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Task Force

The Cal Poly Basic Needs Task Force was inaugurated in 2016 as a working group and currently meets monthly during the academic year. Its purpose is to examine and contextualize the problem of basic needs insecurity at Cal Poly and to offer solutions to address this ongoing problem.

The Task Force is co-chaired by Joy Pedersen, Associate Dean of Students, and Aydin Nazmi, Associate Professor in the Department of Food Science and Nutrition. Its members represent Alumni Relations, ASI, Athletics, Cal Poly Corporation, Campus Dining, Campus Health and Wellbeing, Career Counseling and Education, Counseling Services, Office of the Dean of Students, Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), Facilities, Financial Aid, Green Campus Program, Office of the President, Student Affairs, University Housing and Residential Life, and community members and organizations.

CSU Basic Needs Initiative

Critical to student success at the CSU, the Basic Needs Initiative takes a holistic look at students’ well-being both inside and outside the classroom, from housing and food security to mental health. We’re working together to find better ways support our students on their path to graduation. View the CSU Study of Student Basic Needs.

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