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GUIDE BOOK -1958 







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INFORMATION PLEASE! 

A Guide Book to the OrganlzatLon 

and Officlat Regulations of the 

Associated Women Students 

1958 - 59 

Published for Women Students 

of the 

University of Maryland 

Edited by Sue Furber 



CONTENTS 



AWS Information 5 

Academic Board 6 

Committee Chairmen, AWS 8 

Deans of Women 7 

Dormitory Council 6 

Dormitory Government 6 

Dormitory Presidents 6 

Executive Council, AWS 8 

Judicial Board 5 

Sorority Council 7 

Sorority House Presidents 7 

Sorority Residence Government 7 

Chart of Dormitory Hours 16 

Closing Hours 14 

Fire Drills 27 

General Regulations 27 

Lateness 14 

Leaves 18 

Maryland and You 9 

"Our Traditional Norm" 31 

Overnight Guests 23 

Quiet Hours 22 

Signing Out and In 12 

Social Events at Men's Residences 24 

Special Sign Outs 13 

Standards of Dress 26 

Visitors 23 

Welcome 3 



WELCOME! 



Welcome to the University of Maryland! May your 
future, here, be a worthwhile and a happy one. Each 
of you will encounter many new experiences and 
will be confronted with countless decisions. Remem- 
ber that every experience is yours to claim, as you 
desire, and each decision is ultimately your own, as 
you feel best. This is your privilege and your chal- 
lenge! 

You are now a member of AWS — Associated 
Women Students. We are all anxious to meet you 
and to interest you in working with us. Our com- 
mon goal concerns women of the University of 
Maryland in relation to their academic life, culture, 
social activities, standards, and extra-curricular ac- 
tivities on campus. By doing our small part in these 
fields, we feel that life at the University of Maryland 
will be just a little richer for it. Won't you join 
with us? 

May God speed you to and throughout your new 
challenges at the University of Maryland. 

Alice Heisler 

AWS President 



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AWS 



The Associated Women Students is you. Every 
woman at Maryland is a member of AWS, the gov- 
erning body for women students. AWS sets up and 
enforces standards of conduct and residence rules, 
sponsors cultural and social activities, and coordi- 
nates the women's activities on campus. 

AWS work is carried out through committees. 
This is where you can take an active part by apply- 
ing your talents on committees such as Cultural, 
Academic, Social, Dormitory Big Sister, Publicity, 
and Publications. 

The Christmas Pageant, Bridal Fair, Orphans' 
Party, and Summer Job Forum will need you. Any- 
one interested in working on these committees may 
secure an application blank from Alice Heisler, AWS 
President, from the Dean of Women's office, or 
room 113 in the Student Union Building. 

The Executive Council 

The Executive Council, as the administrative body 
of AWS, discusses and acts upon problems affecting 
the welfare of women students. 



The Judicial Board 

Campus Judicial Board has jurisdiction over all 
violations of women's regulations, hears more seri- 
ous cases referred to them by the residence judicial 
boards, coordinates judicial policy in all residences, 
and acts as an appeals board. Extreme violations 
of University rules and those which need immediate 
consideration are referred to the Dean of Women. 



The Academic Board 

The Academic Board's purposes are to encourage 
good scholarship and to improve faculty-student re- 
lations. The Board sponsors the Dormitory Scholar- 
ship Cup, which is given to the dormitory with the 
highest scholastic average. Aiding freshmen to 
adapt to college studies, handling of tutoring ar- 
rangements in women's residences, and publicizing 
job placement forums are ways in which the Board 
carries out its purposes. 

Dormitory Government 

Each dorm has a council consisting of a president, 
vice president, secretary, treasurer, and committee 
chairmen plus four class representatives. The House 
Director is the council advisor. 

These councils, as the administrative bodies, super- 
vise conduct and scholarship within each dormitory 
and promote extra-curricular activities. 

The officers are elected in the spring. The chair- 
men and members of the committees are appointed 
by a committee composed of the new officers, the 
incoming and retiring presidents, and the House 
Director, from applications entered by interested 
students. 

Dormitory Council 

The Dormitory Council, as the liaison between 
dormitories and the Executive Council, discusses and 
acts upon all proposed changes in rules affecting 
dormitories, helps to formulate dormitory policies 
and develop an interesting dormitory program. 

