Government Corner
Happy February, Spartans!

We hope you had a restful winter break recess and feel energized for Spring 2022! We want to wish our Spartans who celebrate the New Lunar Year a happy new year!
A.S. Elections for the incoming board 2022-2023 have started. To learn more about the Executive and 
Director roles on the A.S. Board of Directors and for more information on upcoming sessions, visit sjsu.edu/as/vote.
Are you looking to get involved in Student Government? We are looking for fun-spirited and mission-oriented Spartans to become students-at-large in various A.S. committees. Visit sjsu.edu/as/committees to learn more about committees. Apply at tinyurl.com/joinAScommittee.
Do you want your student organization to be featured on A.S. Instagram? This is your chance to showcase your org by showing us what you’ve accomplished with A.S. Funding. Submit your product, publicity, presentation and/or events photos, with a brief description, to Maritza Molina, A.S. Controller, at as-controller@sjsu.edu. Selected organizations will be featured on @as_sjsu
Associated Students will be providing COVID Care Packages to students soon. Please be on the lookout for a signup form on Instagram @as_sjsu.
Have you submitted your booster verification yet? For more information on the University's COVID-19 Vaccination/Booster Requirement and how to submit the Vaccine/Booster Verification, click here.
Please remember to stay safe, vigilant, and healthy by following COVID-19 guidelines such as wearing masks and practicing social distancing. More information at Student Health Center.
Check out our social media @as_sjsu for more information on events, programs, and services!

A.S. Government Corner is a monthly update from your Director of Communications, Gerard Pablo, gerardwilliam.pablo@sjsu.edu.
A.S. Government
Run for the incoming A.S. Board of Directors 2022-2023!

Candidate applications are available beginning on Wednesday, January 26, at the Government Office, Student Union, 2nd floor, Suite 2300, or per email request at student-elections@sjsu.edu. The submission deadline is on Friday, February 25, 5 pm PST (strict cut-off) at the Government Office or email at parker.rugeley-valle@sjsu.edu.

It is mandatory to attend at least one Orientation & Ethics session to run for office. Please visit sjsu.edu/as/vote for a schedule of sessions.

Questions? Contact student-elections@sjsu.edu.
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!
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 about the different A.S. Committees, click here.

Questions? Contact Parker Rugeley-Valle, A.S. Administrative Assistant, at parker.rugeley-valle@sjsu.edu.
Student Organization Funding

Associated Students offers up to $2,700 per year for Recognized Student Organizations. To learn more, click here. To sign up for the next mandatory training, click here.

Questions? Contact Maritza Molina, A.S. Controller, at 
Join the A.S. Programming Board!

Do you enjoy planning events? We will be hosting a mix of in-person and virtual events this semester.

Questions? Contact Kai Rapanot, A.S. Director of Co-Curricular Affairs, at ikaika.rapanot@sjsu.edu.
Be a Superstar!

Do you want to be featured on the A.S. Instagram? Now is your chance to showcase your organization and what you’ve done or accomplished with A.S. funds!

Submit your product, publicity, presentation and/or event photos (plus a brief description) for consideration to as-controller@sjsu.edu. Selected organizations will be featured on A.S. Instagram in spring 2022.

Questions? Contact Maritza Molina, A.S. Controller, at as-controller@sjsu.edu.
SJSU Cares!

Are you at risk of becoming homeless? Do you skip meals to afford rent? Do you have an unexpected medical bill that you are struggling to pay? SJSU Cares may be able to provide you with campus and community resources to manage your crisis. Reach out at sjsu.edu/sjsucares to keep updated on campus resources for yourself or to refer a friend.
A.S. Events Calendar
A.S. has a full calendar of events for you. To view the calendar, click here.
WOWSJSU Spring 2022

Weeks of Welcome programs and events take place during the first few weeks of each semester. The goal of Weeks of Welcome is to welcome new and returning students to campus, and provide support for new students as they transition into SJSU. On-campus, you may hear Weeks of Welcome informally referred to as "WOW."

Spring 2022 Weeks of Welcome will take place from Wednesday, January 26 to Friday, February 25. All events are designed to support your success as a student. Click the button below for more information!

Questions? Contact getinvolved@sjsu.edu.
Spartans Got Talent
Thursday, March 15, 5-7PM
Student Union Theater

Spartans Got Talent is back live onstage! Want to earn the title of being the most talented performer on this campus? Does your band want to win a chance to record music at a professional recording studio? Or do you simply want to strut your talents on stage? If so, you've come to the right place! 

