Davis: Student Government
Associated Students of UC California, Davis
By the late 1960s, the Associated Students of the University
of California, Davis (ASUCD) was undergoing its third major reorganization since
its beginning in 1912. ASUCD was the basis for much of the social and cultural
life on the campus.
The 1966 structure of the student government provided
for a president and vice-president heading an executive committee composed of
11 student representatives, three elected at-large and two from each of the
four living areas: men's residences, women's residences, fraternities (there
were no sororities on the Davis campus), and off-campus. In addition, the freshman
class president and representatives from the faculty, alumni, office of the
dean of students, and office of the chancellor were voting members of the executive
As well as serving as the voice of the students in academic
and social matters, the executive committee appointed the chairmen for all the
activities which it administered. These included, among others, Cal Aggie Camp
for underprivileged children, the marching band, and the model United Nations.
The executive committee also hired all full-time personnel working in both the
ASUCD offices as well as in the Student Store and soda fountains, which were
operations of the Associated Students.
The Welfare Council
A second body in the ASUCD was the welfare council, elected
from the students at large and responsible for maintaining the honor spirit,
the honor code of Davis. No exams were proctored, the library had open stacks,
and bicycles were rarely locked. Infractions of the honor spirit were heard
by the welfare council and recommendations for disciplinary action were made
to the dean of students.
Publications of the ASUCD included the California
Aggie, the twice-weekly newspaper; El Rodeo, the yearbook; and Motley,
a literary magazine. KCD, the campus radio station, was also owned and operated
During the school year, the ASUCD sponsored not only
the traditional college Homecoming Day and Spring Sing, but also Picnic Day,
a campus-wide open house attended by about 50,000 people; Judging Day, an agricultural
judging contest for members of Future Farmers of America chapters in three states;
and Wild West Days, a return to Aggie traditions.
Student Body Presidents
|Hugh Dyer Cameron
|J. M. Roberts
|W. D. Heron
|J. L. Kanat
|C. H. Kensley
|Francis R. Wilson
|W. R. Huberty
|Harold V. Beckman
|Harold E. Kendall
|Daniel T. Haley
|Leslie E. Waight
|Irwin D. Boone
|Harry A. Caldwell
|Philip S. White
|Maiton J. Wolfe
|Robert W. Munyon
|Bill Murray, Pat Bowman, Clay Brown
|R. Terry Schauer
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