Organizational Success

Get Involved! Just Don’t Overcommit.

Getting involved as a new student is both exciting and challenging. I know it was for me. You likely have heard repeatedly how important it is and it’s likely splashed in big, fun font across banners and yard signs around your campus. Everything they shared is true! Getting involved is one of the best ways […]

Maintaining Student Mental Health During COVID-19

By: Chris Butsch Even before the pandemic, more than two-thirds of American college students reported symptoms of mental illness, such as pervasive loneliness and stress (American College Health Association). Shockingly, being separated from your friends and fiddling with Zoom all day isn’t helping. Since we’re not sure when campus life will return to normal, let’s […]

Building a legacy through leadership and service.

Service is an integral part of leadership. Not only do student leaders have the opportunity to inspire and guide their fellow students. They can also model the importance of serving our communities, and giving to those in need. Someone who modeled this for me was my mother. Here is a story about her: It was […]

Words Make a Difference

  Recognizing people is one the most important parts of being a leader, and it’s also one of my favorite parts. Praising and complimenting others has always come naturally to me, and I love making people feel good about themselves. But the first time I remember my positive words really making an impact on someone […]

The Perfect Love Affair #PLA

      “Love is patient, and love is kind…” or so the story is told. There is a moment when you think about your personal love, and sometimes it leads to warm fuzzy moments or cold realities of the bad decisions you have made in your lifetime. We often find ourselves waiting for someone […]

Leading with purpose

What do you think of when you hear the word “purpose”? Most of us question the purpose of life, our career choices, and even getting out of bed in the morning. But before we identify your purpose, let’s begin with the definition of purpose: Purpose – the reason for which something exists or is done […]

12 alternatives to meetings

It’s a fact: Many student organization meetings are lame. While there are many reasons for this disappointment, the biggest is usually quite simple: There was no need for the meeting in the first place. Meetings are best for tackling objectives that require real-time, two-way conversation. If all you’re doing is giving announcement after announcement, I […]

Three tips to network like a pro

by Pete Mockaitis It’s fun when your members know everybody who can enhance your organization. It makes you feel like elite peeps who know what’s up. But this is rarely the case; the average student doesn’t have Ellen for an aunt or the President as a chum. If you don’t quite know where to turn […]

What motivates the members of your organization?

Open up the conversation and get your leaders communicating with every member of your organization with Motivating the Middle. Let’s look at your organization in thirds. When we do this, we can start to realize that each third has different factors that motivate them For some, they just need to feel their contributions are being […]

Three solutions to every dilemma by Pete Mockaitis

PETE MOCKAITIS believes that students have the power to make huge impacts on their campuses, especially if they take their student leadership challenges seriously. “There is no need to wait for ‘someday’ when it comes to leadership,” Pete said. “They are living leadership right now.” Pete authored the book The Student Leader’s Field Guide while […]