Dormitory Presidents 

Anne Arundel Hall Iris Kern 

Caroline Hall Kay Fabrick 

Carroll Hall Shirley Twigg 

Queen Anne's Hall Sandra Ratzel 

Somerset Hall Harriet Husted 

St. Mary's Hall Sally Ann Dailey 

Wicomico Hall Barbara Grimes 

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Sorority Residence Government 

Each sorority house has a judicial board composed 
of sorority president, house president. House Direc- 
tor, and any others deemed necessary. 

Sorority Council 

The Sorority Council, as the liaison with the Ex- 
ecutive Council, discusses and acts upon proposals 
and problems of the sorority houses. 

Sorority House Presidents 

Alpha Chi Omega Elsa Carlson 

Alpha Gamma Delta Charlene Lamb 

Alpha Delta Pi June Scott 

Alpha Epsilon Phi Harriet Melnicoff 

Alpha Omicron Pi Victoria Clark 

Alpha Xi Delta Mary Anderson 

Delta Delta Delta Janet Johnson 

Delta Gamma Rosemary Kirby 

Gamma Phi Beta Sharon Taff 

Kappa Alpha Theta Joan Allender 

Kappa Delta Mary Joan Atkinson 

Kappa Kappa Gamma Connie Cornell 

Phi Sigma Sigma Sandra Bukowitz 

Pi Beta Phi Elizabeth Carey 

Sigma Delta Tau Marcia Renbaum 

Sigma Kappa Joan Ludewig 

Deans of Women 

Miss Adele Stamp is the Dean of Women. As- 
sociate Dean M. Margaret Jameson supervises 
women's residences. Job placement and counseling 
are handled by Assistant Dean Marian Johnson. 
The advisor to the AWS Executive. Dormitory. Sor- 
ority Councils, the Campus Judicial Board, and over- 
all advisor to residence councils is Assistant Dean 
Julia Billings. Assistant Dean Eileen McCormick 
handles social activities on campus and serves as 
advisor to the Panhellenic Council and the AWS 
Social Committee. 



AWS Executive Council 

President Alice Heisler 

First Vice-President Pat Hensley 

Second Vice-President Pat Crane 

Secretary Martha Tatum 

Treasurer Anne Riley 

Judicial Board Chairman Pat Boyles 

Academic Board Chairman Connie Cornell 

Sr. Class Rep Margaret Duncan 

Jr. Class Rep Patsy Kanner 

Soph. Class Rep. Sue Laffan 

Day Dodger Rep. Betty Thot 

Panhellenic Rep Jean Kane 

AWS C®nii!?iiffee Chairnien 

Bridal Fair Betty Conklin 

Christmas Pageant Mary Graeves 

Constitution Ann Lusby 

Cultural Evelyn Laupheimer 

Daydodger Big Sister Carole Broumas 

Dormitory Big Sister Dorothy West 

Elections Irma Dennison 

Freshmen Counseling Ina Segal 

House Director's Reception Three Class Rep. 

Information Please Sue Furber 

Orphans' Party Olivia Scaggs 

Publicity — Art f^M-HM.jHl.: Toni Hoover 

Publicity — DBK .../4i.U*....*..*«.T.«j*....T.# June Walker 

Social Chairman Gail Kissling 

Summer Job Forum Alicia Derderian 

Advisor Miss Julia Billings 






MARYLAND AND YOU 

Welcome to the Maryland Campus. It is all yours 
now. 

Studies 

First of all, the University is a community of 
learning. Much of your time will be devoted to aca- 
demic development. A weekly study schedule that 
allows time, in addition to classes and studying, for 
meals, relaxation, plenty of sleep, exercise, recrea- 
tion, and campus activities is a must. 

Smiles 

Maryland students come from all over the world. 
Be interested and share experiences with those 
around you. Learn names of all your classmates 
soon. Wear your orientation hat and name card; 
they will help you get acquainted! 

Activities 

There are activities for every interest and talent. 
A wise freshman partakes sparingly of these activi- 
ties the first semester as she adjusts to college liv- 
ing. It is best to do a few things well. 

