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Associated Students Resource Guide Welcome to SJSU!

Table of Contents

Introduction The Associated Students (A.S.) Resource Guide directs you to services, programs and resources at SJSU. Many of the services will require your student ID. Make sure to pick up your student ID at the Bursar’s Office in the Student Services Center and have it with you at all times.

Academic Resources


Health, Wellness and Safety


There is no central location where all services at SJSU are located. Refer to a campus map to find the location of these services. Hours are subject to change in fall, spring, and/or summer, so check department and organization websites for up-to-date hours of operations. This resource guide is by no means an exhaustive list.

Getting Around SJSU


Support Centers


Financial Resources


Jobs and Careers


Involvement Opportunities


Student Organization Resources


Family Resources


Student Rights and Ethics




If you do not find the resources you need, we encourage you to ask around and share what you may find. It’s a good idea to refer these resources to a friend or classmate. If you have questions, you can visit any of our A.S. departments or reach out to a student leader in the A.S. Board of Directors. Look for the ‘Meet the Board’ section on to send an email or visit during their weekly office hours. Questions E-mail, call (408)924-6240 or visit the government office, Diaz Compean Student Union-2nd Floor Suite 2300. Acknowledgements The Resource Guide project was led by Jack Spica, A.S. Director of Student Resource Affairs 2016-2017, in collaboration with the A.S. Board of Directors 2016-2017; A.S. Marketing & Events; input from SJSU students, staff, and faculty; and in consultation with the departments included in this guide.

Academic Resources Student Academic Success Services Mentoring Hub and Tutoring Hub Description: You don’t have to tackle SJSU alone. A mentor takes the time to understand and give you personalized advice to succeed. Register online at Location: Student Services Center 600 Peer Connections Description: Peer Connections provides services such as peer tutoring, mentoring, workshops and supplemental classroom instruction. Assistance is available for one-on-one and small group sessions. Locations: Main Office: Student Services Center (SSC), 9th and San Fernando Appointment Desk: Clark Hall (across from EOP) Hours (SSC): Mon-Wed: 10am - 5pm, Thurs: 10am - 4pm, Fri: 10am - 3pm Appointment: Register with Peer Connections online or in person. Make an appointment at the main office, the Clark Hall Appointment desk, or by calling (408) 924-2587. Writing Center Description: One-on-one tutoring sessions to help you improve academic and professional writing skills. The center offers workshops and original online writing guides. Location: Clark Hall 126 Hours: Mon-Thurs: 9:30am - 5:30pm, Fri: 9:30am - 2pm Appointment: Go to the website and read what to expect, how to register online and how to schedule appointments. Appointments open seven days in advance. Communication Studies Center Description: Tutoring, mentoring, and workshops to help with public speaking, writing, and communication skills. Go to their website to learn about workshops and events. Location: Hugh Gillis Hall 229 Hours: Mon-Thurs: 10:30am - 4:30pm Appointment: Go online to schedule an appointment with a tutor or go to their office for a drop-in session.


College of Science Advising Center (CoSAC) Description: One-on-one or group tutoring for Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Math, and Physics. You can sign-up for a one-hour long session or two 30-minute sessions per week. Location: Duncan Hall 213 Appointment: Review the available courses for tutoring, and book appointments on the CoSAC website. Walk-in appointments are based on availability. Coffee with a Professor Description: Free gift card to take your professor or teacher’s assistant out for a cup of coffee to any of the cafes on campus. Available to all SJSU undergraduate students. Appointment: First talk to your professor or teacher’s assistant. Sign-up and get your free card at the Center for Faculty Affairs in IRC 213. General Advising Description: General Education Advisers help you stay on track with your general education course requirements and serve to assist you with understanding university requirements and processes. Location: Student Services Center (SCC), 9th and San Fernando Hours: Mon-Thurs: 8:15am - 4:45pm, Fri: 9:00am - 1:30pm Appointment: Go to the SSC office or call (408) 924-2129 to schedule a 30-minute session. 10-15 minute drop-in sessions are available depending on availability. Make sure you come prepared with questions. Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) Description: Educational counseling sessions to help you improve study, communication, time management, and decision making skills. Location: Student Wellness Center Room 300B Hours: Mon-Thurs: 8:30am - 5:30pm, Fri: 8:30am - 4:30pm Sign-up: Make an appointment at the office or call (408) 924-5910. COLLEGE SUCCESS CENTERS College Success Centers offer major-and career advising, tutoring, study space, and information on major-related clubs and organizations, scholarships, grants, and internships. College of Applied Sciences and Arts: CASA Student Success Center, MacQuarrie Hall (MH) 533


