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Password is the student handbook designed to familiarize students, 
especially freshmen, with Mansfield State College and the community. 
It provides a source of information regarding regulations and policies 
effective on campus, tells about major events, customs, organizations, 
etc., and is a reference book of general information about the college. 
Acceptance of admission to the College constitutes agreement to 
comply with its rules, and each student is responsible for knowledge of 
the regulations contained in this publication. 



FALL, 1974 

Faculty Orientation and 

Students arrive on campus August 26 

Registration August 27 

Classes begin August 28 

Labor Day - no classes September 2 

Last day to add classes September 1 2 

Faculty In-Service Day October 2 

Pre-registration October 14 - November 1 

Mid-term grades due October 22 

Last day to drop classes November 1 

Thanksgiving recess November 28 - December 1 

Classes resume December 2 

Last day of classes December 1 3 

Final exam week December 1 4 - 20 

Semester grades due January 2 

SPRING, 1975 

Dorms open January 1 2 

Registration January 1 3 

Classes begin January 14 

Last day to add classes January 28 

Mid-term grades due March 6 

Spring break March 8-11 

Classes resume March 1 2 

Pre-registration March 17- April 11 

Last day to drop classes March 21 

Easter Break March 28 - April 6 

Classes resume April 7 

Last day of classes May 9 

Final exam week May 1 - 1 6 

Commencement May 1 7 

Semester grades due May 1 9 

Alumni Week-end June 21 - 22 

Mansfield State College is committed to affirmative action to assure 
equal opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, 
national origin, ancestry, sex or age. 

Mansfield, P A 16933-1798 




1974-75 Academic Calendar 1 

Acknowledgements 4 

The College 5 

President's Message 7 

Vice Presidents 8 

Administrators 9 

Administrative Chart/ Computer Educational Center 10 

Academic Policies 11 

Academic Counselors, Class Standing, 
Semester Marking and Point System, 
Withdrawal from or Addition of a 
Course, Pass/Fail Policy, Change of 
Major or Division Petition, Withdrawal, 
Academic Review Boards, Procedures Standards 

Confidentiality of Student Records 19 

Whom to See at MSC 22-23 

Campus Map 24 

Offices 26 

Campus Media 27 

2 Student Life 

Dean of Students' Office 28 

Veterans Services, Overseas Work/Study 
Travel Library 

Residence Life 30 

Requirements, Staffing, Regulations, Hall 
Agreement Procedures, Emergency Procedures, 
Facilities, Damages 

General Student Information 40 

Damage Fee, Identification Cards, Motor 
Vehicle Registration, Soliciting, Withdrawal 
and Marriage, Student Dining Room Information, 

Student Activities 43 

Activities Fee, College Union, Activities 
Coordinating Board, College Union Board, Hut, 
Art Programs, Main Bulletin Board, Summer Program 
Student Services 

Career Planning and Placement Services 47 

Student Financial Aid 50 

Employment, Scholarships, Loans 



Testing and Counseling Center 54 

Counseling, Testing, Educational Adjustment, 

Peer Advisors 
College Health Services 56 

Excuses, Charges, Infirmary and Physician's 

Hours, Visiting Hours, Student Health 

Insurance Plan 
Libraries 59 

Regulations, Hours, Overdues 
Equal Education Opportunity Program 61 

Qualifications, Services 

Intramural Recreation 62 

Athletic Activities 63 

Interscholastic Sports, Organizations 
Student Organization/Activities 65 

Rules governing Office-Holding, Initiations, 

Concessions, Registering an Event, Campus 

Buildings and Directors 

Social Fraternities/Sororities 70 

Special Interest Organizations 73 

Musical Organizations 80 

Honorary Organizations 82 

Religious Organizations 86 

Student Governance and College Judicial System 87 

Student Government Association, College 

Judicial System, Rules and Regulations 

for the Maintenance of Public Order 
Traffic and Parking Regulations 110 

General, Registration of Motor Vehicles, 

Use of Campus Roads and Parking Areas, 

Penalties, Appeals, Exceptions 

Snow Removal 1 20 

The Local Community 121 

Mansfield Business Hours, Transportation 

Lodging, Area Churches 
Campus Telephone Numbers BACK COVER 



COVER DESIGN Ernest Frombach 

MSC Art Department 


MSC Public Relations 



PICTURES Carontawan Staff 

Stephanie Claxton 
Assistant Dean of Students 


In 1857, the Mansfield Classical Seminary opened with a registration 

S students. Four months later the original building burned to the 

however, prominent citizens of the area, who had done much of 

preliminary planning for the original structure, renewed building 

itions with the result that South Hall was available for the formal 

mg of school, November 23, 1859. 

In 1862, because of the serious financial difficulties of the Seminary, 

the Commmonwealth of Pennsylvania acceded to the request of the 

"es and established it as the Normal School of the Fifth District. 

Student Teaching was organized in 1871, in conjunction with the 
•lementary grades of the Mansfield Soldiers Orphans School. Later, 

i the need for the Orphans School no longer existed and it was 
dissolved, the lower grades of the local public school were utilized for 

phase of teacher education. A modern laboratory school for the 
lower grades was opened on the campus in 1914. In 1926, the Normal 
School was authorized to confer the degree of Bachelor of Science in 
Elementary and Secondary Education. A year later, the institution was 
designated Mansfield State Teachers College. 

Since the authorization of the College to grant the B.S. in Educa- 

Mansfield has expanded its curriculum to include such special 

fields as Music Education, Home Economics Education, Library 

Science, Public School Nursing, Art Education, and Special Education. 

Indicating a broadened concept of professional preparation, the 
Pennsylvania Legislature on January 8, 1960 authorized the title of 
Mansfield State College. To better fulfill the broadened concept for 
professional preparation, Mansfield was given the right to offer a 
Liberal Arts Program in January 1963. Graduate programs in Music 
Education, Elementary Education, Mathematics, History, and English 
were also added. 

The campus of Mansfield State College occupies a hilltop setting 
high over the Borough, surrounded by a semicircle of still higher 
elevations. Architects have made use of the College's sloping 175 acres 
to create attractive grounds, where tall trees and lawns provide an 
atmosphere of quiet dignity. The present campus, consisting of 31 
principal buildings will continue to expand. In the process of being 
completed are a Maintenance Building, Recreation areas, roads, and 
parking lots. Future campus development includes a Research and 
Learning Center; Fine Arts Center; dormitories, alterations to Straughn 
Auditorium; and other projects. 

President Lawrence Park 


To Our New and Returning Students: 

In deciding to enter Mansfield State College and begin the deliberate 
progression through a baccalaureate program, you have chosen to take 
advantage of a tremendous opportunity for personal growth and, con- 
currently, assumed an obligation to make the most of that opportunity. 

While the primary responsibility for meeting this obligation lies with 
you alone, the faculty, administrative staff and selected members of 
the student body are readily available for assistance. You are 
encouraged to seek out appropriate members of these groups, in 
designing your program and resolving problems and concerns. The 
Password, along with the Undergraduate Catalog, 1973-75 and various 
school and departmental brochures, will provide you the basic informa- 
tion needed during your stay at Mansfield. 

You are invited to participate fully in the various educational, 
cultural and social activities which are available to you. Through partici- 
pation you make a contribution to the College community and, thereby, 
become a part of the growing tradition that is Mansfield State College. 

My best wishes for success in the years ahead. 




Preside 1 -* 




for Academic Affairs 



for Student Affairs 



for Administrative Affairs 



Dean of Arts and 


DR.S. m.schmit; 

Dean of Fine and 

Applied Arts 


Assistant to the Office of 

Academic Affairs 


Dean of 

Teacher Education 

Dean of Students 


Dean of Graduate Studies 

and Director of Summer School 




V.P. for 

Academic Affairs 
106 Alumni 


V.P. for 

Student Affairs 

209 Memorial 

V.P. for 

Administrative Affairs 

111 Alumni 




Dean of 






110 SH 

107 SH 




204 SH 







215 MH 

College Center for 

Health Student 

Services Development 

(Doane Health (Haverly 

Center) House) 


The Computer Educational Center at Mansfield State College pro- 
vides centralized computing services for the instructional, research and 
administrative computing. The College has a UNIVAC 3 computer 
system to provide these services. The UNIVAC 3, located in room 125 
Alumni Hall, provides both batch and interactive computing for instruc- 
tional purposes to over a thousand students each term in such diverse 
areas as mathematics, natural sciences, social sciences and education. 
In addition, the UNIVAC 3 is used by faculty and students for research 
projects. Administrative computing is dedicated to providing faculty 
and administrators with the most needed and up to date information 

In addition to the UNIVAC 3, several keypunches and terminals are 
located in Alumni Hall. There are also keypunches, terminals and calcu- 
lators for student, faculty and staff use in the Recreation Center, Retan 
Center, Grant Science Center, and South Hall. 



Academic Counsel 

Students are urged to make the fullest possible use of the academic 
counseling available to them through their respective advisors, depart- 
mental chairpersons, instructors and deans. Faculty are expected to 
post and keep regular office hours for this purpose. 

The student should make a choice of major only after considerable 
thought and deliberation. Current information regarding the various 
fields of study offered at MSC may be obtained from the Department 
Chairperson, Academic Dean, and the Placement Office. 

Class Standing 

Class standing is determined by the total number of semester hours 
earned including acceptable credits transferred from other accredited 


Freshman 0-31 semester hours of earned credit 

Sophomore 32-63 semester hours of earned credit 


Junior 64-95 semester hours of earned credit 

Senior 96 semester hours or more of earned credit 

Before the end of the sophomore year, students are to select a major 
field of study. To select a major (if initially "undecided") or to change a 
major, a student must process a Change of Curriculum Form, which 
may be obtained in the Office of Academic Affairs, 106 A.H. 



To be considered a full-time student a minimum of 12 semester 
hours of work must be carried. 12 to 18 semester hours constitutes 
normal student class schedule. A student desiring to carry more than 18 
semester hours must obtain permission from his/her department chair- 
person and meet the following: 

Credits Quality Point Average 

19 2.60 or above 

20 3.00 or above 

(Exceptions must be approved by 
the Office of Academic Affairs) 

Marking and Point System 

Mansfield State College employs the 4-point system in evaluating 
academic performance: 










Above Average 

Good College Work 







Quality Points 



Instructors may correlate percentage scores with letter grades. For 
such correlations the following list of equivalents is presented: 

90— 100 = A 
80— 89 = B 
70- 79 = C 
60— 69 =D 
0— 59 =F 

The quality point average (Q.P.A.) is determined by dividing the 
total number of quality points earned by the total number of semester 
hours of work attempted, excluding semester hours earned on the Pass- 
Fail basis. It should be noted that semester hours and credit hours are 
one and the same. The Q.P.A. is the index by which a student's 
academic standing is judged. 

An "F" grade in a required course must be cleared by repeating the 
course. It is not to the student's advantage, however, to repeat a "D" 

An "I" (incomplete) grade is used to denote unfinished work 
because of a death in the family, illness, accident or other serious miti- 
gating circumstances. "I" grades are given by the professor of the 
course in consultation with the Academic Affairs Office. The student is 
responsible for the removal of an "I" grade before the end of the third 
week for the next semester during which he/she is enrolled at the 
College. If the "I" grade is not cleared in that period, the Registrar shall 
record a final grade of "F". 

In addition to letter grades, the following designations (none of 
which is figured in the Q.P.A.) are used in situations warranting them: 
S— Satisfactory 
U— Unsatisfactory 

EX— Credit by examination 

W— Withdrawal from the course after the drop-add period with the 
approval of the instructor and the Office of Academic Affairs. 
AUD— Audited 
P* — Passed on P/F basis 
F* — Failed on P/F basis 

Withdrawal From or Addition of a Course 

A student may withdraw from a course during the first nine weeks of 
a semester without penalty. After nine weeks a "W" will be recorded on 
the student's record upon withdrawal from a course. Course withdrawal 
after the designated nine-week drop period is permitted with the 
approval of the Academic Affairs Office, the instructor of the course, 
and the student's department chairperson. A statement in writing from 
the student's medical doctor, counselor, or close family must be sub- 
stantiated by the Academic Affairs Office before a student is permitted 
to complete withdrawal procedures. 

A student must add a course during the first two weeks of the 

To drop or add a course during the drop-add period, the student 
secures the appropriate form from the Computer Educational Center, 
has the form signed by the instructor of the course and by his/her 
advisor, and returns the form to the Assistant to the Office of Academic 
Affairs, Room 122— Alumni Hall. No notation of a course drop will 
appear on the student's permanent record if withdrawal is during the 
designated drop-add period. 

A student will receive an "F" in any course for which he/she with- 
draws without approval. 

Pass-Fail Policy 

Eight courses may be taken under the pass-fail option over the total 
four year matriculation period. A student may take no more than one 
course for pass-fail each semester with the following exceptions: 

1 . English 101 and 102 may not be taken for pass-fail. 

2. Courses required by the major department may only be included 
at the option of the department. 

Pass grades will be "D" or better and three failures under pass-fail 
will constitute loss of the option. Pass-fail courses are not reflected in 
the quality point average of the student, but will be counted as credits 
earned if a passing grade is received. The student has a two week period 
at the beginning of the semester to elect to take a course for pass-fail. 
The student may not change his/her pass-fail option to a letter grade or 
select the pass-fail option after the two-week add period has passed. 


Change of Major or Division 

Requests to change major or division must be initiated in the Office 
of Academic Affairs. Such requests must be initiated during the 
specified period well in advance of the next term in order that the appli- 
cation may be acted upon before the new term begins. Specific forms 
will be provided. 


Whenever any rule or regulation of the College causes an unfair 
hardship, the student is entitled to petition for an exception by filling 
out a petition form obtainable from his/her appropriate Dean. Advisors 
will be glad to assist in the preparation of a petition. Completed forms 
should have the necessary signatures prior to submission to the Office 
for Academic Affairs. 

Continuance in College 

To remain in satisfactory standing a student must maintain a cumu- 
lative point average of 2.0 or better. A student whose quality point 
average (Q.P.A.) falls below 2.0 will automatically be placed on 
academic probation. Except for the grade report issued at the close of 
each semester reflecting the student's Q.P.A. the student will not 
14 receive special notification that he has been placed on academic proba- 

The So-Called "Old Policy" for Academic Continuance 

Students entering Mansfield State College from September 1969 
until September 1972 are subject to the scholastic requirements as 

A freshman student (0-31 earned semester hours), who does not 
attain a 2.0 quality point average (Q.P.A.) at the close of the students 
first semester (12-18 semester hours attempted) will automatically be 
placed on academic probation. If at the end of this second semester the 
student has not removed himself/herself from academic probation 
he/she will be placed on academic probation for a third semester. At 
the end of the students third semester if his/her Q.P.A. is not a 2.0 or 
better, the student will be dismissed from the College. 

Students transferring to Mansfield State College with freshman 
status (0-31 semester hours) will be accorded the same consideration 
as the regular Mansfield State College freshman. A transfer student 
with 32 semester hours of transferable work who does not achieve a 2.0 
Q.P.A. at the end of this first semester will automatically be on proba- 
tion for one semester. If at the end of the second semester the student 
has failed to achieve a 2.0 Q.P.A. he/she will be dismissed from the 

Any student with a Q.P.A. of a .99 or below at the close of a 
semester will be dismissed from the College. 

If a student, after completing two or more semesters of academic 
work, attains less than a 2.0 Q.P.A. he/she will be placed on academic 
probation for one semester. If at the end of this semester on academic 
probation the Q.P.A. is still below a 2.0, the student will be dismissed 
from the College. 

One calendar year must elapse before a student who has been dis- 
missed for academic deficiency may reapply for re-admission to the 
College. Any student twice dismissed for academic reasons 
automatically terminates his/her association with Mansfield State 


Students entering Mansfield State College in September, 1972, or 
thereafter are permitted continued matriculation governed by credits 
attempted with the corresponding minimum quality point average 
(Q.P.A.) as required by the following outline. 

The grade report issued to the student at the termination of a 
marking period serves as the means whereby the student is informed of 
his/her academic status. Students with Q.P.A.'s below 2.00 are auto- 
matically placed on academic probation for the following term. 

— 18 S.H. attempted at the end of any marking period — 1.40 

Q.P.A. or better. 
19 — 37 S.H. attempted at the end of any marking period — 1.60 

Q.P.A. or better 
38 — 56 S.H. attempted at the end of any marking period — 1.80 

Q.P.A. or better 
57 — or more attempted at the end of any marking period — 2.00 

Q.P.A. or better 

Having attempted 57 or more semester hours (S.H.) of credit, stu- 
dents are expected to maintain an academic average of 2.00 or better. 
Should a student's Q.P.A. fall below a 2.00 at the end of any marking 
period in which he/she has attempted 57 or more credits, the student 
must remove himself/herself from academic probation in the next 
marking period for which he/she is matriculated. Failure to do so will 
result in dismissal from the College. 

Transfer students are subject to the same academic standards as 
those in effect for regular Mansfield students. For example, a transfer 
student with 18 S.H. of credit accepted in transfer taking 18 S.H. at 
M. S. C. must have a 1 .60 or better at the close of the term in order to 

Readmitted students with Q.P.A.'s below a 2.00 are expected to 
attain the requisite average as mandated by the above schema. 


Any student whose quality point average is below the required 
Q.P.A. as outlined will be dismissed from the college. Following dis- 
missal notification, a student upon his/her own initiative has recourse 
to the Academic Standards Review Board if the student is of the opinion 
that there is sufficient reason upon which to appeal his/her dismissal. 
Should the student desire a review of the case, arrangements for such 
review are incumbent upon the student. 

Following a first dismissal, a one calendar year interval must elapse 
before a student may re-apply for re-admission. Any student twice dis- 
missed for academic deficiency automatically terminates his/her 
association with Mansfield State College. 

Academic Standard's Review Board 

Students who have not achieved the minimum required grade point 
average to permit them continued matriculation are subject to dismissal 
from the College. The academic standard to be followed in the case of 
each student will be that academic standard's policy which was in effect 
at the time of the student's initial matriculation or readmission. 

Following dismissal notification a student, upon personal initiative, 

has recourse to the Academic Standard's Review Board if in his/her 

opinion there would be sufficient reason upon which to appeal the dis- 

1 6 missal. Should the student desire a review of the case, he/she should 

state this to the administrative officer informing him/her of dismissal. 

I. Composition of the Review Board: 

A. The Vice President for Academic Affairs or his designee shall 
serve as Chairperson of the Board. 

B. Three members of the Academic Standard's Committee as 
elected by that committee shall serve as voting members of the 
Board for a term of one year. 

C. The Chairperson of the student's department shall have one vote. 

D. One faculty member of the student's choice shall have a vote. 
Total: Five voting members of the Committee. 

II. Procedures: 

A. The Office of Academic Affairs shall establish the dates of the 
Review Board and notify the student of the designated time and 
place. The Chairperson of the Board will not have a vote unless 
there is a split decision. 

B. After having been notified of the time for the hearing the student 
is expected to address to the Chairperson of the Review Board a 

written appeal stating his/her case. This written appeal may be 
mailed to the Chairperson or brought in person by the student to 
the hearing. In no case, however, will the Board be obligated to 
decide an appeal if the student has failed to provide the Board with 
a written statement of the appeal. 

C. After receiving information with regard to the appointed time 
and place for the hearing, the student is expected to request 
his/her departmental chairperson and a faculty member of 
personal choice to appear before the Board at the appropriate time. 

D. Before a student discusses the case with the Board, the stu- 
dent's written review will be read by the Board. The five voting 
members of the A. S. R. B. will consider all necessary records of 
the student. The student also will be given the opportunity to 
speak to the A. S. R. B. (if he/she so desires). 

E. Following the presentation of the appeal, the five Board mem- 
bers for the case will vote by secret ballot (example: John Doe- 
granted or denied) and the student will be notified immediately of 
the Board's decision. 

F. Failure to appear on the part of the student may constitute 
waiver of the appeal and may result in a finalization of the 
dismissal. Should the student's chairperson or the faculty member 
of personal choice fail to appear, the remaining voting members 
will have the determining votes. A majority vote of the members 
will determine the decision on any specific case. 

G. The A. S. R. B. has the sole prerogative of hearing without 
exception, initial appeals of students academically dismissed. The 
recommendation of the A. S. R. B. to the President will be 
considered final unless the student petitioner has new information 
to present in a direct appeal to the president. 

