News and Updates



Student Conference Papers Wanted, $ 5000.00 Awards

All past and present COSS students are encouraged to  present their research at an upcoming student conference.  There are $5000 awards for each of the three best papers, plus some travel reimbursement for all participants.  This is the 42nd annual Social Science Research and Instructional Council (SSRIC) student conference, held this year on April 27 in Fresno.   The deadline for registration is March 30.  Registration and other information (including a flyer) can be found here.



Looking For Front Desk Staff!

The ACCESS Center is looking for Part-Time Front Desk Administrative Assistant
Duties include:

Answering Phones
Answering Quick Questions
Front Desk Check In
Date Entry
Assist Staff
Run Errands On Campus

Minimum Qualifications:*

  • Incumbents must: possess the ability to learn and perform assigned work; work cooperatively with staff and other students assistants; accept responsibility; have good follow-through skills and have the flexibility to change tasks frequently on any given day; be familiar with SJSU resources. Knowledge of Microsoft Office desirable (particularly Work and Excel). Incumbents must be currently enrolled students.
  • Application Procedures:

    To apply, submit letter of interest, copy of transcript (Printout from MYSJSU), and resume to Dr. Amy Leisenring, ACCESS, Clark Hall 240,

  • Salary Range: $10-$12/hour

    Student may work up to a maximum of 20 hours per week.

    Work Hours:  Flexible. We are hiring several assistants to staff our front desk Monday through Friday 8:30 to 5:00.



College of Social Science Seniors (90 Units Completed) Can Apply For Graduation!

Congratulations in attaining your Senior status!

We realize that you have made it this far due to your hard work and dedication.  You should help ensure that you will graduate in a timely manner.  

We are strongly encouraging all Seniors to apply for graduation.

Look at The Frequently Asked Questions posted by the registrar's office to begin the graduation process, and then make an appointment to see an ACCESS Advisor for to prepare for graduation.


SJSU has a site that has resources For Undocumented Students!

Where we stand

“CSU’s policy is that, unless otherwise required by law, we will not enter into agreements with law enforcement agencies for the purpose of enforcing federal immigration laws. ”

 Chancellor Timothy P. White

Resources for you

You may have lots of questions. We can help connect you to answers...continue





New Advisors at ACCESS Center!

We would like to welcome Rose Hunter and Tabia Shawel to The ACCESS Center Family!!

Rose Hunter graduated from SJSU with a B.A. in Behavioral Science in 2012, and earned a Master’s Degree at SJSU in Counselor Education in May 2016. She is looking forward to working with students in the Social Science majors to assist them in accomplishing their academic goals.

Tabia Shawel grew up in Southern California and attended Cal State LA where she received a B.A. in African American Studies. In 2012, she moved to the Bay Area to work with the AmeriCorps program which brought her to the SJSU campus. Since then, she's gained invaluable experience working with amazing departments and campus organizations. In addition to advancing professional endeavors, she is pursuing a Masters Degree in Justice Studies at SJSU and will finish the degree in May 2017.