ERIC Number: ED509395
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
Why We Lead: Reflections of Female Student Government Presidents
Miles, Jennifer M.
Student involvement is encouraged at contemporary colleges and universities. Involvement in student organizations can assist with academic and social integration, as well as retention. One way for students to become involved is through student government associations. As student government members, students participate in the governance process at their institutions. They make decisions that affect their fellow students, and collaborate with faculty, staff, administrators, students, and community members. The purpose of this qualitative study was to describe the experiences of female student leaders at colleges and universities. Five female presidents of student government associations were interviewed. The colleges and universities were located in the Midwestern region of the United States. The results revealed the benefits and challenges associated with serving as student government president, including how the experience has affected the students personally and professionally.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Authoring Institution: N/A