Campus Life

STUDENT AFFAIRS: Building Community, Transforming Lives @ SJSU

Newsletter Issue I

February–March, 2015

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Associated Students, Inc.

A.S. Leadership
Positions Open and
Changes in Leadership

Every year, Associated Students enlists the help of 4 students for elections planning; currently, 3 positions are still open! Apply to be the next Ethics Officer, Marketing Officer, or Events Officer by visiting the A.S. website.

In addition to elections positions, there have been other changes within the A.S. Government department. A.S. President Gary Daniels stepped down due to personal reasons, and A.S. Vice President Aaron Miller became the new President. Jennifer Davis, originally the Director of Community and Sustainability Affairs, is now Vice President.

Annual Report

A.S. will also be releasing its Annual Report this month! In it will be student success stories and narratives of everything A.S. does for our Spartans; if you ever wondered where your A.S. fee goes, this will be a must-read!

Music Mayhem

Music Mayhem

Love performing? Want to show off your musical talent to the rest of campus? Students can apply  to be a performer in the 2015 Music Mayhem event on March 18. You can expect performers of all genres: rock, rap, EDM, and anything else with a beat. This is truly an event for all music lovers! Applications to perform are due February 26.

Rec Day

Campus Recreation

Please join us on Wednesday, February 18 from 11 a.m.–2 p.m. at the Event Center Quad for Rec Day. Get physical and have fun! Free food, fun, fitness activities and raffle prizes!

If you’re looking to get fit for the summer, Campus Rec has some awesome opportunities to stay active! Sign ups are now open for intramural ultimate frisbee, outdoor soccer, softball, and dodgeball. 

If you’re an adventurous person, Outdoor Adventures will be hosting hiking and kayaking trips; there’s even going to be a trip to the Grand Canyon! For more information on IM Sports and Outdoor Adventures, visit the website.

Spartan Squad

Spartan Squad

A.S. will be hosting a Spartan Squad t-shirt design contest! If you love graphic design, fashion, or want thousands of students to see your art, submit a design to by March 31st.

Student Organization Funding

If you're a member of a recognized student organization here at SJSU, you are eligible to receive funding from Associated Students! Receive up to $2,300 for apparel, speakers, promotional items, travel costs, and more! We care about our student organizations, and we try to support them as much as possible. Learn more and fill out a Funding Request Form.

MOSAIC Cross-Cultural Center


MOSAIC is currently located at MOD A, next to the A.S. Print Shop at Hoover Hall

Spring Semester Program Calendar

The MOSAIC Spring Program Calendar (PDF) is now available, download a copy today!

DAI Programs

The Diversity Advocate Intern (DAI) Programs are social justice based workshops that each intern is responsible for researching and presenting. The workshops themselves are fun, interactive, and educational that encourage dialogue amongst the participants.

ADAPT logo

ADAPT Workshops

The Advocating Diversity and Allyship Peer Training (ADAPT) Program is a set of workshops that have been created by the DAIs to educate peers on topics of identity, privilege, power, and oppression. These interactive workshops can also be requested to be done in classrooms, group meetings, or for diversity trainings. A full list of the available workshops can be found at MOSAIC’s website at

Student Conduct & Ethical Development

academic integrity
Integrity Week Program Calendar

The Integrity Week Program Calendar (JPG) is now available, download a copy today!

Integrity Week is co-sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, MOSAIC Cross-Cultural Center, the Center for Faculty Development, University Housing Services and the Career Center.

Student Involvement 

Are You Interested in Serving as a Student Organization Advisor ?

Student Involvement is developing a list of SJSU faculty and staff who are interested in serving as an Advisor to a recognized student organization. Student organizations are mandated by the CSU, via EO1068, to have an advisor who is a full-time employee of the University (part-time employees and graduate assistants are permitted with approval of Student Involvement). Advisor responsibilities vary from organization to organization, but minimally one should meet regularly with the leadership, periodically attend meetings and events, and serve in an advisory capacity regarding operational aspects of the student organization. Additionally, many campus resources require advisor approval. Please email to let us know of your interest, including the types of organizations you would be willing to advise (academic/honor society, special interest, club sports, cultural & religious, and fraternity or sorority).

Student Organization Funding

Student Organization Funding

Student organizations play a huge role in creating a vibrant campus life at SJSU. This year, Student Involvement has been able to provide funds through SSETF to student organizations for events and initiatives related to community building, developing cultural awareness, knowledge, and sensitivity, promoting a culture of social justice, and supporting student success. A number of student organization programs have been funded thus far, including Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority's Skee-Week and UNICEF SJSU's partnership with the Salzburg Scholars' Cultural Showcase. Organizations can apply for funding online.

