Student Resources

Department/Department Affiliated Student Resources

  • Mexican American Studies Graduate Mentor Program
    • Every semester, the department seeks to pair one graduate student with each section of MAS 10A and 10B, and some sections of MAS 74 in order to foster a greater sense of community among the students and to facilitate an extended student-centered learning environment in and out of the classroom.
  • Xicana/o Graduate Council
    • A student lead and created organization that seeks to create a space for Xicana/o students at SJSU to build community and engage in critical thinking and raising awareness about issue relevant to our students and community.
  • Chican@/Latin@ Student Resources (pdf)
    • Printable flyer listing resources and student organizations focused on Chican@/Latin@ students. 

Academic Resources and Programs

  • Academic Advising and Retention Services 
    • This site is a great starting point for gathering information on advising for general education, undeclared students, students requiring remediation, International Students and those on probation or who are disqualified.
  • Academic Success Center 
    • The ASC is dedicated to enhancing student achievement at SJSU by creating a services hub for students and faculty. Several innovative collaborative learning spaces and student services are available.
    • Get information on the Incubator classroom and conference room reservations.
    • University help desk for password and other tech issues
    • Reserve Fishbowl meeting rooms
    • First year experience office
    • Peer mentor center
    • The Stage
  • Chicano/Mexican American Library Resource Guide 
    • Get started on your research using this guide to point you in the right direction on where to find what you need.  
    • Find databases, journals, and books that focus on Chicana/o, Mexican American, and Latina/o studies. 
    • Provides contact information to ask a librarian for assistance.
  • McNair Scholars Program
    • McNair helps students who are interested in pursuing graduate school by providing resources to help you prepare for doctoral studies. They also provide faculty mentoring and an opportunity to pursue undergraduate research opportunities. In addition, they assist you in finding ways to finance your graduate studies. Great place to start if you are thinking of pursuing a Ph.D.  
  • Peer Connections formally the Learning Resource Center
    • Offers free mentoring and tutoring services to undergraduate SJSU students
    • Workshops every semester with wide variety of topics including preparing for the Writing Skills Test (WST), improving your learning and memory, alleviating procrastination, and surviving your first semester at SJSU.
  • SJSU ASPIRE 
    • Provide opportunities for academic development, assist students with basic college requirements, and motivate students toward the successful completion of their postsecondary education.
  • SJSU Educational Opportunity Program 
    • EOP offers academic advising and retention services to first generation, low-income college students to aid them in their goal of succeeding at SJSU and beyond their degree.
    • Summer Bridge Program
    • Tutoring
    • Guardian Scholarship 
  • Study Abroad Program 
    • First step for interested students to learn more about the study abroad process and ask any questions they may have is for them to attend an information session.
    • General Study Abroad information sessions are held throughout the year. These sessions cover topics such as study abroad locations, eligibility, deadlines, courses, payments, academics, and more.

Resource Centers

  • Career Center
    • The Career Center promotes professionalism by providing the tools to guide students in making career planning decisions.
    • Customized consulting services and programs
    • Job and internship opportunities
    • A network of industry professionals and alumni
    • Sparta Jobs
    • Drop-In Advising
    • Workshops/Online Resources
    • Choosing A Major
    • Job & Internship Fairs
  • Cesar E. Chavez Community Action Center
    • Cesar E. Chavez Community Action Center (CCCAC) connects SJSU students with community service opportunities that deepen the educational experience while promoting the lifelong commitment to civic activism at the heart of the Cesar Chavez legacy.
    • Legacy Tours
    • Volunteer Opportunities
    • Alternative Spring Break
    • Fuerza Escolar: An elementary school mentoring program
    • SJSU Mentors
    • Campus Community Garden
    • Solidarity Meetings
    • Community Service Yearbook
  • Accessible Education Center
    • Comprehensive center providing both students and employees with accommodations and services. The Center works closely with faculty, staff, programs and departments to deliver services and promote access for students with disabilities in the classroom and throughout the campus.
    • Academic Accommodations (Testing & Curriculum)
    • Academic Advisement
    • Center for Accessible Technology
    • Deaf & Hard Hearing Services
    • ADA Compliance
    • Disabled Parking
    • Learning Disability Services
    • Employment Accommodations Resource Center
  • LGBT Resource Center
    • The mission of the LGBT Resource Center is to support the LGBTIQQA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Intersex, Queer, Questioning, Ally) students of San José State University. Through dynamic programming and educational outreach the Resource Center seeks to improve the campus climate for LGBTIQQA students and advocate for the respect and safety of all members of the campus community. In collaboration with other campus programs the Resource Center works to meet the needs of students to promote the successful completion of their educational goals.
    • Rainbow Graduation Celebration
    • Peers In Pride: Peer mentor program
    • Leading with PRIDE: Leadership retreat
    • LGBTQQI Discussion group: Weekly
    • California Conferences & Retreat
    • Scholarships
    • Residential Life: Rainbow Village
    • Legislation
  • MOSAIC Cross Cultural Center 
    • Provides support services and advocacy for students from historically underrepresented identity groups, along with programming, events, and leadership opportunities for all students, staff, and faculty at San Jose State University.
    • MOSAIC Diversity Advocate Intern Program
    • Scholarships
  • Women’s Resource Center
    • Strive to empower our students and educated the campus on a multitude of issues facing society based on gender.  They organize and participate in a variety of events throughout the year, including the: Clothesline Project, Vagina Monologues, Take Back the Night, South Bay Womyn's Conference, etc.
    • Provide a breastfeeding room
    • Scholarships 

