INFORMATION PLEASE STAFF
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Rose Kafz
SECTION CHIEF Befh Brough, Lyn Gregor.
Ina Hackerman, Gloria Kozak
Anne Maerwiiz, Pat Murphy
Frannie Sommers, Jo Toula
ART EDITOR Leslie Cohen
ADVISOR Miss Julia Billings
Assisfanf Dean of Women
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DEAN'S PAGE 4
PRESIDENT'S PAGE 5
ACADEMIC ASPIRATIONS 6
CULTURAL CORNER 12
SOCIAL SCOOP 14
Graces and Grooming 15
Suggested Dress 17
AWS ... A Place for YOU 18
AWS Organization 19
AWS Executive CouncU 20
AWS Committee Chairmen 20
Special Events 21
RESIDENCE ROUNDUP 23
COMMUTERS' CHAT 24
REGUXATION REMINDERS 26
Official Rules Concerning Women 26
Philosophy of Judicial Program _ 26
Signing In and Out 27
Weekends at Sororities 28
Reporting to the Head Resident
Correct Class Standing 28
Late Leaves and Overnights 28
Cultural Late Leaves 29
Early Morning Leaves _ 28
Organization Late Leaves _ 29
Weekend and Holiday
Late Leaves 30
Quiet Hours 32
Definition of Noise 32
Warning System , 32
Residence Hours (chart) 34
Curfew Hours 34
Men's Calling Hours 34
(residence halls and sororities)
Calling Hours 34
(fraternities and men's dorms)
House Rules 35
Fire Drills 35
Room Inspection 35
Sun Bathing _ 36
Reception Lobbies 36
Residence Doors 36
House Personnel 36
Overnight Guests 37
Regulations on who can visit
on weekends 37
General Regulations 38
Mobs and Riots 38
Alcoholic Beverages 38
Dress - 38
Registration for Parties 39
Presidents of Dorms and Sororities 40
We of the Dean of
Women's Office bid you
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 pro-
fessors, books, and from
one another. It is also
hoped that you will recog-
nize and take advantage
of the extra-curricular
offerings of the University.
The Associated Women
Students — popularly re-
ferred to as A.W.S. — is
the student government organization 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 environment and through their activities encour-
age leadership qualities in women.
Though the University is large and as such may seem
confusing at times, there are a great many people here
— fellow students, faculty, administrators and staff —
who are personally interested in your welfare and hap-
piness 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
requirements 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.
JicUn £. CLaxi
Dean of Women
ASSISTANT DEANS OF WOMEN:
Miss Julia Billings, Social Director and AWS Advisor
Miss Marian Johnson, Commuter Advisor
Miss Janyce E. Notopoulos, Panhellenic and Judicial
Miss Joan McCall, Women's Housing Director and
Dorm Council Advisor
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On behalf of the women students at the University
of Maryland, I would like to extend a warm welcome
Upon enrolling at the University, you will auto-
matically become a member of the Associated Women
Students (A. W. S.), the women's governing body on
campus. An organization with which you will be in-
volved either directly or indirectly, A. W. S. promotes
many activities of interest to all Maryland women.
Information Please, the A. W. S. publication, has been
written to acquaint you with these activities as well as
to answer questions you may have about your Uni-
A. W. S. is your organization and we hope you will
take every opportunity to become closely associated
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The wise Maryland coed sets her sights high where
the University's paramount goal — academics —
As a freshman, she acclimates herself to the
policies and regulations set forth by the University.
To begin with, she attends classes regularly. These
sessions last from 50 to 75 minutes each and are
scheduled two or three times a week. There is no
such thing as automatic "cuts" for freshmen with
the exception of second semester freshmen who re-
ceived a 3.5 average or above for their previous
semester. This is only one of the signs of confidence
and rewards for academic excellence at college!
Honors and honoraries are in store for those who
maintain high scholastic averages: Alpha Lambda
Delta (freshman women), Diadem (junior women),
Mortar Board (senior women). Phi Kappa Phi
(seniors in the top ten percent of their class), the
Dean's List (a 3.5 or above), and Phi Beta Kappa
(our newest pride and joy!).
