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Vice President for Student Affairs Records

Identifier: UA 128

  • Staff Only
  • No requestable containers

Scope and Contents

This collections contains office files from the Vice President for Student Affairs at the College of William and Mary from 1972 to the present. The records include correspondence to various offices and departments on campus, annual reports and committee records, planning documents for the Convocation and Commencement ceremonies at the College, and information regarding various student organizations on campus. A preliminary inventory for Series 3 is available in the On-line Images/Records section of the finding aid.


  • Creation: 1968-2007


Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access:

This collection contains material which may be restricted related to personnel matters, student records, or other reasons. A Special Collections Research Center staff member must review the collection for restricted material before any researchers may use the collection. Consult a staff member for assistance. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use:

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Historical Note:

The Vice President for Student Affairs was created in 1989 with William Samuel Sadler as its first Vice President. The Vice President for Student Affairs and his/her staff provide a broad range of services to the students of the College. The office has primary responsibility and concern for general student counseling, multicultural students, services for disabled and commuting students, student rights and responsibilities, organizations and activities, student government, the judicial system, the University Centers, student residences, student health and counseling needs.

The staff members work closely with the faculty and administration of the College to represent student concerns to them; this office also presents academic and administrative policies to the students. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .


72.00 Linear Feet

Arrangement of Materials:

This collection is arranged into series in accession number order. Within the series, the folders are arranged alphabetically by subject.

Physical Characteristics or Technical Requirements:

A portion of this collection is stored offsite. Please ask staff for assistance.

Custodial History:

Portions of this collection were previously part of the University Archives Publications Collection.

Acquisition Information:

Acc. 1995.009 transferred 2/6/1995; Acc. 2008.077-086 transferred 8/15/2008 and transferred to the University Archives Artifact Collection; Acc. 2008.072 was transferred on 10/29/2008. Acquisition information for material received after 7/13/2009 is available by consulting a Special Collections Research Center staff member.


Future accruals expected.

Related Materials:

Dean of Student Affairs (UA 23); Office of Minority Student Affairs (UA 260); Residence Life Office Records (UA 84); Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (UA 261); Office of Student Volunteer Services (UA 292); Office of Student Activities (UA 337); Office of the Dean of Students Records (UA 44); Office of the President Records, various accessions.

Separated Materials:

The audiotapes and videotapes that were part of Acc. 2010.215 were separated from this collection and added to the University Archives Audiovisual Collection (UA 58) on 6/15/2010.

Processing Information:

Steven Bookman created the description for Acc. 2008.072 in 2008. Kelsey Kavanagh arranged and organized Acc. 2008.072 in November 2009.

Guide to the Vice President for Student Affairs Records
Finding Aid Authors: Special Collections Staff.
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Script of description
Language of description note
The collection description/finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository