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Student Groups

Urban Planning Coalition

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The Urban Planning Coalition (UPC) is a student-run campus organization that aims to enrich the academic experience for all students interested in urban and regional planning by facilitating the exchange of ideas and thoughtful discussions, building professional networks, and advising students of the opportunities in the field of urban planning. UPC plans and participates in several events throughout the year, including an annual Symposium focused on a current urban planning topic, workshops, fundraisers, and social and networking events. Find them on Facebook.


TRANSITion Parking Day

TRANSITion is a student-led advocacy group that works to improve public transportation to San Jose State Univeristy and around Silicon Valley. Their goal is to provide viable alternatives to automobiles so students can avoid slow bus service or traffic. The group's current advocacy interests include Bus Rapid Transit for San Jose, Park(ing) Day, and improvements to parks, trails, and public open spaces. They also organize regular social gatherings, group walks, and happy hours. Find them on Facebook.

Student Clubs

Geography Club

SJSU undergraduate and graduate students annually organize and operate a Geography Club on campus. All are welcome. Check out @SJSUgeogclub on Facebook for events and information or contact Joe Hasty, the club’s faculty advisor, or by emailing

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Moderated by the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at San José State University (SJSU), the SJSU UrbPlanConnect is Google group was established for sharing internships, jobs, and educational and networking events with Bay Area planners. SJSU students, faculty, alumni, and others interested in planning are welcome. Ask to join.