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INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS AT
MANSFIELD STATE COLLEGE
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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.
ACADEMIC CALENDAR 1974-75
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
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.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
1974-75 Academic Calendar 1
The College 5
President's Message 7
Vice Presidents 8
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
Campus Media 27
2 Student Life
Dean of Students' Office 28
Veterans Services, Overseas Work/Study
Residence Life 30
Requirements, Staffing, Regulations, Hall
Agreement Procedures, Emergency Procedures,
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
Career Planning and Placement Services 47
Student Financial Aid 50
Employment, Scholarships, Loans
Testing and Counseling Center 54
Counseling, Testing, Educational Adjustment,
College Health Services 56
Excuses, Charges, Infirmary and Physician's
Hours, Visiting Hours, Student Health
Regulations, Hours, Overdues
Equal Education Opportunity Program 61
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
STAFF PICTURES Bruce Dart
MSC Public Relations
WRESTLING PICTURE Dave Quick
PICTURES Carontawan Staff
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 -*
THE VICE PRESIDENTS
DR. DONALD DARNTON
for Academic Affairs
DR. ROBERT L.SCOTT
for Student Affairs
DR. GEORGE MILLER
for Administrative Affairs
DR. MICHAEL PINCUS
Dean of Arts and
Dean of Fine and
Assistant to the Office of
DR. RICHARD WILSON
Dean of Students
DR. DAVID PELTIER
Dean of Graduate Studies
and Director of Summer School
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
College Center for
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THE COMPUTER EDUCATIONAL CENTER
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.
SCHOLASTIC STANDARDS AND REQUIREMENTS
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 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
Good College Work
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:
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.
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.
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
PRESENT ACADEMIC CONTINUANCE POLICY
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
WHOM TO SEE AT MSC
SUBJECT OR PROBLEM WHERE TO GO FOR ANSWERS
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
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
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
OVERSEAS WORK-STUDY-TRAVEL LIBRARY
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
WILLIE J. YOUNG
Assistant Dean in
Assistant Dean in
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
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.
RESIDENCE HALL STAFF
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.
RESIDENCE HALL AGREEMENT
The following is a copy of the Residence Hall agreement signed by
all students wishing to live in college-owned residence halls:
MANSFIELD STATE COLLEGE
RESIDENCE HALL AGREEMENT
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.
10. PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES AND POSSESSIONS include occupancy
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
RESIDENCE HALL PROCEDURES
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
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
BUILDING: NORTH HALL
NORTH WING —
1. STRAUGHN AUDITORIUM
2. RECREATION CENTER
3. LAUREL LOUNGE
4. CHURCHES: PRESBYTERIAN, EPISCOPAL
5. HIGH SCHOOL
SOUTH WING —
1. MANSER LOBBY
2. SOUTH HALL: FACULTY LOUNGE AND
ADJACENT COUNCIL OFFICE
3. PINECREST LOUNGE
4. SMYTHE PARK BUILDING
5. ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
BUILDING: PINECREST MANOR
FLOORS 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, -
1. THE HUT
2. LAUREL LOUNGE
3. RECREATION CENTER
4. CHURCHES: METHODIST, BAPTIST
5. SMYTHE PARK
1. HEMLOCK MANOR
2. MAPLE LOUNGE
3. THE HUT
4. BUTLER-STEADMAN THEATER
5. ALLEN HALL AUDITORIUM
BUILDING: LAUREL MANOR
LAUREL A —
3. MANSER LOBBY
4. MAPLE LOUNGE
5. MEMORIAL HALL
LAUREL B —
1. MAPLE LOUNGE
2. PINECREST LOUNGE
3. MEMORIAL HALL
4. STRAUGHN AUDITORIUM
5. CHURCHES: METHODIST,
1. MAPLE A LOUNGE
2. MEMORIAL HALL
3. THE HUT
4. MANSER LOBBY
5. BUTLER-STEADMAN THEATER
MAPLE A —
2. THE HUT
3. DOANE HEALTH CENTER
5. SMYTHE PARK BUILDING
MAPLE B -
1. DOANE HEALTH CENTER
2. MANSER LOBBY
3. HEMLOCK LOUNGE
4. THE HUT
5. LAUREL LOUNGE
BUILDING: OAK AND HICKORY
1. DECKER GYM
2. ALLEN HALL
3. BUTLER-STEADMAN THEATER
4. RECREATION CENTER
5. STRAUGHN AUDITORIUM
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.
RESIDENCE HALL REGULATIONS
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
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
RESIDENCE HALL FACILITIES
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
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.
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.
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
Complete laundry facilities are found in all residence halls and 3g
include coin-operated washers and dryers, ironing boards and tubs for
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.
GENERAL STUDENT INFORMATION
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.
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
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.
STUDENT DINING ROOM INFORMATION
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
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
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.
MEMORIAL HALL - THE COLLEGE UNION
The College Union Building contains recreation areas, lounge areas,
conference rooms and office facilities.
