RIT Freshman Council records

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Collection Overview
Historical Information for RIT Freshman Council
Scope and Content
Subject Headings
Information for Researchers
Administrative Information
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RIT Freshman Council records
Rochester Institute of Technology. Freshman Council.
Inclusive Date(s)
Records of the Rochester Institute of Technology's Freshman Council. The organization was started in 1963 and disbanded in 1970. The collection includes correspondence, governance documents, meeting minutes, and annual reports.
2.0 Folder(s)
C.S. North, Shelf 41, Box 204
RIT Archive Collections
RIT Libraries
Wallace Center
90 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, New York, 14623
(585) 475-2557

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Historical Information for RIT Freshman Council (Collapse)

The Rochester Institute of Technology's (RIT) Freshman Council was formed in the fall of 1963. According to the group's constitution, the purpose of the organization was to:

  • Promote organization and spirit in the Freshman class
  • Train members in leadership
  • Provide representation of the Freshman class on Senate and to inform the Freshman.

Although both resident and commuter students could belong to the council, members were required to be full-time students in RIT's freshman class. The group sponsored several campus events and activities each year such as a "spirit contest" during the Tech Tourney Weekend in 1968.

Freshman Council disbanded in 1970. It was felt that the services the group provided were already offered by other campus organizations. Additionally, the administration felt that having a "freshman only" club "discourag[ed] freshmen from participating in activities as active and equal members of the student body. In the fall of 1970, the group was dissolved and its funds redistributed to other campus organizations.

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The RIT Freshman Council records consist of correspondence, governance documents, annual reports, and meeting minutes. The governance documents include the organization's constitution and bylaws. The annual reports are accompanied by club financial statements submitted to the Rochester Institute of Technology's (RIT) Student Association. There are also meeting minutes for two meetings held during 1968.

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Materials are contained in two folders. Correspondence is housed in the first folder and is arranged by date.

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Subject Headings (Collapse)

Corporate Name(s)

  • Rochester Institute of Technology. Freshman Council.
  • Rochester Institute of Technology -- Freshmen.
  • Rochester Institute of Technology -- Societies and clubs.
  • Rochester Institute of Technology -- Students.


  • College freshmen -- New York (State) -- Rochester
  • College student government -- New York (State) -- Rochester


  • Annual reports
  • Constitutions
  • Correspondence
  • Minutes

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Preferred Citation

RIT Freshman Council records, RIT Archive Collections

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open to researchers.

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Collection ID


Processing Information

Finding aid created by Lara Nicosia in March 2011.

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