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The Organization and
Official Regulations of the
Associated Women Students
1955 - 56
Published for Women Students
University of Maryland
Edited by Barbara Dodd
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Welcome to the University of Maryland Campus.
We're glad that you have chosen Maryland to spend
your college years.
As new members of the Associated Women Stu-
dents you'll find that the AWS program will play a
vital role in your college experience. We hope you
will take an active interest in AWS. Your partici-
pation in the AWS program will help us reach our
aim to help you grow academically, socially, and
Best wishes for a successful year!
A W S
The Associated Women Students is your stu-
dent government. Every woman on the Maryland
campus is a member of AWS. As the governing
body for women students, AWS sets up and en-
forces standards of conduct and residence rules,
sponsors cultural and social activities, and coordi-
nates the women's activities on campus.
A great deal of the AWS work is carried out
through committees, and this is where you can
take an active part in your government. There are
opportunities for women students to ply their var-
ious talents on AWS committees such as Cultural,
Social, Dormitory Big Sister, Publicity and Publica-
tions, and Constitution committees.
Any woman student may become an active mem-
ber of AWS by visiting the AWS office in the Stu-
dent Union Building on any week-day afternoon
for further information or application blanks for
AWS positions, or by contacting Anna Karavangelos,
President Anna Karavangelos
Vice President Pat Callahan
Secretary Barbara Rothman
Treasurer Judy Spencer
Judicial Board Chairman Gretchen Glick
Academic Board Chairman Dorothy Williams
Anne Arundel Hall Evelyn Horsey-
Carroll Hall Jan Althouse
Caroline Hall Stacy Carlos
Queen Anne's Hall Billie Lore
Somerset Edith Shaffer
St. Mary's Hall Pat McGrath
Wicomico Genevieve Mumford
The Executive Council
The Executive Council is the administrative body
of AWS. It discusses and acts upon all problems
affecting the welfare of women students. All of the
official legislation of AWS is transacted in the
Executive Council. The three subdivisions of the
council are the Residence Council, the campus Judi-
cial Board and the Academic Board.
Membership on the Executive Council consists of
the . . .
Chairman of the Judicial Board
Chairman of the Academic Board
Representatives of each class
Representatives of the Daydodgers Student As-
sociation, the International Club, and the In-
dependent Students Association
The Judicial Board
The Campus Judicial Board has jurisdiction over
all violations of women's regulations. The Board
has the power to review and set aside decisions of
the residence judicial boards and to act as an ap-
peals board for students not satisfied with a dormi-
tory or sorority board decision. However, extreme
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violations of University rules and those which need
immediate consideration are referred to the Dean
The chairman of the Board is elected at a joint
meeting of the incoming and outgoing members.
The Board membership is composed of seven dormi-
tory judicial board chairmen and two rotating
sorority judicial chairmen.
The Academic Board
The Academic Board's purposes are to encourage
good scholarship and to improve faculty-student re-
lations. The Board is composed of the dormitory
academic chairmen and the Panhellenic scholarship
The purposes of the board are carried out through
sponsorship of the Dormitory Scholarship Cup,
which is given to the dormitory group with the
highest scholastic average, by aiding freshmen to
adapt to college studies, by presentation of Stu-
den-Faculty Coffee Hours, through handling of
tutoring arrangements in women's residences, and
by publicizing job placement forums.
The Residence Council
The Residence Council discusses and acts upon all
proposed changes in house rules affecting sorority
residences. It is the iiason between the AWS Ex-
ecutive Council and sorority residences. Changes in
house rules may be suggested by individuals or
groups of students, house directors, or the Dean
of Women's staff.
The Executive Council and the judicial chairmen
of all sorority and off-campus residences are mem-
bers of the Residence Council.
Each dormitory has a council consisting of a
president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, and
chairmen of the judicial, academic, orientation, and
social committees plus four class representatives.
The house director is the council advisor.
These councils are the administrative bodies for
on-campus residences for women. Each council
supervises the conduct and scholarship within its
dormitory and promotes extra-curricular activities
among its students.
The officers and class representatives are elected
by a majority vote of the residents. The freshman
representative is elected in the fall. The chairman
and members of the committees are appointed by a
committee composed of the new officers, the incom-
ing and retiring presidents and the house director
from applications entered by interested students.
Sorority Residence Councils
Each sorority has a residence council composed
of the president, house president, and house director.
The duties and powers of each sorority residence
council are similar to those of the dormitory coun-
The Advisory Board
The AWS Advisory Board is composed of mem-
bers of the Dean of Women's staff.
