Resources for Faculty Members and Staff

Resources for Faculty Members and Staff

Refer a Student

If you know of a UO student who is facing challenges with access to adequate food, stable housing, affordable childcare, or meeting other basic needs, you can refer a student by filling out the Basic Needs Assistance Form. We will review the form, and the student will be provided with resources via email, as well as the option to meet with Basic Needs staff to discuss resources or answer any questions. Due to a high volume of requests for support, it might be a few business days before the student receives an outreach email from our team. 

Basic Needs Assistance Form

This form is not intended for reporting urgent matters. For a list of crisis resources, visit

Basic Needs Syllabus Statement

If you are a faculty member or graduate employee, consider adding a basic needs security statement to your syllabus to let students know what resources are available to them on campus.

Sample language: Being able to meet your basic needs is foundational to your success as a student at the University of Oregon. If you are having difficulty affording food, lack a stable place to live, or are struggling to meet another need, please contact the Basic Needs Program at for information on how to get support.

Basic Needs Program Overview Slide

The slide below is a great resource to share with students on the first day of class! It provides an overview of the resources and services available via the Basic Needs Program. We encourage you to download the overview slide and add it to informational presentations.

Basic Needs image for PowerPoint use

Download Our Overview Slide