Withdrawal from the College 

Students wishing to withdraw from the College must initiate the 
process in the Testing and Counseling Center. After proper completion 
of all withdrawal papers the student is cleared for formal withdrawal. 

The student's academic record is marked with the words 'Withdrew 
(date) No Credit.' No grades whatever are recorded. 

Withdrawal without proper notification and approval may prejudice 
the student's record and his/her chance for readmission. The college 
reserves the right to record "F" grades for courses not completed during 
the semester in which the student has improperly withdrawn. 


Absence Policy 

Regular and punctual class attendance is expected of all students. 

Student evaluation expressed as grades will be determined on the 
basis of academic performance. Professors will outline their criteria for 
academic evaluation prior to the end of the first week of class. 

Bona fide absences because of illness, serious mitigating circum- 
stances, or absences because of official College representation 
approved by the Office of the Vice-President for Student Affairs shall be 
accepted by all faculty. 

Requests for absence from the College must be initiated in the 
Office of the Vice-President for Student Affairs, 209 MH and official 
notification for excused absences will be issued to the faculty by this 

The student is responsible directly to his/her instructors for class 
and laboratory attendance; absences must be made up to the satisfac- 
tion of the instructor. 

Academic Integrity 

Faculty members are expected to take reasonable precautions to 
reduce to a minimum opportunities for dishonesty in academic work. 
1 ° Faculty should instruct the students as to the meaning of plagiarism so 
as to aid in solving the plagiarism problem. Where possible, the faculty 
member is expected to assess offenses of academic dishonesty in the 
interests of acceptable high standards. This is a matter primarily 
between the student and instructor. Requests for special assistance 
may be made to the Office of Academic Affairs. 


Mansfield State College recognizes that higher education's central 
role is to provide learning experiences that will afford opportunities for 
intellectual and personal growth of the student as well as opportunities 
for research, and acknowledges that the student's education and 
development is better served when confidential information about the 
student is not made available to persons other than those who have a 
legitimate responsibility for his/her personal welfare, and recognizes 
that the maintenance of student records is sound educational practice 
provided that the purposes of such record keeping are to assist in the 
development of the student or to provide research opportunities. 

1. As the custodian of student records, Mansfield State College 
assumes an implicit and justifiable trust. This trust involves a 
recognition that student records, both academic and personal, are 
confidential to the student and the institution. Accordingly, the 
College will exercise extreme care and concern in recording and 
disseminating information about students; and student records 
will be released by the Vice-President for Student Affairs only to 
appropriate college authorities within the institution, except 
where the student orgraduate has given his/her formal consent or 
where the safety of the student and /or property is endangered. In 
instances where demands for information as to a student's per- 
sonal record, beliefs, or associations challenge the principle of 
confidentiality, the College believes that the eduational institution 
is obligated to prepare every legal basis for resistance. 

2. It is the policy of Mansfield State College to note on a student's 
transcript substantial disciplinary action taken by the College. 
Substantial disciplinary action is defined as action that results in 
suspension or dismissal from the College. At no time will details 
of the disciplinary action be included on the transcript; this infor- 
mation will be released only in compliance with the College policy 
on confidential information. 

3. The College recognizes and supports the need for educational 
institutions to make available information about students for 
research purposes. In releasing original data for research the 
College will take due care to protect the identity of the student. 
Whenever the limits of confidentiality are in question the College 
will obtain the formal consent of the student prior to using infor- 
mation about him for research purposes. Before submitting infor- 
mation from student records to the researcher the College will be 
assured that the research agency will follow acceptable standards 
of confidentiality. 



4. It is further urged that if the College maintains membership lists 
for research or intra-institutional purposes, it should adopt the 
concept of confidentiality, based on the principles of freedom of 
association and the rights of privacy, as stated in the NASPA 
resolution and resist to the fullest any demand for such informa- 

The following guides are meant to assure the confidentiality of 
student records: 

1 . Disciplinary records are for intramural use and as such should not 
be made availabe to persons outside the institution except on 
formal request of the student involved. Disciplinary records 
should not be forwarded on transcripts unless the disciplinary 
action relates to the student's eligibility for re-enrollment into the 
College. 1 Intra-institutional use should be restricted to the pro- 
fessional student personnel administrator, who may interpret the 
meaning of notations to other officials in the institution when 
necessary to the discharge of their official duties. 

2. Information from student records should not be sent to 
prospective employers in the private or the public sector or other 
educational institutions without the formal consent of the student 
involved. Written reports for prospective employers and educa- 
tional institutions should be made only by a professional staff 
member, and information of a derogatory nature should be 
handled with extreme care. (See Student Placement Bureau, Item 

3. The College has the responsibility to be responsive to bona fide 
governmental inquiries when national security or the safety of 
individuals is at issue. However, when requests of this nature are 
received and the student's consent cannot be obtained, the 
College should release only the information necessary to fulfill its 
legal obligation. 

4. Information relative to the academic achievement of students 
should be released to College intramural committees which are 
considering students for honors, awards, or scholarships. 

5. Certain information which appears in student directories and 
similar publications is usually available to the general public. 
Accordingly, such information may be released without formal 
consent of the student concerned. 

1 "Transcripts of academic records should contain only information about academic 
status" is to be interpreted to permit the recording of any institutional action which 
affects a student's eligibility to reregister at the College (e.g., suspension or expulsion for 
academic or disciplinary reasons). 

6. The College should make a periodic evaluation of information 
placed in student personnel records and only information related 
to a specific purpose of the College should be collected and main- 
tained. A time limit of 5 years is specified for the maintenance of 
records beyond a student's graduation or after a non-graduate 
withdraws from the College. In the interest of research, provisions 
may be made for the organization and classification of information 
in records that are to be destroyed. 

7. Where a request for confidential information concerning a student 
has been made and the student has formally consented to the re- 
lease of that information, the college is obligated to respond to 
the inquiring agency a minimal charge may be made for this 
service. It is assumed that the College will respond accurately to 
such requests, and in a manner which is in keeping with the state- 
ments of this document. 






Clearance for illness Doane Health Center 

Clearance for other reasons V.P. for Student Affairs, 209 MH 

Activities, Student Ass't Dean of Students, 215 MH 

Adding Courses Mr. Wanich, 122 Alumni Hall 

Admission to College 

Undergraduate Director of Admissions, G7 Alumni 

Graduate Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies, 109 Alumni 

Advanced Standing V. P. for Academic Affairs, 106 Alumni 

Advisors to Organizations V.P. for Student Affairs, 209 MH 

Affirmative Action Assistant to Pres., 117 Alumni 

Alumni Affairs North Hall 15 

Athletic Events Director of Athletics, Decker Gym 

Attendance Regulations V.P. for Academic Affairs, 106 Alumni 

Audio-Visual Aids A V Center, Allen Hall 

Auditing Courses Divisional Deans Offices 


Permit Security Office, Rec. Center 

Regulations V.P. for Student Affairs, 209 MH 

Billing Revenue Office, 138 Alumni 

Books and Supplies Bookstore, Manser Hall 

Campus Media (Carontawan & Flashlight) . . . .2nd Floor, Memorial Hall 

Campus Visitations Ass't. Director of Admissions, G7 Alumni 

Catalogue Interpretation Academic Deans, Student Affairs, 

Staff, Faculty Advisor 

Changes of Major V.P. for Academic Affairs, 106 Alumni 

Certification, Teaching Dean, Professional Studies, 1 1 3 RC 

College Union Board 215 MH 

Commencement Assistant to Pres., 117 Alumni 

Counseling Counseling Center, Haverly House 


Academic V.P. for Academic Affairs, 106 Alumni 

Disciplinary V.P. for Student Affairs, 209 MH 

Employment after graduation Director of Placement, 204 SH 

Faculty Speakers V.P. for Student Affairs, 209 MH 

Fees, Refunds Revenue Office, 138 Alumni 

Financial Problems Student Financial Aid Office, 107 SH 

Foreign Student Affairs/ 
Study Abroad Ass't. Dean of Students, 102 SH 



Fraternities/IFC Asst. Dean of Students, 102 SH 

Guidance Testing Haverly House 

Health Problems Doane Health Center 

Intramurals Hugh Schintzius, G12 Decker Gym 

Judicial System Dean of Students, 110 SH 

Loans Student Financial Aid Office, 107 SH 

Lost and Found Security Office, Rec. Center 

Off Campus Housing Residence Life, 106 SH 

Organizations and Activities Ass't. Dean of Students, 215 MH 

Orientation Dean of Students, 110 SH 

Panhellenic/ Sororities Ass't Dean of Students, 102 SH 

Parking Director of Security, Traffic Comm., Rec. Center 

Part-Time Work (Work/Study) Student Financial Aid Office, 107 SH 

Personal Problems Counseling Center, Student Affairs Staff 

Petition V.P. for Academic Affairs, 106 Alumni 

Probation, Disciplinary V.P. for Student Affairs, 209 MH 

Public Relations North Hall 15 

Radio Station WNTE Manager, Ground Level SH 

Readmission Director of Admissions, G7 Alumni 

Registration Procedures Mr. Wanrich, 122 Alumni 

Religious Counseling Campus Ministerium, SH 

Residence Hall Concerns Residence Life, 106 SH 

Scheduling of Rooms for Events Building Directors 

Scholarships and Loans Student Financial Aid Office, 107 SH 

Selective Service V.P. for Academic Affairs, 106 Alumni 

Selling on Campus. . .V.P. of Student Affairs, Dean of Students, 110 SH 

Social Events Calendar Activities Office, 215 MH 

Student Government . . . SGA Office, 214 MH - Dean of Students, 110 SH 

Study Skills Advisement Counseling Center, Haverly House 

Teacher Placement Director of Placement, 204 SH 

Testing and Test Interpretations . . . .Counseling Center, Haverly House 

Transcripts Registrars, G11 Alumni 


Majors V.P. for Academic Affairs, 106 Alumni 

To other Colleges Counseling Center, Haverly House 

Veterans Affairs PAVE in Laurel A, 110 SH 

Vocational Choice Problems Counseling Center, Haverly House 

Withdrawal from College Counseling Center, Haverly House 

















































































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The following offices are located in the Alumni Hall Library Administration 

Office of the President Room 1 1 8 

Assistant to the President Room 1 1 7 

Vice President for Academic Affairs Room 106 

Associate Vice-President for Academic Affairs Room 104 

Assistant to the Vice President for Academic Affairs Room 1 22 

Director of Admissions Room G9 

Assistant Director of Admissions Room G7 

Office of Graduate Studies/ Director of Summer School Room 1 09 

Registrar Room G1 1 

Vice-President for Administrative Affairs Room 111 

Director of Budgets and Accounts Room 1 30 

Computer Service Center Room 125 

Computer Service Center Room G1 

Institutional Planning Room 136 

Director of Personnel Services Room 1 28 

Revenue Office Room 1 38 

26 The following offices are located in Memorial Hall: 

Vice-President for Student Affairs Room 210 

Central Banking Room 205 

College Student Services, Inc Room 208 

Student Government Association Room 214 

College Union Board Room 21 1 

Carontawan Room 21 5 

Flashlight Room 217 

The following offices are located in South Hall: 

Dean of Students Room 1 1 

Associate Dean of Students Room 1 04 

Assistant Dean of Students Room 1 02 

Room 103 
Room 108 

Director of Financial Aid Room 109 

Director of Placement Room 204 

Director of Public Relations North Hall 

Assistant Director of Admissions Room 400 

Director of Equal Education Opportunity Program Room 103 

Counselor-Equal Education Opportunity Program Room 100 

Assistant to the Director of Financial Aid Room 103 




The Flashlight is published weekly by the students of Mansfield 
State College. Its function is to inform the members of MSC as to what 
is happening within their sphere of interest. 


WNTE is a 10 watt educational FM station operating on 89.5 mega- 
cycles providing full educational and popular programming for the 
college and the community. The station programs originate from 
studios located in the basement of South Hall. WNTE welcomes new 
students, either experienced or interested in learning of radio 


The Carontawan is the College yearbook published by interested 
students on campus and serves as a way to influence public opinion of 
the college. No previous experience is required for staff members and 
the organization meets weekly in 215 Memorial Hall. 


CONCEPTION, the student literary magazine, is a collection of the best 
student poetry and fiction written at MSC and submitted for publication 
during the previous year. Prizes are awarded for the most notable poem 
and story published in each issue. 

The Falcon is a nationally distributed literary magazine edited by 
members of the English department, publishing the work of current 
American poets and fiction writers of national reputation as well as new 
or previously unknown writers across the country. 








Dean of Students 

110 South Hall 


Assistant Dean 

of Students 

102 South Hall 

The Dean of Student's Office provides a variety of services and 
programs which have an impact on daily student life and enhances their 
total education. These services include the editing of this publication, 
the Password, pictured identification cards, letters of recommenda- 
tions, excuses for emergency absences. New student Orientation, 
Veterans Services, Greek Fraternity/Sorority Advisement, services for 
foreign students, commuters, and various clubs and organizations are 
among those provided by the area. Included under the Dean of Students' 
area are the Residence Life and Student Activities Programs. 

Education takes place both in and out of the classroom and the Dean 
of Student's area is creating and evaluating programs to meet the social 
needs of students, and to provide an atmosphere within which students 
and faculty can interact informally. 


To identify methods by which the college can better serve the new 
kinds of students who are attending Mansfield is a stated objective of 
the Student Affairs' Staff. Recognizing the increasing number of 
veterans of military service who are on campus, a Veterans Affairs 
Coordinator has been added. The position is supported by a grant from 
the U. S. Government. 

The Veterans Affairs Coordinator exists to assist the student who is 
a veteran with academic or personal problems and to provide the 
necessary information on government programs and policies pertaining 
to Veterans. The Veterans Affairs Coordinator works as a liasion 
between, veterans and the Admissions Office, Financial Aid, Revenue 
the Counseling Center, and other areas. He provides assistance with 
such problems as veterans payments, academic credit requirements, 
and program selection. Student recruitment and outreach service pro- 
grams are other responsibilities of this office which is located in Laurel 

Two agencies that relate closely to Veterans Affairs are PAVE and 
Chi Gamma lota. PAVE consists of student veterans helping other 
veterans in a variety of ways. Their office, also in Laurel A and staffed 
by volunteers, is open daily during school hours. Veterans on campus 29 
have also affiliated with the national veterans fraternity, Chi Gamma 
lota (X-GI), which provides opportunities for social and service 


A collection of brochures, references, books, and bibliographies are 
available to those who wish to go abroad. Applications are available for 
several overseas programs of particular interest to students desiring to 
study abroad. Information is also available for those students who wish 
to become involved in overseas travel programs. 

A procedure has been established by which a student may receive 
MSC credit for study completed abroad. This study must be done under 
a recognized American college or university's regular schedule of 
classes. To receive Mansfield credit for study abroad, students must 
receive permission from the office of the Vice President of Academic 

MSC is a member of the Pennsylvania Consortium for International 
Education, a cooperative venture of state and private schools in 
Pennsylvania, which offer credit courses each summer in Salzburg. 


Associate Dean of Students 

Assistant Dean of Students 


106 South Hall 
ext. 441 


Assistant Dean in 

Residence -HEMLOCK 


Assistant Dean in 

Residence- PINECREST 

Education in its broadest sense is a product not just of classroom 
learning, but also of knowledge gained from sharing ideas and 
experiences with others in the informal situations which residence halls 
provide. The Dean of Students' staff at Mansfield State College works 
with the residence hall councils of each building, student staff 
members (Resident Assistants), Head Residents, professional staff 
members and interested faculty members in an effort to provide an 
environment which will supplement and expand the education of each 

The college wishes to have students representing all creeds, races 
and ethnic groups living in college residence halls. Therefore, in 
compliance with the Pennsylvania Fair Education Practice Act, all 
residence assignments are made without regard to race, religion, color, 

or national origin. Having accepted the Pennsylvania Fair Education 
Act, we feel that a cross section of cultures provides a cosmopolitan 
community. The college also complies with the Federal Civil Rights 
Act, Title IV. 

Central to the enhancement of learning in the halls is the residence 
hall government system. Each hall elects its own council which 
provides, with the help of its advisor, educational and social programs 
to the residents of the hall. The All Residence Hall Council, which is the 
combined organization of the individual hall councils, provides 
programs for all resident students, as well as programming ideas for 

hall councils. 


1 . Residence Hall Student— one who resides in a residence hall or 
building referred to by the college as a residence hall or extension 

2. Off-Campus Student— one who resides in housing which is 
neither his/her home, his/her parent's or relatives' home, nor a college 
designated residence hall. 

3. Commuting Student— one who resides in his/her parent's home 
or own home. 


1. All students are required by the college to reside in residence 
halls when there is space available. 

2. Exceptions to the above may be made on the basis of age, place 
of permanent residence, or marital status. 

3. Each student prior to occupying a room, must sign a housing 
agreement provided by the college or owner of the residence hall and 
pay all designated fees and deposits. 

4. Board in the college dining hall is mandatory for students residing 
in residence halls. 

5. All students residing in a residence hall are required to abide by 
regulations as prescribed by the college and/or residence hall council. 

6. Mansfield State College reserves the right to enter and inspect all 
residence hall rooms, but will in all possible circumstances recognize 
and respect the individual's right to privacy. 


Resident Assistants (RA's)— These are upperclass students employed 
by the Office of the Dean of Students who live in residence halls for the 
purposes of providing information and basic counseling to students, 


and for building and maintaining a sense of community and mutual 
responsibility in the residence halls. 

Head Residents and Assistant Deans in Residence— There are full-time 
employees of the college with varying backgrounds and professional 
responsibilities. In general, they work with R.A.'s, students and the 
Dean of Students' Office to provide an environment within which each 
student may learn and develop his potential. 


The following is a copy of the Residence Hall agreement signed by 
all students wishing to live in college-owned residence halls: 


1. ELIGIBILITY requirements for College housing include status as a 
full-time student, payment of debts to the College, and continuous 
compliance with College and residence hall regulations. 

2. RESERVATION of space is made by returning required materials 
(including signed Housing Agreement, receipt for a $35 room 

32 deposit [not refundable after July 1], and a completed housing data 

card) to the Residence Life Office. Rent is paid by the semester 
upon receipt of a bill from the Revenue Office and is not refundable 
after the room has been occupied except as outlined in the fee re- 
fund policy as contained in the College Catalog. 

3. OCCUPANCY is required on the first day of classes and 
consistently thereafter. Rooms unclaimed at the beginning of a 
semester or, in the judgment of the College, not used continuously 
by the student assigned will be forfeited and reassigned unless 
written permission for late arrival or sustained absence has been 
given by the Residence Life Office. 

4. TERM OF OCCUPANCY and financial obligation to the College is 
for the entire academic year unless permission is given to relocate 
temporarily (e.g., for student teaching). All other exceptions must 
be approved by the office for the Vice-President for Student Affairs. 

5. ROOM ASSIGNMENTS, AND CHANGES are prerogatives of the 
College and effected only by written authorization from the 
Residence Life Office. In assignment, mutual roommate prefer- 
ences will be honored where possible. Room changes are 
discouraged, but may be authorized under special circumstances. 

6. ACCESS to an assigned room is given to the student only during 
regular academic sessions which require presence on campus. The 
student is required to vacate his or her room by the designated 
closing times or by noon of the day following the student's final 
class or examination. 

7. VISITORS to residence halls and student rooms are permitted only 
as authorized by College and hall regulations. 

8. FACILITIES AND SERVICES provided by the College include bed, 
mattress, dresser, desk, chair and linen. Students must provide 
their own pillow, waste basket, toilet articles and such other 
accessories as he/she may desire. 

9. STUDENT OBLIGATIONS include liability for— or insurance against 
— personal property loss or damage (ie. where legal negligence of 
others does not pertain); care and cleaning of rooms and mainte- 
nance of health and safety standards; payment for damage to 
College property (including group assessments when individual 
responsibility cannot be determined); purchase of a meal ticket; 
and provision of a complete address to correspondents in order to 
guarantee mail delivery. 

by persons other than those assigned or registered guests, com- 
mercial activities, tampering with fire or safety equipment, illegal 
drugs, gambling, alcohol, moving College property, ironing in 33 
students' rooms, open flames, pets, explosives, firearms or other 
weapons and tape, tacks or nails on painted surfaces. 

