Attendees must register in advance.
The 4.5-hour training covers skills such as how to mobilize a constituency, how to craft a message, and how to speak confidently and present oneself as a candidate. Outside experts and current and former student government officials speak to participants about their experiences and what they have learned from running for office. On many campuses, the training addresses the disparity between the high percentage of women in college and university student bodies and the low percentage of women in student government.
Through Elect Her we want to provide more college women with leadership training, specifically the valuable experience of running for and serving on student government, because there is a clear connection between service in student government and future political service.
The Women’s Center at UW Oshkosh is proud to host Elect Her, run by the AAUW and Running Start, at UW Oshkosh. This training is supported by Chancellor Wells, Vice-Chancellor of Student Affairs Petra Roter, Dean of College of Letters and Science John Koker, Alumni Director Christine Gantner, Diversity and Inclusion Programs in Reeve Union, the Political Science Department, Reeve Union Board, Kinesiology Club, Sigma Sigma Sigma, Spanish Club, Hanon (Korean Culture Club), Asian Student Association, University Honors Student Association, United Students of Residence Halls, Rainbow Alliance for HOPE, CARE, Women’s Advocacy Council, Pagan Student Alliance, Inter-Tribal Student Association, College Democrats, and Oshkosh Student Association.