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RIT Community Service Club House records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RITArc-0162

Scope and Contents

The RIT Community Service Club House records consist of administrative documents related to the group and its activities. The collection includes forms and other administrative items, meeting minutes, governance documents, budgeting materials, newsletters, fliers and brochures, ephemera, housing applications, project information, and other related items. For instance, there are copies of housing rosters for various years, calendars of events, member evaluation forms, and phone and mailing lists. Additionally, the collection contains information on projects supported by the club such as project lists and program evaluations. In September 2012, the following items were added: photo albums from 1992-1997, slides, VHS tapes, banner, and button.


  • 1982-2000
  • Majority of material found within 1990 - 1996


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

The Community Service Club House (CSCH) was started at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) around 1982. It was a "Special Interest" housing option for students, supported by the university's Department of Residence Life. At the time, RIT had eight other special interest houses on its campus: Art House, Business House, Computer Science House, Engineering House, Imagemakers House, International House, Photo House, and Unity House. Students would apply to live in one of these houses, agreeing to abide by the group's constitution. Each house was coeducational and was located on one or more floors of the residence halls on campus. According to a brochure produced by the Office of Residence Life, these houses were "alternative living environment[s]" that "provid[ed] an atmosphere of spirit, pride and closeness that is scarce in normal residence hall life."

Members of CSCH were expected to participate in campus and community service activities, as well as support the CSCH and its role on campus. This was done through participating in various committees such as the evaluation committee or the student-elected executive board. Students living in CSCH would work as a group on community service projects , form teams to compete in intramural sports and activities, and organize campus events such as the annual Snow Ball. CSCH's constitution (revised 1996) lists the following purposes for the group:
  • To promote community service activities which will focus on providing direct and indirect voluntary service to the community and/or campus agencies
  • To promote supplemental social, recreational, and educational programs for members
  • To stimulate a sense of pride in group membership
  • To make members more aware of their community
  • To serve as positive role models and leaders representing RIT students in the area of campus/community service.
  • Extent

    2 Linear Feet (4 file boxes)




    Records of the Community Service Club House at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). The house was started around 1982 as a "special interest" residence hall for students at RIT interested in community service. The collection includes administrative items, meeting minutes, governance documents, budgeting materials, newsletters, ephemera, project information, and other related items. Photographic materials, a banner, a button were added to the collection in September 2012.


    This collection is currently unprocessed.

    Physical Location

    C.S. South, East wall, Shelves 87-88 -Boxes 1-3; C.S. South, Shelve 60 - Box 4

    Other Finding Aids

    In addition to this finding aid, an inventory is available below. For more information, please contact the RIT Archive Collections.

    RIT Community Service Club House records

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Accession numbers: 02:13; 12:056

    The collection was given to the RIT Archive Collections by Dennis Lloyd, Jr. in March 2002. A second group of records was donated by Dennis Lloyd in July 2012.


    Box 4 was added to the collection in September 2012.

    Processing Information

    Finding aid created by Lara Nicosia in April 2011.
    RIT Community Service Club House records
    RIT Archives
    Lara Nicosia
    25 April 2011
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    Repository Details

    Part of the RIT Archive Collections Repository

    RIT Libraries
    Wallace Center
    90 Lomb Memorial Drive
    Rochester NY 14623 USA
    (585) 475-4613