11 . INSPECTION of rooms for reasons of health, safety, maintenance 
or to determine whether college policy is being violated, is a right 
reserved by the College. Routine inspections do not include 
searches, which may be conducted only with specified probable 
cause, authorization from an assistant dean or higher official, and 
the presence of room occupants unless it is impossible to locate 
them and given them sufficient notice. The College will, however, 
recognize and respect the individual's right of privacy in all possible 



Each resident will complete a residence card upon initial entrance 
into the individual residence hall. 

Residence Hall Check-Out Procedure for Vacation 

1 . Clean room 

2. Close windows 

3. Extinguish lights 

4. Remove perishable items 

5. Close and lock door 

At End of College Term or Upon Withdrawal: 

1. Notify Head Resident 

2. Turn in linen 

3. Turn in room and mailbox key 


A. Fire 

1 . Set off the nearest fire alarm station. 

2. Vacate the building by use of the various exits. 

3. Call Mansfield Fire Company. (662-2222). 

4. Call Security Office. (662-3071). 

5. Security officers, fire captains, and resident assistants will make 
certain all persons are kept at a safe distance and do not interfere 
with firefighting equipment. 

6. Once the above procedures have been followed, the Dean of Stu- 
dents should be notified. 

7. In case of a localized fire, every effort should be made to 
extinguish the fire by use of fire extinguishers on each floor of 
each building on campus. 

8. The Security officer present will notify the residents when its is 
safe to re-enter the building. 

34 9. In a classroom building, faculty members will make certain that 

students leave the room in an orderly manner. Further, they will 
make certain that all windows inside the classroom are closed 
prior to its evacuation whenever physically possible. 

B. Evacuation of Residence Halls: Alternate Buildings 















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Evacuation areas are to be used as needed in order of listing. 
Personal Injury or Sickness or Death 

1. If in a residence hall, notify the Head Resident, Infirmary 
(662-3046) and Security Office (662-3071). 

2. If in a classroom or on campus (not in a residence hall) notify the 
the Infirmary, Security Office and the Dean of Students. 

3. In cases of extreme injury or death, the Vice-President for Student 
Affairs must be notified by the Head Resident or Security. 

Building Collapse or Explosion 

1 . Every effort is to be made to evacuate the building as quickly as 
possible using procedure for evacuations as outlined in Section 

E. Natural Disasters (Tornadoes, Hurricanes) or Civil Defense 

1. Proceed to the basement of the nearest building. Remain there 
until proper notification is given to leave. 

F. Bomb Threats 

In case of emergency the residence halls will be evacuated as 

1 . Fire alarms will ring. 

2. Occupants will proceed as for fire drills. 

3. The residence hall staff will be responsible. 

4. They will then be told by Security which building or buildings 
is/are threatened, will notify their team of fire captains and help 
escort their group to safe temporary emergency housing. 

5. Each residence hall staff member has a list of the buildings as 
alternatives that his/her hall is to use— taking the first safe one 
on the list. 


1 . Residence halls are communities and as such, all residents have 
responsibilities to one another. Mutual consideration is essential if the 
community is to function effectively. All people living in residence halls 
will take into consideration at all times the rights of others to relative 
quiet and privacy. It is the responsibility of all residents to see that this 
mutual consideration is afforded to each student. 

2. All residence halls are governed by regulations prescribed by the 
elected governing bodies and Mansfield State College. 37 

3. Visitors to the residence hall are subject to the same regulations 
as students residing in that area. It is the visitor's as well as the host's 
responsibility to know and comply with visitation regulations in effect 
in each residence hall. 

4. Students are bound by the residence hall agreement to follow all 
regulations contained therein. 

5. Residence halls open at 7:00 a.m. daily, and close at midnight 
Sunday through Thursday and at 2:00 a.m. Friday and Saturday. 
Entrance may be gained after these hours by a means specified in each 
residence hall. 

6. Residents may have overnight guests: female in Women's Resi- 
dence Halls, male in Men's Residence Halls. However, such guests 
must be registered with either the Resident Assistant or the Head 


Care of Facilities 

Each resident should assume responsibility for the proper 
maintenance of the residence hall. The Housing Agreement should be 
consulted for information relative to charges for damage in individual 

rooms and common areas of the hall. A Damage Sheet must be sub- 
mitted at the beginning and end of each semester. 

A Project Room is provided in the residence hall for operations 
involving use of paints or other substances which may cause damage or 
a permanent nature. Please use it when working with such materials. 

Please do not use scotch tape on walls, woodwork or furniture. 
Cleaning supplies will be available in each residence hall for students' 
cleaning needs. Sweeper bags may be obtained from the RA or Head 


Linen Service is provided as part of the room fee. Residents are 
responsible for the linen distributed to them. 

Adherence to the procedures for linen distribution and collection is 
necessary. The Linen representatives in your hall should be contacted 
for additional information. 


Keys for individual rooms in the residence hall are distributed by the 

Head Resident. Residents must assume full responsibility for the care 

of the key. Information relative to replacement and collection of it may 

32 be obtained from the Head Resident. The fee for replacement is $3.00 

per key. 

Lounges and Recreation Areas 

Lounge and Recreation Areas are provided for the residents of each 
hall. In Oak and Hickory, the Main Lounge is available to male and 
female guests of the residents of that hall until midnight, Sunday 
through Thursday and until 2:00 A.M. Friday and Saturday. The Recrea- 
tion Room is available to male guests only. In Maple, Laurel, Pinecrest, 
and Hemlock, the Main Lounge (lobby) is available tq male and female 
guests of the residents of that hall. The Recreation Room and the 
individual floor lounges are available to guests during the hours when 
intervisitation privileges are in effect. It is expected that residents and 
their guests will use good judgment while using the facilities of these 
areas. Recreation equipment should be given careful handling. The 
rights of residents to relative quiet should be respected by those using 
pianos, record players, T.V., etc., in the Lounge Areas. 

Lounge areas are administered by the individual hall council; policy 
as to use of lounges by campus groups is developed by them yearly, 
and events are scheduled by the Building Director of each hall. 


Mail Service 

Residents of North hall, Oak and Hickory Hall are issued post office 
boxes in Memorial Hall. The hours for mail delivery are posted in the 
mailbox area. The campus mail service is located in North Hall on the 
second floor. Questions or problems about mail service should be 
directed to the Office of the Dean of Students. 

Laurel Manor, Pinecrest, Hemlock and Maple residents have been 
issued post office boxes in their respective residence halls. 

Vending Service 

Each residence hall has food vending service. The contract with the 
vending company provides that a percentage of the profits from the 
sale of foods will be returned to the Student Activities Program by way 
of College Community Services, Inc. 

Requests for refunds resulting from losses by individual students 
should be made to the Head Resident of the specific hall in which the 
loss occurred. 


Complete laundry facilities are found in all residence halls and 3g 
include coin-operated washers and dryers, ironing boards and tubs for 
hand laundry. 

Ironing boards are found on each floor are for occasional pressing 
only. Each student is responsible for his/her own iron. 

The income from the washers and dryers is returned to the All 
Residence Hall Government. If a machine is out of order, notify the 
Head Resident immediately. 


Please memorize the telephone number of your residence hall so 
that you may contact the Head Resident, if necessary. 

There is a pay phone on each floor. 


Damages to residence hall rooms or common areas are assessed 
individually to students residing in those rooms, or utilizing those 
common areas. Damages which cannot reasonably be attributed to 
specific individuals or groups may be charged to the common campus 
damage account described under general student information. 


Damage Fee 

A two dollar campus damage fee is collected from all students to 
cover bills reflecting malicious damages on campus. Money remaining 
at the end of each fiscal year is used for improvements in various areas 
as approved by the Student Government Association. 

Identification Cards 

Each student when admitted to Mansfield State College is issued an 
Identification Card (ID) for a $2.00 fee. These ID Cards are to be carried 
at all times and must be produced upon request to any authorized 
college authority. 

All students must bring their ID cards to registration each semester 
where they will be stamped upon receipt of payment of Activity Fees. 

ID Cards must be shown prior to entrance to all athletic events and 
are required before use of library materials is permitted. Replacements 
are available from the Office of the Dean of Students, 1 1 SH at a cost of 

40 Motor Vehicle Registration 

All students at Mansfield State College may have cars on campus. 
The College reserves the right to designate parking areas. 

Students having automobiles must register them with the Security 
Office during registration. Vehicles brought to campus after registration 
are to be registered with the Security Office within 24 hours. 

Regulations pertaining to vehicle use are distributed at this time. 

All residence hall students are required to participate in the food 
service program at Mansfield, except where medical waivers are 
obtained. A professional food service company caters the service. 
Dining privileges are extended to all members of the college 

Regular visits by the Institution Food Research and Services of Penn 
State, health inspectors and the food service company insure constant 
checks on quality and operations of the service. A committee of 
students and Student Affairs representatives meet regularly with the 
managers of the food service company to discuss the service, and strive 
to maintain a good working relationship among the participants in the 

All meals are served cafeteria style in the dining facility, Manser 
Hall. Students are required to return their trays to the dish room area. 
Second helpings are available on all items. Students are required to 
present their Dining and ID Cards before they are served; guest 
privileges are extended to campus visitors upon payment of the 
following fees: 

Breakfast $ .75 

Breakfast - Continental 50 

Luncheon 1 .00 

Dinner 1 .50 

Special Meals 2.00 

(Prices of all meals are subject to tax) 

Dining Hall hours will be as follows: 


Monday through Saturday (Hot breakfast) 7:00 AM -9:00 AM 

(Continental) 9:00 AM -10:30 AM 

Sunday (Brunch) 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM 


Monday through Friday 10:30 AM -1:30 PM 41 

Saturday 11:00 AM -1:00 PM 

Sunday (Brunch) 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM 


Monday through Friday 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM 

Saturday 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM 

Sunday (Supper) 4:30 PM -7:00 PM 


No one is permitted to sell or advertise any commodity on the 
college campus without the written approval of the Vice-President for 
Student Affairs. If you wish to do so, or is any off-campus organization 
approaches you, refer them to the Vice-President so they may go 
through the proper procedures. 

Withdrawal and Marriage 

If you must withdraw from college, certain requirements must be 
met so that various departmental records will be clear. If you follow 
these steps, you may be sure that all records are complete and that no 
confusion will result: 

A. Go to the Testing and Counseling Center where you will receive 

specific instructions on papers to be completed and returned. 

B. If you marry and continue as a student, please notify the office of 

the Dean of Students, 110 SH who will notify the offices 
concerned. Any change in housing plans should be promptly 
reported to Residence Life 106 SH. All correspondence with the 
college subsequent to marriage should contain both your 
maiden and married name to facilitate identification. 


The Campus Bookstore is operated by College Community Services. 
Any profit accrues to College Community Services for the furtherance of 
student life. The store is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday 
through Friday. During registration week the store will be open special 
hours as posted to aid students in purchasing textbooks, toliet 
supplies, clothes, etc. 



215 Memorial Hall 
ext. 260 

Assistant Dean of Students 

The Student Activities Program has been organized to encourage 
student participation in all areas of academic, social, ethical, cultural 
and recreational life. With a wide variety of activities, each student is 
given the opportunity to enlarge his/her personal development through 
participation. The entire program is designed to expand the 
opportunities for learning. 

ACTIVITIES FEE (subject to change) 

An activity fee of $32.50 per semester, payable at time of registration, 
is required of all regularly enrolled students. This money is distributed 
by the Committee of Finances of the Student Government Association 
to support the many student activities on campus. 

In order for an activity or organization to qualify for this type of 
support, it must be open to all students, or offer free educational 
athletic or entertaining activities to all students. Some events are 
subject to an admission charge, while others are free to those who have 
paid the activity fee. 


The College Union Building contains recreation areas, lounge areas, 
conference rooms and office facilities. 



The purpose of the Activities Coordinating Board is to insure a well- 
rounded, coordinated program of co-curricular activity for the college 
community. It reduces duplication of effort, reduces cost waste by 
arrangement of bookings and is responsible for the scheduling of 
events. Further, it reviews and evaluates the activities programming and 
recommends improvement of that programming. In addition, it is a 
resource for the Committee on Finance in the preparation of committee 

The following are the committees represented on the Activities 
Coordinating Board: 

Art Acquisition and Exhibition Movie 

College Union Board Recreation 

Fine Arts Committee Special Interest 
MSC Forum 


The College Union Board is composed of students, faculty and 

administrators who are interested in the development of the campus 

activities program. The membership of CUB is approved by the Student 

44 Senate and funds for operation of the program and allocated by the 

Committee of Finances of the Student Government. 

The CUB is responsible for the development and implementation of 
such activities as concerts, films, dances, lectures, and various 
weekend events. 

The Board is also interested in the utilization of Memorial Hall and 
the Recreation Center. 

Under the auspices of the College Union Board motion pictures are 
often shown on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in Allen Hall or Straughn 
Auditorium with no admission charge. This Board also organizes week- 
end programs to include roller-skating, bowling, dances, concerts by 
name bands and other groups. Admission to the last named is at a 
reduced rate with the ID card provided by the Activity Fee. 

All athletic events are also open to those students with an I.D. card 
and a valid Activities Fee sticker. 


This student snack bar is provided "high on the eastern hill" by 
contract between the Student Government Association and a food 
concessionaire. Here friends get together to "rap" over a coke and a 
pizza or some other favorite food. This is the center for occasional 
dances to the music of popular folk groups. 


An Art Acquisition Program has been in existence at Mansfield for 
the past eleven years. The purpose being for the acquiring of significant 
original works of Art and the development of a worthwhile Art 
Collection for the college. Funds are allocated yearly by the Student 
Government Association and are under the direction of a Student- 
Faculty Committee. The collection includes oil paintings, watercolors, 
intaglios, etchings, woodcuts, lithographs, sculpture, and ceramics. 
Most of the works are displayed in the student and faculty dining rooms 
of Manser Hall, and the lounging area of Memorial Hall. 


A monthly Art Exhibition Series was inaugurated on the Mansfield 
Campus in September, 1960 for the cultural and esthetic enrichment of 
the student body, faculty, and community. Exhibits of works of 
regional, national, and internationally known artists working in a variety 
of media are featured. Among the artists working a variety of media are 
featured. Among the artists exhibiting in the past: Lamar Dodd, Stanley 
Hayter, Leonard Baskin, Jack Levone, Richard Florshein, Benton 
Spruance, Sol Wilson, Everett Sturgeon and Klaus Ihlenfeld. Three to 
four exhibits are secured each year from New York City Galleries such 
as Babcock, Associated American Artists, A C A and Bodley. Exhibits 45 
have also been on loan from the Butur Institute of American Art, 
Youngstown, Ohio, The William Penn Museum, Harrisburg, Pa., and 
the Living Arts Foundation, New York City. The program is under the 
supervision of the Art Department and funds for its operation are 
allocated by the Student Government Association. In conjunction with 
the Fine Arts Festival, an artist visits the campus, giving lectures to 
classes and informal groups. The artist's work is also on display at that 
time as part of the exhibition series. Art Exhibitions in the series are 
hung in Laurel B Gallery. 



A Summer Recreation Committee is established each summer to 
plan and implement social and recreational activities tor the Summer 
Sessions. Funds utilized by the committee are collected in the form of 
activities fees paid by those who enroll during the summer sessions. 

The committee is composed of volunteers who are organized during 
registration and the first week of classes, and an advisor from the Dean 
of Students' Staff. These people meet on a regular basis to plan a 
complete program of events. Segments of the program include trips, 
picnics, dances, games, intramural-sports, horseback riding, hiking, 
camping, tournaments, films, and lectures. 

One major activity, partially funded by summer activities fees is the 
Mansfield Festival Theatre. This Tent Show offers excellent plays and 
musicals by professional actors in conjunction with a MSC credit 
course in play production. MFT, the Summer Forum and Concert 
Series, were created to stimulate the mind and the senses while offering 
a cultural opportunity for the region. 





204 South Hall 
ext. 245 


Director of Career 

Planning and Placement 


The Career Planning and Placement Service is maintained to advise 
students on career development and specifically to help students and 
alumni plan further academic work or secure professional positions. 
Assistance is provided so that the individual may correctly evaluate 
himself/herself, assess employment opportunities, and select a 
vocational area that can lead to personal growth and satisfaction. 

I. The Student Placement Bureau is operated to fulfill the following 

A. Assemble and keep a permanent record of the student's 
probable and actual employment potential and such other 
information as the student may wish to supply. This record will be 
distributed to prospective employers upon their request or by the 
direction of the student. 

B. Assist students in securing positions of employment. 

C. Assist employers in securing qualified people to fill existing 

D. Assist students to obtain summer employment. 

E. Assist College Authorities in the gathering of information from 
graduates and employers relative to the strengths and the 
weaknesses of the College as part of the follow-up program. 

II. The Student's Placement Folder will contain: 

A. A personal data sheet. 

B. Three or more faculty recommendations. 

C. An outside reference, one not affiliated with the College. 

D. Recommendations for student teaching or other work 
experience gained as a part of the candidate's academic program. 

E. An unofficial transcript of the student's academic record. 


Counseling is provided to help graduating seniors and alumni to (1) 
analyze their aptitudes, interests, educational preparation, short and 
long-range goals; (2) obtain information concerning appropriate areas 
of occupation; (3) investigate specific job opportunities; (4) prepare 
themselves to conduct job campaigns and to present themselves 
effectively as candidates; (5) evaluate job offers; and (6) choose the 
opportunity that will best satisfy their particular criteria. Throughout 
this process, the director of placement establishes and maintains 
contact with potential employers in the areas of education, government, 
business and industry; represents the College and its students in 
-o relations with employing organizations; and maintains contact with 
regional and national placement organizations. 

In addition to career planning, available assistance includes: 

1 . The development and permanent maintenance of cumulative pro- 
fessional credentials for each registrant, which are sent to pro- 
spective employers at the student's request. 

2. Information on certification and examination requirements. 

3. Posting notices of position vacancies. 

4. Scheduling of on-campus interviews with professional recruit- 
ers from many other states. 

5. An occupational library is maintained by the Placement Service. 
Students may examine information pertaining to careers in 
business, industrial, or educational settings during regularly 
scheduled hours. 

6. For those students anticipating study toward an advanced 
degree, general information regarding programs and admission 
requirements of graduate schools is available. Also, information 
pertaining to assistantships, fellowships, and scholarships will 
be posted periodically in the occupational library, Room 209, 
South Hall. 


7. Seminars by the Placement Staff on the credential packet, letter 
and resume writing, interview techniques, and job opportunities 
in various fields are available for use in classes. Seminars on 
graduate school, entrance examinations for graduate study, and 
women's careers are planned. 


The College wishes to impress prospective students that the 
location of Mansfield State College in a rural, non-industrialized region 
of the state greatly reduces the opportunities for outside part-time 
employment. Further, with increased emphasis placed on scholastic 
attainment at this college, the number of hours in which a student may 
engage in employment has tended to drop sharply in recent years. The 
acquisition of off-campus employment is the responsibility of the 
individual student although the Career Planning and Placement 
Services may be able to provide some limited job vacancy information. 
There has, however, been made available to qualified applicants, some 
part time off-campus State and Federal Workstudy Program 
employment. Additional information may be obtained in the Office of 
the Director of Student Financial Aid. 






107 South Hall 
ext. 441 

Director of Financial Aid 

Assistant to the Director 

The Office of Student Financial Aid exists to provide information 
and money to students who have financial aid. It attempts to inform the 
student population of application procedures and deadlines, of the 
types of aid available, the eligibility requirements and other pertinent 

As a state college, Mansfield's tuition costs are substantially lower 
than those of private colleges; the public subsidy is reflected in the fees 
to all students. While remaining committed to offering financial aid to 
able students who can show evidence of financial need, Mansfield State 
College must however, recognize that the basic financial responsibility 
of acquiring a higher education continues to be the obligation of the 
student and his family. 

Matriculation at Mansfield State College is by semester; the college 
expects each entering student to be able to meet the expenses of the 
upcoming term without assistance unless such aid has been previously 
arranged and confirmed. 

The following points are emphasized: 

(1) A new student (prospective Freshman or Transfer) should not 
file application for aid before his admission has been confirmed 
by the Director of Admissions and the Advance Registration 
Deposit has been paid to the College and acknowledged. 
Inquiries should then be made to the Office of Student Financial 
Aid, Mansfield State College. The Financial Aid brochure is 
available from the Admissions or Student Financial Aid offices. 

