Community & Study Space 

Centro is a dedicated community learning space for Chicanx/Latinx students at SJSU. All SJSU students are welcome to utilize the space to build community, study, make connections, engage in healthy and productive dialogue, receive personal and academic support, and learn about various on-and-off campus resources and opportunities. 

Peer Support & Mentoring

Centro’s Student Success Leaders (SSLs) are student employees who offer personal and academic support to their peers. SSLs create a welcoming and safe environment at Centro to engage their peers by offering opportunities to explore campus life and involvement and learn about the various academic & support services at SJSU.

As peer mentors, SSLs develop positive and healthy relationships with their peers by listening to understand each of their unique lived experiences and make appropriate referrals as needed. SSLs have a deep understanding of Chicanx/Latinx student experiences given their own lived experiences as Chicanx/Latinx students at SJSU and can offer tips and strategies for success.

To meet with a Student Success Leader, visit the Contact Us section for SSL office hours. 

Faculty Fellows 

Centro has one faculty fellow (a professor) who can provide support to students in and outside of Centro. Support can include, but is not limited to: learning how to develop positive connections with faculty; graduate school preparation and options; and, academic success tips and strategies. 

Fall 2021 Faculty Fellow

Dr. Monica Gavino of School of Management 

Fall 2021 Academic Advising

Academic Advising hours at Centro are in partnership with SJSU College Student Success Centers. Advising hours will begin the week of September 7, 2021 and will be held virtually on a drop-in basis. Click on the Zoom link below to access advising services. 

  • College of Education Advisor: Saul Ruiz
    Mondays 10:30 am - 11:30 am
  • College of Health & Human Sciences Advisor: Hugo Mora-Torres
    Thursdays 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • College of Humanities & Arts Advisor: Stephanie Garcia 
    Tuesdays 1:00 - 2:00 pm
  • College of Social Sciences (ACCESS) Advisor: Patricia Ayala Macias
    Wednesdays  1:30-2:30 pm
  • College of Science (COSAC) Advisor: Colleen Sanchez                 Wednesdays  11:30am-12:30pm
  • College of Engineering: Jesus Santos     TBD
  • College of Business: Francisco Castillo   TBD



In collaboration with the Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) Celinda Miranda, LCSW, is a CAPS representative that holds office hours at the CLSSC twice a week. Consultations with Celinda are on a drop-in basis and typically can be shorter than consultations held at CAPS. Celinda can also help students learn more about CAPS services and resources.

Students seeking counseling support outside of the drop-in hours at the Centro are encouraged to visit the CAPS office between 9:00 am - 5:00 pm in the Student Wellness Center, Room 300B or by scheduling an appointment at 408-924-5910.

Drop-in Hours with Celinda will begin the week of September 13, 2021:

  • Tuesdays: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 
  • Wednesdays 2:00-3:00 pm 

Career Advising

Career Center Counselor Sandra De Leon, counselor for diverse students, holds office hours at the CLSSC once a month, and office hours are on a drop-in basis. Typical consultations are 10-15 minutes long and topics covered can include, but not limited to resume reviews, cover letter reviews, and mock interviews. Students needing longer appointments, can schedule a 30-minute appointment directly with Sandra, or other Career Center counselors by logging into SJSU Handshake, clicking on "Career Center" from the top menu and selecting "Appointments".

Drop-in Hours with Sandra will begin on September 8:

  • TBD