The Student Advisory Council of 1956 was the first incarnation of WKU’s Student Government Association. A constitution was written in 1963 and a student council was active in February and of March 1965. In 1966 things finally got underway with a newly written constitution and approval of the Kelly Thompson administration. Since then the group has been active on campus taking on the issues of the day from discrimination to tuition hikes, ice machines to visitation policies.
University Archives holds the existing records of the SGA and these are being digitized. The constitution and amendments; meeting minutes 1969; 1976-1979; 1986-1990; 1994-1999; 2002-2003 and 2005-2007 ; legislation and documents are now available for researchers on TopScholar. These records are also available to researchers in the Kentucky Building’s Harrison-Baird Reading Room, Monday – Saturday 9 – 4.