September 2020
Meet your A.S. Board of Directors!
Government Corner
Welcome to Fall 2020!

With the ongoing challenges arising from COVID-19, the A.S. Board of Directors wants to hear from you, either through the public forum at our board meetings or by filling out the Your Voice Matters Google Form (links below).The next two board meetings are at 3pm, Wednesdays, September 9th and 23rd and every other Wednesday in the fall semester. You can also reach the Directors during their individual office hours. More information on our website at  

We have an opening for the A.S. Director of Business Affairs! To learn more about the position and to apply, please visit Deadline to apply is on Friday, September 11, 5pm.

LiveChat is now available on the A.S. website. This chat feature makes it easier for you to contact us with your questions or concerns. LiveChat is available from 10am-3pm Mondays - Fridays. 

Do you want to get involved in student government? Join one of our A.S. committees! Each committee is unique and a great opportunity to have a seat at the table, and meet and work with like-minded people. Committees meet regularly on a weekly or biweekly basis. Learn more at and apply here!

We are happy to share the new Meet the Board video! Learn more about the A.S. Board of Directors 2020-2021 and what we do to support our community of more than 36,000 students. 

Our social media handle is as_sjsu! If you don’t already, please make sure to follow us on IG, Twitter, and LinkedIn and subscribe to our YouTube channel, for more on A.S. events, programs and services! 

Stay safe and healthy, Spartans!

A.S. Government Corner is a monthly update from your Director of Communications, Martha Mata, 
A.S. Government
Voice Your Issues, Concerns and

The A.S. Board of Directors meets regularly and invites students to speak at public forum to bring attention to ideas and concerns. Meetings fall on Wednesdays and start promptly at 3pm.

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

In lieu of public forum, you may submit questions, ideas and feedback for the A.S. Board and A.S. Departments using the Your Voice Matters Google Form.
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 Christy Riggins at
Associated Students offers up to $2,700 per year for Recognized Student Organizations. To learn more, click here. Mandatory training for student organizations is required to become eligible for funding. The sessions are scheduled on Mondays at 10am and Tuesdays at 12pm. 

Questions? Contact Flor Sario, A.S. Controller, at
Be the Voice of SJSU Students! Apply to become the Director of Business Affairs on the A.S. Board of Directors. The director will receive a monthly stipend! Applications will be accepted til Friday, September 11, at 5pm. Interviews will be held from September 15-18.

Questions? Contact Christy Riggins at
A.S. Events Calendar
A.S. has a full calendar of events for you. To view the calendar, click here.
Spartan Trivia!
Friday, September 25, 3pm

Associated Students and Student Union will be hosting Spartan Trivia! Show off your knowledge in this SJSU-themed trivia event for a chance to win a starter swag pack with multiple items!
César E. Chávez Community Action Center
Campus Activism 101

Interested in activism, but don't know where to begin? Follow us on Instagram @sjsucccac to view our IGTV video series on how to start your student activism.
Spartan Legacy Training Academy

What are your values? How do you make ethical decisions? Explore your values and ability to make ethical decisions to better understand your leadership style.

Workshop hosted by: Stephanie Tran
Fall 2020 Virtual Events
Tuesday, September 22, 12-3pm
CCCAC IGTV Livestream
Celebrate the change of the season with a virtual fall foods cooking demo, garden tour, gratitude journaling, and a yoga sequence led by CCCAC Manager Diana Victa.
Wednesday, September 30, 2:30-4pm
Register by 09/21 to receive supplies & Zoom link:
Herbalist Kendra Payne of The Herbal Scoop approaches work through a decolonizing perspective. She will host an introduction to herbal medicine making and a hands-on DIY kit focused on stress reduction to help you better cope in these uncertain times.
Wednesday, October 7, 2-3pm
Register to receive Zoom link:
Ditch the cling wrap and learn how to make your own beeswax wrap to keep food fresh. This event is in collaboration with the SJSU Office of Sustainability. Registered attendees will be eligible to get a home-made beeswax wrap mailed to them.
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
Transportation Solutions
One-Way Vehicle Sharing Project

Would you like to be able to rent a moped or car for quick trips to see family and friends, get to public transit or possibly commute to work?

San Jose is considering allowing car and moped companies that offer one-way shared services to expand to the city. The service would initially be available in the greater downtown area. Users pay for the service by the minute or the mile. One company called Revel currently offers a shared electric moped in Oakland and charges 29 cents per minute. Low-income residents are charged 17 cents per minute.

If you are interested in learning more about these services, sign up here to attend an online presentation by City staff on:

  • In Spanish: Mondays, August 31 and September 14, 6pm
  • In English: Tuesdays, September 1 and 15, 6pm

You can also read more about the program at Let us know what you think by completing a six-question survey here:
Urban Bicycling Workshop
Tuesday, September 23, 12-1pm, Zoom

Get into biking as a cheap way to get to school without dealing with parking. Learn the basics of biking at Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition's Intro to Urban Bicycling Workshop, in partnership with Bay Wheels. 

This workshop will cover bicycling for everyday riding, the rules of the road, route planning, how to use Bay Wheels and the details of Bike Share for All, their discounted membership. Join their class and you could win an annual Bay Wheels membership!
Getting Around SJSU
Biking to Campus
Video Gallery
See where the A.S. Departments are located in the Diaz Compean Student Union!