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INFORMATION PLEASE STAFF
CHAIRMAN Donna Skoglund
COMMITTEE Camilla Deira, Frances Dunkle,
Cecilia Hanna, Marilyn Miller,
Sally Reed, Diana Sklrven,
ADVISOR Miss Julia Billings
Assistant Dean of Women
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A W S EXECUTIVE COUNCIL
Senior Class Representative
Junior Class Representative
Sophomore Class Representative
Freshman Class Representative
Mortar Board President
U C A Representative
Judicial Board Chairman
Coordinator of Academic Boards
Betty Jo Mullen
To be elected in fall
A W S COMMITTEE CHAIRMEN
Social and Activities
Dormitory Big Sister Program
Day Dodger Big Sister Program
AWS Reception for Head Residents
Campus Chest Liaison
Carol Lee Foley
Sorority — Phyllis Laborwit
Dormitory — Frances Dunkle
Art — Connie Sandburg
Diamondback — Beverly Colona
Newsletter — Barbara Loveless
Betty Dunn - Mattye Messeloff
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It is my pleasure to welcome all of you to the University of
Maryland and to membership in the Associated Women Students.
AWS is your organization; it is composed of all the women
students attending the University, including dorm residents, com-
muters, and sorority women. AWS cannot exist without your con-
tinued interest and participation, and, in turn, it offers you a richer
and more fulfilling college career. The AWS is primarily concerned
with the maximum development of each individual woman student.
Learning to get along with members of our individual group and
other groups as well, assuming responsibility for self and others,
as well as representing the women students intelligently, are some
of the goals and concerns of your AWS organization.
AWS, through its varied programs, offers you a series of chal-
lenges in the fields of leadership and service. It is up to you, the
women of the University, to accept these challenges.
Through AWS the women students' interests and opinions are
expressed and formulated into policies. AWS is here for you, de-
signed for you, and is at your service. Your AWS officers are avail-
able for your suggestions and consultation. On behalf of the AWS
oflficers I would again like to welcome you to AWS, and to all
the pleasures and challenges it offers you.
AWS Officers: Sue Fraley, Betty Dunn, Jan Browning,
Mattye Messeloff, Betty Jo Mullen.
We of the Dean of Women's Office
bid you welcome.
Your main purpose in entering the
University is to acquire an education.
A great part of this you will get
in the classrooms and the Library,
from professors, books, and from one
another. It is also hoped that you
will recognize and take advantage of
the extra-curricular offerings of the
The Associated Women Students —
popularly referred to as A.W.S. — is the student government organi-
zation to which all women belong and through which, cooperatively
with the Dean of Women's Office, they establish the rules by which
they live. They also strive to create a desirable social environ-
ment and through their activities encourage leadership qualities
Though the University is large and as such may seem confusing
at times, there are a great many people here — fellow students, fac-
ulty, administrators and staff — who are personally interested in
your welfare and happiness and will be pleased to be of help if you
will let them know your concerns.
When you arrive on campus you will be given much information
to help you learn your way around our community. In addition,
regulations applicable to all students are set forth in a booklet
entitled University General and Academic Regulations. The catalog
of the College in which you register will also set forth certain re-
quirements with which you must become familiar.
Remember, this is now YOUR UNIVERSITY. If we in the Dean
of Women's Office can in any way assist you in taking advantage
of and enjoying all that is here for you, please give us the privilege
of doing so.
HELEN E. CLARKE
Dean of Women
Miss Julia Billings graduated from Wilson Col-
lege as a Latin and French major. She later
received her M.A. at Bryn Mawr College. In-
cluded in her experience is teaching at private
schools and in college. Miss Billings is the
advisor t o AWS Executive Council, Diadem,
Campus Chest Council and Alpha Lambda Delta.
She is also Social Director and Coordinator of
the Student Calendar of Events. Reading, sports,
dancing, bridge, gardening and people are a part
of her special interests.
Having graduated from Vassar College, Miss
Marian Johnson taught French in a private
school in Buffalo. She received her Master's De-
gree in Student Personnel Administration at
Columbia University and came to the University
of Maryland as Assistant Dean of Women in
1942. Serving a variety of functions, she is now
particularly interested in individual personal
problems of women students and in their voca-
tional and educational goals. Especially con-
cerned with commuter students, Miss Johnson
has personal interviews with new women student
commuters and advises the University Com-
Miss Janyce E. Notopoulos graduated from Car-
negie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh, Pa.,
where she received a B.S. in Psychology. Follow-
ing her graduation, she attended Indiana Uni-
versity in Bloomington, Ind. After receiving her
M.A. she came to the University of Maryland as
Assistant Dean of Women. She now works with
the Panhellenic groups and council, advises the
women's judicial system, and engages in in-
dividual counseling and guidance. Among her
interests are sports, particularly swimming and
tennis, art, music and literature.
