Departments and Services

African American/Black Student Success Center 

The African-American/Black Student Success Center’s primary mission is retaining, empowering, and successfully graduating African-American/Black students at SJSU. They work with faculty, staff, administration, alumni and community stakeholders to foster academic achievement, pre-professional development, student leadership and cultural awareness. 

Chicanx/Latinx Student Success Center

The Chicanx/Latinx Student Success Center was established to provide a community and support the educational, social and cultural needs of Chicanx/Latinx students at San Jose State University. The center seeks to represent, support and guide students both in and out of the classroom through various resources, programs and events, while allowing students to build their network of students, staff, faculty and administrators.

Educational Opporunity Program 

The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) is designed to improve student academic support of first-generation, low-income, and educationally underserved students. The program provides admission, academic, and financial assistance to EOP-eligible undergraduate students.

The EOP staff is committed to providing students with support services to achieve their personal and academic goals. Support services include workshops, advising, mentoring, tutoring, and community events.

Guardian Scholars Program

The Guardian Scholars Program provides holistic support services for former and current foster youth, wards of the court, unaccompanied homeless youth, and youth under legal guardianship. The program assists students in navigating the San Jose State University system through access to key campus, community, and financial resources, such as book vouchers, locating year-round housing, and scholarships.

UndocuSpartan Resource Center

The UndocuSpartan Resource Center strives to empower all incoming and current undocumented students at San Jose State University. In partnership with campus entities, the center strives to nurture student's educational and career goals by fostering an inclusive and supportive campus environment, while introducing new knowledge to the campus community. 

Spartan Summer Institute

The Spartan Summer Institute (SSI) is a fully-funded 4-week academically intensive summer transition program that introduces a diverse community of frosh to the structure and rigor of the university environment, provide opportunities to foster meaningful academic and social connections, and emboldens them to take ownership of their academic journey. This program includes both a Residential & Commuter component.

New Student and Family Programs

New Student and Family Programs offers several programs to support new students and their parent/families as they transition into SJSU! This website offers information regarding our Orientation programs, as well as Parent & Family resources on how to best support your student!

Stop out Retention Advisor

The Stop out Retention Advisor promotes San Jose State University’s (SJSU) commitment to student retention efforts. The retention advisor will contact students who require academic support coaching, and assist with reinstating back to SJSU. Students will be directly contacted by the advisor, and will receive support in varied needs as they pursue their educational goals.

Stop out Retention Advisor; Samantha F. Hernandez
samantha.figueroa@sjsu.edu