"I suppose there is in every art, as
there is in every society, not exactly a set
of fixed rules but a traditional norm, a
way of living and behaving, which the
Greeks might call Themis — the thing that
is expected, that is always done, and which
implies of course a number of things that
are not Themis, that are simply 'not done,'
at least by people who behave themselves."
(Gilbert Murray. "Are Our Pearls Real ?The Atlantic
Monthly, June 1955.)
We at the University of Maryland hope
that our students will acquire this "tra-
ditional norm" which for us is a kindly,
gracious way of living. No set of iniles can
cover a philosophy of life, although these
rules are designed to point the way
to considerate, sane, and pleasant
relationships with other people.
However, anyone who cares about
being a fine person, and who be-
lieves that poise, generosity, gen-
tleness, integrity, and honesty are
among the most important things
in life, will find it easy to under
stand and keep our rules. Mature self-
discipline is a wonderful aid to happiness,
paradoxical as that may seem.
We sincerely trust that your experience
at Maryland will be a challenge to your
intellect and an opportunity to grow in
wisdom and charm. The best of luck to
official A W S rules
I. SIGNING OUT AND IN
A. Definition: Signing out and in consists
of recording required information on
individual forms at the residence desk
upon departure from the campus at any
time and from the residence after 8 p.m.
and upon return.
B. "Campus:" This means the area in-
cluding the University buildings and
grounds, sorority and fraternity houses,
and the College Park commercial dis-
1. Each student must PERSONALLY
sign herself out and in.
2. The following minimum information
must be included:
a. Time of departure (according to
the official dormitory clock)
b. Expected return (usually 10:30
p.m. or 12:45 a.m.)
c. Destination (address and telephone,
d. With whom and how (indicate
e. Exact time in (according to the
official dormitory clock)
3. Move red tab accordingly:
a. Tab at extreme right indicates that
the student is in residence.
b. Tab at extreme left indicates an
overnight, weekend, or vacation
c. Tab at middle indicates that the
student will return before closing
hour that evening.
4. Women students cannot leave the
dormitory after 10:30 p.m. Sunday,
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday; and
after 11:45 p.m. on Friday and Satur-
D. Each woman is on her honor to sign out
correctly, to obey the University and
state regulations which apply to con-
duct even if signed out for the weekend,
and to behave with consideration and
politeness to her hostess. It is essential
for us to know where she is in case of
II. SPECIAL SIGN OUTS
A. Phoning In: When away from her resi-
dence, a student may be signed out by
the desk supervisor or house director
if she phones her request BEFORE 8
B. Changes in Sign Outs
.;.;... Women signed out for 10:30
:;::*.':|:' p.m. or 12:45 a.m. who wish
to change it must do so be-
fore 10:30 p.m. on Sunday,
Tuesday, Wednesday, and
Thursday; and 11:45 p.m. on
Friday and Saturday.
A. The front door is
locked and the
dormitory is offi-
cially closed at the following hours:
1. Monday — 10 p.m.
2. Tuesday thru Thursday — 12:45 a.m.
3. Friday and Saturday — 1 a.m.
4. Sunday — 12:45 a.m.
B. Return after closing hours: In emer-
gency cases when delayed or unable to
return before the dormitory closing hour
a student must call her director and also
notify the campus police. From 10:30
p.m. all calls to the University go
through the campus police. If a stu-
dent does not return to the dormitory
her parents and the campus police are
notified at once; a call will help to
avoid much worry and confusion.
A. Definition: A student who returns to
the dormitory after the expected time
of return that she has recorded on her
card is considered late.
B. Procedure: All latenesses of less than
thirty minutes are reported by the desk
worker to the dormitory judicial board.
All unexcused latenesses of more than
thirty minutes are referred by them to
the campus judicial board.
C. Penalties: Penalties vary with circum-
stance but generally consist of revoking
10:30's or late leaves, assigning ap-
proved odd jobs in the dormitory or
I. Campus: A campus may be defined
a. Residence Campus — confine-
ment to residence after 7 p.m.
with no callers permitted.
b. Room Campus — confinement to
residence room after 7 p.m. with
no phone calls or visitors in
lobby or room permitted.
c. Sign-in Campus — student signs
in hourly all day when not in
class and is confined to room
after 7 p.m.
A. General Leaves:
1. Closed night — All women students
must be in their residences by 10
p.m. on Monday nights.
2. Weekday Leaves
a. All upperclassmen have un-
limited 10:30 p.m. leaves on
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thurs-
1.) A freshman is allowed two
10:30 p.m. leaves each week
Monday through Thursday.
