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Division of Student Affairs

Student Organizations & Leadership - SO&L

The SO&L Team

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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.

Our Commitment: 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.

Staff

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Tom Carroll, Director

Tom advises....

- Health and Human Services Academic and Honorary Organizations
- Natural Sciences and Mathematics Academic and Honorary Organizations

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Nicki Croly, Associate Director

Nicki advises....

- Arts and Letters Academic and Honorary Organizations
- Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies Academic and Honorary Organizations

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Christina Armstrong-Smith, Leadership Programs Coordinator

Christina advises....

- Business Administration Academic and Honorary Organizations
- Education Academic and Honorary Organizations
- Engineering and Computer Science Academic and Honorary Organizations
- Honorary Organizations not affiliated with a College

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Josh Mandel-Sonner, Sport Clubs Advisor

Josh advises....

- Sport Organizations
- Recreational Organizations

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Megan Piermarini, Greek Life Advisor

Megan advises....

- Social Fraternal Councils and Organizations

Jose

Jose Napoles, Leadership Program Advisor

Jose advises...

- Political Organizations
- Religious Organizations
- Service Organizations
- Special Interest Organizations
- University Sponsored Clubs Not College Connected

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Rikka Venturanza, Leadership Program Advisor

Rikka advises....

- Cultural Organizations

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Gwen Anderson, Administrative Analyst

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Aleia Luster, Administrative Support Coordinator

Student Assistants

Demond

Demond- Front Desk

Elizabeth

Elizabeth- Front Desk

Justice

Justice- Front Desk

Susie

Susie- Front Desk

Kipcia

Kipcia- Greek Life

Huoa

Houa- Leadership Initiative

Fo'ou

Fo'ou- Leadership Initiative

Jenae

Jenae- Leadership Initiative

Alejandra

Alejandra- Sport Clubs Program

David

David- Sport Clubs Program

Jackie

Jackie- Sport Clubs Program

Thu

Thu- Sport Clubs Program

Get Connected

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.

University Union, 2nd Floor
(916) 278-6595
getinvolved@csus.edu

Office Hours: Fall and Spring Semesters
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Drop-In Advising Hours: Fall and Spring Semesters
Monday – Friday, 3 – 4 p.m.

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