OCTOBER 2021
Government Corner
Happy October, Spartans!

I hope you are all continuing to stay safe and healthy by following COVID-19 guidelines, such as wearing masks and practicing social distancing. For more information about SJSU COVID-related matters, visit the Student Health Center page.

In response to the international crises in Afghanistan and Haiti, Associated Students is hosting a donation drive. We will be tabling on 7th Street Plaza on Tuesdays this month taking both cash and online donations. To donate directly to A.S. Operation Helping Hand, please visit https://relief-donationsas.square.site/.

The A.S. Committees are still 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 and are meant to serve and advocate for the Spartan student community. 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!

This month, Associated Students has planned a mix of in-person and virtual events for you. Stay engaged and have fun by joining us! Find out more in the A.S. Events section of this e-newsletter below and/or follow us on Instagram @as_sjsu. We hope to see you there!

Although the nomination period for Homecoming Royalty is now over, we still need your help in selecting the Homecoming Court. Be on the lookout for the finalists on our Instagram!

Lastly, please view the new Meet the Board video below and watch out for our new blog, Spartan Voice by A.S.! The inaugural blog release is set for mid-October with messages from the A.S. Board, administrative leadership, and A.S. departments.

If you don’t already, please make sure to follow us @as_sjsu on IG, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, TikTok, and subscribe to our YouTube channel! Best of luck on your midterms and projects. Spartan up!

A.S. Government Corner is a monthly update from your Director of Communications, Gerard Pablo, gerardwilliam.pablo@sjsu.edu.
A.S. Government
Watch our new video and get to know your A.S. Board of Directors 2021-2022! The Board represents your voice and ensures you get the most out of your Spartan experience. To learn more, visit sjsu.edu/as/boardhours.
Student Organization Funding

Associated Students offers up to $2,700 per year for Recognized Student Organizations. To learn more, click here. The next mandatory training is on Thursday, 10/14, 11am-12pm. Sign up 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.

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 Parker Rugeley-Valle, A.S. Administrative Assistant, at parker.rugeley-valle@sjsu.edu.
A.S. Events Calendar
A.S. has a full calendar of events for you. To view the calendar, click here.
The A.S. House hosted its grand opening event on Thursday, September 23rd. Pictured above are the A.S. Board of Directors, administrative leadership, professional staff, students assistants, and volunteers. View the full album in the photo gallery at the bottom of this e-newsletter!
Homecoming 2021
Return of the Spartans
October 11-15, 2021

Homecoming brings together current students, faculty, and staff and welcomes alumni back to campus in celebration of Spartan Pride at San José State University.

Over the years, Homecoming has become an annual tradition encompassing a week of fun-filled events aimed at showcasing school spirit. Click here to view the entire schedule!
14th Annual
Fire on the Fountain
Thursday, October 14, 4-9 PM
Tower Lawn
 
SJSU’s exciting evening extravaganza is back!
Visit student organization booths. Enjoy student performances. Meet the Spartan Football Team. Cheer with the SJSU Cheerleading Team. Meet your Homecoming Court. FREE food, games, swag, and prizes! 

Questions? Contact Jade Bordenave, A.S. Events Coordinator, at jade.bordenave@sjsu.edu.

Tarot Card Readings
with Jameela Dallis
Wednesday, October 27,
5-8 PM

Get a FREE Tarot card reading by Jameela Dallis! Her guidance and expertise can help decipher the messages the Tarot cards offer. Each reading will take approximately seven minutes. Click the button below to sign up for your time slot. Hurry, spaces are limited!

