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terial for use of student bodies,
and in cooperation with their ad-
ministration help student bodies in
the eventual establishment of in-
dependent student finance con-
The USNSA recognizes culture
as a social manifestation, differ-
ing in form and substance in va-
rious environments. The cultural
base is not a static element but,
when properly nourished, one that
can develop and enhance the so-
cal progress of our nation. In
light of this the USNSA will help
to achieve the best possible oppor-
tunities for the cultural develop-
ment of all American college and
university students. Also it will at-
tempt to serve the American cam-
pus by adopting a programrthat
will present the creative efforts
of the students to the American
public and peoples of the world
and at the same time bring to the
campuses the best of all cultures
of the world.
The first object in setting up a
program along these lines is to ob-
tain the widest possible student
participation in a general cultural
program, both as audience and
producer. The work and program
of American and foreign students
should be made available to every
campus, through exhibits of art
schools, tours of theatre and
dance groups, exchange of musi-
cal groups. Professional groups
should be encouraged to take their
concerts, exhibits, lectures and
plays to as many campuses as pos-
sible. Audio-visual programs
should be made available to all
schools to study the cultures of all
The USNSA should conduct a
series of competitons for all stu-
dents to encompass the fields of
all arts and sciences. The possi-
bility of an annual cultural festi-
val should be carefully studied,
and participation in international
cultural festivals should be en-
couraged. It is felt that this is one
of the important methods through
which understanding of all peo-
ples can be facilitated.
The USNSA should encourage a
well rounded program of student
activities on each campus, for it is
felt that through participation of
all students on a campus in such a
program, a means will be pro-
vided for developing a personal
growth in the individual student
which cannot be obtained solely in
academic study. A comprehensive
orientation program on each cam-
pus should be developed with the
cooperation of all student and ad-
ministrative groups. This program
should have as its basis a com-
plete explanation of all student ac-
tivities, and encouragement of
participation in these activities. A
complete explanation of the stu-
dent government on the campus
and individual student relation-
ship to it and the USNSA is of ut-
most importance.
The National Commission should
study and recommend ways and
means of establishing student un-
ion programs and buildings on
campuses, and also improvement
of th existing ones. The commis-
sion should help establish on each
campus a social committee to plan
activities involving the entire stu-
dent body, and aid in eliminating
the social problems arising from
the division of student life into
small groups. Regions should
study the possibilities of formulat-
ing programs of inter-collegiate
and inter-regional social activi-
ties. Surveys should be conducted
to make available information re-
garding the planning and func-
tioning of student activity funds.
The regulations pertaining to

the social conduct of the individ-
ual student should be considered
to be the responsibility of there-
spective campus governing bodies.
The various social organizations
should be subject to the same reg-
ulations that govern any organi-
zation on the campus.
The National Commission should
conduct a nation-wide poll to de-
termine the facts concerning stu-
dent wages and part-time employ-
ment opportunities, and attempt
to establish regional standards for
the determination of fair wages
for this employment. On a campus
where there is a graduate place-
ment service, these facilities
should be expanded to offer part-
time placement service for the un-
dergraduates, or if no such facili-
ties are available, an effort should
be made to develop such a service.
Where the rates for room and
board, set by campus authorities,
are equal to off-campus living
costs, the student wage scale
should be equal to those paid by
off-campus establishments.
The National Commission,
through surveys and compiling of
reports on methods already suc-
cessfnllv in use by various colleges,

