We provide a network of support services for students that foster a greater sense of accomplishment, self-esteem, community and belonging; better preparing them to advocate for themselves and to contribute to society.


Resident Assistant Program

One student per year has the opportunity to become the Resident Assistant.  Applications are accepted during the month of May.  The selected candidate begins their duties the first of August of each year.  The student works an estimated 5 hours/week, assisting staff in operation and general upkeep of Wesley House including:

  • Administrative support for staff;
  • Assistance with seminars and events;
  • Creation and distribution of electronic newsletters and special mailings;
  • Monitoring the outside appearance and laundry room of Wesley House;
    Participation in staff meetings and training;
  • Representation of Wesley House to both students and the community.


Educational Programs

We will offer programs throughout the year including physical and mental health information from San Diego State University Health Services, best study practices, time management, and healthy eating and cooking.


Rewards Program

Not everything is about studying!  We believe that the students need to maintain a balance of work and home.  We offer recreational activities such as museum outings, art projects, paintball, popcorn and movies, as well as sporting activities.

For more information about this or any of the programs we offer, please contact Krysta Hughes at


Student Life

SDSU students, faculty, and staff are involved in a multitude of organizations as volunteers. We help build better communities, mentor children and youth, and provide a wide range of services that might otherwise go undone.

As a student, you’ll find there are many reasons to volunteer — to gain job experience, to meet new people, to share your skills and experience, or simply because it feels good.

See the Division of Student Affairs page about Ethical and Civic Responsibility.


The Pride Center

At The Pride Center at San Diego State University, you can find information pertaining to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, ally, and many other communities at SDSU. The Pride Center, which opened at SDSU in 2014, not only offers its own programming and services, but also acts as a hub for the vibrant resources of the SDSU campus – take a look around!

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the Pride Center at


Commuter Corner

Finding your place, making friends, and connecting academically and socially to campus are keys to your success at SDSU. Through websites, certificate programs, and other active programming, we aim to provide students living at home and commuting to campus with important tools to help make a positive connection to campus.

It can be very easy to fall into a routine of traveling to campus, going to class, and traveling back home. Challenge yourself to find an activity or organization on campus. Doing so will provide you with an on-campus support network, and a sense of a “home away from home.” Students who become involved on campus are more satisfied with their college experience and do better academically.

Challenges faced by commuter students

Many students are managing households and take care of multiple children, siblings, or older relatives, and this makes them selective with their time and campus involvement.

Take the steps to develop a sense of belonging to the SDSU campus. We want you to find a group of friends, a student organization, a research project, a community service event, or a mentor, that will help you to make SDSU your home away from home.




San Diego Food Bank

The San Diego Food Bank relies on individuals and volunteer groups to help in the warehouse, at food distribution sites, and at Food Bank events. Anyone can volunteer. Training is not required, and there are no time commitments. You may volunteer one time, or on a regular basis.


New Americans Museum

For centuries, the United States has beckoned to immigrants the world over. As a result, contemporary America is a diverse mosaic of cultures and traditions. One in five Americans today was either born in a foreign country or has a parent who was born abroad. In fact, children of immigrant families are the fastest-growing population group in the U.S. Understanding the impact of these demographic changes is a national imperative. In the civic, economic, and artistic arenas, yesterday’s newcomer is tomorrow’s pioneer in a continuing process that defines us to this day. As a catalyst to celebrate America’s past and promise, the New Americans Museum provides inspiring and compelling educational and cultural programs and activities exploring our diverse immigrant experiences.

For more information about volunteer opportunities or internships, please contact Celia at