Jameela F. Dallis, PHD is a writer, Tarot reader, and scholar. You can learn more about her here.
César E. Chávez Community Action Center
Legacy Month Kick-Off
Monday, October 4, 12 PM
7th Street Plaza

Legacy Month is here! Let’s honor the rich history of student activism of SJSU. Stop by the CCCAC table starting at 12 PM to receive a free t-shirt. 
Legacy Month Speaker: Leah Thomas
Wednesday, October 6, 7-8:30 PM

Leah Thomas is an environmentalist passionate about advocating for and exploring the relationship between social justice and environmentalism. She is the founder of eco-lifestyle blog @greengirlleah, @thegreensgirlco, and The Intersectional Environmentalist Platform. 
Craftivism with @HCLOU Art
Living the Legacies of Our Ancestors Artistic Expressions of Tomorrow 
Tuesday, October 12, 3-4:30 PM

Create a zine with @HCLOU! CCCAC is offering this zine workshop for Legacy Month. Zine kits will be distributed to participants who RSVP by Monday, 10/11. 
SLTA 3: Ableism in Social Justice Spaces
Tuesday, October 19, 1-2 PM
Instagram Live @SJSUCCCAC & Zoom

Learn how to combat ableism! As activists and advocates, we are often so busy organizing, that we forget to look at our spaces and who we design them for. A community activist will speak to their own experiences, facing ableism in social justice spaces.
SLTA 4: Día de Los Muertos Activist Ofrenda Decorating
Monday, November 1, 1-2 PM
Student Union Meeting Room 3A

Join us as we gather around our Día de Los Muertos ofrenda to honor the lives and legacies of activists who have passed on. We will gather in community for conversation as we create paper marigolds to place on the altar. All are welcome!
Questions? Contact Diana Garcia Rodriguez, CCCAC Department Coordinator, at diana.garciarodriguez@sjsu.edu. Events are wheelchair accessible. Please contact the CCCAC for any sign language interpreters or other accommodation requests.
Cooking Demo with WHISK
Tuesday, October 5, 1-2 PM
Campus Community Garden

Cook with the seasons alongside Wellness and Health Initiative Student Kitchen (WHISK) and Jamie Kubota, Nutrition & Food Science Professor. Learn hand-crafted recipes featuring seasonal produce from the Garden.
Sound Healing at the Garden
Thursday, October 21, 3:30-4 PM
Campus Community Garden

Destress and return to breath and body! The Garden staff will lead you through an immersive experience using sound and vibrations from Tibetan singing bowls. Limited spots. Registration required.
Planting By the Moon
Wednesday, November 3, 1-2:30 PM
Campus Community Garden

Planting by the moon and stars is a long-held farming and gardening technique originating from the traditional ecological knowledge of Indigenous peoples. Learn how you can incorporate these techniques into your own gardening routine or even with plants inside your room or home.
Questions? Contact Kaitlyn Meyer, Garden Coordinator, at kaitlyn.meyer@sjsu.edu for more information about our Campus Community Garden and the events being hosted there.
Transportation Solutions
Happy Sustainability Month, Spartans!

In honor of sustainability month, we want to share with you a couple of updates regarding a sustainable commute to campus.

VTA Light Rail is Now Full Operational
First, the VTA light rail is now fully operational once again! All lines are resuming their full service for the first time since May of this year. Second, we want you to share your transit stories with us! We want to feature you and your story on our social media page to show how taking alternative modes of transportation has affected your life in a positive way!

Join our SJ Transit Stories Instagram Contest
Submit your story using this link for a chance to be featured and entered in a raffle to win a $25 Amazon gift card.

Support Seamless Bay Area
Transportation Solutions would like to call on you to support Seamless Bay Area, a non-profit project that is actively aiming to implement a fully integrated Bay Area transit system. There are currently 27 different transit agencies that offer their respective services and fare systems. An integrated transit network would make taking transit easy and affordable. One of the near-term recommendations is a pilot program for a “go anywhere” pass for universities. That means a heavily discounted pass that will allow students to travel throughout the Bay! To take action, attend the VTA Board meeting this month and provide a public comment about why students want an integrated transit system and a “go anywhere” pass. For information on the meeting and how to submit a public comment visit VTA’s website, or join Seamless Bay Area’s mailing list for invites to upcoming meetings, talking points, and general updates.

Follow us on Insta @ts_sjsu
Be sure to follow our social media for updates regarding Seamless and other transit-related items.
Getting Around SJSU
Biking to Campus
Photo & Video Gallery
View the full album for each event by clicking on the display photo.
09/27 CCCAC Campus Community Garden Grand Reopening with Harvest Festival
09/23 A.S. House Grand Opening
09/14 CCCAC Spartan Legacy Training Academy (SLTA) Workshop