Student Senate records

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Reference code

US US kmk U2011.46

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Collection

Title

Student Senate records

Date(s)

  • 1992-2011 (Creation)

Extent

4.00 Linear Feet, 3.00 Boxes

Name of creator

(1959-1990, undated)

Administrative history

Kansas State University’s first Student Council was formed with the approval of a constitution on June 12, 1909.  By 1919 the Student Council had undergone changes and became the Student Self Governing Association.  In 1926 the student government adopted a new constitution and became the Student Governing Association.  Since the reorganization the Student Governing Association has had a President elected by the students.  The rest of the Student Governing Association was comprised of a small representative body elected by the students.  The Student Council assumed the responsibility for the executive functions as well as the judicial. 
During the 1953-1954 year there was a shift where the student council switched from a small council of students to a three branch form of government with executive, legislative and judicial branches.  The legislative branch debates and votes on legislative proceedings and allocates the funds from the student privilege fees.  The judicial branch is meant review non-academic disciplinary student issues at Kansas State University.  The executive branch acts as the representative of the student body to the university administration.

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Scope and content

The Student Senate records were from documents compiled by Bill Muir while serving as the administrative representative to the student senate between 1992 and 2011.  The records contain election results, minutes, agendas, articles, correspondence, budget allocations, and other documents relating to the student senate.  These documents cover a variety of topics with some being more predominate than others.  These topics are described in further detail.

SGA 1992-1994
    Debate and discussion about how to alleviate the parking problem on campus.  Topics of discussion mainly cover the idea of a parking garage being built on campus with a possibility of it being constructed as part of Memorial Stadium.
    The beginning of alcohol sales in the Student Union with reports and recommendations, including a final recommendation by the Student Senate.
    A tribunal ruling and articles involving a violation in general funding regulation regarding a magazine named “MetaZine”.

SGA 1996-1998
    The K-State honor system is debated being implemented as well post honor code bill passage information and discussion.

SGA 1997-1998
    The expansion of Anderson Ave. is discussed here along with the issues surrounding it such as safety for pedestrians and bicyclists.

SGA 1998-2000
    Report and information about implementing the SafeRide program at K-State.
    An annual review and constitution of the K-State honor system along with an editorial by the honor system director.

SGA 2000-2003
    Honor system review and some debate material about it.
    The parking issue is once again discussed, this time about the construction of the eventual parking garage.
    Plans for the renovation of Memorial Stadium and turn it into a visitor’s center are discussed.
    Information concerning the implementation of the SafeRide program for the 2003/2004 year is discussed.

SGA 2004-2006
    Final discussions and debate about the construction of the parking garage in the student senate.

SGA 2006-2008

SGA 2008-2011

System of arrangement

The collection is arranged chronologically by year.

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Conditions governing access

No access restriction:  All materials are open for research.

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Technical access

Conditions governing reproduction

The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.

Languages of the material

  • English

Scripts of the material

  • Latin

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Custodial history

It received accession number U2011.46.  Records of the Student Senate compiled by William Muir were delivered to the university archives via Tim Lindemuth.

Immediate source of acquisition

Acqusition Source: William Muir
Acqusition Method: Records transfer.
Acqusition Date: 20111003

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Related archival materials

Related Materials: Office of Student Activities and Services records.

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Specialized notes

  • Citation: [Item title], [item date], Student Senate records, Box [number], Folder [number or title], Morse Department of Special Collections, Kansas State University Libraries.

Alternative identifier(s)

Archon Collection ID

63

Description control element

Rules or conventions

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

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Archivist's note

Finding Aid Author: James Smith
Processing Info: Project archivist James Smith processed these records and university archivist Cliff Hight reviewed the description in 2013.
Publication Date: 2014-01-22

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Physical storage

  • Box: 3 Boxes
  • Box: Box 1,
  • Box: Box 2,
  • Box: Box 3,