A.S. Committees

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.

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You will find descriptions, the amount of Student-at-Large spots offerred, meeting dates and meeting times of each committee below.

2022-2023 Committee Meeting Minutes 

2023-2024 Committee Meeting Minutes


A.S. Academic Affairs Committee

Meets the first and third Wednesday of each month at 3:00 pm in the Student Union Meeting Room 5 during the fall semester.

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 amongst faculty and students.

Any questions?  Contact the Academic Affairs Committee Chair: Director of Academic Affairs, Diya Doshi at diyarajesh.doshi@sjsu.edu. 

Meeting Dates

September 6, 2023 [docx] February 7, 2024 [pdf]                               
September 20, 2023 [pdf] February 21, 2024 [pdf]
October 4, 2023 (Cancelled) March 6, 2024 [pdf]
October 18, 2023 [docx] March 20, 2024 [pdf]
November 1, 2023 [pdf] April 3, 2024 - Cancelled
November 15, 2023 [docx] April 17, 2024 [pdf]
December 6, 2023 [docx] May 1, 2024

A.S. Finance Committee

Meets the first and third Wednesday of each month from 3:00pm-4:30pm in the Student Union Meeting Room 1A during the fall semester.

Associated Students, SJSU (A.S.) has set aside $150,000 for 2023-2024 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 $3,000 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 has correctly requested 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. Finance Committee on the Budget.

* 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, Dhruv Varshney at as-controller@sjsu.edu.

Meeting Dates

September 6, 2023 [docx] February 7, 2024  [pdf]               
September 20, 2023 [docx] February 21, 2024 [pdf]
October 4, 2023 [docx] March 6, 2024 [pdf]
October 18, 2023 [docx]  March 20, 2024 [pdf]
November 1, 2023 [pdf] March 29, 2024 [pdf] - SPECIAL MEETING
November 15, 2023 [pdf] April 3, 2024 [pdf]
December 6, 2023 [pdf] April 5, 2025 [pdf] - SPECIAL MEETING
  April 17, 2024 [pdf] 
  May 1, 2024

A.S. Internal Affairs

Meets the first and third Wednesday of each month from 4:30pm-6:00pm in the A.S. Government Office Conference Room (S.U. 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, Katelyn Gambarin at katelyn.gambarin@sjsu.edu.

Meeting Dates

September 6, 2023 [pdf] February 7, 2024 [pdf]                            
September 20, 2023 [pdf] February 21, 2024 [pdf]
October 4, 2023 [pdf] March 6, 2024 [pdf]
October 18, 2023 [pdf] March 20, 2024 [pdf]
November 1, 2023 [pdf] April 3, 2024 - Cancelled
November 15, 2023 [pdf] April 17, 2024 [pdf]
December 6, 2023 [pdf] May 1, 2024

A.S. Lobby Corps

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

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, Estevan Guzman at estevan.guzman@sjsu.edu. 

Meeting Dates

 

September 6, 2023 [docx]

February 7, 2024  [pdf]                              
September 20, 2023 [docx] February 21, 2024 [pdf]
October 4, 2023 [docx] March 6, 2024 [pdf]
October 18, 2023 [docx] March 20, 2024 [pdf]
November 1, 2023 [pdf] April 3, 2024 - Cancelled
November 15, 2023 [docx] April 17, 2024 [pdf]
December 6, 2023 [docx] May 1, 2024

 

 

A.S. Operations Committee

Meets every 2nd and 4th Friday of each month from 11:00am-12:00pm in the A.S. Government Office Conference Room (S.U. 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 two (2) 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, Het Tikawala at het.tikawala@sjsu.edu. 

