Assessing Democratic Engagement through Student Organizations

Katherine M. Robiadek, J. Cherie Strachan, Elizabeth A. Bennion

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


The National Survey of Student Leaders (NSSL) is the first initiative extending scholarly insights about democratic benefits of participation in civil society associations to student organizations and their leaders on campus in order to assess democratic engagement as well as civic and political learning. This article describes NSSL and presents overall first-round data as a way to highlight recommendations for student affairs practitioners when assessing democratic outcomes from student organizations’ activities, structures, and leadership.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)595-607
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Student Affairs Research and Practice
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 20 2019


Dive into the research topics of 'Assessing Democratic Engagement through Student Organizations'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this