In 2017 Sacramento State became known for hosting the largest collegiate walk in the United States in support of suicide prevention and awareness for their participation in the Out of the Darkness Walk. Just last week we surpassed even last year’s achievement with 1,519 registered walkers and over $16,952 (and counting) raised towards mental health... Continue Reading →


What better way to celebrate the close of Women’s History Month than by showcasing an outstanding, women’s organization! The American Association of University Women was re-established at Sacramento State in 2014 with the goal of creating a supportive campus community dedicated to empowering, connecting, and educating members on issues affecting women within higher education and... Continue Reading →

Email Etiquette As a 21st century leader, one of the greatest tools at our disposal is our ability to communicate with one another. Gone are the days when important messages were sent by carrier pigeon, pony express, or snail mail. In the age of apps and social media, thoughts and ideas can easily be exchanged... Continue Reading →

The SO&L Values Award is a way we recognize and reward the leadership journeys our students experience as part of a recognized student organization at Sac State. Winners receive a $100 food voucher for their organization. This month’s winner is Korean Student Association whose experience planning for the spring semester with cabinet meetings showcased “Teamwork.”... Continue Reading →

Welcome back, Hornets! For many people, the beginning of the year is also the start of a newly acquired leadership role. This might be a leadership position in a student organization or a new job. In both instances, you might be feeling a bit nervous. Am I the right person for this role? What does... Continue Reading →

"Your success is impacted by whether or not you devote time and energy to your own needs." -Melissa McCreery As a leader, it is difficult to take care of others if you do not take care of yourself. In order to successfully lead in any organization, you must be able to cope with your own personal... Continue Reading →

As many of us just rejoiced in a short week and some give thanks, take a moment and remember that the end of the semester is upon us. This would be a great time to reflect on how you did this semester and plan for the spring. The Student Organization and Leadership Office has collected... Continue Reading →

I want to try something out with you as you're reading this. Take a moment and sit back in your seat, get comfortable. Now, I'd ask you to close your eyes, but then you wouldn't be able to read the rest of this. Now that you're comfortable, I want you to think over your life... Continue Reading →

~ Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle – Ian Maclaren I find myself aspiring to develop a greater and more consistent sense of empathy as time goes by. Despite my best intentions, as life becomes busier and more demanding, the energy and effort that true empathy requires seems to become... Continue Reading →

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