Of course, you must realize that not everyone
can be an honor student but everyone can make an
effort to succeed. The policy at Maryland is one
where a student can usually contact his instructor
for advice or direction. Approximately six weeks
after the beginning of each semester, "dean's slips"
are sent out to students doing below average work
in his courses. Upon receiving such a notice, a stu-
dent may find it to his advantage, at this time, to
contact his instructor. Talking with an instructor
can help to put the course into proper perspective.
The University's marking system is as follows:
A (four points, superior work), B (three points,
above average work), C (two points, average work),
D (one point below average work), F (zero points,
failure), and I (incomplete work).
With expanding classroom facilities, the depart-
mental and the McKeldin libraries, a Maryland coed
is presented with many advantages for progress
and learning. All the opportunities for a rich edu-
cation are here; it is the student's responsibility
to look for them and make good use of them.
Girls who have made outstanding contributions
in some phase of University life may be tapped for
membership in Alpha Lambda Delta, Diadem, Dia-
mond, Mortar Board, Phi Kappa Phi, Who's Who
or Phi Beta Kappa. All of these honoraries with
the exception of Phi Kappa Phi, Who's Who and
Phi Beta Kappa are solely for women. They pro-
vide incentive for outstanding performance in schol-
arship, service, and leadership on the Maryland
ALPHA 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.
These organizations have as their
goal the expansion of the cultural
and intellectual atmosphere at the
Diadem was established at the
University of Maryland in 1961 to
honor incoming junior women for
outstanding achievement and po-
tential in leadership and service.
Sophomore women are tapped in
the spring before their junior year
at the Women's Convocation. Dia-
dem members also usher at school
events and lead tours for visitors
to 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 achievements by membership
in Diamond. Tapping is held twice
each year at Harmony Hall and at
the Interfraternity Sing. Each soro-
rity may have a total of three girls
in Diamond, who may be either
juniors or seniors. Members serve
as hostesses at various campus
Membership in Mortar Board is
the highest honor that can be at-
tained by a Maryland coed. The national honorary,
which was established at the University in 1934,
recognizes senior women who have excelled in lead-
ership, scholarship, character, and service. Mortar
Board sponsors the Mum Sale at Homecoming, en-
tertains freshman women with a 3.0 average at a
"Smarty Party", and sponsors a "Last Lecture"
PHI KAPPA PHI
Phi Kappa Phi recognizes superior scholarship
among seniors in the top 10 percent of their class.
Its members, both men and women, are dedicated
to the maintenance of unity and democracy in edu-
cation. 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 fac-
ulty 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 American
College and Universities sponsors a placement serv-
ice for those it honors and also publishes a national
bibliography of aU the selected students.
PHI BETA KAPPA
Phi Beta Kappa is a national honor society which
extends membership to junior and senior students
in the College of Arts and Sciences who have
achieved scholastic excellence. To be eligible for
consideration for Phi Beta Kappa, juniors must
have achieved a 3.75 cumulative average and a sen-
ior must have an overall average between 3.25 and
3.5. There are also total semester-hour require-
ments in the candidate's major area of study. The
University of Maryland Phi Beta Kappa chapter
held its first undergraduate initiation last year.
There is at least one activity at Maryland just
for YOU; being an active member of a campus or-
ganization can be an important part of your college
career. Your talent and services are needed for the
Associated Women Students every year on councils
and committees. Other committees open many op-
portunities for work with the Student Government
Association and legislative and judicial groups,
such as the Central Student Court. AWS com-
mittees include a variety of responsibilities for a
variety of talents; for instance, there are the Con-
stitution, Cultural, Elections, Bridal Fair, Social
and Activities, and Big Sister Program Committees.
For those who have literary inclinations, the Ter-
rapin, Diamondback, and Calvert Review provide
outlets for your abilities. In addition, radio sta-
tion WMUC and the University Theater welcome
you to learn while entertaining and exercising your
If you are musically inclined, the Madrigal Sing-
ers, the Maryland Glee Club, orchestra and band
are for you. If you prefer to dance, you may find
the Modern Dance Club the perfect thing for you.
Moreover, the Flying Follies provides opportunities
for anyone who wishes to participate in an overseas
tour group of entertainers.
