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SASS Mission Statement

In partnership with SJSU's faculty and staff, SASS seeks to enrich the lives of our students by promoting, supporting and delivering critical and quality academic services, to help students achieve their career goals for life-long learning and participation in the global workforce.

SASS Units

  • Academic Advising & Retention Services (AARS)
    AARS provides academic advising for General Education requirements, probation students and undeclared students, coordinates frosh and transfers strategic initiatives to improve retention and graduation (high unit seniors, assigned undeclared, etc.). On-line advising hub

  • Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)
    The Educational Opportunity Program is designed to improve student academic support of low-income, first generation and educationally disadvantaged students. EOP students can expect to receive comprehensive educational and academic support services. Guardian Scholars, our foster youth program, is also part of EOP. 

  • Peer Connections
    Peer Connections provides a variety of academic support  through its mentoring, tutoring and workshops. Programs provided focus on holistic student development as well as content knowledge acquisition. Peer Connections serves all undergraduate students with priority emphasis on  transitional students. Our peer educators can be found in three locations: SSC 600, Main Lobby in Clark Hall, and in Living Learning Center (LLC) Campus Village B. 

  • Student-Athlete Success Services
    Student-Athlete Success Services provides academic planning and study skills education for every student athlete at San Jose State University. This unit also promotes student-athlete academic achievement and personal accountability. Further, they work to ensure that all student-athletes graduate and maintain NCAA eligibility with regard to GPA, hours passed, percent degree, and Academic Progress Rate (APR).

  • TRIO ASPIRE Program
    This federally funded project provides traditionally underrepresented students with equal access to educational opportunities. These include students who are low-income or first-generation college students or registered with a disability that hinders academic performance.

  • TRIO McNair Scholar Program
    This federally funded program encourages low-income individuals who are first-generation college students, and/or underrepresented in graduate education, to pursue doctoral study.

  • Writing Center
    The Writing Center offers resources to help students become better writers, from one-on-one tutoring sessions to various writing workshops. In addition, the Center offers online resources, informational classroom visits, and "Homegrown Handouts" created by Writing Specialists. Student writing experts tutor students of all levels (freshman to graduate) and from all disciplines.