(2) Any student requesting financial aid must have filed the Parents 
Confidential Statement with the College Scholarship Service, 
Princeton, New Jersey. That agency will then advise the college 
of its objective analysis as to the student's (or student's family) 

ability to finance his own education at Mansfield State College. 
The Office of Student Financial Aid utilizes this information 
when considering applications for all forms of student aid. 
responsibility for filing the confidential statement rests with the 
student; help may be secured from high school principals and 
guidance counselors. The PCS information sheet is not an 
application for financial aid; financial aid applications may oe 
obtained from the financial aid office. The college catalogue 
describes in detail programs and procedures for application. 
Details on all programs and scholarships may be obtained at the 
Office of Student Financial Aid. 


Part time student employment at the College is available in the 
dining hall, library, dormitories, grounds and buildings, college union 
facilities, and offices. Such employment is awarded to students who 
have shown evidence of financial need. These positions are normally 
filled by upperclassmen, but a limited number of positions are open to 
freshmen. Requests for student employment are made after formal 
acceptance and payment of the advance registration deposit. Applica- 
tions are available from and submitted to the Office of Student 
Financial Aid. 51 

Part-time State and Federal Workstudy Program employment is 
available at the college. For details see the Director of Student Financial 


The following scholarships are awarded by various sponsors in 
cooperation with Mansfield State College. Applications are available 
from the Office of Student Financial Aid, 107 SH. 

W. H. COLEGROVE SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS. Annual awards of $100 
each to two deserving young women residents of Tioga County, 
Pennsylvania, are made for the purpose of aiding the recipients in 
defraying college expenses. These scholarships are not customarily 
available to new students. 

College receives annually a grant of $400 for financing grants to out- 
standing junior and senior students majoring in Music Education. 
Grants are awarded by the Music Department with the approval of the 
President of the College. Applications for these grants should be made 
to the Chairperson of the Music Education Department. Grants are 
made for undergraduate work for the forthcoming academic year. 

PHEAA GRANTS. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, through the 
Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency, has developed an 
extensive scholarship program based on computed financial need. 
Further information and applications may be obtained from the 
Office of Student Financial Aid. 

BASIC OPPORTUNITY GRANT (BOG). Awardable for the first time 
to entering freshmen in September 1973, the federally funded Basic 
Opportunity Grant established an entitlement to aid based on need. 
Students apply indepently each year on forms which may be obtained 
through the Office of Student Financial Aid, High School Guidance 
Offices or Post Offices. 

(SEOG). A successor to the Federal Educational Opportunity Grants 
(EOG) and designed to aid students of exceptional need. Students must 
file an aid application and current Parents Confidential Statement to 
qualify. For details, inquire at the Office of Student Financial Aid. 
Room 109, South Hall. 

HANNAH K. SCHOFF MEMORIAL AWARD. This award is funded by 
the Pennsylvania Congress of Parents and Teachers and offers a $200 
52 annual award to one entering freshman who demonstrates qualities of 
scholarship and leadership. The award, once granted, is continued for 
four undergraduate years or as long as the awardee maintains a "B" 
average. Applications may be obtained from the Office of Student 
Financial Aid prior to March 1st of the academic year preceding 


$1,000 per year, are available through Mansfield State College to 
students with demonstrated need who have filed current Parents 
Confidential Statements and applications. With the cancellation and 
deferment features, these federally subsidized loans have aided many 
students with documented need. 

interest subsidy insured by the Federal Government and are available 
through the cooperation of banks. To obtain interest benefits, a 
Parent Confidential Statement should be Filed by the student; loans 
are normally made to a maximum of $1 ,500 per academic year or docu- 
mented need. 

THE ROBERT A. FARRELL FUND. A memorial to a former 
professor, this fund and the Class of 1969 and 1970 Loan Fund have 
served as resources for emergency loans for a large number of students; 
they are administered through the Office of Student Financial Aid. 

A Financial Aid Brochure, available to all students, explains in detail 
all of the programs; students are encouraged to call at the Office of Stu- 
dent Financial Aid at any time to discuss their individual financial 
problems, and to pre-plan a schedule for meeting future college costs 
with a "package" which may include scholarship, part-time employment 
and loans. 



Haverly House 

on Clinton Street 

ext. 222 


The Testing and Counseling Center assists students in making 
decisions related to the immediate problems of college adjustment and 
to broader problems of effective living. Students are invited to make an 
appointment for help in strengthening academic performance, 
developing career plans, solving situational problems, or improving 
personal relationships. 

54 With a professional counselor, the student may explore freely and 

IN CONFIDENCE, any problems or feelings which are important to 
him/her. A student can receive help which enables him/her to assess 
individual make-up. to acquire increased self-understanding and 
sensitivity to others, and to grow in the direction of personal choice. 

The Center is open Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 
p.m. Counselors are also available in satellite offices in dormitories on 
campus. Call the Center for counselors' hours in these offices. The ser- 
vices of the center are available free of charge to all students enrolled at 
the college. Students are encouraged to avail themselves of these ser- 
vices whatever the nature or seriousness of the problem. 

Appointments may be made by calling Extension 222 or by coming 
to the Haverly House on Clinton Street. A student may choose a 
counselor to see; if there is no preference, he/she will be assigned the 
earliest available time. The student will not be asked to give any details 
concerning personal reasons for requesting an interview. 


The interview takes place in a private office and may last as long as 
one hour. Sometimes interviews are merely for the purpose of gaining 
information, in which case, only one meeting is necessary. Often, 
however, the student and the counselor agree that further sessions may 

be helpful. Counseling usually begins with the counselor encouraging 
the student to talk freely about his/her concerns. The Counselor 
listens, tries to understand, attempts to clarify, and helps the student 
become objective and make decisions with which he/she will be 
satisfied. Counseling is not simply a matter of receiving advice; it is a 
process of thinking through a situation with the professional help of 
another person. 

Again, no information disclosed in a counseling interview is given to 
anyone without permission of the student. 


Counseling may be supplemented by means of test which provide 
the student with more information about personal interests, academic 
abilities, personal characteristics, study skills, and special aptitudes. 


The abrupt change from high school to the demand of college class- 
work is sometimes difficult to make. Counseling can help some 
students improve study methods and motivation, participate more 
effectively in class discussion, increase confidence and skill in taking 
tests, and assure themselves the necessary environment and physical 
health for efficient performance. 



A new program has been instituted on campus which is designed to 
assist students in avoiding the "college runaround", and to help stu- 
dents with concerns about (1) academic matters such as graduation 
credits, general education requirements, registration procedures, 
pass/fail information, departmental requirements, probation, and (2) 
personal matters including noisy dorms, feeling alone, difficulty 
relating to others, etc. The Peer Advisors also provide general informa- 
tion about the college including extra-curricular activities, student 
government, fraternities, etc. 

The Peer Advising Office is located in Manser Lobby. All students 
are welcome at the Peer Advisor Office during the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 
5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday through Friday at ext. 





Doane Health 

Clinton Street 
ext. 439 


Supervisor of Nurses 


College Physician 

The College Health Service operates in a modern, fully equipped 
facility which provides every convenience necessary for the health 
needs of students, who are served by a physician and registered nurses. 
Hospital care is provided at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital 
in Wellsboro, in addition to care rendered in the 18-bed infirmary at the 

The services of the Health Center are extended to all students of 
Mansfield State College. These services include a preventative health 
program which consists of tuberculin testing administered to all 
seniors to meet graduation requirements and to all personnel working 
with the food services associated with the college. Influenza immuniza- 
tion clinics are held in the fall in October and November. 

Allergy vaccine is administered to students if it has been prescribed 
by their physician; such injections will be given at 2:00 p.m. or by 
special arrangement when necessary. 

Members of the health staff work to furnish a thorough but friendly 
and individual service to which a student may come for help of any sort. 
You are urged to consult the Health Center at any time for purposes of 
diagnosing suspected contagious diseases or other illnesses. Since 
medical records and consultation are entirely confidential, there is no 
possibility of embarrassment to the student and consequently no 
reason for avoiding diagnosis. 

Students who are ill are encouraged to report to the Health Center to 
be evaluated and treated by the nurses and the college physician, and 
where conditions indicate admission to the infirmary is advocated. 
Medications and treatments are dispensed to the students free or at a 
very minimal charge depending on the type of medication prescribed. 

Infirmary services are available twenty-four hours a day during the 
time the college is in session. 


If a student is ill anywhere other than the infirmary and wishes an 
excuse from class due to that illness, it is the responsibility of the 
student to come to the infirmary at the time of illness. 

Excuses are issued after 2:00 p.m. An illness resulting in three or 
more days of absence will require a statement from your family doctor. 


The following charges, payable at the Revenue Office, are made to 
students staying in the infirmary: 

Day Students— $3.25 per day for dining room service, no charge for 

Residence Hall students— no charge 

Medications and treatment are dispensed to students free or at a 
very minimal charge, depending on the type of medication prescribed. 


Monday through Friday— 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Except 12:00 - 1 :00 57 

p.m.— emergencies only). 

4:00 p.m. - 12:00 p.m. midnight. 

12:00 midnight - 8:00 a.m. 

At 11:00 p.m. the Health Center is closed and only emergency cases 
are seen after this hour. 

Saturday and Sunday— the Health Center is open from 8:00 a.m. - 
8:00 p.m. After these hours a nurse is on call at the Health Center and 
may be reached by phone. The number if 662-3046. 


Monday through Friday— 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 

Except for emergencies, all students wishing to see the doctor 
should come to the Infirmary at these hours. If necessary, an excuse for 
class or being late to class can be issued. 


Monday through Friday— 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. 
7:00-9:00 p.m. 

Saturday and Sunday: The above hours apply if the Infirmary is 


There shall be no more than two visitors in one room at a time. Stop 
at the nurse's desk to see if visiting if permissible. 

The above visiting regulations are in line with general procedures to 
insure that the nurses and doctor can carry out their many functions and 
to insure the proper amount of rest for the patients. 


Mansfield State College offers its full-time students, through 
Higham, Neilson, Whitridge & Reid, Inc., a comprehensive hospital, 
surgical, and medical insurance program which provides twelve-month 
protection against the cost of injury or illness. This policy covers the 
student not only while at school, but during school holidays, summer 
vacations and other times when the student is away from the college. 

Full-time students will be covered under the plan effective August 28 
through the next August 27, provided they register, and pay the 
insurance fee appearing in the student bill by registration date. 

Students who do not register until the start of the second semester 
will be covered when the second semester begins through August 27 
provided they register and pay the insurance fee appearing in the 
student bill by registration date. 

Coverage includes such areas as hospital bills, surgical benefits, 
diagnostic X-ray and laboratory examinations, and numerous other 
areas. For complete information ask for a brochure from the office of 
the Vice President for Student Affairs, 209 MH. 


Building Identification— The Main Library is located on the 3rd and 
4th floor of Alumni Hall. The Curriculum Materials Library is located on 
the ground floor of Retan Center. The Music Library is located on the 
3rd floor of Butler Center. 



1. Materials that are circulated include books, pamphlets, govern- 
ment documents, pictures, filmstrips, film loops, kits, transparencies, 
certain microforms, cassettes and cassette players. Non-circulating 
materials include periodicals, reserve books, and reference books. 
Some reserved materials may be charged out a half hour before the 
library closes but must be returned during the first half hour when the 
library is next open. 

2. Food, beverages and pets are not allowed in any of the libraries. 
Smoking is permitted in the lobby and conference rooms of the Main 

3. Each library maintains a control desk close to the main exit where 
patrons must present all materials in their possession for inspection to 
ensure that all library materials have been properly charged out. Patrons 
who wish to avoid examination of bags, brief cases, etc. may check 
them at the same desk upon entering the library. 


The fine for overdue reserve material is 25c per hour. 
All overdue materials carry fines of 10c per day. 
When an overdue item is returned without payment of the fine, a fine 
card is made out with a minimum fine of $1 .00. 


Main Library 

Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m.-1 0:00 p.m. 

Friday 8:00 a.m.- 4:15 p.m. 

Saturday 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. 

Sunday 1:00 p.m. -10:00 p.m. 

Study Hall: Sunday-Wednesday 10:00 p.m. -12:00 a.m. 

Butler Center Library 

Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m.- 4:15 p.m. & 

7:00 p.m. -10:00 p.m. 

Friday 8:00 a.m.- 4:15 p.m. 

60 Sunday 7:00 p.m. -10:00 p.m. 

Retan Center Library 

Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. & 

6:00 p.m. -10:00 p.m. 

Friday 8:00 a.m.- 4:15 p.m. 

Saturday 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. 

Sunday 6:00 p.m. -10:00 p.m. 


For additional information on the libraries and their resources ask at 
the Reference Desk in each library or consult the orientation leaflets 
available in the libraries. 





Director of EEOP 

101 South Hall 
ext. 461 



The Equal Education Opportunity Program is designed to assist 
individuals with potential for both success in college and future 
community leadership roles but who would not normally qualify for 
admission because of inadequate academic preparation due to environ- 
mental and economic conditions. 

No minimum academic qualifications are necessary for entrance 
into the program with the exception of the possession of a secondary 
school diploma or a Commonwealth Diploma. All applicants will be 
interviewed at the College by the Equal Education Opportunity Program 
Committee. Acceptance will be based upon college board scores, class 
rank, grades, and recommendations as well as other pertinent 
information. The program is open to all individuals regardless of race, 
nationality and sex. 



Director of Recreation ext. 261 



A program of intramural recreation activities including men's, 
women's and co-ed leagues and tournaments in touch football, softball, 
volleyball, basketball, tennis, badminton, archery, innertube waterpolo, 
innertube waterbasket, cross country, racquetball and horseshoes are 
provided for those seeking fun and enjoyment through physical 
activities. Most activities are conducted in the late afternoon and 
evening hours. There are many opportunities for student employment 
as intramural officials and time/scorekeepers. Students interested in 
participating or working should inquire at the Intramural Office located 
in Decker Gymnasium. 



MSC participates in a variety of intercollegiate sports: baseball, 
basketball, cross-country, football, women's swimming, men's and 
women's tennis, track, and wrestling. 

The men's and women's intramural sports programs at the college 
are organized to provide recreational opportunities to all students. 
Interested students should contact the Director of Recreation at Decker 
Gym, ext. 261. 


The M Club is comprised of men who have earned a varsity letter in 
one or more intercollegiate sports. Its purposes are to encourage 
wholesome living and good sportsmanship and to stimulate interest in 

Among the awards given by the M Club are the varsity letter, M Club 
pins and lifetime membership to qualifying athletes. 


MSC cheerleading is open to anyone who has the desire to cheer 
the team on to victory and who is willing to give evenings to practice 
and fun. The cheerleaders are made up of two separate squads— the 
freshman and the varsity. They cheer at all home basketball and 
football games and wrestling matches, as well as at several "away" 
sports events. Tryouts are held in the spring of the year for the varsity 
squad, while the freshmen try out in the fall after classes begin. 
Everyone is invited to try out. 


The Women's Athletic Association provides facilities to create and 
to develop interest in athletic and recreational activities which have a 
carryover value for worthy use of leisure time. Membership is open to all 
women students. It is a very active organization which operates solely 
in the interest of the women students. 




Scholastic requirement for seniors, juniors, sophomores and 
second semester freshmen is an average of C, or 2.0 at the time of the 
elections. Requirements for first semester freshmen is to have a ranking 
in the upper half of the high school class. 

Student organizations are active only during the academic college 
year, September through May. 

The college will not assume any responsibility for the collection of 
any financial account of any member of campus organizations not 
subsidized by the Student Government Association. 

(Applicable to all student organizations) 

This College encourages constructive, purposeful initiation prac- 
tices, it prohibits hazing. Hazing is defined as any action or situation 
created, intentionally, whether on or off the campus, to produce mental 
or physical discomfort, embarrassment, harassment, or ridicule. Such 55 
activities and situations include paddling in any form, creation of 
fatigue, physical and psychological punishment, treasure hunts, 
scavenger hunts, road trips, long hikes, or any other such activities 
carried out against new members or prospective members; wearing, 
publicly, apparel which is conspicuous and not normally in good taste, 
engaging in morally degrading or humiliating games or activities, and 
any activity not consistent with laws or the rules and regulations of this 
College. No physical punishment shall be administered at any time. 

The public initiation program shall be submitted in writing for 
approval to the sponsor and the Vice-President for Student Affairs at 
least 5 days before the initiation begins. 

The initiation program shall include no scheduled activities on the 
campus during class hours and no activities which disturb the public in 


There are procedures which must be followed in order to solicit on 
campus. For details of these procedures report to the Office of the Dean 
of Students, 110 SH. 


Registering An Event 

According to the Activities Coordinating Board, all events which are 
open to the entire campus must be registered and cleared on the 
Activities Calendar. Spechl Events Forms, to register an event, are 
available at 206 MH, and must be submitted at least two weeks prior to 
the event. The committee's objective is to coordinate the activities on 
the calendar and avoid conflicts. 

Facilities Scheduling 

College classrooms, auditoriums and gymnasiums are available for 
use by student organizations. A written policy that explains how to 
reserve a room is available in the Office of the Vice President for 
Student Affairs, 206 MH. 

The rooms are available at no charge unless it is an event which 
incurs a small janitorial or security service charge. Use of facilities by 
off-campus groups will require a rental charge. 


Allen Hall. Building Director— Dr. Bencetic 

Any student or organization wishing to use Allen Hall or the Little 
Theatre in Allen Hall after 5:00 p.m. or on Saturday or Sunday must file 
for permission with the Building Director well in advance of proposed 

Due to the construction of the building, there will be no smoking 
except in the rest rooms and offices. Failure to obey these directives 
could lead to disciplinary action. 

Home Economics Center. Building Director— Dr. L. Halchin 

All persons who intend to use the Arts Building at any time, except 
for regularly scheduled classes, shall request permission from the 
building director in Ab 212. Student groups using the building must be 
attended by a faculty member unless other arrangements are made by 
administrative personnel. 

Please observe "no smoking" in classrooms. 

Belknap Hall. Building Director— Dr. Pincus 

All persons who intend to use the building at any time should 
request permission from the office of the building director. The building 
will be open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. 

All student activities should cease at 11:00 p.m. 

Students using the rooms will observe the "no smoking" rules. 

Butler Center. Building Director— Dr. Baynes 

1. The building will be open daily from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. for 
scheduled activities and for practicing. 

2. To reserve the use of Steadman Theatre, classrooms, or rehearsal 
rooms, contact the Music Department Office. 

3. No smoking except in corridors and foyers. 

4. The building will be open for music students, for use of assigned 
rooms only during the following hours: after 5:00 p.m. from 
Monday through Friday; from noon on Saturday and Sunday. 

Decker Gym. Building Director— Dr. DeGenaro 

1. Only students taking part in scheduled classes, practice for 
sports, or regularly-scheduled recreational activities shall be 
allowed to use the gymnasium except by permission from the 
director of the building. 

2. No one shall be allowed on the gymnasium floor unless he is 
equipped with regulation gymnasium shoes. 

Doane Health Center. Building Director— Mrs. Jones 

This building houses the college health services and infirmary. 

There are nurses on duty 24 hours a day; so facilities are always 67 
available as needed. 

Grant Science. Building Director— Dr. Smichowski 

Students shall not use the building after 5:00 p.m. or on Saturday or 
Sunday unless attended by a member of the faculty. 

For special meetings or club activities, permission to use the 
building may be secured from the Building Director. 

Manser. Building Director— Dr. Scott 

The lobby on 1st floor of Manser Hall, the new dining facility, is 
available for student and/or faculty groups after 7:00 a.m. daily. 
Reservations must be made in advance through the Office of the 
Vice-President for Student Affairs. 

Memorial Hall Building Director— Dr. Scott 

College Union. 

Recreation Center. Building Director— Mr. Kelchner 

This building is open 24 hours a day, because the Security Office is 
located in this building. 


Recreation facilities in this building are open for use from 8:00 a.m. 
to 11 :00 p.m. Special groups wishing to use the facilities must reserve 
them through the office of the building director. 

The computer terminal and key punch are also located here. 

Residence Halls. Building Directors— Head Residents of each hall and 

Assistant Deans in Residence 

Directors of residence halls are listed earlier in this book. Inquiries 
about the use of these facilities must be cleared with the building 

Retan Center. Building Director— Dr. R. Wilson 

1. All persons who wish to schedule the use of Retan Center 
facilities must request permission in advance from the Building 
Director. The name of the person in charge must be given at this 

2. Student groups using the building should be attended by a 
faculty member or adviser. If this is not feasible, it is necessary 
to at least have the faculty adviser's endorsement of responsibil- 
ity for the activity. 