For those who enjoy sports there is the Women's
Recreation Association which plans and sponsors
varied recreational and sports activities. Each
season brings forth popular activities in WRA
Intramurals, such as tennis, badminton, archery,
bowling, volley ball, soft ball and many others.
If you love the color of a uniform, then you may
find Angel Flight perfect for you. Angel Flight
women operate in conjunction with the campus
military organizations: Pershing Rifles, the Van-
denberg Guard, and the Air Force Reserve Oflflcers
Training Corps. Perhaps you would like to wear
the uniform of the color guard or the majorettes;
either of these organizations provides opportuni-
ties for an enthusiastic co-ed.
Are you interested or active in the world of poli-
tics? If so, you will find that Maryland offers a
political organization far everyone. If your in-
terests are with national politics then you may
wish to join the Young Democrats or the Young
Republicans. If you are interested in campus poli-
tics then the Chesapeake Bay Party, Old Line
Party, or Free State Party may appeal to you. In
addition, you will find an array of student organi-
zations whose concern is for student involvement
in either national or campus policies, such as the
Students for a Democratic Society.
If community service interests you, investigate
the possibilities of working with the Campus Chest
Council (philanthropy), the Red Cross Blood Drives
(fall and spring), the Community Service Council
(colleges in the area), or Volunteers for Mental
Health. The religious groups on campus also have
much to offer in this area as well as in many others.
If you excel academically, you may be accepted
into one of the campus honoraries. For instance.
Alpha Lambda Delta, the freshman honorary, initi-
ates first-year co-eds who attain either a 3.5 average
during the first semester or a
3.5 overall average for their
freshman year. Incoming jun-
ior women may be initiated
into Diadem for outstand-
ing character and leadership,
while Mortar Board initiates
senior women who have ex-
celled in leadership, scholar-
ship, character and service.
In addition Phi Kappa Phi
recognizes senior women who
stand in the top ten percent
of their class. Sorority women
who have made outstanding
contributions to the univer-
sity and to their particular
chapters may be tapped for
membership in Diamond.
Furthermore, up to thirty-
six students may be selected
for the national publication,
Who's Who Among Students.
Just last year, the University
of Maryland installed a chap-
ter of Phi Beta Kappa, the
national honorary for students
with outstanding scholastic
achievements. Campus hon-
oraries also include numerous
departmental and college
These are just a few of the
many activities and opportu-
nities for you at Maryland.
Whatever your interests or
abilities are, this is the place
for you; the scope of your life at Maryland can be
expanded immensely through any of these organiza-
tions. Maryland is a haven for you — an enthusiastic
co-ed who is willing and able to participate in the
functions of her school!
Throughout the academic year, the University
of Maryland campus is constantly showered with
a variety of cultural events. In whatever area your
interests lie, you will find something of value in the
campus cultural program, which includes music,
drama, politics, variety shows, and lectures which
touch upon every facet of the aesthetic and con-
templative part of our lives.
The Cultural Committee of the Student Govern-
ment Association is responsible for bringing us the
very best from all over the country. Several times a
year, they sponsor such talent as the Boston Pops
Orchestra, "Spoon River Anthology", and many
others. Also in connection with the Student Union
Board is the Speaker's Committee which sponsors
speakers of varied backgrounds and interests for
the benefit of the students. Among last year's
speakers were authors of controversial books, an
ambassador from the Russian Embassy, and a
Delegate from the Steel Worker's Union. Along
these same lines, many of the interest groups on
campus sponsor speakers on a variety of topics;
these lectures are open to the general student body.
Also the academic departments bring noted authori-
ties to speak about their fields of study.
Another fascinating group which adds greatly to
the stimulating atmosphere of Maryland's campus
is the Experimental Theater Group. These students
of drama and speech enact various plays and ex-
cerpts without the benefit of scenery or costumes.
Through their ingenuity and talent they create
productions worthy of the highest praise.
The Infraternity Council and the Senior Class
both bring the best of professional entertainment
to this campus. In the past years, we have had the
great experience of listening to the Chad Mitchell
Trio, Peter, Paul and Mary, and Ella Fitzgerald.
