What We Do

Mission: Student Organizations & Leadership (SO&L) advocates for students and contributes to learning, development, and retention by providing opportunities for involvement, leadership, and empowerment through a wide variety of organizations and programs. These experiences nurture campus pride and student success to advance an inclusive and equitable community.

We know that not all learning on a university campus takes place in the classroom. Staff in Student Organizations & Leadership (SO&L) are committed to encouraging and helping students become involved in campus life through a variety of leadership programs and more than 300 clubs and organizations.

Through any combination of these activities, students can learn democratic group procedures, expand tolerance and respect for fellow human beings, develop and maintain concern for vital issues, gain an appreciation of the aesthetic and cultural aspects of life, and participate in wholesome recreational activity. Getting involved on campus is a great way to meet people, make lifelong friends and contacts, enrich the total educational experience and make a large University seem more personal. Finally, emerging research shows that students who get engaged in University life outside of the classroom do better inside the classroom - and are more likely to persist to graduation.

Student Organizations & Leadership provides a variety of services to clubs and organizations including:

  • general advisement
  • leadership development programs
  • access to University resources

SO&L staff also assists organizations in establishing links with the Sacramento community for volunteer service programs. SO&L is located on the second floor of the University Union, and staff there are eager to answer questions and provide information on the many opportunities open to all students.