An English major, Miss Joan McCall received
her B.A. from the state University of Iowa in
1955. After teaching high school English for
three years in both Iowa and California, she
studied Student Personnel Administration at
Syracuse University. Here Miss McCall obtained
her Master's degree in 1960. Before coming to
Maryland, she was an Assistant Dean of Women
at the University of Connecticut. Miss McCall
is responsible for the women's residence halls
and is advisor to the Dormitory Council. Among
her interests are reading, concerts, plays, and
AWS ... A PLACE FOR YOU
In high school, no
doubt, you partici-
pated in many activi-
ties — from service
cations and sports to
interest groups and
social clubs. Now, a
new student at the
University of Mary-
land, you may feel
lost and insignificant.
You want to be a con-
tributing member of
the University com-
munity, but you
wonder where to be-
gin and how. The
answer — AWS !
Women Students is
a body composed of
all women students.
It functions through-
out the year to pro-
mote self government
in residences, academic excellence, and cultural events as well as many
special activities such as Bridal Fair, the Big Sister Program, the Or-
phans' Party, and: the Christmas Pageant.
THE ORGANIZATION OF AWS is based upon election and appoint-
ment. The officers are chosen in the spring by a vote of all women stu-
dents after a week of spirited campaigning. Later, and also in the fall,
interested students may apply for committees. When these positions are
available, advertisements will appear in the AWS Newsletter as well as
in the Diamondback. Application forms for committee chairmen and
members are available in the Student Union, the Dean of Women's Office
in the North Administration Building, and in your dormitory.
On the residence hall level, the executive council is selected by the
girls in each dormitory. As officers, some of these girls become members
of an AWS Council or Board, and they can give you more information
about AWS work.
The opportunities for serving the campus through AWS are limitless.
There is always a place for the girl who is enthusiastic and willing
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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.
DORM AND DAYDODGER BIG SISTER PROGRAM
All incoming freshmen women and transfer students, whether dorm
residents or commuters, receive assistance and information from a spe-
cially assigned upperclassman. These students introduce and explain
the problems, privileges, and opportunities, both academic and social,
Vv^hich are associated with a large university. During Registration Week
and Orientation Week, a Big-Little Sister dinner and coke date with
speakers and a fashion show are scheduled.
Chairmen: Dotty Pritchett, Dormitory Program
Karen Tulin, Daydodger Program
In the spring, when thoughts are filled with engagements and June
weddings, AWS, in conjunction with nationally known companies, pre-
sents displays of household and personal items such as trousseau fash-
ions, china, crystal, silver and kitchen ware. In addition to furnishing
ideas for the bride-to-be, there are many suggestions for gifts. The main
event of the evening last year was a fashion show and drawing for door
prizes, including a wedding gown, a wedding cake, and an oil portrait.
Chairman: Joan Weaver
Each year in the spring AWS, together with Panhellenic Council, the
sororities, and dormitories, treats one of the area's orphanages to a
party with refreshments, entertainment, and pretend big-sisters. The
party is held on campus and various individuals volunteer to perform
for the children. Last year's party, with a circus theme, was a tre-
Chairman: Betty Jiles
The Christmas Program is an annual event sponsored by AWS and
SAE fraternity. Choral arrangements are sung by the Men's Glee Club
and Women's Chorus under direction of Mr. Paul Traver. After scrip-
ture readings and community singing, the congregation divides into
caroling groups which later meet in a dormitory, sorority, or fraternity
for hot chocolate and cookies.
Chairman: To be appointed
AWS RECEPTION FOR HEAD RESIDENTS
To honor the new and recognize the old head residents of the men's
and women's dorms, fraternities, and sororities, a reception is held every
fall in the Student Union. The head resident, accompanied by the presi-
dent of the dorm or sorority, meets the Deans of Women and the new
AWS Executive Council.
