The Order of Sparta was founded by former San Jose State athletes for former men and women Spartan athletes and coaches. Our primary purpose was to re-establish and maintain the San Jose State Sports Hall of Fame. The 2014 Hall of Fame had a tremendous class that included the 1987, '89 and '92 NCAA National Champion Women's Golf teams, MLS soccer star CJ Brown, major golf champion Mark Weibe and our only current Major League Baseball player, Kevin Frandsen. All of these inductees are prominently displayed in our Hall of Fame, which is currently housed in the Koret Athletic Training Center, adjacent to Spartan Stadium on South Campus.
The Order of Sparta has inducted over 100 outstanding former student-athletes and coaches into our Hall of Fame over the past 15 years. However, we know there are many more yet to be recognized. Not to mention all the current student-athletes, future Hall of Fame Spartans, making and breaking records every day. Our primary goal to host the Hall of Fame induction ceremony will remain our focus, now and continuing into the future.
We know that to be a successful organization our membership must continue to grow. There are thousands of former SJSU athletes who have yet to connect with the Order. This has become a driving force in our plans for the next two years. New members are vital to continue to honor the great history of San Jose State Athletics. Please consider supporting the Order of Sparta by completing the enclosed membership form. The membership proceeds will be allocated for the 2016 Hall of Fame.
Thanks to all the charter members who have supported our efforts over the years. Thanks to our entire membership base who have remained a part of the University through their membership in the Order. Special thanks to all the past Presidents and Board of Directors of the Order who have provided us with the much needed leadership and direction to get us through the early years.
SJSU '77, HOF '06
Why Join the Order of Sparta
Since the first team took the field in 1890 (baseball), thousands of individuals have proudly represented San Jose State University as student-athletes and coaches. The Order of Sparta is the official organization for former SJSU student-athletes and coaches. Membership is open to anyone who has coached or been a member of any team, past or present, sponsored by the SJSU athletic department. Graduation from SJSU is not a requirement.
As a former student-athlete or coach you know the commitment and character it takes to be a Spartan. Your support of the Order will help continue the tradition of excellence and enable opportunities for former student-athletes like yourself to stay connected with your alma mater while providing positive example for current and future Spartans to emulate. Membership Levels and Benefits
The annual Order of Sparta membership fee is $75. Additional contributions are welcomed to help offset the rising costs of postage, printing, and hosting of events. All former SJSU student-athletes are awarded a one-year complimentary membership for the membership year immediately following their completion of eligibility and a $30 membership for the second year following their completion of eligibility.
Order of Sparta members receives the following benefits of membership:
- An annual membership directory - online or hard copy (whichever you prefer).
- The opportunity to nominate candidates for the SJSU Sports Hall of Fame.
- Discounted admission to the Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony and other OOS events.
- Free admission to OOS Nights at athletic events (one game per sport per year).
- The satisfaction of enhancing and promoting the continued growth and success of Spartan Athletics.