Religion 

An important aspect of college life is a faith to 
live by and a belief in God. Our chapel on campus 
is available for students of all denominations. On 
Sunday, Catholic masses are held at 8:00, 9:30, and 
12:30. An interdenominational Protestant service is 
held at 11:00. In addition to the chapel, there are 
numerous churches in the College Park area. Ber- 
wyn Baptist, 8800 48th Ave. — St. Andrew's Episcopal, 
College Ave. — Hope Evangelical Lutheran, Guilford 
Dr. and Knox Rd.— University Methodist, 3621 
Campus Dr. — Berwyn Presbyterian, Potomac Ave. 
and Quebec — St. Jerome's Catholic, 43rd and Gallton, 
Hyattsville. 

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Group Living 

Dormitory life is fun, but 
large group living calls for ex- 
tra consideration of others. One 
of your first and most impor- 
tant friends is your roommate. 
Respect her ideas and she'll re- 
turn your cooperation with true 
friendship. The walls are also 
very thin. Gossip and loud con- 
versations carry far. 

Big Sisters 

Your big sister in the dorm 
can be a helping hand. Do not 
hesitate to confide in her and 
ask her advice. She can be of 
invaluable assistance, particu- 
larly during orientation, regis- 
tration, and the first hectic days 
of classes. 

Freshmen Counselors 

The student counselors in 
your dorm have been trained 
to help you with some of the 
more baffling little problems 
that often turn up. Whether it's 
dates or grades, or what to do 
in general, you will find them 
sympathetic listeners. With 
someone to talk with, your 
problem is half gone! 

Social Graces 

rvlost of you know what to do 
and when to do it. so just a few 
special words of college eti- 
quette advice. Stand up when- 
ever a dean, housemother, or 
older woman enters the room, 
especially a guest. Always in- 
troduce your guests to the 
housemother. Avoid chewing 



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gum in public, smokiiig while walking across cam- 
pus, public displays of affection, and embarrassment 
for yourself and others by your conduct in the Din- 
ing Hall and at parties. 
Clothes 

A limited, moderate, but adjustable wardrobe with 
an emphasis on casual clothes will be the most use- 
ful. Classes, warm weather . . . cottons. Classes, 
colder weather . . . blouses, sweaters, skirts. Coats 
. . . light jacket, winter coat, raincoat, boots. 
Football games . . . heels and hose, tailored suits or 
dresses. Parties . . . wool and crepe dresses, heels 
and hose. Teas . . . afternoon dresses, hats, gloves. 
Special dates . , . cocktail dresses. Formal dances 
. . . gowns, long or short. 

Dorm Facilities 

Dormitory rooms contain 
beds, desks, straight chairs, 
one lamp, dressers, and usu- 
ally one closet. Sheets and 
towels can be rented for $26 
a year from a laundry ser- 
vice. These are changed once 
a week. You will need your 
own blankets and pillow. 
Dormitories have washing 
machines, dryers, and iron- 
ing boards. You will need to 
supply your own irons. 
Sheets can not be laundered 
in the washing machines. 

Automobiles 

Due to inadequate parking 
facilities, it would be advis- 
able not to bring a car on 
campus, unless it is a physi- 
cal or financial necessity. All 
cars must be registered with 
the University and stickers 
properly displayed, even if 
the cars are used infrequent- 
ly. It is important to park 
in your designated parking 
area as tickets for illegal 
parking are very high. 




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official A W S rules 



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 including 
the University buildings and grounds, sorority 
and fraternity houses, and the College Park 
commercial district. 

C. Procedure: 

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 offi- 
cial dormitory clock). 

b. Expected return (usually 10:30 p. m. or 
12:45 a.m.). 

c. Destination (address and telephone, if 
known). 

d. With whom and how (indicate last 
name). 

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 over- 
night. 



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c. Tab at middle indicates that the student 
will return before closing hour that eve- 
ning. 









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Each woman is on her honor to sign out cor- 
rectly, to obey the University and state regu- 
lations which apply to conduct even if signed 
out for the weekend, and to behave with con- 
sideration and politeness wherever she may 
be. It is essential to know where she is in 
case of emergency. 



