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Resources for Current Graduate Students

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There are a variety of on-campus resources to support graduate students. We encourage you to explore this portal at your own pace and learn about the different resources Fresno State has to offer.

Find useful resource information, forms, and policies for current graduate students at Fresno State by navigating the tabs below.

Division of Research and Graduate Studies

The Division of Research and Graduate Studies is the academic unit that oversees all 47 graduate programs on campus, implementing the policies and procedures that guide the process of attaining your graduate degree. An important guide in the process is the Chart Your Course manual, which walks you through the three basic steps you must navigate in a timely manner to help ensure your own success.

The Division of Research and Graduate Studies also administers all graduate student records, managing your academic progress from admission to graduation.  For example, on their website, you may find important information regarding:

You may also access a number of e-publications guiding you through the various processes.

Graduate Study Center

Due to COVID-19, the physical space of the Graduate Study Center is currently closed until further notice. 

This 1,110 square foot space, created for Fresno State graduate students, is housed on the second floor of the Henry Madden Library (HML 2119). It includes a collaborative learning area, computer workstations, laptop tables, and private study rooms.  The Graduate Writing Studio and Graduate Statistics Studio are also housed in this space.

Graduate Writing Studio

Currently, due to COVID-19, the Graduate Writing Studio is serving graduate students solely online by providing virtual appointments, writing groups, and workshops.  Writing consultants are available to work with you on class assignments or culminating research (projects, theses, dissertations).  This is a free service available to all Fresno State graduate students. For more information, email us at or visit our studio webpage.

Graduate Statistics Studio

Currently, due to COVID-19, the Graduate Statistics Studio is serving graduate students solely online by providing virtual appointments.  Statistics consultants are available to work with you on class assignments or culminating research (projects, theses, dissertations). This is a free services available to all Fresno State graduate students. For more information, email us at or visit our studio webpage.

Library Services

The Henry Madden Library is dedicated to supporting Graduate Students and their faculty. Each graduate program has its own subject librarian who is available in person, online through email, ZOOM, or other chat services. Other valuable services include: 

The library also offers support for distance education (online programs) and Do It Yourself (DYI) tools. 

To help you navigate the many resources available, Henry Madden Library offers dedicated subject librarians. Experts in the ins-and-outs of library resources for the different subject areas of academic research, subject librarians can help you with information searches, the use of databases, how to access the various materials available to Fresno State students, the use of Endnote, as well as a number of other Library services, collections, and policies.

Through Henry Madden Library, you may also access a number of partner libraries from which to borrow materials not directly accessible here. 

Career Development Center

At any stage in the college experience, students and alumni can meet with a career counselor to clarify their career direction, ensure they are prepared to market themselves well or to develop a personalized job search approach. Employer events, an on-campus recruiting program, and on-line job listing systems can maximize an individual's access to career opportunities. 

The Career Development Center at Fresno State offers various resources for students. Available services include career counseling appointments, walk in advising hours, career assessment, resume/c.v. and cover letter critique, as well as assistance in crafting of applications to doctoral programs. 

The Career Development Center is located in the Thomas Administration Building, Room 103. You may also contact them by phone at 559.278.2381. 

Student Welfare

Fresno State also promotes your well-being and health. The campus offers students, faculty, and staff an array of services and programs in this area.

Fresno State Police Department: The FSPD is committed to providing a safe and secure living, learning and working environment for you. From patrol operations to the Ride Along program, and safety escorts, you may access their many services through the link above or by calling them at559.278.8400.

Student Health and Counseling Center: The staff at the Student Health and Counseling Center encourage the maintenance of healthy lifestyles, and provide affordable and accessible health and psychological care. Their mission is to and promote your academic and personal success at Fresno State.  For further information, you may call 559.278.2734.

Student Recreation Center: Whether you are into intramural sports, fitness classes, or racquetball, the department of Rec Sports & Fitness at Fresno State has you covered. Get healthy and active by joining one of the many extracurricular activity options. For further information, you may call 559.347.3830.

