Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Undergraduate Student Government. | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center
Name: Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Undergraduate Student Government.
Historical Note: The first student Council was started in the early 1900's and was composed of students and faculty. Through the years, the structure of the organization has evolved as the University has grown. The first change resulted in the council composed entirely of students elected to represent the four classes. In 1958 the representation was changed again, to include students from Housing, International, and Graduate students. At the same time the Executive and Judicial branches were created. The first student body President and Vice-President were elected in an all campus election in May of 1958 and the first Judicial Board began in the fall of 1958. The formal Committee and Commission structure was initiated in the fall 1962. The Student Council was expanded in 1963 to include the academic senators and in the spring of 1963 the All University Student Council was developed and the first members elected. In 1970 the name was formally changed to the Undergraduate Student Government.