SPECIAL SIGN OUTS 

A. Phoning In and Leaving Late: See chart on 
pages 16 and 17 in column Latest time one 
can sign out. 

B. Illness: In case of illness or serious family 
emergency be sure to see the House Director. 
Sign out for an indefinite time. Bring back a 
note from parents or doctor to your House 
Director and instructors. 



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CLOSING HOURS 

A. 

When the front door 
is locked the residence 
is officially closed. (See 
Chart pages 16 and 

17.) 

B. Return after closing 
hours: In emergency 
cases when delayed or 
unable to return be- 
fore the residence 
closing hour, a stu- 
dent must call her di- 
rector, (in sorority 
houses, the House Director, manager or president 
may be called.) The campus police must also be noti- 
fied. After 10:30 p. m. all calls to the University go 
through the campus police. If a student does not 
return to the dormitory, her parents and the campus 
police are notified; a call will help to avoid much 
worry and confusion. 




LATENESS 

A. Definition: A student who returns to her resi- 
dence after the expected time of return that 
she has recorded on her card is considered 
late. Note: Sign out for the latest possible 
time. (If you have late minutes you may use 
them up to 10:40 p. m.) 

B. Procedures: All latenesses of less than thirty 
minutes are reported by the girl herself or by 
the desk worker to the residence judicial 
board. All unexcused latenesses of more than 
thirty minutes are referred by them to the 
campus judicial board. 



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C. Penalties: 

1. Penalties vary with circumstances but gen- 
erally consist of revoking 10:30's or late 
leaves, assigning approved odd jobs in the 
residence, or "campusing". 

2. A "campus" may be defined as: 

a. Residence Campus — confinement to resi- 
dence after 7 p. m. with no callers per- 
mitted. 

b. Room Campus — confinement to residence 
room after 7 p. m. with no phone calls 
or visitors permitted. 

c. Sign-in Campus — student signs in hourly 
all day when not in class and is confined 
to room after 7 p. m. 

3. Judicial Board must be attended before all 
other meetings. 

D. Accumulated Latenesses: 

1. Each woman student is granted the privi- 
lege of ten accumulated late minutes for 
each semester. A woman student may not 
be late more than three times even if this 
totals less than ten minutes. 

2. If a student has accumulated more than 
ten late minutes or has had more than 
three latenesses, an automatic Saturday 
night campus will be given which must be 
taken the Saturday after the lateness. 

3. When latenesses total fifteen to thirty min- 
utes, there will be an automatic Saturday 
night campus, plus whatever penalty the 
residence judicial board decides upon. 

4. If a student has been late more than five 
times, the residence judicial board must 
refer her case to the campus judicial board. 



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Monday Tuei 



Earliest one can leave the residence. 


6 a. m. 


6 a. 


Latest time one can sign out, 
or change a sign out. 


Before 
10:00 p.m. 


10:30 I 


Dormitory is closed. 


10:00 p.m. 


12:45 £ 


Quiet Hours. 


1 


Men's Calling Hours 
Dormitories 


12 noon 

to 
9:45 p.m. 


12 no 

to 

10 p. 


Sororities 


1 day 

1 day 

2 days 


Recreation Room Calling Hours 
(According to your Residence) 


Begin no 
End no 1 


Calling hours in Fraternities. 


none 


non 



* Officially registered parties only. 
= * Only when house mother is present and has given her per 



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Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday 



6 a.m. 


6 a. m. 


6 a.m. 


6 a.m. 


6 a.m. 


10:30 p.m. 


10:30 p. m. 


12 midnight 


10:45 p.m. 


12:45 a.m. 


12:45 a.m. 


1:00 a. m. 


1:00 a.m. 


12:45 a.m. 













p.m. to 10:00 p.m. 
p. m. to 11:30 a. m. 
p. m. to 4:30 p. m. 


11:00 p. m 


. to 12 n. 
11:00 p. n^ 


I. to 12 n. 
10:45 to 
Mon. 


12 noon 

to 
10 p. m. 


12 noon 

to 
10 p. m. 


12 noon 

to 

12:45 a.m. 


12 noon 

to 

12:45 a.m. 


9 a.m. 

to 

10:30 p.m. 


m. to 10 p. m. 
m. to 8 p. m. 
sed. 


12 noon 

to 

12:45 a.m. 


