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Division of Student Life

 Collection — other: 1 RC, 6 manuscript boxes
Identifier: 05-MWalB00197A

Scope and Contents

This collection, which contains materials dating from 1949 through 2007, includes memos, brochures, announcements, schedules, programs, published material, slides, and posters.  These materials relate to residential life or events coordinated by the Division of Student Life.


  • 1949-2009, undated

Conditions Governing Access

This collection does contain restrictions, some have been identified. Please contact the department for more information.

Conditions Governing Use

Requests to reproduce or publish material from the collection should be directed to the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University.

Biographical or Historical Information

The Division of Student Life is responsible for the quality of student life outside the classroom, as well as for providing opportunities for students to develop skills and interests beyond their academic course work. Among its areas of concern are social, cultural, intellectual, recreational, and religious programs; residential life; intercollegiate and intramural athletics; health and counseling services; the availability of professional resources to aid students in their present endeavors and future educational and career planning; and student conduct matters. The Division of Student Life is responsible for the management of all residence halls - including events programming and the Faculty Residence program - and oversees Usdan Student Center, Cholmondley's, and the Student Services Bureau.  Student Life also advises over 200 clubs and organizations, the student judicial system, and Student Events.  It coordinates such events as undergraduate Orientation, Family Weekend, Black History Month, Women's History Month, College Bowl, Earth Month, and Senior Week, and publishes the yearbook and "Take the Lead" series. An Associate Dean and a Director, who report to the Dean of Student Affairs, head the Division.   The Dean of Student Affairs coordinates student services through the following departments: Student Activities, Community Service, Residence Life, Student Development, Athletics and Physical Education, Judicial Education, the Intercultural Center, Hiatt Career Center, the Health Center, and the Psychological Counseling Center.    The Division of Student Affairs responds to student emergencies, addresses problems related to student issues, provides staff in-service training, advises the Graduate Student Association and graduate orientation, and heads the Student Media Advisory Board and the Prizes and Awards Committee.  Media Advisory Board and the Prizes and Awards Committee.


12.00 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



Student Activities


Arranged in eight series: Orientation, 1954-2007 (chronological), undated; Residential Life, 1969-2004 (alphabetical); University Events, 1949-2008, undated (alphabetical); Parent's/Family Weekend, 1954-2000 (chronological); Campus/Student Life Calendars, 1993-2006 (chronological); Campus Unrest and Student Activism, 1968-2006 (chronological); Office of Development and Alumni Relations, 1975-1991(chronological); Student Affairs, 1968-2009, undated (by sub-series). For more information about each series, please consult the series descriptions in the box and folder listing. 1 record center box, 6 manuscripts boxes.

Appraisal Information

Student health materials should go to Health Services collection.  - KDH TYP materials may belong in TYP collection (previously in Student Affairs).

Accruals and Additions

All Student Activities files added 6/9/03. 3 Black History Month posters added 3/12/03

Other Descriptive Information

Addenda to this collection may not be listed in the finding aid, but may be available for research use. Please contact us for more information.

Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Brandeis University Repository

415 South St.
Waltham MA

About Us

The Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department at Brandeis University consists of two collecting units, the University Archives and Special Collections. University Archives documents the history and development of Brandeis University and its faculty, staff, students, and alumni. Special Collections features a broad array of unique primary source materials across a wide range of disciplines that support research, teaching and learning at Brandeis. Learn more about our collections