Helping and Caring

Create a culture of helping.

  • “Ask Me” Campaign: We have instituted a campus-wide program that creates a visible presence of people during the start of each semester to simply be available to answer any student questions. At booths located around campus, faculty and staff members from all sectors of the university wear t-shirts and buttons with the simple message: “Ask Me.” Students receive helpful giveaways and get their questions answered. 
  • Food Resources: Recent studies have shown that more than 30 percent of our student body has food insecurities. In response to this, we have bolstered resources for students, including multiple food pantries and workshops. The next step is to have a dedicated space and staff on campus to address this critical need.
  • Peer Health Educators: The Peer Health Educator program trains students to educate and empower their fellow students to increase students' awareness and responsible decision-making regarding health and wellness.
  • Tobacco-free Campus: Effective August 1, 2015, SJSU will be a tobacco free campus. This began as a student- and faculty-driven initiative to improve the health and wellbeing of all those who come to our campus. As part of the transition, there will be extensive marketing and educational programs for cessation.