3. Granting of permission to use the building carries with it the 
responsibility for the using group to observe closely the smoking 
and general clean-up rules. 

South Hall. Building Director— Mr. Maresco 

1 . This building is used for faculty offices and classrooms. Monday 
through Friday the building is open from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. 

2. Students will enter and leave the building through the North 
entrance and main door on the East side of the building. Exit on 
the Southeast corner may be used for egress only. 

3. The building is not open on Saturday and Sunday unless prior 
arrangements are made through faculty and the building director. 

4. Use of the ground floor (lower level) is confined to radio station 
personnel, faculty and administrators only. 

Straughn Auditorium Building Director— Mr. Francis 

1 . The building will be opened by the janitor at 7:00 a.m. and closed 
at 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday except when hours have 
been arranged for through the building director. The building will 
close for the weekend at noon on Saturday except as above. 



All meetings, rehearsals, and other activities requiring the 
facilities of the auditorium or the stage must be scheduled in ad- 
vance with the building director. 

Arrangements for janitor services, including changes in the 
set-up of the stage must be made through the building director at 
least 48 hours in advance of the time needed. 




I. F. C. is composed of the social fraternities at Mansfield State 
College. It shall serve as the governing body for the fraternity system on 
the campus and shall promote the interests of both the college and the 
fraternity system. Its basic objective shall be to insure cooperation 
between fraternities and the college administration. 


Panhellenic Council consists of 3 delegates from each of the four 
sororities on campus. Its purpose is to serve as the governing body of 
the sororities, coordinating sorority functions and supervising all 
rushing procedures. Panhellenic Council strives to promote better inter- 
sorority relationships in accordance with the college administration. 


The ideals of the Mansfield State College chapter of Lambda Chi 
Alpha are to promote integrity, honor, service and brotherhood among 
men. As does a Greek Paedagogus, we are devoted to developing a 
well-rounded personality in an atmosphere of friendliness. 

Any male student who is a second semester freshman and has an 
overall cumulative average of 2.00 may pledge Lambda Chi Alpha. 


Phi Sigma Epsilon, M. S. C.'s first national social fraternity, was 
started in 1962. The ideals of the fraternity are: scholarship, religious 
responsibility, financial responsibility, fraternalism, citizenship, and 
social leadership. 

To pledge Phi Sigma Epsilon, young men must be at least a second 
semester freshman and have a 2.0 average. Attendance at our smokers 
would prove a gratifying experience. 


Phi Sigma Kappa is the 3rd national fraternity on the Mansfield State 
College Campus and was founded in 1873. The responsibilities of this 
fraternity are to promote brotherhood, stimulate scholarship, and 
develop character. The requirements to pledge this fraternity are a 2.00 
cumulative average and be at least a 2nd semester freshman. 


Gamma Alpha chapter of Sigma Tau Gamma national fraternity was 
installed in February of 1965. Its purpose is to promote social, cultural, 
scholarly, recreational and benevolent fraternal relations for Mansfield 
State College and for the members of this organization. In promoting 
these ends, this organization holds the ideals of manhood, brotherhood 
and citizenship in high regard. 

Any male student of good moral character who is regularly enrolled 
in courses leading to a degree at Mansfield State College with an 
academic average of 2.00 and a class standing of second semester 
freshman or above is eligible for initiation into this fraternity. 


Nu Tau Chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity was installed as the 
fourth National Fraternity at MSC on March 20,1971; one of over 320 
active national chapters. Nu Tau Chapter had been a TKE colony since 
April 15, 1969. 

Our ideals emphasize the character and worth of the individual, our 
insistence that the first loyalty should be devoted to education and to 
the educational institution, and our aspirations for highly democratic 
organization. TKE is known as "the Fraternity for Life." 

To be eligible for membership men must have a 2.00 average and be 
at least second semester freshmen. The fraternity house is located at 19 
College Avenue in Mansfield. All interested men are welcome at any 



Alpha Sigma Alpha, installed on Mansfield's campus on May 16, 
1970, formerly the local sorority Chi Psi Omega. Delta Epsilon Chapter 
is a social sorority striving toward lasting friendships, development of 
womanly character and to the upholding of high standards. The aim of 
this sorority is to promote development physically, intellectually, 
socially, and spiritually. Membership is open to upperclassmen and 
second semester freshmen with a 2.00 cumulative average. 


Alpha Xi Chapter of Alpha Sigma Tau is the first national social 
sorority to be established on Mansfield's campus. Installed May 2, 
1965, its aims are to promote the ethical, cultural and social develop- 
ment of its members. 

Membership is limited to second semester freshmen and upper- 
classmen with an academic average of at least 2.0 and no record of 
social probation. 


lota Theta chapter of Delta Zeta was formally installed on 
Mansfield's campus March 12, 1966, bringing with it the need for a 
National Panhellenic Council. The object of this sorority is to unite its 
members in the bonds of sincere and lasting friendships, to stimulate 
one another in the pursuit of knowledge, to promote the moral and 
social culture of its members, and to develop plans for guidance and 
unity in action; objects worthy of the highest aim and purpose of 
associated effort. 

It is preferred that any girl with a class standing of a second 
semester freshman or above, wishing to pledge Delta Zeta, have an 
academic average of a 2.2, and no record of social probation. 



The Eta Epsilon Chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha was installed on the 
Mansfield campus on February 27, 1972 after one year of colonial status 
and one year as the local social sorority SAGE. The goals of Zeta sister- 
hood are reached through the striving fora nobler womanhood throughy 
the endeavors of scholarship, social service and friendship. 

Any girl with a class standing of second semester freshman or above 
is eligible to pledge Zeta Tau Alpha if she has achieved an academic 
average of 2.0 or above. 



The Art Club is open to all students interested in the creation and 
appreciation of all aspects of Art. Meetings are held twice a month and 
meet at the Art Haus, S. Academy Street. The Club promotes art exhibi- 
tions and art acquisition programs. The organization is affiliated with 
the National Art Education Association. 


The purpose of the Black Awareness Association is to create a Black 
academic and social atmosphere for the Black students on our campus, 
and also to enhance the future enrollment of Blacks by instilling in them 
a personal interest in our college. 

Membership in the Black Awareness Association is open to all 
Mansfield State College students, faculty and staff who are interested 
and concerned with the Black cause, regardless of race, creed or color. 


The Mansfield State College group of Campus Girl Scouts was 
officially chartered by the Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. in March, 1969. The 
purposes include to serve local Girl Scouting by assisting with troop 
leadership and Girl Scout programs in the Mansfield Area, and to 
explore the opportunities in professional Girl Scouting. 

Membership is Campus Gold is open to all former Girl Scouts and to 
other students who wish to learn more about Girl Scouting as a volun- 
teer or as a professional worker. 

Activities include bi-weekly meetings of the group, camp-outs, 
participation in Council, Regional and National events. The Mansfield 
State College Campus Gold is under the jurisdiction of the Seven Lakes 
Girl Scout Council with the office located in Geneva, New York. 


The major purpose of the Chemistry Club is to stimulate student's 
interests concerning the various fields of chemistry. The Chemistry 
Club was initiated during the 2nd semester of the 1968-69 school year. 
The club sponsors various guest lecturers during the school year, 
special projects, films, and a wide variety of activities which benefit the 
academic atmosphere at MSC. Club membership is open to all MSC 


students who have attained a Q.P.A. of at least 2.00 or better. Within 
the near future it is hoped that the club membership will increase so 
that a student affiliate chapter of the American Chemical Society can be 


The campus affiliate of the Kiwanis Club, the Circle K is primarily a 
service club. 

Co-ed in membership, the club, in addition to providing service for 
the campus, will become involved in community projects. Membership 
is open to MSC students. 


College Players is the dramatics group on the campus. Several 
shows are put on each year for the campus and the community. 
Students have an opportunity to act, as well as work in technical areas. 
Membership is open to all interested students. 


7 4 The Mansfield State College Color Guard and Drill Team has now 

been in existence for five years. Working both as a part of the marching 
band and separately, the squad serves the college by providing half- 
time entertainment, presenting colors before both football and basket- 
ball games and participating in parades. This year's squad consists of a 
five member honor guard and an eight member drill team. 


The Coucil for Exceptional Children is an affiliate of the national 
organization of the same name. Membership in our college chapter is 
open to all college students and especially those interested in 
becoming teachers of children who are mentally retarded, gifted, 
physically handicapped, or speech defective. 

Regular meetings provide opportunities for members to meet and 
talk with specialists in the field. The organization also plans other 
activities of interest to the group such as sponsoring parties for area 
special class children. Visits are made to special schools and institu- 
tions. Included in the national dues is a professional journal published 


The MSC Forensic Society represents Mansfield in intercollegiate 
speech contests. Each year the Forensic Society travels over 5,000 
miles to attend ten intercollegiate speech tournaments. MSC competes 
in more than 300 rounds of speaking against 65 colleges and univer- 
sities. Society members compete in debate, extemporaneous, 
impromptu, persuasive, after-dinner, and oral interpretation. Each year 
the Forensic Society hosts its own intercollegiate tournaments 
attended by 15-20 colleges. Membership in the Forensic Society is open 
to any MSC student regardless of experience. 


The purpose of the 4-H Club is to provide former, present, and future 
members with the opportunity to participate in 4-H, to develop leader- 
ship and citizenship, to provide educational and recreational opportuni- 
ties and to render service to the club, the community and the country. 


Kappa Kappa Psi is a national band fraternity whose purpose is to 
honor outstanding bandsmen through membership. The membership 
also serves as a service organization to the band program. To be eligible 
for membership, students must have completed at least one semester 
of band participation and be regularly enrolled members of the college 
band program. A minimum cumulative grade point ratio of 2.00 is also 
required. Any student meeting these requirements and demonstrating 
outstanding qualities of leadership and musicianship may be selected 
for membership. 


Music Educators National Conference (MENC) 
Student Chapter #162 

The MENC Student Chapter of MSC is an organization open to all 
students and faculty interested in the music education field. The 
purpose of the group is to create interest and provide information con- 
cerning current issues in the profession. Guests speakers, clinicians 
and performing groups are featured at monthly meetings. 


Omicron Gamma Pi, college chapter of the Pennsylvania Home 
Economics Association, is affiliated with the American Home 
Economics Association. It is open to all home economics students at 

Mansfield State College. The purpose of this professional organization 
is to stimulate interest for the betterment of its members. 

Omicron members have the opportunity to attend and participate in 
professional State meetings as well as Chapter ones. 

A visit to Broad Acres (County Home) has become an annual pro- 
ject. The Annual Spring Banquet for the entire department is the 
responsibility of the club. 

Omicron Gamma Pi meets the second Thursday of every month. 


Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia is a national professional musical fraternity 
for men who plan to make music their profession or vocation. This fra- 
ternity aims to advance the cause of music in America, to foster the 
mutual welfare and brotherhood of students of music, to develop true 
fraternal spirit among its members, and to encourage loyalty to the 
alma mater. 


The purpose of the Philosophy Club is to provide opportunities for 
7 6 intellectual discussion outside the classroom for students and faculty 
of all departments. By sponsoring student dialogues, movies, panel 
discussions and special speakers, the coordinators attempt to stimu- 
late debate and inquiry in contemporary aspects of society, theology 
and literature. For this reason, presentations are followed by an 
informal question period. Meetings are often open to the public as well 
as the college community in the interest of cultural improvement. 
Notices or announcements about a discussion are made in advance 
through campus radio, newspaper and bulletin boards. All students and 
faculty members are eligible for membership in the Philosophy Club. 


The Mansfield State College Psychology Club is open to any student 
with an interest in psychology and related fields. The club serves both 
as an educational and social functioning body. The activities include: 
speakers, films, and field trips. It is stressed that members need not be 
psychology majors. 


Sigma Alpha lota is an international music fraternity for women 
whose ideals are high standards of musicianship, scholarship, sister- 

hood, and character. Any woman student in the music department who 
is at least a second semester freshman, has a 2.5 academic average, 
and an "A" in any music subject of the previous semester is eligible and 
may be pledged to membership. 


The Ski Club's main interest lies in skiing, the pursuit of the sport 
and the intrinsic items which go along with the sport such as recrea- 
tion, exercise, and the exhilaration of being outdoors. 

The club organizes weekly trips to local ski areas, provides special 
rates for lift tickets, and furnishes meals and transportation. In 
addition to this, there is a ski shop which is run by the officers to 
provide ski rentals for the cost of $.50 and to service equipment. 

Meetings are held the first Thursday of each month during the winter 
months with special meetings being called by the officers of the club 
when deemed necessary. The agenda includes ski films, guest speakers 
(e.g., professional people connected with the sport), demonstrations, 
discussions on equipment, ski safety, and various other items 
connected with the sport. 

The Ski Club is open to any student interested in skiing or learning 
how to ski. The $4.00 fee entitles each member to all of the club's 77 
privileges and also includes one free lesson from qualified instructors 
at the various local ski areas. 


Providing a mix of social and intellectual fun and games for stu- 
dents, faculty and friends interested in professions related to the 
sciences of anthropology, computer and information, economics, and 
sociology is our raison d'etre. Getting to know each other as persons is 
our primary goal, but through projects such as sponsoring the New 
York Times on campus, we hope to be of service to the whole college 


Chess players can engage in casual play, skittles, and tournament 
competition as members of the Mansfield State College Chess Club. 
The club sponsors its own tournaments, and it arranges for inter- 
collegiate play. In addition, club members have access to chess books 
and the advice of experienced, officially-rated players. Beginners 
should not hesitate to come, however, because all games, except tour- 
nament games, are played for fun. 



The purpose of this organization is to further the interests and 
develop the abilities of Mansfield State College students in the commu- 
nicative oral interpetative arts. This purpose is accomplished through 
social, instructional, and service activities. The club's activities 
include: (a) preparation for, and participation in, contests, festivals, 
and workshops in various parts of the country; (b) Readers Theatre 
programs, demonstrations, and readings performed for area high 
schools, community and campus organizations, and college and high 
school classes. The club's activities and projects are selected, directed, 
and performed by the student members of RTS. Membership is open 
to all interested students regardless of academic major, previous 
experience, or ability. 


The objectives of the Spanish Club are to promote a better under- 
standing of the language and customs of Spanish-speaking people. 
Club meetings give interested persons the opportunity for additional 
practice in hearing and speaking the language. 


The Mansfield State College Chapter of Student PSEA received its 
charter in April of 1958. Its purpose is to provide members with oppor- 
tunities for (1) personal and professional growth; (2) development of 
leadership skills; (3) understanding of the history, ethics, and programs 
at state and national levels; and (4) participation in professional 
activities at local, state, and national levels. This purpose is 
accomplished through regular meetings, the third week of every month, 
guest speakers, and special projects (FTA Visitation Day, Traveling 
Talk-Around, Parents Weekend, UNICEF, Tutoring, etc.). PSEA is open 
to all students enrolled in Mansfield State College and interested in 


Tau Beta Sigma is a national band sorority whose purpose is to 
honor outstanding women in the band through membership. The 
membership also serves as a service organization to the band program. 
To be eligible for membership, students must have completed at least 
one semester of band participation and be regularly enrolled members 
of the college band program. A minimum cumulative grade point ratio 

of 2.00 is also required. Any student meeting these requirements and 
demonstrating outstanding qualities of leadership and musicianship 
may be selected for membership. 


The chief purpose of this organization shall be to gather and 
combine the interests of college students, who have been in the military 
service. This club shall accomplish its purpose through social, instruc- 
tional and service activities. The activities will include regular meetings, 
special projects, speakers and other activities proposed by its 


The Young Republicans is affiliated with the State College Council 
Young Republicans. The goal of the club is to stimulate interest in 
college students for political activities and governmental affairs from a 
Republican viewpoint. 




Membership in musical organizations is open to all qualified stu- 
dents, regardlesss of curriculum. 

Concert Wind Ensemble 

A band limited in membership by audition, the group presents 
concerts on campus and makes an annual tour of two or three days. 

Symphonic Band 

Formed after the football season, this band studies a wide variety of 
band literature and presents concerts on campus. 

Varsity Band 

Formed after the football season, this band offers an opportunity for 
those musicians with more limited ability to participate in a performing 
organization. Concerts are given each semester. 

Mountie Marching Band 

The Marching Band plays for all home football games, college 
parades, and selected off-campus games. 

Stage Band 

Both a professional and instructional activity, the 20-piece band, 
known as the "Esquires", rehearses twice each week, plays for college 
dances and concerts, and fills outside engagements. 


Concert Choir 

Membership is limited to 48 voices. In addition to presenting a 
concert each semester and joining with the other choruses for the 
annual choral festival, the choir takes an annual tour of two or three 

Festival Chorus 

A mixed chorus of sophomore, junior and senior students providing 
opportunity for experience with and study of great choral literature. The 
Chorus presents a concert each semester and joins with the other 
choruses for the annual choral festival. 

Freshman Chorus 

A mixed chorus required of all Freshman music majors, but open to 
all students. The chorus presents a concert each semester and joins 
with the other choruses for the annual choral festival. 


College-Community Symphony Orchestra 81 

Provides an opportunity to participate in the performance of 
standard symphonic literature. The orchestra presents a concert each 
semester, accompanies outstanding student soloists, participates in 
the annual choral festival, and takes a short tour each year. 

Training Orchestra 

A string orchestra which provides orchestral training experience for 
players with limited ability. 


Opera Workshop is a group which studies and performs operatic and 
musical comedy scenes chosen according to the abilities of the 
students in the workshop. Full-scale musical comedy productions are 
done in conjunction with the Department of Speech Communication 
and Theatre. Students are given the opportunity, under supervision, to 
perform in, musically direct, coach, accompany, conduct, and 
stage-direct various scenes. 



The Alpha Pi chapter of Alpha Beta Alpha, a national undergraduate 
honorary fraternity for Library Education majors, was organized and 
installed in 1970. Its purposes are to further professional knowledge, to 
promote fellowship, to provide wholesome recreation and entertain- 
ment, and to serve as a recruiting agency for librarianship. 

ALPHA PSI OMEGA (Dramatics) 

Alpha Psi Omega is a national honorary dramatics fraternity. It pro- 
vides an honor society for those doing a high standard of work in 
dramatics. As students participate in departmental productions they are 
awarded points which qualify them for election to membership in the 
fraternity. Students must also be active members of Players. 


CWENS, a national honorary service organization is represented by 
an active chapter on the MSC campus. Founded as Swannes in 1969, the 
colony achieved recognition by the national leadership in the ensuing 
32 year. Women are invited to membership at the termination of their 
freshman year on the basis of their scholarship, leadership, service, and 
interest. Members, in their sophomore year, serve the college 
community in a voluntary capacity in many respects, with particular 
emphasis on welcoming and orienting incoming freshmen. 


Delta Phi Alpha is a national German honorary fraternity which 
seeks to recognize excellence in the study of German and to provide an 
incentive for higher scholarship. In order to qualify for membership a 
student must have a minimum of two years of college German or its 
equivalent with the attainment of sophomore standing. In addition, a 
student must have a minimum of 3.0 in his German courses and at least 
2.4 in all courses of study. He must also indicate a continued interest in 
the study of German language and literature. Delta Phi Alpha is now 
offering a $50 award to the junior or sophomore who most exemplifies 
the ideals and standards set forth by the members of this fraternity. 


Delta Tau Gamma is an honorary service fraternity. Its purpose is to 
join together students of the campus who have by past service to the 

College proven themselves worthy of honor and who will, by virtue of 
this association, continue to provide further service to the college 

GAMMA THETA NU (Oral Interpretation) 

Gamma Theta Nu was established in October, 1970 at the Annual 
Convention of the Speech Communication Association of Pennsyl- 
vania. The Society is now a national honorary society with active chap- 
ters in Pennsylvania, Washington, D. C, and Virginia. The purpose of 
this society is to band together, honor, and recognize selected college/ 
university and high school persons who have demonstrated excellence 
in the communicative arts of oral interpretation, readers theatre, or 
chamber theatre. The membership of this Society is limited to those 
who have participated in the previously mentioned interpretative arts. In 
order to qualify for membership in the Alpha Alpha Chapter the student 
must: a) be a member of MSC's Readers Theatre Showcase; b) parti- 
cipate in a variety of oral interpretation and readers theatre activities, 
contests, and festivals; and c) demonstrate competency in at least three 
of eight capacities such as director, reader, script adapter, etc. 
Mansfield State College was the first college/ university to be granted a 
charter to establish a chapter of Gamma Theta Nu. 


