Leadership Initiative


The Leadership Initiative is a certificate program designed to develop students’ leadership and professional skills, serve as a foundation for involvement in campus life, and promote retention, academic success, and graduation. The foundation of the LI is based on the Social Change Model of Leadership Development, which encompasses three sets of values individuals build upon to become social change agents — individual values, group values, and societal/community values. In conjunction with this model, there are four possible certificates to complete in sequential order: Green, Gold, Hornet Pride, and Leadership Initiative.

Why should I join?

• To develop leadership skills
• Build transferable professional skills
• Create and be a part of social change
• Get involved with and informed about campus activities and resources
• Network with fellow students, Sac State staff/faculty, and more


Green Certificate
Register: Create an OrgSync account and join the Green Certificate Portal

Workshops: Attend Green Workshops 1, 2, & 3

Events: Attend one (1) event from EACH "Area of Growth"

Application: Complete the Green Certificate completion form via OrgSync
Gold Certificate
Prerequisite: Green Certificate

Register: Join the Gold Certificate Portal

Workshops: Attend Gold Workshops 4, 5, & 6

Events: Attend one (1) event from EACH "Area of Growth"

Application: Complete the Gold Certificate completion form via OrgSync
Hornet Pride Certificate
Prerequiste: Gold Certificate

Register: Join the Hornet Pride Certificate Portal

Workshops: Attend Hornet Pride Workshops 7 & 8

Events: Attend three (3) events in ANY "Area of Growth"

Club: Obtain membership in a recognized on-campus student organization

Video: Create a two minute video reflection

Application: Complete the Hornet Pride Certificate completion form via OrgSync
Leadership Initiative Certificate
Prerequisite: Hornet Pride Certificate

Register:Join the Leadership Initiative Certificate Portal

Core Requirement: Create and conduct one (1) approved workshop or event from any "Area of Growth"

Career Center: Meet with a Career Center Counselor for resume and interview evaluation

E-portfolio: Set up Biography, Involvement, Academics, and Employment section on OrgSync

Transcript: Set up Co-Curricular Transcript on OrgSync

Interview: Request and complete an exit interview via OrgSync with a SO&L staff member

Application: Complete the Leadership Initiative Certificate completion form via OrgSync