Student Union Edit


05 MWalB00201A


  • 1958-2006 (Creation)


  • 0.66 Linear Feet (Whole)

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  • Other Descriptive Information

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  • Biographical or Historical Information

    The Student Union Government, the system of self-government by the undergraduate students of Brandeis University, started in 1949. Presently, the Student Union Government is composed of an Executive Board, which includes the President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary, Executive Senator, Executor of Union Affairs, Communications Director, Events Director, and Union Advocate; the Student Senate, which includes two senators from each class, one from each residential quad, two Senators At Large, one Senator for Racial Minority Students, and the Senate President (also the Union Vice-President); an Allocations Board; and the Union Judiciary, comprised of 5 student justices.

    From 1949 when the Student Union Government started until 1972, it was composed of a Student Council, with Executive officers (President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer), four elected members of the senior class, three members of the junior and sophomore classes, two members of the freshman class, and one commuter. From 1972 until about 1990, the Government consisted of the Executive Board (President, Vice-President, Treasurer), the Senate, which had four senators from each class, the Student Judiciary, which had five justices, and two representatives to the Board of Trustees.

  • Scope and Contents

    The material in this collection was created from 1958 through 2006. Included in this collection is meeting minutes, brochures, event announcements and programs, candidate statements, bulletins, annual reports, Student Union Constitutions, and newsletters.

    Addendum: 15 cu. ft. transferred in spring 2010 and currently housed at Harvard Depository----withdrawn April 2011.