Research

ASGA Will Conduct Research for You.

ASGA-Member-Logo-Bronze_150pNeed to know what other Student Government budgets are? Structure? Activity fees? Election turnout? Compensation for SG officers? ASGA can help you conduct research on issues so you can compare and contrast with similar institutions nationwide.

ASGA will conduct research for you at no charge for most requests. Just ask! Non-members pay $400 an hour.

ASGA will fax, e-mail, mail, and call institutions on a national, regional, or local level on your behalf. ASGA can quickly get hundreds of institutions to respond, getting you the data you need.

All ASGA members are eligible to get ASGA’s research help.

Start the Research Process

1. Fill out ASGA’s Research Request Form below.
ASGA reviews your request and will e-mail if we need clarification.

2. Your Request is In the Queue
ASGA is constantly conducting research, so you will have to be added to the queue. We’ll get to your request as quickly as possible.

3. ASGA Gathers Responses
ASGA will keep you informed of progress and will present the results in a final report. This whole process usually takes two to four weeks from start to completion.

4. ASGA Posts the Results
If the information is not confidential, we will post it in the SG Database so any member can benefit in the future.

Testimonials

I just wanted to thank you again for this survey. I made the presentation last night to the Board and they were impressed with all the information we were able to collect. Next month our Student Trustee will be asking our Board to support a $5 activity fee. This will help out so much since this year our AS budget was $0. They had to beg borrow and steal just to provide minimal services. Thanks again!Jennifer Ounjian • Senior Academic/Student Services Manager • Contra Costa Community College District

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Thank you so much! This is great information and will help us a lot with structuring our own RHA on campus. ASGA has been such a great asset for us and we look forward to bringing our students again to the National conference in the fall.Ann Rivera • Assistant Director, Student Activities Coordinator • Minot State University

Past Research

See previous ASGA research projects.

  • Women in SG—ASGA’s research on the percentage of women serving
  • Voter Turnout Nationwide—ASGA’s research on SG elections
  • Smoking Policies—ASGA’s research on campus smoking policies
  • SG Names—ASGA’s research on the most common names for Student Government
  • RHA vs. SG—ASGA’s research on the relationships between Residence Hall Associations and SGs
  • Card-Swipe Systems—ASGA’s research about card-swipe systems used for guests in residence halls
  • SG Budget Comparison—ASGA’s research on select private institutions in Pennsylvania

 


 

ASGA Research Request Form

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  • Residential campus—While there is no set percentage that makes up a “residential campus,” a critical mass (usually at least 20 percent) of students live in on-campus, college-owned or controlled housing including residence halls, apartments, family and graduate housing, and Greek housing. They may also live very nearby campus in institution-owned or operated housing.
  • Commuter campus—Most or all students do not live in on-campus housing, but instead live in “off-campus” housing of all types including high-density apartments, condominiums, duplexes, houses, and trailers. Commuter students commonly arrive on campus in personal vehicles parking in commuter lots or by bike, mass transit, or foot. A true commuter campus does not have any on-campus housing.
  • Suitcase campus—Most or all students living on-campus or off-campus go “home” on the weekends to work or to be with their families and friends. Additionally, the institution may not offer many on-campus activities or services.

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