Student Resources

At the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS), we aim to prepare students and set them up for a fulfilling life in the health and human service sector. In our mission to suppport students, we've compiled a list of resources the college offers that can guide in navigating the college as well as providing a launch point for academic, career, health and wellness services. 

Student Support Services


The College of Health & Human Services (CHHS) Academic Advising Center provides both general education and major academic advising to currently matriculated CSULB undergraduate students in all of the CHHS disciplines: Criminology & Criminal Justice, Family & Consumer Sciences, Health Care Administration, Health Science, Kinesiology, Nursing, Recreation & Leisure Studies, Social Work, and Speech-Language Pathology.

  • Please connect with your advisors by viewing the Drop-In Advising hours below or visit Advising Services.

  • Beach Buddy Program: The Cal State University, Long Beach (CSULB), College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) is partnering with CSULB Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) to launch the Beach Buddy Program in fall 2020. Beach Buddy is a peer mentoring program that offers students a new way to connect with other students for emotional support and mental health resources. Beach Buddies are peer mentors for other students on the CSULB campus who experience difficulties with school, relationships, stress management, or other concerns 
  • CAPSCounseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is supporting students remotely. CAPS counselors are available over the phone for crises and emergencies. CAPS current hours are Monday through, from Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. During those hours, you can call 562-985-4001 and ask to speak to a counselor. After hours and on weekends, you can call that same number and follow the instructions to connect to a counselor 24/7. 

  • CHHS students may schedule an individual appointment with Amy Gleason, the CHHS Career Coordinator, through SSC. Meet with Amy to ask any questions you have about your personal career development. Visit the CHHS Workshops & Appointments page for instructions on how to schedule an appointment and information on upcoming workshops. 
  • The CSULB Career Development Center is providing virtual student and employer services, such as appointments, workshops, on-campus interviews, and information sessions through Zoom and phone. Please continue to access, schedule, and RSVP to events through CareerLINK and we will be in contact with further instructions and details.

Student Life and Development will continue to support all student organizations, fraternity and sorority life, Leadership Academy, and club sports through virtual formats. Training will be offered to clubs and organizations regarding how to offer virtual facilitation of meetings and programs.

Attend our town hall meetings in the fall. We started the town halls to support and connect students, faculty, and staff during this stressful and uncertain time. Our panel of experts includes health, wellness, and safety experts. Join CHHS on BeachSync to get notified about our next townhall.

Student Health Services

Student Health Services continues to support students via telehealth and in-person services.

  • The SHS remains open for telehealth services Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • In-person visits are available Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Basic Needs

The Basic Needs Program is offering virtual case management. It’s comprised of the following programs: 

  • ASI Beach Pantry: The pantry has perishable and non-perishable food items, toiletries, and school supplies available to all CSULB students. 
  • CalFresh Outreach Program: California's name for the federally funded Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). CalFresh benefits are funds on an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card which can be used to buy food. The CalFresh Outreach Program at CSULB provides application and verification assistance to students who meet CalFresh eligibility requirements. Assistance can be found during drop-in hours or through an appointment. 
  • Student Emergency Intervention and Wellness Program: This program serves students experiencing an unforeseen emergency crisis who have exhausted all sources of assistance including financial aid grants and loans. The services include an emergency grant up to $500, emergency meal assistance, and short-term emergency housing.
  • Beach Bites: Mobile food app that is available for CSULB students who are iOS or Android users. The app alerts students to available food from on-campus catered events and meetings. Download the app on the Apple Store or Google Play.

Students can find resources such as Academic Advising, Tutoring, Academic Coaching, and more. Appointments can be scheduled online for a variety of services. 

How can Beach Connect help you?

  • Schedule appointments for a wide variety of support and services.
  • Appointment notifications and reminders via email and text.
  • Communication with important information.
  • Easy to read class schedule.

Finding Support: Log-in to Single Sign-On and click the Beach Connect Icon.  

Reference Guides and VideosQuick Reference Guide for Students

Student Affairs has created a comprehensive guide to campus and community resources available to you during this time. The guide includes links and phone numbers for food resources, financial resources, housing options, health and well-being resources, and more. Use the table of contents to navigate the 50+ pages of resources available around Southern California.

They have also posted information on COVID-19-related resources as well as a reference sheet of Student Affairs programs and services