Campus Life

SJSU Students at homecoming event.

A Thriving Community

A student's time at San Jose State is about discovery, both inside and outside the classroom. Through shared experiences with peers, service to the community, and acts of creation, recreation and cohabitation, discover who you want to be.

Get Involved

Associated Students, home of SJSU's student government.

Associated Students

Home of student government, Cesar E. Chavez Community Action Center, Transportation Solutions and the Child Development Center, Associated Students (A.S.) is here to enhance your experience! 

SJSU student organization, Grupo Folklorico.

Student Organizations

Find your place among 30,000 Spartans with nearly 450 recognized student organizations at San Jose State ranging from cultural groups and Greek life to hundreds of special interest groups.

Council of fraternities and sororities event at SJSU.

Fraternities and Sororities

Since 1898, fraternities and sororities at SJSU have offered a fun atmosphere filled with friendship, community service, and personal development that makes college life a memorable experience.

African American College Readiness Summit.

African-American/Black Student Success Center

The African-American/Black Student Success Center’s primary mission is retaining, empowering and successfully graduating African-American/black students at SJSU.

The Cesar E. Chavez Community Action Center at the Student Union.

Cesar Chavez Community Action Center

Part of Associated Students, CCCAC connects SJSU students with community service opportunities that deepen educational experience while promoting lifelong commitment to civic activism and social justice.

SJSU students at the Chicanx/Latinx Fall Welcome.

Chicanx/Latinx Student Success Center

The Chicanx/Latinx Student Success Center is a responsive and culturally relevant academic success center devoted to providing inclusive and welcoming community spaces.

Cyber Spartans Encourage Next Generation of Coders.

Center for Community Learning and Leadership

CCLL promotes service-learning and community engagement, collaborating with students, faculty members and community organizations for academic advancement and serving the common good.

Students from the Gender Equity Center at the Rainbow Graduation.

Gender Equity Center

The Gender Equity Center works to empower students and educate the campus on gender-based issues facing society.

Military and Veteran students in the classroom.

Military and Veteran Student Resource Center

The center is dedicated to assisting eligible veterans and military students, and their dependents, aiding  in the transition from military to education to career.  

Students entering the MOSAIC Cross Cultural Center at the Student Union.

MOSAIC Cross Cultural Center

MOSAIC Cross Cultural Center provides support services and advocacy for students from historically underrepresented identity groups, along with campus programming and events.

Students promoting the Pride Center, an SJSU Student Organization.

Pride Center

The Pride Center works to improve the campus climate for LGBTIQQA students, advocating for the respect and safety of all members of the SJSU community.

Navarrete Avina, the program coordinator of the UndocuSpartan Resource Center.

UndocuSpartan Student Resource Center

The UndocuSpartan Student Resource Center uses a cross-cultural and social justice lense to provide holistic support and resources to undocumented students and the campus community.

San Jose State's Student Wellness Center

Health and Wellness

There are many ways for the campus community to enage and be well. Wellness is not only about physical and mental health. Learn how to take care of all dimensions of wellness: physical, social, emotional, occupational, multicultural, environmental, spiritual and intellectual.

Arts and Entertainment

The Event Center at San Jose State University.

Event Center at SJSU

The Event Center at SJSU is the premier mid-sized venue in Northern California. It has hosted national entertainment acts such as Shawn Mendes, Fifth Harmony, Brand New and Prince Royce. It's also the home of Spartan men's and women's basketball.

Hammer Theatre Center located in hte heart of downtown San Jose.

Hammer Theatre Center

In the heart of downtown San Jose, Hammer Theatre serves San Jose’s community and the university through high-quality programming expressive of the unique characteristics and diverse cultures that comprise Silicon Valley.

Dance preformance at homecoming Fire on the Fountain.

Music and Dance

SJSU's School of Music and Dance offers concerts, performances and other events. 

To Kill a Mockingbird play from the Theatre Arts department.

Film and Theatre

Film and Theatre creates short and feature films through Spartan Film Studios, a full season of stage productions, and other faculty, staff and student production projects. The department also has a full-time radio station, KSJS 90.5. 

Center For Literary Arts guest author Natalie Baszile and SJSU students.

Center for Literary Arts

The CLA provides readings, lectures, conversations and seminars that allow the San Jose community to interact with writers of contemporary literature.

Students at the Natalie and James Thompson Art Gallery.

Natalie and James Thompson Art Gallery

The professionally curated exhibitions in the Natalie and James Thompson Gallery create a direct link to academic curricula and explore varied issues of contemporary and traditional arts.

Students bowling at the Bowling Center in the Student Union.

Campus Recreation

Campus Recreation offers a variety of athletic and recreation opportunities to the campus community, from intramural and club sports to the Bowling Center, fitness activities and outdoor adventures.

Silicon Valley's downtown San Jose.

Silicon Valley

San Jose State's location provides opportunities to enjoy the best of Northern California.

SJSU students enjoying the annual Fire at the Fountain.

Events

From poetry readings to Spartan home games, you can always find something to do at San Jose State that will enrich your college experience. Keep up with what’s going on.

Caring for the Spartan Family

SJSU Cares staff holds fresh produce offerings from the Spartan Food Pantry.

SJSU Cares

There is a community of Spartans ready to offer assistance to students dealing with situations and issues outside of the classroom that may take away from academic success. SJSU Cares assists students experiencing unforeseen economic crisis, food and housing insecurities.

Rick Becker, '12 Nursing uses adaptive technology.

Accessible Education Center

The AEC provides comprehensive services in support of the educational development and success of students with disabilities. 

Annual UPD Safety Fair took place at the Paseo de Cesar Chavez pathway.

Campus Safety

Community safety is a top priority at San Jose State. Learn about all aspects of campus safety, sign up for emergency alerts, report an incident and more.

Parent and Family Programs

Parent and Family Programs

Parents and families play an important role in helping their student succeed on their path to a degree. Get resources and information about how to stay connected and best support your child in their educational journey.

student-alumni connections

Student-Alumni Connections

SJSU Student-Alumni Connections directly links students with 200,000 professional Spartans worldwide through the Spartan Success Series networking and career events, scholarships, social activities, mentoring, leadership opportunities and more.

Student Jobs and Employment

Alumni, Sandra Deleon at the Career Center.

Career Center

The SJSU Career Center inspires, empowers and connects students, educators, and employers. Search for jobs, explore possible careers, find a mentor and more.

Call Center student workers at the annual Call Center BBQ.

SJSU Jobs

Pursuing full- or part-time work on campus is a wonderful way to deepen your connection to your community while earning money for school. Explore opportunities that excite you.

Freshman Orientation student leader working through federal work-study.

Federal Work-Study

Federal Work-Study allows students to gain valuable work experience while earning money to help pay for college. A focus is placed on providing community service jobs both on and off campus.

Child Development Center is a non-profit early education and care program.

Child Development Center

Part of Associated Students, the CDC is a non-profit early education and care program serving children ages four months through five years and is licensed for 110 children.