The Central Connecticut State University Circle of Care assists students who are struggling with food and housing insecurity, homelessness, and other basic needs. Studies show that 30 percent of college students, nationwide, require assistance at some point during their college years. The Circle of Care at CCSU provides timely support to students who are experiencing food insecurity, housing insecurity, homelessness, or lack of basic needs, and help them to become self-sustaining.
Referrals https://www.ccsu.edu/circleofcare/referrals.html can be submitted, which will be directed to the Associate Dean, Mr. Ray Hernandez, and will be reviewed for an action plan. Self referrals may also be made on the same webpage.
A student’s action plan might include referrals to various departments and offices on campus, including Residence Life, Financial Aid, Academic Advising, Financial Literacy, Maria’s Place, Counseling & Student Development, Student Health Services, and Career Services. The Circle of Care initiative began in 2019, under the direction of Dr. Jasek.