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The Division of Student Affairs at Lehman College

Welcome to the Student Affairs Basic Needs Center

The Basic Needs Center provides multiple campus and off-campus resources to meet the basic needs of Lehman College students. It serves as a space for students to access and obtain necessary supports and services to help them flourish and thrive.

We strive to facilitate a culture that allows undergraduate and graduate students to flourish in and outside of the classroom by addressing their basic needs.

What are Basic Needs (BN)?

We define Basic Needs as the essential resources that impact one’s health, sense of belonging, persistence, and overall well-being related to:

  • Food Security
  • Stable Housing
  • Financial Sustainability
  • Transportation
  • Quality Healthcare
  • Mental Health & Wellness

We provide referrals and supports for registered Lehman students from a collective of on campus and off-campus programs. The Basic Needs Center connects students to essential services, these include: