Guide to the Pennsylvania State University, Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs records, 1878-2015 (bulk 1960-2003)

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Collection Overview

Title:
Pennsylvania State University, Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs records
Dates (Inclusive):
1878-2015
Creator:
Pennsylvania State University. Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs
Abstract:
Student affairs were managed by deans of men and women until 1968. An administrative position of Director of Student Affairs was created in 1950 and elevated to the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs in 1965. It administered student services, and programs (activities) at University Park and the branch campuses. This collection documents Penn State's planning for and administration of its policies regarding student health and well-being, conduct, activities, programs, and enrichment, primarily in the second half of the 20th century.
Collection Number:
01379
Size:
99.84 Linear Feet
Size:
(114 containers)
Location:
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the  library catalog.
Repository:
Special Collections Library. Pennsylvania State University.
Languages:
English

Biographical Note

Student health and well-being, conduct, and activities were initially the responsibility of the president and college steward. Later, a dean of men and a dean of women were appointed and served on the president"s administrative council. An assistant for student affairs was added to the president's administrative staff in 1950 and this position was elevated to vice president for student affairs in 1965. This office had a large portfolio including student services, counseling, international students, job placement, admissions and course scheduling, student aid, religious affairs, student activities, and student affairs research. In 1968 the deans of men and women were replaced by a single dean of student affairs, responsible for supervising residential life. In the late 1960s the vice president for student affairs was a key administrative figure responding to the sit-ins and demonstrations. In its aftermath, rules governing student life were relaxed, and assessments of and programs to improve opportunities for women and minority students were implemented. In 1973, the Office of Student Affairs was organized into four areas: Special Programs and Services, Student Services, Student Programs, and Administration. In December 1983, the Senior Vice President for Administration oversaw three divisions: Campus Life, Counseling and Health, and Student Programs. Soon after, William Asbury assumed this position and in 1985 was appointed assistant vice president for student services and in 1987 was named vice president for student affairs. By 1997 he was responsible for the following offices: Ethics and Religious Affairs, the Center for Adult Learners, Center for Women Students, Judicial Affairs, Residence Life, University Health Services, Career Development, Counseling and Psychological Services, Paul Robeson Cultural Center, and the Union and Student Activities (USA).

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Collection Overview

This collection documents the administration of student affairs at Penn State. It includes constitutions and activity files for hundreds of current and defunct student organizations beginning as early as 1878. It includes copies of student orations from the 1920s as well as records for a rehabilitation program for disabled veterans after World War I. It also includes the Associated Student Activities annual financial reports beginning in 1939, and files from the Student Organizations Budget Committee (SOBC) (1986-1997), renamed University Park Allocation Committee in 1997. It includes student council minutes. It also includes student disciplinary files as well as reports of riots and other violent incidents. After the 1960s, it includes plans, policies, assessments, and publications concerning recruitment and retention of minorities and women, and the reduction of incidents of hate and intolerance, sexual violence, and alcohol abuse by students. There are also records of a child care task force, and office files of Vice President for Student Affairs Vicki Tripponey.

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Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection contains university records which are restricted for a period of 20 years from the date of their creation, in accordance with University Policies AD35 and AD95. This collection contains student records that are subject to the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). In accordance with FERPA, all student records are restricted for a period of 75 years from the date of their creation.

Boxes 92 and 93 are closed due to litigation hold. Please see Policy AD35 University Archives and Records Management.

As of July 2019, Box #37 is not accessible.

Copyright Notice

Photocopies of original materials may be made available for research purposes at the discretion of the Eberly Family Special Collections Library. Photocopies or reproductions of original materials may be subject to fees as outlined by the Pennsylvania State University Libraries reproduction policies.Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. Patrons seeking advice on the availability of unpublished materials for publication should consult relevant copyright law and laws of libel.

Preferred Citation

Pennsylvania State University, Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs records, 01379, Eberly Family Special Collections Library, Pennsylvania State University.

Processing Information

Processed by Special Collections staff.

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Graphic
  • Audio
  • Artifacts
  • Scrapbooks
  • Photographic
  • Moving Image

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Collection Inventory

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