The School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning will do its utmost to assist you in meeting your academic needs. The following are ASU and external resources that all students, including on-campus and ASU Online, should know and utilize to maximize their time and opportunities while studying at ASU.

ASU Support Sevices

There are a variety of resources available to students that are offered at the university level. Below you'll find a list of resources ranging from career development to study abroad to other support services:

ASU Career and Professional Development Services (CPDS)

Virtual services being offered from CPDS include: Career advising appointments via phone and Zoom, Virtual Drop-in Advising, Resume Dropbox, Interview Stream for virtual interview practice, and more.

ASU Health Services

ASU University Housing

Careers in Geography, GIS & Planning

Center for Mindfulness, Compassion, and Resilience

Focuses on deepening ASU's culture of healthfulness, personal balance and resiliency among students and employees

Daily mindfulness sessions via Zoom (free)

Individual exercises

Mindfulness resources 

View past sessions on YouTube

Devils 4 Devils Support

Devils 4 Devils is a student-led community for training, outreach and engagement for shaping an empathic environment at ASU. We are dedicated to the inclusion of all students and improving the social emotional well-being of the communities we serve.

Graduation Ceremonies

For information related to upcoming graduation ceremonies, please visit the Graduation FAQ webpage for information. You can also contact the Graduation Office at graduation@asu.edu if you have additional questions.

International Students and Scholars Center (ISSC)

Join weekly Zoom chats and workshops on various topics: conversational English practice, OPT and CPT, and socializing in the US, and more.

The Sun Devil Global Connections Program

Connects international Sun Devils with local community hosts for mentorship, friendship and support as students and scholars transition to living in the greater Phoenix area.

Live Well @ ASU

ASU’s Live Well Community is dedicated to supporting you in your health and wellbeing journey. During this time, we understand the value of staying connected as an ASU community, and we will continue to provide you with resources and support that will promote your health and wellness goals.

Pat Tillman Veterans Center (PTVC)

SGSUP Internship Opportunities

Professional Organizations

Geography

American Association of Geographers

Advancing Earth and Space Science
Appalachian Trail Conservancy

ASPRS - The Imaging & Geospatial Information Society

U.S. Department of Interior - Bureau of Land Management

Arizona Trail Association

Pacific Crest Trail Association

Student Conservation Association

US Army Corp of Engineers

U.S. Geological Survey

Urban Planning

American Planning Association - Arizona Chapter

Congress for the New Urbanism

Planning Accreditation Board

Urban Land Institute

Student Accessibility and Inclusive Learning Services (SAILS)

ASU Student Accessibility and Inclusive Learning Services provides support and access to students with disabilities for programs and services, consultation and guidance for faculty and staff, and training and engagement opportunities to increase awareness and ensure accessibility.

Student Advocacy and Assistance (SAA)

Student Advocacy and Assistance guides students in resolving educational, personal and other campus impediments toward successful completion of their academic goals.
Student Advocacy and Assistance links students with appropriate university and community resources, agencies, and individuals, collaborates with faculty and staff in the best interest of the students, and follows through to bring efficient closure to student concerns.

Study Abroad

Academic Support

We have gathered some resources that may be helpful for you based on your degree program, specific classes, or different needs.

Careers and Internships

Whether you are looking for an internship, preparing to enter the job market, or looking for advice, our school provides career and internship guidance. To make a Zoom or phone appointment with Erin Murphy, Coordinator of Internships and Careers, click here.  

For quick questions, email sgsup.careeradvising@asu.edu.

Listing of current internships

Listing of current job opportunities

Resources for Geographic Information Science Students

ASU Map and Geospatial Hub

Esri Software & ArcGIS

Installation Guide for ArcGIS

Resources for ArcGIS Pro

Resources for ArcMap

GIS Peer Mentors are available to students enrolled in GIS iCourses or ASU Online. You can find tutoring availability online. Tutoring is available for select GIS courses.

Research Methods Resources

Preparing for PUP 424 (Planning Methods)

ASU Library Research Tools

Ask a Librarian

Preparing for GCU 496 (Geographic Research Methods)

ASU Library Research Tools

Ask a Librarian

Online Geography majors can enroll in GCU/GPH 494: Preparation for Research Methods to prepare for GCU 496 (when available in the Fall semesters)

Support for GIS 222 and GIS 322

Students can install GIS Pro and familiarize themselves with the Conda Environment that is automatically installed with GIS Pro

Python for Beginners

Learn to code with Codeacademy

Support for GIS 270

You should first contact your instructor or TA for assistance. You can find their contact information on your MyASU page or on the course syllabus.

