Student Services: Vol 2; Issue 3

Military and Veteran Student Services Office

Join us for the afternoon as we celebrate the official Grand Opening of the SJSU Veterans Resource Center on August 31st, 4 p.m.-5 p.m.! Come see our new space, meet our students, and show your support for this long awaited Center to open!


Event details:

3:45pm-Doors open in Student Involvement space (Student Union first floor)

4:00pm-Official Ceremony held in Student Involvement

4:30pm-Ribbon Cutting/Reception in the Veterans Resource Center (Student Union first floor)

All events will be held in the newly opened Student Union Building

(Campus map can be seen at: for Student Union building location)


In addition, the Veterans Student Organization (VSO) Board members at SJSU will be present to meet and greet attendees, as well as provide information on upcoming VSO activities/events, answer membership inquiries, and will be offering VSO apparel for sale. Please show your support for our student veterans at SJSU!


A few other important dates:

8/30:  Veterans New Student Orientation 12pm-1pm in the VRC

8/31:  Veterans Resource Center Grand Opening celebration, 4pm-5pm, in the Student Involvement general area with light reception to follow in the VRC

9/8:  Veterans Student Organization sponsored Fall BBQ; A.S Lawn, 12pm-3pm

9/8:  Women in the Military Meet and Greet in the VRC 4pm-5pm: Social hour to meet other female identified students and faculty mentors, promote upcoming Women in the Military workshop series

9/22:  Women in the Military workshop: "Making the Career Connection: Women in transition” 4pm-5pm in the VRC

10/20:  Women in the Military workshop: ”Getting the most out of a Faculty Mentor” 4pm-5pm in the VRC


Office of the University Ombudsperson

Welcome back Spartans! Are you familiar with the role of the University Ombudsperson at SJSU? If not, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Here are three things to remember:

Conflict Resolution: As a member of the campus community you may experience conflict at some point or another. Whether it is with a classmate, faculty, or staff member, conflict can leave you feeling uneasy and unsure about next steps. The Ombudsperson can help you identify existing conflict resolution channels.

Fairness: If you question whether or not something that has happened is fair or would like to consult with someone confidentially, the Ombudsperson is someone you can meet with that can provide a neutral space. They can work with you in order to identify potential solutions or next steps.

Rights and Responsibilities: You have rights and responsibilities as an SJSU student. The Ombudsperson is someone that is neutral and impartial that can help interpret policies and procedures.


Interested in how the Dispute Resolution Process works? Students make up a critical part of the committee! Email the Ombudsperson to get more information via


Accessible Education Center (AEC)

AEC Fall 2016 Drop-Ins: As Fall 2016 semester approaches, the Accessible Education Center (AEC) will be providing drop-in hours for returning AEC students from Tuesday, September 6th until Thursday, September 29th requesting academic accommodations. During these drop-in hours, AEC counselors offer 15-30 minute sessions on a first-come first-serve basis. In order to prepare for drop-ins, students will need to have copies of course syllabi ready to view. Students may email WORD/PDF files of the syllabi and/or documentation in advance of drop-ins to Please label the email title DROP-INS and include your name and student ID. All students will be REQUIRED to fill out the Fall/Spring Accommodations Request prior to meeting with a counselor. If you are unable to fill out the form prior to your arrival at AEC the form will also be available during drop-ins. In addition, students can also review the Faculty & Student Test Accommodations Regulations 2015-2016 prior to their visit with an AEC counselor.

Please note: New students will need to schedule a one-hour appointment with an AEC Counselor by calling (408) 924-6000, and bring supporting medical documentation.

The drop-in schedule is as follows:







9:30 am –

11:30 am


10:00 am –

11:30 am

By appointment only


By appointment only

1:00 pm –

3:30 pm

By appointment only

1:30 pm –

4:00 pm

*Due to counselor limited availability and impacted schedules, the number of students AEC can accommodate on any drop-in day will be based on the sign-in sheet and allotted time for drop in*


Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) 

Welcome Spartans! Welcome Spartans to the 2016-17 academic year! For some of you, this may be your first time on a college campus or at a four-year university. For others, you may be returning back to continue the completion of your degree. Whatever the case may be, college is an exciting time for all of you. It is a time of exploration and growth; a time where relationships start and end; a time to gain your identity and lose yourself; a time to of uncertainty and confidence; and a time to seek help or advocate for yourself. With the many experiences you encounter during your time here, Counseling and Psychological Services is here to support you. We are here to help you through any challenges and want your college experience to be a positive and rewarding one. We are located in the Student Wellness Center on the third floor and are  available Monday through Friday. Please visit us at for more information. Your college experience is out there - seek it out and live it! Good luck Spartans!