College of Business: Jack Holland Student Success Center, Boccardo Business Center (BBC) 008 College of Education: Student Success Center, Sweeney Hall (SH) 106 College of Engineering: Engineering Student Success Center, Engineering Building (ENG) 344 College of Humanities and Arts: H&A Student Success Center, Clark Hall (CH) 244 College of Science: CoSAC, Duncan Hall (DH) 212 College of Social Science: ACCESS, Clark Hall (CH) 240 Associated Students Print & Technology Center (PTC) Description: Self-service printing, copying, scan to USB. Full service: highquality printing with different sizes and types of paper, binding, laminating, posters/banners, business cards, programs, and flyers. Technology services and repairs include free 15-minute tech consultations; free diagnostics, repair, backup and optimization services for computers and mobile devices; daily/weekly/monthly laptop rentals; and computer lab with 30 freeto-use sit-down stations. Location: Student Union, 2nd Level, East Wing Hours: Mon-Thurs: 8am - 6pm, and Fri: 9am - 4pm Student Computing Services (SCS) Description: Rent MacBooks, PC laptops, tablets, chargers, adapters, whiteboard markers, calculators, headphones, and other accessories for free. Location: MLK Library, 4th floor Hours: Mon-Thurs: 8am - 9:30pm, Fri: 8am - 5:30pm, Sat: 9am - 5:30pm, Sun: 1pm - 6:30pm Free Software Description: Download free software off of the SJSU website including Office 365, One Drive, Photoshop, InDesign, and anti-virus programs. Student Technology Training Center Description: Help with Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, iMovie, SPSS, and other software programs. Assistance is available through email, one on one or group sessions. E-mail to make an appointment. Location: MLK Library, 4th floor (next to SCS) 6

Clark Hall Computer Lab Description: Over 30 desktop Apple and Windows computers and four editing stations on reserve. Visit the IT Service Desk with your ID. Location: Clark Hall 102 Hours: Mon-Thurs: 8am - 9:45pm, Fri: 8am - 4:45pm IT Service Desk Description: The IT Desk provides assistance with connecting to campus Wi-Fi and downloadable software programs. Hours and Location: same at the Clark Hall Computer Lab. Instructional Resource Center (IRC) Description: Free audio and visual equipment rental including cameras, camcorders, microphones, sound systems, voice recording equipment, and tripods. Location: The IRC. Building, next to Dudley Moorhead Hall Hours: Mon-Thurs: 7:30am - 9:45pm Fri: 7:30am - 4:00pm Reservation: Check out equipment in-person on a first-come, first-served basis or call (408) 924-2888 to reserve in advance. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library Description: Quiet and silent study spaces on floors 6 - 8, and group study spaces on floors 2 - 5; reliable and fast Wi-Fi; self-service printing, scanning, and copying on the 1st, 2nd, and 4th floors; and self-checkout machines. Location: North West corner of campus, 4th and San Fernando Hours: Open seven days a week. For students, Sunday through Thursday. The library is open 24 hours during midterms and finals. Spartan Floor (Fourth Floor) Description: This floor is exclusive for SJSU students. Provides individual and group study spaces, and the SCS where you can rent laptops and equipment, and receive technical assistance. Reserve a Study Room Description: These study rooms can be reserved for one hour for individual and group study. Rooms seat between 4 to 12 people. Most rooms come with a monitor and whiteboard. Reservations: To book a room online, you need your Student ID number and Library Card. Book larger rooms one or two days in advance. Subject Librarians Description: Your major department or college offers library liaisons who help you navigate the databases of journals, articles, and books. Find your liaison online or ask about them at your college’s Success Center. 7

Health, Wellness and Safety Student Health Center Description: Unlimited, free, and low-cost primary care medical services to students enrolled at SJSU. Go online to see a full list of clinical services. Location: Student Wellness Center, 7th Street Plaza (across from the Event Center) Hours: Mon-Thurs: 8:30am - 5:30pm, Fri: 8:30am - 4:30pm Appointment: Complete the necessary forms online or in-person at the Wellness Center front desk. Then schedule a consultation online, at the front desk, or by calling (408) 924-6122. For the after-hours nurse, call (866) 935-6347.

