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Carolina Story: Virtual Museum of University History

Women's University Club

In 1897, women were admitted to the university for postgraduate courses. By 1906, there were enough female students on campus that they organized the Woman's University Club and the next year were featured as a student organization in the Yackety Yack. By default, every female member of the student body was a member of the Club, which was later named the Woman's Association. For several decades this organization functioned as the student government for women, providing support for female students and planning events for them. By 1941, the female student population had grown to 800, and the Woman's Association became the Coed Senate, part of the Student Legislature, for fifteen years before merging with the Legislature.