Gamma Theta Upsilon is an honorary national professional frater- 
nity. Membership is open to both men and women students who have 
completed at least six semester hours in geography, and who have 
declared an interest to major in geography, and who have an overall 
scholastic average of at least 2.0. It seeks to recognize ability and 
accomplishment in the field of geography and to promote geographical 


Kappa Delta Pi, an Honor Society in Education, aims to encourage 
high professional, intellectual, and personal standards and to recognize 
outstanding contributions to education. To this end it invites to 
membership such persons as exhibit commendable personal qualities, 
worthy educational ideals, and sound scholarship. 

Juniors having six and Seniors having twelve semester hours of 
education and who rank in the upperquintile of theirclass are eligible to 
be considered for membership. It is a distinct honor and a recognition 
of educational achievement to be invited to join Beta Rho Chapter of 
Kappa Delta Pi. 


KAPPA OMICRON PHI (Home Economics) 

Kappa Omicron Phi is a national honor society with membership in 
the Association of College Honor Societies. The first chapter was 
founded December 1 1 , 1922 in Maryville, Missouri. Alpha Beta Chapter 
was founded in August, 1948. To be eligible, a home economics student 
must have completed eight semester hours in home economics and be 
in the top twenty percent of her class. The purpose of this honor society 
is to further the best interests of home economics. 


Phi Sigma Pi, a national honorary fraternity for men, is the oldest 
fraternity guiding Mansfield State College men and serving the college. 

Its ideals are character, knowledge, and fellowship. Membership to 
this national honorary fraternity is by invitation only and is limited to 
outstanding undergraduate male scholars of superior scholastic, pro- 
fessional, and social standing who have completed at least one 
semester in residence, obtained a 2.85 average, and whose ideals are 
similar to the fraternity as a whole. 


84 Pi Delta Phi is a national French honorary society. It recognizes 

excellence in the study of French and promotes the study of French 
culture. In order to qualify for membership, a student must have a B 
average in French, an overall scholastic average of 2.7; and he must 
have completed Intermediate French 202. The Epsilon Kappa Chapter of 
Pi Delta Phi seeks to encourage further study of France and its 


This national honorary awards membership to any regular college 
student who participated in intercollegiate debating or individual 
speaking contests. The goal of the organization is to further the 
interests of intercollegiate speaking activities and to award those who 
engage in these speaking activities. 


Psi Chi is the national honor society in Psychology. It serves two 
major purposes. The first of these is to provide academic prestige to its 
initiates by the mere fact of membership. Eligibility standards are main- 
tained at such a level that Psi Chi membership attests to the member's 
superior academic ability. To be considered for membership, one must 

be a Psychology or Human Relations Major, have a minimum of a "B" 
average for twelve credit hours in Psychology and be in the upper third 
of his class. 

The second purpose of Psi Chi is to nurture the scientific interest in 
behavior of its members by offering a climate congenial to its creative 
development. To this end, Psi Chi provides its members with various 
supplemental activities in Psychology and related fields. 






Campus Ministry is a developing ecumenical Christian ministry for 
the entire college community with offices located in South Hall. 

The purpose of the Campus Ministry is to provide for students and 
faculty a nucleus for dialogue, communication, counseling, study and 
action and other diversified types of ministry which emerge out of the 
needs and interests of the campus community. 

The active campus ministers are Rev. Alan Conlan, Rev. George 
Booth, Rev. Roger Kuhn, and Rev. Richard Brenneman. 


The Kappa Phi Club is organized to form a closer association among 
Christian women students; to make among student women more 
effective and sufficient work, to encourage expression of Christian 
commitment through service to campus, community, and the society at 
large; and to provide religious training and wholesome social life. 


The Lutheran Student Association seeks to involve Lutheran stu- 
dents in cooperative Christian ministry both on and off campus. Sunday 
worship services are held at 10:15 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in 
Wellsboro. Transportation is available from the South Hall parking lot at 
9:40. Rev. Roger E. Kuhn is the pastoral advisor. 


The Newman Association of Mansfield State College is dedicated to 
fostering a Catholic culture and fellowship among the students on the 
campus. It is especially concerned with the spiritual, intellectual ana 
social interests of the student body and works to foster student life in 
all these areas in a deeper, more personal, and more Christian way. It is 
open to all the students of the campus. 

The Association is a member of the National Catholic Newman 
Federation and the Pennsylvania Newman Federation. 


Sigma Theta Epsilon is a Methodist related fraternity which offers 
the benefits of social, service, and religious activities. The fraternity is 
open to all men of Methodist preference who have a 2.0 cumulative 
average. The fraternity was nationalized in March, 1968. 



Student Government consists of an Executive Council and a Senate. 

The Executive Council consists of one President, one Vice President 
of Academic Affairs, one Vice President of Administrative Affairs, and 
one Vice President of Social Affairs. To run for the executive council a 
student must be a full time undergraduate who has completed 24 
credits and will be enrolled for the next two academic semesters. 

The Senate is composed of one Senator for every 100 students. The 
Senate chooses their own officers and the Chairperson may vote only 
when the Senate is equally divided. 

Student Government's Committee of Finance is responsible for 
appropriating the Student Activity Fee with final approval of the Senate. 
The members of the Committee Of Finance are appointed to the 
committee by the president of SGA. The Committee Of Finance 
allocates monies to various campus organizations to insure recreation R7 
for the Student Body. 

Various committees of SGA are responsible for initiating change 
on Mansfield's campus. Any student may find out about the various 
faculty, adminstrative, or student committees by expressing interest at 
the- SGA office located 2I4 Memorial Hall. The membership or 
appointment to each committee is done by the president of SGA with 
approval of the Student Senate. Mansfield State College's Student 
Government Association is a member of CAS and every student at 
Mansfield State College is also a member. 

During the 1973-74 year, SGA became highly active in Common- 
wealth Association of Students (CAS). CAS is a union to which 
every state college student belongs. Every Pennsylvania State College 
sends their respective SGA president or his/her designee and a CAS 
coordinator to each monthly meeting. CAS has a Board of President and 
a Board of Coordinators which meet separately at the monthly 
meetings. CAS is an extremely valuable resource area to student 
governments in the research of new campus inovations. 

CAS is an effective voice for students concerns. Commonwealth 
Association of Students, conceived, organized and sponsored a rally at 
the Capital in Harrisburg. During the Day of Concern, "a prime issue 
was, the augmentation of state college funds." Our goal, with the 


cooperation of other educationally oriented associations, was achieved. 
Legislators were confronted with a unfamiliar student — a responsible, 
sincere, constructive and concerned student. 

CAS has been quite successful and intends to continually keep 
legislators and state officials aware of student concerns. The organiza- 
tion needs every students' support and help. It needs an operating 
budget which can only be attained through optional donations from 

The Student Government Association is YOUR voice. It deals with 
every aspect of life. Participation in SGA is a direct benefit to you, your 
fellow students and the entire college campus. SGA hopes that you are 
concerned enough to belong. 



The College's educational purposes make necessary, not merely 
permissible, its concern with the quality of student council and extra- 
curricular life. Even a narrow view of education must concede that a 
student's activities outside the classroom directly affect his academic 
capacities and learning, and that the intellectual tone of a campus is set 
by the character of extracurricular life. If one views education more 
broadly, then it must involve the goal of developing the whole person 
and not just his intellect and training skills. The College thus pursues 
two broad aims for its students: sound intellectual and academic 
traning and the development of mature, ethical and responsible persons 
sensitive to the humanity of others. 

The College can best implement its proper concern for the develop- 
ment of the whole person by adherence to the principle of responsible 
student freedom: each student should have a high degree of personal 
freedom, coupled with an acceptance of full responsibility for his 
individual actions and their consequences. It is the Committee's con- 
viction that self-development proceeds from the ability to make real 
choices, and that maturity grows from the intelligent use of freedom. 
This means, for example, that rules of conduct, sanctions and the 
exercise of police power should be kept to a minimum. It also means 
the shared assumption that each member of the College community will 
respect the right and integrity of others. 

STUDENT CONDUCT — Judicial Structure 

The Judiciary System 

The following system of hearing boards is instituted to deal with the 
stated proscriptions which adversely affect the College's educational 

Residence Hall Judicial Board 

Residence Hall Judicial Board will be composed of one student from 
each residence hall. In addition, the All Residence Hall Council shall 
select three of its members to serve on the Board. The Residence Hall 
Judicial Board shall serve as the court of original jurisdiction in cases 
related to residence hall policy. A complete explanation of the Resi- 
dence Hall Judicial Board is found in the constitution of the All Resi- 
dence Hall Council. 

Men's-Women's Hearing Board (MWHB) 

The Men's-Women's Hearing Board will be composed as follows: 4 
male on campus members, 2 male off campus members, 4 female on 
campus members, and 2 female off campus members as voting 
members. There shall be a non-voting faculty member acting exclu- 
sively as adviser to the MWHB. The student members shall be elected 
by their peers;' the faculty member shall be appointed by the Presi- 
dent of the Faculty Assembly to serve a three-year term. 

Academic Integrity Board 

The Academic Integrity Board will be composed of the following 
voting members: the Vice President for Academic Affairs or his 
designee, 2 faculty members appointed for one-year terms by the 
President of the Faculty Assembly, 2 student members appointed by 
the Student Senate for one-year term. A student member may be re- 


College-Wide Appeals Board 

The College-Wide Appeals Board will be composed of the following 
voting members: five students appointed and ratified by Student 
Senate and five faculty members appointed and ratified by Faculty 

STUDENT CONDUCT — Rationale for Discipline 

The educational goals of the College include a concern for non-aca- 
demic student conduct. This, we believe, can best be implemented by 
promoting responsible student freedom and maturity and by not con- 
fusing the College's disciplinary authority with civil law enforcement. 
Thus, College discipline should be limited to instances of student mis- 
conduct which adversely affect the College community's pursuit of its 
educational purposes; namely (1) the opportunity of all members of the 
College community to attain their educational goals. (2) the generation 

1 All student members of the MWHB shall be selected by means ol an election held by the 
Student Council. To be eligible a student shall have completed 15 credit hours ol aca- 
demic work at Mansfield State College. Petitions may be secured from the Office of the 
Vice President for Student Affairs. 

and maintenance of an intellectual and educational atmosphere 
throughout the College community. (3) the protection of health, safety, 
welfare and property of all members of the College community and of 
the College itself. Further, we believe that the College should make its 
sanctioning powers over students serve its educational goals for 
students, rather than promoting general police functions well repre- 
sented in general law. 

Specific proscriptions or student conduct which adversely affects 
distinct College interests or educational purposes are the following: 

(1) Dishonesty, such as cheating, plagiarism, or knowingly 
furnishing false information to the College. 

(2) Forgery, alteration, or use of College documents, records, or in- 
struments of identification with intent to defraud. 

(3) Intentional obstruction or disruption of teaching, research, ad- 
ministration, disciplinary proceedings or other College activities, 
including public functions and other authorized activities on Col- 
lege premises. 

(4) Physical abuse of any person on College premises or at College- 
sponsored or College-supervised functions or conduct which 
threatens or endangers the health or safety of any such person. 

90 (5) Theft from or damage to College premises or theft or damage to 

property of a member of the College community on College pre- 

(6) Failure to comply with directions of College officials acting in 
performance of their prescribed duty. 

(7) Violation of published College Regulations, including regulations 
relating to entry and use of College facilities, and any other regu- 
lations which may from time to time be enacted. 

(8) Repeated violation of published rules governing College resi- 
dence halls. 

(9) Violation of civil law on College premises or in College residence 
halls in a way that adversely affects the College community's pur- 
suit of its proper educational purposes, as enumerated above. 

(10) Violation of published rules of the Traffic Code. 

STUDENT CONDUCT — Sanctions Defined 

A preliminary observation should be made. Even where violation of a 
College rule is established, sanctions need not in every case be 
imposed. Matters of extenuation should always be taken into account, 
along with all circumstances, in determining sanctions. No sanctions 
should be imposed more serious than are clearly appropriate in the 


(1) Admonition. An oral statement to the student offender that 
he/she violated College rules. 

(2) Censure. Written reprimand for violation of specified regulation, 
including the possibility of more severe disciplinary sanction in 
event of conviction for the violation of any College regulation 
within a period of time stated in the letter of reprimand. 

(3) Disciplinary Probation. A written notice placing a person on pro- 
bation. The conditions of that probation, such as its duration, 
limitations, and specific penalties are stated in the probation. 

(4) Restitution. Reimbursement for damage to or misappropriation of 
property. Reimbursement may take the form of appropriate ser- 
vice to repair or otherwise compensate for damages. 

(5) Suspension. Exclusion from classes and other privileges or 
activities as set forth in the notice of suspension for a definite 
period of time. The student may re-enroll in the College at the 
termination of his period of suspension without readmission. 

(6) Dismissal. Termination of student status for an indefinite period. 
The conditions of readmission, if any is permitted, shall be stated 
in the order of dismissal. 

(7) Compensation in form of work or other duties as outlined in 
description of sanction presented to the student. 


Academic Integrity Board: 

Sanctions for dishonesty in academic work may range from Admoni- 
tion to Dismissal from the College. 

STUDENT CONDUCT — Judicial Proceedings 

The goal of judicial proceedings should be to develop procedural 
minima assuring fairness, rather than a formal replication of what 
obtains in civil society. When a student is brought before a hearing 
committee, the following requirements of procedural due process shall 
be observed. 

(1 ) No member of a hearing committee who is otherwise interested in 
the particular case shall sit in judgement during the proceeding. 

(2) The student shall be informed in writing of the reasons for the 
proposed disciplinary action with particularity, and in sufficient 
time to insure opportunity to prepare for the hearing. 

(3) The student appearing before a College hearing board shall have 
the right to be assisted in his defense by an adviser of his choice. 


(4) The burden of proof shall rest upon the officials bringing the 

(5) The student shall be given the opportunity to testify and to pre- 
sent evidence and witnesses. A student shall have an opportunity 
to hear and question adverse witnesses. In no case shall the com- 
mittee consider statements against the student unless he/she 
has been advised of their content and of the names of those who 
made them, and unless the student has been given an opportunity 
to rebut unfavorable inferences which might otherwise be drawn. 

(6) All matters upon which the decision may be based must be intro- 
duced into evidence at the proceeding before the hearing com- 
mittee. The decision shall be based solely upon such matters. 
Improperly acquired evidence shall not be admitted. The hearing 
board involved shall decide whether evidence has been properly 

(7) A full report, or transcript, or tape recording of the hearing shall 
be filed with the Vice-President for Student Affairs as confidential 
material and shall be periodically disposed of. 

(8) The decision of the hearing committee shall be final, subject only 
to the student's right of appeal to the College-Wide Appeals 
Board, or the President of the College. 

STUDENT CONDUCT — Initiation of Judicial Proceedings 

Any academic or administrative official of the College, any member 
of the faculty, or any student of the College may file charge against any 
student of the college for violation of all-College proscriptions. (See 
outlined Proscriptions.) The charges shall be filed with the Office of the 
Vice President for Student Affairs who shall recommend that the 
charges be disposed of informally or disciplinary proceedings be 
initiated. If all parties involved are not satisfied with informal resolu- 
tion, the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs shall send to 
the student charged a copy of the charge together with notice of 
applicable procedures that the student should be aware of. A copy of 
the charges shall be sent to the Chairperson of the appropriate hearing 
board. The chairperson of the hearing board will set the time for the pro- 
ceedings. In setting the time for the hearing the Chairperson should 
consider whether the charged student has had sufficient time to prepare 
for the hearing. 

Pending action on the charges, the status of the student or his/her 
right to be present on the campus and to attend classes shall not be 
altered. Exceptionally, for reasons relating only to the demonstrated 
danger to the safety and well-being of the charged student, or for 
reasons relating only to the demonstrated danger to the safety and well- 

being of students, faculty, or College property, the charged student 
may be advised by the Vice President for Student Affairs, pending 
consideration of the case, that his/her removal from'Campus would not 
be in his/her own best interest or the best interest of the College com- 
munity. Such advice shall be made before witnesses and the charged 
student's parents shall be informed of the advice given. 

When a student is charged with misconduct regarding cheating as 
outlined in the stated proscriptions, the faculty member involved shall 
have the option of disposing of the charge informally or of initiating 
Academic Integrity Board proceedings. The procedure for the latter 
shall be as follows: the charges shall be filed with the Vice President for 
Student Affairs and the Vice President for Academic Affairs by the 
faculty member concerned after consulting with his departmental chair- 
person. Both the faculty member and the department chairperson shall 
appear at the hearing and may make recommendations, but they shall 
have no vote. 


A student found guilty of misconduct by either the MWHB, or the 
AIB may file an appeal from the decision of the hearing board within 
twenty-four hours to the Chairperson of the College-wide Appeals 
Board. 93 

The appeal shall be limited to a review of the full report of the 
hearing board for the purpose of determining whether the board acted 
fairly in light of the charges and evidence presented at the hearing. The 
College-wide Appeals Board may accept the report without modifica- 
tion, may accept the report subject to a specified reduction in the 
sanction imposed, or dismiss one or more of the charges entirely. 

The right to appeal to the President of the College is stated under 
the heading "Judicial Proceedings." 

Further, a student may petition the original hearing board for a new 
hearing upon discovery of new evidence. 

Any person who is being charged, or who has had concluded 
decisions at hearing boards, administered as a result of charges being 
acted upon, and who willfully and with intent to physically, verbally, or 
in any other manner create actions detrimental to the physical and 
mental well-being of those involved directly in a case, shall, upon 
charges being brought by those judicial members or defendants being 
subjected to such actions, appear before the Vice-President for Student 
Affairs and proper actions and decisions be rendered to rectify said 


Article I 

Section 100 Notice 

In any action or proceeding before the hearing boards, notice must 
be given to the party against whom such action or proceeding is 

I. Notice must be given in the form of a written complaint, signed by 
the complaining party, which shall specify in complete form: 

1 . The approximate time, place, date, and identification of the con- 
duct or violation of the college rules complained of. 

2. All the facts necessary and relevant to enable the party com- 
plained of to be informed of the charge against him/her. 

3. Notice must be given of the rights of any party before the hearing 

II. Written notice of the time, date, and location of the hearing to be 
held on any complaint shall be given concurrently with the notice 
required by paragraph I of this section on either a separate form or upon 

94 the face of the complaint. Such notice shall also contain notice that 
failure to appear without excuse deemed sufficient by the hearing board 
may result in recommended suspension pending appearance. 

III. Traffic Offenses. In any traffic offense, the ticket shall function 
as the complaint required by paragraph I, and shall conform to all its 

Section 101 Service 

In any action or proceeding before the hearing boards, service of 
notice shall be affected by registered mail, (with return receipt 
requested) or upon the person directly. 

Section 102 Time 

Commencing from the date of service, the party upon whom such 
notice is served shall be afforded five (5) days before the commence- 
ment of any action or proceeding before the hearing boards. The time 
required by this section may be waived by either party upon submission 
of written request for an earlier or later hearing. Notice of new time and 
place of hearing shall be sent to the party complained of as provided in 
section 100. 

Article II 

Section 200 Commencement of an Action 

All action, excluding appeals, shall be heard by the hearing boards 
jy way of a signed complaint. An action shall be commenced by filing 
such complaint with the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, 
which shall be responsible for complying with the sections governing 
service and time. 

A. In all cases where the hearing boards have original jurisdiction, 
the complaint shall be filed with the appropriate hearing board. 
The student appearing before a College hearing board shall have 
the right to be assisted in his defense by an advisor of his/her 
choice. Legal counsel is permissible if the sanction being sought 
is a suspension for a semester or more. 

Article III 

Section 300 Hearings 

I. In any hearing before the hearing boards, where the charge is a 
i/iolation of college rules, the party complained of shall have all the 
protections guaranteed in the Bill of Rights of the Constitution of the 
United States. 

II. The burden of Proof in any hearing or proceeding before the 95 
hearing boards, lies with those instituting the complaint. In any case 
wherein the charge is a violation of a regulation of student conduct, the 
charge must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt. In the case of a vio- 
lation of traffic regulations, the violations must be proven by substan- 
tial evidence. 

