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Student Government Association, University of Vermont

 Record Group
Identifier: RG-013

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.


  • 1927-1985

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

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)

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Physical Location

Library Research Annex; contact for access.

Related Materials

The Student Association is also documented in the records of the different presidents (RG 2). Records pertaining to Student Organizations (RG 80) and Fraternities and Sororities (RG 53) include documentation of student activities. Records of the Vice President for Student Affairs (Dean of Students), RG 05, documents some Fraternity and Sorority business. A small amount of information on Fraternities and Sororities can be found in the Alumni Relations record group (RG 75) as well as in the Student Life record group (RG 65) and Photographs (RG 88). All records referenced are part of the University of Vermont's University Archives.

Guide to the University of Vermont Student Government Association Records
2018 March 1
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Vermont Archives Repository

Silver Special Collections Library
48 University Place, Room B201
Burlington Vermont 05405 U.S.A. US
802-656-4038 (Fax)