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Northwestern Community Council

 Organization

The Northwestern Community Council (NCC) was constituted in 1969 to address "all aspects of extra-curricular life of the students on the Evanston campus." It replaced the Council on Undergraduate Life. According to its bylaws the organization had the right to review and recommend policy relating to student environment. Specific duties of the NCC were reviews and recommendations on changes in the University Hearings and Appeals System, in the Student Self-Determination Program to living units, supervisory organizations, and the Associated Student Government (ASG). Further, the NCC advised on the hiring of candidates for Northwestern administrative positions at the level of vice-president or above.

NCC members included Evanston Campus undergraduates and graduate students, administrators, and faculty members representing the College of Arts and Sciences, the Technological Institute, the School of Speech, the School of Music, the School of Education, the School of Journalism, and the Graduate School of Management.

Council meetings were open to the entire Northwestern community. Subcommittees were organized to carry out work of the Council. While initially active, the role and function of the council received less attention over the years, and it was disbanded in 1994.

The specific recommendation of the Northwestern Committee on Interactive Sensitivity Training to develop a Human Relations Committee led to the reconstitution of the Council in Winter 1995. The NCC took on responsibility to review issues related to the maintenance of a supportive campus climate for all persons on the Evanston and Chicago campuses of Northwestern University. Activities grew to include diversity and racial issues and the fostering of a multicultural atmosphere on campus.
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Author: Yvonne Spura

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Northwestern Community Council

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Identifier: 30/17
Abstract The Northwestern Community Council (NCC), an organization of students, faculty and staff, was founded in 1969 to address the extra-curricular life of Northwestern University students on the Evanston Campus. The records document the structure, organization, and activities of the NCC between 1968 and 2000.