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Student Government Association records

 Unprocessed
Identifier: Z12-007

Content Description

The collection consists of meeting minutes, memos, emails, and presentations on student budget priorities. The collection is unprocessed. The Student Council at Northeastern University was created in 1921 as a vehicle for student participation in University affairs. It originally comprised the officers of the senior and junior classes, and the members of the Student Activities Committee which was also created in 1921. In the 1960s, the Council became more active as a mediating body between students and University administration, and it was involved in student implementation of draft resistance counseling, dissemination of abortion and birth control information, and establishment of gay liberation programs on campus. The Council also mediated between students and administrators during on–campus student protests of the Vietnam Conflict, Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC), and controversial speakers. In 1973, with the support of the Northeastern University administration, the Council dissolved and recreated itself under a new constitution as the Student Federation. The Federation continued the Council's work to bring the concerns of the student body to the attention of the administration and to improve the student experience at Northeastern. The Federation existed until 1981 when, after a prolonged period of discussion within the Federation and with Northeastern administrators, it became the Student Government Association. Since 1981, the Association has been involved with a variety of campus issues including hiring at the Lane Health Center, providing services for deaf students, and the ongoing issues of financial aid, class availability, and student housing. Accessioned 2012 Jul 19. Add to existing collection A114. Michael Sabo was the Student Government Association President. 46/3

Restrictions Apply

No

Use Restrictions

Requests for permission to publish material from this collection should be discussed with the University Archivist.

Dates

  • 2002, 2005-2009

Extent

0.15 Cubic Feet (0.15 cubic feet in 1 half-manuscript box.)