Chairman: Pat Edwards
Orphans' Party— 1963
Girls who have made outstanding contributions in some phase of
University life may be tapped for membership in Alpha Lambda Delta,
Diadem, Diamond, Mortar Board, Phi Kappa Phi, or Who's Who. All
of these honoraries with the exception of Phi Kappa Phi and Who's Who
are solely for women. They provide incentive for outstanding perform-
ance in scholarship, service, and leadership on the Maryland campus.
AI.PHA LAMBDA DELTA
Twice a year, in fall and spring, this honorary initiates freshman
women who have maintained high academic averages. In order to be
eligible for membership, a girl must attain a 3.5 average during the first
semester or a 3.5 overall average for her freshman year. Maryland's
Adele H. Stamp chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta helps Phi Eta Sigma,
the men's scholarship honorary, to sponsor a tutoring service for all
freshman students, as well as a lecture series each year. These services
have as their goal the expansion of the cultural and intellectual atmos-
phere at the University.
Diadem was established at the University of Maryland in 1961 to
honor incoming junior women for outstanding achievement in leadership
and service. Sophomore women are tapped in the spring before their
junior year at the AWS Diadem Convocation. Besides sponsoring this
convocation, at which all outstanding women on campus are honored,
Diadem members also usher at school events and lead tour groups which
visit the campus. The motto of this honorary is "To lead and follow
with wisdom and understanding."
Sorority women who have made outstanding contributions to the
campus and to their individual chapters are given recognition for their
achievem.ents by membership in Diamond. Tapping is held twice each
year at Harmony Hall and at the Interfraternity Sing. Each sorority
may have a total of three girls in Diamond, who may be either juniors
or seniors. Members serve as hostesses at various campus events.
Membership in Mortar Board is the highest honor that can be attained
by a Maryland coed. The national honorary, which was established at
the University in 1934, recognizes senior women who have excelled in
leadership, scholarship, character, and service. Mortar Board sponsors
the Mum Sale at Homecoming, entertains freshman women with a 3.0
average at a "Smarty Party," and sponsors a "Last Lecture" series
PHI KAPPA PHI
Phi Kappa Phi recognizes superior scholarship among seniors in the
top 10% of their class. Its members, both men and women are dedicated
to the maintenance of unity and democracy in education. A scholarship
is presented by Phi Kappa Phi each year to the graduating senior with
the highest academic average.
The selection committee of Who's Who, which is made up of a group
of student leaders and faculty members, can pick a maximum of thirty-
six students for membership in this nationwide group. Graduating
seniors are selected for excellence in publications, religion, drama,
speech, activities, and athletics. Who's Who Among Students in Ameri-
can Colleges and Universities sponsors a placement service for those
it honors and also publishes a national bibliography of all the selected
It takes a brave coed to
strike out and explore her
vast new "home" when she
arrives. Maryland is a big
campus but it is easy to
learn what it can offer
you in cultural events and
A tour of the Student
Union reveals everything
from art exhibits, to
dances, classical films and
guest speaker series. Its
spacious, modern bowling
alley and pool room entice
sports fans. If you are
more socially inclined, you
can find a dance being
held in the ballroom every
other Friday night. Re-
cent popular films pro-
vide entertainment Friday
through Sunday nights.
Maryland has been hit
by the hootenanny craze,
and besides the impromptu
gatherings to sing on the
mall, you can find special
hoots featuring guests
such as Hedy West. You
are always welcome to
sing, strum along or just
to sit and listen. On the
more serious side, you can
attend the performances of
the National Symphony
Orchestra which appears
on campus each semester,
or the musical recitals
which are also open to the
general student body.
If you like informal in-
tellectual situations, the
coffee hours held by sev-
eral of the religious or-
ganizations are ideal. They
give you a chance to ex-
press your feelings and
listen to those of others
too. Or maybe you'd rather
just sit and listen. The lecture series which the English Department
sponsors is always stimulating and interesting.
The coming of spring brings four very special occasions — the class
proms. The alternating strains of ballroom music and rock-and-roll are
interrupted just long enough for the evening's climax — the crowning
of the class queens.
The University Theater productions are always well publicized and
worth attending. Whether you are an aspiring actress or a handy helper
you are welcome to join this group which produces all the University
plays. Acting on the stage, constructing the sets, making the costumes,
and applying make-up are all part of the intricate world of the theater
which the U. T. members are willing to introduce to you.