12 noon 

to 

12:45 a.m. 


12 noon 

to 

10:30 p.m. 


lier than 1 p. m. 
than 9:30 p.m. 


1:00 p.m. 

to 
12:00 a.m. 


1:00 p.m. 

to 
12:00 a.m. 


1:00 p.m. 

to 
10:00 p.m. 


none 


none 


**4:30p.m. 

7 p. m. 

(until 

12:30 a.m.*) 


**1 p.m. to 
to 7 p.m. 
(until 12 

midnight*) 


**2:30p.m. 
to 7 p. m. 



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LEAVES 

A. General Leaves: 

1. Closed night — All women students must be 
in their residences by 10 p. m. on Monday 
nights. No overnight leaves are allowed. 

2. Weekday Leaves 

a. All upperclassmen have unlimited 10:30 
p. m. leaves on Tuesday, Wednesday, and 
Thursday. 

b. Freshmen: 

1.) A freshman is allowed two 10:30 
p. m. leaves each week Monday thru 
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 
averages their first semester are 
granted unlimited 10:30 p.m. leaves 
during the second semester (except 
on Mondays). 

5.) Dates in the lobby or recreation 
room after 8 p.m. count as 10:30 
leaves for freshmen, who must sign 
out. 

3. Weekend Leaves 

a. Friday and Saturday — All women stu- 
dents may stay out until closing hour. 
(See chart, pages 16 to 17.) 

b. Sunday — All women students may stay 
out until 10:45. Sunday overnights are 
free. 

B. Late Leaves: 

1. Definition: A "late leave" permits a student 

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to remain out of the residence after 10:30 
p. m. but no later than 12:45 a. m. unless 
she is staying away overnight. (See Chart, 
pages 16 and 17.) 

2. Late Leaves by Classification: 

a. In addition to 10:30 p. m. leaves, late 
leaves are granted according to a stu- 
dent's academic classification as listed in 
the Student Directory, provided the 
student has at least a 2.0 average. 
'Physical education and hygiene credits 
are not included.) 

ACADEIVnC STANDING LATE LEA\^S 

Freshmen — less than 28 credits 5 per semester 

Sophomores— 28 credits 9 per semester 

Juniors — 58 credits 14 per semester 

Seniors— 88 credits Unlimited 

A senior with less than a 2.0 average will have 14 
late leaves per semester, a junior will have 9 per 
semester, a sophomore, 5 per semester. 

3. Appeal: Appeal may be made to the Aca- 
demic Board or the Dean of Women's 
Office for special circumstances. 

4. Transfer vStudents: Transfer students use 
the academic classification of their pre- 
vious school until they are officially classi- 
fied at this University. 

C. Overnight, Weekend, and Holiday Leaves: 

1. Permission Forms: Overnight leaves are 
granted only when the "Parents' Authori- 
zation Form" has been signed by a woman 
student's parents and returned to the Dean 
of Women's Office. 

2. Weekday overnights: Overnight leaves may 
be taken any night Tuesday through Thurs- 
day but not on a closed night. Each vveek- 



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day overnight is considered a 12:45 late leave. This 
includes visits to sorority houses. 

3. Weekend Leaves: Weekend leaves may ex- 
tend from Friday after the last class until 
Monday before the first class. They are 
not considered late leaves unless a student 
returns to her residence on Sunday night 
after 10:45 p. m. 

4. Holiday Leaves: All women have free late 
leaves on the nights preceding one-day 
holidays and on the nights closing all vaca- 
tion periods. 



D. 



Special Leaves 

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 the night before, be- 
fore the closing hour. 

2. Leaves for University functions: 

a. All women students are granted 
special leaves of 15 minutes 
after the end of the following 
functions. (Sign out: "Special 
Leave.") 

1.) Aqualiners Water Show 
2.) Band and University Orches- 
tra Concerts 
3.) Gymkana Show 
4.) Harmony Hall 
5.) Interfraternity Sing 
6.) Modern Dance Concert 
7.) University Theater Plays in 
Central Auditorium. 




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8.) Suburban Symphony Concerts (free 
10:30's for freshmen.) 

