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Documents concerning student associations affiliation, disaffiliation and basic standards. As members of the national YWCA of the U.S.A. organization, local student associations must apply for affiliation and meet basic standards of affiliation to maintain membership in good standing. LIsts of affiliated, unaffiliated and disaffiliated associations track the status of student associations across the United States. Also included are statistical summaries and outlines of affiliation standards and procedures. Basic standards ensure that the associations meet basic requirements and maintain a healthy association. Associations complete a basic standards self evaluation and submit the completed form to the National Board of the YWCA of the U.S.A. The completed forms are summarized into a narrative report and the data compiled into tables. Summary reports are accompanied by blank reporting forms and introductory letters sent to associations.
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To the extent that it owns copyright, the YWCA of the U.S.A. has retained copyright of the records in this group; however, copyright in other items in this collection may be held by their respective creators. For reproductions of materials that are governed by fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. In all other cases, YWCA of the U.S.A. has authorized the Sophia Smith Collection to grant permission to publish reproductions or quotations on its behalf. For materials in the collection not created by YWCA of the U.S.A., researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them if reqired by law. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with the use of those materials.
Student, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.