and former members of the United States Armed Forces attain their educational goals. Current members of the military, veterans and dependents of service-related disabled or deceased veterans are encouraged to browse this website to learn more about the application process and educational benefits at SF State
  • Women’s Center: The Women’s Center serves to address issues that concern the lives of our female-identifying students and staff with resources on sexual assault, domestic violence, housing insecurity and more.