lems and opportunities of post-
college jobs and graduate studies.
This vocational guidance plan
should coordinate its activities
with gcvernmental agencies and
industrial firms to ensure the
closest possible contact with oth-
ers working in this field.
Student housing based on defi-
nite qualifications and standards,
should be available to every stu-
lent. An immediate problem exists
that needs attention, and long
ange planning is necessary to im-
-rove general student housing.
The National Commission on co-
operation with local and regional
groups should act as a clearing
house for constructive suggestions,
and conduct surveys to obtain im-
mediate information on this prob-
lem. The Commission should an-
alyze national legislation affect-
ing the housing of students and
make its reports available. Indi-
vidual student governing bodies
should be given encouragement to
cooperate with their administra-
tion and local civic groups to al-
leviate the emergency that exists
The necessity for long range
planning for student housing
oroblems should include consider-
ation of cooperative student hous-
ing projects, low interest federal
loans to colleges and construction
of dormitories, and governmental
%nd community aid for construc-
tion of housing in college com-
The USNSA should work for the
dual purpose of freeing student
publications from college and uni-
versity administrative control, at
the same time strengthening the
publications set-up so that it will
be strong enough to assume its re-
Vponsibilities for free student pub-
lications. The National Commis-
sion through the local student
governing bodies should make
known the following criteria for
the basis of free student publica-
tion: The student publication
should be freed from administra-
tion control when adequate meth-
ods of maintaining their responsi-
bility to the student body as a
whole have been developed; the
student publications and the stu-
dent governing bodies should be
separately responsibly to the stu-
dent body in order that publica-
tions do not become the personal
instrument of the staff or the stu-
dent governing body. Whenever a
fee is charged to all students by
the administration as an activity
fee or subscription fee for publi-
cations, the appointment for pub-
lications should be on a yearly
basis or a fixed per capita assess-
ment. These funds shall be ad-
ministered by the staff of the pub-
lication who shall be financially
responsible to the entire student
body. Ultimately, voluntary sub-
scriptions should be the financial
basis for free student publications.
The USNSA favors providing
every student with an adequate
physical welfare, health and rec-
reation program, but on many
campuses this is not available to
the majority of students. The Na-
tional Commission through its re-
gional and local organization
should conduct surveys, and com-
pile information for schools desir-
ing to develop this type of pro-
gram. Also federal legislation af-
fecting the physical welfare,
health and recreation of college
students should be analyzed.
The following type of outlined
program should be followed by the
National Commission: A health
education program and periodic
physical examination should be
available to all students. Adequate
campus facilities for the treat-

ment of accidents and emergency
illness should be available to the
entire student body.
Each student should be given
the opporutiity to participate in a
health insurance plan. The special
report presented to the conven-
tion by the Association of In-
ternes and Medical Students on a
minimum studlent health program
should be considered. Non-profit
eating facilities that are clean and
serve nutritious and appetizing
food should be available to all
students. Physical education and
recreation programs are an integ-
ral part of a well rounded health
program and should be encour-
aged on all campuses. Where the
present trend of commercializa-
tion of college amateur athletics
interfere with the development of
such a program, the USNSA
should go on record in favor of
reversing this trend to make avail-
able to all students the chance to
participate in sports and other
types of recreation.
A Summary of Panel II
One of the three manor sections
of the program of activities of the
National Student Association will
be concerned with the problem of
educational opportunity. Panel
II was conducted primarily with

who is scholastically qualified but
financially unable to secure a
higher education, aid which will
be granted without regard to race,
religion, sex, or political belief;
support increase in GI subsistence
in proportion to the family unit;
encourage increase private contri-
butions to scholarship and loan
funds by organizations as well as
individuals, encourage individual
colleges and universities to adopt
more liberal scholarship policies;
work to prevent the increase of
education fees, and ask that, when
such increases are necessary, the
administration discuss the prob-
lem with the local student govern-
ment, especially with regard to
those students for whom the rais-
ing of fees will be a hardship; en-
courage other legislative programs
designed to alleviate economic
barriers to education. The Panel
also recommends further con-
sideration of the Privilege Carl
Plan and, in cooperation with the
North American Student Coopera-
tive League, investigation of the
problems and promotion of stu-
dent cooperatives.
The Panel proposed that the
USNSA working through its re-
gions, should survey comparative
educational opportunities for Ne-
gro and white students in the
South. The survey shall include
state regulations concerning dis-
crimination. On the basis of the
survey there shall be direct action
on the campus level, coordination
of action on the regional level, and
formulation of broad policy on the
national level. The National
Commission shall distributed the
report of the survey.
Recognizing that only two con-
siderations, character and aca-
demic standings, are valid in de-
termining admission to an educa-
tional institution, the Panel de-
cided that the following practices
of discrimination on the basis of
race, religion, sex, national origin,
economic circumstances, or politi-
cal beliefs which recognize the
sovereignty of the U. S. Constitu-
tion, shall be considered unfair
practices; to deny or limit the ad-
mission of, or otherwise discrimi-
nate again any person; to make,
or cause to be made, any oral or
written inquiry; to discriminate in
the use of its facilities against any
student or group of students; to
announce, establish, or follow a
policy of denying or limiting,
through the device of a quota sys-
tem or otherwise, admission of
students or use of facilities. The
USNSA shall consider it unfair for
an educational institution to pen-
alize any person because he has
opposed, testified or participated
in any proceedings in connection
with the above practices or relat-
ed laws. However, the USNSA rec-
ognizes the right of an institution
which has as one of its major pur-
poses religious instruction in a
particular faith to give preference
to students of that faith.
The Panel suggested that Hu-
man Relations Committees be es-
tablished on the campus and re-
gional level as part of the imple-
mentation of this program, with
the further recommendation that
faculty members be included in
the Committee on the campus
level. A program including the use
of the audio-visual mterials shall
be part of the expanded educa-
tional service of USNSA.

