YMCA Conference 1916 Lake Geneva
Nine Commandments

The Nine Commandments from the group's trip to the national Lake Geneva convention.


Before women were admitted to Michigan, religious life played a large role on campus; many school administrators were clergymen and religious events played a huge role in social life. The Young Men’s Christian Association at Michigan began accepting women once they were admitted to the University, changing its name to the Students' Christian Association. The SCA became the largest student organization on campus, having events nearly every day. Eventually, the YMCA and YWCA became a part of the larger SCA at Michigan, with the YWCA housed in Newberry Hall, the initial headquarters of the SCA.1 

1. Wilfred B. Shaw, "The Students Christian Association," The University of Michigan: An Encyclopedic Survey (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press), accessed 20 June, 2016, http://quod.lib.umich.edu/u/umsurvey/.