American Student Government Association

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American Student Government Association
ASGA logo.gif
Legal statusActive
HeadquartersGainesville, Florida
Region served
United States
W.H. "Butch" Oxendine, Jr.

The American Student Government Association (ASGA) was founded in 2001 as a professional association for collegiate Student Governments and Student Government Associations across the United States.


ASGA was founded by Oxendine Publishing, Inc., which published Student Leader magazine,[1] books,[2] and web sites[3] on student leadership.

ASGA's research and experts [4][5][6] have been referenced in hundreds of newspapers nationwide.[7] " ASGA's "SG Database" gathers information on trends in higher education, including the number of women and ethnic minorities,[8][9] as well as trends in election turnout, and compensation paid to elected student government officers and members [10][11]

ASGA Membership[edit]

ASGA has over 1,500 member student governments at the nearly 4,500 institutions across the United States.

ASGA Events[edit]

Since 2005, ASGA has produced 140 conferences for student government leaders and advisors. 3,000 students and administrators attend 11 ASGA conferences each year.[12][13][14][15] 700 student leaders attend the National Student Government Summit annually.[16]

ASGA Mission[edit]

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.[17]

External links[edit]

  • American Student Government Association. ASGA is the professional association for collegiate Student Government across the United States.
  • Student Leader magazine. Founded in 1992, Student Leader was ASGA's official member magazine, but also had subscribers at more than 1,000 colleges and universities nationwide.


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  2. ^ "Butch Oxendine: Books". February 25, 2002. Retrieved February 5, 2013.
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  4. ^ "Student Government pairs up with the ASGA". Muhlenberg Weekly. Archived from the original on December 20, 2016. Retrieved February 5, 2013.
  5. ^ raquel sghiatti · Daily Trojan (April 3, 2011). "Despite national trend, women well represented in USC student government". Retrieved February 5, 2013.
  6. ^ "Are you represented?". February 9, 2012. Retrieved February 5, 2013.
  7. ^ "contact us" at under press clippings and also from Google search of ASGA and American Student Government Association
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  9. ^ Jenna Johnson (March 16, 2011). "On college campuses, a gender gap in student government". The Washington Post. Retrieved February 5, 2013.
  10. ^ Pappano, Laura (February 1, 2013). "Big Names on Campus". The New York Times.
  11. ^ "Student Government salaries vary among universities". The Badger Herald. Retrieved February 5, 2013.
  12. ^ "Conferences | American Student Government Association (ASGA)". Archived from the original on October 7, 2008. Retrieved February 5, 2013.
  13. ^ '+relativeTimebox3(this.created_at)+'. "Marygrove Elects Student Government. On the Road to Change. - Marygrove College". Archived from the original on January 23, 2012. Retrieved February 5, 2013.
  14. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on March 19, 2012. Retrieved January 28, 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  15. ^ "ASGA Washington D.C. Conference Recap". October 14, 2011. Retrieved February 5, 2013.
  16. ^ "Conference Home | ASGA's National Student Government Summit". Archived from the original on November 19, 2008. Retrieved February 5, 2013.
  17. ^ "American Student Government Association (ASGA)". Retrieved February 5, 2013.