Support Residential Students
Watch to learn how your support provides opportunities for low-income, first generation and EOP students.
The Office of Housing Administration & Residential Education Office at San Diego State University are dedicated to ensuring the academic and personal success of students by creating safe and welcoming residential environments where students can learn, grow and thrive.
Research shows that living on campus enhances student success, and we believe that all students should have the opportunity to live on campus, regardless of socioeconomic status. Our goal is to support low-income, first generation and EOP (Educational Opportunity Programs) students who are unable to experience the transformational on-campus living experience due to financial need. By reducing housing and food insecurities for our students, we ensure students have the basic needs and services to maintain maximum focus to achieve their educational goals.
Address the basic needs of housing and food insecurity of low-income students.
Support academic success and outcomes.
Expose students to the transformational experience of living on campus.
Make a difference by providing the opportunity for low-income, first generation and EOP students to live on campus. Due to housing and food insecurity, these students often have to work full or part jobs and rely on private loans to afford to live on campus. This can have great psychological and academic effects on students, including poor physical and mental health and a decrease in completion and credit attainment rates.
By donating, you are making an impact by subsidizing the cost of on-campus housing and meals and are exposing students to the enriching residential environments that will support their growth and development, keep them on track for graduation and prepare them for life after SDSU.
When residing on campus at SDSU, students maintain a higher GPA, achieve continued success and retention and are more likely to graduate in four years. On-campus housing provides an enriching housing environment that supports growth for students transitioning to the university. Additionally, the Residential Learning Communities (RLC) provide students with a unique opportunity to connect and learn, both inside and outside of the classroom. Students in an RLC live alongside other students with shared academic and co-curricular interests and are enrolled in a connected set of academic courses to help produce smaller, more intentional communities that promote student success. The RLC is supported by Faculty-in-Residence and Academic Mentors through related social activities and one-on-one mentorship.