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The Aztec Experience

The Aztec Experience

Meaningful Connections

Aztecs build connections that last a lifetime. Meaningful connections developed with peers, faculty, staff and others across campus, or across the globe, keep students persisting toward a degree, help them learn about who they are as individuals, and build true connections with others at SDSU and beyond.

David Nava: A Better Version of Myself

As a student leader in organizations such as Aztecs for Awareness, FratMANers and fraternity Phi Gamma Delta, senior David Nava credits his Aztec Experience and his connection with the university’s Health Promotion Department for helping him discover what's important to him as an individual.

Jack Bear: Anything is Possible

International exchange student Jack Bear shares his thoughts on what the Aztec Experience is all about. Jack, originally from Melbourne, Australia, is a film and television major and made connections across campus during his semester abroad at SDSU.

Sonia Holzman: Exploring the Possibilities of Connections

Estefania Casteneda: Bridging Connections Across Borders

Estefania Castaneda is now a Fulbright Scholar in Madrid, Spain. Noting that attending SDSU changed her life, she connected to the university through her study abroad experience in Japan, and later through working in the SDSU Study Abroad office. She is passionate about helping others connect across borders, despite language barriers.

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SDSU students dedicated 47,500 hours to community service during the 2014-15 academic year, making a profound impact locally and globally.



More than 100 Aztecs act as Resident Advisors and Community Assistants in Student Housing, who are role models on campus and helping lead students along their Aztec Experience.



Approximately 700 high-achieving Aztecs are enrolled in the SDSU Weber Honors College, pushing their talents to the limit and striving for academic excellence. 


Top 5

Our students are sharing their cultural experiences and knowledge with communities abroad, elevating SDSU into the Top 5 Hispanic-serving institutions for volunteers.