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Campus Election Workshop: Austin Peay State University

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What you will learn

Campus Election Workshop

3 hours, FREE

Student governments control funding for student groups, decide which speakers come to campus, and influence administration policies. And too often, student governments are downright hostile to conservatives.

The Campus Election Workshop teaches you how to run for – and win – student government elections.

The workshop equips you with time-tested and innovative campaign techniques to win your campus elections. Students learn how to recruit candidates, build an organization, develop campaign strategies, target voters, and more.

The Campus Election Workshop is held on college campuses across the country upon request. If you are interested in bringing this program to your campus, please fill out the request form.


Monday, February 6

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM


This training is online.




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Andrew Minik

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What graduates say

Justin Pulliam

Justin Pulliam

Texas A & M University

"The training I received from the Leadership Institute taught me the techniques and the tactics I needed to run a successful campaign for student government. I'd recommend student government LI training to all conservative students who want to be leaders in their student governments."

Gregory Carlson

Gregory Carlson

CU-Boulder College Republicans President

"Campus Election Workshop is the best way to finalize your plans for your campaign. We owe a huge thanks to the Leadership Institute for training us conservatives to win on an overwhelming liberal campus."

Your faculty

Andrew Minik

Andrew Minik

Andrew is the Leadership Institute's Campus Election Coordinator at the Jay Henges Center for Youth Leadership. In this role, he trains and supports candidates and campaigns for collegiate student governments, providing them with the tools, strategies, and resources necessary to win.

Andrew was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois, and went on to study at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. After attending his first Leadership Institute training as a college junior, he was elected to serve as the Illinois Student Government Chair of Diversity & Inclusion and became the chapter president of the Illinois Turning Point USA chapter, from which he sparked national media coverage and a federal lawsuit against the university for First Amendment violations against him.

In 2017, a University of Illinois instructor and ANTIFA member assaulted members of his Turning Point USA chapter at a campus protest. Andrew's coverage of the incident for LI's Campus Reform triggered nationwide attention to the incident. In response, the university threatened to dismiss him from campus if he did not stop writing for Campus Reform. This threat triggered a federal lawsuit and scrutiny from state and national lawmakers.

He went on to work for the Republican National Committee in the 2018 midterms and the National Rifle Association in the 2019 Virginia House of Delegates election. That same year, Andrew was recognized among 50 conservative activists by President Donald Trump during the signing of his executive order protecting free speech on America's campuses.

As Campus Election Coordinator, Andrew hopes to support young conservatives in the same way the Leadership Institute supported his own passion for political action. Coming from Illinois, Andrew cynically believed that political success was impossible without the right last name. With the help of the Leadership Institute, Andrew works to keep conservative values alive with anyone who is willing to fight for American values.