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Struggling Student Governments

If your Student Government is struggling, you're not alone. The vast majority of SGs nationwide fight to be relevant to their fellow students and respected by administrators.

You can't become one of the few "super SGs" overnight, but through ASGA's resources, research, training conferences, and consulting, you can take steps right now to improve your organization.

ASGA often has the greatest and most immediate impacts on "struggling" SGs that are receptive to our recommendations and ready to make long-term changes. ASGA can help you:

1. Determine Your Purpose. Figure out what role your SG should be taking on campus. If you're just an "activities board" that produces campus events and parties, ASGA can help you evolve into an organization that represents students and champions their issues, one of SG's most important responsibilities.

2. Improve Voter Turnout. ASGA can help you improve your election turnout dramatically. If you don't yet have elections, we can provide you with the knowledge and resources to run them efficiently.

3. Firm Up Infrastructure. ASGA can help you improve your "infrastructure" (meaning your constitution and bylaws and other documentation critical to the long-term stability of your group). The SG Database provides examples of hundreds of SG constitutions, bylaws, election codes, officer job descriptions, and other SG documents.

4. Analyze Strengths & Weaknesses. Once you determine your organization's strengths and weaknesses, you can focus your limited manpower and resources on improving in your weakest areas.     
  5. Set Realistic Goals. We'll examine your organization and then help you set an agenda that's realistic and attainable for the coming year.

6. Survey Your Student Body
Through scientific surveying, ASGA can help you determine what your students want and need from their SG.

7. Develop a Marketing Campaign. With our help, you can create a marketing and promotions campaign that will finally make students aware that they have an SG!

8. Recruit New Members. ASGA can help you develop a strategic plan to recruit new members, retain the ones you have, and make sure you have contested races in your elections.

9. Improve Administrator Relations. We'll provide tips and advice to enhance relations with your college administrators, faculty, and staff.

10. Increase SG Funding. Through precedence and tested techniques, you'll receive more funding for your SG, get better control of the funds you do have, and eventually gain funding authority over other campus organizations.

American Student Government Association  

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.

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