Our Mission and Goals

Many departments and programs within Academic Affairs and Administration and Finance are supported by student leaders who share a commitment to student retention and graduation. Because SSU understands the value of peer interaction, we are committed to providing the best training for our peer leaders. From orientation and residential life programs, to Summer Bridge and freshman transition courses, we all strive to improve student success in college.

In an effort to create a common foundation for all Peer Leaders, we require completion of University 238, Foundations of Leadership, before employment in one of the ten positions that are categorized under the Seawolf Leadership Initiative.

How do I gain leadership experience?

There are a variety of ways to gain leadership experience at Sonoma State University. From coursework and experiential opportunities to community service and peer helping positions, students can choose from a variety of options. Coursework, in the form of UNIV 238, lays the foundation of leadership development. Practical experience provides the framework by which leadership theory is put to use. By linking theory and practice, growth and maturity are fostered, thereby preparing students to enter the professional world well-equipped with strong values and honed skills.

Seawolf Leadership Initiatives Mission Statement

SSU's Seawolf Leadership Initiatives

  • Promote self-exploration, challenge, and growth.
  • Encourage social responsibility and actively engaged citizenship.
  • Promote and provide opportunity to think critically.
  • Value the impact of diversity on one's own experience and on the world at large.