Food Resources Description: About half of all SJSU students reported that they sometimes skip meals due to cost.* If you’ve struggled to afford food while attending SJSU, take advantage of the services provided. *Fall 2014 Student Food Access Survey Contact: If you have questions or suggestions, e-mail Food Shelf Program Description: These small bookshelves or tables, located throughout campus, offer free non-perishable food items and snacks. Locations: Go online and click the ‘On-Campus’ icon on the left for a list and map of locations. Hours: All shelves are accessible during the operating hours of the spaces where these are located.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) Description: Free personal counseling. CAPS counselors help with time management, adjusting to college, creating meaningful relationships, and coping with crises. Location: Student Wellness Center, Room 300B - 7th Street Plaza (across from the Event Center) Hours: Mon-Thurs: 8:30am - 5:30pm, Fri: 8:30am - 4:30pm Appointment: Call (408) 924-5910 or go online.

Just In Time (Mobile Food Pantry) Description: Provides up to $100 worth of free groceries (including rice, breads, beans, fruit, veggies, frozen meat, and canned foods) donated by Second Harvest Food Bank. This program is for students in need of additional food assistance. Bring multiple reusable bags and your student ID. Location: Event Center Hours: Occurs on a monthly basis. Hours can be found under “Just in Time” in the above web address.

Wellness & Health Promotion (Lounge) Description: Comfortable and peaceful space to study, connect and hang out. Resources in the lounge include: the condom co-op, massage chairs, food resources, one-on-one health educator consultations, fun activities (games, movies, etc.), and calendars of upcoming events. Location: Student Wellness Center, 7th Street Plaza (across from the Event Center) Hours: Mon-Thurs: 9am - 5:30pm, Fri: 9am - 4:30pm

Associated Students Campus Community Garden Description: The Associated Students Community Garden provides free organic fruits and vegetables grown by and for students. The garden also offers fun and productive volunteer experiences. Location: San Salvador Street between 8th and 9th Street (across the street from The Commons and the Joe West Dorms) Hours: Check website for up-to-date hours.

Peer Health Education (PHE) Description: PHE promotes health and well-being at SJSU through outreach events and delivery of evidence-based workshops addressing topics such as: nutrition, sexual wellness, violence prevention, alcohol, marijuana and other drugs, body image, and rest and relaxation. All students are invited to apply. For recruitment information, see website.


The Breakfast Club and Food for Thought Description: Free bread and pastries donated by Spartan Shops. Location: Food for Thought is available all day in the Student Wellness Center Lounge on 7th St. Plaza. Hours: Both programs operate Monday through Friday. The Breakfast Club is available from 10:00am - 1:00pm in the Peer Connections Office in the Student Services Center.


CALFRESH/ Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Description: This program provides financial assistance to purchase food at grocery stores and farmer’s markets. Appointment: Go to to see if you are eligible. Find out where to receive assistance with the application process online. CHEW (Cooking Healthy Eating Well) Description: Hands-on learning experience where students learn how to prepare cheap and healthy meals. Sign-up for a free session online. Location: Student Health Center Free Food at Events @SJSUFreeFood on Twitter Description: Follow @SJSUFreeFood on Twitter to find out where food will be given out on campus. Take pictures of food you see after events that is accessible to students, get the organizer’s approval, and tweet it to @SJSUFreeFood. Online Resources “Eating Well on a Budget” How to cook cheap, easy, and healthy meals. Videos on how to cook items found at the food shelves. On-Campus Value Items Food under $5.00 at campus eateries, coffee shops, and food stores. RECREATION Sport Club (Recreation Center) Description: The Sport Club provides free gym membership for all SJSU students. Amenities include: multipurpose room, weight room, aerobics room, dance studio, racquetball courts, mini-gym, cardio equipment, and locker rooms. Location: 7th Street Plaza (next to the Event Center) Group Fitness Description: Over 40 hours of free group fitness classes are offered per week. Some of these classes include, but not limited to; boot camp, Insanity, UJam, yoga, and zumba. Outdoor Adventures Description: Low cost day-long and overnight trips including hiking, backpacking, camping, rock-climbing, and surfing.