Spartans Got Talent will take place in the Housing Quad on March 15th. This event is co-presented by Associated Students and the Student Union. We want you to show us your talents and win big prizes! The signup deadline for auditions is on February 28. See you there!

Questions? Contact Alisia Blair, A.S. Events Student Assistant, at alisia.blair@sjsu.edu.
Boba with the Board
Thursday, February 28, 1:30-3PM
7th Street Plaza

Join the A.S. Board of Directors for FREE BOBA to the first 50 students! Let us know what changes or issues you hope your student government can address.

Questions? Contact Event Contact Nina Chuang, A.S. Vice President, at nina.chuang@sjsu.edu or Jalen Allen, A.S. Director of Student Resource Affairs, at jalen.allen@sjsu.edu.
César E. Chávez Community Action Center
Thursday, February 17, 1-2PM
IG Live @sjsucccac

Sometimes we forget that we need to love and care for ourselves before we can love and care for our communities. In anticipation of Valentine's Day, we will be exploring what sustainable self-love and -care look like! Facilitator: Chanel Manicato

Thursday, February 24, 1-2PM
IG Live @sjsucccac

What do you do when you don't see spaces that are representative of you? You can take action and build your own! Join us for a conversation about building new spaces of inclusivity, celebration and healing. Guest Facilitators: Angélica and Jahaira

Tuesday, March 1, 1-2PM
Student Union, Meeting Room 3A

Both receiving feedback and giving it to others can be a scary experience, especially when in social justice spaces. Join us as we tackle how we can give and receive feedback when we or others around us make mistakes. Guest Facilitator: Lizeth Torres Calderon

Tuesday, March 15, 1-2PM
Student Union, Meeting Room 3A

Action and advocacy are all about learning how to tell your own story and to see it as your own truth. Join us to learn more about how you can tell your own story to speak truth into existence. Guest Facilitator: Anteeniya Bell
Follow us on Instagram @sjsucccac and @sjsugarden!
Questions? ​Contact Diana Garcia Rodriguez, CCCAC Department Coordinator, at diana.garciarodriguez@sjsu.edu ​for more information about our programs, events and services. Please contact the CCCAC for any sign language interpreters or other accommodation requests.
All events will be held at the Campus Community Garden, 372 E. San Salvador St. (across the dining commons).
Monday, February 14, 9-11AM
Love’s in the air! Whether it’s for a special someone, friend or yourself, join us in making a bouquet of vibrantly dried flowers at SJSU's Campus Community Garden. 
Friday, March 18, 12-2PM 
Friday, March 18, 7-8:45PM
Wednesday, April 6, 5-10PM
Learn the concept of returning power to the people through guerilla gardening. We will be watching an inspiring film about the concept and then we will be putting our knowledge to action outside the garden under the cloak of night.
Friday, April 22, 1-4PM
Come listen to stories from community members in San Jose about environmental change over their lifetimes. Share experiences and stories with the community.

For more information on the garden, composting hours, and volunteer opportunities, please visit sjsu.edu/garden. 

Questions? Contact Matthew Spadoni, CCCAC Community Garden Coordinator, at matthew.spadoni@sjsu.edu.
Transportation Solutions
Welcome back, Spartans! The TS team is happy to be back and welcoming you to this new semester.

SmartPass Request Link
The SmartPass request link has been reopened for the Spring semester! Visit our SmartPass overview page to see the eligibility requirements and then fill out the request link to get one and then you can pick up your SmartPass at the General Services Center in the Student Union!

Commute Town Hall
Do you have any commute-related questions or would like to share your opinion on how our services can improve? SJSU Parking Services and Associated Students Transportation Solutions will be presenting and answering your questions at a Commute Town Hall event on February 8th at 11am! This will be a one-hour virtual event.

Students and employees will have an opportunity to submit questions in advance through the registration link. Registration is required and this event will be recorded. The registration link for students is right here!

San Jose Downtown Transportation Plan Online Open House
Additionally, we would like to inform you all about the San Jose Downtown Transportation Plan Online Open House. The San Jose community members have been invited to learn more about the plan and share their voices and feedback! The online Open house is open now until February 15th, so go on and share your voice!

Be sure to check our website, commute resource guides, and our social media for the most up-to-date transit resources.
Getting Around SJSU
Biking to Campus
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