SG Toolbox

Don't Start Over from Scratch!

There's no need to reinvent the wheel! ASGA has developed step-by-step guides to help you improve everything in your SG, from how to make students care about your SG to surveying your students to how to improve your SG web site.

Through ASGA's two assessment tests, determine how good your SG is and where you have room for improvement. Take the SG Effectiveness Test and the Administrator Test and get a "grade" for your SG.

If your SG is starting over or needs to reboot, see Recharge My SG.

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Assessment Tools

  • Grade Your SG

    Effectiveness TestFind out how your SG stacks up against the best. What is your SG’s grade—an A, B, C, or worse? Discover your strengths/weaknesses.

  • Grade Your Administrators

    Administrator TestAre your admins friendly and supportive to your SG? How to quickly improve relations with administrators, faculty, and staff.

  • Grade Your SG Web Site

    Grade Your SG Web SiteASGA’s team thoroughly reviews and grades every Student Government web site in the nation.

 NEW!  25 Worst Mistakes

  • Avoid These At All Costs!

    25 MistakesMistakes cost you wasted time, money and lots of frustration. Avoid these miscues by knowing what to look out for.

Recharge My SG

  • Start Over or Reform

    Start OverPerfect if you're reforming your SG, creating a new SG, or just need help getting your organization back on track.

 NEW!  How to Really Suck

  • Want to Be the Worst SG?

    25 MistakesFollow these 12 tips and you’ll become one of the worst Student Governments in the nation. You’ll rank high on the ASGA Suck-O-Meter.

Great SG Documents

  • Templates & More

    Compare your documents to SGs at similar schools, see templates, examples of great documents, and get private consulting & support.

ASGA Minute Podcast

  • SG news & analysis

    ASGA MinuteJoin Butch Oxendine for ASGA's regular 3-minute podcast from the world of college student governments.

Free Webinars

  • Get Training Without Traveling

    ASGA WebinarsASGA offers free one-hour Webinars to ASGA members. Sign up for the upcoming ASGA Webinars, or stream previous Webinars at your convenience.

SG Articles

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Step-by-Step Guides

  • How to Make Students Care

    Make Students CareNo more excuses about students being apathetic! This guide will teach you how to make your SG relevant.

  • SG Salary Survey

    Should SG leaders get paid? If so, how much? What are the norms nationwide?

  • SG Finance

    SG leaders need to be able to manage money as well as pass legislation and lobby on issues.Become a "good steward" of those funds entrusted to your SG.

  • Better SG Meetings

    Better SG MeetingsDon't settle for poor meetings anymore! Enhance your SG meetings, make them shorter and most efficient and effective. Get your meeting critiqued.

  • How to Get What You Want

    This 6-step guide will help your Student Government get what it wants.

  • Power Check Up

    How powerful Is your SG? Where does the power come from? Can it be taken away? How do you get more power?

  • Publicity & Marketing

    Publicity and MarketingDevelop a marketing plan that will make students notice, pay attention, develop a "brand", and ultimately care about your SG.

  • SG Discount Cards

    How to create an SG Discount Card to help your fellow students save money and get more respect for your SG.

  • Surveying Students

    SG Salary SurveyFind out what students really want from your SG. Learn how to connect with your constituents.

  • Training & Transitioning

    SGs need training! ASGA offers everything from retreat templates, workshops, and facilitation services to training manuals and transitioning guides.