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The University of Maine General Student Senate (GSS) is the fiduciary body of Student Government. It consists of no more than 35 Student Senators who serve as direct representatives of students in their respective colleges. The Vice President of Student Government is the President of the GSS. The GSS has final authority on all Student Government monetary issues, student organization matters and student administrative committee appointments. It also takes official stances on student concerns. Weekly meetings are open to the public and broadcast on the campus channel. Any member of the campus community may address the GSS during the General Good and Welfare section of the meeting. Elections occur every September.

Records mainly contain textual information created by the GSS, as well as photographic material. The record series Administrative Records includes meeting minutes, notebooks which contain forms, attendance, minutes, pledges elections, non-frat men, and correspondence, and also copies of the constitution and by-laws of the Senate.

Publication Date



Education, Government and Law



Size of Collection

18 boxes

Dates of Collection

1934-2019, bulk 1960-1980

Manuscript Number

UA RG 0009.008

General Student Senate (University of Maine) Records, 1934-2019

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History Commons