March 2020
A.S. Executive Director Carole Dowell, pictured here with teachers from the A.S. Child Development Center,
read to the children on the occasion of Dr. Suess Reading Day on March 2nd.
Government Corner
Happy March, Spartans! We have a lot going on this month for you!

A.S. Elections are underway! We have events lined up for you to meet the candidates for A.S. Board of Directors 2020-2021. For all elections-related information, visit

In support of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients at SJSU, your A.S. Board has voted to provide $15,000 towards DACA renewal processing fees. For inquiries, please contact the UndocuSpartan Resource Center at (408)924-2762 or

We also voted to provide $15,000 to help students dealing with homelessness. We want to help ensure that our students receive the support and help needed to be succeed in college. Please contact the A.S. Government office at (408)924-6241 for any questions.  

SJSU is conducting the Campus Climate Survey from February 25th - March 20th. Students, staff and faculty are encouraged to complete the survey to share any concerns and opinions.

Do you or someone you know demonstrate leadership skills and give back to their communities? You can nominate yourself or a fellow Spartan for the distinguished A.S. 55 Award! You have until Friday, March 20th to submit your nominations. 

Love seeing live performances? Spartans Got Talent is happening on Tuesday, March 17th, from 5-7pm in the Student Union Theater! Prizes await contestants and audience members too. 

Please continue to get involved and to learn more about programs, events and services offered by Associated Students.

Spartan Up!

A.S. Government Corner is a monthly update from your Director of Community and Outreach, Kira Nguyen, 
A.S. Elections 2020
03/16, Monday, 12-3pm, Smith/Carlos Lawn

Your Vote! Our Pride! Join us at the A.S. Elections 2020 Kick Off. Food and swag await you! Meet your candidates for A.S. Board of Directors 2020-2021. To learn more, visit .

Questions? Contact the Students' Election Commission (SEC) at or call (408)924-6242 .
A.S. Government
A.S. Scholarships
Apply by May 1
The application period scholarships for academic year 2020-2021 is open.

Associated Students is offering a total of $70,000 to be awarded for up to 70 students beginning Fall 2020.

Please apply through the  Financial Aid and Scholarship Office .

Questions? Contact Christy Riggins, A.S. Government Administrative Assistant, at or (408)924-6240.
Programming Board Presents
 SMASH Through The Semester!
03/23, Monday, 11am-2pm, 7th St. Plaza

Smash dishes for fun and stress relief!

Questions? Contact Katrina Festejo, A.S. Director of Co-Curricular Affairs,at or (408)924-6241.
A.S. 55 Award
Apply by Friday, 03/20

Do you or someone you know demonstrate leadership skills and give back to their communities? You can nominate yourself or a fellow Spartan for the distinguished A.S. 55 Award!

Questions?  Call (408)924-6241 or visit the A.S. Government Office in the Student Union.

Diversity Day
Sign Up by 03/29

Celebrate Identity. Culture. Uniqueness. Inclusion.

Click here to table or perform as a student organization. For a solo performance, click here .

Diversity Day is on April 30, 10am-1pm, 7th Street Plaza. Free food, performances, raffle prizes, swag and more. 

Questions? Contact Anoop Kaur, A.S. Director of Academic Affairs, at or (408)924-6041.

Individual & Student Organization Funding

Funds may be used for travel and/or professional development. Graduate and undergraduate students may apply once a year for up $750 maximum per student.

Additionally, for student organization funding up to $2700 per academic year, please visit for more information

Questions?  Contact Christy Riggins at or (408)924-6240
A.S. Transportation Solutions
Ride to School Day
04/09, Thursday, 10am-2pm: 7th Street Plaza

Ride your bikes to SJSU! Free bicycle tune ups, U-Lock vouchers, food, swag and games! Co-presented by A.S. Transportation Solutions and Environmental Resource Center. 

Questions? Contact or (408)924-7433.
A.S. Events Calendar
A.S. has a full calendar of events for you. To view the calendar,   click here .
03/17, Tuesday, 5pm-7pm
Student Union Theater

Come support your fellow Spartans showcasing their talents! Win prizes for audience participation!
Help decide who wins first place! Refreshments provided (while supplies last).

Questions? Contact Alisia Blair at
A.S. Marketing
The A.S. Marketing department placed twice in ACUI’s (Association of College Unions - International) Steal This Idea 2020 competition . Close to 360 entries, created in 2019, from various universities and colleges nationwide were submitted for judging. Congratulations to Helen and Ryan!
Category: Multi-page – Annual Report 2018-2019
Honorable Mention: Professional Designer Helen Tillmann
Category: Logo – A.S. Campus Community Garden
3rd Place: Student Designer Ryan Stuart Martin
César E. Chávez Community Action Center
For a full listing of events, please visit the CCCAC in Student Union, Suite 1550,
contact (408)924-4144 or
Thursday, 03/12, 1-2:30pm: CCCAC, Student Union Suite 1550
We all know that social justice work can be draining, and adding that on top of school and work compounds our exhaustion. Come relax and engage with other like-minded people while creating art, Origami, and many other fun crafts.

Muxer Divina/The Divine Feminine
Thursday, 03/12, 5-7pm: Chicanx/Latinx Success Center
Come in community to discuss how Latinx culture and machismo have shaped our ideas about body image and muxeres stereotypes, and how you can combat those ideologies within the Latinx culture. Reclaim your power as a muxer by creating a visual representation of how you see yourself.

Zines for Queens
Part 1: 03/24, Tuesday, 1-2:30pm, Student Union Meeting Room 4B
Part 2: 03/25, Wednesday, 3-5pm: MOSAIC Cross Cultural Center, Student Union
Create a collective zine with art inspired by femme poets to better understand and celebrate Womxn’s History Month. Learn how we, as womxn, can empower our communities, and heal and create change through art. 
Make Your Own Essential Oil Blend
03/11, Wednesday, 12-1pm: A.S. Campus Community Garden
Mix your own personal essential oil blend. All materials will be provided. Registration is required. Sign up at .

Cooking with the SJSU Garden
03/13, Friday, 11-12pm, A.S. Campus Community Garden 
Nourish yourself with delectable plant-based meals and snacks. Cook with Wellness & Health Student Kitchen ambassadors and Food Management Professor, Jamie Kubota. Enjoy a cooking demo and gourmet tasting with the Student Kitchen. Meals use fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs from the garden.

Creating Homes for Native Bees
03/17, Tuesday, 11am-1pm and 2-4pm, A.S. Campus Community Garden 
Did you know that three-fourths of the world’s flowering plants and around 35% of the world’s food crops depend on pollination by animals? Bees are one of the many important pollinators that we rely on for the food we eat. Learn more about how we can help native bees. Learn how to make bee homes for the garden and the community. This a 2-session series with a break in the middle. Spaces are limited. Register at .

Succulent-Inspired Painting
03/25, Wednesday, 12-1pm: A.S. Campus Community Garden
Paint a picture of the beautiful succulents growing in our garden. Then take it home to decorate your walls. All materials will be provided. No experience necessary.
The community garden is located at 372 E. San Salvador and 8th Streets, across from the Dining Commons.

Questions? Contact Kaitlyn Meyer at  or (408)924-4144 or visit .
Photo Gallery
Check out our Flickr:
Comedy Night
February 27
Photos taken by Jim McCambride
Dr. Suess Reading Day@CDC
March 2