Guide to the Stanford University, Task Force on Fraternities and Sororities, Records

compiled by Stanford University Archives staff
Stanford University Libraries Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
May 2011
Copyright © 2011 The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.


Overview

Call Number: SC0730
Creator: Serbein, Oscar N., 1919-
Title: Stanford University, Task Force on Fraternities and Sororities, records
Dates: 1952-1988 (bulk 1983-1984)
Bulk Dates: 1983-1984
Physical Description: 1 linear foot (2 boxes)
Summary: The records include agenda, minutes, memoranda, correspondence, surveys, background materials, and the published report (1988). The majority of the materials date from 1983-1984; earlier records are photocopies of relevant reports, memoranda, clippings, etc.
Language(s): The materials are in English.
Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford University Libraries
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-6064
Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 725-1022
URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/spc.html

Administrative Information

Provenance

The records were received by the Stanford University Archvies via administrative transfer in 2004.

Information about Access

The collection is open for research; materials must be requested at least 48 hours in advance of intended use.

Cite As

[Identification of item], Stanford University, Task Force on Fraternities and Sororities, Records (SC0730). Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical/Historical note

Oscar N. Serbein, professor in the Graduate School of Business at Stanford, was chair of the Task Force on Fraternities and Sororities (1983-1984) whose charge was to conduct a thorough review of the University's policies pertaining to fraternities and sororities and to address the question: "To what degree should fraternal organizations at Stanford be encouraged or discouraged?"

Scope and Contents note

The records include agenda, minutes, memoranda, correspondence, surveys, background materials, and the published report (1988). The majority of the materials date from 1983-1984; earlier records are photocopies of relevant reports, memoranda, clippings, etc.

Access Terms

Stanford University--Students
Stanford University. Task Force on Fraternities and Sororities.
Greek letter societies--California--Stanford.


Collection Contents

Box 1, Folder 1-3

Survey of Fraternity and Sorority Presidents 1984

Box 1, Folder 4

Final report, dissensions and notes

Box 1, Folder 5

Fraternity Rush: Interfraternity Council

Box 1, Folder 6

Fraternity Rush: Past policies

Box 1, Folder 7

Fraternity Rush: The Fraternity at Stanford University

Box 1, Folder 8

Fraternity Rush: Assorted topics

Box 1, Folder 9

Task Force: Agenda

Box 1, Folder 10

Task Force: Minutes 1983-84

Box 1, Folder 11

Task Force: Rosters, Visits, Questionnaires

Box 2, Folder 1

Task Force: correspondence 1984

Box 2, Folder 2

Task Force: background information

Box 2, Folder 3

Task Force: correspondence received 1984

Box 2, Folder 4

Task Force: minutes 1984

Box 2, Folder 5

Task Force: assorted documents and notes

Box 2, Folder 6

Summary report, Survey of Fraternity and Sorority Presidents 1984

Box 2, Folder 7-10

Background materials

Box 2, Folder 11

Report of the Task Force on Fraternities and Sororities January 1988. Part A (Report)

Box 2, Folder 12

Report of the Task Force on Fraternities and Sororities January 1988. Part B (Appendices)