A.S. Committees

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Associated Students committees are the driving force behind impactful policies and initiatives within student government. Each committee works in conjunction with the Board of Directors and are open to all SJSU students. Whether you're a graduate student, transfer student, commuter student, or freshman, we have a seat waiting for you at the A.S. committee table.

As a student-at-large committee member, you have the opportunity to create and vote on policies and initiatives that impact the campus, local community, and even the CSU system. This is a fantastic opportunity to get involved with student government, and may serve as practical experience if you plan on running for a position on the A.S. Board of Directors.

To apply to be a Student-At-Large for any of these committees complete the A.S. Committee Application Form.  Those applying for the Academic Affairs Committee will need to fill-out a separate application found here.
You will find descriptions, the amount of Student-at-Large spots offerred, and meeting dates and times of each committee below.


A.S. Academic Affairs Committee

Meets the first and third Wednesday of each month at 3:00 pm in Meeting Room 5 on the second floor of the Diaz Compean Strudent Union.

This committee is purposed with cultivating the academic needs and growth of SJSU students through inclusive representation.  They will review University policies related to academic needs; implement programming in regards to students' academic needs and nurture positive interactions amonst faculty and students.

Any questions?  Contact the Academic Affairs Committee Chair: Director of Academic Affairs, Anoop Kaur at anoop.kaur@sjsu.edu

Meeting Dates

September 4, 2019 [docx] February 5, 2020 [docx]
September 18, 2019 [docx] February 19, 2020 [docx]
October 2, 2019 [docx] March 4, 2020 [docx]
October 16, 2019 [docx] March 18, 2020 [docx]
November 6, 2019 [docx] April 15, 2020
November 20, 2019 [docx] May 6, 2020
December 4, 2019 [docx]  

A.S. Finance Committee

Meets the first and third Wednesday of each month from 3:00pm-5:00pm.

Associated Students, SJSU (A.S.) has set aside $250,000 for 2019-2020 to be available for eligible student organizations* of San Jose State University. This unique opportunity is available to student organizations for funding events, conferences and more**.  The A.S. Finance Committee is tasked to review each request over $1,000 up to the maximum $2,700 submitted then determine the amount of financial support. This committee seeks eight (8) students-at-large to become part of the voting membership.

The committee is specifically responsible for the following:

  • Ensuring money is available.***
  • Determine that an organization is eligible for funding, as stipulated by A.S. Budget Policies.
  • Adhering to funding guidelines and policies approved by the A.S. Board.
  • Be responsible for reviewing all requests over $1,000 for eligibility of A.S. funds.
  • To recommend to the Board of Directors any changes proposed by the A.S. President’s Budget.

* All eligible student organizations must have followed all criteria as set forth by the Office of Student Involvement, SJSU located in the Student Union.
** For further details and areas of funding by A.S., please review the A.S. Budget Policies.
*** Funding is provided on a first come basis and is not guaranteed. If all funding set aside has been used, funding requests will cease until the following academic year.

Any Questions? Contact the Finance Committee Chair: A.S. Controller, Jyotsna Kethepalli at jyotsna.kethepalli@sjsu.edu 

Meeting Dates

September 4, 2019 [doc] February 5, 2020 [docx]
September 18, 2019 [doc] February 19, 2020 [docx]
October 2, 2019 [docx] February 28, 2020 [docx]
October 16, 2019 [docx] March 4, 2020 [docx]
November 6, 2019 [docx] March 18, 2020 [docx]
November 20, 2019 [docx] March 27, 2020 [docx]
December 4, 2019 [doc] April 15, 2020
  May 6, 2020

A.S. Internal Affairs

Meets the first and third Wednesday of each month from 4:30pm-6:00pm in the A.S. Government Suite Conference Room (Diaz Compean Student Union Suite 2300).

The Internal Affairs Committee of Associated Students, SJSU (A.S.) is charged to ensure documentation is accurate and that effectively proposed changes to the A.S. Bylaws, (aka the Constitution) are recorded, published and accessible to all SJSU students. Additional duties include meeting and reviewing the Bylaws, and to make recommendations to the A.S. Board of Directors on revisions to them, as well as any proposed changes in the University Governance Structure. This committee seeks three (3) students-at-large to be apart of the voting membership. 