Counseling and Psychological Services Open House. The Student Wellness Center is hosting an Open House on Tuesday, August 30, 2016, from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM.  Come and fill out a passport for prizes while learning about what is housed in the new Student Wellness Center. Tours and brief presentations on services and programs offered through  the Student Health Center and Counseling and Psychological Services will be given every 20 minutes. Giveaways will be distributed at four stations within the building!


Stress Less for Success. College can be exciting, but it can also be stressful. Counseling and Psychological Services is proud to announce its annual Stress Less for Success event happening on Wednesday, September 14, 2016, at the Student Wellness Center North Patio from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Participate in an interactive session to learn how to manage the many challenges of college life and gain stress management techniques to Stress Less for Success. Free food and giveaways available!


Workshops and Groups. Participating in a workshop or group is a great way to connect with your peers! You’ll learn new skills and strategies, and grow emotionally. We offer an extensive variety of workshops and groups this semester that explore important issues and challenges many students encounter. Learn more and register for our workshops and groups today!


Student Health Center/Wellness and Health Promotion

Wellness Lounge: Come check out the Wellness Lounge located in the Student Health Center, within the Student Wellness Center! This is a great place to hang out with friends, play a game, learn about various health topics, view movies, or study. You can also reserve time in a stress-busting massage chair! The Wellness Lounge hosts a variety of fun events throughout the semester, so stop by so you don't miss out on all the action!



Condom Co-Op: The Student Health Center encourages and supports students in making safe and healthy choices. With a valid student ID, students can receive up to four free sexual health related items per day at the Wellness Lounge front desk during Student Health Center hours. Items include male condoms, female condoms, dental dams, lubricant, and latex gloves- all of them help prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and unintended pregnancies.


Haven and AlcoholEdu: Hey, incoming Spartans! Have you completed the required Haven: Understanding Sexual Assault and AlcoholEdu online courses yet? (Incoming graduate students are required to complete HavenPLUS.) The deadline to complete these two courses has passed, but you still need to complete them or a hold will be placed on your ability to register for future classes! Questions? Go here and click on the Haven or AlcoholEdu button on the right:


photo of student cooking

CHEW Cooking Classes are Back by Popular Demand: Tired of eating the same ol' thing? Interested in learning how to cook delicious and inexpensive meals on a budget?  Come join us as we whip up some new, tasty creations in the Student Wellness Center.  All food demos are FREE, hands-on, and served with whatever we're cooking. For more details, visit our website:  Walk-ins welcome, but we encourage you to sign up in advance. 


Request a Presentation: Wellness and Health Promotion has over 50 trained Peer Health Educators available to deliver workshops on such topics as sexual wellness, violence prevention, alcohol and drugs, rest and relaxation, nutrition, and body image. Click on "Wellness and Health Promotion Workshop Request Form" if you would like a presentation delivered in your class or student organization.


Career Center

Prototype Your Career

You don’t have to plan the next five years of your life to start on your career. You just need an idea of one small career step you want to take, a willingness to take that step and test out an experience, and the ability to choose your next career step based on that experience. Just like an entrepreneur prototyping a new product, you can prototype your career this way. Each step will help you learn what you like to do, what motivates you, and what is important to you. Get started at the Career Center today.


This Fall: Gear Up to Get Career Ready: This semester, the Career Center is offering two new tools to help you accelerate your career progress.


The New SpartaJobs: SJSU’s job and internship database is powered now by a dynamic system called Handshake. Find tips on the new SpartaJobs from the Career Center website and login with your SJSUOne ID today.


The SpartaTrack Career Plan: Prepare for your career one step at a time with the SpartaTrack Career Plan, available now from the Career Center home page under the Student Career Plan icon.


Every semester, the Center’s Program Calendar includes career advising hours, career prep workshops, and employer events. Some highlights of this semester’s calendar:


Career Center Open House: Meet our friendly team, check out awesome career resources, join an introduction to the new SpartaJobs (every 20 minutes), and get your Pokemon on! Tuesday, August 30, 11AM-1PM.


Fall’16 Job & Internship Fairs

o   Business, Government, & Nonprofit, Tuesday, September 27th, 12-4PM.

o   Engineering & Science, Undergraduate Student, Tuesday, October 4th, 12-4PM.

o   Engineering & Science, Graduate Student, Wednesday, October 5th, 12-4PM.


Find details on these and other career prep resources at