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University of Massachusetts Amherst. Student Affairs and Campus Life

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University of Massachusetts Amherst. Student Affairs and Campus Life Records

75.5 linear feet
Call no.: RG 030

This record group consists of materials gathered from university offices, units, and centers responsible for admissions, financial aid, and student services (including housing, health and religious services, disability services, academic support, transportation, and campus safety). Included in this record group are the records of Dean of Students, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, United Christian Foundation, Counseling Center Research Reports, Student Affairs Research and Evaluation Office and Student Affairs Research, Information and Systems (SARIS) reports, and Pulse Surveys.

00. Publications (except as noted below)
1. Notes from the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
2. Handbooks 1890-2007
Published since 1890 by the Young Men’s Christian Association and subsequently by the Christian Association, Student Religious Council, Student Senate, Women’s Student Government Association, Office of Dean of Students and lastly by the Office of Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, these handbooks were generally edited and produced by students, although content and titles of the handbooks have changed through time. The student handbooks consist of maps and general information about the college and university including information about organizations, clubs, services, regulations and policies, faculty, work opportunities and social activities. Beginning in 1971 the Student Handbook was expanded to provide new students more detailed information about the University before they arrived. In the late 1980’s the Student Handbook ceased as other publications provided this service.

1. Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
The Office of Dean of Women was established in 1945 and the Office of Dean of Men was created in 1948. President Lederle created the Office of the Dean of Students in 1961, to replace the separately structured offices of the Dean of Men and Dean of Women, and to provide more effective, more flexible support for a growing and changing student body. In the 1960’s, the Office of the Dean of Students had responsibility for almost all of the operational units related to student life, including Admissions, Records, Residence Halls, Dining Halls,Student Union, Student Activities, Placement, and Financial Aid. As the University became a statewide administrative unit with the opening of UMass-Boston and the Medical School, there was an increasing conflict between the Office of the Dean of Students on the Amherst campus and the growing demands for a responsive administrative hierarchy. In 1970, the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs was therefore created to provide an appropriate level of supervision for the various Student Affairs divisions with regard to budget, personnel and administration. The Office of the Dean of Students then became a student contact-based office, which cooperated and collaborated with the other divisions.

This series consists of the records of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.

1. Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
1. Office of Jewish Affairs 1994-2007
2. Operations Council
3. Committees in Student Affairs
4. Assistant Vice Chancellor for Campus Activities 1994-2007
5. Assistant Vice Chancellor/Dean for Enrollment 1994-2007
6. Special Services
2. Dean of Students
1. Assistant Dean of Students
2. Regulations
3. Office of Greek Affairs
4. Information Data Bank (IDB)
5. Mastery Learning Center
6. Program for Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Concerns 1986-2007
3. Dean of Women
4. Dean of Academic Support Services
1. University Tour Service 1984-2007
2. Educational Talent Search Program 1991-2007
5. Admissions
6. Registrar
7. Transfer Affairs
8. Exchange Programs
9. Student Development and Career Planning Center
1. Counseling Center
2. New Students Program (summer counseling)
5. Career Planning and Placement Service
7. Campus Career Network 1997-2007
10. Room to Move (drug drop-in center)
11. Chaplains, Religion
1. Newman Center
2. Chabad House
12. United Christian Foundation (UCF)
13. Outreach Mobile Unit
14. Financial Aid, Scholarships
15. Health Services
2. Division of Health Education
2. Peer Sex Education Program
3. Demonstration Alcohol Education Project
3. Mental Health Services
4. Environmental Health and Safety
1. Campus Building Ventilation Working Group
5. Employee Assistance Program (EPA)
13. Valley Health Plan
16. Committee on Facilities for the Handicapped
17. Public Safety
18. Police
19. Security
20. Parking Coordinator, Transportation
21. Housing Assignment Office
1. Office of Residential Resource Management
Formerly Housing Services

22. Office of Community Development and Human Relation
1. Life/Career Development Team
23. Recognized Student Organizations Office (RSO)
2. Academic Activities Board
3. RSO Sub-Committee of Student Affairs Committee
24. Advisory Council of Women
25. Commuter Student Affairs
26. Black Culture Center (New Africa House)
/N8. Nummo News (see also NOMMO (1990-94), RG 45/00/N6) 1974-1990
27. Student Affairs Research and Evaluation Office (SAREO)/ Student Affairs Research, Information and Systems (SARIS)
28. Veterans Affairs, Office of (Veterans Assistance and Counseling Services)
29. Handicapped Student Affairs (Disability Services, 1990- ) 1973-1989
30. Student Activities Office
Renamed the Center for Student Development.

1. Office of ALANA Affairs 1978-2006
Collection contains newsletters and other publications, historical files, ALANA Caucus materials, meeting minutes and files pertaining to ALANA RSOs.

Access restrictions: Director’s files and budget materials are restricted.

31. Residential Education Alcohol Program (REAP) 1987-2007
RG 32. Housing Services 00. Publications (except as noted below) 1. Director of Residence Life 2. Residential Life Board (RLB) 4. Child Care Advisory Committee 5. Project 10, Inquiry Program 6. Budget and Finance 7. Residential Education East 8. Residential Education West 9. Personnel 10. Family Housing 11. Maintenance and Operations 12. Greek Affairs 13. Housing Assignments 14. Residential Academic Programs 15. Housing Services Cable Network (HSCN) 1991-2007 16. Office of Residence Life 1994-2007


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