9.) AWS Christmas Pageant and Chapel 
Choir Concert (free 10:30's for fresh- 
men.) 
10.) SGA cultural events (free 10:30's for 
freshmen.) 

b. These are considered 10:30's for fresh- 
men with the three exceptions noted 
above. 

c. Reminder: If a student comes in after 
10:30 and is not signed out "Special 
Leave," this counts as a 12:45. 

3. Basketball games: 

a. 10:15 p. m. leaves are granted for Mon- 
day night basketball games only if the 
game should extend past 10:00. 

b. This is considered a 10:30 leave for 
freshmen. 

4. Off-Campus cultural activities: Free late 
leaves may be granted for attendance at 
off-campus cultural activities (i.e. sym- 
phonies, plays) approved by the AWS Ex- 
ecutive Council, if the student presents her 
ticket stub to her House Director. Func- 
tions at Constitution Hall, National Thea- 
ter, and Arena Stage come in this category. 

5. Special Permissions: 

a. Late leaves for extra curricular activi- 
ties, personal necessity or exceptions not 
covered by these regulations can be 
secured through Miss Billings' office. 

b. Special late leaves are granted only to 
students with a 2.0 overall average. 

c. The list for special free late leaves 
should be taken to Miss Billings at least 
three days in advance. Free late leaves 
are not retroactive. 



E. Registration Week: 



1, The residences close early (no late leaves) 
until regular hours begin. (Special notices 
will be sent.) 

2. Students who wish to go home during this 
week may do so without using late leaves. 



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 con- 
versations low. 

2. Radios and phono- 
graphs must be 
turned down so as 
not to be heard in 
adjacent rooms. 
They should not be 
played at all after 
12 midnight. 

3. Typewriters should 
not be used in sleep- 
ing quarters be- 
tween 12 midnight 
and 8 a. m. 

4. Students may not 
play the piano during quiet hours. 

5. All other unnecessary noise is prohibited. 

6. For times see chart on pages 16 and 17. 




^v'^t hours will be enforced by the residence 
judicial board and executive council. 



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VrSITORS 

A. 



B. 



c. 



Calling hours for men in dormitory lobbies 
and sorority houses are on chart on pages 16 
to 17. 

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 
House Director. 

Men callers in the recreational rooms and 
lobbies after 8 p. m. count as 10:30's for fresh- 
men, who must sign out. 



OVERNIGHT GUESTS 

A. Time: 

1. Guests may be invited on weekends or on 
a night before a holiday with permission 
from the House Director twenty-four hours 
in advance. 

2. Day students may stay occasionally for 
some University function, if there is a 
space available for them, by permission of 
the House Director. 

B. Procedure: 

1. Resident secures guest card from House 
Director and returns it filled out together 
with guest fee 24 hours prior to the guest's 
arrival. 

2. Guest fee: 

a. The guest fee is fifty cents per night 
(one dollar if dormitory linens are used.) 



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D. 



b. No guest fee is charged if the guest is a 

resident of another campus dormitory. 

3. When the guest arrives, the hostess must 

introduce her to the House Director and 

show her how to sign in and out. 

Regulations: 

1. Hostess must be in residence during a 
guest's stay. 

2. The guest will be allowed the same leave 
permission 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 in- 
fractions of the rules committed by her 
guest. 

Arrangements for guests who stay more 
than a few days must be made through the 
Dean of Womens office. 

Guest privileges apply only to personal friends 

and relatives. 



SOCIAL EVENTS AT 
MEN'S RESIDENCES 

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 
Social Calendar. 



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B. Visiting Hours at Fraternity Houses: 

1. The housemother or an approved chaper- 
one 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 the house mother. 

2. A woman (whether a student or not), es- 
corted by a member, may go to a fraternity 
house at the times listed on the chart on 
pages 16 and 17 provided arrangements 
have been made in advance with the house 
mother. These arrangements must not op- 
erate so as to restrict the house mother 
completely on weekends. 

3. Women are permitted to go to fraternity 
houses for the purpose of attending regis- 
tered social events. See chart pages 16 
and 17. Desserts on week nights may last 
until 8 p. m. 

4. Women students may not go to fraternity 
houses during intermission when attending 
campus dances. 

5. Close relatives of fraternity members and 
their v/ives may come to a fraternity house 
for a social visit, which may include lunch 
or dinner, provided that they do not re- 
main during study hours which begin at 
1:30 p. m. and at 7:30 p. m. 

