NOVEMBER 2021
Government Corner
Happy November, Spartans!

Our new blog, Spartan Voice by A.S., was recently launched in October. Be sure to read the blog by Carole Dowell, A.S. Executive Director, on lifelong learning, one of the eight core values of Associated Students. Soon to be released this month is our blog on environmental advocacy written by Alan Nguyen, a student assistant in our Transportation Solutions department.

Transportation Solutions is currently running its Annual Commute Survey through November 15th. We’d love to hear your feedback and opinions. You’ll be entered to win a prize once you complete the survey. Winners will be chosen using a randomizer. Take the survey here.

In response to the international crises in Afghanistan and Haiti, Associated Students started a donation drive in September. A carnival-themed donation event led by the A.S. Programming Board is scheduled this Tuesday, 11/09, on 7th Street Plaza from 11 AM - 3 PM. Donate to a good cause while you enjoy games and chances to win free A.S. merch.

A.S. Committees are actively recruiting for students-at-large! If you want to get more involved with student government, this is a great opportunity to do so. The committees operate throughout the academic year. Read up on the different committee descriptions here and apply to the one you feel you can best serve on by filling out this form!

Associated Students has in-person and virtual events planned for you to stay engaged and have some fun! Find out more about A.S. Events in the newsletter section below or follow us on Instagram @as_sjsu. We hope to see you there!

Last but certainly not least, please remember to stay safe, vigilant, and healthy by following COVID-19 guidelines such as wearing masks and practicing social distancing. For more information about COVID-related information, visit the Student Health Center.

Wishing everyone a safe and productive November! Spartan Up!

A.S. Government Corner is a monthly update from your Director of Communications, Gerard Pablo, gerardwilliam.pablo@sjsu.edu.
A.S. Government
Happy Homecoming, Spartans!

SJSU's Homecoming 2021 in October, themed "Return of the Spartans," culminated in the football game between SJSU Spartans and San Diego State! Congratulations to the Homecoming Royalty and Court, Nina Chuang (@ninaechuang), Asia Maxwell (@yagirlasiag), Madilynne Medina (@maybeitsmadilynne), and Soumya Trivedi (@untamed_elegantly)! Shoutout to Kai Rapanot (@iced_k) and the A.S. Programming Board for running the royalty selection process.
Join Lobby Corps!

Do you want to be civically engaged on campus? Do you want to be more involved in the SJSU community? Are you interested in voting rights and legislation affecting students? If you said yes to any or all of these questions, Lobby Corps may be right for you!

Questions? Contact the Committee Chair: Director of Legislative Affairs, Kadence Walker, at kadence.walker@sjsu.edu.
Join an A.S. Committee

Interested in becoming a student-at-large in one of the A.S. Committees? Apply for the committee you feel you can best serve on.

To learn more about the different A.S. Committees, click here.

Questions? Contact Parker Rugeley-Valle, A.S. Administrative Assistant, at parker.rugeley-valle@sjsu.edu.
Check Out Spartan Voice by A.S.!

In the inaugural release of our new blog, Spartan Voice by A.S., Carole Dowell, the Executive Director of Associated Students, shares her thoughts on Lifelong Learning. The blog will be updated monthly with posts from the A.S. Board of Directors, administrative leadership, and A.S. departments. Stay tuned and get personal with our organization and learn more about our values and how we advocate for you!
Student Organization Funding

Associated Students offers up to $2,700 per year for Recognized Student Organizations. To learn more, click here. To sign up for the next mandatory training, click here.

Questions? Contact Maritza Molina, A.S. Controller, at 
Reserve a Conference Room!

The A.S. House has conference room space available for SJSU students and staff use, free of charge, during our regular business hours from Monday-Thursday. Click below to reserve a room!

Questions? Contact our office at
as-hr@sjsu.edu or 408-924-6242.

Submit Feedback to the
A.S. Board or Departments

In lieu of a public forum, you may submit questions, ideas, and any feedback for the A.S. Board and A.S. Departments by using the Your Voice Matters Google Form.

Click the button below to be heard!

A.S. Events Calendar
A.S. has a full calendar of events for you. To view the calendar, click here.
14th Annual Fire on the Fountain

SJSU’s exciting evening extravaganza was a hit! We hope you had a good time watching student performances, meeting the Spartan Football team, your 2021 Homecoming Court, and more. Check out this video recapping the festivities that went down! View more in the photo gallery section below.
Spartan Speed Dating
Tuesday, December 7, 6 PM
Virtual Event

Download the Lynk App by clicking the button that matches your device.

Questions? Contact Jada Ginwright, A.S. Events Student Assistant, at jada.ginwright@sjsu.edu.
César E. Chávez Community Action Center
Legacy Month is officially over! Check out how we honored the rich history of student activism at SJSU. Click the buttons or the display photos to view the full album for each event.
Continuing the Legacy of Smith & Carlos

On October 18th, at the Smith/Carlos Statues, Spartans listened to a series of speakers and reflected on the significance of Tommie Smith and John Carlos' activism in Mexico City in 1968, and its lasting impact on racial and social justice history. 
Ofrenda Activist Decorating: Día de Muertos

On November 1st, Spartans gathered around our Día de Muertos ofrenda to honor the lives of those who have passed on. We joined in community and in conversation as we created paper Marigold flowers to place on the altar!

Imperialism, Colonialism, and Me
Tuesday, November 9, 3-4 PM
Hosted Virtually on Zoom

Imperialism and colonialism are such common factors in our lives that it permeates the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the land we live on. Let's take a moment to explore how imperialism and colonialism affect every facet of the self in the ways that it privileges me, and the ways that it oppresses me. Did we mention there will be raffle prizes too? Click the button below to register!

Questions? Contact Diana Garcia Rodriguez, CCCAC Department Coordinator, at diana.garciarodriguez@sjsu.edu for more information about our programs, including the Campus Community Garden. Please contact the CCCAC for any sign language interpreters or other accommodation requests.
Follow us on Instagram @sjsucccac and @sjsugarden!
Transportation Solutions
With the holiday season fast approaching, the demand for travel will be at an all-time high. If you need any assistance with planning a route to the airport or back home, Transportation Solutions is here to help! Feel free to stop by our office or send us an email (transportation@sjsu.edu).

Take Our Annual Student Commute Survey
We encourage you to participate in our annual survey! Even if you are taking classes fully online or live on or near campus, your feedback is valuable in helping us improve parking and transportation options to and around campus. The survey will run from November 1–15! Completion of the survey will also enter you into a raffle to win a prize like a $300 VISA gift card, a $50 gift card to the SJSU Bookstore, and more! Take the survey now at https://tinyurl.com/StudentCommuteSurveyF21!
Getting Around SJSU
Biking to Campus
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Photo & Video Gallery
View the full album for each event by clicking on the display photo.
10/12 Homecoming Golf Cart Parade
10/14 Fire on the Fountain
10/28 Immigrant Week of Action
11/03 CCCAC Campus Community Garden: Planting by the Moon