Students who have a flair for writing or a fascination for the field
of journalism have come to the right place. Just about every type of
publication from the Terrapin, our year book, to Calvert Review, our
literary magazine can be found on campus. Staff openings are published
in the Diamondbacks the campus newspaper, but you don't have to wait
for these announcements, because your help is always eagerly awaited.
Religious groups are quite active on campus. Besides their regular
business meeting and seminars, they sponsor several campus- wide proj-
ects. Probably the most active organization on campus, the Student
Government Association, has openings on its committees for students
interested in helping to manage the political scene.
This is just a peek at several of the many, many activities and oppor-
tunities for you on our campus. With a campus the size of Maryland's,
the school can and does offer an outlet for almost any interest you may
have. Two words — look and listen — are the keys to any activity or event
you wish to take advantage of. Look for poster, flyers, and advertise-
ments in the paper, and listen to the people who are in a number of
activities and to the general campus conversation about the coming
events. Then, if you need further information, don't hesitate. Ask!
First and Second Floors
-sport suit, sheath,
Spring sports — skirt and blouse,
Skirts and blouses, sweaters,
shirtwaists, knee-hi's, hose,
Suit, sheath, heels, gloves
Cocktail dress, dressy sheath,
Junior and Senior proms: Long
dresses are often worn
Rush — sheath, dressy shirtwaist,
flats or heels
Weekend parties — school clothes
Suit, sheath, heels, or specified
Skirt and blouse, shirtwaist, flats
Bermudas or slacks
Skirt and blouse, flats
Skirt and blouse, flats
Dress or coordinated outfit,
Skirt and blouse, flats
Skirt and blouse before 3:00 p.m.,
slacks or bermudas after
Bermudas or slacks
Buffet in cafeteria — dress, heels
Snack Bar — skirt and blouse, flats
Bermudas or slacks at any time
Skirt and blouse
Skirt and blouse
Skirt and blouse
FIRST AND FOREMOST— A STUDENT
The main reason for attending the University is to obtain an education.
The quality of this education is up to the individual. There will be more
freedom and more advanced assignments than in high school. There
will be no one forcing you to study or checking up on you. The tempta-
tion to let things pile up is great — DON'T! If you keep up with daily
and long-range assignments, you will find that you have plenty of time.
Become familiar with your university and especially with your college.
Know its course offerings, its requirements, and don't depend on your
advisor to do all your planning.
Help is offered in many places for those who are willing to look for it.
Make appointments with your instructors, go to the Counseling Center,
talk with your advisor and big sister, and, by all means, become familiar
with the library.
YOUR INFORMAL EDUCATION
Equally as important as your formal instruction is your chance to
build your individuality and to form opinions. Perhaps at no other time
in your life will you have so many opportunities to enjoy new experiences.
Large as it may seem to you now, the University is really a compact
community, made up of people from all over the world, which offers
many cultural, social, and athletic events each week. Sure, you'll prob-
ably feel homesick at first, but don't pack up each weekend and run home
with complaints that you don't feel you belong or that there is nothing
to do. Give yourself and the University a chance to adjust to one another
and, instead of feeling sorry for yourself, take advantage of your many
opportunities at the University.
The first and most important person that you meet will be your room
mate. You probably will have some problems — everyone does. Respect
her ideas, learn to compromise and everything may work itself out
satisfactorily. In case of serious problems, see your head resident.
During your years at the University, you will have the opportunity
to meet many varied and Interesting people. Make sure to become ac-
quainted with as many as you can. Because of the size of the University,
you will find that you are no longer bound by cliques and conventions.
Go ahead— talk to strangers and accept that blind date (if introduced
by someone you know!)
In spite of the informal atmosphere here manners should not be
neglected. Common courtesy and kindness will cover most situations.
Remember to stand whenever a dean, housemother, or older woman
enters the room. Avoid chewing gum in public, smoking while walking
across the campus, and public displays of affection in the dining hall,
on the Mall, and at parties.
DINING HALL HOURS
AS A COMMUTER
As a commuter, you play an important part on the University of
Maryland campus, and have your own University Commuter's Associa-
tion. This is the only body which represents exclusively the commuters'
point of view. The UCA President is a member of the SGA Cabinet and
its highest elected woman officer is on the AWS Executive Council.
In addition to political representation, the UCA offers social, sports,
and service programs. Socially, it offers commuters' dances, parties, and
a place to meet other commuters in the Den in the Student Union. Intra-
mural programs are set up for both men and women, including football,
basketball, softball, swimming, and cross-country.
