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Updated by Zach Bellay on Sep 07, 2015
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10 Great Reasons to Join Student Government

Student government is a great extracurricular activity to be involved in for a multitude of reasons. Here's 10!

Step out of your comfort zone

Step out of your comfort zone –Student government will force you to learn new things and experience different environments when you step out of your comfort zone. It’s a great learning experience!

Meet New People

Meet new people - Joining student government can put you in a position to meet new people that may not have been brought into your typical circle of friends.

Earn the Respect of Your Teachers

Earn the respect of your teachers - Teachers will respect that you are involved in student government and are showing maturity and leadership.


Scholarships- Free money for school is always a pro! Being involved in student government can open doors for scholarships you may not have qualified before.


Networking - Business networking is a very important, especially for college students who will be seeking internships or jobs very soon. Student government can put you in front of important people to help guide your career path.

Looks Great on Your Resume

Looks great on your resume - Having student government on your resume is always a bonus. You will learn business and professional skills that will be assets to colleges and companies.

Being a Part of Change

Being a part of change - If you are not part of the change, you are part of the problem. If you do not agree with something, stand up and fight for what you do believe. Student government allows you to fight for what you believe is right for your school.

Personal Growth

Personal growth - Student government is a great place to grow personally and develop a more mature personality. You will be exposed to many opportunities that the typical a student may not be.

Professional Skills

Professional skills – Your professional skills will be honed and enhanced as a student government member as you speak with professionals and alumni as well as staff and students about current issues and events. This is great for company or college admissions interviews.

It's Fun!

It's fun!- School should be balanced with fun. Joining student government can offer a great dose of fun activities and new friends to enjoy.