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Student Government Association: A Brief History Student Government Association (SGA) is a group of elected students in a university. The name of the group may be different from one university to another. For example, at The University of Michigan the name is Student Assembly, whereas at The University of Colorado Boulder the name is Student Government. Despite the fact that these organization have different names, both of them are working in the same mechanism. The history of SGA goes back to 1909, when the first SGA was established at The Ohio State University (“Wikipedia”). Issue: Student Leader - Web-Only Category: Case Studies Author: Fadi Almazyad
Results. There were statistically significant differences between student government leaders and advisers in universities in the perceptions about the educational value of student government. There were also statistically significant differences in the perceptions of the role of the student government adviser between community college and university students and between community college and university advisers.
Recommendations for Further Research. (1) A similar study of private versus public colleges and universities examining roles and responsibilities of student government leaders, and student government funding. (2) This study should be replicated on a national level to ascertain if there are geographical differences in the perceptions of student government leaders and their faculty advisers.
The primary research question to be answered in this study was: How has the student government at Florida State University developed as a student organization over the time period, 1946 – 1976? Sub-questions addressed in the course of the study included:
How and in what ways did external changes in society between 1946 – 1976 affect the student government as an organization and its members?
How and in what ways did internal changes at Florida State University affect the student government as an organization and its members?
Is there a discernable student sub-culture within student government at FSU?
If so, what are some of the roles, behaviors, rites, rituals, and ceremonies that mark this subculture and how did they develop historically? Issue: Student Leader - Web-Only Category: Case Studies Author: Allison Hawkins Crume
Impact of Student Government Involvement at one Public Historically Black University The purpose of this study was to investigate student participation in collegiate student governance, the impact of that involvement and its influence on career choice for African-American participants, and to enlighten educators about role and value of collegiate student government participation. Issue: Student Leader - Web-Only Category: Case Studies Author: Morolake Laosebikan-Buggs
The American Student Government Association will provide all Student Government leaders and advisors nationwide with networking, research, and information resources and will teach them how to become more effective, ethical, and influential leaders on their campuses. ASGA also will promote the advancement of SGs, conduct research as the nation’s only “SG Think Tank,” and advocate the importance of having a vibrant, autonomous Student Government organization at every institution in America.