The Metas Center will offer services virtually from March 17 - Dec 17, 2020.

During this challenging time, our hearts are with all of you. We will continue to offer services online, where possible. Please be safe and stay healthy. 

During this time, email us at

You can also text us at (408) 753-5319


Monday - Thursday    8:00 am - 6:00 pm 

Friday                        8:00 am - 3:00 pm

RETURNING TEXTBOOKS & Calculators We hope the textbooks and calculators were useful to you! Please follow these steps to return items. Thank you!  

Step 1: Legibly write your Student ID Number, First & Last Name on a piece of paper. Place the paper inside the first page of the textbook. Use a sticky note or tape the paper on calculators.

Step 2: Place item in the trunk off your car and drive to SJCC during the following times: 

Wed., May 27 - Fri., May 29th 

 9:00am - 3:00pm

Location: SJCC Parking Lot H

Drive up on Laswell Avenue to Parking Lot H, there will be signs to direct you. Wait for a SJCC staff to greet you. Open your trunk. We will retrieve your equipment and close your trunk and send you on your way.

Students may keep items through the summer if needed. We will have another return period in late July. We will not place holds on students' records.


SJCC is currently developing a process to be able to continue to lend out items in the future. We want to ensure the safety of our students and staff while continuing to serve our students in new ways. Please check our website for updates or emails us at if you have questions. 


METAS counselors, Sabrina and Yesenia, will continue to offer counseling via Zoom (live video chat) or phone call. 

Join your existing counseling appointment:

Check your email the day before your appointment. You will receive instructions on how to join your counseling appointment.

Make a counseling appointment: 

Step 1: Email OR text (408) 753-5319. In the email/text, include your Student ID number, your name, and if you would prefer to have a Zoom or a phone counseling appointment. 

Step 2: A day before your appointment, the counselors will send you an email or a text with instructions on how to start your counseling appointment. 


The mission of METAS is to serve and empower first-generation, immigrant, students of color, and students from marginalized communities through an education that is rigorous, supportive, and just. We, the METAS staff, believe that each one of our students are agents of social change who, with the right support, will thrive as leaders, academics, research scholars and global citizens.

To achieve our mission, METAS coordinates innovative instructional and support services available to all student on campus. This is made possible through collaboration with programs and departments across the SJCC campus and across institutions of higher education and public high schools. Together, we aim to increase retention, successful course completion, and persistence towards completion of a certificate, associate degrees, or university transfer requirements while disrupting the barriers that attempt to diminish our students’ educational and career aspiration.

We encourage you to visit the METAS Center in the Multi-Disciplinary Building. Here, students have a welcoming and friendly learning environment. Our services include:

The SJCC METAS Program was established through a U.S. Department of Education Title V grant and is open to all San Jose City College students. The Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) Program (referred to as Title V: HSI) assists eligible Hispanic-serving institutions of higher education to expand their capacity to serve Hispanic and low-income students.


The application for Fall 2020 is now open!


For questions or comments, please review the FAQs and then contact the Program Coordinator.

Metas Program of San Jose City College


Metas Cen​ter
​Multi-Disciplinary Building
Room M-104​
Email us:

​Virtual Hours
 March 10 - Dec 17 
8:00AM to 6:00PM
8:00AM to 3:00PM

Contact Our Team


Angela Gullerud

Program Coordinator, Metas  

 Dr. Elizabeth Gonzalez

Director (Interim), Metas Center & HSI  

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