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RIT College Union Board gavel

 Collection — Carton: 1
Identifier: RITArc-0305

Scope and Contents

Collection contains a boxed gavel and sound block. The gavel is engraved "Chairman College Union Board."


  • Creation: circa 1970

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

The Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) College Union Board was formed during the 1960s. In 1966, the RIT Board of Trustees and Student Council approved a constitution and set of by-laws for the organization. According to its constitution, the purpose of the group was to "...promote better recreational, social, cultural, and educational services for the college community." The group planned to achieve its stated purpose by overseeing the newly constructed College Alumni Union. The Union was to be run by 200 students, independent of the college's administration.

Although all students at RIT were considered members of the College Union, only active members could join the board. To be an active member, a person had to be a full-time day student at the Institute and have paid the active union fee. Faculty, staff, administrators, part-time students, and evening students could become associate members, which allowed them to "have a voice" at meetings, but not vote.

The group changed its name to the College Activities Board (C.A.B.) for the 1978-1979 school year. As of 2011, C.A.B. was still a part of RIT's campus. The organization helps to plan and implement on-campus activities and entertainment events for the student body.


1 Item(s) (1 File box)




Chairman's gavel of the Rochester Institute of Technology's (RIT) College Union Board. A predecessor to RIT's College Activities Board, the group was formed to plan and provide activities and entertainment for RIT's student body.


Collection consists of one item.

Physical Location

C.S. South, East wall, Shelf 82

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Amy Vilz in November 2011.

RIT College Union Board gavel
RIT Archives
Amy Vilz
16 November 2011
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Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archives Repository

Rochester NY 14623 USA