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- Coalition for Student & Academic Rights (CO-STAR)
Summary: The Coalition for Student & Academic Rights is a non-profit network of lawyers who help college students and professors with their legal problems. While we offer a number of services--legal counseling, mediation, on-campus educational programs--our primary goal is to educate the academic community about the law and their rights. To enable them to help themselves. By doing this, we create a more engaged and active citizenry. Our services are available to all members of higher education communities, including:
* individual students;
* student groups and organizations;
* individual professors;
* professional teaching organizations;
* student publications and their editorial staffs;
* fraternities and sororities;
* sports clubs and teams; and
* any other members of an academic communityAs a group, college students are eager, enthusiastic and prone to trouble. Their activities run the gamut from social activism to the socially unacceptable. And whether they’re funneling beer or trying to free Mumia, they need to know their rights.
Today, the law invades almost every aspect of campus life. Just logging on to the school’s computer system, for example, opens a student to a myriad of legal issues: Can the school monitor the web sites students visit? What about pages viewed while at the university library? Or on a privately owned computer in the dorms?
But, practical legal advice is hard to come by for the nation’s 15 million college students. For the most part, they don’t have ready access to lawyers and don’t personally have the skills to defend their rights: CO-STAR was founded to fill this need.
The only organization of its kind, CO-STAR provides advice and advocacy to students and student groups about their academic and constitutional rights on campus. Each year, CO-STAR receives more than 10,000 requests for help. With the aid of a national network of volunteer attorneys, students are given cogent and understandable facts about the law as it affects them. They are given the tools they need to confront and solve their problems. CO-STAR never simply steps in and solves their problems for them, rather students are guided and encouraged to reach their own resolutions.
This is because one of CO-STAR’s primary goals is to politically empower today’s students—to initiate them into civic life. Showing college students that they can understand the law and use it to solve their own problems is an important step in the democratic learning process. A student who successfully asserts his or her constitutional rights in a campus judicial proceeding today may use those same rights later in life to better society.
If you would like more information about CO-STAR or its programs please visit www.co-star.org. CO-STAR is a non-partisan, non-profit organization.
Address: P.O. Box 491, Solebury, PA 18963-0491
Category: Issues and Advocacy
- GEICO Insurance
Summary: ASGA endorses GEICO as the insurance company that can best-serve Student Government leaders and advisors effectively and inexpensively. GEICO provides auto insurance to all types of drivers, including college students. With GEICO, policyholders receive complete 24-hour policy and claim service and competitive rates. Special discounts are offered in many states for cars with air bags, anti-lock brakes, anti-theft devices, multi-car policies, and more. If you’re a member of the military, a federal employee, or belong to certain alumni or professional associations, we offer additional discounts.
Category: Student Services/SG Programs and Events
- The SG Consulting Group
Summary: ASGA Members receive a 25-percent discount on The SG Consulting Group's fees.
The SG Consulting Group is an advisory, analysis, and training firm comprised of the nation's top specialists in the area of student governance on college campuses nationwide.
The SG Consulting Group was founded by several of the senior administrators of the American Student Government Association, the national organization serving SG leaders and advisors.
One of the most important and useful resources ASGA members enjoy is personal and private consulting to help them improve and enhance their Student Governments. The SG Consulting Group is focused on analyzing the strengths and weaknesses of our SG clients, then providing guidance and constructive suggestions about how to make lasting positive improvements and changes.> Many college and university administrators seek the counsel of outside consultants and analysts to help them grow in their expertise. Student Governments deserve to have the same educational and professional support that The SG Consulting Group provides. We are totally and exclusively focused on Student Governments.
The SG Consulting Group is committed to creating more effective and influential Student Governments nationwide.
You are cordially invited to bring The SG Consulting Group to your campus to help you improve and enhance your Student Government. Our firm offers significant experience and knowledge and most assuredly can help your organization and institution.
Please contact The SG Consulting Group by phone or e-mail to schedule your personalized consultant visit.
The SG Consulting Group
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 14081, Gainesville, FL 32604-2081
Category: Consulting, Student Government
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