Resources for DACA Students
and Ally Training for Faculty and Staff

September 22, 2017

SSU's UndocuResource Center is offering a training session for faculty and staff on Thursday, Oct. 5, 3-5pm in Schulz 3001 which will cover the following topics:

1. Overview of history, laws, and policies affecting undocumented youth.

2. Review statistics on the undocumented student body population at SSU.

3. Give information about resources for undocumented students on campus.

4. Reveal the lived experiences of undocumented students on campus and in the community at large.

5. Discuss what it means to be an ally to undocumented students.

6. Network with other SSU faculty and staff to share ideas on supporting undocumented students.

Please sign up at:


The following resources from the Immigrant Legal Resources Center provide information regarding the DACA renewal process:

Visit the UndocuResource Center in Salazar 1060, M, T, W from 8:30a-12:30p, Th and F from 1-5p, for further information.

What can I do with a Social Sciences degree?

September 14, 2017

Faculty, Alumni, Staff, Department Chairs, Students, Academic Clubs and Deans are invited to attend a School Mixer to share and learn about the many directions and career paths that a Social Science degree has to offer. The event takes place on Thursday, October 5 at the Redwood Lounge in Stevenson Hall from 12:00-1:00pm. More details about the event can be found in this flyer.

Community and Ally Lunches at The HUB!

August 9, 2017

The HUB is hosting a number of community gatherings to start out the new semester. All are welcome! Come eat, celebrate, and connect with your peers, mentors, and colleagues and meet new people.

For more information email: or

  • Friday – September 1, 2017 | Asian/Pacific Islander Community & Ally Lunch Mixer | 12 noon to 1:30pm | The HUB
  • Friday – September 8, 2017 | Black Community & Ally Lunch Mixer |
    12 noon to 1:30pm | The HUB
  • Tuesday – September 12, 2017 | The HUB Fall Reception and SPOKE* | 5pm to 6:30pm | The HUB
  • Friday – September 22, 2017 | Chicanx/Latinx Community & Ally Lunch Mixer | 12 noon to 1:30pm | The HUB
  • Friday – September 29, 2017 | LGBTQI Community & Ally Lunch Mixer |
    12 noon to 1:30pm | The HUB
  • Food will be provided at each of these community events.

    *The HUB Fall Reception and SPOKE will have a live poetry performance from Dahlak Brathwaite.

Academic and College Success Fair!

July 31, 2017

Welcome Seawolves! Come meet some of the people, departments, and programs that are here to help you be successful academically at Sonoma State University. This event is for new and returning, as well as declared or undeclared students! There is something for everyone! Learn about our majors, meet your departments, as well as student services that are set up to help you succeed!

When: Wednesday, September 6

Where: Seawolf Plaza

What time: 11:00am - 1:00pm


May 17, 2017

We are very proud of all of our 2,651 graduates! Commencement ceremonies are May 20 and 21. Please visit our Commencement website for more information.

Welcome Jamie Zamjahn!

May 17, 2017

Jamie Zamjahn comes to us with a rich background in student services and brings experience from Valaya Alongkorn Rajabhat University in Thailand, Briar Cliff University, the Minnesota School of Business, the University of Minnesota and Idaho State University. Jamie will begin on June 26 as our new Senior Director of Student Academic Services. His concern for individual students, collaborative management style, along with his effective use of data analytics make him a good fit for our needs and programmatic direction.

Jamie's educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts in History from Saint John's University, a Master's of Educational Leadership from Saint Mary's University of Minnesota and he is currently completing his doctoral program in Higher Education Administration.

Jamie will be moving to the area with his wife and two daughters. His other interests include golf, hiking travel, new cultures, new food and spending quality time with his family.

Free QPR Suicide Prevention trining

April 27, 2017

Led by Andrew Myers from CAPS and hosted by Students Offering Support (SOS), this training teaches the warning signs of suicide and gives the three basic principles (Question, Persuade, Refer) to help save a life.

Due to the limited seating available in Stevenson 3044, anyone interested in attending will need to either RSVP by email to or through the Facebook event titled Sonoma State QPR: Suicide Prevention Training.

When: Wednesday, May 3
Where: Stevenson 3044
What Time: 5:30-7:00 p.m.

We will only be able to accommodate 25-30 students so please RSVP as soon as possible.