Food Security Project: If you worry about where your next meal is coming from, or know another student who does, please contact the Student Cupboard. You may reach them through the link above or by calling them at 559.278.0866.

Fresno State Programs for Children (Early Education and Care Services): Fresno State Programs for Children is a comprehensive early care and education program offering services for children between the ages of 3 months and 12 years. Composed of three separate centers, Programs for Children provide services primarily to the children of Fresno State’s student body. Eligibility requirements apply, so please contact them at 559.278.0225 for further information.

Confidential Advocacy Services: The campus advocate provides confidential support services, academic accommodations, medical, police and court accompaniment and on- and off-campus referrals to individuals impacted by sexual violence, dating/domestic violence, sexual harassment and/or stalking. The confidential advocate will not direct or discourage the student from any course of action but will provide a safe space to discuss their options and support any decision the student makes.  The campus Victim Advocate is located in the Student Health Center. Confidential advocacy services are available 24 hours a day by calling 559.278.6796 (option 2 or 3 for after hour assistance) or at

Dream Outreach and Success Centers: The Dream Centers are committed to empowering students through a welcoming and supportive environment. Assistance is provided to support student access and retention through to graduation. Please contact Raul Moreno at 559.278.5750 for more information about the Dream Outreach Center and Gabriela Encinas at 559.278.1554 for more information about the Dream Success Center or visit their website.

Get Involved

Fresno State offers ample opportunities to get involved as a graduate student. When you are involved, not only do you  learn new skills but also promote positive social change and personal growth, as well as become connected to the campus and the community.

Associated Students, Inc.: Associated Students, Inc. is the student body government at Fresno State. Through ASI, students are able to:

  • participate in the governance of Fresno State,
  • foster awareness of student opinions on campus issues,
  • assist in the protection of student rights,
  • and take advantage of programs and services that meet your needs as student.

The ASI office is located in the University Student Union, Rooms 316 & 317. For further information, you may call them at 559.278.2656.

Academic Organizations

Communications Graduate Student Association

HEAL Graduate Student Association

History Graduate Student Association

Alpha Phi Sigma Honor Society

Applied Behavior Analysis Club

Asian Social Work Organization

Psi Chi / Psychology Student Union

Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society

Sport Psychology Club

If your discipline is not listed above, check with your program or department to find out which organizations are available for you to join!

The Jan and Bud Richter Center for Community Engagement and Service-Learning: Students gain unique personal, professional and academic benefits when involved in service to others.  The Richter Center seeks to expand the culture of service at the university, ensuring that all Fresno State students take advantage of the opportunities afforded them through service. The Richter Center is located in the Thomas Administration Building, Room 107. Their phone number is 559.278.7079.

Student Involvement: Getting involved is the key to your success at Fresno State.  Whether you join a club, become a student leader, or help plan campus events, you are developing skills that will enhance and transform your college experience. The student involvement office houses cultural organizations, social organizations, leadership teams, sport clubs and more.

The Student Involvement office is located in the University Student Union (USU), Room 306 and their phone number is 559.278.2741.

Cross Cultural and Gender Center: The Fresno State Cross Cultural and Gender Center, formerly known as the Center for Women and Culture, is a great place to find a sense of belonging on the campus. This center creates a sense of respect and inclusion to all students. The Cross Cultural and Gender Center previously housed two distinct programs--The Central Valley Cultural Heritage Institute and the Women's Resource Center. The Center is now home to programs and services including, but not limited to:

  • Cross Cultural Programs and Services
    • Latino/a
    • African American
    • American Indian
    • Asian Pacific Islander
  • Gender Programs and Services
  • LGBTQ+ Programs and Services

The Cross Cultural and Gender Center is located in the Thomas Building, Room 110. Their phone number is 559.278.6946.

Bulldog Pantry

The Bulldog Pantry is a Fresno State student run food pantry. They provide groceries to students and families in need in the areas surrounding Fresno State. Their doors are open almost every Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. during the school year. The Bulldog Pantry is located at 2311 East Shaw at the corner of Shaw and Jackson Ave. You may contact them at or give them a call at 559.224.9052. You can also visit their website.