San Jose State University
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Run, Hide, Fight Training

The San José State University Police Department provides the Run, Hide, Fight training in an effort to better prepare our campus. Since an active shooter situation is often over within 10 to 15 minutes, before law enforcement arrives on the scene, individuals must be prepared both mentally and physically to deal with an active shooter situation.

Please register to one of the in-person sessions below:

Location: Lucas College of Business (BBC 032)
Location: Sweeny Hall (Room 331)
Health and Well-being
Kaiser, Blue Shield and LifeMatters® by Empathia are CSU vendors.
These courses are optional and all times are PST.

CSU - Medicare Retirement Workshop for CSU employees
Determine if you are eligible and when to enroll in Medicare or switch plans.
  • Multiple sessions through Thursday, December 22 - Register now
Beat the Heat
Focus on specific summer health concerns such as sun exposure, insect protection, and outdoor food safety.
All Eyes On You: Important Steps to Maintaining Healthy Vision
Learn how certain nutrients can help with healthy long-term vision.
  • TOMORROW! Thursday, July 14 - 12:00pm - 12:45pm - Register now

Are current events causing you stress or making you anxious?
Has the pandemic left you feeling lonely or depressed?

We have help for you. SJSU has partnered with LifeMatters by Empathia for your counseling and employee assistance needs.

Please note, Empathia courses and services are only available to faculty and staff on the state side, not those in auxiliary organizations.
LifeMatters Orientation Video
Take a few minutes to learn about the great services available to you and your family through LifeMatters with this orientation video.
For more information call 1-800-367-7474 or visit (Password: spartans)
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 Take this quick ANONYMOUS survey and let us know what course(s) you're interested in.
Sarcoma And Bone Cancer Awareness Month
Article by: American Association for Cancer Research; Photo by: Canva

Sarcomas are a rare group of cancers in which malignant cells form in the bones or soft tissues of the body.

Soft tissue sarcomas form in cartilage, fat, muscle, blood vessels, tendons, nerves, and around joints. Osteosarcomas develop in bone; liposarcomas form in fat; rhabdomyosarcomas form in muscle; and Ewing sarcomas form in bone and soft tissue.

Bone and joint cancer is most frequently diagnosed among teenagers, while soft tissue cancers typically affect those 55 years or older.
9 Natural Ways to Build Healthy Bones
Article by: NorthEast Spine and Sports Medicine;
Photo by: Canva

Bone fractures affect nearly 7 million U.S. residents each year. You can't prevent every accident, but strengthening your bones helps reduce your risk of breaks and other serious injuries. When your bones are thin or brittle, it's harder for them to withstand impact from bumps or falls. This often results in crushed, splintered or fractured bones.

Fortunately, there are many ways you can strengthen your skeletal system and build healthy bones. From munching on nutrient-rich greens to strengthening your skeletal system with density-boosting exercises, read the article to learn about 9 natural ways to improve the condition of your bones.

How to Cultivate a Healthy Morning Routine
Article and Photo by: Meetup

Your day only starts once - it’s important to start it well! For many people the morning can be a challenge, especially on weekdays when there are more responsibilities. It might seem like the time when you’re least likely to stick to a well thought-out plan of action. However, developing a morning routine will actually make it easier to motivate yourself to get out of bed and seize the day! 

Beyond the basic idea of having some structure, a strong morning routine can profoundly benefit you in all sorts of ways. For example, feeling good in the morning helps you be more open to social connection with others throughout your day. If you feel that way consistently, you’re more likely to maintain positive emotional health. A strong routine also greatly decreases the chances of having to rush in the morning, helping you avoid a very common stress trigger. Overall, your mood, confidence, productivity, physical health, and relationships all stand to gain from a good start to the day.  
10 Simple Ways to Find Balance and Get Your Life Back
Article by: Lifehack; Photo by: Canva

Life balance seems to be the topic on everyone’s mind of late. We have discovered that maintaining a healthy life balance is not only essential for happiness and well-being; it can be a tremendous boost to your productivity and career or business success as well. A well-balanced person has a far greater ability to focus their attention and energy on attaining their goals, taking productive actions and moving forward in a meaningful way.

The big question is... What does life balance really mean? What would a balanced life look like to us? And most importantly, how do we go about achieving it in the midst of our crazy schedules?

There are steps you can take to change what isn’t working and get back some control and balance in your life. And once you start seeing results, you’ll be better equipped to maintain that new found equilibrium.
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Vaccinated SJSU staff and faculty as well as auxiliary employees and those in volunteer or other unpaid appointments are eligible for on-campus COVID-19 testing. Individuals participating in this program must have a completed vaccination attestation on file in SJSU @ Work. Those who have attested that they are not accessing campus may not participate at this time. Those with approved exemptions will continue to test through the mandatory testing program.

Please note, if you recently tested positive via a PCR test, you should not participate in this testing as the positive result will continue to show up for 90 days.

If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 you should not come to campus and should not participate in this testing. Contact our Leaves Unit for appropriate guidance and direction for next steps at 924-2155, 924-2148), or 924-2243.
Testing Steps and Requirements

You must be affiliated with SJSU to participate.

Asymptomatic testing will be held on Mondays and Tuesdays now through August 12.
  • TIME: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • LOCATION: Student Wellness Center (SWC) 122
  • YOU MUST BRING: Valid photo ID (SJSU Tower Card is recommended)
Appointments are required. You will be asked to enter your insurance information in order to be tested; there will be no out of pocket cost to you.
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Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (SPSL)

Signed by the Governor on February 9, 2022, SB 114 (SPSL) provides up to 80 hours (10 days) of COVID-related leave through September 30, 2022. The CSU has extended the program's deadline to December 31, 2022, and provides full pay during the leave. SPSL is available now for all non-represented and represented employees. 

If you have questions about this or any other leave program, please contact Yazmin Perez, Manager of Leaves, Workers' Comp and Accommodation Programs. She can be reached via email at or phone at 408-924-2155.
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Booster Shot Requirement

Chancellor's Office policy now includes a requirement for faculty, staff and students regarding vaccination and booster shots. Non-represented employees, volunteers, auxiliary employees, Units 2/5/7/9 (CSUEU) employees, Unit 3 (faculty) employees, Unit 4 (APC) employees, and Unit 8 (SUPA) employees who are eligible for the booster and have not had their booster within 30 days of eligibility date and/or updated their SJSU @ Work record with the updated information are not in compliance with policy and may be subject to formal consequences. Deadlines for other represented employees will be announced soon.

Already received your booster shot? Update your Vaccine Attestation Record in SJSU @ Work with the date of the booster and your updated vaccination record. Details on how to do this can be found in the user guide.
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Housing Information

Landed: Home buying assistance through shared equity down payment program

The Taft Apartments - Off-Campus Rental for Faculty, Staff and Students

Campus Sustainability Reminders 
  • Find more health and well-being resources in MyWell-being on the UP website
  • Email for full complimentary audiological evaluations and counseling regarding hearing conservation
  • KinderCare - Save 10% on full-time, part-time, and drop-in tuition for early childhood education or school-age distance learning programs
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San Jose State University
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192

Last Updated Aug 31, 2022