Rochester Area Intercollegiate Student Association constitution

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Historical Information for Rochester Area Intercollegiate Student Association
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Title
Rochester Area Intercollegiate Student Association constitution
Creator
Rochester Area Intercollegiate Student Association (Rochester, N.Y.).
Date(s)
1967
Abstract
Constitution of the Rochester Area Intercollegiate Student Association (RAISA). RAISA was formed in 1967 by undergraduate college students in Rochester, New York.
Extent
1.0 Folder(s)
Location
C.S. North, Shelf 41, Box 208
Repository
RIT Archive Collections
RIT Libraries
Wallace Center
90 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, New York, 14623
(585) 475-2557
raswml@rit.edu
Language
English

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Historical Information for Rochester Area Intercollegiate Student Association (Collapse)

In January, 1967, eight Rochester undergraduates met to create a constitution for a proposed Rochester Area Intercollegiate Student Association (RAISA). Those students were: Ray E. Baker (Rochester Institute of Technology), Jerry Eckert (St. John Fisher), Ralph Huninger (SUNY Brockport), Art Brown (Roberts Wesleyan), Joan Mascaro (Nazareth), Joe O'Brien and Mike O'Connor (Monroe Community), and Greg Talcott (SUNY Geneseo). RAISA would be open to area undergraduates. The constitution lists four objectives:

  1. To discuss and act upon common problems of local and national origin as related to member schools.
  2. To discuss and act upon common problems of member schools.
  3. To promote mutually sponsored academic, cultural, and social events.
  4. To promote individual campus activities when requested.

Each member school would contribute 2 delegates and 2 alternates to the Association. The original idea for the group was Jerry Eckert's, who contacted the other area student association presidents in the summer of 1966. RAISA was ratified in 1967, and Ray E. Baker was named first president. One of the first issues of concern to RAISA was the draft for the Vietnam War. RAISA was active throughout the 1960s.

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Scope and Content (Collapse)

The Rochester Area Intercollegiate Student Association (RAISA) constitution was written in January 1967 by eight Rochester undergraduates. The document includes provisions for RAISA membership, objectives, officers, elections, committees, and funding.

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Arrangement (Collapse)

Collection consists of one item.

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Subject Headings (Collapse)

Corporate Name(s)

  • Rochester Area Intercollegiate Student Association (Rochester, N.Y.).
  • Rochester Institute of Technology -- Societies and clubs.
  • Rochester Institute of Technology -- Students.

Subject(s)

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

Genre(s)

  • Constitutions

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Preferred Citation

Rochester Area Intercollegiate Student Association constitution, RIT Archive Collections

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open to researchers.

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Administrative Information (Collapse)

Collection ID

RITArc.0218

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Amy Vilz in July 2011.

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