Soka provides opportunities for students to understand their values, develop their strengths, and enhance their leadership capacity. Through this process, students find their passion and develop life skills that they can use to be leaders within the university, in our communities, and beyond.

Programs and Speaker Series

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Emerging Leaders Program

A series of workshops on essential competencies of leadership help current and aspiring leaders to develop new insight and skills in leadership. 

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SOKA Talks

A speakers’ event featuring talks by our fourth-year students discussing their initiatives/capstones as a way to engage the campus community with relevant issues and topics.

Image of speaker Roxy Cohen.

Leadership Speaker Series

Every spring semester, the Awakening to Leadership Series brings notable speakers, advocates, artists, and other inspiring individuals to campus. These talks are designed to cultivate discussion on relevant topics while bringing new insight and understanding to the many paths of leadership.

Student Leader Spotlight

Each month during the academic year we feature a Q&A with a student leader. View previous leadership spotlights.

Daniela Soto

Leadership is the ability to set direction and motivate a group to reach their goals. A great leader respects, trusts, and listens to everyone around them.

Daniela Soto (she / her )
Class of 2021 | Latines Unides Co-President | Senior Class Senate Treasurer | Student Orientation Leader

Leadership Opportunities

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    Student Government

    The Student Leaders Assembly (SLA) is the representative body that supports and coordinates activities and opportunities to improve the student body’s experience. SLA is comprised of the Executive Council, Class Senate, and Club Senate. Each member is elected by the student body at the end of the academic year.

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    Student Orientation Leader

    Student Orientation Leaders (SOLs) are student staff members who assist first-year students with the transition into college life. Through interaction and activities, their goal is to help new students feel that they matter, they belong, and they can succeed at Soka.

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    Resident Assistant

    Resident Assistants are students who serve as paraprofessional Residential Life staff members during the academic year, contributing to Residential Life’s mission: To support residents in cultivating a meaningful living-learning community and providing a purposeful experiential program fostering student leadership.

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    Student Sustainability Educator

    The Student Sustainability Educator’s role is to foster a culture of care between people and the Earth through the promotion of sustainable living strategies and connecting Soka students to programs focused on issues of sustainability. They are also members of the Campus Sustainability Committee, representing students on university-wide initiatives.

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    Student-Athlete Advisory Committee

    The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee consists of student-athlete leaders who are a voice for student-athletes, advocating for student-athlete well-being, academic excellence, personal development, and community involvement.

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    Student Clubs and Organizations

    Get involved in one of the many clubs and organizations on campus! Or start your own!