Financial Resources & Scholarships*

  • Financial Aid and Scholarship Office
    • Provides quality educational financing options, while delivering consistent, equitable, and timely services to student aid applicants at San José State University.
    •  Also connects students with campus scholarship opportunities and other off campus resources.
  • Funding Opportunities for Graduate Students

    Find more information on these funding/scholarship opportunities:

    • Bertha Kalm Scholarship
    • CSU Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program
    • Graduate Equity Fellowship
    • Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Scholarship
    • SJSU Student Competition
    • Outstanding Thesis Award
  • Dr. Ernesto Galarza Scholarship
    • Provides scholarships to incoming Fall 2014 transfer students from San José Community College (SJCC) and Evergreen Valley College (EVC).
    • Graduate, continuing SJSU undergraduate students, as well as Fall 2014 incoming transfer students from SJSU and EVC are invited to apply.
    • Application deadline is usually due in the beginning of April.
  • College of Social Sciences Scholarships

Each year the College of Social Sciences offers a number of scholarships based on merit and/or financial need to students majoring in any of our college's departments.  In addition to educational scholarships, the college also has a scholarship for study abroad and for students wishing to engage in research. 

    • SJSU Alumni Association Deans' Scholarships
    • Gerald Wheeler Scholarship
    • Charles Burdick Scholarships
    • Inez and Donald Burdick Scholarships
  • Chicana/Latina Foundation
    • This foundation works every year to provide scholarships to Latina college students.  This year they will award up to 31 scholarships.  Deadline to apply is Tuesday, March 31, 2015. 
  • Scholarship for Bay Area DREAMers
    • This link will provide information to a scholarship opportunity specifically funded for DACA eligible students attending:
      • San Jose State University
      • De Anza College
      • San Francisco State University
      • California State University-East Bay
      • University of California, Santa Cruz

Health and Wellness Centers

  • Aquatic Center
    • Daily lap swimming
    • Recreational swimming
    • Diving boards
    • Lockers
    • Accessible for currently enrolled SJSU Students with a valid Tower ID card 
  • Counseling Services
    • Workshops and groups
    • After-hour crisis services
    • Help identify and accomplish your goals
    • Help meet your life’s challenges
    • Help Improve your interpersonal relationships
    • Help enhance your personal development and perform better academically
  • Sport Club Fitness Center 
    • Fitness room
    • 2 dance studios
    • 8 Racquetball courts
    • Aerobic room 
    • Mini-gym: full basketball court, a volleyball court, or three badminton courts. Equipment can be rented at the Entry Desk, or you may bring your own.
Student Health Center
    • Provides medical care to students enrolled at SJSU. In addition to treating acute conditions, injuries, and illnesses, the Health Center provides a family planning program and maintains an in-house licensed pharmacy, a physical therapy department, a federally certified high complexity laboratory, and an x-ray department.
    • Massage Chair
    • Condom Co-Op
    • Peer Health Education Workshops
    • Alcohol Education
  •  Food Resources for Students
    • Students who are having a difficult time with obtaining enough food to maintain a healthy and culturally appropriate diet can find on-campus as well as off-campus assistance at this site. 

 

Other SJSU Helpful Links

  • Associated Students
    • Associated Students of San Jose State University has been a student owned and operated non-profit organization for over 100 years.
    • Associated Students mission is to represent the students of San Jose State University and continually improve the quality of their educational opportunities and experiences.
    • Provide services and activities that enhance the opportunity to meet, recreate and maximize student life
    • Provide services to students based upon their demonstrated needs in a fiscally responsible manner.
    • Print Shop
    • Conference Rooms
    • Computer Services Center
    • Transportation Solutions
    • Campus Recreation
    • Child Development Center
    • Host various events
  • SJSU Student Information
    • This website includes the online SJSU Catalog, course schedules, transfer course agreements, admission information, and much more.
  • SJSU Campus Map
    • Located on 154 acres, the main campus has more than 50 major buildings (23 academic buildings, 7 residence halls) on 19 city blocks in downtown San Jose.
  • SJSU Graduate Admissions & Program Evaluations
    • Graduate Admissions and Program Evaluations (GAPE) handles procedures related to admissions, and university level program requirements for graduate students.
    • They have a graduate programs page for quick access to your department's website, advisor contact information, and the SJSU online catalog which has information on department requirements and course offerings.
  • University Housing Services
    • Get information here about applying for on-campus housing, deadlines, and services.
    • The Bricks (Hover Hall, Royce Hall, Washburn Hall)
    • Joe West Hall
    • Campus Village Building A,B,C (CVA,CVC,CVB)
    • Housing Events
    • Resident Advisors
    • Activity Center (RAC) located in Campus Village Building B, which offers a gaming area with air hockey, ping pong, and pool. The RAC also has 4 meeting rooms which include a DVD player
    • Courtesy desk
    • Study Rooms

 

Chicana/o Latina/o Student Organizations*

    • Chicano Commencement
    • Chicanos/Latinos in Health Education
    • Circulo Hispanico
    • Gamma Zeta Alpha
    • Lambda Sigma Gamma
    • Lambda Theta Alpha
    • Latino Business Students Association
    • Nu Alpha Kappa
    • Sigma Alpha Zeta
    • Sigma Omega Phi
    • Sigma Theta Psi
    • Sigma Delta Alpha
    • San Jose M.E.X.A. (Movimento Estudiantil Xicana/o de Aztlan)
    • Society of Latino Engineers and Scientists
    • Student Advocates for Higher Education
    • For more see: Student Involvement

 

*(not a comprehensive list)