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Wayne State University Student Activities Counseling: Student Organizations Files

Identifier: WSR000205

Scope and Content

The records contain files of student organizations that were active between 1931-1981 at Wayne State University. A majority of the organizations became inactive between 1967-1971. Some organizations were active when the university was known as College of the City of Detroit, Wayne University and currently Wayne State University. Documents include membership rosters, correspondence, student organization publications, constitutions, charters, meeting minutes, financial records, flyers, programs, newsletters, photographs, and news clippings.


  • 1931 - 1981


Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.


Materials in this collection may only be used with permission of the University Archivist. Information protected by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is restricted.


Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials. Restrictions: Researchers may encounter records of a sensitive nature – personnel files, case records and those involving investigations, legal and other private matters. Privacy laws and restrictions imposed by the Library prohibit the use of names and other personal information which might identify an individual, except with written permission from the Director and/or the donor.


17.5 Linear Feet (35 MB)


The department responsible for overseeing the functions (i.e. activation/de-activation, recruitment, membership eligibility and activities) of student organizations throughout the history of Wayne State University has operated under the following names: Student Activities, Student Activities Office, Division of Student Personnel-Student Activities, Division of Student Activities Service Office, Division of Student Personnel-Office of Student Organizations, Division of Student Personnel-Director of Student Organizations, Division of Student Personnel-Director of Student Organizations and Activities, Division of Student Personnel-Student Organizations, Student Personnel-Student Organizations, Division of Student Personnel-Student Activities Counseling, Division of Student Affairs-Student Activities Counseling. The Dean of Students Office is currently responsible for overseeing the functions of student organizations.


In most cases the folders are arranged in alphabetical order by organization name within an accession. In cases when an organization’s name was changed, it is filed under its most recently used name. Alternate names and acronyms used by a student organization are also listed.


Donated to the University Archives in multiple shipments from 1972 to 1981.

Related Materials

Wayne State University Student-Faculty Council Records, Wayne State University Student Center and Program Activities Records.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Annissa Y. Ali on December 20, 2012.
Guide to the Wayne State University Student Activities Counseling: Student Organizations Files
Processed by 
 Y. Ali.
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Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

5401 Cass Avenue
Detroit MI 48202 USA