As for service activities, the most important is the car pool service.
Through this commuters can find a ride to and from campus. Commuters
who wish to offer transportation can locate others who need transporta-
tion. Also, car pools may be arranged. Watch for the car pool service
during registration week.
A new program is now being formulated by AWS to bring commuters
closer to the campus through association with a women's dorm. This
proposed affiliation would give girls an honorary membership with a
dorm and a chance to participate in parties, fireside chats, and service
As a commuter, it is easy to feel a little withdrawn from campus
Eiffairs, but there is no reason to be. In addition to your own University
Commuters' Association, you are welcome in all the usual campus activi-
ties. It's up to you to make the same effort to participate in Maryland
affairs as you would if you lived right on the campus.
PHILOSOPHY OF THE JUDICIAL PROGRAM
The women's judicial program operates on the basis of two
underlying principles. These two principles apply whether discipli-
nary action is being administered by a judicial body or by a staff
member residing in a housing unit or by the Dean of Women's Office.
The first principle is that the disciplinary action is aimed pri-
marily at assisting the individual involved to realize her mistake
and to help her to redirect her behavior and energies along accept-
able lines. The second principle is that every effort is made to en-
courage students themselves to assume the responsibility for their
own discipline and behavior. It is the aim of these principles to
inform each woman student as to her responsibilities as a member
of the University community.
SIGNING IN AND SIGNING OUT
Signing in and out is a means to aid the head resident to know
a student's whereabouts in case of an emergency, or in the case of
persons desiring to contact a student.
This procedure is to be followed whenever you expect to be
out of the residence after 8:00 P.M. Signing in and out must be
done by YOU except in cases when you are out of your residence
past 8:00 unexpectedly. In this case you should call the desk of
your residence and have your head resident, graduate assistant,
or the desk receptionist on duty sign out for you. Your residence
clock is the OFFICIAL TIME and will be the only indicator of your
return time to the dormitory.
The dormitory Judicial Board is responsible for penalizing stu-
dents who make errors in signing in and signing out.
TYPES OF SIGN-OUTS
I. DAILY SIGN-OUTS
A. GENERAL REGULATIONS
The looseleaf notebook at the reception desk is to be used
for daily signing in and out if you expect to return the same
This procedure is to be followed whenever you expect to be
out of the residence past 8:00 P.M.
Your destination must be as specific as possible.
The first initial and the last name of the person with whom
you are going should be indicated.
5. Your expected return indicates the time at which you ex-
pect to sign in. No penalty will be given for returning after
your indicated "expected return" UNLESS you return to
the residence after your curfew time.
6. Record the exact time of your return by the residence clock.
7. You must initial all sign-ins YOURSELF.
8. The latest time you may sign out or change your sign-out
on the daily sign-out sheet is your usual closing hour.
9. Monday night is a closed night. Every girl must be in her
residence at 10:00 P.M.
10. Dormitory students may not spend the night at sorority
houses or other dorms Sunday through Thursday nights.
II. SPECIAL TYPES OF DAILY SIGN-OUTS
A. 12 O'CLOCK LATE LEAVES— These allow you to remain out
of your residence after your usual closing hour, but not later
than 12 midnight.
1. These may be taken on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and
2. Late leaves are granted according to academic classification:
Academic standing Late Leaves Overnights
(per semester) (per semester)
Freshmen: fewer than 28 credits 3 3
Sophomores: passed 28 to 55 credits 6 6
Juniors: passed 56 to 87 credits 9 9
Seniors: pasced 88 credits or more unlimited unlimited
B. EARLY MORNING LEAVES— The earliest time you can leave
the residence is 6:00 A.M. If a special situation arises which
necessitates your leaving before then, secure permission from
your head resident the day before you plan to leave.
C. SPECIAL LATE LEAVES— Special permission to return to the
residence after your regular closing hours may be granted for
the purpose of attending social, cultural, and sports events.
1. GENERAL REGULATIONS: Arrangements for such leaves
off campus must be made 48 hours in advance except in cases
of real emergency. The permission must be granted by your
head resident. You must present your ticket to your head
resident before you go. If this is impossible, give her your
ticket upon returning from the event. When you sign out
for any special late leave, you should indicate your closing
hour as your "expected return" and write "special late leave"
above the "expected return" time.