2.) If used on Monday (closed
night) she must return by 10
p.m., but it will count as a
10:30 p.m. leave.
3.) On the other two nights she
must return by 8 p.m.
4.) Freshmen women who make
3.0 average their first semes-
ter are granted unlimited
10:30 p.m. leaves during the
second semester (except on
3. Weekend Leaves
a. Friday and Saturday — All
women students may stay out
until 1 a.m. Friday and Satur-
b. Sunday — All women students
may stay out until 10:45 p.m.
on Sunday nights.
B. Late Leaves
1. Definition: A "late leave" permits
a student to remain out of the resi-
dence after 10:30 p.m. but no later
than the closing hour unless she is
staying away overnight.
2. Late Leaves by Classification:
a. In addition to 10:30 p.m. leaves,
late leaves are granted according
to a student's academic classi-
fication as listed in the student
directory, provided the student
has at least a 2.0 average.
(Physical education and hygiene
credits are not included.)
ACADEMIC STANDING LATE LEAVES
Freshman — less than 28 credits 5 per semester
Sophomore — 28 credits 9 per semester
Junior — 58 credits 14 per semester
Senior — 88 credits Unlimited*
*Without conditions or failures. A senior with less
than a 2.0 average will have 14 late leaves per
3. Appeal: Appeal may be made to the
Academic Board for special cir-
4. Transfer Students: Transfer stu-
dents use the academic classifica-
tion of their previous school until
they are officially classified at this
C. Overnight, Weekend, and Holiday
1. Permission forms: Overnight leaves
are granted only when the "parents'
Authorization Form" has been
signed by a woman student's par-
ents and returned to the Dean of
2. Weekday overnights: Overnight
leaves may be taken any night
Tuesday through Thursday but not
on a closed night. Each weekday
overnight is considered a 12:45 late
3. Weekend leaves: Weekend leaves
may extend from Friday after
the last class until Monday before
the first class. They are not con-
sidered late leaves unless a student
returns to her residence on Sunday
night after 10:45 p.m. Then she
will be charged for a late leave for
4. Holiday leaves: All women have
free late leaves on the nights pre-
ceding ONE-day holidays and on
the nights closing ALL vacation
1. Early morning leaves:
a. To leave a residence before 6
a.m. for any reason, a student
must secure the permission of
the house director at least 12
hours before she signs out.
b. She must sign out before the
residence closing hour the night
2. 11:15 p.m. leaves for University
a. All women students are granted
free 11:15 leaves for the follow-
ing University sponsored func-
1.) Aqualiners Water Show
2.) Band and University Orches-
3.) Clef and Key productions
4.) Gymkana Show
5.) Harmony Hall
6.) Infraternity Sing
8.) Modern Dance concert
9.) Suburban Symphony concerts
10.) University Theater plays
b. Leaves are extended until 15
minutes following the finish of
the performance if the function
runs later than 11:15 p.m.
c. These are considered 10:30's for
3. Basketball games:
a. 10:15 p.m. leaves are granted for
Monday night basketball games.
b. This is considered a 10:30 leave
4. Off - C a m p u s Cultural Activities:
Free late leaves may be granted
for attendance at off-campus cul-
tural activities (i.e. symphonies,
plays) approved by the A.W.S.
Executive Council, if the student
presents her ticket stub to her
House Director. Functions at
Constitution Hall, National
Theater, and Arena Stage come in
5. Special Permissions:
a. Late leaves for extra curricular
activities, personal necessity or
exceptions not covered by these
regulations must be secured
through the Office of the Dean
b. University Theater late leaves
are granted only to students with
a minimum 2.0 overall average
and 2.0 for the preceding semes-
ter. The list must be taken by
the secretary of University
Theater to the office of the Dean
of Women at least three days in
advance. Free leaves can
NEVER be retroactive.
E. Examination Week Leaves
1. Overnights during exam week are
considered late leaves and may be
taken only as allotted.
2. If the examination period includes
a Monday, that night is not a
''Closed Night" but is considered a
regular weekday night.
F. Registration Week
1. The dormitory closes at 11 p. m.
(no late leaves) until Friday when
regular hours begin.
2. Students who wish to go home
during this week may do so with-
out using late leaves.
Yl. QUIET HOURS
A. Definition: Quiet hours are those
times set aside in each residence for
study or sleeping.