C. Women Visitors in Men's Residences: 
Women are not permitted to visit the men's 
dormitories or rooms except at special regis- 
tered parties in the recreation room or living 
room. Parents and relatives desiring to visit 
residents of the dormitories should call at the 
dormitory office. 



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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 or on courts where active 
sports are being played. 

2. The above attire must be covered by a long 
coat or skirt, when en route to physical 
education classes, and may not be worn in 
the College Park shopping center. 



B. In Residences: 

1. No active sports apparel may be worn in 
lobbies or reception rooms during men's 
visiting hours. 

2. Bermuda shorts and tailored slacks may be 
worn in the recreation room if the Execu- 
tiv^e Council approves. 



C. Sunbathing: 

1. Sunbathing is allowed only in areas set 
aside for this purpose by the Dean's office. 
(Special notices are sent.) 

2. Dress is in keeping with the usual stand- 
ards of good taste. 



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FIRE DRILLS 



A. Time: The student fire marshall and House 
Director of each residence will be responsible 
for scheduling and directing one fire drill a 
month. 



B. Procedure 
when fire 
alarm rings: 

Immediately: 

1. Leave light on. 

2. Leave door open 

3. Put on long coats 
and outdoor 
shoes. 

4. Walk quickly 
and quietly to 
assigned exit for 
roll call and re- 
turn when signal 
is given. 



GENERAL 
REGULATIONS 




A. Entrances & Exits of Residences: All doors 
except front doors must be kept locked from 
sundown (but no later than 8 p. m.) until 
8 a. m. 



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B. Reception Halls and Lobbies of Resi- 
dences: 

1. Studying — Women students may study in 
the lobby after 12:45 a. m. with the con- 
sent of the House Director. Smoking rules 
will be observed and the room must be 
kept tidy or the privilege will be with- 
drawn. 

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 re- 
sponsible for the conduct of her guests. 

C. Smoking Regulations: 

1. Smoking is permitted anywhere in the resi- 
dence except in the lobby. 

2. Smoking is prohibited while walking across 
campus. 

D. Pets: 

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 be- 
fore 8 a. m. or after 10 p. m. on Mondays 
or after 10:30 p. m. on other week nights 
and 11:00 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 from the dormitory extension phones 
to other campus extensions may not be 
made after 4 p. m. 



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F. House and Room Regulations: 

1. Beds are made and rooms in order by 10:00 
a. m. for room inspection by the House 
Director, 

2. House Rules: 

a. A dormitory House Committee with the 
House Director may set up house rules 
and enforce those required by the Uni- 
versity. These are safety and health 
regulations for the most part, for ex- 
ample: 

1. Food and dishes may not be taken 
from the Dining Hall. 

2. Coke bottles must be returned to the 
cases provided for this purpose. 

3. The only electrical appliances allowed 
in rooms are fans, hair dryers, elec- 
tric clocks, radios, and phonographs. 

4. After dark, when lights are on, shades 
must be drawn. 

5. The dormitory is not a tenement 
house! Calling or talking from win- 
dows is taboo. 

6. Food may not be kept on window 
sills. 

7. Food in rooms must be kept in metal 
containers with tight covers. 

G. Safety 

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. 



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3. A woman student who leaves her residence 
hall after closing hours is liable to suspen- 
sion from the University by administrative 
action. 

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 recognized by the University as 
a student organization. 

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 unlawful 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 be- 
tween 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 purpose of 
obtaining or consuming food, unless ac- 
companied by a parent or guardian; 

3.) to purchase alcoholic beverages or misrep- 
resent his age to obtain alcoholic bever- 
ages or to have them on or about his 
person. 



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Our 

"Traditional 

Norm" 



"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 behav- 
ing, 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 "traditional norm" which 
for us is a kindly, gracious way of living. No set of 
rules 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 per- 
son, and who believes that poise, generosity, gentle- 
ness, 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 Mary- 
land will be a challenge to your intellect and an op- 
portunity to grow in wisdom and charm. The best 
of luck to you all! 

Julia Billings 

Associated Women Students Advisor 



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