The Panel also proposed that
the USNSA request non-southern
state legislative bodies to include
stipulations in subsidy-granting
legislation which will withhold
subsidies and deny tax exemp-
tions to those schools which are
found guilty of unfair educational
practices as defined in this report.
Since the matter of educational
opportunity and discrimination in
its broader implications is impor-
tant to the national as a whole,
and since this problem, with its
ramifications, is rarely limited to
the area of its origin, a construc-
tive appeal should be made on a
national scale, taking into con-
sideration local needs and finan-
cial ability to meet those needs.
Recognizing the importance of
improved educational facilities in
primary and secondary schools as
well as in colleges and universities,
Panel II resolved that the USNSA
should take action nationally, re-
gion1lly, and locally, in support of
increased governmental grants of
appropriations for educational fa-
cilities on all levels of education.
In accordance with this principle
the Panel proposed specifically:
that federal aid should be of such
a nature as to bring educational
facilities in all states up to the
national median as determined by
the National Office of Education;
that the USNSA endorse the rais-
ing of teachers salaries; that re-
gional investigations be conducted
on these and similar problems
cAnnerning educationna faeilities.




be distributed at the discretion of recommendations on organiza-
the state legislatures. tional relations it has considered
ACADEMIC STANDARDS only one affiliation, that to IUS;
Recognizing that the USNSA., that it considers the relationships
through regions and on the arn- to UNESCO, WSSF and ISS can-
pus, shall work for the improve- not be affiliations in the sense of
ment of the academic standards of the USNSA Constitution
specific institutions, and with the I NLSiO
general educational standards of It was unanimously decided to
state primary and secondary sys- seek representation of the USNSA
tems, Panel II proposed: that the on the Ntional Commission for
Commission on National Student UNESCO. The Drafting Commit-
Affairs be concerned only with tee of Panel III recommends that,
general academic standards on a as part of its program of inter-
national or regional basis and deal national activities, the USNSA es-
with academic standards in spe- tablish, with the sanction of the
cific institutions only when stu- National Commission for UNES-
dent governments or administra- CO, regional UNESCO councils
tions of these specific institutions of student groups with possible
request aid; that the USNSA un- youth groups, and through these
dertake to have teacher evalua- Atudent UNESCO councils aid in
tion grading charts made available the establishment of general re-'
to the administrative departments gional UNESCO councils of all
of colleges and universities; that interested groups.
the USNSA investigate a system WORLD STUDENT SERVICE
of comprehensive examinations to FUND (WSSF)
be given to transfer students to Having thoroughly discussed the
substantiate transfer credits, when technical reports of the staff
in doubt; that the USNSA collect members of WSSF and ISS, with
information on student guidance particular reference to the distri-
and orientation programs for dis- bution of relief on the basis of
tribution to schools where such need only, having examined close-
facilities are not available; that ly the organizational relationships
the USNSA concentrate on educa- and sponsorship of WSSF and ISS,
tional standards of institutions being satisfied with examination
affiliated with the USNSA for the of the\budgets of both groups, and
present and at a future date the with the operational agreement
National Commission shall con- that exists between ISS, World
cern itself with standards of sec- Student Relief, World Student
ondary and primary institutions; Christian Federation, Pax Ro-
that the USNSA investigate and mana, IUS, World Organization of
work to prevent abuse of the priv- Jewish Students, and WSSF in the
