SF State Resources


Below is a list of various resources provided for students at San Francisco State University that CAD students may be interested in.

Associated Students (AS) offers a variety of programs and resources for SF State students and the community. For additional information on AS, please visit the AS website.

AS Book Loan Program
Eligible SF State students can borrow textbooks from the AS Book Loan Program.

AS Legal Resource Center (LRC)
SF State students, staff, and faculty can utilize the AS Legal Resource Center, a referral agency committed to providing legal resources and information to the SF State community.

AS Early Childhood Education Center (ECEC)
ECEC provides care and education for students’ young children as well as employment opportunities for students.

Education & Referral Organization for Sexuality (EROS)
EROS provides contemporary sexuality education through events, workshops, social media, performances, books and DVDs, and a referral database.

Queer & Trans Resource Center
The Queer & Trans Resource Center endeavors to offer LGBTQQIA-related events, services, and resources to students. The Queer & Trans Resource Center will also serve as an umbrella organization linking various student organizations that work to create events and resources for the LGBTQQIA community on campus.

Women’s Center
The Women’s Center functions as resource, referral, and educational program for the campus community and deal specifically with issues concerning the lives of women.

Gator Health
Taking care of one's health and well-being is just as important as doing well in your classes. Gator Health provides health services, shares information and resources, and hosts events on campus to help every student be successful. Gator Health takes a holistic approach to its services and looks at all the factors that impact SF State students. 

San Francisco State Basic Needs Initiatives
The San Francisco State Basic Needs Initiatives website has various resources to support the basic needs of students. Resources include but are not limited to:

  • Safety
  • Access to quality mental health services
  • Food security
  • Housing security

Student Health Services
Student Health Services provides basic care for acute and chronic problems, promotes health awareness, educates students about preventive care, disease management and therapeutic choices, and helps students develop the skills to manage their own health. Services and resources include but are not limited to: medical services, specialty care, sexual health, emergency, pharmacy, cold and flu care and health insurance.

Health Promotion & Wellness
Health Promotion & Wellness provides health education for the SF State community through campus health initiatives and programming. Focus areas include alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, mental health, nutrition, men's health, sexual health and sexual violence prevention.

Counseling & Psychological Services (CPS)
Counseling provides an opportunity for students to explore personal problems or concerns in a brief treatment model. The professionally licensed counselor/faculty of the Counseling & Psychological Services include licensed marriage and family therapists, psychologists and clinical social workers, trained to work with San Francisco State’s multicultural student body. Several of our counselors are bilingual.

Disability Programs & Resource Center
The DPRC collaborates with SF State's diverse community to ensure that all aspects of campus life — learning, working and living — are universally accessible. The DPRC provides the University with resources, education and direct services so that people with disabilities may have a greater opportunity to achieve social justice and equity.

Title IX: Promoting Gender Equity & Preventing Sexual Harassment/Sexual Violence
The SF State Title IX website provides resources, trainings and support for the SF State community.

Mashouf Wellness Center
The Mashouf Wellness Center is a space for physical activity, healthy habits, holistic wellness, innovation and fellowship. Part of SF State's student fees goes to the recreation and wellness center.

University Police Department
The San Francisco State University Police Department is a diversified organization that provides professional law enforcement, parking, transportation and traffic coordination.

CAD Advising
Current CAD students can meet with CAD Faculty Advisors to discuss their academics, receive support with course planning, and explore career options. CAD students can also find resources to support them with planning to complete the major requirements.

Undergraduate Advising Center (UAC)
The Undergraduate Advising Center (UAC) is a University service staffed by professional counselors, advisors, interns and peer advisors committed to providing guidance and information to help undergraduate students enjoy a successful college experience.

Tutoring Academic Support Center (TASC)

The Tutoring and Academic Support Center (TASC) is a new university-wide center that supports the academic success of all San Francisco State students. At TASC, you will meet tutors who care about you, and about what and how you learn. Tutors will assist you in completing specific assignments as you strengthen your overall academic skills. Tutors are available to work with you one-on-one and in small groups in sessions tailored to your unique needs and learning styles. They are there to support you in your goal of succeeding at the university.

