North Carolina State University, Committees, Faculty Committee on Student Government Records 1927-1958

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North Carolina State College. Faculty Committee on Student Government
Size
1.25 linear feet (2 archival boxes.)
Call number
UA 022.034

Records of the North Carolina State University Faculty Committee on Student Government range from 1927 to 1958, although records from the 1920s are limited to a Tau Beta Pi council bulletin and a booklet on codes of conduct at North Carolina State College (later North Carolina State University). The bulk of the collection is from the mid 1940s-1950s. Included are some documents sent from the student council to the faculty, student council booklets delineating the rules of student conduct and the punishments for failing to follow said rules. Also included is information on the adoption of the honor system at North Carolina State College and inquiries from other universities interested in the newly adopted policy. William Norwood Hicks, the first head of the NC State College Department of Philosophy and Religion and a student leader during his time at State College figures prominently in this collection. A second box includes portfolios containing information on the evolution and development of the campus government and honor system, as well as drafts of the constitution and by-laws proposed by the organization.

Student government began at North Carolina State College in 1921 on October 15th. The student government worked in tandem with elected faculty members as part of the campus government. Later, it seems that a separate student government, including a student body president and governing committees was formed. The Faculty Committee on Student Government appears to be a means of including faculty involvement and input in the governance of the student body by its peers. Many of the records regard the establishment and use of the honor system in relation to student government, a then-innovative plan that seems to have been emulated by other universities. Rules regarding academic honesty and proper student behavior were primary concerns of the student government and had particular relevance for educators at the University. Included in the records are booklets outlining the rules, both proposed and in place, governing the student body, as well as notes on various documents made by faculty members, and documents relating to the student council.

Language

English

Biographical/historical note

Student government began at North Carolina State College in 1921 on October 15th. The student government worked in tandem with elected faculty members as part of the campus government. Later, it seems that a separate student government, including a student body president and governing committees was formed. The Faculty Committee on Student Government appears to be a means of including faculty involvement and input in the governance of the student body by its peers. Many of the records regard the establishment and use of the honor system in relation to student government, a then-innovative plan that seems to have been emulated by other universities. Rules regarding academic honesty and proper student behavior were primary concerns of the student government and had particular relevance for educators at the University. Included in the records are booklets outlining the rules, both proposed and in place, governing the student body, as well as notes on various documents made by faculty members, and documents relating to the student council.

Scope/content

Records of the North Carolina State University Faculty Committee on Student Government range from 1927 to 1958, although records from the 1920s are limited to a Tau Beta Pi council bulletin and a booklet on codes of conduct at North Carolina State College (later North Carolina State University). The bulk of the collection is from the mid 1940s-1950s. Included are some documents sent from the student council to the faculty, student council booklets delineating the rules of student conduct and the punishments for failing to follow said rules. Also included is information on the adoption of the honor system at North Carolina State College and inquiries from other universities interested in the newly adopted policy. William Norwood Hicks, the first head of the NC State College Department of Philosophy and Religion and a student leader during his time at State College figures prominently in this collection. A second box includes portfolios containing information on the evolution and development of the campus government and honor system, as well as drafts of the constitution and by-laws proposed by the organization.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically; records are grouped into folders as originally received.

Use of these materials

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The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], North Carolina State University, Committees, Faculty Committee on Student Government Records, UA 022.034, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Source of acquisition

Transferred from the North Carolina State College Faculty Committee on Student Government.

Processing information

Processed by Kelsey Chandler, September 2011; finding aid created by Kelsey Chandler, September 2011.

Faculty Committee on Student Government Records 1943-1945
Box 1, Folder 1
Faculty Committee on Student Government Records 1945
Box 1, Folder 2
Faculty Committee on Student Government Records 1945-1946
Box 1, Folder 3
Faculty Committee on Student Government Records 1946
Box 1, Folder 4
Faculty Committee on Student Government Records: Winter and Spring Winter 1946, Spring 1946
Box 1, Folder 5
Faculty Committee on Student Government Records 1946-1947
Box 1, Folder 6
Faculty Committee on Student Government Committee Records 1947-1948
Box 1, Folder 7
Faculty Committee on Student Government Records 1948-1949
Box 1, Folder 8
Faculty Committee on Student Government Records, President: Hoyle Adams 1949-1950
Box 1, Folder 9
Faculty Committee on Student Government Records of Professor W. N. Hicks 1927-1958
Box 1, Folder 10
Conduct Code and Honor System Portfolio 1945
Legal box 2, Folder 1

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], North Carolina State University, Committees, Faculty Committee on Student Government Records, UA 022.034, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.