The Student Government Association amended its constitution, changing its name to the Vassar Student Association. The preamble of the new constitution stated, “Recognizing that the student body is a separate entity in the corporate body of Vassar College, and that each student has the responsibility to conduct his/her life with consideration for others in the college community, and with regard for the promotion of the educational process, we hereby establish the Vassar Student Association; to provide means for responsible and effective student participation in the appropriate decision making processes of the College and to further student welfare and interests.”