Springfest Spirit Week

Thursday, April 20, 2017

This is the last spirit week of activities and events for the year. Check out the Springfest Schedule of Events and join your fellow students in building community, fostering school spirit and creating new traditions.

Culture of Caring and Responsiveness

Thursday, April 20, 2017

In this video Interim Vice President Michael Young talks about the importance of creating a culture of caring and responsiveness to ensure student success.

Farewell to Heather Howard Martin

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The campus community is invited to bid Heather farewell as she focuses her time and energy on caring for her young family full-time.

In the 19 years that Heather has worked at SSU, she provided the foundation for what is now called JUMP and developed the Center for Student Leadership, Involvement and Service into the organization it is.

Join us for a festive sendoff on May 4, in Overlook, 3:30-5:00pm.

Final Exam Study Help

Wednesday April 19, 2017

Need help studying for finals? Come to the Final Exam Study Jam! We will have free drop-in tutoring for math, chemistry, physics, and economics.

When? May, 8-12, 12:00-3:00pm

Where? Harvest Room, Zinfandel Village

Questions? Email tutorcr@sonoma.eduor check out the Tutorial Center Facebook page

Student Organization/Club Awards

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

CSLIS had its first annual Org/Club Awards ceremony on April 17, 2017.Congratulations to the following groups and individuals for all that they have accomplished this year!

Outstanding Programming Awards

  • Community Impact: Alpha Gamma Delta, Lip Jam
  • Campus Impact: Student Health Activities Club(SHAC), Puppy Love
  • Outstanding Collaborative Program: Lambda Theta Nu Sorority, Inc. and Nu Alpha Kappa Fraternity, Inc.; Latino Family Summit
  • Member Development Program: Alpha Delta Pi, Diamond Development

Individual Awards

  • Alumni Advisor of the Year: Molly Ratigan, Alpha Gamma Delta
  • Faculty/Staff Advisor of the Year: Billy Lo
  • Emerging Leader Award: Diana Bautista, MeCHA
  • Officer of the Year: Giovanni Del Valle, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Specialty Awards

  • Greek Man of the Year: Ethan Spector, IFC/Alpha Epsilon Pi
  • Greek Woman of the Year: Emily Gonzales, Panhellenic/Lambda Kappa Pi
  • Multicultural Organization of the Year: Undocu-Scholars
  • Sports Club of the Year: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Seawolf Awards

  • Most Improved Club/Organization: English Student Association
  • Outstanding Club/Organization of the Year: Biology Club

Welcome Alvin Nguyen!

September 22, 2017

It is with great excitement that I officially announce Alvin Nguyen as the Director of the Center for Transfer and Transition Programs. For the past seven months, Alvin has served as the Interim Director of Transfer and Transition Programs here at Sonoma State University. During his time as Interim Director, Alvin developed a clear vision for Transfer and Transition Programs and has already begun the planning and implementation of wraparound services for transfer students. Prior to this, Alvin coordinated Sonoma State’s Freshman Learning Communities and Sophomore Year Experience programs and brings extensive experience as a live-in Resident Director at San Jose State University, Cal Poly SLO, Suffolk University in downtown Boston, and Sonoma State University.

Alvin educational background includes a Bachelor’s in Organizational Communication Studies from Sacramento State University and Master’s in Higher Education Administration from San Jose State University.

On a personal level, Alvin’s family immigrated to San Jose, CA following the Vietnam War and he is a proud first-generation, CSU alumnus. In his free time, Alvin enjoys hiking with Fitz (his Canine Companions for Independence Breeder dog), taking long motorcycle trips to unexplored places, and cooking (more time researching than actually cooking, though).

Please join me in welcoming Alvin to the Student Affairs team!

~ Jamie Zamjahn, Sr. Director of Student Academic Services

Student Affairs Service Awards

September 20, 2017

Join us in recognizing the following staff in Student Affairs for earning a Service Award for their years of service to SSU!

