American Student Government Association Conference in Philadelphia!
Here is a quick video of some ASGA friends we made from Alabama at Independence Hall in the historical city of Philly!
Hey all! It's been a while since I've been on my blog! I'll probably be posting more often now since I have to fill you in on everything that has been going on! :) As you may or may not recall, I am the Vice President of Student Affairs of the Student Government Association and two weeks ago, I had the great opportunity to attend the American Student Government Association (ASGA) Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with the President of Simmons SGA, Samantha Schenk! It was such a great and eye opening experience for me. There were over 15 different colleges from all over the country who came, and I made some great friends there that I know I will keep in touch with; especially to connect about student government!
Going into the conference, I didn't know what to expect. All I knew was that I was excited to learn how to improve our student government, and I was interested as to how other colleges and institutions ran their SGAs. To my surprise, many of the colleges had a completely different student government system compared to ours! Some SGAs were made up of 15 people while others included 130 members! During the workshops, I learned how to get the SGA more known on campus, and I received many tips to improve voting outcome and encouragement of contested elections.
A presenter talked about branding SGA on campus. One of his (more radical) ideas was to create a charity/community service event where the SGA Executive-Board would wear business attire to the event, strip down to the underwear, SPRINT back to their dorm and wear SGA under wears that say "SGA...We've got you covered"! This blew everyone's mind.
Philadelphia was a blast! Wish you could've been there!