ilege of tenure and the lowering of field of student assistance activi-
academic standards by teachers. ties, it was resolved that the US-
CURRICULA REFORM NSA should become sponsor of
Panel II unanimously recomi- WSSF, on the agreement that
mended a program of curricula re- a unified student relief effort
form which might be undertaken through an effective organization
successfully by the USNSA in the such as WSSF will result in max-
coming year. The program is to imum contribution and effective-
be carried out on the campus, in ness.
the region, and nationally through INTERNATIONAL STUDENT
Curriculum Committees to be es- SERVICE (ISS)
tablished within the framework of On the basis of discussion of ISS
the Commission on National Stu- by stff members and the report
dent Affairs on each level. The from the ISS Assembly meeting in
committee on the campus level Denmark, July, 1947, that it has
may include faculty members. It agreed to recognize an extended
shall be specifically concerned WSSF as its representative in the
with: initiation and direction of United States, it was resolved that
orientation programs for fresh- USNSA, as a sponsor of WSSF,
men which would aid them in un- encourage and endorse expansion
derstanding the basic philosophy of WSSF activities to work toward
of liberal education and the out- formation of World Student Serv-
standing points in their college ice or combination of ISS and
curriculum; comprehensive study WSSF. Until that time, the US-
of the adequacy of the present NSA should utilize facilities of
curriculum; recommendation to ISS, nationally and international-
the faculty and administration of ly, and it is considered that this
specific courses suggested by the is in no way in conflict with the
USNSA Commission on National relationship of the USNSA to IUS.
Student Affairs or by the studerts INTERNATIONAL UNION OF
themselves; cooperation in the STUDENTS (IUS)
conduct of whatever rating sys- Resolution on USNA Affiliation
tems of faculty, courses, or depart- with IUS.
ments are used in the institution; I. PREAMBLE
cooperation in the distribution of WHEREAS the International
information concerning current Union of Students, established at
educational trends; action as a the Prague World Student Con-
clearing house for complaints and gress of 1946, is the most widely
suggestions from the student body representative student organiza-
regarding academic and curricu- tion in the world-and
lar problems. WHEREAS study and observa-
The Panel further recommended tion of the IUS by National Con-
a specific type of course to be tinuations Committee members
considered by the USNSA this during the past eight months have
year. It is a synthesizing course revealed that its program of cul-
incorporating study of tfie social, tural and educational activities in
political, cultural, economic, and the international field can be im-
ideological problems of today. The portant in the furthering of inter-
Commission on National Student national understanding--and
Affairs is instructed to prepare an WHEREAS the students of the
outline for such a course, working United States, in view of the lead-
in cooperation with existing edu- ing role being played by this na-
cational associations, and compil- tion in world affairs, have a simi-
ing information on similar courses lar responsibility in the world stu-
now being taught. The brochure dent community, specifically to
finally issued by the Commission (1) learn more about the world
should include a syllabus describ- at large, (2) teach the rest of the
ing the projected program and world more about the USA, and
containing the suggestions of ex- (3) learn to work together with
perts, and an outline of the vari- people who do not necessarily
ous forms in which such a course share their ideology and political
might be offered. This outline, to- philosophies-and
gether with specific suggestions WHEREAS the International
for implementation, should be Union of Students is the only
widely distributed. point of contact with the students
Other proposals of the panel of the nations of Eastern Europe-

