What We Do
The Division of Student Affairs directly contributes to student success by assisting our students to develop a sense of belonging and community on campus while providing important support to augment their experience in the classroom.
We are here to provide services and programs that assist students to put into practice what they learn in the classroom through leadership in student organizations, active participation in internships and serving as peer mentors for fellow students. We create learning opportunities to support social justice, leadership, wellness, service, inclusiveness and personal responsibility. We also provide important services that support student success from point of recruitment to graduation.
We know that each student admitted to SJSU has the potential to excel, and we hope to assist each student in reaching that potential.
Patrick K. Day
Vice President for Student Affairs
In keeping with the academic mission of the institution, the Division of Student Affairs exists to provide student-focused programs and services that support student success and enhance the student experience at San José State University. Our aim is to create critical student learning opportunities beyond the classrooms that support the intellectual, personal, and civic growth of our students.
Our core values are what we stand for as employees and professionals in the field of Student Affairs at San José State University. These six values—Learning, Student Success, Excellence, Integrity, Diversity, and Community—are reflected in the many programs and services we offer our students and the campus community.
Our values guide us as we carry out our mission and the vision of the institution: