Type of entity
Authorized form of name
YMCA of the USA
Parallel form(s) of name
- Young Men's Christian Association (South Dakota Agricultural College)
- Y.M.C.A. of the U.S.A.
Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules
Other form(s) of name
- National Board of the Young Men's Christian Associations
Identifiers for corporate bodies
Dates of existence
Since November 14, 1897, the Young Men's Christian Association had an active organization on the campus of South Dakota State College. It was always active and influential in student activities. The aim was to develop the individual in mind, body and spirit. It promoted the growth of Christian faith together with the furtherance of good character, citizenship and leadership. The group held weekly fellowship meeting, promoted deputation work, maintained an employment bureau, and furnished reading rooms, rest rooms and recreational facilities. The group was governed by a cabinet and its members held office for one year. / The Young Women's Christian Association was open to all young women. The aim of this group was to develop a full and creative life, spiritually and socially. It also gave an opportunity for the wholesome expression of Christian activities. This group was also governed by a cabinet and held joint meetings with the YMCA.