III. Both parties to any action or proceeding before the hearing 
boards shall have the right of cross examination of witnesses who 
testify, and shall have the right to submit evidence in rebuttal. The court 
shall have the right to question witnesses. 

IV. The hearing boards may take note of facts which are not reasona- 
bly disputable. However, when the hearing boards take such notice, it 
shall notify both parties and allow them to supply any additional fact or 
aid the court in any proper manner. The hearing boards may take such 
notice of any decisions of its courts, the hearing boards, or any other 
court within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. (This procedure, 
known as judicial notice, makes it possible for the hearing boards to 
accept some facts without proof. For example, it is generally known 
that stop signs are red in color and octagonal.) 

V. The hearing boards may rule on objections and motions at the 
time they are made. However, they may reserve decision on an 
objection or motion, require it be reduced to writing, and order the pro- 


ceeding to continue. (Example: At the outset of a hearing, the defense 
may move to adjourn the hearing, claiming lack of evidence, etc. The 
hearing board would ask to reserve judgment on the motion until they 
had additional information.) 

VI. In all cases the party complained of shall have the right to be 
confronted by his/her accusers. In traffic violation cases, the party 
complained of shail only have this right, when the testimony of the 
Security Office is necessary, in the opinion of the board, to the decision 
of the case. 

Section 301 Conduct of the Hearing 

I. The Vice President for Student Affairs' Office shall designate one 
of its members who shall present complaints brought in the name of the 

II. Complaints brought by members of the college community, other 
than the Office of the Vice-president for Student Affairs, shall be per- 
sonally presented by the party or a person of his/her choice. 

III. Prior to any session of the hearing boards, the Vice-President for 
Student Affairs' Office shall provide only such information as is neces- 
sary for the hearing boards to understand the nature of the complaint. In 
no case, shall any member of the hearing boards read any record of the 
student complained of. 

IV. In the presence of all parties, the hearing boards shall read the 
complaint, and request the party complained of to state whether he 
wishes to enter a plea of guilty or not guilty. 

A. Upon a plea of not guilty, the prosecution must present its evi- 
dence. The party complained of shall then have an opportunity to 
question the evidence presented and to present his/her own 

V. After hearing all the evidence, the court shall make a finding of 
guilt or innocence solely upon the evidence presented. 

VI. A member of the hearing boards must at any time withdraw from 
any procedure if he/she deems himself/herself disqualified for 
personal bias or otherwise. After showing just cause, either party to the 
dispute may request that a member of the hearing board be withdrawn. 

VII. The hearing board shall have the power to request for testimony 
such persons or papers essential to the finding of a fair and just 

VIII. The chairperson of the hearing board shall be responsible for 
room decorum. 

IX. Members of the hearing boards, counsel, and others directly 
involved in the case under consideration, shall be attired in a proper 
manner, while in the hearing room. 

X. Any person who commits an action in the presence of the hearing 
Doard, which interrupts the proceedings of the board, and any person 
who refuses to comply with a reasonable order of the board, can, at the 
request of the chairperson, be removed from the hearing room. 

XI. Meetings of the hearing boards shall be open. However, either 
party may request that the hearing board declare the hearing room 
closed. If such request is made, the meeting of the hearing board will 
automatically become closed. 

Section 302 Decision 

I. After the presentation of all the evidence, the members of the 
hearing boards shall request the withdrawal of all parties, at which time 
the hearing board shall make its decision. 

II. In all cases before the hearing boards, a vote of the majority of 
the members present shall be required to find for guilt of the complaint 
charged. The hearing boards must convene and act with a quorum of 
two-thirds of its members present. 

III. After a decision is reached, it shall be read to the party com- 
plained of. In cases of student conduct in violation of the rules of the 
college, the parties shall be informed of their right of appeal to the next 
higher hearing board. A written copy of the decision shall be sent to all 

IV. Any member of the hearing board who wishes to submit a signed 
dissent in writing to any decision of the court, may do so. Such dissent 
shall accompany the decision and shall likewise be sent to all parties. 

Section 303 Sentence 

After reaching a decision of guilty, the hearing board shall call the 
accused before it and listen to any arguments relevant to determination 
of the penalty. It shall also, at this time, examine the record of the party 
and require testimony of him as to any other college offenses of which 
he has been found guilty. The hearing board shall then impose a 
penalty, suspend a penalty, or determine a penalty, as justice may 

Article IV 


I Section 400 Evidence 
I. All matters upon which the decision may be based must be intro- 

duced into evidence at the proceedings before the hearing board. The 
decision shall be based solely upon such matters. Improperly acquired 
evidence shall not be admitted. The hearing board involved shall decide 
whether evidence has been properly acquired. 


II. Except as provided in paragraph I of this section, the hearing 
board may admit and give probative effect to evidence which is deemed 
by them to be relevant. It may exclude incompetent, irrelevant, imma- 
terial or unduly repetitious evidence. (Probative effect refers to facts 
that tend to prove.) 

III. All claims of privileged communication recognized by law shall 
be observed. (Example: counselor-student communication; physician- 
student communication; minister-student communication.) Such 
communication shall not be used as evidence in the court. 

IV. No evidence taken in violation of any right guaranteed by the 
United States Constitution or inviolation of any commonwealth of 
federal law, shall be admissible. 

Article V Appeal 

Section 500 Right to Appeal— By Whom 

I. Any party who has been found guilty as the final judgment of any 
hearing board, shall have the right of appeal. 

Section 501 Discretion to Hear Appeal 

I. The Men's-Women's Hearing Board, or the College Wide Appeals 
Board, shall review all petitions of appeal. It shall be the discretion of 
the Hearing Boards upon reviewing the written records, audio-tapes, or 
any other documents pertinent to the case where the appellant charged 
was found guilty by final decision of the judicial tribunal in the case of 
original jurisdiction, or where the personal rights of the party charged 
were violated, to grant or deny the right to have the appeal heard. The 
defendant may be present as well as the prosecution to hear any deci- 
sion of a board. 

Section 502 Appellate Tribunal 

I. The Men's-Women's Hearing Board shall serve as the appellate 
tribunal to hear appeals from the final judgment of the Elections Court, 
and from the final system of courts governing the college residence 

II. The College Wide Appeals Board shall serve as the appellate 
tribunal to hear appeals from the Men's-Women's Hearing Board or the 
Academic Integrity Board. 

III. Appeals from the judgment of the College Wide Appeals Board, 
may be made to the President of the College. 

Section 503 Taking an Appeal 

I. Any party as defined in paragraph I, section 500 of this article may 
take an appeal by filing an appeal form, properly completed, with the 

Office of the Vice-President for Student Affairs, who shall acknowledge 
receipt of such appeal on a written form. The Vice-President for Student 
Affairs' Office shall then notify the appropriate appellate tribunal. No 
appeal shall be heard by any appellate tribunal unless such appeal form 
is filed within the time allowed by this article, or an excuse deemed 
sufficient by the appellate tribunal for the failure to file is presented. 

Section 504 Time 

I. In the case of an appeal from any hearing board, the time allowed 
for filing an appeal form shall be 3 calendar days, after a decision is 
handed down by a board. 

Section 505 Appellate Board Time Notice 

I. Upon receipt of the appeal form from the Office of the Vice 
President for Student Affairs, the appellate board shall meet as soon as 
practicable to hear the appeal. The secretary of the appellant Board 
shall notify all concerned parties, including the Vice-President for 
Student Affairs' Office, in writing, of the day, hour, and place argu- 
ments will be heard. 

II. The appellate board shall also notify the appellant concurrently 
with the notice contained in paragraph I of this section of his/her right 

at the hearing of appeal. 99 

Section 506 Appellate and Trial Board — 

Responsibility for Cases on Appeal 

I. For purposes of this article, the trial court shall be defined as the 
board which first heard the case which is appealed and which entered 
final judgment of guilt. 

II. For purposes of this section the appellate board shall be defined 
as any board which as appellate jurisdiction and from which an appeal 
is taken to a board of higher appellate authority. 

III. The Academic Integrity Board shall serve as the board of original 
jurisdiction in cases involving academic honesty. 

IV. In the case of an appeal from the decision of a trial board, the 
appellate board shall, upon receipt of an appeal form, send written 
notice to the trial board to produce the record of the matter as required 
by Article VI. If the trial board fails to produce said record the appellate 
board shall eitherdismiss the original complaint or grant de novo review 
(review the case in its entirety). 

V. In the case of an appeal from an appellate board, the next higher 
appellate body shall notify the appellate board in the first instance, 
upon receipt of the Appeal form, to produce the record of the trial board 


and the record of the proceeding on appeal heard by that board. If the 
trial board fails to produce said record, the appeallate board shall either 
dismiss the original complaint or grant de novo review. 

Section 507 Review of Appeal 

I. In general, review on appeal shall be limited to a consideration of 
the evidence presented before the trial board as defined in section 506 
of this article. The appellate board shall only consider those errors 
pointed out by appellant in his appeal form. This paragraph shall 
control except as provided in this section. 

II. For purposes of this section, de novo review shall be defined as 
trial in the first instance by the appellate board. However, the appellate 
board shall have discretion to consider the records of the board below. 

III. In any case, where the sanction being appealed is suspension or 
dismissal, a de novo review may be given. 

Section 508 Rights of Appellant at Hearing of Appeal 

I. In any case where de novo review is given as defined by section 
507, the appellant shall have all the rights as if this were a trial in the 
first instance. These shall be all the rights as defined in Article III and 
Article IV of the Rules of Procedure. 

II. In all other cases the appellant shall have the right to be present at 
the hearing of the appeal and to present arguments personally or 
through the person of his/her choice. 

Section 509 Rights of Respondent on Appeal 

I. The respondent in any case on appeal shall have the right to be 
present at the hearing of appeal and to present arguments personally or 
through a person of his/her choice. 

II. In any case where de novo review is given as defined by Section 
507, the respondent shall have all the rights as if this were a trial in the 
first instance. These shall be governed by Article II and Article IV of the 
rules of procedure. 

Section 510 Conduct on Hearing Appeals 

I. In a case where de novo review is provided for as defined in 
Section 507 of this article, the conduct of the hearing shall proceed as if 
this were a trial in the first instance. The hearing in this case shall be 
governed by Section 301, Article III of the rules of procedure. 

II. In all other cases the conduct of the hearing shall proceed as 

1. The appellant or personal representative shall present his/her 

2. The respondent shall follow the appellant and present his/her 
arguments or through a representative. (The length of the 
arguments shall be determined by the Board.) 

3. The appellant shall then present any rebuttal argument. 

4. The respondent shall then follow and present any rebuttal argu- 

III. The appellate justices may at any time question the petitioner on 
any relevant point. 

Section 511 Decision 

I. After the hearing of an appeal in which de novo review is accorded, 
the procedure shall be governed by Article III Section 302 of the rules of 

II. In all cases, after the argument, the parties shall withdraw and 
justices may deliberate or wait the period of time provided in this 

III. A decision must be rendered in writing within five (5) days from 
the time of argument. 

IV. Any appellant whose conviction is affirmed shall be notified at 
the time of decision of his/her right of further appeal. 

Section 512 Discretion for Referral 

I. The appeal board shall not refer cases back to the original board of 

Section 513 Traffic Offenses 

(EDITOR'S NOTE: The following rules and regulations are currently 
under review as a result of organizational changes within the various 
constituent groups of the College community and in order to be consis- 
tent with the provisions of recent legislation.) 

I. The Traffic Board shall function as trial court in the first instance 
and all appeals for a hearing before them shall be governed by the rules 
of procedure therein established. 

II. By classifying this as an appeal no presumption of guilt shall be 

III. An appeal from the decision of the Traffic Board shall not be of 
right, but shall be at the discretion of the Hearing Board. Only in the 
case where the sanction imposed is a loss of driving privileges, shall 
appeal be as of right. (Decisions involving fines cannot be appealed.) 


IV. If appeal is granted by the hearing board the review shall be 
limited to the evidence presented at the trial (the trial being the Traffic 

V. The decision of the hearing board shall be final on all appeals 
granted. No further right of appeal shall be granted. 


Article VI Records 

Section 600 

I. Only hearing boards have the right to maintain written records or 
recording devices. 

II. In any hearing or proceeding before a hearing board, the secre- 
tary of justices shall make a summary record noting all pertinent 
matter, names of witnesses, objections, ruling which shall be in a suffi- 
ciently comprehensive form to be reviewed upon appeal. 

III. In any hearing before the hearing board, the secretary shall make 
a summary record of all testimony and proceedings by writing or any 
other method. 

102 IV. In any case on appeal where de novo review is granted, the 

record shall be prepared as in Paragraph III of this section. 

V. The records of all hearing boards shall not be public records. 
They shall only be read by authorized persons designated by the Vice- 
President for Student Affairs. All matters therein contained shall be 
regarded by those privileged to examine it, as confidential. It shall be 
grounds for impeachment for any justice to reveal any matter in any 

VI. All records shall be retained for a reasonable period of time not 
to exceed four years. 

VII. All records shall be kept in an area designated by the Office of 
the Vice-President for Student Affairs. 


(EDITOR'S NOTE: The following rules and regulations are currently 
under review as a result of organizational changes within the various 
constituent groups of the College community and in order to be 
consistent with the provisions of recent legislation and collective 
bargaining agreements.) 


Section 1. Statement of Purpose. The following rules are adopted by 
simple majority vote of the Non-Instructional Employees Council, the 
Faculty Assembly and the Student Council. The following are rules 
adopted by simple majority vote by the Board of Trustees of Mansfield 
State College for the self governance of the College. Amendments and 
revisions may be made by simple majority vote of Non-Instructional 
Employees Council, the Faculty Assembly and the Student Council and 
of the Board of Trustees. All legally recognized bodies must act affirma- 
tively in order to amend or revise these rules and regulations. Nothing 
herein is intended, nor shall it be construed, to limit or restrict the 
freedom of speech or peaceful assembly as lawfully defined, nor the 
powers of the President or other officers as legislatively mandated or by 
common law. 

Section 2. Application of Rules. These rules shall not repeal, super- 
sede or preclude any other rules relating to the same subject matter 
except to the extent they are inconsistent therewith. Said rules shall 
apply to Mansfield State College. The rules hereby adopted shall govern 
the conduct of students, faculty and other staff, licensees invitees, and 
all other persons, whether or not their presence is authorized, upon the 
campus or related territory of Mansfield State College, used in its activi- 103 
ties including but not limited to teaching, housing, research, 
administrative, service, cultural, recreational, athletic or other 
programs and activities. 

Section 3. Prohibited Conduct. No person, either singly or in 
concert with others, shall: 

(a) Intentionally or knowingly cause physical injury to any other per- 
person, nor threaten to do so for the purpose of compelling or 
inducing such other person to refrain from any act which he/she 
has a lawful right to do or to do any act which he/she has a law- 
ful right not to do. 

(b) Physically restrain or detain any other person nor remove such 
person from any place where he/she is authorized to remain. 

(c) Willfully damage or destroy real or personal property of the 
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or real or personal property of 
students, faculty, or associations of persons, or remove or use 
such property without authorization. 

(d) Without permission, express or implied, enter into any private 
office of an administrative officer, member of the faculty or staff 

(e) Enter upon and remain in any building or facility for any purpose 
other than its authorized uses or to enter or remain in a building 
or facility in such manner as to obstruct its authorized use by 

(f) Without authorization, remain in any building or facility after it is 
lawfully closed. 

(g) Refuse to leave any building or facility after being lawfully re- 
quired to do so by an authorized administrative officer. 

(h) Intentionally or knowingly obstruct the free movement of persons 
and vehicles in any place to which these rules apply. 

(i) Intentionally or knowingly disrupt or prevent the peaceful and 
orderly conduct of authorized and legal assemblies, or intention- 
ally or knowingly interfere with the freedom of any person to ex- 
press his/her views, including invited speakers. 

(j) Knowingly have in his possession upon any premises to which 
these rules apply, deadly weapons of any nature, including 
Molotov cocktails, bombs, explosives, or incendiary devices, 
without the written authorization of the President or his designee 
whether or not a license to possess the same as been issued to 
such person. 

104 (k)Willfullyand successfully solicit, request, command, importune, 

or otherwise attempt to cause others to commit any of the acts 
herein prohibited with specific intent to procure them to do so. 

Section 4. Freedom of Speech and Assembly; Picketing and Demon- 
stration. No student, faculty or other staff member or authorized visitor 
shall be subject to any limitation or penalty solely for the expression of 
his/her views nor for having assembled with others for such purpose. 
Peaceful picketing and other orderly demonstrations will not be inter- 
fered with. Those involved in picketing and demonstrations may not, 
however, engage in specific conduct in violation of the provisions of the 
preceding section. 

Section 5. Procedure. 

(a) The President or his designee shall inform any licensee or invitee 
who shall violate any provisions of these rules that his license or 
invitation is withdrawn and shall direct him to leave the campus 
or other property or facility of the institution. In the event of his 
failure to do so, such officer shall cause his/her ejection from 
such campus or property or facility. 

(b) In the case of any other violater, who is neither a student or facul- 
ty or other staff member, the President or his designee shall in- 

form the person that he/she is not authorized to remain on the 
campus or facility or other property of the institution and direct 
such person to leave such premises, In the event of failure or 
refusal to do so, such officer shall cause his/her ejection from 
the campus or property or facility. Nothing in this paragraph 
shall be construed to authorize the presence of any such person 
at any time priorto such violation norto affect his/her liability to 
prosecution for trespass, loitering or other offenses as 
prescribed in the penal law of the Commonwealth of Pennsyl- 

(c) In the case of a student, charges for violation of any these rules 
may be presented and shall be heard and determined in the 
manner established by Mansfield State College for the disposi- 
tion of charges which may lead to expulsion. 

(d) In the case of a faculty member having probationary or tenured 
appointment, charges of misconduct in violation of these rules 
shall be made, heard and determined in accordance with the 
tenure policies adopted by the Board of Trustees. 

(e) In the case of any staff member who holds a position in the 
classified Civil Service, described in the Civil Service Act, 
charges of misconduct in violation of these rules shall be made, 
heard and determined as prescribed in that act. 

(f) Any other faculty or staff member who shall violate any provision 105 
of these rules shall be dismissed, suspended, or censored by the 
appropriate authority prescribed by the policies of the Board of 

Section 6. Penalties. Any persons violating these rules shall be 
subject to penalty, viz: 

(a) If he/she is a licensee or invitee, have his/her authorization to 
remain upon the campus or other property withdrawn upon 
direction of lawfully authorized administrative officer. In the 
event of failure or refusal to , leave the campus or property, 
he/she shall be subject to ejection upon order of said 
administrative officer. 

(b) If the person is a trespasser or visitor without specific license or 
invitation, be subject to ejection upon order of an authorized 
administrative officer. 

(c) If the person is a student and an authorized admministrative 
officer invokes the provisions of this act, he/she may be subject 
to temporary suspension, reprimand or warning, and, after 
appropriate hearings, to dismissal or such lesser disciplinary 
action including suspension, probation, loss of privileges, fine, 
restitution, reprimand or warning as the facts of the case may 
warrant. Charges shall be laid by the Vice-President for Student 

Affairs before the Men's-Women's Hearing Board in the case of 
an undergraduate student of Mansfield State College. Charges 
against graduate students shall be laid by the Vice-President for 
Student Affairs before the College-Wide Appeals Board as court 
or original jurisdiction. 

(d) If the person is a faculty member charges with misconduct of the 
Civil Service, described in Section 741 .3 of the Civil Service Act 
(State Government, 71 p.s. Section 741.3), an authorized 
administrative officer invokes the act, he/she may be charged 
before the appropriate Civil Service body prescribed in said act. 

(f) If the person is a staff member other than one described in 
paragraphs (b) and (e), and is found guilty, be subject to 
dismissal or such lesser disciplinary action as the facts may 
warrant after appropriate hearing procedures before the 

Section 7. Enforcement Program. The president shall be responsible 
for the enforcement of these rules and other administrative officers 
shall be herein authorized to take action in accordance with these rules 
when required or appropriate to carry them into effect. 

