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Student Government Association records

Identifier: UA326

  • Staff Only


This collection consists of administrative files of the Student Government Association. The records include materials such as budgetary matters, constitutions and by-laws, committee meeting minutes, and other organizational records.


  • 1986-2021
  • Majority of material found within 1986-1997


General Physical Description note

(20 document cases)

Restrictions: Access

Access to a few isolated folders is restricted, in compliance with the Family Educational Rights to Privacy Act (FERPA).

Restrictions: Use

Permission to publish materials from this collection must be obtained from the Head of Archives and Special Collections.


8 Linear Feet

1.27 Gigabytes (1 PDF file)

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of administrative files of the Student Government Association, including various budget letters, constitutions and by-laws, meeting minutes for a number of committees, and other organization-oriented documents. The files relate to graduate students as well as undergraduates, particularly the files on the Graduate Student Senate (GSS) and graduate student orientation. Topics covered include orientation and representation issues, recruitment of students to participate in student government, student grievances, budget and finance, and numerous departmental and school committees. Also included are files on issues of specific concern to students, particularly tuition and student fee increases, housing, parking, and proposals for new courses.

Administrative History of Student Government Association

The Student Government Association at the Georgia Institute of Technology is the main representative body for students on the Georgia Tech campus. The Association operates under the Dean of Students/Assistant Vice President's office, who reports to the Vice President of Student Affairs, who in turn reports to the President of Georgia Tech. The Student Government Association is divided into three branches: 1. the executive branch, headed by the Undergraduate President and Executive Board; 2. the legislative branch, including the Executive Vice President and House of Representatives; and 3. the judicial branch, comprising a Chief Justice and ten justices. Another branch, the Graduate Student Senate, is the main representative body for graduate students.

A Student Council was first formed to represent the student body at Georgia Tech in 1922. After a hiatus during World War II, the Council reorganized in 1945, and in 1948 affiliated amid some controversy with the National Student Association. During the late 1950s and 1960s, student government expanded its role in campus affairs. By the latter part of the twentieth century, Student Government had attained a prominent position in the operation of the Tech campus.

Other Finding Aids

A print copy of this finding aid is available in the Georgia Tech Archives reading room.


Donation, 1999 (accession number: 1999.0202).

Related Materials

See also UA308, Student Activities Committee Records, for minutes of the Graduate Student Senate, and UA325, Vice President for Student Affairs Records.

General Physical Description note

(20 document cases)

General note

Additional materials will be added to this collection as they can be made available.

Processing Information

Kiet Nguyen and Christine de Catanzaro processed these records in April 2007.

Inventory of the Student Government Association (Georgia Institute of Technology) Records, 1986-1997
Kiet Nguyen and Christine de Catanzaro
Copyright April 2007.
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Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Revision Statements

  • 2022-02-15: Added digital file for Undergraduate Student Government Association Executive Review, Summer and Fall 2021 Semesters.

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology Repository

Georgia Institute of Technology
266 4th Street, NW
Atlanta 30332-0900 USA