Guide to the Student Involvement Records

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Oregon State University. Student Involvement.
Title: Student Involvement Records
Dates: 1973-2006 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 10.2 cubic feet, including 28 photographs and one sound recording (12 boxes, including one oversize box)
Collection Number: RG 232
Summary: The Student Involvement Records document the services and support provided to individual students and student organizations members seeking to increase their level of involvement at OSU.
Repository: Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections & Archives Research Center
Contact Information: Special Collections & Archives Research Center
121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Corvallis OR
Telephone: 541-737-2075
Fax: 541-737-8674
Languages: Materials in English. 
Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities

Historical Note

Student Involvement seeks to "enhance student learning and student succes through co-curricular involvement" and provides support services to organizations funded by student fee funds. Among the services offered are assistance with event planning, space for meetings, publicity, and leadership development.

The Student Activities Center was housed in the Memorial Union in the early 1970s, moved to the new Memorial Union East in the late 1970s, and became known as Student Involvement in the late 1990s.

Content Description

The Student Involvement Records consist of materials generated and assembled by the unit and include annual reports, brochures, budgetary records, buttons, correspondence, flyers, handbooks, meeting minutes, newsletters, newspaper clippings, notes, photographs, publications, student group rosters, and a sound recording. Outreach programs documented include Eager Beaver, Odyssey, and Passport to Student Involvement. In addition to reflecting the administration of Student Involvement, these files document interactions among Student Involvement staff, student organizations, and cultural centers; event planning; office space remodels; involvement in coursework and leadership training office; policies and procedures; and budget preparation.

The Associated Students of OSU (ASOSU) materials pertain to ASOSU retreats, student body elections, the Oregon Student Association, and incidental student fee budgets.

The photographs depict a staff retreat, the Student Involvement office area after a remodel in 2003, OSU cultural centers and various events sponsored by student organizations. The sound recording is a reel-to-reel tape of a 1975 public hearing on the freshman housing requirement.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open for research, except for the student development transcripts, which contain confidential student information.

Preferred Citation :  

Student Involvement Records (RG 232), Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information :  

Records transferred from the Student Involvement Office as two accessions in 2006.

Future Additions :  

Additions to the collection are expected.

Additional Reference Guides :  

Preliminary container list available online.

Processing Note :  

This collection is not fully processed; this guide is preliminary.

Related Materials :  

The Student Involvement Records are a component of the Oregon Multicultural Archives, which includes other collections pertaining to the cultural centers and minority students at OSU. Additional materials pertaining to student activities and government at OSU are available in the Associated Students of Oregon State University Records (RG 11), the Student Affairs Records (RG 102), and the Memorial Union Records (RG 99).


  • Corporate Names :
  • Oregon State University--Students.
  • Oregon Student Association.
  • Subject Terms :
  • Clubs--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • College environment--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • College student government--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • College student orientation--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • College students--Oregon.
  • Greek letter societies--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Minority college students--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Student activities--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Students, Foreign--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Ephemera.
  • Photographs.
  • Sound recordings.
    • Other Creators :
    • Associated Students of Oregon State University.
    • Oregon State University. Student Activities Center.

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