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Guide to the University of California, Santa Barbara, Office of Student Life Collection
UArch 48  
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Table of contents What's This?
  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access Restrictions
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: University of California, Santa Barbara, Office of Student Life Collection
    Dates: 1958-2003
    Collection number: UArch 48
    Creator: University of California, Santa Barbara. Dean of Students
    Collection Size: 0.6 linear feet (1.5 document boxes)
    Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Dept. of Special Collections
    Santa Barbara, CA 93106
    Abstract: The Office of Student Life collection contains campus regulations on student organizations and their use of campus facilities, guidebooks for student groups, honor lists, and general reports, flyers, memos, booklets and other materials relating to the Dean of Students and Office of Student Life programs and services.
    Physical location: Del Sur, University Archives.
    Languages: English

    Access Restrictions

    None.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    [Item description, folder title, box number]. University of California, Santa Barbara, Office of Student Life Collection. UArch 48. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    Transfer.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    From the Student Affairs profile for the Office of Student Life, http://www.sa.ucsb.edu/GuideToServices/DepartmentDetail.asp?DepartmentID=16 :
    "The Dean of Students meets and corresponds with students and parents, monitors student political issues and crises, student demonstrations and rallies, student conduct cases, and student problems such as alcohol and drug abuse and student deaths. The staff of the Office of Student Life help students with a variety of issues and concerns that affect the quality of student life. We provide general assistance to students in problem solving and emergencies, addressing grievance issues, and offer referrals when necessary. When a personal or family crisis calls students away from campus, we process administrative withdrawals and petitions for incomplete grades. We provide educational programs on hate incidents and crimes, academic conduct, and the first-year experience. We are responsive to the needs and issues of students on campus and out in the Isla Vista community, and actively work with students and other departments to provide solutions to these problems. Through the Isla Vista Community Development Peer program, students represent the University in the community and through various projects and programs help develop a sense of community and work towards creating a safer environment in Isla Vista. We actively promote a set of community standards that affirms the right of freedom of expression within our community and also affirms the campus commitment to the highest standards of civility. We provide enforcement of general campus regulations through both formal and informal disciplinary processes.
    "The Office of Student Life also provides services for campus organizations' members and leaders including: facilities room scheduling, organization advising and consultation, leadership training and development, program planning and limited funding sources, fund raising, trustee accounts, publicity and promotion, fraternities and sororities, special projects and events, Nexus on Campus This Week Monday calendar, organizational development resource library, UCSB Campus Regulations Applying to Campus Activities, Organizations, and Students, and an on-line campus organization directory. During the academic year, Student Life co-coordinates (with the College of Letters & Science) Interdisciplinary Studies 20: 'Introduction to the University,' a 3.0-unit academic course in which students examine the nature and purpose of higher education and their own relationship to the intellectual, social and cultural climate of the University."
    For more information, see the Office of Student Life page, http://www.sa.ucsb.edu/osl/ 
    The collection contains mainly materials on the Dean of Students, who later became part of the Office of Student Life. The Office of Student Life is a department of the Division of Student Affairs.

    Arrangement

    The collection is arranged in three series:
    Series I, Student Organizations Handbooks and Policies, contains campus regulations on student organizations and their use of campus facilities, guidebooks for student groups, and other related documents, arranged chronologically.
    Series II, Honor Lists, contains the Dean's honor roll lists from 1966 to 1977, arranged chronologically.
    Series III, Subject Files, contains reports, flyers, memos, booklets and other materials relating to dean and Office of Student Life programs and services. Arranged alphabetically.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    University of California, Santa Barbara. Office of Student Life
    University of California, Santa Barbara. Dean of Students

    Related Material

    • Student Groups collection in University Archives Organizations
    • Office of Public Information subject files, UArch 12
    • Office of Admissions and Relations with Schools, University Archives Departments, and the Campus Planning Committee records, UArch 33, and the Office of the Registrar records, University Archives Departments, for more on student statistics and transfers.
    • Kiosk, and previous title Labyrinth, the student handbook, in University Archives Serials
    • Associated Students records, UArch 19, and Associated Student subject files, UArch 21, for similar student services
    The Dean of Students now falls under the Office of Student Life, which maintains a website: http://www.sa.ucsb.edu/osl/