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AWS EXECUTIVE COUNCIL
Second vice president
Judicial Board chairman
Academic Board chairman
Mary Ann Putcakulish
To be appointed
To be appointed
To be appointed
To be elected in fall
On behalf of the Associated Women Students, it is my
pleasure and privilege to welcome all of you to the 1963-1964
year at the University of Maryland. May I say you are very
fortunate, for you have a wealth of experiences ahead of you.
AWS is an organization composed of every woman on
campus. In this capacity it encompasses all phases of campus
life and therefore is of utmost importance to the planning and
execution of policies concerning the woman student. AWS
has programs and activities to offer ranging from the social
and academic to the political and judicial spheres. The oppor-
tunity for your participation is free for the asking.
AWS is here to assist you, to lead you, and to guide you
toward the ultimate realization and fulfillment of your high-
est collegiate goals. Through AWS programs, with your
participation and support, we hope to build more mature,
self-confident, and well-rounded college women of today with
the character, leadership, and citizenship to serve them in the
The Information Please committee would like to express its thanks
to the following for their help in the presentation of this handbook —
Miss Julia Billings, Assistant Dean of Women, the Dean of Women's
Office, Mr. Jay Graham, Miss Ethel Kessler, Midway Florists, Miss
Patricia Pallister, and Mr. Paul Thomas.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
AWS EXECUTIVE COUNCIL 2
AWS IS YOU 6
AWS ORGANIZATION 7
SPECIAL EVENTS 8
LOOKING AROUND 12
WHAT TO WEAR WHEN - 13
OFFICIAL AWS RULES 14
Signing Out 14
Daily Sign-out - 14
Overnight Sign-out -.. 14
Signing In --... - 14
Expected Return - 14
Women's Closing Hours ..--. .--- - 14
Changing a Sign-out - - - 14
Closed Night - - 15
12 O'clock Late Leaves and Weekday Overnights -— 15
Weekend and Holiday Leaves - 16
Quiet Hours - - 16
Sportswear - 16
GENERAL UNIVERSITY REGULATIONS
Early Morning Leaves -.- -- - - 17
Special Late Leaves -- 17
Organization Special Late Leaves ..-. - 18
Men's Calling Hours ..-- - 18
Visiting Men's Residences _..-- -- 18
Visiting a Fraternity - 18
Guests -. - --- - 19
Weekend Sign-out for Dorm Girl at Sorority 19
Fire Drills - - 19
Sun Bathing - - 19
Residence Doors ....- 19
Reception Lobbies - ---- 19
Telephones - 20
Room Inspection 20
Pets . - 20
Alcoholic Beverages - 20
HOURS CHART 21
A GLIMPSE OF YOUR FUTURE - .- 22
HOUSE PRESIDENTS AND AWS COMMITTEE CHAIRMEN 24
AW^S IS YOU
When you first
come to the Univer-
sity of Maryland.
you are most hkely
new and different
academic and so-
cial: and, because
of the size of the
student body and of
the campus, you
may feel somewhat
removed from many
A\"\'S is your or-
ganization to help
you belong to the
campus. AWS is
YOU — it is all the
here at Maryland.
Through AWS you
can participate in various activities and have a chance to meet many
college women on this campus and on others. You can develop and exert
leadership ability and have the opportunity to govern yourself through
the AWS judicial boards.
The purpose of this booklet is to introduce you to AWS. Information
Please attempts to let you know just what AWS does on this campus
and how you can participate in its activities.
THE ORGAXIZATIOX OF AWS is based upon election and appoint-
ment. The president and executi\"e council are elected from and by the
entire body of women students. On the residence level, executive coun-
cils are elected by the girls in each dormitory. The standing committees
and chairmanships of special programs are appointed ofhces and are
staffed entirely by interested women students.
When positions are available for these appointed offices, advertise-
ments are placed in the Diamondback, the school newspaper. You may
pick up an application in the Student Union, in the Dean of Woman's
office in the North Administration Building, or in your residence hall.
You may also find out more information by contacting one of the many
girls already active in AWS; she can tell what to do and whom to see.
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The programs of AWS are numerous and varied. They offer many
opportunities for leadership, participation, and enjoyment. If you are
interested in working on any program, please contact the chairman.
BIG SISTER PROGRAM AND FRESHMAN COUNSELOR PROGRAM
An extra helping hand is extended by specially assigned upperclass-
men to all freshmen and transfer students who enter Maryland. The
dilemmas of a new school are explained so that all students may become
acquainted with the problems and privileges of a large university.
