When you enroll in an academic program at SDSU Global Campus, you’re joining the San Diego State University community — even if you’re not on campus. This means that you’ll have access to many of the same services that on-campus students use throughout their time at SDSU.

The student services listed below are available for SDSU Global Campus students enrolled in our academic programs. These programs include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree Completion Programs
  • Master’s Degree Programs
  • Advanced Certificate Programs

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Associated Students

Associated Students is an organization created for and directed by SDSU’s student body. Get involved with the larger San Diego State University community through recreational programs, student government, leadership opportunities, and more.

Virtual Opportunities

With Associated Students, you can participate in several virtual opportunities, which include:

  • Join a virtual committee of fellow SDSU Global Campus students to develop new SDSU Global Campus programming
  • Participate in recreational and educational programming and events, including SDSU’s exciting eSports Leagues (FIFA, Madden, Rocket League, and more)
  • Attend virtual wellness sessions, including yoga, meditation, fitness, sports, outdoor activities, and instructional classes
  • Take part in virtual leadership opportunities through student leadership boards, committees, and commissions

Free Services

  • Legal Services — Associated Students has partnered with CLC Legal Plans Incorporated to provide free or discounted legal and financial services to enrolled SDSU students.

Scholarships

You can also apply for the following Associated Student sponsored scholarships:

  • Associated Students Student Body Scholarship
  • Associated Students Study Abroad Scholarship

In-Person Opportunities

If you reside near SDSU’s campus, or you’re passing through the San Diego area, here are some additional services and opportunities to engage with your fellow students through Associated Students:

You’ll also be able to access Associated Student facilities at an SDSU Student Discount. Discounts include:

  • Aztec Recreation — access to ARC, ARC Express, and the Aztec Aquaplex
    • Monthly Student Membership — $15
    • Day Passes — $5 
  • Mission Bay Aquatics Center
    • $5 equipment rentals
    • discounts on classes and private lessons
  • Student Rates at Aztec Lanes

Free Services

  • AS Food Pantry — The Associated Students Food Pantry provides nutritious food and food program referral services for SDSU students experiencing food insecurity.

Ride Sharing

  • Zimride — A private ride sharing network that connects you with others who want to take the same trip.

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Student Engagement

As a student at SDSU Global Campus, you’ll have access to a full range of services, programs, and centers that will enhance and enrich your time as a member of the San Diego State University community. These include

Student Ability Success Center
The Student Ability Success Center provides services that minimize barriers and ensure equal access to higher education for eligible students with disabilities through academic support services, technology, and advocacy

Career Services
Through partnerships, education and programming, SDSU Career Services will help you define, develop and realize your career potential. Our team of experienced career counselors have the in-depth knowledge and expertise to help you make the best decisions about your college career. Career Services that you’ll have access to include:

  • Handshake — our online employment and career development resource portal. Resources within Handshake include:
    • GoingGlobal — resource for living abroad, and pursuing jobs and internships.
    • BigInterview — online interview practice platform with video capacity.
    • TypeFocus — career assessment.
  • Aztec Mentor Program — an online mentoring platform for current juniors, seniors and graduate students.

Financial Aid & Scholarships
The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships provides information and counseling services that will help you make informed choices as you and your family plan to meet the costs associated with attending San Diego State University.

Online services include:

  • Student Financial Aid Portal — AidLink is a secure on-line portal that gives you 24-hour access to your financial aid application, financial aid awards, and information on awarded scholarships. Find out more about financial aid at sdsu.edu/financialaid.
  • Aztec Scholarships are available to SDSU students. In order to be considered, you’ll need to complete the Aztec Scholarship General Application. Find out more about our scholarship opportunities at sa.sdsu.edu/financial-aid/scholarships/sdsu-aztec-scholarships

The Joan and Art Barron Veterans Center
The Joan and Art Barron Veterans Center is committed to supporting military, military veterans, military spouses, and dependent children in their pursuit of higher education through outreach/admission, G.I. Bill benefits, academic success, graduation, and career development.