Any Questions? Contact the Internal Affairs Committee chair: Director of Internal Affairs, Kenya Gallo at kenya.gallo@sjsu.edu

Meeting Dates

September 4, 2019 [docx] February 5, 2020 [docx]
September 18, 2019 [docx] February 19, 2020 [docx]
October 2, 2019 [docx] March 4, 2020 [docx]
October 16, 2019 [docx] March 18, 2020 [docx]
November 6, 2019 [docx] April 15, 2020
November 20, 2019 [docx] May 6, 2020
December 4, 2019 [docx]  

A.S. Lobby Corps

Meets the first and third Wednesday of each month from 4:30pm-6:00pm in the Diaz Compean Student Union Meeting Room 5.

The Lobby Corps of Associated Students, SJSU (A.S.) is tasked to make recommendations to the A.S. President and the A.S. Board of Directors concerning the impact of pending legislation in the state legislature and the U.S. Congress concerning San José State University, the California State University system, education in general and higher education in particular, and the legislation’s impact on individual San José State University students. The committee is specifically responsible for the following, but not limited to: Rallies, letter-writing campaigns, and legislative office visits. This committee seeks nine (9) students-at-large to be a part of the voting membership.

Any Questions? Contact the Lobby Corps Committee chair: Director of Legislative Affairs, Zobeida Delgadillo at zobeida.delgadillo@sjsu.edu.

Meeting Dates

September 4, 2019 [pdf] February 5, 2020 [pdf]
September 18, 2019 [pdf] February 19, 2020 [pdf]
October 2, 2019 [docx] March 4, 2020 [pdf]
October 16, 2019 [pdf] March 18, 2020 [pdf]
November 6, 2019 [pdf] April 15, 2020
November 20, 2019 [pdf] May 6, 2020
December 4, 2019 [pdf]  

A.S. Operations Committee

Meets the first and third Monday of each month at 1:00 p.m. in the A.S. Government Suite Conference Room (Diaz Compean Student Union Suite 2300).

The purpose of the A.S. Operations Committee is to assess A.S. programs and services, along with the A.S. Strategic Plan, as an evaluation of the organization’s needs and effectiveness. This committee seeks three (3) students-at-large to be a part of the voting membership.
The duties of the A.S. Operations Committee:

  • Review the Strategic Plan to evaluate its alignment with A.S. goals, mission statement, and projects.
  • Analyze and evaluate results of assessment tools used.
  • Provide input to conduct a needs assessment of the student population.

Any questions? Contact the A.S. Operations Committee chair: Director of Business Affairs, Flor Sario at floriberta.sario@sjsu.edu.

Meeting Dates

September 16, 2019 [docx] February 3, 2020 [docx]
October 7, 2019 [pdf] February 17, 2020 [docx]
October 21, 2019 [docx] March 2, 2020  [docx]
November 4, 2019 [pdf] March 16, 2020 [docx]
November 18, 2019  [docx] April 6, 2020
December 2, 2019 [docx] April 20, 2020
  May 4, 2020

A.S. Programming Board

Meets every Tuesday from 2:00pm-4:00pm in the A.S. Government Suite Conference Room (Diaz Compean Student Union Suite 2300)

The Programming Board of Associated Students, SJSU (A.S.) is tasked to create, organize, facilitate and execute programs that spark the desire in students to get involved with campus community; such programs shall be inclusive of all students and many events target specific interests. The A.S. Programming Board has a collaborative and supportive relationship with the A.S. Marketing and A.S. Special Events Departments. This committee seeks a maximum of 20 Student-at-Large to be a part of the voting membership.

Any Questions? Contact Programming Board Chair: Director of Co-Curricular Affairs, Katrina Festejo at katrina.festejo@sjsu.edu.

