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Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Student Government Association



  • Existence: 1967 - 2021
  • Usage: 1970 - 2021
  • Usage: 1967 - 1970

Administrative History

The Civilian Student Union (CSU) formed during the 1934-1935 school year, alongside the VPI Senate and VPI Honor Court, both of which included representatives from the Corps of Cadets and the CSU. In the 1939-1940 school year, the CSU separated from the joint governance groups, and it also combined with the Women Student's Union to form the Civilian Student Body (CSB). In April 1966, the CSB and Corps of Cadets's student governance combined to form the Unified Student Body. The following year, the name changed to the Student Government Association (SGA).

The Virginia Tech Student Government Association (SGA) was a student-run organization who represented and advocated for students in university governance. The organization was divided into three branches, the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial.

In 2021, the SGA and the Universtiy's Commission on Student Affairs, which included the Student Budget Board, merged to form the Undergraduate Student Senate (USS).

Ordered List:
  1. VT Bugles
  2. Student Government Association of Virginia Tech, "About Us",
  3. "Undergraduate Student Governance," Virginia Tech History website,

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Records of the Student Government Association of Virginia Tech

 Record Group
Identifier: RG-31-16

The Virginia Tech Student Government Association was created in 1966-1967, combining the Civilian Student Body (established in 1930) and the Corps of Cadets student body governance. The collection contains minutes of the SGA and Civilian Student Body, administrative and event records, bills and resolutions, photo albums and clippings, and financial documents, which document the history and administration of the student organization.

Dates: 1947 - 2016