Barron Veterans Center serves as a one-stop shop for military connected students. Located in the heart of campus in SDSU’s Centennial Plaza, the Center accommodates the two Troops to Engineering Coordinators, the SDSU Global Campus Military Veterans Services Representative, and the Military Liaison Officer. The 4,000-square-foot space also serves as a place for SDSU’s veterans and military students to come in and hang out, talk, study, watch TV, and relax.

Student Life and Leadership
SDSU’s Student Life and Leadership (SLL) program will help you engage, develop, and succeed throughout your time at San Diego State University. SLL provides a balanced University experience for our diverse community through teaching, advising, and programming.

As SDSU Global Campus grows, SSL will ensure that you’ll have full access to a wide variety of co-curricular opportunities and other student experiences. These include:

  • Leadership and Skills-Development Workshops
  • Leadership Certificate Program
  • Community Service Certificate
  • One SDSU Community Events
  • Aztec Nights Events
  • Student Organization Conflict & Identity Awareness Training

Office of the Ombudsman
The Office of the Ombudsman provides information, advice, referrals, and intervention to students at SDSU. The Student Ombudsman is a student-focused resource who supports students in addressing and resolving concerns or issues that may arise within the University, including faculty/staff conflicts, fee disputes, and grade appeals, whether they occur through an in-person interaction or in the virtual environment.

The Student Ombudsman:

  • Analyzes your situation, identifies options and helps evaluate them
  • Acts as a neutral resource between a student and a faculty/staff member, using informal problem-solving techniques
  • Works closely with the Student Grievance Committee
  • Offers meetings via Zoom or telephone

These offerings are both synchronous and asynchronous and are available both in-person and virtually.

Center for Student Rights and Responsibilities
In support of the mission of San Diego State University, the Center for Student Rights and Responsibilities is your resource on good student citizenship. The Center provides outreach, educational materials, and advice to students, faculty, and staff regarding SDSU’s Student Code of Conduct and other system-wide processes.

Office of Well-Being & Health Promotion
The Office of Well-being & Health Promotion will help you stay safe and healthy while you’re a member of the SDSU community. You’ll have access to a dedicated team of health educators, community resource specialists, and subject experts who offer health-related education opportunities, as well as HIV testing information, medical referral assistance, sexual health knowledge, STI education, and alcohol/drug-related information.

New Student and Parent Programs
If you’re new to SDSU, you might be confused about where to start. The Office of New Student and Parent Programs provides a strong foundation for new students through a variety of orientation, transition, and retention programs to help welcome you into the SDSU community.

These programs include: 

  • New Student Orientation — a pre-orientation module and virtual orientation program composed of synchronous/live panels, sessions with assistant deans and SDSU Ambassadors.
  • New Student and Family Convocation — convocation brings new students and their families together with faculty and staff to mark a new beginning. It also serves as a vehicle to instill core institutional values of scholarship, citizenship and leadership. Virtual options are available.
  • Family Weekend — a time-honored tradition meant to bring together and celebrate you and your family. Events include cultural receptions, academic lectures, department highlights, and more. Virtual options are available.
  • Parent and Family Orientation — this program is designed to educate parents and families on how you can best guide your student as they transition to San Diego State University.
  • Welcome Week —  Held during the first week of the fall semester, you’ll be able to connect with fellow students and university activities and learn about resources to help you transition into a new academic year.

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Cultural Centers

SDSU is a diverse community, and SDSU’s Cultural Centers are there to promote and support diversity through a framework that addresses equity, justice, and inclusion. 

These Centers facilitate the learning and growth of traditionally underserved students through programs and events that educate other members of our campus community. They also serve as a forum for intergroup dialogues that address pressing issues, as well as a support network that works with campus stakeholders to create a climate that supports all members of our community.

When you enroll in an SDSU Global Campus academic program, you’ll have full access to all of SDSU’s Cultural Centers and Programs, including:

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Technology

As an SDSU Global Campus student enrolled in one of our academic programs, you’ll have access to technologies, software, and platforms that deliver courses and technology support through your SDSU ID (SDSU email address).

These technological resources include:

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