Director's Welcome

Welcome to the GOLD Website at SUNY Geneseo. Although GOLD is a leadership development program designed primarily for students at the College, everyone in the college community or Livingston County area is welcome to participate in any of our programs. Leadership workshops are offered weekly throughout the academic year on most afternoons in short one-hour time blocks. All programs are free except for an occasional special event or program that might require reservations or tickets.

If you would like to participate in the GOLD Program, you are welcome to register and attend any of the 400 workshops offered during the current academic year. There are no prerequisites and you do not need to be an officer or current leader in an organization to participate. Everyone has the capacity to learn and practice leadership and the GOLD Program is designed to get you started and take you as far as you would like to go on a leadership journey. Join us and learn from our seventy volunteer instructors as well as from hundreds of other students in the program.

If you like what you see on this website and would like to participate in the GOLD Program, just click on create an account at the top of the page. Select either current student or community resident and complete the registration form. You will use your on-line GOLD account to register for workshops and if you decide to pursue one or more of our nine leadership certificates, your progress records will be in the account.

If you have questions or would like more information, please feel free to stop by the GOLD Leadership Center in the College Union Room 114, call 585-245-5884 or email Our volunteer GOLD Leader Mentors are available weekdays from noon until 8:00 PM and Fridays until 5:00 PM. Please also feel free to stop by and see me in MacVittie 353 at anytime during normal office hours. You may also call me at 585-245-5857 or email

Again, welcome to GOLD.

Tom Matthews
Associate Dean of Leadership and Service

"To achieve greatness, start where you are, use what you have and do what you can." Arthur Ashe


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