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Cleveland State Food Pantry Open for All

Cleveland State has a food pantry for students located at Berkman Hall, room 122.  The days and times are limited so be sure to check out the website for more details.

To keep everyone safe, the pantry has a number of precautions in place. To help speed up the check in process when you get to the pantry, please click here and fill out this one-time contact form. This will decrease the amount of time in pantry to better support social-distancing and the safety of our guests and student staff. Again, you only need to fill the contact form out ONCE this semester. The contact form can be filled out right before you arrive or weeks in advance!

Support at CSU

CSU has a variety of resources in place to help support you during your time as a law student, including the Counseling Center, the CARE Team, and a Law Student Support Group. You are not alone!

The CSU Counseling Center is open on-campus from 9:00-5:00 Mondays through Fridays. It is located on the second floor of the Union Building, which is across the street from the Law School. For individual support, call (216) 687 – 2277 and ask for a crisis session (one 30-minute session) or a screening (to start regularly counseling).

The CARE Team – When challenges arise, whether inside or outside of the classroom, these challenges can create barriers to academic success. CARE is here  to support students as they reach their goals. Get help for you or anonymously refer a friend. Email or call (216) 687 – 2048 to get in touch with the CARE Team.



NOTE: Outages on Monday October 18 and November 11

Due to server and software upgrades, some electronic library resources will be unavailable on Monday, October 18 and Monday, November 1. Westlaw and Lexis are NOT affected by this outage. Below is a list of what will be offline. On each occasion, whether the outage will last the entire day is uncertain; the library will send an email when the resources are back up and running.


Scholar, the library online catalog, will be unavailable: no books can be checked out or renewed and no local or OhioLINK holds can be placed during the downtime.


All databases authenticated through the Michael Schwartz Library servers will be unavailable: this includes HeinOnline databases, EBSCO databases, and Proquest Congressional (please note: the databases will still be accessible if you are on campus).

If you are working from home on October 18 or November 1 and cannot access a resource because of the outage, please email or call 212-687-2250. We may be able to get to an item and email it to you, as resources should work for us inside the building.

Law Student Support Hour

Join peers to connect and discuss what’s on your mind during  uniquely challenging times as a law student. Facilitated by Dr. Bruce Menapace of the CSU Counseling Center. To register and receive the zoom link, email

The sessions run from Sept. 24 through Dec. 10, 2021 and are held on Fridays at 1:00p via Zoom.




Celebrate World Mental Health Day Oct. 10 – Resources at C|M|LAW & CSU

October 10 is World Mental Health Day. Take advantage of the all the mental health resources available to you at C|M|LAW and CSU –

Ask a librarian if you’d like more information about any of these resources.