1. Residents keep room
doors shut and conversa-
2. Radios, television, and
phonographs must be
turned down so as not to
be heard in adjacent
3. Radios should not be played at all after 12
4. Typewriters should not be used in sleeping
quarters between 12 midnight and 8 a.m.
5. Students may not play the piano during
6. All other unnecessary noise is prohibited.
1. Monday through Friday afternoon:
7 p.m. — 10 p.m.
10:30 p.m.— 11:30 a.m.
1:30 p.m.— 4:30 p.m.
2. Saturday and Sunday: From 11 p.m. the
preceding night until noon the following
day. Sunday night at 10:45 p.m. to 11:30
C. After two polite warnings, violations of quiet
hours must be reported to the dormitory
judicial board for an automatic campus.
1. A woman visitor must announce herself at
the reception desk (and sign the visitor's
book before going to her hostess' room).
2. She must not enter the rooms of residents
in the absence of these residents without
the house director's permission.
3. She must not use the dormitory facilities
unless she is visiting residents who are
present at the time of her visit, or unless
she has the permission of the house direc-
1. Calling hours for men in dormitory lobby:
Monday — 1 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.
Tuesday to Thursday — 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday and Saturday — 12 noon to 12:45
Sunday — 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
2. Caling hours for men in sororities:
Monday to Thursday — 1 day 4 to 10 p.m.
1 day 4 to 8 p.m.
2 days closed to
Friday and Saturday — 12 noon to 12:45
Sunday— 12 noon to 10:30
3. Men callers who arrive at times other than
those specified may wait for their dates in
the reception hall or lobby (but no longer
than five minutes) at the discretion of the
VIII. OVERNIGHT GUESTS
1. Guests may be invited on weekends or on
a night before a holiday.
2. Other nights require special permission
from the house director at least 24 hours
3. Day students may stay occasionally for
some university function, if there is a
space available for them, by permission of
the House Director.
1. Resident secures guest card from house
director and returns it filled out together
with guest fee 24 hours prior to the guest's
a. The guest fee is 50c per night with an
additional 25c charge if dormitory
linens are used.
b. No guest fee is charged if the guest is
a resident of another campus dormitory.
2. When the guest arrives, the hostess in-
troduces her to the house director and
shows her hcv/ to sign out and in.
1. Hostess must be in residence during a
2. The guest will be allowed the same leave
permissions as her hostess.
3. The guest must abide by the closing hours
and other residence regulations, such as
out and in during her stay.
4. The hostess will be responsible for any
infractions of the rules committed by her
D. Guests of the University: Arrange-
ments for guests of the University or guests
who stay more than a few days must be made
through the office of the Dean of Women.
E. Guest privileges apply only to personal friends
IX. SOCIAL EVENTS AT
A. Social Calendar:
1. Women students may attend only those
functions which are registered on the Uni-
versity Social Calendar which is sent to
all residences by Friday of each week.
2. Special 2 a.m. leaves are posted on the
B. Visiting Hours at Fraternity Houses
and Men's Dorms:
1. The housemother or an approved chaperone
must be present at all times that coeds are
in the house. BEFORE A MEMBER MAY
BRING A COED TO THE HOUSE, HE
MUST OBTAIN PERMISSION FROM
2. A woman (whether a student or not),
escorted by a member, may go to a fra-
ternity house at the following times, pro-
vided arrangements have been made in ad-
vance with the housemother:
Fridays — 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturdays — 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Sundays — 2:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. or in case
she is invited to dinner — 12:30
to 7 p.m.
These arrangements must not operate so
as to restrict the housemother completely
3. Women are permitted to go to fraternity
houses for the purpose of attending reg-
istered social events. Social events will
12:30 a.m. on Friday night
12:00 a.m. on Saturday night
Desserts on week nights may last until 8
4. Women students may not go to fraternity
houses during intermission when attending
5. Close relatives of fraternity members and
their wives may come to a fraternity house
for a social visit, which may include lunch
or dinner, provided that they do not remain
during study hours which begin at 1:30
p.m. and at 7:30 p.m.
6. Women Visitors in Men's Residence: Wo-
men are not permitted to visit the men's
dormitories or rooms except at special
registered parties in the recreation room
or living room. Parents and relatives de-
siring to visit residents of the dormitories
should call at the dormitory office.
X. STANDARDS OF DRESS
A. On Campus:
1. Shorts, slacks, bermudas, jeans, and other
sports wear, even when covered by a coat,
are not allowed in the library, dining hall,
or anywhere else on campus, except in
buildings where active sports are being
2. Sports clothes must be covered by a long
coat when en route to the gymnasium,
tennis courts, or places where they are to
be worn. THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE
COLLEGE PARK. (Comment of a visitor:
"Who are those peculiar-looking girls I")
3. There will be an automatic campus for in-
fractions of this rule.
