March 2018
A.S. Government
Hello, Spartans! March marks the beginning of spring and many exciting opportunities from Associated Students!

Recently, the A.S. Board of Directors passed a resolution to commemorate the exceptional service of Donald R. Ryan to SJSU. He was A.S. President from 1957-1958. As a fellow Spartan, he not only gave back to our community, but administered the first federal student aid program, as well as chaired several finance-related services. Donald R. Ryan embodied SJSU’s core values of equity and inclusion by being the first director at SJSU to hire women. His exceptional service has had a long-lasting impact on our campus.

Speaking of exceptional leaders, you will have the opportunity to meet the candidates running in the 2018-2019 A.S. Board of Directors elections at various events from March 19th to April 9th. To learn more about election events, visit

To read more about A.S. Government, click here .
A.S. Student Government Corner is a monthly update from your Director of Communications, Nayeli Lopez,
New Program Directors of
Three Student Resource Centers

The A.S. Board of Directors presented framed copies of A.S. Resolutions passed in 2016 in support of three new student resource centers. The new program directors were welcomed at the A.S. board meeting held February 28th in the Diaz Compean Student Union.

The new Program Directors are: Paula Powell, African-American Student Resource Center; Anna Navarette Avina, Undocumented and AB540 Student Resource Center; and, Lilly Pinedo Gangai, Chicanx Latinx Student Success Center.

The new centers are located in the Diaz Compean Student Union.
Election Associates Needed
Volunteer positions open!
Wednesday, March 14th, 3pm-4pm
A.S. House Board Room
Help run this spring’s A.S. Elections for the incoming Board of Directors.

Attend an info session! This will be a g reat opportunity to learn about the elections process, support various events, and increase voter turnout! Free food!
Questions?  Contact the Students' Election Commission (SEC) at 408.924.6242  or visit the A.S. House.
A.S. César Chávez
Community Action Center
Tall Because of the Shoulders You Stand On: Relationship Building 101
Tuesday, March 13th, 6pm-7pm
Campus Village 2 (CV2) Multipurpose Room

The Spartan Legacy Training Academy is a series of workshops engaging the intersection of social justice and holistic development. Benefits include a Certificate of Completion, networking, and personal and professional development. No RSVP needed.

Questions? Contact , (408) 924-4144 or visit the center at Diaz Compean Student Union, 1st Floor, Suite 1550.
An Evening with Prisca Dorcas:
Emerging Activists and
New Strategies for Organizing
Thursday, March 15th, 5pm
MLK Library, 2nd Floor, Room 225
2018 calls for new times of progressive thinking and organizing! Join the CCCAC to discuss new and innovative ways to organize. Prisca Dorcas is the founder of @latinarebels.

Questions:  Contact CCCAC at  or (408) 924-4144   or visit the center at Diaz Compean Student Union, 1st Floor, Suite 1550.
A.S. Transportation Solutions
Ride to School Day
Sustainable Transportation Fair
Thursday, March 8th
10am-2pm, 7th St. Plaza

J oin us at this sustainable transportation fair co-hosted by A.S. Transportation Solutions and the Environmental Resource Center, in partnership with Bay Area Air Quality Management District and Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition.

Alleviate local traffic congestion, parking demand, and improve regional air quality. Complete an event passport by visiting at least five booths for a chance to win a pink Cruiser Bicycle. Winner will be announced at the end of the event! Did we mention free food, bicycle tune ups and games? Don't miss out!

Questions? Contact Transportation Solutions at ( 408) 942-RIDE or visit the office at Diaz Compean Student Union, 1st Level, Suite 1800.
Opportunity Corner
A.S. Scholarship Program
Total awards: $81,000
Application period: January 31st - April 13th

This year, we are offering a grand total of $81,000 in scholarship awards. There are several scholarships available:
  • A.S. Advocacy Award
  • A.S. Environmental Champion Award
  • A.S. First Generation Student Scholarship
  • A.S. Global Scholar Award
  • A.S. Legacy Award
  • A.S. Saffold Leadership Scholarship

Click here for more information on how to apply or contact Christy Riggins at (408) 924-6240 or
A.S. 55 Awards: Nominations Open
Deadline: Friday, March 16th, 4pm

The A.S. 55 award is an opportunity to honor and recognize the unsung heroes that have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to SJSU and the community.

Nominate yourself or a fellow student at

Awardees will be recognized at the Student Leadership Gala on May 8th.

Questions?  Contact Diana Ogbevire, Leadership and Government Coordinator, at
Just in Time Mobile Food Pantry
Monday, March 12th 10am-11:15am
SJSU Event Center

Fresh fruit, vegetables and groceries will be available! To qualify for this free service you must be a current SJSU student with an annual income below $23,540. Distribution is on a first come, first served basis. Please bring your own bags to pick up the food. Some food items are perishable and will need to be refrigerated shortly after pick up. Visit for more information.
A.S. Funding for
Recognized Student Organizations

Is your student org in need of funding? Associated Students offers up to $2,700 per year for your registered student organization! Apply  here .

Questions?  Contact Joshua Villanueva, A.S. Controller,  or call the A.S. Government office at (408) 924-6240
Events Calendar
Associated Students has a calendar full of events for you.
To view the A.S. calendar, click here.
Hugo Award-Winning Artist John Picacio
Wednesday, March 14th, 5pm-6:30pm
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library Room 225

John Picacio has been an acclaimed American artist in science fiction and fantasy over the last decade, creating best-selling art for George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series, as well as the Star Trek and X-Men franchises.

Presented by Associated Students, Cadre Media Lab, Mexican American Studies, Joe West 10 th Floor Global Village, Chicanx/Latinx Student Success Center, and MOSAIC Cross Cultural Center.
That's So Gay , A Play by Kristo V. Gobin
Wednesday, March 13th, 5pm-7pm
Diaz Compean Student Union Theater

Did someone say, "That's So Gay?" Let's talk about it! A hilarious one-person performance about the personal and public struggles of coming to terms with one's sexuality.

Seating is on a first come, first serve basis. A special gift will be given to the first 20 attendees!

A post-performance reception will be hosted at 7pm in CVB RAC room. Presented by Associated Students and University Housing Services.

Questions? Contact Branden Parent at or Ashley Thomas Williams at
Photo and Video Gallery
February 27, 2018
Spartan Legacy Training Academy:
Is Grad School For You?
February 15, 2018
A.S. Dapper Day
February 14, 2018
Student Org Fair
February 6, 2018