2. TYPES OF SPECIAL LATE LEAVES
ON CAMPUS — Social, cultural, and sports events
Daily — Automatic extension of closing hours will be grant-
ed to those attending special campus events such as the
following : Aqualiners Water Show, Band and University
Orchestra Concerts, Gymkana Show, Harmony Hall,
Interfraternity Sing, Modern Dance Concerts, AWS
Christmas Program, SGA cultural events, and basketball
After the function is over, you are given 20 minutes
to return to your residence.
Weekends — Everyone will be granted 2 A.M. permissions
the Saturday night of Homecoming.
Monday Nights — Special late leaves for a Monday night
may only be granted by the Dean of Women with a rec-
ommendation from the head resident.
Requests for special late leaves not listed should be taken
to AWS Dorm Council for general leaves or to Miss McCall
for individual leaves two weeks in advance.
OFF CAMPUS — cultural and social events
Daily — Special permission to attend cultural events such
as those held at Constitution Hall, Lisner Auditorium,
National Theater, and Arena Stage may be granted by
the head resident.
Weekends — 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.
ON OR OFF CAMPUS — Organizational events
Special late leaves for organizations such as University
Theater and the Diamondback must be cleared through
the Dean of Women's Office. Request should be made
at least one week in advance by the secretary or the head
of the organization. A 2.0 minimum average for the pre-
vious semester is required.
a. Serious Errors
(1) Failure to sign in
(2) Failure to sign out
(3) Deliberate falsification of destination
(4) Signing in or out for another resident student
b. Common Errors
(1) Incorrect use of A.M.'s and P.M.'s
(2) Incorrect date
(3) Failure to sign in or out in the correct book
(4) Failure to sign in or out in the correct space
(5) The use of dittos on sign-outs
(6) Failure to initial sign-in sheet
(7) Failure to put time under "expected return"
ni. OVERNIGHT SIGN-OUTS
An overnight leave 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 Parents' Authorization Form.
Companion, people to be
visited, mode of travel
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A. GENERAL REGULATIONS
If you plan to be away from your residence overnight, sign
out on your card at the reception desk. Indicate the necessary
infoiTnation and move your tab. As you face the book, move
tab to the left when you go out, to the right when you return.
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; and 10:30 P.M. if you
are a freshman. On Friday and Saturday nights the latest
sign-out time for an overnight is 12:00 midnight for all women
After leaving the dorm, you MAY NOT CHANGE your sign-
out to an overnight by calling in unless your parents call to
ask that you stay at home overnight.
Monday night is a closed night and everyone must be in her
residence by 10:00 P.M. Overnights cannot be taken.
Weeknight overnights are granted according to academic
classification as stated on a previous chart.
B. TYPES OF OVERNIGHTS
1. DAILY OVERNIGHT— An overnight taken on Tuesday,
Wednesday, or Thursday nights is considered as one of your
2. WEEKEND OVERNIGHT— All women students have un-
limited weekend overnight leaves. The weekend includes
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights.
3. SPECIAL OVERNIGHT LEAVES
Overnight leaves, such as choir trips, are cleared through
the Dean of Women's Office and request should be made at
least two weeks in advance.
All women have free overnights or late leaves on the night
preceding a one-day holiday and the nights closing all vaca-
Dormitory residents visiting the sorority house for the
weekend must sign out on their dormitory sign-out card.
They must sign in at the sorority house in the overnight
book. While at the sorority house, they must sign out on a
daily sign-out sheet that is designated for guests. Upon
leaving, the dormitory resident has the sorority head resi-
dent give her a form that states any errors that she has
made. This form must be turned in to the dormitory head
resident when the girl signs in.
C. ERRORS ON OVERNIGHTS
1. Serious offenses:
a. Failure to sign in
b. Failure to sign out
c. Deliberate falsification of destination
d. Signing in or out for another resident student
2. Common Errors
a. Incorrect use of A.M.'s and P.M.'s
b. Failure to move tab
c. The use of dittos on sign-outs
d. Failure to initial the sign-in column of the card
e. Incorrect dates
f. Failure to put time under "expected return"
g. Failure to sign out on the correct card
Being prompt in signing in is viewed as a part of an undergraduate
woman's responsibilities. Promptness is not only a habit that should
permeate all aspects of a student's life, but it is also a consideration
offered by the resident woman to the head resident and others whose
work includes the care of the desk and sign-in procedures.
