The Student Senate was founded in 1921. For many years, this organization acted as a provider of student activities and
events until Student Activities Council took over those
1968. Today the Student Government Association (SGA) is responsible for
chartering new student organizations on campus. It is also the
organization where the voices of the students are most heard. Senators
from every university sponsored organization are represented on the SGA.
accomplishment of the early Student Senate was to found an activity called "Parents
Day" in 1936.
This brought the students' parents in to the College for the day for lunch and
an afternoon filled with relaxation and recreation.
1960, the Student Senate changed Parents' Day into Parent's Weekend. This
made the events last two days, instead of one. The first annual Parent's
Weekend had events like a talent show, and music, courtesy of the University Band
and Glee Club. The goal of the weekend, according to the Student Senate,
was to "sincerely hope that the added time will afford you an especially
enjoyable time with your son or daughter here at their campus
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taken from Office of Student Activities Files at SBU