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RIT Student Association Slide Show digital audio recording

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: RITArc-0630

Scope and Contents

The RIT Student Association Slide Show audio recording is the audio file that accompanied the slide show. An unidentified narrator talks about student involvement at RIT and the Learning Edge. Twelve students talk about the activities they are involved with at RIT. Original cassette recordings were digitized on 7/6/2014.


  • Creation: ca. 1970-1978


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

It is unclear exactly when the Student Association (SA) formed at Rochester Institute of Technology. The earliest records the collection contains are SA financial reports from 1923. According to the preamble of the SA constitution, "The purpose of this organization shall be to unite all students in a functioning body, to give opportunity for the formulation and expression of student opinion, and to coordinate all phases of student activity." Membership was available to all students enrolled in day courses, as well as part-time students that paid the SA fee.

The governing body of SA was Student Council, with Council officers elected by SA members. Any student group on campus had to be responsible to and approved of by the Student Council. Any student group (with the exception of religious organizations), that restricted membership by race, religion, or ethnicity were not permitted.

Shortly after RIT moved from downtown Rochester to Henrietta in 1968, SA formed the RIT Students Cooperative, a group of student run and operated businesses on campus. These included the Tunnel Shops, a candy/tobacco store, shuttle bus service, and used bookstore. In 1971, SA relinquished control and the RIT Students Cooperative incorporated as an independent and self-sustaining body.

SA is no longer active at RIT. Student clubs and organizations are administered by the Center for Campus Life.


1 Digital File(s) (Digital Audio file)




The RIT Student Association Slide Show audio recording is the audio portion of a slide show about student activities at RIT.


There is only one item in the collection.

Physical Location

For access, contact RIT Archive Collections.

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Jennifer Roeszies in October 2015.

RIT Student Association Slide Show audio recording
RIT Archives
Jennifer Roeszies
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Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archives Repository

Rochester NY 14623 USA