Asian American and Pacific Islander Retention and Education (ASPIRE) is a collaboration with the Asian American Studies (AAS) Department and Student Affairs and Enrollment Management (SAEM). The goal of ASPIRE is to improve and expand SF State’s capacity to serve high-need Asian American and Native American Pacific Islanders (AANAPI) and low-income degree-seeking undergraduate students, improve the learning environment, and strengthen academic outcomes.
The project involves three comprehensive and complementary activities:
- Broad dissemination of information and targeted support to high-need AAPIs
- Student learning communities with culturally-relevant and community-responsive practices, linked courses and peer mentors
- Faculty development and faculty learning communities.
***Resources During COVID-19 Public Health Order***
- Please continue to stay updated https://news.sfsu.edu/covid-19 and check your SFSU email for regular updates.
Basic Needs Assistance
- Virtual Cal-Fresh Help Clinic
- AS Gator Groceries Hours at the Cesar Chavez Student Center - every Wednesday and Thursday from 11am- 3pm starting April 8.
- For support, please visit the Dean of Students office in SSB 403 on Mondays-Fridays from 10am-3pm.
- If you are in financial need, please consider applying for the HOPE Crisis Fund.
Tutoring and Academic Support
During this time we understand that you might be experiencing challenges that make it difficult to continue your coursework - we encourage to you talk with advisors for assistance. If you would like to set up a Zoom appointment with our Student Success Coordinator for assistance, please visit https://calendly.com/levalasi
- SFSU COVID-19 Inquiry Form
If you live in San Francisco, please visit this site for updates on what this new mandatory Public Health Order means and what city services are still available.
Bay Area COVID-19 Resource List
If you or someone you know has experienced discrimination due to COVID-19, and you would like to report please consider submitting an incident report.
Apply for the Scholly COVID-19 Student Relief Fund, aimed at providing cash assistance for those in need during this unprecedented crisis. Applicants who are approved will recieve a one-time cash payment of $200.
Visit 1degree.org to access food, housing, and financial resources in all communities.
Read this article to learn more about AAPI community care and for more resources.
Uhaul is offering students 30-day free storage due to the COVID-19 precautions. If you rent a one way Uhaul truck, you can get 30-day free storage in your arrival city. A credit card is needed and will not be charged as long as you check out in 30 days, please call 1-800-468-4285 for more information.
If you need access to affordable internet at home, please visit Internet Essentials to apply and receive two free months of internet service by 4/30/2020. Or call the following companies in your area: Spectrum Internet: 1-844-488-8398, Comcast Internet: 1-855-846-8376, Charter Internet: 1-844-488-8395
If your job has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, see if you are eligible to file for unemployment.
- California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance has provided a comprehensive list of resources for undocumented students.
This list will be updated regularly and was last updated on Monday 5/11 at 1:00pm.