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Association of Students of the University of Nebraska (ASUN), Student Government Records

Identifier: RG-38-02-01

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of some correspondence, historical materials, minutes of meetings, treasurer reports, attendance rosters, and photographs. The historical materials contain copies of constitutions and bylaws as well as brochures about ASUN and campaign leaflets. The minutes provide information on membership, nominations, and legislation being debated and voted on. The treasurer's records show financial transactions of ASUN, including information on the funding of the Student Strike in 1970.


  • Majority of material found within 1932-1992


Conditions Governing Access

The records are only minimally processed but are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Property rights and copyright reside with the University of Nebraska. For permission to reproduce or to publish, please contact Archives & Special Collections.

Biographical / Historical

THe Association of Students of the University of Nebraska (ASUN) is the governing body for University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) students. It first operated as a student council formed by special election in the spring of 1919. In May 1923 the student body voted to approve a formal constitution for the Council. Students and the Board of Regents revised the constituion in 1951. In 1965 the Student Council again brought a new constitution before the Regents, its approval officially created the ASUN. The organization works by gathering input from students, advocating student concerns to administration, and providing student services.

The student government consists of an executive branch, a judicial branch and a legislative branch. The executive branch includes the ASUN president and two vice-presidents, who are elected by the student body by popular vote. The president serves as a non-voting member of the Board of Regents. The student court has one chief justice and six associate justices, who are appointed at the end of each academic year by the outgoing president. The court concerns itself with insuring that the student senate's legislation is constitutional and handles any impeachment proceedings. It is not involved in student discipline. The student senate is the legislative branch of ASUN, and is composed of 35 representatives that are elected by students. Representation is based on college enrollment figures. The ASUN President or the Appointments Board (a three member committee) select all of the members of the campus wide committees, many of which are then approved by the Senate. ASUN is still an active student organization.


5.1 Linear Feet (6 boxes, 5 scrapbooks)

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Repository Details

Part of the Archives & Special Collections, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries Repository

Archives & Special Collections
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries
P.O. Box 884100
Lincoln NE 68588-4100 United States