Student Government Association
Scope and Contents
These records contain material related to a variety of topics including, but not limited to allocations, budgets, conferences, constitution and by-laws, correspondence, elections, house presidents, legislative bills, speeches, student organizations, and student activities. In addition, there are minutes of the meetings of the executive cabinet, the general legislative student body, house presidents, and the entire student body. There is also material related to the various standing and special committees of the SGA including the Legislative committee, the Judicial Board, and the University Media Board. Formats of the materials include correspondence, flyers, memorandums, manuals, meeting minutes, newsletters, notes, and reports.
- 1910 - 2012
- Majority of material found within 1940 - 2007
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Biographical or Historical Information
In 1921, the Self-Government Association was renamed the Student Government Association (SGA) along with a complete revision of the rules and regulations of the organization.The new organization included the original elected officers as well as a senate made up of the dormitory presidents and a house of representatives comprised of elected students.In 1930, the SGA would add a legislative, executive, and judicial branch to help further regulate the student body.
Over the next several decades, the SGA grew to a respected and active organization on campus. Through its use of the judicial system and an honor policy, the SGA created a student body built upon academic integrity.The SGA presidents were well known and highly regarded by school administrators, often serving in the Chancellor's Administrative Council or Cabinet. With the integration of males on to the UNCG campus in 1964, the make-up of the SGA shifted dramatically as men began taking a more dominant role within the organization serving as presidents and other elected officials.After the desegregation of the campus in 1956, African Americans slowly began to take an active role in the SGA process with the election of Donna Benson as attorney general in 1975 and Ralph Wilkerson as SGA president in 1978.
By the late 1970s, the strong student support of the SGA seen during the early years turned to apathy and only about 10 percent of the student population voted in the 1978 and 1979 SGA president elections. Such indifference by the students toward SGA would continue during the 1980s and into the 1990s.
13.00 Linear Feet (29 boxes)
Language of Materials
This collection consists of correspondence, memorandums, manuals, minutes, newsletters, and reports related to budgets, committees, elections, house presidents, meetings, other topics which document the activities and duties of the Student Government Association from 1912-2012.
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