were that all schools which are and
members of the USNSA might be WHEREAS such contact may
invited to attend all USNSA con- lead to an arresting of that deteri-
ferences, regional or otherwise, oration of relations between our
and shall be asked to participate nation and those countries, which
in all activities of the USNSA; and at the present time constitutes a
in keeping with the By-Laws of serious threat to the peace of the
the Constitution of the USNSA; world-and
and that it shall be a primary WHEREAS the National Stu-
purpose of the USNSA to encour- dents Association will be the larg-
age membership in this organiza- est and most representative stu-
tion of all schools which are now dent organization in the United
non-members. States and therefore can most ef-
It was agreed that the USNSA fectively represent US students in
shall make regional surveys of all the international field.
educational facilities, incorporat- THEREFORE BE IT RESOLV-
ing them into a national report ED: that the Constitutional Con-
which will serve as the basis for stitutional Convention of USNSA,
the appropriate action of the US- desirous of wholehearted and full-
NSA. Audio-visual aids and other est cooperation with students
programs should be introduced to throughout the world, while rec-
form a basis for inter-racial and ognizing that American students,
inter-religious understanding. participating in IUS through the
A SUMMARY OF PANEL-III USNSA, do not intend to become
Discussion in Panel III was di- involved in political issues of a
vided into two major sections: dis- partisan nature, and although at
cussion of the various organiza- present there are fundamental
tions with which the USNSA will differences between USNSA on the
be interested in working, and pro- one hand and the IUS and some
posed activities of the USNSA in of its member-organizations on
the international field. the other hand, nevertheless, rec-
In order to facilitate discussion, ommends affiliation as soon as
speakers were invited to present possible with the IUS, subject to
at the beginning of the panel work the procedure stated in "Agree-
a short exposition of the nature ment on IUS Affiliation."
and activities 6f several of the or- II. AGREEMENT ON IUS

other than the USNSA may par-
ticipate in the IUS, coordinating
their activities through USNSA.
The USNSA shall reserve the right
to select all United States mem-
oers on the IUS governing body
and to approve all United States
students who will be employed in
any capacity by the IUS.
b. The USNSA shall be author-
zed to act as republishing and dis-
tributing agency within the United
States for all IUS publications and
the Executive Committee of US-
NSA shall insure that such publi-
cations are made available to all
students that may desire them.
c. The USNSA shall be accorded
equitable representation in the
governing bodies of the IUS.
2. Political Autonomy of the
a. This affiliation shall not be
construed in any way as consti-
tuting an endorsement of the de-
cisions made by the IUS prior to
the effective date of this affilia-
b. No decision of the IUS which
may be specifically repudiated by
the USNSA shall bind or shall be
published as representing the
opinions of American students.
c. In any case where a decision
is published by the IUS Congress,
Council, or Executive Committee,
the right of a minority to append
a report with equitable access to
publication shall not be denied.
d. Affiliation of USNSA with
IUS shall not be construed as con-
stituting any official connection
with the autonomous associates of
the IUS.
3. Administrative Autonomy of the
a. On the national level the US-
NSA shall have complete adminis-
trative autonomy.
4. Finance.
a. Until the next Congress of
the IUS the financial obligations
of the USNSA shall be determined
by negotiations for a fixed sum
consonant with the financial con-
ditions of USNSA.
b. After the next IUS Congress
the financial obligations of US-
NSA shall be negotiated on the
basis of the scale of representa-
5. Disaffiliation.
a. This affiliation agreement
may be suspended immediately
upon notification of the IUS by
the President of USNSA acting in
accordance with procedures out-
lined in the constitution of US-
NSA; and official disaffiliation
shall take place in conformity with
constitutions of the USNSA and
the IUS.
b. Equal responsibility for publi-
cizing suspension or disaffiliation
shall rest upon the executives of
the USNSA and the IUS.
6. Effectiveness of this Agree-
ment and its Contingencies.
a. Subject to the conditions
herembefore stated, the Constitu-
tional Congress of the USNSA fav-
ors affiliation with the Interna-
tional Union of Students. This
Congress therefore authorizes the
Executive Committee of USNSA to
undertake negotiations with the
IUS and to guarantee maximum
American participation in that or-
ganization during the coming year
(including preparation and send-
ing of an American negotiating
delegation to the IUS Council
meeting during the summer of
1948). Final ratification of any
affiliation agreement reached by
the USNSA Executive Committee
and the IUS will be considered by
the next Congress of the USNSA.
Any agreement reached by the
USNSA Executive Committee and
the IUS shall be submitted to the
next session of the National Stu-
dent Congress. Ratification shall
be in accordance with the Consti-
tution of the USNSA.
b. If any condition contained
herein shall necessitate an exer-
cise of the constituent power of
the Congress of the IUS in favor