ASU Statistics tutoring

Khan Academy Statistics & Probability

ASU Online Student Success Coach

Success Coaches are here to support you throughout your time at ASU and can provide help with managing time and stress, and effective study strategies.

Medical/Compassionate Withdrawal (MCW)

If you experience a serious illness, injury or other significant personal situation that prevents you from continuing your classes, you may request a medical/compassionate withdrawal from The College (approval is not guaranteed).

Study Hall

ASU is offering enhanced access to its academic content to students and teachers through Study Hall, a new partnership with the popular Crash Course channel on YouTube. Our playlist kicked off with English composition and future offerings include college algebra, chemistry and data literacy.

Tutoring Services - University Academic Success Programs

Smarthinking Tutoring

Smarthinking provides 24/7 online tutoring support. You can drop-in for live tutoring, schedule a tutoring session, or submit an essay.

Financial Aid for School

Student Employment Opportunities

You may need to work in order to meet educational and living expenses or you feel the experience could be a valuable part of your education. The skills you obtain from working complement your academic performance and communicate to future employers your ability to succeed in a professional setting. You can search for on- and off-campus employment opportunities online.

ASU Emergency Financial Aid Consideration Program

Our Financial Aid and Scholarship Services team can work with you to review the recent changes in your financial circumstances and determine whether those changes could result in new or additional financial aid eligibility. These special circumstances are evaluated on a case-by-case basis through a financial aid review process based on the academic year you would like to be reviewed for. Learn more about special circumstances here.

Buros Short Term Loan Application

This is a resource if you are a student with a pressing or emergency financial need.  Examples include, but are not limited to, inability to provide for basic food needs or rent/home cost, computer being lost, stolen or damaged.  This resource is not available for full-time online students.  You can apply for up to $500.

To apply, please contact Jenny Smith at jenny.smith@asu.edu and Casey Self at casey.self@asu.edu to request an application and for any questions about the application.  Please put BUROS LOAN APPLICATION and your NAME in the subject line.

Chauncey Short Term Loan Program

Short term loans are available through the Chauncey Short Term Loan Program for students who are in emergency financial situations. Short term loans must be repaid within 30 days or at the end of the current semester, whichever comes first. The maximum amount of a short term loan is $500 per semester with a $15 service charge.

Travel & Professional Development Funding

Undergraduate students participating in a degree-granting program on the ASU Tempe campus are eligible for assistance from the USGT Finance Committee to help with their professional and academic growth

International Scholarship Search and Financial Aid

You can visit the following webpages for information on financial aid for international students, search for international scholarships, and resources on international education financial aid

Financial Aid and Scholarship Services

You can contact Financial Aid for guidance on paying for college and for support with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

You can use the ASU Scholarship Portal to search and apply for a variety of scholarships available to ASU students. 

You can also find additional scholarship resources online.

SGSUP Scholarships and Fellowships

You can review and apply online for select scholarships and fellowships available for students in the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning.

Your Health, Well-Being and Community Resources

Your physical, mental and emotional health are important. We have gathered some resources, including those at ASU and through community partners, that can be of assistance in a variety of ways.

Community Resources and Emergency Assistance

The following resources are community programs that provide emergency assistance for shelter, rent and mortgage assistance, food, clothing, case management referrals, and other emergency support services.

ASU Pitchfork Pantry

The Pitchfork Pantry is a student-run food pantry that serves ALL ASU students. The Pitchfork Pantry serves to fight food insecurity and promote well-being, sustainability and food recovery. The Pitchfork Pantry provides packages containing a variety of non-perishable foods and toiletries.