Being late is viewed as a lack of responsibility of an individual in that
it involves being unaware of time and or distance. It also indicates a cer-
tain amount of carelessness on the part of the individual. Lateness
causes concern on the part of the housemother in that she must call
the parents of a student if that student has not appeared within thirty
minutes after her curfew. Resident women are urged to call the desk
of their residence if they have the slightest reason to doubt that they
will be able to sign in by their curfew.
Ten emergency minutes are alloted each girl per semester. These are
to be used only in the case of emergency. Judicial Board Chairmen,
graduate assistants, and house directors keep a record of late minutes.
Any lateness over these ten emergency late minutes will be viewed with
concern and will require an appearance before the residence judicial
The women of the University are expected to behave at all times with
consideration toward others. One area in which this consideration is
particularly important is quietness within the living unit. The Univer-
sity recognizes the importance of a quiet atmosphere in relation to good
study conditions. To help effect quiet conditions, the Judicial Board
and Executive Government in the residence hall are asked to set certain
standards and controls which will be helpful in maintaining and per-
petuating an atmosphere of quietness.
Below is a basic poUcy regarding quiet hours that is followed withm
your resident unit.
DEFINITION OF NOISE
1. Noise is the sound(s) heard outside of a room with the door and/or
the window (s) closed. If in doubt as to just how much can be heard,
it is suggested that students be educated to check themselves by
closing the door to their room, and listening to sounds (music, etc.)
from the hall.
2. Noise is a sound which can be heard by a girl in her room with her
door closed. This may be noise from the hall, phone or another
3. Noise is not necessarily an occasional outburst such as a spatter of
laughter or a solitary shout for someone. Noise is that disturbance
in the quietness that is continuous and bothersome to anyone within
the immediate area.
1. Any girl may issue a warning by informing her Judicial Board rep-
resentative after having informed the offender.
2. Warnings are cumulative on a yearly basis.
3. The warning (in duplicate) must have the following information:
a) Name of offender
b) Name of reporter
c) Reason for warning
d) Time and place
4. A copy of the warning is given the offender by a Judicial Board
representative. The second copy is placed in the Judicial Chairman's
5. Three warnings constitute an automatic penalty as prescribed by
the Judicial Board. The fourth warning necessitates the offender's
appearance before the residence Judicial Board.
6. The offender has, at all times, the right to appeal a warning or a
penalty to her residence Judicial Board.
Quiet Hours are continuous except:
11:30 A.M. -1:30 P.M. Monday through Friday
4:30 P.M. -7:30 P.M. Monday through Friday
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HOUSE RULES *
FIKE DRILL REGULATIONS
Fire Drills are held once a month to insure familiarity with the pro-
cedure to follow in case of a real fire.
All girls must wear a long coat and street shoes, and must carry a
towel for protection against smoke and flames (may be held over face).
The room windows must be shut, the lights on, and the door open.
The fire drill proctors will check rooms. The girls leave the building
silently, walking in a single file, and remain silent throughout the entire
Each offense requires appearance before the residence Judicial Board.
Common errors are:
1) Failure to appear
2) Failure to appear in proper attire
3) Misconduct during the drill.
Room inspection will be made once a week by your head resident or
graduate assistant. For safety and health reasons these rules should
1) Food and dishes must not be taken from the Dining Hall.
2) Coke bottles should be rinsed and returned to the cases provided
for this purpose.
3) The only electrical appliances allowed in rooms are fans, hair-
dryers, 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 tight
8) Only coffee, tea, or soup may be prepared in dorm kitchens,
except in the event of a dorm party.
9) 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.
10) NO hot plates, coils, irons, or sunlamps are permitted in the
rooms for they are fire hazards.
Sun-bathing is allowed only in those areas so specified by the Dean
of Womens' Office. You will be notified in the spring as to specific lo-
Sun-bathing is not permitted on sorority property except in enclosed
areas which have been approved by the Panhellenic advisor. It is not
permissible to sun-bathe on porches overlooking town streets.
Reception lobbies may be used for studying after closing hours with
the head resident's consent.
All doors except the front door must be kept locked after dark or
no later than 8 p.m. They will remain locked until 8:00 a.m., the earliest
one can enter the residence, and may not be used until this time.
There are limited numbers of telephone lines available for incoming
calls to the University, so limit your calls to three minutes, especially
between the hours of 8 and 11 p.m. Off-campus calls are processed until
10:30 p.m., except on Monday nights when they will only be accepted
until 10:00 p.m. 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 the 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.
Pets of any sort are not allowed in the residence.