Intramural Sports Description: Student-run casual and competitive sports teams. Some IM sports include volleyball, soccer, basketball, and dodgeball. Club Sports Description: Club Sports consists of over 20 highly competitive teams that travel and compete regionally. Teams include soccer, volleyball, ultimate frisbee, salsa, and quidditch. Towel and Locker Rental Description: Access a locker and receive one clean towel per visit for only a $10 fee per semester. Location: Spartan Complex Building (SPX) Appointment: Pay the fee online at SAFETY AND EMERGENCY RESOURCES Blue Light Phones Description: The blue telephone poles across campus connect you with the University Police Department (UPD). Use these phones to report an emergency or suspicious activity, to request an escort, or get motorist assistance. SJSU Safety Escort Program Description: If you feel unsafe on campus and need help getting home, Police Service Assistants (PSAs) provide escorts for up to two blocks off-campus. Hours: 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Request an escort: Use a blue-light phone or call (408) 924-2222. SJSU Safe Ride Program Description: The SJSU Safe Ride Program provides safe rides further than the Safety Escort Program. See website for areas of operation and regulations. Hours: Mon-Fri: 7:30pm - 1am Request a ride: Use a blue-light phone or call (408) 924-2000. SJSUCares Description: This program directs students to emergency, food, housing and medical assistance. Contact the Economic Crisis Response Team (ECRT) if you experience an unforeseen economic crisis. Contact: Contact the ECRT by filling out a form on or email Spartans for Safety Description: This program works to create a safe campus by educating, collaborating, and empowering the campus community. Go to their website for safety tips.


Getting Around SJSU

Support Centers

MAP OF CAMPUS Highlighted Locations: 1. Student Services Center 2. Diaz Compean Student Union 3. MLK Library 4. Student Wellness Center 5. Clark Hall 6. A.S. House


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Accessible Education Center (AEC) Description: The AEC provides resources and accommodations to students with disabilities and special needs. Students must meet with a counselor and provide documentation of their disability for support services. Location: Administrative building, room 110 Hours: Mon-Tues: 9am - 5pm, Wed: 10am - 4pm, Thurs-Fri: 8am - 4pm Contact: Veterans Resource Center (VRC) Description: One-stop support services and resources for SJSU students who are Veterans, Reservists, National Guards, Active Duty Personnel or a Dependent of one. Resources include assistance with Federal and State educational benefit programs, counseling, career guidance and support, study space, and free printing. Location: Diaz Compean Student Union, First Level Hours: Mon-Thurs: 9am - 8pm, Fri: 9am - 5pm Contact:

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Associated Students Transportation Solutions Smart Pass Clipper Card (Unlimited rides on VTA lightrail and non-express buses in Santa Clara County) Discounted transit passes for Altamont Corridor Express and Highway 17 Express Carpool matching 511 Rideshare Car sharing: discounted annual memberships for Zipcar; Bike sharing: discounted annual memberships on GoFord Bike Share Secure on-campus bicycle parking. Transit Planning Services. Location: Diaz Compean Student Union, 1st Level, East Wing Hours: Mon-Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm 12

MOSAIC Cross-Cultural Center Description: MOSAIC hosts weekly events including workshops, open mic and poetry nights, and lectures related to social justice, diversity, and equity issues. The center offers study and social spaces, jobs, internships, and volunteer opportunities as well as a prayer and meditation room. Location: Diaz Compean Student Union, First Level, East Wing Hours: Mon-Thurs: 9am - 6pm, Fri: 9am - 5pm Contact: PRIDE Center Description: The PRIDE Center provides support and a safe space for LGBTIQQA+ students and allies. Visit the center for drop-in study and social space, a calendar with upcoming events, workshops and trainings, and opportunities to connect with LGBTIQQA+ clubs and discussion groups. Location: Diaz Compean Student Union, First Level, East Wing Hours: Mon-Thurs: 10am - 6pm, Fri: 10am - 4pm Contact:


