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Division of Student Life Records

Identifier: RG24.0012.001

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Scope and Contents

The Records of the Office of Student Life consist of four series: Student Organizations (arranged by name of the organization), Homecoming, Office of Campus Programs and Activities, and Newspaper Articles (all arranged chronologically).


  • Creation: 1951 - 2000


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply; please consult Special Collections staff for further information.

Biographical / Historical

"The Office of Student Life provides diverse social, cultural, recreational and educational programs and activities for the University of Iowa community. Supporting more than 400 recognized student organizations, the OSL sponsors major annual events, diversity initiatives, leadership opportunities, and arts and entertainment programs. As of 2007, OSL was part of the administration of the Iowa Memorial Union, which in turn reports to the Dean of Students.

Although student clubs and organizations have thrived at the University of Iowa since classes began in 1855, there was no central office to coordinate these activities until about 1977 with the establishment of the Office of Student Activities. By 1984, OSA was re-named the Office of Campus Programs and Student Activities (OCPSA), and, in 1998, the Office of Student Life.


7 Linear Feet

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Method of Acquisition

The records of the Office of Student Life were transferred to the University of Iowa Archives as Accession 2006-32.

Related Materials

Student Life Collections (RG02)

Organizations and Clubs Vertical Files (RG01.0015.004)

Records of the Office of Student Services (RG24.0003.001)

Records of the Iowa Memorial Union (RG24.0004.001)

Records of the Committee on Student Life (RG05.0003.019)

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Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Archives Repository

100 Main Library
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City IA 52242