of this agreement, this agreement
shall be considered to be tenta-
tively in effect until the earliest
occasion on which such power may
be exercised.
he following statement is an at-
tempt to present frankly and com-
pletely the views and reasoning of
the Constitutional Convention of
USNSA in favoring the affiliation
with IUS.
In the opinion of the Constitu-
tional Convention, the decisive
considerations favoring USNSA
affiliation with IUS were two-fold:
1. The great and urgent need
for specific and large-scale means
of contact and familiarization of
the students of countries whose
present mutual differences, sus-
picions, and lack of information
may well lead to continuing and
increasing unrest and even war
throughout the world.
2. The more immediately prac-
tical advantage of affiliation with
IUS-the many international pro-
jects and activities in which Amer-
ican students and colleges can
profitably take part as a member-
organization of IUS.
In considering the question of
affiliation, the Constitutional Con-

greater strss upon political activ-
ities and expressions of opinions
than is customary or desirable in
student organizations in the. Uni-
ted States which are avowedly
non-partisan and non-sectarian.
The traditions and temper of most
student movements outside the
U.S.. the fundamental ideological
conflicts in many countries, and
the present leadership of IUS are
at the base of this important dif-
3. The United States, through
the USNSA, cannot as a member
of IUS enjoy, in some instances,
the support of the present major-
ity of IUS in view of the above
considerations. For the same rea-
sons, the USNSA may continue
for some time to remain in a mi-
nority position on many major
issues within IUS.
4. As a member of IUS, the
USNSA will have both to exercise
the strictest constant care to avoid
the abuse of its prestige and back-
ing for activities contrary to or
outside its scope and program, and
be prepared for possible difficul-
ties and disappointments.
But together with the above
factors, the Constitutional eon-
vention, believing that the condi-
tions it has adopted will protect
the USNSA from possible abuse
through its affiliation with IUS,
considered the factors listed below,
and cane to the conclusion that
these are as important and even
decisively more so than those list-
ed above:
1. Mutual understanding and
acquaintanceship with other coun-
tries, particularly with those like
the Soviet Union which, up-to-
date has been most inaccessible to,
and in frequent disagreement with
the U.S., can be decisive in help-
ing to avert even more intensified
friction which may lead to a dis-
astrous atomic world war.
2. A minority position in an in-
ternational organization, as may
be that of USNSA in IUS, offers
an opportunity for extensive and
significant modifications of an
otherwise possibly extreme orien-
tation of the organization.
3. The practical advantages and
services of IUS, already offered or
in the process of development, are
numerous and can be of the great-
est value in furthering contact of
American students with foreign
students and their countries:
Educational and student ex-
change, national and interna-
tional tours, exchange of stu-
dent publications, and informa-
tion, world-wide sports events,
student relief, reconstruction
and study of educational facili-
ties, faculty conferences and
exchange, joint projects and ex-
changes on art, drama, dance,
science, etc.
4. Membership in IUS will not
preclude USNSA participation in
other international organizations,
such as International Student
Service and World Student Relief.
5. Disaffiliation of USNSA from
IUS can be achieved simply and
promptly according to the USNSA
Constitution in case a sizable seg-
ment of the USNSA may so desire
after affiliation has taken place.
6. IUS is at present by far the
largest international association
of national student organizations,
and includes countries such as the
Soviet Union, Asiatic and colonial
lands with whom faxieaching co-
operation and joint activities for
students are difficult, if not im-
possible, outside of IUS today.
Basic to the consideration of
affiliation by the Constitutional
Convention was its attitude to-
wards the underlying outlook of
USNSA in case of affiliation with
IUS. The Convention felt that ii
must be based on a sincere and
whole-hearted intention to work
with IUS and other member coun-
tries in friendship and without

hidden purpose.
Attempts at division into blocs
with consistently differing points
of view may well defeat the entire
purpose of USNSA affiliation with
IUS. This does not mean that':
USNSA may not attempt to rep-
resent and promote its point of
view on every appropriate issue,
nor that it should reject coopera-
tion of other member-organiza-
tions agreeing with it on particu-
lar specific issues or on over-all
The emphasis in IUS, as else-
where throughout the world, must
be on cooperation, moderation,
and mutual give-and-take. It is
in this spirit, having considered
the matter at length and in all
detail, that Constitutional Con-
vention of USNSA proposes affili-
ation with IUS under the proce-
dure set forth in the "Agreement
on IUlS Affiliation" adopted by the
Constitutional Convention of US-
NSA express a vote of confidence
in the work of Mr. Bill Ellis as
Vice-President of the IUS to date;
and that Bill Ellis be unanimously
endorsed as the interim represen-
tative of the USNSA pending the
mission of the negotiating delega-
tion to Prague next summer.

