The Alumni Association exists to advance the reputation and interests of the university, its administration, faculty, students and graduates; to engage in educational programs and special activities for its members; and to provide an ongoing link between the university and its graduates for their mutual benefit.

It is also a source of financial assistance in the form of scholarships.

Membership is open to those who (a) have been awarded a degree or credential by the university; (b) are members of the faculty or administrative staff; (c) have attended the university as a graduate student for at least one semester; or (d) have attended the university as an undergraduate for at least one semester. In addition, "Friends of the University" may join the Alumni Association through Affiliate membership. This membership is open to any person demonstrating an interest in San Francisco State University.

Among the current benefits of membership are privileges for use of the university Library, participation in the Alumni Job Hotline, eligibility for an Association-sponsored health plan, a subscription to the Association tabloid, Alumnews, and a variety of other discounts. Benefits are added regularly.

Additional information is available at the Alumni Association Office, ADM 467, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132 or call (415) 338-2217.


This unique modern structure, completed in the fall of 1975 after ten years of planning, serves as a mecca for student activities. Many organizations which enhance student life are housed in the spacious complex. The Student Center also houses needed services such as a bookstore, meeting rooms, and six separate food facilities and lounges. An Information Desk supplies a multitude of services from giving directions to selling MUNI fast passes and BART passes. Student fees help support these varied activities. The facility generates revenue from off-campus conferences and workshops. An elected governing board decides upon funding allocations, thus allowing direct student input into the Student Center operations. Elections occur every fall. Student directors are required to maintain minimum academic qualifications as stated in the Academic Senate Policy S82-68 to maintain their position as a director.

The center provides comfortable lounge areas for rest, relaxation, conversation, or studying. Live entertainment or movies are often scheduled in the Union Depot. Student art works and travelling exhibitions are shown in the gallery. Recreational areas are equipped with video and pinball machines, billiards, and table tennis. The Associated Students Main Desk is located on the Mezzanine Level.


Located in the Student Center, the Franciscan Shops offers a variety of products and services. New and used textbooks, computer hardware and software, supply and electronic items, general reading books, gifts, and SFSU souvenirs can be purchased in the main store. The Franciscan Shops also includes the Lobby Shop and Snackademic for quick convenient snacks and beverages. And to further serve the campus needs, F.S. Graphics and Copy Center provide an array of professional design and copy services.

Mission Statement
Semester Hours
Monday-Thursday: 7:45 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Friday: 7:45 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

The Franciscan Shops has extended hours at the beginning of each semester. Reduced operating hours are in effect for the Winter, Spring, and Summer breaks. For more information, call (415) 338-2023.


The Recycling Center, a student operated organization, is the driving force in waste management at SFSU. Since the founding of the center in 1987, it has expanded its collections to over 350 recycling locations campuswide. The latest addition has been the introduction of composting into the waste reduction plan. The center is always expanding its efforts to divert higher volumes from the waste stream and to close the loop of Reduce, Recycle, Reuse. In this endeavor, the center continually works with the university administration on diversion techniques and by encouraging the use of recycled products.

The center also offers valuable working/education experience. The center employs approximately twenty students who gain job experience in management, operations, outreach, and research for recycling programs. The center also offers an extensive volunteer program for students who want experience in waste management. In addition, the Recycling Center also serves as a key resource to individuals who want to learn about environmental problems facing the world today. The center's Environmental Information Library offers vast resources on issues affecting the earth and how individuals can effect change.

Join SFSU and the Recycling Center in the fight to reduce waste.


The Student Activities Office assists student government and more than 200 organizations with program development, administers the Co-Curricular Record, and offers academic courses for credit.

The goal of the office is to provide direct and support services that enable students to maximize their educational experience through a wide variety of activities and programs.

The Student Activities Office offers training and assistance for students, groups, and student organizations planning events and developing programs. Students are responsible for many of the excellent paraprofessional programs, including the Legal Resource Center. This program is funded by the Associated Students with training coordinated by the Student Activities Office through COUN 630 and 631 sections. Leadership training seminars are also offered through COUN 632. Instructor's permission is required for enrolling in the courses.

Non-credit workshops on leadership skills and event coordination are presented. Advisers are also available by appointment for consultation.

The Record is a valuable supplement to a student's resume. This is an optional program which makes available co-curricular information about a student. The service provides identification, verification, and evaluation of one's San Francisco State University co- curricular activities, offices held, honors, committees, or other accomplishments. With increasing competition for jobs, graduate schools, scholarships and academic grants, the Student Activities Office feels that a Co-Curricular Record can give the student an extra competitive edge. Record forms and the procedures are available in the Student Activities Office.