Financial Resources Gender Equity Center (GenEc) Description: GenEc promotes social justice, respect, and safety through advocacy, resources, and programming. The center provides drop-in study space, free menstrual products (tampons, pads, and liners), condoms, a lactation room, and a library with books on gender and sexuality issues. Location: Diaz Compean Student Union, First Floor, East Level Hours: Mon-Thurs: 10am - 6pm, Fri: 10am - 4pm Contact: Undocumented Student Resources Description: Provides resources for DACA, AB 540 and Dream Acts. Hours: Visit website Upcoming Resource Centers Location – Diaz Compean Student Union African American Resource Center Latinx/Chicanx Resource Center Undocumented Spartan Student Resource Center

Financial Aid and Scholarship Office Description: The Financial Aid and Scholarship Office provides quality educational financing options, while delivering consistent, equitable, and timely services to student aid applicants at San JosĂŠ State University. In addition to federal and state funding, the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office connects students with campus scholarship opportunities and other off campus resources. Services include assistance in applying for FAFSA, California Dream Act, and Calfresh (food stamps); information on aid options (grants, work-study, loans, middle-class scholarship); administering scholarships (SJSU Campus, Department, Private based); and financial literacy workshops. Location: Student Services Center - 9th Street (between San Fernando & Santa Clara Streets) Hours: Mon-Thurs: 8:15am - 4:45pm, Fri: 9am - 4:30pm Cal Grants Priority deadline (recommended, to receive more aid): March 2 Last deadline (will receive aid, but not as much): September 2 Associated Students General Services Center Description: Services include the Affordable Textbook Program, check cashing, money orders, health insurance, faxing, notarization, PG&E payment, International Student IDs, and student organization banking. Location: Diaz Compean Student Union, First Level, East Wing Hours: Mon-Fri: 8:30am - 4:30pm Spartan Shops Gold Points Description: Gold Points are a safe and convenient way to make purchases at campus dining locations, Spartan Bookstore, and printers in Clark Hall, and the MLK Library. Load Gold Points onto your Tower ID card online or at the Spartan Shops office at MacQuarrie Hall. Spartan Bookstore Charges Description: You can charge books and supplies purchased at the Spartan Bookstore to your MySJSU student account up to a limited amount per semester. Go online to learn more.




Career Center Description: The Career Center provides coaching to SJSU students on a variety of topics including job and internship search strategies, major or career exploration, career planning, resume building, interviewing, networking, and more. Location: Administration Building, Room 154 or 255 for accessible entry Hours: Check website for up to date hours. SJSU Handshake Description: SJSU’s official job and internship database that includes on and off-campus, part-time, full-time, internship, and career positions. Currently enrolled SJSU students and registered alumni have access to this 24/7 online resource. In addition to your Handshake application, remember to submit an application for Work Study or Student Assistant position form to the designated hiring department. Contact: Visit the Career Center or email for assistance. ON-CAMPUS JOBS Associated Students Description: Associated Students offers a variety of employment opportunities for students. Job listings are updated regularly on the website. MLK Library Description: Apply online for a library Student Assistant position. Spartan Shops Description: You can apply online for part-time and full-time positions that work with your schedule, including café baristas, food prep, event services, and marketing. Go online and click on the ‘Apply Now’ tab. Student Union Inc. or Description: Student Union has multiple departments with job opportunities. Go online to apply.


