December Issue 20 16
A.S. Government
A.S. Government Corner

Hi, Spartans!

In November, the A.S. Board launched various initiatives to both serve and address the needs of our Spartans. We continue to be committed to ensuring that our campus community thrives and stays united.

We passed a resolution in support of changing Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples' Day to express our solidarity with our Native American student population. We are following up with our university and the California State University system to make this a reality for our campus and our community.

Board members took part in our campus community dialogues. We encourage all of you to continue to engage with one another.

On November 15th, the Board issued a statement of solidarity with the Standing Rock Lakota Sioux Tribe in the fight against the Dakota access pipeline. Click here to read the statement.

If you are a Eco Pass Clipper Card user, you should have received an email from A.S. Transportation Solutions and members of the Board requesting you to express your discontent with the $3 fee that VTA is implementing for all new and replacement Clipper Cards. We need your help with contacting our local representatives!  For more information on this campaign, please contact Transportation Solutions at

We learned that there is a potential for a significant CSU tuition increase and we are working to stop it, but we cannot do it without you!  Please come and voice your opinion at our open forum sessions. Food will be provided. The dates are:

  • Monday, 12/5 at 2:00pm, Diaz Compean Student Union - Meeting Room 2B
  • Tuesday 12/6 at 5:00pm, Diaz Compean Student Union - Meeting Room 4A
  • Wednesday 12/7, 11:00am, Diaz Compean Student Union - Meeting Room 3B 

Follow our social media pages and look out for #ASTipTuesdays to find out more about the board and what they are up to. Good luck with finals! Spartan Up!

A.S. Student Government Corner is a monthly update from A.S. Director of Communications, Jasmine Garcia (
ACUI Tomorrow's Tradition Conference

Associated Students participated and led many discussions at the Association of College Union International Regional I Conference, Tomorrow's Tradition. From November 4th - 6th, attendees listened to keynote speakers, educational sessions, and networked with other community leaders.

During the conference, members of the CCCAC presented on food insecurity and the community garden. A.S. President, Héctor Perea, Jr. and Ariadna Manzo, A.S. Director of Intercultural Affairs, spoke about resources for undocumented students. A.S. Executive Director Tari Hunter presented on Black Lives Matter. 

Associated Students is creating its 5-year strategic plan. Come share ways that A.S. can improve, grow, and thrive in the future. Your feedback is crucial to our growth as an organization.

During this workshop, you will have an opportunity to reflect upon the current work of Associated Students and be able to share your ideas for the future of the organization. 

Your experience at SJSU is really valuable to this process. We believe that the experience of participating in this workshop will be of value to you as well. The sessions are scheduled as follows:.  

  • Wednesday, 12/7, 9:30am - 11:00am, Diaz Compean Student Union - Meeting Room 4A
  • Thursday, 12/8, 4:00pm - 5:30pm, Diaz Compean Student Union - Meeting Room 1A
  • Friday, 12/9 12:00pm - 1:30pm, Wellness Center 122A/B

Bring a friend! FREE FOOD! Please attend ONLY ONE session.

A.S. Strategic Plan: Survey
Can't make a vision session for the A.S. strategic plan?

No worries! Click on the image to take a quick survey to help us know how you feel about A.S. and the services we provide. This will help us improve and serve our community better!

Your input is important for students at SJSU now and for future years! 

Diana Ogbevire
Leadership and Government Coordinator
Diana joined our professional staff in November. In her role, she will advise the majority of A.S. Board Directors, coordinate the leadership development curriculum with the A.S. Vice President, and serve on the advisory team.  Diana comes to us from Associated Students at CSU - Monterey Bay. 
Maya Briones
SEC Chief Elections Officer
Associated Students welcomes Maya, the new Chief Elections Officer of the Students' Election Commission (SEC) for the upcoming 2017 A.S. elections in the spring. The newly-formed committee is composed of Kirthana Mohan ( Marketing Officer), Anissa Sanders ( Events Officer) and Zayna Seyedi (Ethics Officer). Congratulations to the new team!

César E. Chávez
Community Action Center

 A huge thank you to HS 276 for organizing a mobile food drive in time for the holidays! About 10 students knocked on 200 doors in the Willow Glenn neighborhood.

Also, thank you to Martin Mijares, Laura Cayabyab and David Almeida for their Tampons and Toiletries Driv e.They are a part of a group called COOP which focuses on raising awareness and resources to help the homeless in Silicon Valley. 

The total for food donations weighed 997 lbs. and 110 lbs. for hygiene products!

Spartan Squad
Spartan Squad offers a variety of prizes for redemption: keychains, tote bags, pennants, spartan helmets, playing cards, bammies, backpacks and tailgate chairs.

This semester's grand prize: a Macbook pro!

If you haven't already, download the Spartan Squad app on your phone to start gaining points. All you have to do is attend SJSU sporting events, check-in, earn points; all while supporting our teams! 

And grab a Spartan Squad shirt too if you see us tabling! 
Opportunity Corner
The application deadline for Alternative Summer Break has been extended to this Friday, 12/02! Spend a week in Oaxaca, Mexico to work side by side with local residents on grassroots projects to address critical community needs. To learn more about the program, visit
Take the Food and Housing CSU survey for a chance to win $40! C ompleting this helps us have a better picture on the needs on campus when we are aligning resources such as our food shelves!

Events Calendar
Associated Students has a calendar full of events for you! To view the A.S. calendar, click here
Photo and Video Gallery
2016-2017 A.S. Scholarship Awards Banquet
November 17, 2016

2016-2017 A.S. Scholarship Program