NACA® Student Government East - Student Government Institute - East


Unfortunately, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, our in-person NACA® Institutes will be postponed for this summer. This includes the 2021 Student Government Institute - East. We are grateful to the many volunteers who have worked diligently to prepare for these programs and saddened the Institutes will not occur this summer.


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

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