Borderlands Produce Rescue

Produce on Wheels With-Out Waste (P.O.W.W.O.W.) works with local churches, universities, civic organizations and community groups to host weekend distribution sites. Active weekly markets are hosted in Metro Tucson, Metro Phoenix, Sierra Vista, Huachuca City, Arizona City, Maricopa, Casa Grande, Safford and many other cities. At each site, community members can shop for up to 70lbs of fresh produce for a contribution of just $12

Tempe and East Valley

Gilbert Community Action Program - 480-892-5331

Chandler Community Action Program - 480-963-1423

Tempe Community Action Agency 480-422-8922

Phoenix and Central Valley

One-N-Ten (LGBTQ) - 602-279-0894

Phoenix Family Services Center - 602-534-AIDE (2433)

St. Vincent De Paul - 602-266-4673

UMOM/Tumbleweed - 602-841-5799

West Valley

Glendale Neighborhood and Family Services - 623-930-3590

Maricopa County

Association of Arizona Food Banks - Dial 211 (English and Spanish)

Applying for Nutrition Assistance

Congregate and Home-Delivered Meals

FoodPantries.Org

St. Vincent De Paul - 602-266-4673

Online Resources

Arizona 2-1-1

Find Help Phoenix

Aunt Bertha (search for support services in your area)

Veterans National Homeless Call Center - 1-877-424-3838

Arizona List of Community Action Programs

Please visit this webpage to contact your local Community Action Agency to get help with: utility or mortgage assistance, eviction or foreclosure prevention assistance, rental deposits, and emergency shelter.

Computer, Internet and Phone Connectivity

Laptop and Hotspot Check-Out @ ASU Library

Students can check out a laptop or hotspot by this process that is managed by the University Technology Office.

COVID-19 Response

AT&T

Verizon

Sprint

T-Mobile

Comcast

Mental and Behavioral Health Services

Online Students - 360 Life Services

360 Life Services can enable and empower you in mind, body and spirit to succeed both in and out of the classroom as you advance towards your degree. This support service for online students includes Counseling Services, personal care, legal and financial assistance. Students can navigate to the site to explore more through My ASU > Resources > Student Success and Support > 360 Life Services.

In-Person Students (and Online) - 24/7 ASU Counseling Services

ASU Counseling Services includes 24/7 Open Call, Open Chat and telehealth individual sessions for Sun Devils anywhere in the world, at any time of day or night. To learn more, visit Open Call and Open Chat and Where to Start.

Arizona Suicide Prevention Coalition

Alcoholics Anonymous and Local Phoenix Metro AA information

Depression and Bipolar Support 

Narcotics Anonymous - 1-800-273-8255

National Alliance on Mental Health Hotline - 1-800-950-6264

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1-800-273-8255

Veterans Crisis Line

Storage and Transportation

Enterprise Rent-A-Car is waiving young renter’s fees for college students and reducing the minimum age to rent a vehicle to 18 years old. 

U-Haul and Collegebox offer 30 days of free self-storage to college students.

Violence Prevention and Family/Victim Advocacy

We strongly encourage victims of sexual violence, sexual harassment, stalking and relationship violence to seek support and report the incident. The following reporting options are available to ASU students, faculty and staff who have been victims.

Domestic Violence Prevention

Maricopa County Shelter Line - 480-890-3039

National Domestic Violence Hotline - 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

Sexual and Domestic Violence Services Helpline - 602-279-2900 or 800-782-6400

Sexual Violence and Assault Prevention

ASU Sexual Violence Prevention Resources

Sexual and Domestic Violence Services Helpline - 602-279-2900 or 800-782-6400

Sexual Assault Hotline (RAINN) - 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

Family and Victim Advocacy Centers

24-hour services including Orders of Protection, medical exams and documentation, child protective services, victim advocacy and crisis counseling

ASU Police Department Victim Advocacy Services - 480-965-0107

Family Advocacy Center (Phoenix) - 602-534-2120

Glendale Family Advocacy Center - 623-930-3720

Maricopa County Attorney’s Office - 602-506-8522

Mesa Family Violence Unit - 480-644-4075

Scottsdale Family Advocacy Center - 480-312-6309

Emergency Contacts and Crisis Support

In the event of an emergency, please call 9-1-1.

Arizona Suicide Prevention Coalition

Empact Hotline

For after-hours mental health concerns, contact the EMPACT designated hotline for ASU students at 480-921-1006.

Text HOME to 741741

Teen Lifeline

Teen Lifeline’s mission is to prevent teen suicide in Arizona through enhancing resiliency in youth and fostering supportive communities. Call 602-248-8336.

The Q-Line (Hotline for LGBT youth, families and allies)

24-hour local hotline for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex and asexual (LGBTQIA) youth, their families and straight allies. This resource is available for crisis situations as well as for information, referrals, services and resources. 480-736-4925 or 800-5-CRISIS (800-527-4747)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1-800-273-8255

Veterans Crisis Line