The collection contains charters, minutes and agendas, resolutions, correspondence and memos, budgets, committee records, appropriations, and other records created and kept by the UCO or Student Senate, from 1964 to the present day.
The United Collegiate Organization (UCO) charter was adopted May 13, 1964 as an all-Campus student government organization to regulate student activities. Its primary committee was the Cultural and Social Council. In 1970, it reorganized into three groups to spread the workload. The community Forum was the vehicle for discussions of problems and issues with the power to pass resolutions; The Community Council was the policy recommending body regarding student affairs and community life. The Executive Committee on Community Life and Activities (ExCo) calls meetings and sets the agenda of the Community Council. The Student Activities Budget Fee Committee, Committee on Campus Life, and Committee on Campus Activities operate under ExCo and the Community Council.
Today's Student Senate is made up of 50 representatives, elected to 1-year terms. They each serve on one of seven committees: Senate Resources, Finance, Campus Affairs, Educational Affairs, Diversity Affairs, External Relations, and Public Relations. Overall, the Student Senate's mission is to advocate for the inclusion of students in the overall policy and decision-making processes of the university community; promote awareness of the role students play in the academic community; enhance the quality and scope of education at the university both inside and outside the classroom; and empower students with leadership opportunities.
Organized in two groupings: 1) UCO records, 1964-1976, 2) Student Senate records, 1977-2016.
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[Identification of item/Title], Student Senate Records (GV245.01). Special Collections & University Archives, Grand Valley State University Libraries. http://gvsu.lyrasistechnology.org/repositories/2/resources/430 Accessed September 19, 2017.