Why Students Should Get Involved
Involvement within the NDSA allows students to advocate for themselves and others at the state level of government while developing professional skills and life-long friendships and connections. Serving as a delegate for your respective institution is a great way of making sure that both you and your institution’s best interests are being considered in the legislature.
The NDSA also provides many opportunities to develop leadership skills such as through Executive and Director positions that range from short-term projects to year-round responsibilities. In addition, committees and task forces delve further into topics of interest to the NDSA through research and collaboration. If you or a student you know is passionate about the higher education system and working for the best interest of students, then NDSA is a wonderful way to be heard and be involved.
Every North Dakota higher education student pays a $0.48 fee each semester that funds the North Dakota Student Association so that we may advocate on the behalf of students. Therefore, every North Dakota student is a stakeholder in the NDSA and has the opportunity to have their voice heard within our organization.
If you are a student who wishes to get involved with our general assembly, you simply need to reach out to your campus’s point-of-contact. Each institution has a “head delegate” who is the main liaison between their university and the NDSA. Your on-campus student representative can be found on the “Head Delegates” page.
If you are not a student and wish to either learn more about our organization or possibly speak at one of our meetings, please reach out to our President, Jared Melville. His information can be found on the “Executive Team” page.