Government Corner
Welcome to Fall 2021, Spartans!

Hope you are all staying 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 around campus and taking donations online over the next couple of weeks. To donate directly to A.S. Operation Helping Hands, visit  
The A.S. Board of Directors holds regular meetings on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month. The next two meetings are on September 8 and 22. Feel free to join the meeting on Zoom! More information can be found here.
If you want to meet with a director virtually, check out our office hours and contact info at Do you want to share your thoughts or concerns regarding school-related issues? Read on below for the link to Your Voice Matters.
You can get involved with Student Government by joining as a student-at-large in one of the various A.S. committees. Funding is also available to Recognized Student Organizations at
Homecoming is around the corner and A.S. is looking for candidates for Homecoming Royalty. The deadline to apply is Thursday, September 9. Visit for more information. 
Keep up-to-date with A.S. events, programs, and services! Our social media handle is @as_sjsu! If you don’t already, please make sure to follow us on IG, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and subscribe to our YouTube channel. Spartan Up!

A.S. Government Corner is a monthly update from your Director of Communications, Gerard Pablo,
A.S. Government
Meet your A.S. Board of Directors for the 2021-2022 academic year! The Board is here to represent and advocate for you. To learn more, visit
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. 

Questions? Contact Maritza Molina, A.S. Controller, at
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
Voice Your Issues, Concerns, and Ideas!

The A.S. Board of Directors meets regularly and invites students to speak at Public Forum. Meetings fall every other Wednesday and start promptly at 3 PM.

To view meetings dates, upcoming agenda, and previous meeting minutes, and to connect with student leaders on the A.S. Board, visit
Submit Feedback to the
A.S. Board or Departments

In lieu of a public forum, you may submit questions, ideas, and any feedback for the A.S. Board and A.S. Departments by using the Your Voice Matters Google Form. Click the button below to be heard.
A.S. Events Calendar
A.S. has a full calendar of events for you. To view the calendar, click here.
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!
Sign Up by Friday, October 1
For a booth:

Questions? Contact Jade Bordenave, A.S. Events Coordinator, at
August 16-September 27

Welcome back to campus, Spartans! Build and enjoy Spartan Spirit and Pride with in-person and virtual events! All events support your success as a student. Click below to learn more about the events and programs available to you.
Thursday, September 9, 8-10 PM
Presented by A.S. Events, Student Involvement, and the Student Union

Join us at Tower Lawn to watch the new Disney classic, Cruella. Bring Your Own Blanket and/or lawn chairs! Free snacks and beverages will be available, but hurry! Space is limited. Sign up below.

Questions? Contact Jade Bordenave, A.S. Events Coordinator, at
Tuesday, September 14, 5-7 PM

Presented by A.S. Events and Student Involvement

Join us on Zoom for a relaxing evening of painting and community. A local artist will guide you through the process of painting a beautiful SJSU-themed portrait!

Students living on or near campus can sign up for a free paint kit that contains all of the supplies needed. Paint kits are limited. Sign up for a paint kit:

Can’t pick up a paint kit? Here is what you need:
  • 11x17 canvas
  • 3 brushes: flat (1 in.), flat (½ in.), round
  • paper plate
  • paper towel
  • cup for cleaning brushes
  • surface cover
  • white, black, blue, yellow, and orange paint

Questions? Contact Jade Bordenave, A.S. Events Coordinator, at
César E. Chávez Community Action Center
SLTA 1: How Do You Define "Activist"?
Tuesday, September 14, 1-2 PM, in-person event
Student Union Meeting Room 3B

What does it mean to be an activist at SJSU? Join your fellow Spartans to explore how we define the word “activist” and to focus on building a self-image that captures your unique form of advocacy. Limited slots. Registration required.
SLTA 2: Protest Safety
Tuesday, September 28, 1-2 PM
Instagram Live @SJSUCCCAC

Protesting is one of the many ways we draw attention to the issues important to us! But it’s important to learn how to stay safe in the process. Tune in to hear from Joella Roberts to learn what protesting safety looks like! Attendees will be entered into a raffle for a safety kit.

Questions? Contact Diana Garcia Rodriguez, CCCAC Department Coordinator, at Events are wheelchair accessible. Please contact Diana at the soonest for any sign language interpreter or other accommodation requests.
Garden Grand Reopening & Harvest Festival
Monday, September 27, 12-4 PM
Campus Community Garden

We’ve missed you at the Garden! Come to our Grand Reopening and Harvest Festival. The Garden has been upgraded with a recently-completed Universal Design construction project! Enjoy refreshments, live music, crafts, a photo opportunity, airbrush tattoos, sound healing, and accessible yoga sessions led by CCCAC Manager Diana Victa. Registration is required for yoga and sound healing sessions. Sign up for a time slot below.
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.
Questions? Contact Kaitlyn Meyer, Garden Coordinator, at for more information about our Campus Community Garden and the events being hosted there.
Transportation Solutions
COVID-19 Response Page

Here are some guidelines on how to practice transit safety in the midst of COVID-19. For more information on how COVID-19 has changed Transportation Solutions programs and services, please visit the T.S. COVID-19 Response Page.
Getting Around SJSU
Biking to Campus
Photo & Video Gallery
SJSU President, Dr. Mary A. Papazian welcomes you (back) to San José State University