Meeting Dates

September 3, 2019 [pdf] January 28, 2020 [docx]
September 10, 2019 [docx] February 4, 2020 [docx]
September 17, 2019 [docx] February 11, 2020 [docx]
September 24, 2019  [docx] February 18, 2020  [docx]
October 1, 2019 [docx] February 25, 2020 [docx]
October 8, 2019 [docx] March 3, 2020 [docx]
October 15, 2019 [docx] March 10, 2020 [docx]
October 22, 2019  [docx] March 17, 2020 [docx]
October 29, 2019 [docx] March 24, 2020 [docx]
November 5, 2019  [docx] April 7, 2020 [docx]
November 12, 2019 [docx] April 14, 2020 
November 19, 2019 [docx] April 21, 2020
November 26, 2019  April 28, 2020
December 3, 2019 [docx] May 5, 2020
December 10, 2019  

A.S. Campus Life Affairs Committee

Meets the first and third Friday of each month at 11:00 am in Meeting Room 1A on the second floor of the Diaz Compean Student Union.

The purpose of the Campus Life Affairs Committee is to address concerns in student life and to improve the out-of-classroom experience.  The duties are to collaborate with respective University areas to foster a positive campus climate and to create initiatives to enhance and bring awareness to the out-of-classroom experience.

Any Questions? Contact the chair of the A.S. Campus Life Affairs Committee: Director of Student Resource Affairs, Jeanne Trang at jeanne.trang@sjsu.edu

Meeting Dates

September 6, 2019 [docx] February 7, 2020 [pdf]
September 20, 2019 [pdf] February 21, 2020 [pdf]
October 4, 2019 [docx] March 6, 2020 [pdf]
October 18, 2019 [docx] March 20, 2020 [pdf]
November 1, 2019 [docx] April 17, 2020
November 15, 2019 [pdf] May 1, 2020
December 6, 2019 [pdf]  

Students' Elections Commission

This committee oversees the A.S. elections held each year in the spring.  They schedule manadatory orientations for students wishing to run for a position on the A.S. Board as well as plan events leading up to the elections such as the Kick-off and the debates.  Each officer of the SEC must commit to spending two hours in their office located in the A.S. Government Office on the 2nd Floor of the Student Union in case someone has a question.  They also have weekly meetings and the calendar is list below.

January 31, 2020 [docx] March 27, 2020 [pdf]
February 7, 2020 [pdf] April 10, 2020 [docx]
February 14, 2020 [pdf] April 17, 2020
February 21, 2020 [pdf] April 24, 2020
February 28, 2020 [docx] May 1, 2020
March 6, 2020 [pdf]  
March 13, 2020 [pdf]  
March 20, 2020 [pdf]  

Special Committees

Personnel Committee
The Personnel Committee of Associated Students, SJSU (A.S.) is tasked to assist the A.S. President in completing periodic evaluations of the A.S. Executive Director, in accordance with the provisions of the A.S. Bylaws and the employment contract. Additionally, further duties include: recommending to the A.S. Executive Director any operational improvements and employee benefits, recommend personnel policy for the A.S. professional and contractual employees to the A.S. Board, adopt all rules and procedures necessary for the establishment of a Personnel Manual governing the personnel affairs of A.S., and provide documentation and support when called upon in a grievance matter brought to the attention of the Personnel Committee pursuant to the Personnel Manual. The voting membership of this committee is set forth by the A.S. Bylaws.
*There are no Student-at-Large appointed to this committee.

More information on the Personnel Committee is available by contacting the A.S. President or stopping by the A.S. Government Office.

Meeting Dates

July 25, 2019 [doc] February 28, 2020 [doc]
December 6, 2019 [docx] March 24, 2020 [doc]

Executive Committee
The functions of the Executive Committee shall be to administer the affairs of Associated Students and implement all legislation passed by the A.S. Board of Directors. It shall coordinate relations with other student associations and with the University administration.

Meeting Dates

September 13, 2019 [doc] TBD
November 8, 2019 [docx] TBD

 Spartan Community Fund
This committee approves funding for certain departments within the University to help with programs that benefit students.

Meeting Dates

December 6, 2019 [doc] TBD
TBD TBD

 Audit Committee
The purpose of the Audit Committee is to review the audit conducted by the outside auditing firm.

Meeting Dates

 

June 28, 2019 [doc] January 23, 2020 [doc]
September 4, 2019 [doc] April 7, 2020 [doc]