Involvement Opportunities STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS Getting involved with a club or an organization is the best way to meet new people and expand your network. Look out for student organizations tabling during the first few weeks of school. Student Involvement Description: Manages over 400 Registered Student Organizations (RSO) and conducts leadership training. Visit the website to find the directory and contact information for all RSO’s such as Academic, Special Interest, Cultural and Religious, Fraternity/Sorority, and Club Sports. Location: Diaz Compean Student Union, First Level Academic Year Hours: Mon-Thurs: 9am - 6pm Fri: 9am - 5pm Breaks and Summer Hours: Mon-Fri: 9am - 5pm Contact: Associated Students Board of Directors Description: The 16 elected student Board Members oversee the seven A.S. Departments, sit on A.S. and University Committees, write and pass resolutions on issues affecting students, and meet regularly with campus administration and University departments. Run for a position on the board in the spring. Location: Diaz Compean Student Union, Second Floor Associated Students and University Committees Description: You can apply to join an A.S. committee as a student-at-large any time during the semester. Committees include: Finance, Lobby Corps, Programming Board, Internal Affairs, University Affairs, and the Students’ Election Commission. COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT & SERVICE LEARNING Associated Students Cesar E. Chavez Community Action Center (CCCAC) Description: Mentoring K-12 students, tending to the community garden, conducting campus Legacy Tours, providing community service opportunities, fighting student hunger, and much more. The center also provides space for studying and hanging out. Location: Diaz Compean Student Union, First Level


Associated Students Child Development Center Description: NAEYC accredited childcare and educational program for children of SJSU students, faculty and staff. Offers part-time jobs, internships, and volunteer hours for students majoring in child development. Location: 460 South 8th Street (by the A.S. Community Garden) Hours: Mon- Fri: 7:15am - 5:30pm Center for Community Learning and Leadership Description: Guidance on service-learning and community engagement opportunities, advice/referral on internships, connection with community organizations, and involvement in community initiatives. Location: Clark Hall 203 Hours: Mon-Fri: 10am - 4:30pm 157SL - Community Action/ Community Service Description: This service learning (SL) course fulfills the GE area “S” requirement. Take this class to learn about contemporary social issues and engage in 48 hours of service-learning at a local community partner site. Environmental Resource Center (ERC) Description: The ERC, a student-run center in the Environmental Studies Department, allows students from across campus to undertake sustainability projects on and off campus and promote sustainable communities. Students participating in ERC projects can register for EnvS 181 (1-3 units) and gain credit for their work. Students from all majors are welcome! Location: WSQ 115 Hours: Contact the Director, Advisor, or check MySJSU for semester’s hours. Contact: EVENTS Going to an event is a great way to get to know people or learn about resources on campus.

NEWS AND RADIO Spartan Daily Description: Stay updated on campus news and events by reading the Spartan Daily newspaper. Pick up a copy at a yellow newsstand every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The Spartan Daily is a student-run newspaper published 3 days a week covering on-campus news and events. Go online to watch Update News, view the news article database, and stay updated through their social media feeds. Update News Description: Update News is our award-winning student television newscast. It is researched, produced, reported and anchored entirely by convergence journalism students in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications. Each semester the 30-minute community newscast focuses on campus and local events, plus local angles on national and international news of timely importance. Location: School of Journalism and Mass Communications department El Espartano Noticias Description: El Espartano is a student-run Spanish news organization that provides reports through articles and videos on their website about social justice issues, technology, health, and sports. Her Campus, SJSU Chapter Description: Her Campus is a college student online newspaper that discusses life, love, career, and culture from the perspective of SJSU Female students. Reed Magazine Description: Reed is a student-run literary journal with over 150 years of heritage at San José State University. Visit the Humanities and Arts department for more information. Location: Washington Square Hall 120

Events Calendar Description: Follow the online Event Calendar to stay up to date with lectures, performances, workshops, job fairs, and networking opportunities. Associated Students Programming and Events Description: Associated Students hosts annual and monthly events with fun activities, free food, giveaways and prizes. Join the Associated Students Programming Board or apply for a job with the Associated Students Marketing & Events department to help plan and organize campus wide events. 18


