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University Advising Center

Coordinated Referrals

Referring student(s) to additional support and services

We know that as educators our emphasis on student care and support are some of the key components to ensure their academic success. Fresno State has made an investment in Bulldog Connect so we can continue to provide enhanced ways to collectively assist and support students. I would like to remind you of an amazing resource offered on Bulldog Connect: Coordinated Referrals. In keeping with our mission to boldly educate and empower students for success let us together help students in referring students to additional support and services. 

Coordinated Referrals can easily refer a student to support offices such as:


Coordinated Referrals
Office/Service When a referral should be made What action will take place after the referral is made When referral will be closed


CalFresh is a nutrition assistance program that helps low-income individuals and families buy the food they need. CalFresh dollars help stretch a tight food budget and help many people afford to incorporate healthy foods like fruit and vegetable into their diets. 

The student will receive an automated email with information about how to apply to CalFresh.

No case opened

Career Development

Career Development Center (CDC) can review resumes, do a mock interview, and discuss future opportunities. Check out online resources here to explore your interests and career pathways. The CDC's mission is to educate, prepare, and connect students for career and lifelong success. 

The student will receive an email from a CDC staff (based on academic major/college) assigned to the case. Two attempts will be made to inquire about the student's career-related needs and to schedule an appointment. 

The case will be closed by the CDC staff assigned one attempt. 

Clothing Closet 

The Professional Clothing Closet is available to all students. Students are allowed to take three professional clothing items for free. 

The student will receive an automated email with information about how to best get in touch with the office/service. 

No case opened

Cross-Cultural and Gender Center

CCGC exists to contribute significantly to the continued development of a safe and welcoming environment for the Fresno State community. CCGC fosters meaningful dialogue and activism that works to eliminate racism, sexism, heterosexism, and other forms of oppression. Their values are based on the feminist principles of equality, intersectionality, and human rights. The center is a community that works toward creating an atmosphere where students, faculty, staff, and administrators are empowered and supported in their efforts to lead successful lives -- academically, professionally, and personally. 

The student will receive an automated email with information about how to best get in touch with the office/service.

No case opened

Financial Aid

The Financial Aid and Scholarships office is happy to help students navigate the financial aspects of their college career. 

The referral will be reviewed and assigned to a staff member to reach out. We will call twice (if the first call is not answered) and send an email. 

If we are able to get in touch with the student or if we are unable to reach the student. NOTE: If the referral is specific enough we will provide information in the email. 

Money Management

Money Management Center (MMC) wants to improve the financial well-being of students by providing educations, financial counseling, tools, and solutions to achieve greater financial independence, which leads to students' success. 

The student will receive an email from the MMC staff assigned to the case. An attempt will be made to inquire about their money-related matters and to schedule an appointment.  

The case will be closed by the MMC staff assigned one attempt.  

Project HOPE

Project HOPE is here to help students reach their academic and personal goals by addressing their day to day needs. We offer an extensive Case Management program with individualized support to students. Consider a referral to our program to address the following but not limited to: housing needs, financial resources, meal vouchers, personal care items, stress management, counseling/student groups, life skills training, navigating community resources, etc. If the resource you need is not listed please reach out to Project HOPE. They can help! 

A staff member will conduct 3-4 outreach attempts through email and phone calls. If a student does not request staff will send a final email with resources connections.  

Referrals are closed if students do not respond after 3-4 outreach attempts or immediately after a student has responded. The reason for closing the case will be identified using a corresponding drop-down option.  

Student Involvement

The mission for Student Involvement is to cultivate community and foster engagement to promote co-curricular learning through support and teamwork, service, growth and learning, leadership, and inclusion. Consider a referral to Student Involvement if students want to develop leadership skills, make friends, and enhance their Fresno State experience by getting involved. 

Three to four outreaches conducted via phone and email. The first outreach will be made after the initial referral is received. The first email will provide resources then follow up with a phone call. 

