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UMass Dartmouth Student Senate

Identifier: URC-066

Scope and Contents

Collection includes minutes, reports, petitions, records of student activities and expenditure reports. Collection includes student petitions against President Joseph Driscoll in 1969.


  • 1957-2004
  • Majority of material found in 1957-1993


Biographical / Historical

The Student Senate represents all students by popular election, and functions on the UMass Dartmouth campus through its student senators. This body is the voice of the student in school affairs, as members are appointed to serve on various faculty and administrative committees. One of the primary functions of the Student Senate is to approve the formation of new organizations and to provide funding so that the interest of every student group is represented. The Senate consists of 36 senators who are elected to a one year term in the spring semester: three from each of the four classes; one representing commuters and another, the residents, one from graduate students, one from Professional and Continuing Education, and twenty from the five colleges based on proportions. On the Student Activities web site the Senate is referred to as the SGA, or Student Government Association, however, in the records themselves it is referred to almost exclusively as the Student Senate.


1.25 Linear Feet (3 manuscript boxes and 1 half-sized manuscript box)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

retrospective (collection reprocessed from “red book” series pre-1995)

UMass Dartmouth Student Senate
Addy Kadura (Class of 2013)
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Edition statement
First edition revised 2023

Repository Details

Part of the Claire T. Carney Library Archives and Special Collections, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Repository

285 Old Westport Rd.
N. Dartmouth MA 02747 USA