ACTIVITIES COORDINATING BOARD
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
Art Acquisition and Exhibition Movie
College Union Board Recreation
Fine Arts Committee Special Interest
THE COLLEGE UNION BOARD
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
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.
ART ACQUISITION PROGRAM
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.
ART EXHIBITION SERIES
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
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.
CAREER ADVISING SERVICES
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
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,
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.
SUMMER OFF-CAMPUS EMPLOYMENT
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
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 CAMPUS EMPLOYMENT
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.
THEODORE PRESSER FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP GRANT. The
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.
SUPPLEMENTARY EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY GRANTS
(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
NATIONAL DIRECT STUDENT LOANS. NDSL's, to a maximum of
$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.
THE STATE HIGHER EDUCATION LOANS. These are loans with
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-
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
on Clinton Street
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
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 COUNSELING 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
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.
PEER ADVISOR PROGRAM
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.
Supervisor of Nurses
DR. J. J. MOORE
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.
CHARGE TO STUDENTS
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.
COLLEGE PHYSICIAN'S HOURS
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.
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.
STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN
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.
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
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.
A. HUGHSCHINTZIUS Decker Gym
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.
WOMEN'S ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
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.
RULES GOVERNING OFFICE-HOLDING
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.
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
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
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.
SOCIAL FRATERNITIES AND SORORITIES
THE INTER-FRATERNITY COUNCIL
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.
LAMBDA CHI ALPHA
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
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
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
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.
SIGMA TAU GAMMA
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.
TAU KAPPA EPSILON
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
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 SIGMA TAU
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
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
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.
ZETA TAU ALPHA
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.
SPECIAL INTEREST ORGANIZATIONS
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.
BLACK AWARENESS 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
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 COUNCIL FOR EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN
OMEGA RHO CHAPTER
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
MSC FORENSIC SOCIETY
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
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
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
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
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
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
SIGMA ALPHA IOTA
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.
SANDY APPLES CLUB
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.
READERS THEATRE SHOWCASE
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
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.
VETERANS FRATERNITY (X-GI)
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
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.
Formed after the football season, this band studies a wide variety of
band literature and presents concerts on campus.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
ALPHA BETA ALPHA
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 (German)
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
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 (Geography)
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
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
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.
PI DELTA PHI
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
PI KAPPA DELTA
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.
LUTHERAN STUDENT ASSOCIATION
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 GOVERNANCE AND
[ COLLEGE JUDICIAL SYSTEM
STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION
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-
(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-
(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
HEARING BOARD SANCTIONS
(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
(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.
STUDENT CONDUCT — Appeals
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
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
RULES OF PROCEDURE FOR HEARING BOARDS
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 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.
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
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-
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
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
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.
REFER TO TRAFFIC AND PARKING REGULATIONS FOR MORE
Article VI Records
I. Only hearing boards have the right to maintain written records or
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
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.
RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR THE MAINTENANCE
OF PUBLIC ORDER
(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
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
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
(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
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
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
(b) If the person is a trespasser or visitor without specific license or
invitation, be subject to ejection upon order of an authorized
(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
(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
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
(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
RULES GOVERNING TRAFFIC
AND PARKING AT
MANSFIELD STATE COLLEGE
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
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.
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.
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
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-
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.
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:
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
CAMPUS TELEPHONE NUMBERS
First Floor NW 662-6454
Second Floor NW 662-6093
Third Floor NW 662-6792
First Floor SW 662-6868
Second Floor SW 662-6290
Third Floor SW 662-6393
LAUREL MANOR A
First Floor 662-6265
Second Floor 662-6882
Third Floor 662-6890
Fourth Floor 662-6783
Fifth Floor 662-6687
Sixth Floor 662-6694
Seventh Floor 662-6593
LAUREL MANOR B
First Floor 662-6559
Second Floor 662-6816
Third Floor 662-6707
Fourth Floor 662-6768
OAK HILL HALL
First Floor 662-6480
Second Floor 662-6386
Third Floor 662-6533
MAPLE HALL A
First Floor 662-6214
Second Floor 662-6587
Third Floor 662-6038
Fourth Floor 662-6280
Fifth Floor 662-6786
Sixth Floor 662-6591
First Floor 662-6943
Second Floor 662-6334
Third Floor 662-6451
Fourth Floor 662-6673
Fifth Floor 662-6636
Sixth Floor 662-6234
First Floor 662-6493
Second Floor 662-6492
Third Floor 662-6498
Fourth Floor 662-6095
Fifth Floor 662-6692
Main Lobby 662-6752
Main Lobby 662-6718
First Floor 662-6566
Second Floor 662-6298
Third Floor 662-6660
Fourth Floor 662-6381
Fifth Floor 662-6067
Sixth Floor 662-6970
First Floor 662-6239
Second Floor 662-6318
Third Floor 662-6337
HOME ECONOMICS HOUSES
Beecher House 662-2842
Richards House .' 662-3292
Security Office 662-3071
Counseling Services 222
Memorial Hall Desk 2981