Koyt Samuel Nissen

Koyt Nissen was the first Vice-President for the Student Council at North Carolina State University, a position which would later become the Student Senate President. He was regarded as a great orator, and the Agromeck yearbook editors noted that he could have been a very successful lawyer, had he wished to be.

Years at State

Student Government Vice President, 1921-1922

Class of 1922


In late 1921, the Court of Customs was established by the student government. It enforced the Code of Conduct on the student body. Nissen himself published the codes in the Technician, and was probably heavily involved with creating both the code and the court. The codes included a special section for freshmen laws, which included “Freshmen shall have matches on their persons at all times for the benefit of upper classmen.”


Agromeck (Raleigh: North Carolina State University, 1922).

“The Agriculture Fair Is a Huge Success” Technician Vol. 2, No. 4 (December 1 1921), 1, 4.

“A Code of Customs is Established by the S. G.” Technician Vol. 2, No. 3 (November 15 1921), 1-2.