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Welcome to Tiger Market

One of the primary aspects of the Dean of Students Office is to help students resolve university-related issues. Through the Tiger Market, our staff assists students and their families in navigating diverse concerns, as well as identifying resources for personal, academic, and social success. We know that students cannot learn if they are hungry, and they may not be able to acquire an internship or a job when they do not possess the necessary professional attire for the job interview. To address these and other areas of concern for students, the Division of Student Services has created the Tiger Market which provides a food pantry, dress for success clothing closet, and case management services for students.

The Tiger Market is located in Suite 130 of the Lanier West Residence Hall.

We are open: Monday - 10 AM-12 PM | Tuesday-Thursday - 9 AM-5 PM | Friday - 10 AM-1 PM 

*We will be closed between 1 PM AND 2 PM for lunch.

If you have questions or would like more information, you may contact us by telephone at 713-313-6778 or via email at shareen.nicholson@tsu.edu.

About the food pantry

  • The primary objective of the pantry is to meet the immediate food needs of students on campus.
  • A secondary objective of the pantry is to meet the emergency non-food needs of students.
  • In order to maintain students’ confidentiality and dignity, accessing the food pantry does not require application or approval. It is available to any student with a need.

How can I make a donation?

Please bring your donations to Suite 130 of the Lanier West Residence Hall on weekdays between 8 a.m.-5 p.m.. It is best to call 713-313-6778 to ensure the office will be open when you drop off your donation.

Food pantry items are needed all year long. As mentioned above, we serve many students per month and supplies can become limited. Consider hosting a food drive to benefit the food pantry. As a TSU community, let’s help our students by supplying food items and necessities for daily living, and the provision of clothing items which will enable them to successfully acquire internships and career opportunities. .

Food pantry items needed

There is a need for a variety of single-serve and easy to prepare/quick fix meals for students' immediate food needs while on campus and attending classes. For example:

• Canned vegetables & fruit • Bread, bagels, English Muffins • Juice • Personal hygiene items (toothbrushes, toothpaste, personal female products such as tampons, soap, toilet paper, diapers, shampoo/conditioner, deodorant, etc.) • Shelf-Stable Milk Boxes (non-dairy, dairy) • Pasta • Mashed Potatoes • Snacks – (Fruit snacks, microwave popcorn, chips, etc.) • Rice • Beans • Soup • Single-Serve Items – Mac N Cheese, Ramen • Breakfast Items – Cereal, Granola Bars, Oatmeal, Applesauce • Oils – Vegetable Oil, Canola Oil, Olive Oil • Pasta Sauces • Canned Tuna, Canned Chicken • Peanut Butter • Jelly • Crackers • Mixed nuts • Granola • Bottled Water

About the Dress for Success Clothing Closet

Students in need of professional clothing can visit the Tiger Market to be outfitted for shirts, jackets, pants, shoes and other professional attire. We want to ensure that our Tigers are adequately prepared for job interviews, presentations, and other professional events free of charge. Normally, the students are able to keep the clothes after they use them.

Donate to the TSU Food Pantry

The TSU Tiger Market is a Division of Student Services initiative that aims to meet the immediate and short term food needs, as well as the emergency non-food needs, of university students and their families. We cannot be successful without your generosity. Please consider donating so that we can continue to serve our students and remove obstacles to their success and graduation.

Drop off food, personal hygiene, and new/newly used clothing items to Lanier West, Suite 130. You may also provide a monetary donation via giving.tsu.edu/foodpantry/. A donation receipt will be provided to you.

To learn more about food insecurity on college campuses, click the following links: https://www.clasp.org/press-room/news-clips/food-insecurity-college-campuses  https://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/2019/08/food-insecurity-campuses