Student Resources


CCS Graduate Mentor Program

Every semester, the department seeks to pair one graduate student with each section of CCS 10A and 10B, and some sections of CCS 74 in order to foster a greater sense of community among the students and to facilitate an extended student-centered learning environment in and out of the classroom.


ACCESS Center - Academic Success Center

The ASC is dedicated to enhancing student achievement at SJSU by creating a services hub for students and faculty. Several innovative collaborative learning spaces and student services are available.

  • Get information on the Incubator classroom and conference room reservations.
  • University help desk available for assistance with password and other tech issues
  • Reserve Fishbowl meeting rooms
  • First-year experience office
  • Peer mentor center
  • The Stage


Provide opportunities for academic development, assist students with basic college requirements, and motivate students toward the successful completion of their postsecondary education.

Chicano/Mexican American Library Resource Guide

Get started on your research using this guide to point you in the right direction on where to find what you need.  

  • Find databases, journals, and books that focus on Chicana/o, Mexican American, and Latina/o studies. 
  • Provides contact information to ask a librarian for assistance.

Educational Opportunity Program 

EOP offers academic advising and retention services to first-generation, low-income college students to aid them in their goal of succeeding at SJSU and beyond their degree.

  • Summer Bridge Program
  • Guardian Scholars Program

McNair Scholars Program

McNair helps students who are interested in pursuing graduate school by providing resources to help you prepare for doctoral studies. They also provide faculty mentoring and an opportunity to pursue undergraduate research opportunities. In addition, they assist you in finding ways to finance your graduate studies. Great place to start if you are thinking of pursuing a Ph.D.  

Peer Connections

Offers free mentoring and tutoring services to undergraduate SJSU students

  • Workshops every semester with a wide variety of topics including preparing for the Writing Skills Test (WST), improving your learning and memory, alleviating procrastination, and surviving your first semester at SJSU.

Study Abroad Program 

The first step for interested students to learn more about the study abroad process and ask any questions they may have is for them to attend an information session.

General Study Abroad information sessions are held throughout the year. These sessions cover topics such as study abroad locations, eligibility, deadlines, courses, payments, academics, and more.

Campus Centers

Accessible Education Center

Comprehensive center providing both students and employees with accommodations and services. The Center works closely with faculty, staff, programs and departments to deliver services and promote access for students with disabilities in the classroom and throughout the campus.

  • Academic Accommodations (Testing & Curriculum)
  • Academic Advisement
  • Center for Accessible Technology
  • Deaf & Hard Hearing Services
  • ADA Compliance
  • Disabled Parking
  • Learning Disability Services
  • Employment Accommodations Resource Center

Career Center

The Career Center promotes professionalism by providing the tools to guide students in making career-planning decisions.

  • Customized consulting services and programs
  • Job and internship opportunities
  • A network of industry professionals and alumni
  • Sparta Jobs
  • Drop-In Advising
  • Workshops/Online Resources
  • Choosing A Major
  • Job & Internship Fairs

César E. Chávez Community Action Center

César E. Chávez Community Action Center (CCCAC) connects SJSU students with community service opportunities that deepen the educational experience while promoting the lifelong commitment to civic activism at the heart of the César Chávez legacy.

  • Legacy Tours
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Alternative Spring Break
  • Fuerza Escolar: An elementary school mentoring program
  • SJSU Mentors
  • Campus Community Garden
  • Solidarity Meetings
  • Community Service Yearbook

Gender Equity Center

Strive to empower our students and educated the campus on a multitude of issues facing society based on gender.  They organize and participate in a variety of events throughout the year, including the: Clothesline Project, Vagina Monologues, Take Back the Night, South Bay Womyn's Conference, etc.

  • Provide a breastfeeding room
  • Scholarships 

MOSAIC Cross Cultural Center 

Provides support services and advocacy for students from historically underrepresented identity groups, along with programming, events, and leadership opportunities for all students, staff, and faculty at San Jose State University.

  • MOSAIC Diversity Advocate Intern Program
  • Scholarships

Pride Center

The mission of the Pride Center is to support the LGBTIQQA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Intersex, Queer, Questioning, Ally) students of San José State University. Through dynamic programming and educational outreach, the Resource Center seeks to improve the campus climate for LGBTIQQA students and advocate for the respect and safety of all members of the campus community. In collaboration with other campus programs the Pride Center works to meet the needs of students to promote the successful completion of their educational goals.

  • Rainbow Graduation Celebration
  • Peers In Pride: Peer mentor program
  • Leading with PRIDE: Leadership retreat
  • LGBTQQI Discussion group: Weekly
  • California Conferences & Retreat
  • Scholarships
  • Residential Life: Rainbow Village
  • Legislation

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Chicana/Latina Foundation

This foundation works every year to provide scholarships to Latina college students.  This year they will award up to 31 scholarships.  

College of Social Sciences Scholarships

Each year the College of Social Sciences offers a number of scholarships based on merit and/or financial need to students majoring in any of our college's departments. In addition to educational scholarships, the college also has a scholarship for study abroad and for students wishing to engage in research. 