Whether you are a dorm-dweller or a commuter, the academic and social
information available is definitely beneficial. During Orientation Week,
Big Sister dinners and coke dates are arranged to help everyone to meet
Chairmen: Commuters — Janet Bode, Delta Gamma
Dormitories — Ruth Rathgeber, Montgomery West
With the arrival of mistletoe, holly, and snowflakes, AWS and Sigma
Alpha Epsilon fraternity turn thoughts toward the more spiritual side
of Christmas with their programs of carols, excerpts from religious
works, and reading selections. Following the tableau of the Christmas
story and the benediction, students from all dormitories, sororities, and
fraternities go caroling throughout the campus, ending their singing
at President Elkins' home.
Chairman: to be appointed
HOUSE DIRECTORS' RECEPTION
"Getting to know you" might well be the theme of this AWS affair.
To promote more friendly relationships with the new and old house
directors, a gathering, such as a tea or card party, is sponsored each
year so that these "school-year mothers" may become better acquainted
Chairman: to be appointed
Thoughts of orange blossoms and June weddings take precedence
over campus life in the spring when nationally known companies, in
conjunction with AWS, present displays of household goods and per-
sonal products — all appropriate for the soon-to-be bride. Trousseau
fashions, china, crystal, silver, kitchen ware, and other items are ar-
ranged in special booths for the interest of all.
Chairmen; Judy Favier, Delta, Delta, Delta
Jean DeGaston, Kappa Alpha Theta
Returning to the days "when we were a couple of kids," students
relive the carefree memories of their younger days while treating one
of the area's orphanages to a special party or outing with favors, re-
freshments, and games. In union with Panhellenic Council, sororities,
and dormitories, AWS makes special arrangements so that this event
will be a day to be remembered by all the children.
Chairman: Marcia Sibley, Alpha Chi Omega
For information about programs for which chairmen have not yet
been appointed, contact Claudia Miller, AWS president, Delta, Delta,
Orphans' Party — 1963
Mortar Board 1963-64
Girls who have made outstanding contributions in some phase of Uni-
versity life are honored and recognized for their achievements by being
tapped by one or more of the following honoraries. These honoraries
recognize scholastic, social, leadership, and service accomphshments by
women in all four classes. With the exception of Phi Kappa Phi, all are
solely for women.
ALPHA LAMBDA DELTA
Alpha Lambda Delta offers an incentive to all freshman girls to main-
tain a high scholastic average. This group, composed of girls with a
3.5 average for their first semester or a 3.5 cumulative average for their
first year, sponsors a lecture series on campus and offers the only free
tutoring service for freshmen with the freshmen men's honorary. At
their annual spring banquet, this honorary installs its new pledges.
Just a year old this past spring, Diadem honors outstanding junior
women who have contributed to the University through scholarship
and extracurricular activities. Sophomore women are tapped in the
spring at the AWS Diadem Convocation. Diadem sponsors many events
throughout the year, but their major services include ushering at school
events and leading various groups which visit the University on tours.
PHI KAPPA PHI
Dedicated to the maintenance of unity and democracy in education,
this group is composed of seniors in the upper 10 St of their class and
from all schools of the University. Each year at the spring banquet
the graduating senior with the highest average receives a scholarship
from this honorary.
Sorority women with records of outstanding leadership and service
to their sororities are eligible for membership in Diamond. Each sor-
ority may have three active junior or senior members. Tapping is held
each year at Harmony Hall and Interfraternity Sing. The members of
this honorary serve as hostesses at various campus events.
Excellence is the requirement for membership in Mortar Board, the
highest honor for a Maryland coed. Excellence in scholarship, leader-
ship, and service is recognized when eligible juniors are tapped at the
annual SGA Convention in the spring. Mortar Board sponsors the "Mum
Sale" during Homecoming weekend, entertains freshmen women with
a 3.0 average or above at a "Smarty Party," and sponsors a "Last Lec-
Mortar Board Mum Sale
Maryland's campus is
big and its size is enough
to scare any brave coed.
But don't let it get you
down. Since the campus
is as big as it is, there
is a lot which you can
enjoy. Here's a quick
Each semester the Na-
tional Symphony p e r-
forms on campus. Folk
singing has become quite
a craze on college cam-
puses, and Maryland has
taken to hootenannies.
Anyone with an urge to
sing or listen or with an
instrument to pluck is
welcome. On the more
serious side, the music
presents musical recitals
which anyone may at-
tend. The English department offers a series of lectures concerning
various aspects of literature. These lectures, delivered by members of
the department who are specialists in their field, prove to be stimulating
You name it and the Student Union's probably got it! Five nights
a week the Student Union features movies-old and new. A brand new
bowling alley is waiting for student use. You can usually find one lec-
ture in a series covering a wide range of topics. Finally, a record hop
is held almost every week in the ballroom.