For discussion of the program
of activities of the USNSA in the
international field, that panel was
subdivided into six committees
concerned with specific aspects of
international student activities.
1. The Sub.Panel on Publication
of International Student Activi-
ties Information recommended
that our main emphasis this year
should be directed toward increas-
ed cooperation with World Stu-
dent News, the publication of the
IUS. Articles written by U.S. stu-
dents are to be sent through the
chairman of the International Ac-
tivities Commission to the Ameri-
can editor of the WSN in Prague.
This Commission will also work
for an exchange of publications
with national student associations
not affiliated with the IUS. The
National Editor of the USNSA will
formulate a plan for distribution
of the WSN in the U.S.
The International Activities
Bulletin, published under the NCC
by the International Activities
Commission of the NCC at Har-
vard, is to continue to be publish-
ed and distributed regionally and
locally. It will also be sent to
campus newspapers and libraries.
2. Academic Exchange. Discus-
sion in the sub-panel concerned
with academic exchange was both
with regard to U.S. students study-
ing abroad and foreign students
studying in the U.S. It was d-
cided to work through existing or-
ganizations such as IIE, ISS, UN-
ESCO, IUlS, and the Department
of Student Exchange and Travel
and the Division of the Interna-
tional Exchange of Persons in the
U.S. State Department to get in-
formation about travel, and study
opportunities. Further suggestions
from this panel for USNSA activ-
ities include a pamphlet to be
printed in English and other lan-
guages for distribution to foreign
students concerning opportunities
and conditions of study in the
U.S.; cooperation with the Na-
tional Federation of Canadian
Students for a mutual student ex-
change; aiding the program of
Mass. Inst. of Tech. for a summer
session next year for foreign stu-
dents; emphasis on getting stu-
dents from Germany and Japan
to the U.S. for study; coordina-
tion of our program with that of
foreign nations in an attempt to
enable students to live in private
homes. Programs for considera-
tion are those of regional scholar-
ships supported by regions within
the USNSA, and programs for ex-
changes of faculty personnel.
3. Travel and Study Tours. This
committee considered these main
points of the subject of travel of
American students abroad: a stu-
dent ship program, centralization
of passport arrangements, travel
information, negotiations with
Maritime Unions for - American
students to work for their ocean
passage, cooperation with existing
organizations on projects for study
tours, work camps, hosteling, etc.,
and information on monetary ex-
change. Programs of activities
were recommended under each of
these headings.
4. Foreign Student Orientation.
The main recommendation of this
sub-panel was that student gov-
ernments take action to stimulate
activities which will lead to cam-
pus-wide participation of foreign
students in college and university
life. Specific suggestions for im-
plementation were the creation of
international centers on the cam-
pus, advisory committees and stu-
dent-faculty seminars, orientation
tours, and educational programs
including the use of films specifi-
cally concentrating on misunder-
standings between nations.
5. Relief. On the basis of the
panel decision favoring USNSA
sponsorship pf WSSF and encour-
agement of the expansion of

WSSF activities in -the cultural
field, there was discussion in this
sub-panel on implementation of
this decision on the national, re-
gional, and campus levels, coordi-
nation of activities with other
groups, and expansion of campus
relief drives.
6. International Conferences.
An invitation has been extended
to the USNSA to send representa-
tives to the inter-American stu-
dents' conference to be held at
Lima, Peru, October, 1947. It was
recommended that we try to send
two representatives to this con-
In recognition of the fact that
the USNSA has become a new
sponsor of WSSF, and feeling that
our backing will make possible a
substantial increase in funds rais-
ed, we urge cooperation of the
USNSA with WSSF on all levels,
and we urge the increase of the
goal for 1947-48 to $1,000,000.
STATEMENT... ....... ...
We, the delegates from the
southern regions of the USNSA,
including Tennessee, Arkansas,
Georgia, Texas, Mississippi, Flor-
ida, Virginia, West Virginia, North
Carolina, South Carolina, Ken-
tucky, and Louisiana, present the
following statement.
Please let it be understood:



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