Student Organization Resources

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RESERVING SPACE ON CAMPUS Event Services Description: Available tabling spaces on 7th Street Plaza, Diax Compean Student Union Meeting Rooms, Ballroom, and Theater, Morris Dailey Auditorium, Smith/Carlos Lawn, Tower Lawn, gyms, and classrooms in most academic buildings. Location: Diaz Compean Student Union, Second Floor, East Wing Contact: Go to their office, call at (408) 924-6300, or e-mail All spaces must be reserved by your organization’s President, Vice President or Treasurer. MLK Room 225 and 255 Description: These large meeting and lecture rooms can be reserved online. Call (408) 808-2011 to check availability. Student Wellness Center Room 112 Description: Students can reserve this room for free by filling out a form at the Student Wellness Lounge front desk. Contact: call (408) 924-6202 for questions Associated Students BBQ Pit, Rec Lawn, and Conference Rooms Description: Associated Students rents out spaces for organizations on campus. Spaces. Located next to the A.S. House, include the Recreation Lawn and BBQ Pit. For indoor spaces, the Fireside room (12-person capacity) and the Boardroom (35-person capacity) are available in the A.S. House. Spaces can be placed on hold for 48 hours. How to Reserve: call (408) 924-6242 to check availability. Fill out a reservation form at the reception desk inside the A.S. House.


EQUIPMENT RENTAL Associated Students Equipment Rental Program Description: You can rent equipment for your activity or event. Tents, folding tables, folding chairs, and carnival games available for rent. Carts and dollies may be available but renters should be prepared to transport equipment without them. How to Reserve: All equipment is reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Visit the website and click on ‘Equipment Rental’ to fill out the form. All reservations should be made at least two business days in advance. If you have any questions, call (408) 924-6269. Location: A.S. House Hours: Mon-Fri: 8am – 5pm Instructional Resource Center (IRC) Description: The IRC offers services such as free audio and visual equipment rental including cameras, camcorders, microphones, sound systems, voice recording equipment and tripods. Location: IRC Building, next to Dudley Moorhead Hall Hours: Mon-Thurs: 7:30am - 9:45pm, Fri: 7:30am - 4:45pm Contact: To reserve and check out equipment, visit the IRC in person or call (408) 924-2888 to reserve in advance. All equipment on a first come, first served basis. OUTREACH MATERIAL Associated Students Print and Technology Center (PTC) Description: Printing Services include self-service printing, copying, scan to USB. Full service includes high-quality printing, various paper sizes, types of paper, binding, laminating, posters/banners, business cards, programs, and flyers. Location: Diaz Compean Student Union, 2nd Level Hours: Mon-Thurs: 8am - 6pm, and Fri: 8am - 4pm Student Involvement Description: The Student Involvement office in the Student Union offers up to 6 feet of butcher paper for free. Location: Diaz Compean Student Union, First Level


Family Resources

FUNDING AND FINANCIAL RESOURCES Associated Students Funding Request Package Description: Apply for up to $2,700 per student organization every semester for t-shirts, banners, catering, speakers, travel, and more. Go to the website for important dates, how to request funds, and FAQs. Associated Students General Services Center Description: A.S. General Services offers a variety of programs and services to help you with your everyday financial necessities. Programs and services include Affordable Textbook Program, check cashing, money orders, health insurance, faxing, notarization, PG&E payment, International Student IDs, and student organization banking. Location: Diaz Compean Student Union, First Level Hours: Mon-Fri: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Student Wellness Center Location: Student Wellness Center Appointment: If eligible, schedule an appointment by calling (408) 924-6122. Associated Students Child Development Center Description: The National Association for The Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accredited child-care and educational program for children of SJSU students, faculty, and staff. The Child Development Center offers discounted rates for students. The center serves children from ages four months to six years. Location: 460 South 8th Street (around the corner from the Associated Students Community Garden) Hours: Mon-Fri: 7:15am - 5:30pm Lactation Rooms Description: These centers offer a comfortable and private space for breast feeding. Visit website for hours and appointments. Locations: Gender Equity Center – Diaz Compean Student Union and the Student Wellness Center New Student and Family Program Description: New Student and Family Programs is dedicated to helping new students, parents, and family members successfully transition into SJSU. The transition into college can be a big, overwhelming adjustment, but we are here to help you along the way. Location: Student Services Center 537 Contact for Frosh Orientation Inquiries: Contact for Parent and Family Inquiries:



