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.
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!
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.
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.
The African-American/Black Student Success Center’s primary mission is retaining, empowering and successfully graduating African-American/black students at SJSU.
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.
The Chicanx/Latinx Student Success Center is a responsive and culturally relevant academic success center devoted to providing inclusive and welcoming community spaces.
CCLL promotes service-learning and community engagement, collaborating with students, faculty members and community organizations for academic advancement and serving the common good.
The Gender Equity Center works to empower students and educate the campus on gender-based issues facing society.
The center is dedicated to assisting eligible veterans and military students, and their dependents, aiding in the transition from military to education to career.
MOSAIC Cross Cultural Center provides support services and advocacy for students from historically underrepresented identity groups, along with campus programming and events.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
SJSU's School of Music and Dance offers concerts, performances and other events.
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.
The CLA provides readings, lectures, conversations and seminars that allow the San Jose community to interact with writers of contemporary literature.
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.
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.
San Jose State's location provides opportunities to enjoy the best of Northern California.
Caring for the Spartan Family
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.
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.
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
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.