Faculty, Staff & Administrators........Are You Greek?

Student Involvement is interested in developing a list of SJSU faculty and staff who are members of fraternities and sororities (from any campus). Our aim is to show the fraternity and sorority community at SJSU that there is a support system on campus of helpful and supportive faculty and staff, who also know and understand the fraternal experience. Please email to let us know if you are Greek, including the name of your organization and campus affiliation. We would greatly appreciate your support!

Student Leadership Gala

Student Leadership Gala
Awards Packets Available Now

Each year, Student Involvement, Associated Students, and the Solidarity Network (MOSAIC Cross Cultural Center, Student Health Center Wellness & Health Promotion, A.S. Cesar E. Chavez Community Action Center, LGBT Resource Center, and Women's Resource Center) come together to celebrate student leadership on a campus-wide scale. The Student Leadership Gala will be held on Thursday, May 7 at 6 PM in the Student Union Ballroom. Interested in applying for a Student Organization Award? Please visit this link to learn more. Awards applications are due back to Student Involvement on Friday, March 6 by 5 PM.


Student Union, Inc. 

Student Union

Building Updates

The second phase of the Student Union Renovation and Construction project is on target to be completed in August, 2015. Included in the second phase of the project will be the complete renovation of the Bowling Center, which was not part of the original scope. We look forward to having a Grand Opening Celebration in the Fall, once the entire building is completed.

For more information on the status of the Student Union Building renovations, timeline, maps, etc. please visit

Club Sports

San Jose State Bowling Club — They have won another Tier 1 tournament in Las Vegas, and their 11th tournament in a row to start the year (3 Tier 1 wins and 8 Tier 2 wins). SJSU also boasts the top 2 bowlers in the nation individually, Darren and Michael Tang. Team practice is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30–6:30pm at 4th Street Bowl.

SJSU Powerlifting Club — Another big team win for the Iron Spartans of San Jose State. We pulled out a big team win over UC Irvine and Cal. Final team results: 1. San Jose State 2268, 2. UC Irvine 2215, and 3. Cal Berkeley 2197. Many thanks to Steve Denison for his generous support of SJSU Powerlifting.

Upcoming Events
  • Boxing Club — February 21 at Sunnyvale Pal hosted by Santa Clara University and February 28 at Cal
  • Men's Lacrosse Club — home match February 28, 8 AM–5 PM (high school fundraising tournament – 24 teams) at South Campus and 6 PM at Spartan Stadium vs Santa Clara University
  • Women's Soccer Club — home match February 21 at South Campus vs UCSC at 10 AM
  • Men's Soccer Club — home match February 21 at South Campus vs Cal Poly SLO at 1 PM

Student Recreation Center

Spartan Recreation Center

The Student Union, Inc., in conjunction with Facilities Development & Operations, has begun the planning and program development for the new Spartan Recreation Center. This is a student facility project that was approved in 2007, but due to the downturn in the economy in 2008, the project was put on hold. The planning and program development is being done through a steering committee which has two student representatives, and with input from user stakeholders.

Construction is to begin in summer of 2016, or once Campus Village II has been completed.  The plan then will be to demolish Hoover and Royce, with the new site location for the Spartan Recreation Center with be at the corner of Paseo De San Carlos and 7th St.

More to come once the program design is fully developed. The above layout is a conceptual design, only.

Women's Resource Center

Vagina Monologues

V-Day SJSU 2015 Presents: A Benefit Production of the Award Winning Play — The Vagina Monologues

SJSU students and community members will hit center stage dressed in red and black, ready to spread awareness about violence and abuse toward women and girls through their production of Eve Ensler’s play The Vagina Monologues. The benefit production will run at the brand new Student Union Theatre on Thursday, February 19 at 8:00 pm, Friday, February 20 at 8:00 pm, and on Saturday February 21 at 8:00 p.m. Pre-sale tickets for the event are $8 for students and $10 for general admission. At the door prices are $10 for students, and $15 for general admission. For ticket information please call 800-745-3000 or visit

For more information about V-DAY SJSU call 408-924-6158 or visit or email

Get Your Vagina Pops and Grams

The Women's Resource Center and students involved with the V-Day campaign are selling Vagina Pops around campus and at the Center, located in MOD B near Hoover Hall. Prices range between $2–3.

University Housing Services

Campus Village 2

Returning Resident Sign-Ups!

In March, current housing students will have an opportunity to participate in our Returning Resident Process, and select their space and roommate(s) for next academic year.  Information sessions will be held throughout the February to provide Q & A opportunities for residents and to share additional details about the process. For more information please view the Returning Resident Newsletter (PDF).


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