Student Outreach Academic Retention

SF State Student Outreach and Academic Retention (SOAR) is a TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) Program focusing on Health Sciences (HS). A federally funded program, SOAR TRIO offers free comprehensive services designed to promote academic success. SOAR TRIO’s goal is to provide low-income, first-generation college students and individuals with disabilities with demonstrated academic need, the resources and services to earn a baccalaureate degree in health-science-related fields.

Educational Opportunity Program
Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) is a comprehensive program designed to provide students with outreach, admissions, academic and financial support. Students receive ongoing advising, tutoring and workshops designed to increase retention and graduation rates.

Guardian Scholars Program
Through advocacy, support and empowerment, the SF State Guardian Scholars Program creates a vibrant community to engage current and former foster youth to attain college degrees, stable housing and career path employment. EOP students can apply for this collaborative program that works with the School of Social Work to provide clinical case management services.

Metro College Success Program
The Metro College Success Program (Metro) uses targeted outreach to support first-generation, low-income and/or historically underrepresented students in their success at SF State. Each Metro is a learning community with personalized in-class academic support, advising and tutoring.

Registrar’s Office
The Registrar’s Office is responsible for the overall management and integrity of student academic records. The Registrar’s website has important dates & deadlines for students, information on academic policies and procedures, forms and additional student resources.

Bursar’s Office
The Bursar’s Office, also known as Student Financial Services, is responsible for accepting and processing tuition and fees along with other miscellaneous fee payments.

Financial Aid Office
The Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) strives to support students throughout the financial aid process. OSFA has the overall responsibility of administering federal and state financial aid and scholarships for SF State. OSFA determine the eligibility, awarding and the conditions in which federal and state aid may be disbursed.

J. Paul Leonard Library for Research Assistance and Resources
The mission of the J. Paul Leonard Library is to empower its University constituency with lifelong learning skills to identify, find, evaluate, use and communicate information in promotion of excellence in scholarship, knowledge and understanding.

Academic Technology
Academic Technology provides a variety of services and information for SF State students, including but not limited to:

  • Printing on Campus
  • Free AntiVirus Software
  • Software & Software Updates
  • Laptop Lending
  • Securing & Backing up your computer
  • Email
  • Wifi
  • Canvas
  • Box@SF State
  • Computer Labs

Division of Graduate Studies
Lists a variety of graduate programs related to CAD majors. The Division of Graduate Studies also provides advising for those interested in applying or wanting support in exploring programs and or careers.

SPED SF State Scholars Programs
The San Francisco State Scholars program provides undergraduate students with an accelerated pathway to a graduate degree and credential.  Students in the Special Education SF State Scholars programs pursue a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, and credential simultaneously. The Department of Special Education (SPED) currently has joint SF State Scholars programs with the Department of Child & Adolescent Development (CAD).

Dream Resource Center
The Dream Resource Center has information and resources that support the academic and personal success of our undocumented students.

Pride / SF State Safe Zone Program
Pride at SF State is a committee of faculty, staff and students that is committed to making San Francisco State University a safe and welcoming community for people of all sexualities and gender identities.

Career Services & Leadership Development
Career Services & Leadership Development (CSLD) assists SF State students and alumni in developing, evaluating and implementing self-directed career development and employment decision-making and planning.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is a national IRS program that provides free tax return preparation to low-income, elderly, limited English proficient and disabled individuals. VITA’s mission is to provide assistance to individuals who cannot afford the services of a paid professional tax preparer. VITA also prepare tax returns for international students with either F-1 or J-1 visas.

Fellowships Office
The Fellowships Office is available to assist undergraduate, graduate students and recent alumni in applying for nationally competitive fellowships, scholarships and grants, as well as system-wide awards offered by the California State University system.