Letter from A.S. President
on Latest Information and Resources


 

April 16, 2020

  

Hello Fellow Students, 

 

I hope this message finds you and your loved ones safe and well. These continue to be uncertain times with unprecedented circumstances. As your A.S. President, I wanted to share current information and resources to assist you at this time. 

A.S. Resources and Programs

A.S. has moved its operations completely virtual. A.S. leaders, A.S. staff, myself and other student leaders continue to work remotely in order to serve and assist you. I am happy to inform you of continuing services and programs that A.S. is offering. 

A.S. Government Affairs

All A.S. boards, councils, commissions and college councils will continue to host public meetings throughout the entire month of April via Zoom. To review agendas and to get Zoom links to attend meetings, go to: https://as.sdsu.edu/govt/

A.S. Appointed Positions

There are 21 available appointed A.S. positions. The deadline to submit your application is 4 pm on Thursday, April 16. Applications can be submitted to aschiefjustice@sdsu.edu. To request an application and to learn more about the open positions, visit https://as.sdsu.edu/govt/elections/

Your Voice Matters

We at A.S. always want to hear from you. In these unprecedented times, many of you are eager to share your thoughts, questions and concerns with us. We continue to advocate for the best interest of students. Please submit any comments through the Your Voice Matters link. We will look into your questions and concerns and if requested, we will get back to you with a response. 

Legal Services

We continue to proudly offer SDSU students access to free legal consultations. For more details and to get started, visit the Free Legal Services at: https://as.sdsu.edu/azteclegal/

A.S. Virtual Programming

The A.S. Aztec Student Union Board and Aztec Recreation Center (ARC) have planned weekly virtual events and programming for you to have fun and connect with other students. Programs include daily workouts, exercise tips, esports, tasty tutorials, musical performances hosted by The Backdoor Studio and more! We are also hosting an esports league that will continue to have sessions through summer. You can find these resources on the A.S. website and Aztec Recreation website. We also encourage you to follow A.S. on Facebook and @as_sdsu, @aztecunion and @aztecrecreation on Instagram to get the latest information as events and programs are announced. 

COVID-19

SDSU continues to monitor the evolving situation with COVID-19 and we encourage you to visit sdsu.edu/covid19 for the latest campus communications and information.

Your Health and Well-Being

Remember that your health -- including emotional, mental and physical -- and that of your loved ones is the top priority. Please note that Counseling and Psychological Services is still available for virtual appointments and providing support to students. They have also put together self-care tips and strategies to cope during this time. Visit the CPS website for more information.

Economic Crisis Response Team (ECRT)

If you or any students you know are in a financial, housing or food insecurity crisis at this time, please contact ECRT. They are also providing students with technology assistance at this time. Do not hesitate to contact ECRT if assistance is needed. 

Classes

As we are all adjusting to virtual instruction, we must continue to ensure our academic success by continuing to turn in assignments and take exams. We encourage you to communicate in a timely and direct manner with your instructors to let them know of any challenges you are experiencing that prevent you from fully engaging in your coursework, including access to technology and health concerns of you or your loved ones. If after contacting your instructor, you still have concerns, it is recommended that you contact the department chair. If after speaking with the department chair the concern is not resolved, contact Darrell Hess, the SDSU Ombudsman at ombuds@sdsu.edu.

Tuition and Fees

Based on current guidance from the CSU, tuition and mandatory campus fees will not be refunded at this time. However, A.S. is refunding Aztec Recreation Center membership fees for March and not charging membership fees until the facility reopens. Additionally, SDSU Children’s Center fees were prorated for March and are not being billed until the facility reopens. 

For housing, students are also being reimbursed for the prorated amount of residence hall payments. For parking, students may apply to receive partial reimbursement  for semester parking passes. 

For more information regarding tuition and fees, visit the A.S. Financial Affairs Committee webpage.

If I missed any of your concerns or questions, please submit them through Your Voice Matters or if A.S. and I can assist with any matters, please email me directly at aspresident@sdsu.edu.

Thank you for taking the time to read this. Continue to take good care. Stay safe and know that we at A.S. are here for you. 

 

Sincerely,

Christian L. Onwuka, A.S. President 
On behalf of A.S. Executive Officers

 

 

Update April 17, 2020: Credit/No Credit Grading Options

Recognizing the challenges many students face both personally and academically during these times, A.S. leaders strongly advocated for the university to expand the option to take all courses for a letter grade or credit/no credit. On April 16, 2020, the University Senate voted to expand current credit/no credit grading options. Students should reach out to their respective academic departments to ask about their credit/no credit grading options.

 

 

 


Message From A.S. Executive Officers

March 20, 2020

  

Dear Associated Students Community,

We hope everyone is doing as well as can be during these times. Everyone’s safety, health and well-being is the top priority at this time.

SDSU continues to monitor the evolving situation with COVID-19 and we encourage you to visit sdsu.edu/covid19 for the latest campus communications and information.

A.S. facilities, including the Aztec Student Union and Aztec Recreation Center, are no longer open to the public following the latest COVID-19 guidance.

Regular A.S. meetings, including college councils, will pause and resume virtually after spring break. We will keep you posted as we learn more about future plans for other A.S. events and activities.

Though the physical A.S. office is not open, we are still here virtually teleworking to help and support you. All A.S. executive officers continue to advocate for all students’ best interests.

If you or any students you know are in a financial or other crisis at this time, please contact the Economic Crisis Response Team (ECRT). They are assisting students virtually at this time.

Additionally, ECRT has provided a list of General Resources and Food Resources available to students.

Students with any questions, concerns or who need additional support are encouraged to submit comments through Your Voice Matters. We are checking and responding to those messages regularly.

Take care of yourselves. We are here for you.

Kyla Blaylock, A.S. Executive Vice President
On behalf of A.S. Executive Officers