Photo Courtesy of Ryan Kim
The Student Government Association has published step-by-step instructions to help members of student organizations navigate The Nest, a website dedicated to clubs.
According to SGA President and second-year environmental science student Ryan Kim, The Nest guidebook is 50-plus pages. Its purpose is to train club officers and advisers to use
The Nest better.
“For a very long time, all the clubs’ leaders and advisers have been having trouble with going through The Nest” to schedule and advertise student events and access club funding, Kim said. “This year [the SGA] thought to just create a guidebook for everyone.”
According to Kim, AACC clubs struggle with the transition of leadership from year to year, leaving new club presidents and officers with many unanswered questions about how to successfully run their clubs.
“The information hasn’t always been passed on, so new club leaders might be in the blind,” Kim said. “[Using The Nest] can be complicated for some people.”
Kim’s goal for the guidebook is to give club officers answers to their questions and reduce the need for training workshops.
According to Kim, SGA emailed the guidebook to every club president, vice president and faculty adviser. He said the manual eventually will be online.
Chrystal Jones, president of the Gay-Straight Alliance club and a third-year elementary education student, told Campus Current many students—even those who are club officers or members—are unaware that The Next exists. “But having the guidebook really helps because we can … get to know it a lot better,” she said.
“[The guidebook is] a really comprehensive list of everything that you’re able to do [on The Nest]. It is so organized and really helpful. It’s also super easy to read.”
Mariah Ashanti, president of the Active Minds club and a first-year psychology student, called the new guidebook “intriguing.”
“[The guidebook could be] really helpful towards me,” Ashanti said. “I have never run for [club] president before and this is something new.”