Our students face a variety of issues outside of the classroom that may impact their ability to be successful at Bridgewater State, and we want all students to know that help is available.
Resources in Support of Excellence (RISE)
We know that finding the resources you need can be a daunting task, while trying to attend college and balancing work and family responsibilities. If you would like to learn more about the array of resources available or need additional support, contact the Division of Student Success and Diversity.
- Food—In addition to information on SNAP, WIC, and local food pantry programs, BSU maintains a community garden and also offers the BSU Bears Food Bank 4 U, a campus-run, self-service food bank available to all students that offers non-perishable items, fresh food and sanitary products.
- Housing—In addition to the Student Housing Security Pilot, BSU has a list of resources for students seeking affordable housing, transitional assistance or shelters. Contact Eileen Estudante at firstname.lastname@example.org or 508.531.1276
- Clothing—The Catholic Center maintains a self-service community closet with gently used garments, bed linens and winter wear. If you are in need of formal business clothing for an upcoming interview, the Bear Essentials Clothing Closet, located in the Internship Office, provides formal business attire and suits to students.
- Fuel and Energy Assistance—If you are unable to pay your winter heating or energy bills, BSU has information on a variety of services that can assist you in either paying your bills or acquiring heating oil for your home.
- Health and Well Being—The BSU Wellness Center assists students with any physical health issues and the Counseling Center offers on-campus counseling. BSU also has information on health insurance assistance.
- Family Resources—BSU maintains a list of resources for families needing a variety of services, including child care, housing, nutrition and transitional assistance.