The Student Activities Office sponsors an Activities Fair each semester which provides each organization with an opportunity to gain membership, raise funds, and publicize its group. The fair is held on the main lawn during prime weekday hours. Watch for the publicity and join the fun.

Student leaders and faculty advisers to student groups are honored annually at a Leadership Recognition Program. Certificates of appreciation are awarded.

The office provides all recognized student organizations with a mailbox on the second floor of the Administration Building. Anyone who wishes to contact any campus group should stop by the office for assistance. All organizations must register and provide the names of the officers. Registration forms are available for information about each group.

Social-service societies are growing in number and popularity at San Francisco State. Contact Student Activities Office for further information on such organizations.


The Associated Students Incorporated (ASI), established in 1944, is the student body government. It functions as a non-profit, student-run corporation, and is funded by the student activity fee all students pay each semester. That fee also makes each student an Associated Students member, eligible to vote in the annual elections for AS leadership. Associated Students provides services and programs designed to enrich campus life and helps to support many campus organizations. Its current programs and services include the following.

Children's Center
Provides SFSU students, faculty, and staff with a nurturing, safe, developmentally appropriate child care program on campus for children aged six months to five years.

Copy Center
The Copy Center provides photocopying, binding services, course readers, and other supplies for students at affordable prices.

Crafts Festival
Held twice a year, once in the Fall and once in the Spring. The Crafts Festival brings some of the best artisans from around the state to exhibit their wares. All merchandise is chosen with quality and the student budget in mind.

Graphic Arts Center
The Graphic Arts Center is a student-oriented program dedicated to fulfilling the need for convenient, on-campus graphic design, desktop publishing, camera and offset printing services. The Graphic Arts Center will help to produce professional quality fliers, brochures, newsletters, announcements, and resumes.

Legal Resource Center
The Legal Resource Center is an informational resource that allows the student to make an informed decision about any legal problem. The center aims to educate students about the law and their rights, so that they may be active participants in their own legal matters. An attorney is available on an appointment basis to consult with students, $10 per half hour. Consultations are confidential.

Performing Arts
The Performing Arts provides the student body with a variety of concerts, sneak previews, lectures, films, and cultural events, and gives students behind-the-scenes, hands-on experience in performing arts productions.

Project Rebound
Project Rebound is a program specifically developed to assist ex- offenders in adjusting to society by acquiring an education. Rebound travels to institutions to speak to inmates, male and female, to encourage them to get an education through San Francisco State University.

Women's Center
The Women's Center provides a physical space in which every woman on campus can spend time comfortably and an atmosphere which encourages her to develop friendships with her sisters. The Women's Center also has resource files, a referral service, and a library open to all students.

The Associated Students provides many services to students. This is a partial listing. Information about these and other ASI-sponsored events is available at the Main Desk, Student Center (M106).

Health Insurance
The ASI offers a low-cost health and dental insurance plan to students.

Housing Referral
The ASI lists available apartments and prospective tenants on the bulletin board on the ground floor of the Student Center. This list is also available for students to check out or buy at the ASI Business Office.

Typing Center
The Typing Center has regularly maintained electronic typewriters available for student use. The typewriters are available from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Typewriter rental is $4 per hour, with a minimum $2 for half an hour.


San Francisco State University is readily accessible by public transportation from all parts of San Francisco. Six San Francisco Municipal Railway bus (MUNI) and light rail lines pass near the campus on 10- to 15-minute intervals. East Bay commuters have a choice of BART and connecting bus service, or BART and light rail from downtown San Francisco. Two SamTrans bus lines link the Peninsula and the San Francisco Airport with the campus.

San Francisco State University operates a free shuttle bus which runs between the Daly City BART station and campus. The bus stops on 19th Avenue at Holloway and at the #8 bus stop (Daly City BART station). The shuttle operates from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Friday during the Fall and Spring semesters.

The campus is a typical urban setting: parking is limited. Approximately 2,500 spaces are available on a first-come basis for a $2.00 daily fee in the general parking garage, located on the east side of Lake Merced Boulevard between Font and Winston Drive. Satellite parking is available for a $1.00 (quarters only) daily fee in Lot 25, located on Winston Drive between Lake Merced and Buckingham Way.

Assistance with local transportation schedules and information is provided at the Student Center Information Desk and Department of Public Safety, both of which serve as a clearinghouse for information on carpools, vanpools, public transportation, and parking.

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