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Resources at ASU

Sun Devils take care of ourselves, each other and our community.

We understand that sometimes students may face challenges that impact fulfilling their basic needs.  We have support services and resources that will assist students with meeting these needs and help students thrive in their coursework and reach their educational goals.

We at ASU recognize that there is no one answer for facing challenges and meeting basic needs within our campus community. However, through a combination of resources, programs and one-on-one support, together we explore the most optimal options for each student’s unique situation.

At ASU we are committed to your success and here to support you. Below you will find University and community resources to help support your basic needs. Should you not know where to start, the Dean of Students office at each location is always available as a place to begin getting the support you need.

Contact the Dean of Students office at or 480-965-6547

If you or someone you know is in immediate crisis or emergency, call 911.

For medical emergency: call 9-1-1

For medical non-emergency: call ASU Health Services at 480-965-3349

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Connect with our Campus and Community Resources

The Dean of Students Office can offer you individualized support to ASU students in need. We offer assistance and guidance in many areas to support you throughout your Sun Devil journey. Whether you are facing food insecurity, housing instability, financial issues or are concerned for your safety or wellbeing in any way, the Dean of Students is here for you. Some services we offer include:

  • Food cards for students in need
  • Adjustments to your financial and package

Assistance with housing, if needed

  • We can help if you have any concerns for your safety
  • We can also refer you to the right resource or department depending on your needs

Explore our Campus Resources and University Partnerships

Basic Needs refers to the most essential resources required to thrive as a student, which includes access to nutritious food, stable housing, and financial wellness resources.

ASU provides resource referrals for Sun Devils from a collective of on campus program collaborations and off-campus program partnerships in the greater Phoenix Area.

Community resources

AZ 2-1-1: Arizona Information and Referral Services assists individuals to find resources that are available locally, by county, and provides connections to critical services that improve and save lives. Resources include supplemental food and nutrition programs, shelter and housing options, utilities assistance, services for veterans, emergency information and disaster relief, employment opportunities, health care, addiction prevention and rehabilitation, support for individuals with mental health needs, support for survivors of physical and/or emotional violence. Dial 2-1-1 on your phone, or start here:

Find Help Phoenix: Maricopa County Department of Public Health created    and Spanish partner site to give Maricopa county residents an easy way to find health and social services. Users can look for medical services, legal help, affordable housing, and many other services. The approximately 1,500 resources listed are free and almost free, and can be searched by topic and zip code. 

Start here: or here

Community action agencies or programs are administered through counties, cities, councils of government and private non-profit organizations. Community action programs and agencies throughout Arizona provide a variety of services, which may include: emergency financial assistance; utility assistance; utility and telephone discount programs; rental/mortgage assistance; housing repair, rehabilitation and weatherization; food boxes and other food and nutrition programs; case management, advocacy and referrals; child care/Head Start; housing and homeless assistance

To locate your local community action agency in Maricopa County (and other counties), visit

Tempe Community Action Agency Hunger Relief:  480-422-8922

  • EMPACT CRISIS HOTLINE (ASU): 480-921-1006
  • EMPACT CRISIS HOTLINE (Non-ASU): 480-784-1500
  • THE Q-LINE (LGBTQIA): 480-736-4925
  • VETERANS CRISIS LINE: 1-800-273-8255
  • Sexual Assault Hotline (RAINN): 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)
  • Sexual and Domestic Violence Services Helpline: 602-279-2900; 800-782-6400
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
  • Maricopa County Shelter Line: 480-890-3039 
  • ASU Sexual Violence Prevention and Response
    • Family Advocacy Centers: Victims of sexual violence have the right to a medical forensic exam, at no cost to them, regardless of whether they report to law enforcement. A forensic exam is a comprehensive medical exam provided by a registered nurse, nurse practitioner, or physician with specialized training in the medical care and treatment of sexual and domestic violence victims. Each part of the exam requires your consent and you do not have to participate in anything that makes you uncomfortable. 
    • In Maricopa County, HonorHealth Forensic Nurse Examiner Program conducts medical forensic exams at Family Advocacy Centers (FACs) located in Mesa, Scottsdale, Glendale, and Downtown Phoenix, near ASU’s campuses. When reporting to law enforcement, the exam will be scheduled on your behalf and you will be transported to the FAC. If you do not wish to report to law enforcement and live in Maricopa county, you can call HonorHealth at 480-312-6339 (available 24/7) and enter a call back number. A nurse will call you back soon after.

AZ Law Help:  Pre–application process designed to assist in determining whether you qualify for free or reduced–fee legal assistance, and which legal aid program is best to help with your legal problem. Visit AZ Law Help Justice Online Intake System

AZCourtHelp: Court information: location, hours, terms of payment, parking, accessibility, etc; provides support of Arizona law librarians: live chat forums to answer legal information questions, details on upcoming Legal Talk clinics, and other information needed by self-represented litigants; links and resources to other specialized legal information websites that provide broader legal information and access, when possible, to free and reduced legal assistance. Visit

Community Legal Services: Legal help for low-income individuals and communities in Central Arizona and Maricopa County: family law, public benefits, employment issues, consumer protection, housing problems, and farm worker assistance. Visit the Community Legal Services website.

CALL 9-1-1

If non-emergency: call ASU Health Services at 480-965-3349 (all campus locations)