Student Government Association, University of Vermont
Scope and Contents
The Student Government Association (SGA) records consist of two major series: the Student Association (SA) and the Office of the Director of Student Activities. These reflect the sources from which the materials originated. The Student Association (as the SGA was formerly known) series contains records from many facets of the organization, including the SA Senate, Office of the SA President, Vice President, and Treasurer, Clubs and Organizations, and Student Selection Committees. The records include office files, minutes, memos, correspondence, budgets, and organizations’ constitutions. The Office of the Director of Student Activities series includes office files, correspondence, and memos from the Director of Student Activities and related staff. In both series there is material from related University organizations such as student clubs, the Board of Trustees, the Faculty Senate, and the University President. The final series is the Women's Student Government Association, which predates the SGA and was dissolved in 1970.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
All requests to publish or quote from archives must be submitted in writing to the University Archivist.
Biographical / Historical
The UVM Student Government Association was formed during the 1941-1942 academic year. The organization consists of a President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Senate of elected student officials. The Student Government Association (formerly known as the Student Association or SA) has jurisdiction over matters such as student organization budgets and works closely with the Board of Trustees and Faculty Senate.
Until 1970, undergraduate women had a separate governing body, the Women's Student Government Association. Formed in 1920, the WSGA was an autonomous body that dealt with the interests, issues, and problems specific to women, such as requirements for dorm residency, dress codes, and curfews. The WSGA arranged such activities as women's sports and other extracurricular activities on campus. They also were a strong voice in the drive for more autonomy for women students.
27.3 Linear Feet (19 cartons, 5 boxes, 1 oversize box)
Language of Materials
Library Research Annex; contact email@example.com for access.
- Guide to the University of Vermont Student Government Association Records
- 2018 March 1
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