Don’t Start Over from Scratch!
There’s no need to reinvent the wheel! Use these ASGA resources to improve voter turnout, get more publicity for your SG, recruit more members, get students to care about your SG, learn your current strengths/weaknesses, and more.
Take these two ASGA tests to determine how good your SG is and where you have room for improvement.
Before you start boasting, even the finest SGs have lots of room for improvement.
You must be an ASGA Member, and be logged in, to access the SG Test and its related information.
Recharge My SG
Perfect if you are reforming your SG, forming a new SG, or just need help getting your organization back on track.
Is your SG struggling? Are you having trouble recruiting members? Are you unsure of what your role is on campus? If so, you’re not alone.
Many Student Governments, no matter the size or type of institution, are either dormant or are struggling badly, marred by low attendance in boring meetings, poor participation in elections by voters and candidates, and a lack of real purpose beyond throwing parties, impeaching each other, and spending student fee money.
Most students don’t care about their Student Government. Many don’t even know they have a Student Government on campus.
It’s time to reboot and start fresh with a new plan to make your SG more effective and successful.
Great SG Documents
Compare your documents to SGs at similar institutions, see templates for constitution, bylaws, and election codes, and get examples of great documents.
Great SG Documents lets you search for any type of Student Government document you need.
ASGA has developed step-by-step guides to help you improve your Student Government on everything from how to make students care about your SG to surveying your students to how to improve your SG Web site.
This guide will teach you how to make your SG relevant.
Most students don’t care about their Student Governments, and many don’t even know that SG exists. It’s time, once and for all, for you to develop services and programs that will make you well-known by nearly every student on campus.
It’s one thing to have an idea. It’s a whole other matter to turn that idea into action and into change that improves the campus environment for your students.
ASGA offers many resources to help you reform and enhance your SG meetings, including workshops, Webinars, templates, how-to videos, and meeting critiques.
It’s no different with Student Government. Your SG should be training members throughout the year. This section offers many training resources including retreat templates, workshops, and facilitation services, training manuals, and transitioning guides.
You must develop a marketing plan that will make students notice and care about your SG.
This ASGA resource will help you be a good steward of those funds entrusted to you.
What are typical student activity fees? Are there best practices for what to fund and what not to fund?
So a top goal must be to increase your voter turnout. This resources will teach you how to get more candidates to run, when to hold elections, how to market the elections, and how to avoid election snafus.
Until you survey your students, you won’t really know what they need or want your SG to work on. This resource will teach you how to survey effectively.
What percentage of SG officers are compensated nationwide? What is typical compensation? Does compensation get more students to serve? Find out the answers to all of these questions and see how your SG ranks nationwide.
When you help them save money, your students will pay attention to your SG and appreciate you more. An SG Discount Card is the most common “signature program” produced by SGs nationwide.
Is yours useful? Is there any reason for anyone, including your own members, to visit your Web site?
Here’s what every SG Web site should include.
What power does your SG have? Where does it come from? Can it be taken away? Learn how to use it effectively.
These one-hour Webinars are free to ASGA members and usually are led by members of ASGA’s great speaker team.
Previous ASGA Webinars
If you’ve missed any of ASGA’s previous Webinars, you can view the following in their entirety.
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Each year ASGA recruits 20 super-excited SG leaders nationwide to serve on the ASGA Advisory Council.
ASGA needs 20 Advisory Council members right away! Apply today.
What is the Advisory Council?
It’s a panel of ASGA supporters that gives helpful opinions, feedback, and advice so we can make ASGA better.
We frequently ask for Council members’ opinions on ways ASGA can improve. Council members suggest new features or services we can add for fellow members, clue us in on trends, and advise us on where to focus on SG research projects.
Council members can write articles for our Web site and official publications. They help with research and spur discussion and debate on the ASGA Social Networks.
Advisory Council Members Get:
- One free registration to ASGA’s National Student Government Summit in Washington, DC
- Private Advisory Council roundtable at ASGA’s National Student Government Summit
- Lunch at the National Summit with ASGA Executive Director and speakers
- Monthly conference calls to share new ideas and suggestions
- Free ASGA lapel pin
Ask the Experts
That’s why we’ve recruited a panel of more than two dozen Student Government experts. Made up of veteran advisors, former super SG leaders, and top administrators, these experts are some of the nation’s premier authorities in their areas of SG expertise.
These panelists are committed to personally answering your questions.
Usually, our panelists reply within 24 to 48 hours. You’ll receive a personal reply by e-mail if your question is so specific that it won’t be useful to the other ASGA members.
- Ask a Question — Fill out the form in this section. Your question then will be forwarded to the expert we think is best-equipped to answer.
- See the Answers
- Meet the Experts
For more information, call toll-free 1-877 ASK ASGA (1-877-275-2742) or write email@example.com.