Referrals are closed if the student does not respond after 3-4 outreach attempts or immediately after the student has responded and been connected with the proper staff member/resources. 

Services for Students with Disabilities 

Who qualifies for Services for Students with Disabilities? 

Students of Fresno State who are enrolled and have a documented disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 are eligible for services through the SSD office. An individual with a disability shall refer to:

  1. Any person who has a physical or mental impairment that limits one or more of the major life activities of such individual 
  2. Any person who has a record of such impairment 
  3. Any person who is regarded as having such an impairment

Three to four outreaches conducted via phone and email. First outreach is made after the initial referral is received. Follow-up emails are sent over the next couple of weeks with information on how to set up an appointment.  

Once contact is made with the student or after multiple attempts to reach out to the student the case will be closed. Due to the confidential nature of the referrals, no notes will be made in the case. The reason for closing the case will be identified using a corresponding drop-down option. 


Academic Coaching for Success

SupportNet is an academic coaching program developed in 2004 aimed to help students build college-level study habits such as:

  • Balancing and prioritizing semester tasks and commitments (time management)
  • Academic goal-setting (S.M.A.R.T. Goals) including structured support
  • Learning style discovery 
  • Study strategy enrichment
  • Exam preparation strategies 
  • Pinpoint referral to other campus departments, programs, and services that can provide additional support to student needs
  • and so much more!!

Students work one-on-one with an Academic Coach who provides individualized support for each student addressing their unique needs.  After each session, students will walk away with additional tools and resources to help them succeed in their courses.

Three outreaches are conducted (1) Email to the student within 24 hours except for during the weekend's with SupportNet contact information, information about the office, and brief statement letting the student know he/she was referred to SupportNet, (2) phone calls (within the week the referral is received) and (3) text the week after receiving the referral. If the outreach attempt was successful, the case is assigned to the Academic Coach who will be meeting with the student.

Referrals are closed when students have met with an Academic Coach and at the end of the month for students who have not responded to outreaches or now showed/canceled after additional outreach attempts.

Student Cupboard

The Food Security Program aims to provide current Fresno State students with food and other basic needs in an effort to empower our students to succeed academically. The Student Cupboard is a free food and hygiene pantry for currently enrolled Fresno State students.

The student will receive an automated email with information about how to best get in touch with the office/service. 

 No case opened

Tutoring & Supplemental Instruction

We support students who are in historically difficult courses. Our goal is to help them learn course material in an active, safe, and friendly environment. We help students save time, and stress when working on their studying, assignment, project, and exam reviews. 

The student will receive an automated email with information about how to best get in touch with the office/service. Email 1: Intro to services > Email 2: Checking in; remember services (mid-semester), Email 3: Hope semester went well remember our services for next semester

 No case opened

Writing Center

Understanding your assignment: We can help your student understand your assignment by reading closely and breaking it down into parts. We then help them find a place to get started.

Revising their drafts: Writing tutors are trained to ask questions and look at the structure of your students' drafts in ways that will help them see what choices they have about what to add, cut, or move around.

Error: Tutors are trained to help with grammar, punctuation, and formatting. But, our tutors are looking for patterns to try and help your students deal with their own recurring errors or common mistakes they make.

The student will receive a personalized email with information about how to get in touch with the office/service and make a plan for working with a writing tutor either one-on-one or in a semester-long writing group.

The case closed after an email sent to the student. 

You are able to issue a referral to one of these offices and they will reach out to the student. Click here to learn about how to issue a referral using Bulldog Connect. 

Additionally, you are able to request an appointment with an academic advisor in an advising center on behalf of the student. This referral will be sent to the department’s front desk and they will follow up with the student. Click here to learn about how to request an appointment on behalf of the student.

Thank you for using Coordinated Referrals to help us reach our goals at Fresno State: "to provide a quality educational experience for our students while protecting the health and well-being of our campus community."   

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