The big events of the year are always eagerly awaited and you'll find
them worth waiting for. The four class proms offer a night of escape
into a land of paper decorations, soft lights, and multiple forms of enter-
tainment. SGA cultural events entertain the student body periodically
throughout the year. Ferrante and Teicher and Miriam Makeba were
among the guest artists this past year. The Canadian Ballet will be one
performing group this coming year.
If you're ambitious and like to get into the thick of activities, Mary-
land's the place to do it. Committee memberships on the SGA, AWS,
or in your own class are open to everyone. Notices of vacancies in these
positions are published in the Diamondback along with information
about applications. Students with a flair for writing are eagerly wel-
comed by the newspaper, yearbook, and magazine staffs. Religious
groups are very active at Maryland and sponsor many group projects
in addition to their regular weekly meetings. There is always some-
thing to keep you busy but it's not always advertised, so if you don't
see it, ask!
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OFFICIAL AWS RULES
Please read the following and become familiar with them.
SIGNING OUT: You must sign out at the reception desk whenever
you expect to be out of your residence after 8 p.m. Include your
destination, with whom you are going, your mode of transporta-
tion, your time of departure, and your expected return. SIGN
IN AND OUT YOURSELF. No one may do this for you except
your head resident, graduate assistant, or the desk receptionist
on duty. THE RESIDENCE CLOCK IS THE OFFICIAL TIME.
DAILY SIGN-OUT : If you plan to be out of your residence after 8 p.m.
but expect to return before your closing hour the same night, sign
out in the LOOSE-LEAF NOTEBOOK at the reception desk.
OVERNIGHT SIGN-OUT: If you plan to be away from your residence
overnight, sign out on your CARD at the reception desk. Indicate
the necessary information and move your tab.
SIGNING IN: Record the exact time of your return, including late
minutes, and initial your sign-in.
EXPECTED RETURN: Please indicate in this space the time you esti-
mate you will be back in your residence. Having this information
could be important in the event of an emergency or if someone
should wish to reach you for any reason. There will be no penalty
for returning later than the time you indicate as your expected
return UNLESS YOU RETURN AFTER YOUR CLOSING HOUR.
WOMEN'S CLOSING HOURS : See chart, page 21. In emergency cases,
when you are unable to return to your residence before your clos-
ing hour, you must call your head resident.
CHANGING A SIGN-OUT : The latest time you may sign out or change
your sign-out if you are returning to your residence the same
night is your usual closing hour.
The latest time you may sign out for an overnight is 11:00
p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday nights if you
are a sophomore, junior, or senior, is 10:30 p.m. on these same
nights if you are a freshman, and is 12 midnight on Friday and
Saturday nights for all women students, freshman-senior.
After leaving the dorm, you may not CHANGE your sign-out
to an overnight unless your parents call to ask that you stay at
CLOSED NIGHT: Monday night is a closed night; everyone must be
in her residence by 10 p.m. that night and cannot take an over-
night or a late leave.
12 O'CLOCK LATE LEAVES AND WEEK DAY OVERNIGHTS: A 12
O'CLOCK LATE LEAVE is a leave allowing you to remain out
of your residence after your usual closing hour but not later than
12 midnight and may be taken on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday,
or Sunday nights.
An OVERNIGHT is a leave allowing you to spend the night
away from your residence and is based on the range of permission
granted by your parents on the Parent's Authorization Form.
An overnight may be taken on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday
Late leaves and overnights are granted according to academic
Academic Standing Late Leaves Overnights
(per semester) (per semester)
Freshmen: fewer than 28 credits 3 3
Sophomores: 28 to 55 credits 6 6
Juniors: 56 to 87 credits 9 9
Seniors: 88 credits or more unlimited unlimited
Transfer Students: Transfer students use the academic classi-
fication of their previous school until they are classified at the
WEEKEND AND HOLIDAY LEAVES: All women students have un-
limited weekend overnight leaves. The weekend includes Friday,
Saturday and Sunday nights.
Also, all women have free late leaves or overnights on the
night preceding a one day holiday and on the nights closing all
LATENESS: A student who returns to her residence after her closing
hour is considered late. Each women student has 10 emergency
minutes before being penalized for lateness.
QUIET HOURS: Quiet hours have been established for the purpose of
allowing you the proper atmosphere for studying. They are in
effect all the time Monday through Friday except for the lunch
hour, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; the dinner hour, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.;
and a half hour at night, 10:00 to 10:30 p.m. or 10:30 to 11:00
p.m., if the residence executive council approves.
