SGA Top Tip of the Week: Making Class Announcements
We've been talking to a lot of student governments who are gearing up for campus elections, and working to recruit more students to run for SGA.
Class announcements are one of the most effective recruitment tactics you can use. Here are some tips on how to do them.
What you need:
- A class announcement "script"
- Student government "interest cards"
- Professors to let you make the announcements
- You and other SGA members to actually make the announcements
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HOW TO WRITE YOUR CLASS ANNOUNCEMENT "SCRIPT":
- Introduce yourself and your organization
- Describe one issue that student government is working on (tip: details!)
- Describe what SGA is doing about it (tip: details!)
- Ask everyone to get involved by signing an interest card
- Tell them why you got involved in SGA
- INTRO: My name is Sarah and I'm from the Student Government Association, the official voice of the students here at State University!
- ISSUE: This semester we're working to get the whole campus registered to vote. Politicians are debating a ton of issues that affect students, so we need to make sure they listen to students! That's why we're making sure every student is ready to go out and vote.
- WHAT SGA IS DOING: Here at State University, our goal is to get 1,000 students registered to vote this spring! We'll hold a lot of fun events, like a Vote-a-Palooza Concert.
- ASK: We'll need a lot of volunteers to make this happen, so fill out the interest card I passed out if you want to get involved!
- WHY I GOT INVOLVED: I got involved in SGA because I wanted to make a difference in my community. I got the chance to work on important issues, learn new skills, and make a lot of friends. That's why I encourage you to get involved too!
Here's an example of an interest card you can pass out and collect during class announcements:
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HOW TO SCHEDULE CLASS ANNOUNCEMENTS:
It's easy - here are some ways you could schedule class announcements:
- Email professors
- Call professors
- Swing by professors' offices
- Just show up before their class starts and ask them!
Hot tip: think about other places where you could make announcements too, like student organization meetings or Residence Hall meetings.