Pat J. Bosco, along with a staff of committed faculty members from around the United States, works hands on with the conference program, ensuring the conference reflects current trends and provides newcomers and returning delegates with new discussion opportunities.

The National Leadership Conference on Student Government is the nation’s longest-running S.G.A. conference specifically for student government leaders and advisers. Campus leaders looking for a workshop opportunity with a variety of discussion topics, an experienced faculty (over 400 years of collective S.G.A experience), and an opportunity to provide input on the topics presented should look no further.

So we can continue to maintain the quality of interaction among conference delegates and workshop faculty, we are once again adapting conference topics  and workshops during the conference to be as responsive as possible to delegate interests…just let us know!

We welcome guest presenters at this year’s conference. Advisers or student leaders who have a program or topic proposal may contact Dr. Bosco at

Special Activities Include

  • Sessions and socials for advisers only

  • Round tables

A popular event in the past, the round tables give conference delegates from similar size institutions an opportunity to share new ideas, current trends and answers to common problems with student government leaders from across the nation.

The round tables will be conducted in six areas, for maximum effectiveness.

    1. Community Colleges
    2. 1,500 students or less
    3. 1,500 to 3,000 students
    4. 3,000 to 6,000 students
    5. 6,000-10,000 students
    6. 10,000 or more students
  • Get acquainted mixer the first night to help you feel welcome

  • New topics for sessions “Developed on the Spot” to meet the needs and interests of your SGA

  • Idea & material exchange

Be sure to bring items to swap. Students Handbooks, promotional materials, student newspapers, judicial procedures, book markers, calendars, student government constitutions, etc.

  • Sweatshirt exchange among delegates

(Bring one per delegate to swap)

  • Individual consulting sessions with conference faculty

  • Officer round tables

This conference will help your student government achieve the following objectives:

  • Reduce student apathy

Exciting new approaches will be introduced which should result in renewed student and faculty interest in student government.

  • Improve student input on your campus

Regardless of the input you have now, we offer concrete suggestions which will improve your student participation in campus governance.

  • Assist you in forming a “plan of action” for resolving your own campus concerns

  • Provide the necessary skills and ideas enabling you to “make a difference” on your campus next year

You will not get lost in the crowd!