President FWJ Sylwester reported to the Board of Control on September 20, 1938, that he had started a Students' Council, consisting of the head of every room, with whom he had been meeting every Wednesday to discuss problems with them. An entry in the March 29, 1943 Board of Control Minutes states, "A student council has been formed and is proceeding nicely." Whether the 1938 council grew into the second, the 1962 council, or the second is a new organization is not known. The December, 1945, issue of Where Rolls the Oregon lists the council members with Allan Nauss as faculty advisor. The Student Council held regular meetings in addition to meetings of the student body. A student judicial council was also formed to deal with discipline cases.
When student clubs were first formed is unknown. The 1947 yearbook lists the chorus club, the "C" club, and a missionary society as already in existence.
These records document the regular revisions of the constitution that guided the early years of student government from 1952 to 1970. Minutes from 1951 to 1970 document the activities of the Students’ Council as well as the activities of the student body. Minutes from various clubs record some of the extracurricular activities from 1948-1955.
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[Item]. Concordia University Student Organizations Records. RG 17/04. Archives, Concordia University (Portland, OR).
The records are divided into two series: Series I. Student Government; and Series II. Student Activities. Arrangement within each series is alphabetical by subject and then, if appropriate, by year.
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