RESIDENCE HALL PERSONNEL
As a member of the Dean of Women's staff, the Head Resident has
responsibility for the welfare of all women students living in her resi-
dence hall. She is the official hostess for the hall, the house manager,
the advisor to hall student government, and a counselor to the students
in the hall. The staff in each hall is supplemented by either an Assistant
Head Resident or Graduate Assistants who aid and assist the Head
Resident. The residence hall staff is available to all students with prob-
lems or who need assistance in planning and carrying out programs
and activities in the residence.
* Safety, security, and maintenance regulations which AWS helps to
A friend may spend the night in your residence on Friday and Sat-
urday nights if your head resident agrees and if there is room for
her. Because of similarities of interests and limited accomodations,
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 and adults may not stay in student's rooms
during the regular session. Guests must be registered 24 hours in
advance with the head resident. Show your guest how to sign in
and out and acquaint her with the residence customs. You are
responsible for her and her infractions.
VISITORS TO WOMEN'S RESIDENCES:
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.
Tues. - Thurs. & Sun. 11:30 p.m.
Friday and Saturday 12:45 a.m.
She should sign in the guest book at the desk when she comes.
VISITING MEN'S RESIDENCES:
Women may visit men's residences only when attending registered,
chaperoned social functions or during calling hours, as follows:
Mon. through Thurs. 7-8:30 p.m.
Friday & Saturday 5-12:00 p.m.
Sunday 1-5:00 p.m.
Coeds may visit only in the ground floor lounges and lobbies which
are chaperoned by men's residence hall staff. They must be ac-
companied by a male resident.
Women may visit fraternities during house calling hours or those
functions registered on the University Social Calendar, which is
sent to all residences each week. The housemother or an approved
chaperon must be present at all times that co-eds are in the fra-
ternity house. Before a member may bring a co-ed into the frater-
nity house, he must obtain permission from the housemother.
Parties on week nights may last until 8:30 p.m., weekends 12:45 a.m.
MOBS AND RIOTS *
Any student who participates in a riot or is in the neighborhood of
a crowd which is creating a disturbance or encourages a disturbance in
any way is liable to be charged for damages and is subject to suspension.
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
According to Maryland state law it is unlawful to sell or furnish any
alcoholic beverages at any time to a minor (i.e. — a person under 21
years of age) either for his own use or for the use of any other person.
Women students may wear Bermuda shorts or slacks on campus
except in the following locations: classroom buildings, Student Union's
first and second floors. Library, Chapel, Administration Buildings, resi-
dence lobbies and living rooms (except upon entering and leaving).
Tailored bermudas or slacks may be worn in the dining hall for Saturday
breakfast and lunch but not at other times. At Sunday dinner a dress
or coordinated outfit with hose and heels or flats are worn. Please re-
member that short shorts, toreadors, bare feet are not appropriate on
campus or in campus buildings.
See handbook General and Academic Regulations.
* Denotes a general University regulation which is enforced by AWS.
Catherine (Kay) Whelehan
Betty Jo Mullen
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Emmy Lou Moke
TABLE OF CONTENTS
AWS Executive Council 2
AWS Committee Chairmen .... 2
President's Welcome 3
Deans of Women 4, 5
AWS ... A Place For You 6
AWS Organization 7
Special Events 8,9
Honoraries 10, 11
Looking Around 12, 13
Suggested Dress 14
Helpful Hints 15
Dining Hall Hours 16
As A Commuter 16
Official Rules Concerning Women 17
Judicial Program 17
Signing In and Out 17
Weekends at Sororities ... 18
Reporting to the Head Resident
Correct Class Standing . . 18
Late Leaves and
Cultural Late Leaves .... 19
Early Morning Leaves ... 18
Organization Late Leaves . . 19
Weekend and Holiday
Late Leaves 20
Quiet Hours 21
Definition of Noise 22
Warning System 22
Residence Hours (chart) .... 23
Curfew Hours 23
Men Calling Hours
Calling Hours (fraternities
and men's dorms) 23
Hours for Dormitory
Guests (women) 23
House Rules 24,25
Fire Drills 24
Room Inspection 24
Sun Bathing 24
Reception Lobbies 25
Residence Doors 25
House Personnel 25
Overnight Guests 25
Regulations on who can
visit on weekends 25
General Regulations 27
Mobs and Riots 27
Alcoholic Beverages 27
Presidents of Dorms and