At the Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering, we want our engineers not only to change the world but also make it better. To achieve this, the college offers several community-based and international programs as well as supports student organizations that help our students become citizens of the world. Similarly, the university supports student involvement and provides a plethora of resources.
Community for Engineering Learning and Living (CELL) – Incoming first-year undergraduate students only
Global Technology Institute (GTI) - Undergraduate students only
The GTI program consists of a one-semester preparation course along with a 2-week study tour to Asia (all expenses paid) for a selected group of SJSU students (primarily from the College of Engineering), providing them with a global perspective on engineering and entrepreneurship for the 21st century.
Mathematics, Engineering, and Science Achievement (MESA) – Undergraduate students only
Engineering Student Organizations
There are over 30 SJSU Student Organizations connected to the College of Engineering. These include major/discipline specific organizations, honors societies, special interest groups, competition/project based organizations, and multicultural societies.
Associated Students, Inc.
A student owned and operated non-profit organization for over 100 years. Committed to providing services and activities that enhance the opportunity to meet, recreate, and maximize student life. Opportunities to get involved and obtain leadership skills are among the organization's highest priorities.
Child Development Center/Childcare
Designed to offer children the freedom to explore, create, and develop mastery in all areas of learning in a safe, nurturing environment. We believe that children learn through play and experimentation. There is a balance of child initiated and teacher directed activities and of indoor and outdoor play. Children are free to choose from the experiences planned in art, science, music, dramatic play and language each day. Children take frequent walks around campus which helps connect them with their parents' lives and with the University community at large.
Gender Equity Center
The Women’s Resource Center will be transitioning to the name Gender Equity Center (GenEC) beginning with the 2015–16 academic year. With the transition to the Gender Equity Center we will continue to focus on issues affecting women; additionally, we will expand our programming to specifically address how gender impacts the experiences of men and the transgender community.
MOSAIC Cross Cultural Center
Provides resources and services for students or groups involved in multicultural inclusiveness activities, and collaborates with the SJSU community to meet this goal.
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Resource Center will be transitioning to the name PRIDE Center beginning with the 2015–16 academic year. While there are members of the community who do identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender; we are finding more and more, that students are discovering identities within themselves that are no longer represented by the LGBT acronym. The evolution of the name reflects the nature of the fluidity and ever-changing identities within and beyond the continuum of sexual orientation and gender identity.
SJSU Salzburg Program
SJSU participates in the Salzburg Program, part of the International Study Program in Global Citizenship, a seminar program for faculty, administrators, staff, and students from US colleges and universities to explore pressing issues from an international perspective during intensive week-long sessions in the heart of Austria.
San José State University Athletics sponsors 20 NCAA Division I intercollegiate athletics programs. The Spartans' primary conference affiliation is with the Mountain West. Through the years, San José State teams and student-athletes have won 10 NCAA team championships and 52 NCAA individual titles.
Provides students, faculty, and staff with opportunities to stay healthy, have fun, and enhance their education and development experiences through recreational activities. Campus recreation programs are accessible for current enrolled SJSU Students with a valid Tower ID card. SJSU Faculty/Staff and community members may purchase a day use pass or membership. Programs include: Cardio, toning, and strength training classes; Intramural league sports, individual sports, and tournaments; drop-in sports such as badminton, soccer, basketball, and volleyball; and activities and trips such as skiing, hiphop dance, golf, and surfing. The Aquatic Center is one of the largest heated outdoor pools in the western United States. The Sport Club Fitness Center has a fitness room (which is equipped with treadmills, stair masters, ellipticals, and weights), mini gym, dance/fitness studios, racquetball courts, and locker rooms.
STUDENT AFFAIRS: Building Community, Transforming Lives @ SJSU Newsletter
A bi-monthly newsletter created to inform the SJSU community on what is taking place in the division, as well as give an inside look into departments, programs, and services.
SJSU Student Organizations (All)
With over 400 student organizations at SJSU, getting involved is one of the best way to connect with campus life.
Cesar Chavez Community Action Center
Established by Associated Students in July 2005, the Cesar E. Chavez 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 Cesar Chavez legacy. Programs include mentoring students at Washington Elementary, alternative spring break, campus community garden, and food pantry.
Community centers in San Jose, managed by Parks, Recreation, and Neighborhood Services.