Support Services

All support services essential to the SF State student experience, such as academic advising, tutoring and academic support, will all be delivered in-person and online remotely in Fall '21/Spring '22. Students can expect to access all support services on campus. 

We remain grateful to all our staff, including the Associated Students (AS) and Student Affairs and Enrollment Management (SAEM) teams, who are hard at work every day to ensure that those studying on campus or returning to live in San Francisco can enjoy a rich campus life, as public health guidelines permit.

Department Support Services and Resources

For updated hours of operations and available services, please visit the department website by clicking on the links below.

Academic Technology: Academic Technology (AT) supports Academic Affairs units, colleges, departments, instructors and students wherever teaching, learning and research happens, and serves as the central information technology (IT) unit for Academic Affairs at SF State.

Advising Hub for Undergraduate StudentsSF State's Advising Hub is your one-stop-shop for all your advising needs! If you are looking for information about academi advising or where you can access advising services, check out the Advising Hub. From this website, you can access all of the advising resources on campus, and you can make an appointment to meet with an advisor.  

Career Services & Leadership Development (CSLD): The Career Services & Leadership Development (CSLD) equips our diverse student and alumni population with modern resources that assist, guide and foster their leadership, professional and career advancement.

Center for Equity and Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CEETL)CEETL is the heart of the University’s commitment to a culture that values and rewards teaching. Our faculty development programming is dedicated to providing a caring environment for the campus community to engage in conversations and activities that promote social justice, equity, diversity and inclusion in teaching and learning.

Cesar Chavez Student CenterThe Cesar Chavez Student Center is a non-profit supporting organization of San Francisco State University. The Cesar Chavez Student Center is located at the heart of campus and has been a dynamic hub of student activities since September 1975.

Children's Campus: A full-day, year-round program, offering a Monday- Friday schedule for children from 6 months to 5 years of age. Provides a play-based curriculum that supports children's natural curiosity and exploration within a safe, supportive and nurturing environment. Priority enrollment for children of SF State faculty and staff, and community families are also welcome. 

Dean of Students: The Division of Student Life (DSL) believes that every SF State student should belong and matter, has the capacity to live a purposeful life and can positively impact the world. The DSL team at SF State facilitates student-centered learning through personal, professional, community and academic engagement, culminating in a transformational experience.

Disability Programs and Resource Center (DPRC)The Disability Programs and Resource Center (DPRC) at SF State works with students and employees with disabilities to ensure all aspects of life on campus, including academics, events and employment, are accessible.

Early Childhood Education Center: The goal of the Early Childhood Education Center is to assist student parents attain their educational goals by providing appropriate care for their young children in a high-quality, convenient and affordable educational setting. Our educational philosophy draws upon a variety of educational approaches to support each child’s optimum growth and development, as well as make children’s learning visible.

Educational Opportunity & Pathway Programs: For over 50 years, the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) at SF State has improved access and retention of historically underserved (low income, first generation college) students by facilitating their matriculation into SF State and by providing a support system for their success.

Equity Programs & ComplianceSF State does not discriminate on the basis of gender, which includes sex and gender identity or expression or sexual orientation in its education programs or activities. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and certain other federal and state laws, prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender or sexual orientation in employment, as well as in all education programs and activities operated by the University (both on and off-campus).

Fellowships Office: The Director of the Fellowships Office is available to assist undergraduates, 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 (CSU) system.

Graduate AdvisingThe Division of Graduate Studies offers counseling and advising regarding issues ranging from admission to graduation. Whether you are a current, prospective masters, doctoral or credential student, we are here to assist you.

International ProgramsThe Office of International Programs (OIP) provides campus-wide leadership and coordination in implementing the University's goals for international education and exchange. It works closely with faculty, staff, students, scholars, the local community and international alumni in supporting initiatives to internationalize the campus.

Registrar’s OfficeThe Registrar’s office provides services related to academic documentation, forms, degree planning, registration holds, graduation and much more.

Tutoring and Academic Support Center (TASC)TASC supports the academic success of all students. TASC is offering online tutoring via Zoom. You can schedule appointments as needed, or you can request a weekly appointment to meet regularly with the same tutor. Tutoring is free for all SF State students and is available for many subjects. 

SAFE Place: The SAFE Place is a survivor-focused, trauma-informed program that provides FREE and CONFIDENTIAL support services to survivors of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking and sexual harassment (sexual violence) while working with campus partners to end sexual violence. The SAFE Place serves all members of the SF State community, including students, staff and faculty.

Student Affairs & Enrollment Management: Whether you are living on or off-campus, you will have a multitude of opportunities to learn, develop and grow as a student leader, engaged citizen and responsible member of the SF State community. Student Affairs & Enrollment Management is responsible for providing co-curricular programs and services accessible to all students from the time you begin considering SF State through graduation.

University Police DepartmentAs members of the SF State campus community, we all share the responsibility of maintaining a safe, secure and healthy environment. Your safety while at SF State is the primary concern of the University Police Department.

Veterans ServicesSF State is committed to helping current and former members of the United States Armed Forces attain their educational goals. Current members of the military, veterans and dependents of service-related disabled or deceased veterans are encouraged to reach out to Veterans Services to learn more about the application process and educational benefits at SF State.

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