NACA® Student Government East - Student Government Institute - East

July 9-12, 2020

Xavier University (OH)

Audience: Students and Advisors


The NACA® Student Government Institute - East assists student governments in the development of strong, effective, student-driven leadership on campus. The institute is designed to help define the role of the student governments as liaisons for students and organizations.  It is also an interactive program designed to focus both on personal leadership development and strengthening one’s organization on campus. In addition to educational sessions and roundtables, delegates will have the opportunity to work closely with each other and learn from shared resources. Additionally, there will be an advisor’s track that will serve as resource for networking, idea sharing and more.


As a result of attending the Student Government Institute - East, students will be able to: 

  • Employ effective strategies to lead, manage change, and create unity within your organization. 
  • Identify best practices for organizational operations, including recruitment, retention, elections, and leadership transitions. 
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the role and authority of student government in community, state, regional, and national events and initiatives. 
  • Demonstrate ethical leadership practices including equitable and responsible stewardship of resources. 
  • Identify strategies to strengthen relationships with constituents and other key campus and community stakeholders.
  • Create communication strategies to engage students, gain input, and maximize student government presence. 
  • Translate student government experience and personal leadership skills to professional aspirations. 
  • Identify strategies to build relationships with other participating institutions in order to network and share resources. 
  • Integrate principles of diversity, equity and inclusion on campus
  • Demonstrate effective communication 
  • Exhibit enhanced leadership skills 
  • Demonstrate enhanced competence in critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making 

As a result of attending the Student Government Institute - East, advisors will be able to: 

  • Integrate principles of diversity, equity and inclusion on campus 
  • Exhibit enhanced competence in facilitating student development 
  • Demonstrate enhanced competence in critical thinking, problem solving and decision making


Student Competencies

Advisor Competencies

Social responsibility

Campus politics
Legal issues & risk management
Policy knowledge, development & management


Early Registration Fees and Deadlines:

$635 for NACA® Member until June 4

$795 for Non Member until June 4

Regular Registration Fees and Deadlines:

$710 for NACA® Member after June 4

$890 for Non Member after June 4

Commuter Registration Fee (No On-Campus Housing Required) - $540

Delegate Housing Extra Night(July 8 only – no meals provided) - $30

 Parking Pass – Free

 Final Registration Deadline: June 18

Registration includes the following:

  • Housing on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights (July 9, 10, and 11)
  • Dinner on Thursday, July 9
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner on Friday, July 10
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner on Saturday, July 11
  • Breakfast on Sunday, July 12
You must be 18 years or older to participate in this institute.

Register Now

The National Association for Campus Activities is continually monitoring the outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), guidance from governmental agencies and the steps by campus communities to prevent the spread of the illness. Institutes are moving forward as planned so we encourage you to register! If an institute is cancelled, you will be able to apply your registration fee to another institute or receive a full refund.

For more information on this institute, please contact:

Karen Johnston
(803) 217-3491

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