  • SJSU Alumni Association Deans' Scholarships
  • Gerald Wheeler Scholarship
  • Charles Burdick Scholarships
  • Inez and Donald Burdick Scholarships

Dr. Ernesto Galarza Scholarship

Provides scholarships to incoming transfer students from San José Community College (SJCC) and Evergreen Valley College (EVC).

Graduate, continuing SJSU undergraduate students, as well as incoming transfer students from SJSU and EVC are invited to apply.

Application deadline is usually the beginning of April.

Financial Aid and Scholarship Office

Provides quality educational financing options, while delivering consistent, equitable, and timely services to student aid applicants at San José State University.

Also connects students with campus scholarship opportunities and other off-campus resources.

Funding Opportunities for Graduate Students

Find more information on these funding/scholarship opportunities:

  • Bertha Kalm Scholarship
  • CSU Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program

Graduate Equity Fellowship

  • Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Scholarship
  • SJSU Student Competition
  • Outstanding Thesis Award

Scholarship for Bay Area DREAMers

This link will provide information to a scholarship opportunity specifically funded for DACA eligible students attending:

  • San Jose State University
  • De Anza College
  • San Francisco State University
  • California State University-East Bay
  • University of California, Santa Cruz

Health and Wellness

Counseling Services[BROKEN LINK]

  • Workshops and groups
  • After-hour crisis services
  • Help identify and accomplish your goals
  • Help meet your life’s challenges
  • Help Improve your interpersonal relationships
  • Help enhance your personal development and perform better academically

Food Resources for Students

Students who are having a difficult time with obtaining enough food to maintain a healthy and culturally appropriate diet can find on-campus as well as off-campus assistance at this site. 

Spartan Recreation Center 

Facilities and programs include:

  • 20,000 sq. ft. of cardio/strength equipment
  • Three full-court gyms for basketball, volleyball, badminton and more
  • Four fitness studios
  • 1/8-mile indoor track
  • Climbing wall and bouldering area
  • 50-meter lap pool
  • Recreation pool with sundeck and BBQ area
  • Open Recreation

Student Health Center

Provides medical care to students enrolled at SJSU. In addition to treating acute conditions, injuries, and illnesses, the Health Center provides a family planning program and maintains an in-house licensed pharmacy, a physical therapy department, a federally certified high complexity laboratory, and an x-ray department.

  • Massage Chair
  • Condom Co-Op
  • Peer Health Education Workshops
  • Alcohol Education

Additional Helpful Links

Articulation Office

This website includes the online SJSU Catalog, course schedules, transfer course agreements, admission information, and much more.

Associated Students[BROKEN LINK]

Associated Students of San Jose State University has been a student owned and operated non-profit organization for over 100 years.

Associated Students mission is to represent the students of San Jose State University and continually improve the quality of their educational opportunities and experiences.

Provide services and activities that enhance the opportunity to meet, recreate and maximize student life

Provide services to students based upon their demonstrated needs in a fiscally responsible manner.

  • Print Shop
  • Conference Rooms
  • Computer Services Center
  • Transportation Solutions
  • Campus Recreation
  • Child Development Center
  • Host various events


Located on 154 acres, the main campus has more than 50 major buildings (23 academic buildings, 7 residence halls) on 19 city blocks in downtown San Jose.

Graduate Admissions & Program Evaluations[BROKEN LINK]

Graduate Admissions and Program Evaluations (GAPE) handles procedures related to admissions, and university level program requirements for graduate students.

They have a graduate programs page for quick access to your department's website, advisor contact information, and the SJSU online catalog which has information on department requirements and course offerings.

University Housing Services

Get information here about applying for on-campus housing, deadlines, and services.

  • The Bricks (Hover Hall, Royce Hall, Washburn Hall)
  • Joe West Hall
  • Campus Village Building A,B,C (CVA,CVC,CVB)
  • Housing Events
  • Resident Advisors
  • Activity Center (RAC) located in Campus Village Building B, which offers a gaming area with air hockey, ping pong, and pool. The RAC also has 4 meeting rooms which include a DVD player
  • Courtesy desk
  • Study Rooms

Chicana/o Latina/o Student Organizations

  • Chicano Commencement
  • Chicanos/Latinos in Health Education
  • Circulo Hispanico
  • Gamma Zeta Alpha
  • Grupo Folklorico Luna y Sol de SJSU
  • Lambda Sigma Gamma
  • Lambda Theta Alpha
  • Latino Business Students Association
  • Nu Alpha Kappa
  • Sigma Alpha Zeta
  • Sigma Omega Phi
  • Sigma Theta Psi
  • Sigma Delta Alpha
  • San Jose M.E.X.A. (Movimento Estudiantil Xicana/o de Aztlan)
  • Society of Latino Engineers and Scientists
  • Student Advocates for Higher Education
  • For more see: Student Involvement