B. In residences:
1. No active sports apparel may be worn in
lobbies or reception rooms during men's
2. Bermuda shorts and tailored slacks may be
worn in the recreation room if the Execu-
tive Council approves.
1. We are not a summer resort, alas. Sun-
bathing is allowed only in areas set aside
for this purpose by the office of the Dean
2. Dress is in keeping with the usual stand-
ards of good taste.
XI. FIRE DRILLS
A. Time: The student
Fire Marshall and
house director of
each residence will
be responsible for
scheduling and di-
recting one fire drill
B. Proced ure
when f I r e
1. Pull up shades.
2. Close windows
3. Put on long
coats and out-
4. Get a towel.
5. Walk quickly " —
and quietly to assigned exit for roll call
and return when signal is given.
XII. GENERAL REGULATIONS
A. Entrances & Exits of Residence: Only
entrances and exits specified by the dorm
council will be used from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. All
doors except front doors must be kept locked
from sundown (but no later than 8 p.m.) until
B. Reception Halls and Lobbies of
1. Studying — Women students may study in
the lobby after 12:45 a.m. only with the
consent of the House director. Smoking
rules will be observed and the room must
be kept tidy or the privilege will be with-
2. Conduct — The lobby and recreation room
are living rooms and public reception
rooms; therefore behavior should be such
that it will not be embarrassing to others
or prejudicial to oneself. A student is
responsible for the conduct of her guests.
C. Smoking regulations:
1. Smoking is permitted anywhere in the
residence except in the lobby.
2. Smoking is prohibited while walking across
1. Students are not allowed to keep or feed
pets of any kind in University residences.
2. Stray animals may not be housed or fed.
E. Telephone Calls:
1. Students may not receive phone calls before
8 a.m. or after 10 p.m. on Mondays or
after 10:30 p.m. on other w^eek nights and
11 p.m. on weekends.
2. Emergency calls will be transmitted to the
residences by the University police who
cover the switchboard at other times.
3. Calls must be limited to five minutes.
4. Calls frcm the dormitory extension phone
to other campus extensions may not be
made after 4 p.m.
F. House and Room Regulations:
1, Students must have beds made and rooms
in order by 10 a.m. each day for room in-
spection by the House Director.
2. House rules:
a. A Dormitory House Committee with the
House Director may set up rules and
enforce those required by the Univer-
sity. These are safety and health ref-
lations for the most part, for example:
1.) Food may not be taken from the
2.) Coke bottles must be returned to
the cases provided for this purpose.
3.) The only electrical appliances al-
lowed in rooms are fans, hair dryers,
electric clocks, and radios.
4.) After dark when lights are on,
shades must be kept drawn in bed-
5.) The dormitory is NOT a tenement
house! Calling or talking from win-
dows is taboo.
1. Students should lock their rooms when
away, as the University is not responsible
for loss or theft of articles.
2. Women students should not walk alone on
campus after dark.
H. Use of Alcoholic Beverages: Possession
or use of alcoholic beverages, including light
wines and beer, is prohibited on the campus
or in any fraternity or sorority house or at
any function, on or off campus, of any organ-
ization recognized by the University as a
According to Maryland state law it is un-
lawful to sell or furnish any alcoholic bever-
ages at any time to a minor under twenty-
one years of age either for his own use or
for the use of any other person. In Prince
George's County it is unla\\^ul for any person
under the age of twenty-one:
1.) To enter the premises of a holder of a
Class B Beer, Wine, and Liquor license
between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.
unless in the immediate company of one
of his parents, or legal guardian;
2.) to enter the premises of the holder of a
Class B or Class D Beer or Beer and
Light Wine license, except for the pur-
pose of obtaining or consuming food, un-
less accompanied by a parent or guardian;
3.) to purchase alcoholic beverages or mis-
represent his age to obtain alcoholic bev-
erages or to have them on or about his
(Note: Sections IX and XII E and H are also
AWS Information 4
Academic Board 7
Ad\isory Board 8
Dormitory Government 8
Executive Council 5
Judicial Board 5
Residence Council 7
Sorority Residence Council 8
Closing Hours 12
Fire Drills 24
General Regulations 25
Overnight Guests 20
Quiet Hours 18
Signing Out and In 10
Social Events at Men's Residences 22
Special Sign Outs 11
Standards of Dress 23
'Traditional Norm" 9