Syracuse University’s BOLD program is a voluntary program that empowers student organizations to take charge in their leadership growth and their organization’s success.

About BOLD

The program’s curriculum is based on participation in skill-based workshops meant to engage student organization members in active discussion and reflection of four leadership themes:

  • The leader in you: explore your strengths & discover your leadership style.

  • Your influence on others: how those strengths can be used in your organization.

  • You and your organization: develop skills and techniques needed to promote your organization’s interactions & initiatives.

  • Leading in your world: discover how to make a difference on campus and in your community.

Through completing goals within the curriculum, students will develop the skills needed to successfully run their organization and make positive changes on campus and in the community. Students will also be eligible earn certificates that will boost their resume and earn rewards that will contribute to their organization’s events, activities, and interactions.

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What are the BOLD Learning Outcomes?

Students and organization leaders will be able to:

  1. Analyze their leadership strengths, styles and areas of improvement
  2. Examine the values that shape their leadership of their organization
  3. Increase contributions and create new programming within their organization and community
  4. Apply new strategies to increase communication, collaboration and conflict resolution
  5. Critique their organizations mission and goals
  6. Create an environment that supports diversity, equity and inclusion as well as diverse thoughts, opinions and experiences of those around them
  7. Integrate SU policies, procedures and resources into programs
  8. Evaluate how they can lead their organization to create positive change within the community

BOLD Workshop Dates for the Fall 2021 Semester

RSO’s are required to attend 5 workshops in total to complete their registration process – 4 mandatory and 1 workshop of choice. At least one E-board Member, preferably the President, must attend the workshops. Required ones are noted below.

Mandatory workshops:

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion 

Enacting Equity-Mindedness Workshop 10/13 @ 10am -11:30am 

Registration REQUIRED – Here


Micro(aggressions) Feel a Little Macro 10/27 @ 3pm-4:30pm

Registration REQUIRED – Here


Rights & Responsibilities 

Rights and Responsibilities 10/14 @ 5pm

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Rights and Responsibilities – 11/1 @ 5pm

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Event Planning and Promotion- 11/4 @ 5pm 

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Accessibility & Inclusion – 11/17 @ 2pm @ 5pm 

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Workshops of Your Choice:

Promotion and Branding – 10/27 @ 6:30pm

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Conflict Management and Emotional Intelligence 10/28 @ 5pm             

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Recruitment & Retention – 11/9 @ 5pm

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Meet the BOLD Interns!


Anna is a sophomore majoring in Psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences, and minoring in Public Health in the Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics. This is her first year as a BOLD intern working as a program developer. In addition, she is an intern for Hillel and is involved in the Dean’s Team, OttoTHON, and the Psychology Club. Anna is super excited to work with the program and help support all of the wonderful RSO’s!

BOLD Intern Tara


Tara is a sophomore majoring in Public Relations at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, and minoring in Marketing at the Whitman School of Management. This semester, Tara is the BOLD management intern; in addition, she works for JERK magazine, Hill Communications, and FADS (Fashion and Design Students). Tara loves being involved with RSOs. She is very passionate in helping others build and grow their own orgs!