Meeting Dates

September 8th, 2023 [pdf] February 9, 2024 [pdf]
September 22nd, 2023 [pdf] February 23, 2024 [pdf]
October 13th, 2023 [docx] March 8, 2024- Cancelled
October 27, 2023 - Cancelled March 22, 2024 [pdf]
November 3, 2023 [pdf] April 12, 2024 - Cancelled
November 17, 2023 [pdf] April 26, 2024
December 8, 2023 [pdf]  

A.S. Programming Board

Meets every Wednesday of each month from 9:00am-10:00am in the A.S. Government Office Conference Room (S.U. 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,Sahithya Swaminathan at sahithya.swaminathan@sjsu.edu. 

Meeting Dates

January 24, 2024 [pdf] March 13, 2024 [pdf]
January 31, 2024 - Cancelled March 20, 2024 [pdf]
February 7, 2024 - Cancelled March 27, 2024 [pdf]
February 14, 2024 [pdf] April 10, 2024 [pdf]
February 21, 2024 [pdf] April 17, 2024 [pdf]
February 28, 2024 [pdf] April 24, 2024
March 6, 2024 [docx] May 1, 2024
  May 8, 2024
   

A.S. Campus Life Affairs Committee

Meets every Friday from 12:00pm-1:00pm in the A.S. Government Office Conference Room (S.U. 2300).

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, Sam Brown at samuel.s.brown@sjsu.edu. 

Meeting Dates

January 26, 2024 [pdf] March 22, 2024 - Cancelled
February 2, 2024 - Cancelled March 29, 2024 - Cancelled [pdf]
February 9, 2024 [pdf] April 12, 2024 [pdf]
February 16, 2024 [pdf] April 19, 2024
February 23, 2024 [pdf] April 26, 2024
March 1, 2024 [pdf] May 3, 2024
March 8, 2024  

March 15, 2024

 

 

 

 

 

A.S. Multicultural Advisory  Committee

Meets every 1st Wednesday of each month from 1:30pm-2:30pm in the A.S. Government Office Conference Room (S.U. 2300).

The purpose of the Multicultural Advisory Committee is to serve as a space where students from different centers on campus could address cross-cultural concerns, mitigate existing gaps in space and representation for the student voice in conversations surrounding diversity, equity and inclusion as it relates to Associated Students as well as University & Academic practices, policies, and procedures. The Multicultural Advisory Committee shall serve as an advisory council to inform the president and other senior levels accountable on the cabinet level. 

Any questions? Contact the A.S. Multicultural Advisory Committee chair: Director of Intercultural Affiars, Ariana Shah at ariana.shah@sjsu.edu. 

Meeting Dates

September 14th, 2023 [pdf] February 7th, 2024 [pdf]
October 12th, 2023 [docx] March 6th, 2024 [pdf]
November 9th, 2023 [docx] May 1st, 2024
   

Students' Election Commission

Meets every Friday from 10:00am - 11:00am in the A.S. Government Office Conference Room (S.U. 2300).

This committee oversees the A.S. Elections held each year in the spring.  The SEC Officers are appointed in the fall semester so they are ready to go 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 Student Union on the 2nd Floor in case someone has a question.  They also have weekly meetings and the calendar is list below.

January 26, 2024 [pdf] March 8, 2024
February 2, 2024 [pdf] March 15, 2024
February 9, 2024 [pdf] March 22, 2024 [pdf]
February 16, 2024 [pdf] March 29, 2024 [pdf]
  April 5th, 2024 [pdf]
February 23, 2024 [pdf] April 12th, 2024 [pdf]
March 1, 2024 [pdf] April 19, 2024
   
   

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 Employee Handbook. 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

TBD

 

March 29, 2024 [pdf]

     

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.

*There are no Student-at-Large appointed to this committee.

Meeting Dates

October 30, 2023 [pdf]  
     

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

Meeting Dates

January 26, 2024 [pdf] March 22, 2024 - Cancelled [pdf]
February 23, 2024 [pdf] April 26, 2024

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

Meeting Dates

August 10,2023 [pdf]  
September 1, 2023 [pdf]  
   

Elections Appeal Board

This committee reviews all appeals following the decisions of the Students' Election Commission for grievances. 

Meeting Dates

TBD     TBD