Engagement

Associated Students - Student Government and Programs: Associated Students continues to represent students by convening virtually and hosting virtual programs. A.S. boards, commissions, and councils will host weekly meetings in the virtual space. Learn more by visiting the A.S. website, the Union website for programs and the A.S. Events Calendar. 

Associated Students - Aztec Recreation: The Aztec Recreation Center (ARC) has launched a series to help you stay healthy at home. Learn more about the program’s daily workouts and free virtual workout resources by visiting the ARC website. Aztec Recreation is also offering ESports leagues for SDSU students to stay connected while enjoying some friendly gaming competition. Registration information can be found at https://arc.sdsu.edu/intramurals/sports.

Career Services: Career Services offers a range of virtual services to support student success. The career center manages Handshake, the SDSU campus portal for making appointments with Career Counselors, applying for jobs and internships, and for participating in a range of employer sponsored events. Visit the Career Services’ website for career development support. The website gives you access to news about upcoming events and workshops, a directory of campus contacts who run for-credit internship courses, career assessments such as the Strong Interest Inventory, and the Career Guide Handbook - a complete career readiness tool.

Cultural Centers: SDSU’s Cultural Centers continue to create a sense of belonging for  students through virtual engagement. Each center provides opportunities for students to develop community, seek mentorship, and participate in identity-specific programs. For more information on how to get involved in a Cultural Center, please visit the following websites: Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Center, Black Resource Center, Center for Intercultural Relations,Center for Transformative Justice, Latinx Resource Center, Native Resource Center, Pride Center and Women’s Resource Center.

One SDSU Community-Student Organization Conflict & Identity Awareness Training: The SDSU Student Organization Conflict & Identity Awareness (SOCIA) and the National Conflict Resolution Center promotes collaborative dispute resolution, conflict management and identity to individuals and organizations. RSO Presidents and Treasurers are required to complete both session A and B in order for your organization to be recognized. All students are invited to attend. Register on the SDSU Events Calendar. 

New Student and Parent Programs: The Office of New Student and Parent Programs (NSPP) facilitates New Student Orientation and supports the transition and retention of new students and their families to San Diego State University. The SDSU Ambassadors are housed within NSPP and serve as the official student representatives, tour guides and orientation leaders for SDSU. If you would like to become an SDSU Ambassador, please complete the application by Feb. 8 and attend an information session the first two weeks of the spring 2021 semester. For more information, please visit our website or follow us on Instagram, @sdsuambassadors to get the latest updates on Ambassador recruitment and selection.

If an SDSU parent or family supporter has a question, concern or would like to offer us any feedback, they can contact us via the Parent Hotline at 619-594-1653 or email [email protected]. Our parent liaison will respond within 48 hours (oftentimes the same day). We also have an SDSU Parent and Family Facebook Group (official) where parents can also ask us general questions.

Residential Education Office: The Residential Education Office has transitioned our STAR Centers (academic resource labs) to a virtual setting. Students can log on to ask for scheduling advice/assistance, attend programs and workshops, or attend a free tutoring session with our tutors. Our trained peer Academic Mentors can assist students directly or provide guidance for other campus resources. The STAR Centers are available Sundays from 4-10pm and Monday-Wednesday from 12pm-8pm and can be accessed through this Zoom link. An updated tutoring schedule and more information about the STAR Centers can be found here.

Student Life & Leadership: Student Life & Leadership has transitioned to the virtual space and continues to engage students through advising and activities in Student Organizations & Activities, Fraternity & Sorority Life, Leadership & Service, and Commuter Life. Visit the SLL website and the SDSU Events Calendar to learn more about virtual offerings. 

Well-Being & Health Promotion: Well-being & Health Promotion continues to virtually deliver one-on-one, group presentations, health education material, and virtual engagement opportunities on topics like healthcare, sexual health, nutrition, sleep, self-care, financial well-being and others. Visit their website to find out more and follow us on Instagram to keep up to date @sdsuwellbeinghealthpromotion.

Student Life & Leadership: Student Life Advisors in the Office of Student Life & Leadership continue to support students in fostering community and actualizing their co-curricular goals. Student Life Advisors are now meeting with students in the virtual realm. Click on the name of the Student Life Advisor to schedule an appointment. 

Career Counseling through Career Services: Career Counselors support students through one-on-one appointments where they help you choose or change majors, strategize career goals, gain occupational and industry information and much more. Career Counselors work directly with a specific college to specialize in advising students in those areas and relevant industries. You can make an appointment with a Career Counselor in Handshake.

Michele Mignogna - Student Organizations & Activities

Matthew Garcia - Fraternity & Sorority Life, Greek Auxiliary Groups

Chelsea Winer - Leadership, Service & Support Recognized Student Organizations

Omar Baza - Commuter Life

Career Services: The Aztec Mentor Program (AMP) provides opportunities for currently enrolled juniors, seniors and graduate students to participate in a mentoring experience that focuses on career development. These experiences include resume development, career exploration to identify jobs and internships, and building professional networks. AMP mentors are SDSU alumni and other professionals who look to support SDSU students. AMP mentors are in 34 states throughout the U.S. and over 16 countries worldwide. AMP often offers related programs to graduating seniors and other student groups. Be sure to check the web site for program updates.

Commuter Life: Now, more than ever, staying connected is important. Commuter Life mentors can help virtually with managing time, connecting to leadership opportunities, managing stress and planning for academics. Commuter Life hosts two mentorship programs, one for first-year students (Commuter Life Academic Mentoring) and one for sophomores (Sophomore Surge). Sign up to participate in Commuter Life Academic Mentoring or Sophomore Surge

Compact Scholars Program: The Compact Mentor Program is open to all Compact freshmen. Mentoring can enhance the transition to college, promote connection and community, and help students meet established goals. Visit the Compact Scholars Program website to learn more about the Compact Mentor Program. 

Cultural Centers: SDSU’s Cultural Centers work to ensure that students on campus thrive and experience equity in all aspects of the University’s academic and social activities. Peer coaching and mentorship is offered in our centers through the following programs: Academic Success Program (Center for Intercultural Relations), COMMUNIDAD (Latinx Resource Center) The Henrietta Goodwin Scholars Program (Black Resource Center), Elymash Yuuchaap (Native Resource Center), Pride House, and WAGE (Women’s Resource Center).

Educational Opportunity Program and Ethnic Affairs: Through its components of success, opportunity for academic development, retention and graduation it allows EOP students to SOAR. The SOAR Mentor Program pairs trained upper-class student mentors with incoming freshmen called protégés. Mentors serve as guides to assist new students through the maze of rules, regulations, expectations, and activities of general college life. Learn more about the SOAR Mentor Program by the program’s website

Please visit the Virtual Events Calendar for more opportunities for engagement.