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SFS Mission Statement

The Office of Student and Faculty Success enriches the lives of our diverse campus and community by providing innovative and collaborative services to engage students, faculty, and staff in their academic and professional endeavors and promote life-long learning.


SFS Initiatives


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Students on track to graduate in four years (who started as freshmen) or two years (who started as transfers) may be eligible to participate in the California Promise ProgramAlso, the MyGPS site has resources to help all students plan their path to graduation.

MyGPS is a suite of technology tools to facilitate course planning and registration, and financial and time management resources.


SFS Units


Academic Advising & Retention Services (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.


The Center for Faculty Development (CFD) supports the educational mission of the University by providing opportunities for growth and renewal for faculty in all realms of their professional lives and throughout the stages of their careers, and strives to create a campus culture that values intellectual inquiry and scholarly and creative engagement in its many forms.


The Center for Community Learning & Leadership (CCLL) provides the support faculty need to integrate these high impact practices into their curriculum. 


CommUniverCity is a consortium between the University, several San Jose neighborhoods surrounding campus, and the City of San Jose's office. Students and faculty engage in service learning and community engaged learning projects as integral parts of their class.


Developmental StudiesIn the Fall of 1998, every CSU campus was required to comply with an executive order issue by the Board of Trustees and the CSU Chancellor's Office. This order (EO 665), deals with how the CSU will handle students who enter one of the 23 CSU campuses needing extra preparation in math and/or English before taking college level courses in these areas.


The Early Start program is mandatory for all remedial freshmen with an Entry Level Mathematics (ELM) score below 50 and an English Placement Test (EPT) score below 147 EXCEPT those who fall into one or more of the following exempt categories.


The mission of E-Campus is to advance the effective use of current and emerging technologies to cultivate excellence in teaching and to foster significant student learning.  eCampus envisions and promotes a pervasive learning environment where opportunities for acquiring and accessing knowledge as well as participating in a community of scholarship are ever present.  

Peer Connect

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 two locations: SSC 600, and the main lobby of Clark Hall. 


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

TRIO ASPIRE Program is a 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

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