Campus & Community Resources

Campus and Community Resources

Below is a list of campus and community resources to holistically support SJSU Lurie College of Education students.  If you would like information on additional resources, please contact the Student Success Center.

SJSU Resources

  • Accessible Education Center (AEC) - The Accessible Education Center, through collaboration with the campus and community, is committed to redefining ability for students with disabilities by providing comprehensive services in support of the educational development and success of students with disabilities in a student-centered and professional environment.
  • Associated Students - Associated Students is comprised of seven student-facing departments that all serve to support and improve the student experience at San Jose State University.
  • Black Leadership and Opportunity Center - The SJSU Black Leadership and Opportunity Center (BLOC) serves to holistically empower, uplift, and develop all students in the African Diaspora through strengthening and building community bonds, encouraging positive Black identity, and providing social and academic support.
  • Chicanx/Latinx Student Success Center - The Chicanx/Latinx Student Success Center (CLSSC, also known as Centro) understands and responds to Latinx students unique needs through campus community advocacy and student empowerment. Centro will be a culturally-sustaining, academically-affirming space where students, staff, and faculty can collaborate to find new and effective ways of increasing Latinx student persistence, retention, and graduation rates.
  • Counseling and Psychological Services - This is a particularly challenging time for everyone, and although CAPS is not operating in-person, they are providing telemental health services with clinicians. TAO (Therapy Assisted Online) Self-Help is another option that provides valuable information, assessment and resources in mental health, but at a self-paced and self-service format.
  • Discover SJSU - This digital platform helps SJSU students discover helpful resources and upcoming events and opportunities across campus. Connect with @discoversjsu on Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.
  • Gender Equity Center - The GenEC provides dynamic programming and educational outreach opportunities through collaborative partnerships with other campus and community organizations.
  • MOSAIC Cross Cultural Center - The mission of MOSAIC Cross Cultural Center is to: Provide a safe and welcoming environment that honors and celebrates diversity. We offer support, advocacy for historically underrepresented groups, leadership opportunities, and intentional programming that focus on critical thought, social justice, and cultural empowerment for the SJSU community.
  • Pride Center - The mission of the PRIDE Center is to support the LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer, Questioning, Asexual, Non-binary, etc.) students of San José State University. Through dynamic programming and educational outreach the PRIDE Center seeks to improve the campus climate for LGBTQ+ students and advocate for the respect and safety of all members of the campus community.
  • SJSU Cares - SJSU Cares assists students who are facing an unforeseen economic crisis by providing direct support and referrals around basic needs including food, housing, emergency assistance and more. They want to ensure that you reach your academic goals towards graduation. Their programs include self-help assistance/information, case management resources, the Spartan Food Pantry and more. 
  • Spartan Food Pantry - The Spartan Food Pantry is a walk-in, full-service, staffed, food assistance program offering non-perishable goods, fresh produce, and refrigerated items to eligible students. Open during the shelter in place (see updated hours on website/social media), no prior application required, bring Tower Card and reusable grocery bags.
  • Student Health Center - The role of the SJSU Student Health Center is to serve all registered students by providing treatment and care in support of the student community’s well-being. Not only can you receive attention for acute conditions, injuries, and illnesses from licensed physicians, the Health Center also provides support services such as a laboratory, pharmacy, physical therapy, radiology, dermatology, podiatry and sports medicine.
  • UndocuSpartan Student Resource Center - The UndocuSpartan Student Resource Center (USRC) is invested in creating educational opportunities that will further the success of UndocuSpartans at SJSU. The USRC uses a cross-cultural and social justice lense to provide holistic support and resources to undocumented students and the campus community. The center works alongside undocumented/AB 540 students and allies to create a campus community that is welcoming and inclusive of all students regardless of their immigration status.
  • Veterans Resource Center - The Veterans Resource Center (VRC) is designed as a one-stop resource that plays a primary role in serving the university's growing community of veterans and military students.
  • Virtual Homework Club: MLK - Students/Parents: Do your children need help with homework? Volunteers will be available online to help Kindergarten - 8th grade students with their homework after school. Students can get help with their homework in a range of subjects - reading, writing, math, social studies, and science. Assistance in languages other than English may be provided based on volunteers’ availability. This event will take place online through Zoom and registration is required. Current Students: Do you want to volunteer? Opportunities are available
  • YOU@SJSU is a new resource that assists students in academic and career development which may be helpful as we come out of the SIP.

Community Resources

  • Asian Law Alliance - Non-profit organization that provides equal access to the justice system for Asian Pacific Islander and low-income populations in the Silicon Valley. Services areas include housing, public benefits, immigration & deportation defense, domestic violence/victims of violent crimes, and civil rights.
  • Bay Area Legal Aid - Bay Area Legal Aid helps thousands of low income Bay Area residents build safer, healthier, and more stable lives. Their mission is to provide meaningful access to the civil justice system through quality legal assistance regardless of a client’s location, language or disability.
  • Bill Wilson Center - The Bill Wilson Center programs focus on housing, education, counseling, and advocacy. They provide services to more than 4,100 children, youth, young adults and families in Santa Clara County through our various programs.

  • CalFresh - Monthly cash assistance for groceries.

  • California COVID-19 Rent Relief - CA COVID-19 Rent Relief will help income-eligible households pay rent and utilities, both for past due and future payments. 

  • Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County - Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County serves and advocates for individuals and families in need, especially those living in poverty. Rooted in Gospel values, they work to create a more just and compassionate community in which people of all cultures and beliefs can participate.
  • Community Solutions - Community Solutions provide a comprehensive spectrum of prevention, intervention, treatment, and residential services to the communities of Santa Clara and San Benito Counties. They also provide services and support to help children, families, and individuals overcome the challenges posed by mental health issues, substance abuse, trauma, severe family dysfunction, sexual and domestic violence, and human trafficking.
  • Food Distribution Map - The City of San José launched a food distribution map with important information on county wide food distribution sites to ensure food security for those in need.
  • Sacred Heart Community Service - Support with essential needs such as food & clothing, housing & utilities, taxes & finances.

  • Santa Maria Urban Ministry - The mission of Santa Maria Urban Ministry is to feed the body, mind, and spirit of the individuals in our community by providing them with food and other basic services, educational programs for all ages, and opportunities to give back through volunteer service.

  • City of Santa Clara Renters Resources - Information about affordable rental housing, eviction rights, landlord/tenant dispute resolutions, and emergency rental assistance.
  • Anti-Racism Resources for Students and Professionals in Healthcare - Through the following resources, health professionals and students can learn more about anti-racism and equip themselves to eliminate inequities wherever they see them.