Metro State University is committed to supporting the educational goals of its students and community. We are here to help you navigate the challenges and connect you with the support you need, whether in or out of the classroom.
You don’t have to do this alone. For help with navigating resources connect with a coordinator. For information not covered in this grid, the resource center maintains a running document of helpful information that includes food, housing, emergency assistance, utilities, parenting information, etc. This document is updated weekly and can be accessed here. Questions? Reach out to basic needs point of contact, Student Parent and Resource Coordinator LaShawnda Ford (she/her/hers), at 651.793.1509 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking for advising, tutoring or other academic support? Browse academic success services instead.
Metropolitan State University and Minnesota State have partnered with United Way 211 to establish a statewide basic needs resource hub. The basic needs resource hub provides Metro State students access to basic needs resources and support available on campus and in the community via phone, text, or chat 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.
United Way 211 provides free and confidential health and human services information. They are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to connect you with the resources and information you need. If you’re looking for information about services available in your community for you or a loved one, they can help.
Text MNHELP to 898.211(TXT211) or call 211 (toll free at 1.800.543.7709) to speak with one of their highly trained information and referral specialists. Your call is completely confidential, and they have call menus in English, Spanish, and Hmong. Interpreters are also available for any language.
Visit the 211 website to learn more or to explore resources and support that may be available.
The information provided includes university and community resources related to help with food, housing, transportation, childcare, utilities, emergency grants, and mental health.
Information on mental health support and services available to students.
Services that facilitate the academic success of incoming, current and graduating African and African American students.
Continue to learn and engage with the university community after you’ve graduated.
Support and programs for the academic, personal and professional success of American Indian students.
Helping Asian-American students balance life and education to persist and graduate.
Programs and advocacy that facilitate academic success of students who identify as Latinx or undocumented.
The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Program provides information and resources to help university community members educate themselves and make responsible choices.
The Career Center helps students develop their careers with tools, guidance and opportunities.
Provides support and resources for students who have challenges with substance use or other behavioral addictions.
Support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through the MetroCares 24/7 Support Line: 651-793-1568.
Food for Thought provides perishable and non-perishable groceries and grab-and-go food to students.
SLLD provides social, cultural, intellectual and recreational programs for students.
Supports and connects students and their families with campus and community resources
Advises and supports international students with academic, immigration, cultural, financial and personal issues.
Policies and procedures to manage complaints of violations against the Student Code of Conduct.
Information for students, student organizations and community groups about reserving spaces in the Student Center.
On-campus WiFi and computer lab locations plus basic help for student email accounts, eServices and D2L Brightspace.
An academic and college preparatory program funded by the U.S. Department of Education.