Saturday and Sunday quiet hours are somewhat relaxed after
noon; Sunday evening quiet hours begin at 7:30 p.m. and there
is a half hour break between 10:00 and 11:00 p.m.
SPORTSWEAR: Women students may wear Burmuda shorts or slacks
on campus except in the following locations: classroom buildings.
Student Union, dining halls. Library, Chapel, administration
buildings, residence lobbies and living rooms (except upon enter-
ing and leaving).
GENERAL UNIVERSITY REGULATIONS
EARLY MORNING LEAVES: The earliest time you can leave the
residence is 6 a.m. If a special situation arises which necessitates
your leaving the residence before 6 a.m., you must secure per-
mission from your head resident the day before you plan to leave.
SPECIAL LATE LEAVES: Special permission to return to the resi-
dence after your regular closing hours may be granted by your
head resident for the purpose of attending cultural events, such
as those held at Constitution Hall, National Theater, and Arena
Stage. Arrangements for such special late leaves must be m.ade
48 hours in advance except in cases of real emergency. Present
your ticket to your head resident before you go; or, if this is
impossible, give her your ticket stub upon returning from the
Automatic extension of closing hours will be granted for those
attending special campus events, such as the following: Aqua-
liners Water Show, Band and University Orchestra concerts, Gym-
kana Show, Harmony Hall, Interfraternity Sing, Modern Dance
Concerts AWS Christmas Pageant, SGA cultural events, and
basketball games. After the function is over, you are given 20
minutes to return to your residence. When you sign out for one
of the above functions, you should indicate your closing hour as
your expected return and write "special leave" above the expected
Everyone will be granted 2 a.m. permissions the Saturday
night of Homecoming. Everyone attending will be granted 2 a.m.
permissions the night of the Sophomore Prom, the night of the
Junior Prom, and the night of the Senior Ball.
Request for special leaves for campus events not listed should
be taken to the AWS Dormitory Council or to Miss Billings two
weeks in advance.
ORGANIZATION SPECIAL LATE LEAVES: Special late leaves for
organizations, such as University Theater and Diamondback, must
be cleared through the Dean of Women's Office. Requests should
be made at least one week in advance by the secretary or head
of the organization and a 2.0 minimum average for the previous
semester is required.
Overnight leaves, such as choir trips, are also cleared through
the Dean of Women's Office and requests should be made at least
two weeks in advance.
MEN'S CALLING HOURS : See chart, page 21. Men who call for you
at times earlier than those specified may wait for you in the lobby
at the discretion of the head resident.
Hours for gentlemen callers in the RECREATION ROOM
vary in individual residences but may begin no earlier than 1 p.m.
VISITING MEN'S RESIDENCES: Women may visit men's residences
only when attending registered, chaperoned social functions.
VISITING A FRATERNITY: See chart for hours, page 21. Women
students may attend only those functions registered on the Uni-
versity Social Calendar, which is sent to all residences by Friday
of each week.
The housemother or an approved chaperone must be present
at all times that co-eds are in the fraternity house. Before a mem-
ber may bring a co-ed into the fraternity house, he must obtain
permission from the housemother.
Desserts on week nights may last until 8 p.m.
GUESTS: A friend may spend the night in your residence on Friday
and Saturday nights if your head resident agrees and if there is
room for her. Because of similarities of interests and limited ac-
commodations, these overnight guests should be of college age
(i.e. — no younger than sixteen). There are no guest rooms in the
residences for parents or other adults. Guests must be registered
24 hours in advance. Show your guest how to sign in and out and
acquaint her with the residence customs. You are responsible for
her and her infractions.
If a girl comes to visit you for the evening, i.e. — not overnight,
she must leave the residence by the following times: Monday —
9:45 p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday — 11:30
p.m.; Friday and Saturday — 12:45 a.m.
WEEKEND SIGN-OUT FOR DORM STUDENTS VISITING SORORITY
HOUSES: Dormitory students visiting the sorority house for the
weekend must sign out on their sign-out card in the dormitory
and sign-in on a card in the sorority house. While at the sorority
house, they must use this card for signing out at all times.
Dormitory students may not spend the night at the sorority
house during the week.
FIRE DRILLS. Each residence is required to have a minimum of three
fire drills a semester. When you hear the alarm, put on a long
coat and a pair of shoes, leave your light on and your door open,
and then walk quietly to your assigned exit.
SUN-BATHING: Sun-bathing is allowed only in those areas so speci-
fied by the Dean of Women's Office. You will be notified in the
spring as to specific locations.