It is not intended by any provision herein to curtail the right of 
students, faculty or staff to be heard upon any manner affecting them in 
their relations with the institution. In the case of any prima facie 
106 violations of these rules by such persons, which in the judgement of the 
President, or the appropriate administrative officer, and the violation 
does not pose any immediate threat of injury to person or property, 
such officer shall make reasonable effort to learn the cause of the 
conduct in question and to persuade those engaged therein to cease 
and desist and to resort to reasonable and lawful methods for the 
resolution of any issues which may be presented. In doing so, such 
officer shall warn such persons of the consequences of persistence in 
the prohibited conduct, with consequences and they include ejection 
from any premises of the institution where their continued presence and 
conduct is in violation of these rules. 

In any case where violation of these rules does not cease after such 
warning and in other cases of willful violation of these rules, the Presi- 
dent or the appropriate administrative officer shall cause the ejection of 
the violater from any premises which he/she occupies in violation of 
these rules and shall initiate disciplinary action as herein before 

The President or the appropriate administrative officer may apply to 
the public authorities for any aid which he deems necessary in causing 
the ejection of any violator of these rules and he may request the legal 
counsel of Mansfield State College to apply to any court of appropriate 
jurisdiction for an injunction to restrain the violation or threatened vio- 
lation of these rules. 

Section 8. Appropriate Administration Officers: Designees of the 
President. Individuals who shall be deemed to constitute appropriate 
administrative officers and who are deemed to be designees of the 
President are: 1) The Vice-President for Academic Affairs. 2) the Vice- 
President for Student Affairs, 3) Vice-President for Administrative 
Affairs, 4) Dean of the Faculty of Professional Studies. 5) Dean of the 
Faculty of Arts and Sciences, 6) Dean of the Faculty of Graduate 
Studies, 7) Dean of Students, 8) Director of Non-Instructional 

Persons other than the above are not proper persons to invoke this 
act. In an extreme emergency, the President may designate a person 
other than those persons named above to invoke the provisions of this 

Section 9. This act shall be known as "The Rules and Regulations to 
Maintain Public Order, Mansfield State College" and may be cited as 
"Public Order Act, M.S.C." 


Section 1. Principles. 

(a) Mansfield State College, as a community of scholars, affirms, 107 
supports, and cherishes the concepts of freedom of thought, 
speech, and lawful assembly. Freedom to experiment, to present 

and to examine alternative data and theories; the freedom to 
hear, to express and to debate various views; and the freedom to 
voice criticism of existing practices and values are fundamental 
rights which must be upheld and practiced by the College in a 
free society. 

(b) Recognizing that the education processes can include demon- 
stration and other forms of collected expression, the College 
affirms the right of individuals and groups to assemble and to 
demonstrate on campus within the limits of the public order act. 
The College also affirms the right of others to pursue their nor- 
mal activities within the College and to be protected from physi- 
cal injury or property damage. 

(c) The College should be vigilant to insure the continuing openness 
and effectiveness of channels of communication among mem- 
bers of the College on questions of common interest. To further 
this purpose, a Committee on Open Expression is hereby estab- 
lished as a standing committee by the Office of the President. 
The Committee on Open Expression has as its major tasks, 

monitoring the communication processes, recommending poli- 
cies and procedures for improvement of all channels of com- 
munication, advising administrative officers where appropriate, 
participating in evaluation and resolution of conflicts that may 
arise from incidents or disturbances on campus. 

Section 2. Committee on Open Expression. 

(a) The Committee on Open Expression consists of twelve members 
five students, four faculty members, one non-instructional staff 
member and two representatives of the administration. Admini- 
strative officers are defined in Section 8 of Title I, may not be 
members of the Committee on Open Expression. 

(b) Members of the Committee are appointed by the President in the 
following manner: 

a) student members shall be nominated from undergraduate and 
graduate students by a means arrived at by legally recognized 
representative student groups. If the students are unable to agree 
upon such a procedure, and instead propose several different 
procedures, the President shall make an interim choice between 
the student proposals. Students selected by an interim process 
shal.l serve only until their peers have established a permanent 

108 selection process. 

b) faculty members shall be nominated by the Faculty Advisory 
Council; the administration members shall be nominated by the 
President; the non-instructional staff member shall be nomina- 
ted by the Non-Instructional Council. 

c) each member shall be selected for one year. Any individual 
may not serve for more than two consecutive terms. 

d) the chairperson of the Committee shall be selected by and from 
the members of the Committee on Open Expression. 

Section 3. Jurisdiction. The Committee shall have competence to 
consider all issues and controversies involving open expression under 
the public order act. The Committee functions include, but are not 
limited to, the following: 

(a) Reviewing administrative decisions regarding invocation of the 
public order act taken with prior Committee consultation. 

(b) Recommending to the Board of Trustees and other legally recog- 
nized bodies any proposals to amend or repeal the public order 
act. The affirmative vote of seven members is required to make 
such recommendation. 

(c) Advising administrative officials with responsibilities affecting 
freedom of expression and communication, including particular- 
ly the use of College facilities for meetings and the utilization of 
force to terminate a demonstration. 

(d) Mediating where possible in situations that threaten to give rise 
to incidents that may possibly violate the public order act. 

(e) Evaluating and characterizing incidents that have occurred both 
to determine whether the conduct considered as a whole, of any 
group, has violated the public order act, and to attempt to dis- 
cover or remedy any intentional and inadvertent failures in com- 
munications that may have caused or contributed to the incident. 
The Committee will not act as a disciplinary body to try charges 
against individual persons and impose punishment, however, its 
interpretation of the public order act may be probative in any dis- 
ciplinary proceedings that may ensue. 

(f) Adopting procedures and rules for the functioning of the Com- 
mittee, varied to suit the several functions, consistent with the 
public order act. 

Section 4. Procedures. 

1 . Seven members of a Committee constitute a quorum. No member 
may participate in the consideration or decision of an issue in 
which he/she is or may become involved. 

2. The Committee can authorize subcommittees, selected from its 
own members, to act for the Committee in any matter except the 
issuance of opinions interpreting the public order act, or the 
making of a recommendation to amend or repeal the public order 





Parking and the movement of vehicles on campus is a privilege 
granted by the College to all individuals who will observe regulations for 
the operation of vehicles and the use of parking facilities. 

Motor vehicle control is administered by the Mansfield State College 
Security Department. The Security Department is authorized to enforce 
such rules and regulations as are deemed necessary and proper for the 
operation of motor vehicles and for the safety of pedestrians and 

All College staff, faculty and students who operate any type of 
motor vehicle are presumed to have read the following rules and regu- 
lations following the registration of their vehicle. Failure to read and be 
familiar with the regulations shall not be accepted as an excuse for 

Questions or problems relating to the operation of motor vehicles 
should be directed to the Director of Campus Security. 

These regulations, or any part thereof, may be revised at any time. 
Revisions shall be made public via all reasonable means. 

Article I. Authority 

Crimes Code of 1972 (Act 334) 

Section 7505. Violation of Governmental Rules Regarding Traffic 

Each Commonwealth agency shall promulgate rules and regulations 
governing vehicular traffic at those Commonwealth facilities situated 
upon property of the Commonwealth which are within the exclusive 
jurisdiction of such agency including but not limited to regulations 
governing the parking of vehicles upon such property. Whoever violates 
any of the rules and regulations promulgated pursuant to this section 
governing the parking of vehicles shall, upon conviction in a summary 
proceeding, be sentenced to pay a fine not exceeding $5. Whoever 
violates any of the rules and regulations promulgated pursuant to this 
section governing the movement of traffic or the operation of vehicles 
shall, upon conviction in a summary proceeding, be sentenced to pay a 
fine not exceeding $15. 

Section 2. Title 18 of the Consolidated Pennsylvania Statutes 
(relating to crimes and offenses), as added by this act, does not apply 
to offenses committed prior to the effective date of this act and prose- 
cutions for such offenses shall be governed by the prior law, which is 

continued in effect for that purpose, as if this act were not in force. For 
the purpose of this section, an offense was committed prior to the 
effective date of this act if any of the elements of the offense occurred 
prior thereto. 

Section 3. If any provisions of this act or the application thereof to 
any person or circumstances is held invalid, such invalidity shall not 
affect other provisions or applications of the act which can be given 
effect without the invalid provision or application, and to this end the 
provisions of this act are declared to be severable. 

Section 4. Sections 72 and 94 of the Statutory Construction Act shall 
not be applicable to any provision of Title 18 of the Consolidated 
Pennsylvania Statutes (relating to crimes and offenses) as added by 
this act, except Article G (relating to miscellaneous offense) of Part II 
(relating to definition of specific offenses). 

In accordance with the above section, Mansfield State College 
submits the following rules governing the moving of traffic and parking 
of vehicles on all grounds and buildings of Mansfield State College. 

Article II. Definitions 

Section 200. Mansfield State College shall mean all lands and 
buildings owned by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and operated 
by Mansfield State College. 

Section 201. 

Vehicle. Any device in, upon or by which any person or property is or 
may be transported or drawn upon a public highway, excepting tractors, 
agricultural machinery, devices moved by human power or used exclu- 
sively upon stationary rails or tracks: Provided, That solely for the pur- 
pose of Article X of the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code, a bicycle or a ridden 
animal or a tractor or any other device moving upon wheels on a public 
highway, except a device moving upon wheels upon stationary rails or 
tracks on a public highway, shall be deemed a vehicle, i.e., cars, trucks, 
motorcycles, and motor scooters. 

Section 202. 

All other definitions in the Rules Governing Traffic and Parking at 
Mansfield State College shall be the same as those definitions in the 
"Vehicle Code" for Pennsylvania, Section 102. 


Article III. Registration of Vehicles 

Section 300. 

Driver Responsibility, (a) Every employee, student, and contracted 
employee of or at Mansfield State College, who possesses, maintains, 
or operates a vehicle on the campus of Mansfield State College shall 
register said vehicle with the Security Department at Mansfield State 
College. Motor vehicles must be registered even when their use is inter- 

Each parking decal or permit shall bear a parking lot designation. 

(b) Eligibility for Parking Permits: Permits to park motor vehicles on 
campus shall be issued in the following priority: 

1. Permits with the prefix number "11" are issued only to manage- 
ment and faculty personnel. 

2. Permits with the prefix number "33" are issued only to the non- 
instructional staff. 

3. Permits with the prefix number "66" are issued only to non-resi- 
dent junior and senior students, parking is permitted in designa- 
ted lots only from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

4. Permits with the prefix number "99" are issued only to junior and 
112 senior students. Resident students are defined as those living in 

college-owned or leased property. 

5. Permits with the prefix number "01" are issued to freshmen and 
sophomore students, parking is restricted to No. 2 lot at all 


6. Graduate students or graduate assistants are considered 
students and not faculty. Permit "66" or "99", however, will be 
issued with due regard for geographic convenience. 

(c) Vehicles bearing any designation for Mansfield State College 
shall be parked in the lot designated on the permit or decal. 

(d) Hours of enforcement. The enforcement of decal-parking permit 
regulations shall be continuous. 

Section 301. 

Decals and Parking Permits, (a) All vehicles parked on Mansfield 
State College property shall display a current parking decal or permit. 
Said decal shall be placed on the left rear bumper of each registered 
vehicle, unless the vehicle, or if a temporary card type permit is issued. 
Motorcycles will display decals on left side of vehicle. Temporary 
permits shall be placed on the dashboard and shall be placed so as to 
be readily visible from the exterior. Decals shall be secured from the 
Director of Security within the following time limit: 

A. Students 

1. Spring and fall semesters and summer sessions. 

Students shall register their vehicle within 24 hours after arri- 
val on campus. 

2. Students qualifying for campus parking privileges will be 
issued a decal incidicating that this privilege has been 
granted and will be assigned to a specific parking area. 

3. Any student who acquires the use of a motor vehicle and 
intends to operate the vehicle on campus must register the 
vehicle within twenty-four hours with the Director of Security. 

4. Upon sale, trade, or other disposition of any vehicle display- 
ing a current parking decal or temporary permit, the owner 
or custodian of such vehicle shall be responsible for the re- 
moval of said parking decal or permit, and the turn in of said 
parking decal or permit to the Department of Security. 

3. Faculty/Staff 

1. Faculty and staff must register their vehicle within 24 hours 
after arrival on campus. This registration is valid until termi- 
nation of employment or a College-wide re-registration of 
vehicles. If a person acquires replacement or additional 
vehicles and wishes to park the vehicles at Mansfield State 113 
College, said vehicles must be registered. 

2. Upon sale, trade, or other disposition of any vehicle display- 
ing a current parking decal or temporary permit, the owner or 
custodian of such vehicle shall be responsible for the removal 
of said parking decal or permit, and the turn in of said parking 
decal or permit to the Department of Security. 

C. Visitor or Guest Parking. Visitors parked in regular visitors' park- 
ing stalls shall be exempt from registering their vehicle unless 
the vehicle shall be on campus in excess of 72 hours. 

D. The permit will become void when the decal identification is no 
longer distinguishable. 

E. The operation of a motor vehicle or parking the vehicle on college 
property is at the sole risk of the operator. The college assumes 
no responsibility for any loss, damage or injury to any person or 
property which occurs on college property. 


Section 302. 

Misuse of Decals. It shall be unlawful for any person to display, 
cause, permit to be displayed, or to have in possession, a decal 
knowing the same to be registered and signed for by the owner or 
custodian of another vehicle. 

Penalty — Any person violating Section 300, 301, or 302 of this 
article shall, with the right of appeal before the Traffic Court, pay a fine 
of $10.00. 

Section 303. 

Mis-statement of Facts to Obtain Decal. It shall be unlawful for any 
person to falsify facts when applying for a decal or parking permit. 

Penalty — Any person violating Section 303 of this article shall, with 
the right of appeal before the Traffic Court, pay a fine of $10.00. 

Section 304. 

Changing of Lot Assignment. It shall be unlawful for any person to 
change lot assignment on parking permits or decals without the 
approval of the Security Department. 

Penalty — Any person violating Section 304 of this article shall, with 
the right of appeal before the Traffic Court, pay a fine of $10.00. 

Section 305. 

Charge for Registration. There is no charge for student parking, but 
a permit fee of $1.00 per permit for the year or any part thereof is 
charged. A free replacement permit will be issued for a replaced 
registered vehicle upon presentation of the original but current permit. 
Faculty and staff unable to produce evidence of destruction of their 
permanently assigned permit will be assessed $3.00 for a new permit. 

Article IV. Prohibited Parking. 

Section 400. 

No person shall park a vehicle or permit it to stand attended or 
unattended at Mansfield State College in any of the following places: 

(1) Within an intersection 

(2) On a crosswalk 

(3) On a sidewalk 

(4) In a loading zone unless vehicle is being loaded or unloaded 

(5) On the roadway within 15 feet of a fire hydrant 

(6) In an unauthorized area 

(7) In any parking place other than that designated on the vehicle's 

(8) In any area other than a regularly designated parking space 
which shall be marked by lines, markings, or signs. 

Penalty — Any person violating any provisions of Section 400 of this 
article shall, with right of appeal before the Traffic Court, pay a fine of 
not more than $5.00 for each offense. 

Section 401. 

Parking Position. It shall be unlawful for any vehicle to be parked 
across lines denoting parking spaces. 

Penalty — Any person violating Section 401 of this article shall, with 
right of appeal before the Traffic Court, pay a fine of not more than 

Section 402. 

Visitor or Guest Parking. It shall be unlawful for any person who is 
an employee or student at Mansfield State College to park in a designa- 
ted guest or visitor parking space. 

Penalty — Any person violating the provision of Section 402 of this 
article shall, with right of appeal before the Traffic Court, pay a fine of 
not more than $5.00. 

Section 403. 

Towing and Immobilizing Vehicle, (a) Any police officer of Mansfield 
State College may order an illegally parked vehicle to be removed from 1 15 
the campus and impounded when the position of such vehicle presents 
a safety hazard to the public or to property. 

1. A list of towers, storage areas, and garages as pounds for the 
storage of such vehicles shall be filed with the Mansfield State 
College Traffic Court by the Mansfield State College Department 
of Security. 

2. The pounds shall be bonded in the amount of $10,000 to idemnify 
the owner of such impounded vehicle against the loss thereof, or 
injury, or damage thereto, while in custody of such poundkeeper. 

3. The rate for towing shall be not more than $20.00 plus not more 
than $1 .00 per loaded mile for cars; the rate for trucks shall be not 
more than $50.00 plus not more than $2.00 per loaded mile. 

4. Within twelve (1 2) hours from the time of removal of such vehicle, 
notice of the fact that such vehicle has been impounded shall be 
sent by the Mansfield State College Department of Security to the 
owner of record of such vehicle, designating the place from 
which said vehicle was removed, the reason for its removal and 
impounding, and the location to which it has been impounded. 

5. The payment of such charges, unless such payment shall be 
made "under protest", shall be final and conclusive, and shall 
constitute a waiver of any right to recover the money so paid. 

6. In the event that the towing and impounding charges are paid 
"under protest", the offender shall be entitled to a hearing before 
the Traffic Court, in which case defendant shall be proceeded 
against and shall receive such notice as is provided by these 
rules in other cases of summary offenses, and shall have the 
same rights to appeal and waiver of hearing. If the Traffic Court 
shall find either: 

(1) That these rules were not validly enforced 

(2) That the vehicle was not parked in a location prohibited by 
these rules, or 

(3) That at the time the vehicle was towed away, the owner or 
person for the time being in charge was present and ready 
and willing to remove the same. 

Then Mansfield State College shall pay the towing charges. 

7. (a) No vehicle shall be removed under the authority of an 
impounding ordinance if, at the time of such intended removal, 
the owner or person for the time being in charge of such vehicle 
is present and expresses a willingness and intention to imme- 
diately remove said vehicle. 

(b) Immobilization. A vehicle immobilizer of a type approved by 
the Administrative Affairs Council with the advice of the Mans- 
field State College Traffic Committee may be installed by any 
116 peace officer of Mansfield State College with the approval of the 

Director of Security or the Traffic Court on any vehicle which has 
received four or more notices of violations for illegal parking 
within a one year period, or when the peace officer is unable to 
determine the owner of any vehicle not licensed by any state. 

When the vehicle immobilizer is installed upon a vehicle the 
following procedure shall be followed: 

a. A tag shall be attached in a conspicuous place on the vehicle 
indicating the immobilizer has placed on the vehicle. 

b. A notice of violation shall be attached to the vehicle or given to 
the operator indicating the violation which has occured. 

The immobilizer may be removed: 

a. Upon payment of the violation notice(s) 

b. Upon direction of the Director of Security 

c. Upon direction of the Mansfield State College Traffic Court. 

Section 404. 

Suspension of Parking Privilege. The Mansfield State College Traffic 
Court may suspend the parking privilege of any individual at Mansfield 
State College upon showing reasonable cause for such action. Notice 
shall be sent to the individual when his/her parking privilege has been 

Section 405. 

Temporary Closing of Sections of Campus. The Director of Security 
shall have the authority to temporarily close or restrict parking and /or 
traffic at Mansfield State College. 

Section 406. 

Exclusions. Emergency vehicles are excluded from this article; 
however, said vehicle shall not be parked or operated in any manner 
which will constitute a safety hazard. 

Article V. Traffic Sign Interpretation. 

Section 500. 

Signs or Signals. It shall be unlawful for the driver or operator of any 
vehicle on the grounds of Mansfield State College to disobey the 
directions of any traffic sign unless so directed by a peace officer. 

Penalty — Any person violating Section 500 of this article shall, 
with right of appeal before the Traffic Court, pay a fine not exceeding 

Article VI. Fines. 

Procedure for Paying Fines: Checks are to be made payable to the 
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Fines are paid in the Security Office 
between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. 

Procedure for Unpaid Fines: Traffic and parking violations not 
appealed according to Section 700 of Article VII shall be referred to the 
district magistrate in citation form. 


Article VII. Appeals 

Section 700. 

Procedure. Traffic and parking violations may be appealed in writing 
within 72 hours after the violation to the Director of Security. Appeals 
not resolved by the Director of Security will be referred to the Mansfield 
State College Traffic Court. The Traffic Court shall consider each appeal 
referred within twenty (20) days of issuance of the notice of violation, or 
at the next scheduled Traffic Court meeting. When appeals are denied 
by the Traffic Court, fines shall be payable within one week following 
the date of the notification sent by the Traffic Court to the appellant. 
Notice of action taken by the Court shall be sent to each person 
appealing a violation. If the person whose appeal is denied fails to pay 
his fine within the prescribed time limit, a citation shall be filed with a 
district magistrate within five (5) days. 



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