Page Header

Student Group Toolkit

Page Sub Header

Student Group Recognition and Development

Student Group Toolkit

The Kean University Student Group Leader Toolkit is a compilation student group information, policies, resources and general advice for student group leaders at Kean University.

The toolkit is broken down into 4 chapters as outlined below in the table of contents. While the toolkit is not all-inclusive, we hope that you will find it valuable resource in your role as a student leader.

Table of Contents

A_1 Starting a Student Group 1
A_2 Creating a Mission Statement 6
A_3 The Tactical Student Leader 10
A_4 Recruitment and Retention 14
A_5 Establishing a Group Identity 18
A_6 The Mindful Student Leader 21
B_1 Leading by Example 25
B_2 On Your Mark, Get Set… 31
B_3 Holding On and Letting Go 34
C_1 Room Reservations 50
C_2 Cougar Link 62
C_3 Event Planning Process 66
C_4 Generating Minutes 69
C_5 The Co-Curricular Transcript Program 72
C_6 Time Management Part One: Winding the Clock 75
C_7 Time Management Part Two: Priority Planning 79
D_1 Being Presidential: The President's Role 84
D_2 Second in Command: Vice President 87
D_3 More than Taking Notes: A Secretary's Role 89
D_4 The Financial Advisor of the Group 93
D_5 The Face of the Organization: Director of Public Relations 97
D_6 Resigning and Impeachment 99

Download The Toolkit

The Student Group Leadership Toolkit is available online through Cougar Link. It can be accessed by clicking here. Please note that you will be required to login to Cougar Link using your Kean Google username (without the “”) and password to access the document.

For More Information

For more information, please contact the Center for Leadership and Service, located in Miron Student Center room 219, by calling 908-737-5170 or emailing

Inner Page Footer