Student Rights and Ethics Ombudsperson Description: If you have a grade dispute, or a grievance against a professor, staff member, or an administrative officer, the Ombudsperson can assist you. The Ombudsperson provides impartial and confidential consultation, and will work with you to access the proper channels in addressing your concern. Location: Administration Building, Room 269 Contact: or (408) 924-5995 Student Fairness Committee Description: This committee provides a forum for redress if you have a grievance against a professor, staff member, or administrative officer. Location: Visit website Hours: Visit website Title IX Officer Description: If you have been a victim of sexual misconduct, including rape, dating and domestic violence, and stalking, you have the right to file a report. Contact: The Title IX Office is available to assist you. Call 911 if this is an emergency situation or email for all other concerns. Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Description: This office leads University-wide efforts to ensure a welcoming, safe climate for every member of San Jose State University. Contact: (408) 924-7290 UPD Chief Student Advisory Board Description: This committee was created to provide transparency between UPD and students. Join this committee to provide suggestions on how to improve safety at SJSU. The only requirement to join is an open mind and a willingness to represent fellow students. Contact the Associated Students Director of Business Affairs to learn more. Questions? Contact A.S. Director of Student Rights and Responsibilities: Chelby Gill


Frequently Asked Questions What’s the best way to meet new people? Dozens of events take place on campus each week. This gives you an opportunity to reach out to different organizations on campus. If you want to join an organization, a great place to start is through Student Involvement. You can also download the Sammy Mobile App to have all campus opportunities just a click away. How do I save money on textbooks? Chegg, Amazon, and the “SJSU Textbooks for sale” FB page. If you qualify for Financial Aid, the voucher for the Affordable Textbook Program from the A.S. General Services Center is available for a limited amount. The “Friends of the Library Bookstore” on the First level of the MLK library also offers discounts and deals. How do I find off-campus housing? For a more student-oriented webpage than craigslist, check out the public Facebook page ‘SJSU Student Off-Campus Housing.’ Students post daily on this page looking for roommates or offering rooms to rent by campus. What if I’m having thoughts of suicide or self-harm? You don’t have to feel alone. Nearly half of all college students experience thoughts of suicide at some point. Call the 24/7 County Suicide Prevention hotline (855) 278-4204. Make an appointment with a Counseling and Psychological Services counselor by calling (408) 924-5910. Where is the best place to hang out on campus? Associated Students House, grassy areas on campus such as the A.S. Lawn, Tommie Smith and John Carlos statues and Tower Lawn, the Diaz Compean Student Union and Duncan Hall Quad. What should I do if I think I’m going to fail a class? Don’t be afraid if you’re falling behind, it happens to most students. Go to the Advising Hub at Reach out to Associated Students directors during their office hours for help, this information can be found at Peer Connections is also a great place for academic help. What If I get put on a waitlist for a class? If you’re on a waitlist, you should show up during the first couple weeks of class and wait for an add code. Students who are enrolled in the class are dropped if they don’t show up. 25

A.S. Departments How do I navigate campus policy and Administration? Each A.S. Board of Director student has 3 office hours per week. They can help you find the proper channels to address an issue you have with a policy or the University Administration. Start by visiting or the Government Office in the Diaz Compean Student Union to schedule a meeting with a director. What do I do if I witness or experience a crime or suspicious activity? To send an anonymous tip about a crime or suspicious activity, call or text University Police Department at (408) 337-2919. How do I avoid the “freshman 15”? There are nutritionists in the Health Center who can help you manage your food habits. Where can I go to see the list of all current clubs at San Jose State? Go to the Student Involvement webpage at and click on the Registered Student Organization (RSO) Directory. How can I graduate on time or perhaps even earlier? If you are able to handle it and your schedule permits, take at least 15 units per semester, or 12 in the Fall/Spring and a Winter/Summer class. You need 120 units to graduate. 15/semester x 2 semesters/year = 30 units/year. 4 years = 120 units.

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How do you change your major? Go to Follow the directions and fill out the forms. You will have to get paperwork signed by your current major department, and the Registrar’s office in the Student Services Center.



A.S. Mission Statement To represent the students of San JosĂŠ State University and continually improve the quality of their educational opportunities and experiences.



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