Name and location of repository
Level of description
Student Senate records
- 1992-2011 (Creation)
4.00 Linear Feet, 3.00 Boxes
Name of creator
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.
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”.
The K-State honor system is debated being implemented as well post honor code bill passage information and discussion.
The expansion of Anderson Ave. is discussed here along with the issues surrounding it such as safety for pedestrians and bicyclists.
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.
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.
Final discussions and debate about the construction of the parking garage in the student senate.
System of arrangement
The collection is arranged chronologically by year.
Conditions of access and use elements
Conditions governing access
No access restriction: All materials are open for research.
Conditions governing reproduction
The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.
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Acquisition and appraisal elements
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
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information
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Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related archival materials
Related Materials: Office of Student Activities and Services records.
- Citation: [Item title], [item date], Student Senate records, Box [number], Folder [number or title], Morse Department of Special Collections, Kansas State University Libraries.
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Description control element
Rules or conventions
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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