December 2020
Government Corner
Happy Holidays from Associated Students! View our holiday video
and organization highlights in the Annual Report 2019-2020.
Greetings, Spartans! 

We are happy to share with you the A.S. Holiday Video featuring messages from the A.S. Board of Directors, A.S. departments, and your College Deans!

The A.S. Annual Report 2019-2020 is ready. Take a moment to read it to see the highlights of our organization’s impact to San Jose State University, student engagement, and success! 

Welcome to our new Director of Internal Affairs, Zachary Birrer, who joined the board this December! Director Birrer, previously the A.S. Vice President in 2019-2020, was sworn in on Tuesday, December 8th. 

Congratulations to the 70 recipients of A.S. Scholarships 2020-2021! The scholars were recognized at a virtual reception on December 3rd. To learn more about upcoming scholarship applications for 2021-2022, please visit tinyurl.com/AS-scholarships-info.

Join A.S. as a student-at-large in one of our committees next semester. The A.S. Programming Board, Academic Affairs, Internal Affairs, and Lobby Corp are currently recruiting! To learn about committees, visit sjsu.edu/as/committees. Apply at tinyurl.com/joinAScommittee.

The Academic Affairs Committee has a petition against online proctoring. Learn more at msha.ke/dontwatchme/ and sign the petition at bit.ly/dont-watch-me.

A.S. departments will be closed from December 24th to January 1st, and will reopen on Monday, January 4th. The A.S. Board will be holding office hours at their regular time during the break! Send an e-mail to set up an appointment or find Zoom links on sjsu.edu/as/boardhours.

As the semester winds down, we hope you find the time for self care as you safely celebrate the upcoming holidays! Stay Spartan Strong!

A.S. Government Corner is a monthly update from your Director of Communications, Martha Mata, marthamichelle.mata@sjsu.edu. 
A.S. Government
Student Organization Funding

Associated Students offers up to $2,700 per year for Recognized Student Organizations. To learn more, click here. Mandatory training for organizations is required to become eligible. Training sessions are scheduled on Mondays at 10am and Tuesdays at 12pm. 

Questions? Contact Flor Sario, A.S. Controller, at as-controller@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, click here.

Questions? Contact Christy Riggins at christy.riggins@sjsu.edu.
Online Proctoring Petition

The use of online proctoring services like Respondus Monitor is unreasonable and not fair for students. If you would like to learn more, read the open letter to our University stakeholders here and sign the petition below.

Questions? Contact Anoop Kaur, A.S. Director of Academic Affairs, at anoop.kaur@sjsu.edu.
Submit Feedback to the
A.S. Board or Departments

In lieu of public forum, you may submit questions, ideas and feedback for the A.S. Board and A.S. Departments by using the Your Voice Matters Google Form.
A.S. Events Calendar
A.S. has a full calendar of events for you. To view the calendar, click here.
Spartan TikTok Challenge Winners
 
Congratulations to our three Spartan TikTok Challenge winners!
Check out how students showed their Spartan Spirit!
1st Place: @michaelreuven
2nd Place: @tylerramerson
3rd Place: @itsanahi.n
A.S. Marketing
Designers Win in ACUI Region 1 "Steal This Idea 2020" Competition

Graphic designers in the A.S. Marketing team won four spots, out of 103 entries, in the recently-concluded ACUI Region 1 competition. Congratulations, designers!
HR Employee Handbook
Category: Multipage Documents
Professional: Helen Tillmann, 2nd Place
Transportation Solutions Clipper Card Stickers
Category: Open
Student: Cassandra Nguyen, 2nd Place
A.S. Halloween 2019
Category: Posters
Student: Casa Chen, 3rd Place
CCCAC Community Garden Spring Calendar
Category: Promotional Campaign
Professional: Helen Tillmann, 3rd Place
Transportation Solutions
Integrated Transit Fare Vision Map

The Bay Area has 27 transit agencies with different fare structures - so using transit can be confusing,
expensive, and sometimes unfair. What if there were one simple map to figure out how much you pay— no matter what type of transit you take, how many times you transfer, or how many different transit agencies you used?

Seamless Bay Area’s Integrated Transit Fare Vision Map is a representation of what a more equitable, affordable, rider-focused transit fare system could look like.

Watch the Integrated Fare Vision Map webinar to hear about Seamless Bay Area’s vision for a
more united, rider-friendly fare system in the Bay Area. You can also view the slide presentation here.

Have questions? Check out Seamless Bay Area's detailed FAQ page, or shoot them an email

Want to make this vision a reality? Take action now. Visit the website to learn about what you can do.

Bay Area Fare Integration Study

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) is seeking regular transit riders to share their transit experiences in a small group, two-hour online workshop. Participants will reflect the broader population of the Bay Area and transit ridership, and will be compensated for their time and participation. Internet access through a desktop, laptop, tablet, or mobile phone with video and audio is required to participate. The Fare Coordination and Integration Study is an ongoing project and transit customers will be invited to participate throughout the project. If interested, please sign up below.
Getting Around SJSU
Public Transit COVID-19 Response
Biking to Campus