5 Years
Vanessa Bascherini, Debra Crow, Mark Rico Rabionar, Al-Lisha Farris, Roberta Hodges, Lynne Lyle, Loriann Negri, Alvin Nguyen, Delia Plikuhn, Kristina Sisseck, Laura Williams, Khou Yang-Vigil

10 Years
Patricia Atkinson, Dawn Campbell, Tarik Kanaana, Conchita Macarty, Magali Telles

15 Years
Glenn Brassington, Edie Brown, Elizabeth Chelini, Sue Hardisty, Natalie Kalogiannis, Rosanna Kelley

20 Years
Sippy Levine, Lia Thompson, Eshawn Zuniga

30 Years
Antoinette Boracchia, Patricia Drier


Professional Development for Student Affairs Division

September 15, 2017

Student Affairs staff and students interested in careers in Student Affairs are invited to attend a variety of professional development events this Fall semester. Please see the Professional Development Schedule for more details and registration instructions. Learn. Engage. Connect.

Presidents Support Seawolf Commitment

Monday, August 21, 2017

Student Body President Wilson Hall and University President Judy Sakaki support the Seawolf Commitment and encourage others to do the same to make our world a better place for all. Watch the video.

The Seawolf Commitment

As a Seawolf, I will conduct myself with INTEGRITY in my dealing with students, staff and faculty;

I will strive for EXCELLENCE, in my academic work and relationships;

I will RESPECT the rights and dignity of others;

I will accept the RESPONSIBILITY to conduct myself as an ethical member of my community.

Grants for EOP Students

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Hundreds of future Sonoma State University students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds, most of whom would be the first in their families to attend college, will receive scholarships and other vital support for years to come thanks to more than $2.2 million in recent gifts to the university’s Educational Opportunity Program, or EOP.

Click here for more information: EOP Gifts Received

Academic Talent Search

Monday, May 17, 2017

In this video Casandra Olivares talks about the Academic Talent Search program and how it helps to prepare students for college.

United for Success Provides Student Academic Support

Friday, May 12, 2017

United for Success provides academic support for students who are first generation or low-income or have a disability. Check out this video for more information about what kinds of services are available and how to access them.

WACAC North Bay College Fair

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Sonoma State University is hosting the annual WACAC North Bay College fair on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 from 6pm-8pm. We will have 150+ universities reps from across the country in the Ballroom, and anticipate around 2,000 students and families from the local area to attend. It is never too early to start thinking about college, so please share with family and friends!

Black Student Success Summit

Thursday, April 27, 2017

The campus community is invited to attend this summit to discuss strategies for improving the black student experience at SSU. Our objective is to facilitate conversations between students, staff and faculty in order to build better relationships and create a positive change for the black community at SSU. Join us today, April 27, 4:00-7:00pm in the Student Center Ballroom B.

Retirement Wishes for Cyndie Morozumi

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

After 28 years of service at SSU, Cyndie Morozumi has decided to move on to new adventures in retirement. Cyndie served as the Director of the Career Center for 9 years and then as Director of Residential Life for the past 19 years. She helped create the Freshman Year Experience, Living and Learning Centers in the Res Halls, Faculty in Residence and Artists in Residence programs, and so much more. The campus community is invited to celebrate Cyndie on May 24th, 3:00-5:00pm at the GMC Prelude restaurant and wish her all the best in her retirement.

Judy K. Sakaki, Sonoma State's 7th President

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Tuesday, April 12, 2017

Please visit our News Center article for information on various events and activities that bring awareness about sexual assault and provide resources for prevention and support. News Center Article or see Sexual Assault Awareness Month for a listing of events.

Resolution Passed!

Monday, April 11, 2017

The Academic Senate unanimously passed a resolution at the April 6 meeting in support of the Seawolf Commitment which was the result of the efforts of student Bianca Zamora,employees Neil Markley, Mo Phillips and Tramaine Austin-Dillon and so many others across campus. Our thanks to everyone for their hard work to make the Seawolf Commitment a university-wide value.

Read the resolution and Seawolf Commitment.

Disability Awareness Month

Monday, April 11, 2017

The campus community is invited to attend any of these events.

  • Wednesday, 4/12, #techyeah!, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm, STEV 2044 (Get the app that reads aloud PDFs, websites and texts.)
  • Tuesday, 4/18, Inclusivity 101, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, SALZ 1051 (Come learn about disabilities, accessibility, inclusinve language and resources.)
  • Tuesday, 4/25, HELP! Information on College Fee Assistance for Current Students & Job Search Help for Graduating Seniors, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, STEV 2075