There are many ways to become involved in sustainability at SJSU. Consider joining one of the organizations listed below, volunteer, attend an event, listen to a podcast or apply for an internship.
The EcoReps mission is to involve a diverse group of students in educating the campus and community on environmental sustainability. Through collaborative efforts on campus sustainability initiatives and community outreach events, we hope to encourage long-lasting social and environmental stewardship.
Social media: @sjsu_ecoreps
Tuesdays and Thursdays 12-1:15pm in WSQ 115
The Environmental Resource Center (ERC) was established in 1967 and soon became the student activist wing of the Environmental Studies Department. Since the early 1970s, the ERC has served SJSU with an annual Earth Day celebration, an environmental library, and other projects that promote sustainability. Students in the ERC started the campus recycling program and an alternative commute planning program that ultimately became Transportation Solutions, which is now a permanent department of Associated Students.
In 2014, the SJSU Campus Community Garden was established as a result of a student-led initiative. The garden was created to provide students a space to gain access to health food, learn about sustainable organic garden practices and earn service learning hours. The community garden is chemical free (organic) which means that they do not use any pesticides or synthetic fertilizers.
Facebook/Instagram: @SJSUCCCAC @sjsugarden
Join the SJSU Climate Reality Campus Corps, a community where you can collaborate with fellow sustainably focused SJSU students. The Campus Corps program offers a chance to make a difference in climate reality, starting in the college dormitories, classrooms, and campus quads.
Independent San Jose State University chapter of She’s the First, a not-for profit
organization that sponsors girls’ education in low-income countries.
She's the First partners with NGOs in 11 countries--India, Nepal, Guatemala, Peru, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, The Gambia, Ethiopia, South Sudan, and Sierra Leone--to help young girls become the first to complete high school. "When you sponsor a girl, you give her the chance to live healthier, delay marriage and childbirth, resist domestic violence, secure a better job, earn higher wages, and break the cycle of poverty."
A women’s club to promote a healthy lifestyle. Work together through meetings and events to create an enriching social community and networking spaces for all. Women Wellness will work to create and uphold a social community where students can come together and share their ideas and experiences for a healthy life. Our mission is to support an overall healthy lifestyle that includes physical, psychological, emotional, and professional self care.
NEED is a coalition formed by students at SJSU, that aims to provide a platform for the efficient and productive exchange of ideas, projects and events.
NEED, a student organization formed by students at San Jose State University to address and combat the issue of Climate Change.
The mission of Braven is to empower promising, underrepresented young people—first-generation
college students, students from low-income backgrounds, and students of color—with
the skills, confidence, experiences and networks necessary to transition from college
to strong first jobs, which lead to meaningful careers and lives of impact.
Weekends are for creating memories, making new friends and going on adventures. Spartan Recreation offers students the chance to participate in epic Outdoor Adventures like hiking, camping, surfing, rock climbing, and mountain biking. All outings are led by student leaders and local experts who are ready to share their passion and outdoor knowledge with you. No matter your experience level, you won’t find a more welcoming group to wander, connect and grow with.
Rotaract is a service club for young people ages 18 and up who are dedicated to finding innovative solutions to the world's most pressing challenges while developing leadership skills and making friends from around the world! Rotaract stands for "Rotary in Action," but originally comes from a combination of "Rotary" and "Interact".