Sun-bathing is not permitted on sorority property except in
enclosed areas which have been approved by the Panhellenic ad-
visor. It is not permissible to sun-bathe on porches overlooking
the town streets.
RESIDENCE DOORS: All doors except the front door must be kept
locked after dark. They will remain locked until 7:30 a.m., the
earliest one can enter the residence, and may not be used until
RECEPTION LOBBIES may be used for studying after closing hours
with the head resident's consent.
TELEPHONES ARE BUSY so limit your calls to three minutes. You
may make and receive calls on campus from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. on
the hall phones. In case of an emergency which would require che
use of these phones at other times than these hours, see your
head resident or graduate assistant. All outside calls must be
made on pay phones.
ROOM INSPECTION will be made once a week by your head resident
or graduate assistant. For safety and health reasons these rules
should be followed :
1) Food and dishes must not be taken from the Dining Hall.
2) Coke bottles must be returned to the cases provided for
3) The only electrical appliances allowed in rooms are fans,
hairdryers, electric clocks, radios, and phonographs.
4) Shades must be drawn after dark when lights are on.
5) Calling or talking from windows is prohibited.
6) Food must not be kept on window sills.
7) Food kept in rooms must be kept in metal containers with
8) Only coffee, tea, or soup may be prepared in dorm kitchens,
except in the event of a dorm party. Except for dorm party food,
only milk, juice, or fruit may be kept in dorm refrigerators, and
these articles must be plainly labelled with the name of the owner,
PLEASE KEEP YOUR ROO.AI LOCKED when you are not there. This
is for your own protection.
PETS of any sort are not allowed in the residence.
ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES: Possession or use of alcoholic beverages,
including light wines or beer, is prohibited on the campus, in any
residence, or in any fraternity or sorority house.
According to ^Maryland state law it is unlawful to sell or fur-
nish any alcoholic beverages at any time to a minor (i.e. — a per-
son under 21 years of age) either for his own use or for the use
of any other person.
At the beginning of each semester, a test will be given on these rules
to all new women students in the residences.
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"Everything educates, and so?ue things educate
jjH're tJuni others. Springtime educates, for ex-
iimlAi. So do sunsets, ivinters. poems, the ocean,
plays, hooks, sounds, sitiiations. people . . . '*
The seer's crystal ball is not found in a dean's office, but I can hazard
a fair guess without it and see an exciting few years ahead for each one
of you! This guide book for freshmen, which has been worked on so
enthusiastically by girls who are looking forward to your coming, should
give you clues about the varied and wonderful life of a college woman.
We hope that it will inspire you to make the best use of the experience
of attending college which you so fortunately have been given.
Even if you use every minute of your four years to the fullest ad-
vantage, you will only have begun to learn all there is to know. The
truly educated person is always eagerly looking for new insights, deeper
knowledge, and more creative ideas; and he pursues knowledge as en-
thusiastically at seventy as he does at seventeen. Don't waste precious
time but take advantage of the wealth of learning which a large uni-
versity can offer. Become acquainted with your instructors and pro-
fessors, go to fireside chats and lectures, make time for concerts in
Ritchie Coliseum and art shows in the Student Union and plays at the
University Theater. The fabulous city of Washington is right on our
doorstep with its museums, art galleries, and theaters. Our own state
of Maryland is full of places which evoke the colorful history of colonial
Your life as a student will be independent and constantly full of
choices. It is up to you whether you spend your free hours idly,
or whether you go exploring, take a walk, play tennis, listen to music,
argue about philosophy, help to plan an activity, or read something
beautiful or controversial or provocative. Attempt to branch out into
ways which will make life constantly more enriching and rewarding.
I hope that your years in a university will help you to become in-
creasingly aware of the value of honesty and integrity, kindness and
tolerance, generosity and compassion. Enhance your life with good
friendships, interesting activites, and intelligent studying. Every day
may not be rosy, but courage, patience, and time will solve most prob-
lems, and you will find that there are many places to go for help and
We are looking forward to welcoming you as the newest members
of the University of Maryland and wish you every success. Good luck'
Assistant Dean of Women
Advisor to AWS
To be elected
Alpha Chi Omega
Alpha Delta Pi
Alpha Epsilon Phi
Alpha Gamma Delta
Alpha Omicron Pi
Alpha Xi Delta
Delta Delta Delta
Delta Phi Epsilon
Gamma Phi Beta
Kappa Alpha Theta
Kappa Kappa Gamma
Phi Sigma Sigma
Pi Beta Phi
Sigma Delta Tau
Teddie Lou Kelly
AWS COMMITTEE CHAIRMEN
To be appointed
To be appointed
Art — Judith Perlzweig
Diamondback — Sherrie Jackson