The students at Maryland also contribute their
own talents to our cultural program. University
Theater, the campus drama group, presents plays
and a musical show each year which rate with the
best in the area. These student productions have
proved so successful that last year's show "Any-
thing Goes," went abroad for several months to
play before European audiences.
The Flying Follies is another fabulous student
group which brings talent to the campus spotlight.
This unusual group possesses talent in every field
imaginable. Singing, dancing, acrobatics, comedy
and music are only a smattering of what this
unique troup has to offer.
These events are only a sample of the talent and
variety that the University has to offer. Every
day, every week, there is a stimulating experience
in some form available for every student. What-
ever your interests may be, the University pro-
vides some opportunity to learn in that area. In
this whirlwind of activities, the problem is not
finding new knowledge or entertainment, but de-
ciding how much one can absorb. Not only can one
further his present interests, but more important,
he can develop new ones and enjoy fuller experi-
ences in the world of culture.
Realizing that all work and no play makes Jack
a dull boy, our university coeds do their part to
liven him up. The varied activities, sponsored by
the university and its affiliated groups, give our
coed the opportunity to do just this.
Beginning chronologically in the fall, there is
FRESHMAN ORIENTATION WEEK. This con-
sists of conferences, discussions, dorm meetings,
dances (called Dink Debuts), and teas. Soon after
this, SORORITY RUSH begins. This is the time
when the eighteen sororities on campus open their
houses to new members. The rushee comes to know
the Greek system through a series of parties and
teas, and can then decide whether or not to "go
Greek". In the fall home football games bring ex-
citement to the campus. HOMECOMING is also
held. Homecoming is the time when graduates re-
turn to reminisce about the past and to observe
the new happenings at their Alma Mater. I.F.C.
PRESENTS, a program of professional entertain-
ment, FALL GREEK WEEK, a week of athletic
and social activities sponsored by Panhel and I.F.C.,
and numerous mixers, dances, socials and concerts
take place during the autumn months and on into
the winter. Also many of the residences and vari-
ous campus groups hold Christmas parties at this
Toward the beginning of the second semester,
classes start holding their proms. Spring rush is
held also. The main events of second semester are
SPRING WEEK, GREEK WEEK and (for the
women) BRIDAL FAIR. Spring Week includes
campus-wide Olympics, Ugly Man on Campus and
Campus Chest Queen Contests, College Casino, and
Senior Class Presents. The highlight of Spring
Greek Week is I.F.C. Sing, a vocal competition
among the Greeks. There are also many Campus
Chest projects going on during second semester.
And finally, the highlight of the year— the SENIOR
To use another cliche, on Maryland's campus,
there is never a dull moment. If you're willing to
try your hand at a little bit of each type of pro-
gram — concerts, parties, sports, etc. — life, socially,
can be very exciting.
Graces and Grooming
Being a student at the University not only en-
ables you to mature academically but socially as
well. You will meet many new people, be faced
with many difficult situations and have many ex-
citing experiences. And through it all you will
want to act as you are — as a lady.
Remember to stand whenever a dean, house-
mother, or an older woman enters the room or
comes over to speak to you. Women do not usually
shake hands with one another, but men and women
often do. Shake hands firmly — a hand shake is
often the basis for forming those important first
When introducing people to each other, introduce
the msm to the woman first; or a younger person
to an older person if they are of the same sex.
Relax and be as in-
formal as you can. After
a while introductions are
as easy as smiling.
Dress in the style
most becoming to you,
but try not to go to ex-
tremes. The most strik-
ing women wear stun-
ning color combinations
and dress simply. If
you're invited to a party,
school clothes are us-
ually a safe thing to
wear. Don't wear slacks
or bermudas unless
you're told to.
The University offers
you freedom — freedom
to meet new people and
to accept blind dates.
There are innumerable
activities during the
week and on weekends,
so don't go home all the
time. Remember that
class, clubs, mixers, des-
serts, parties in houses
are acceptable ways to
meet others. Just walk-
ing across the campus is
a good opportunity, too.
And while you're
walking, remember : a
cigarette looks bad dam-
gling from your mouth
or your hand. Don't
talk with a cigarette in your month, it looks funny
bouncing up and down; don't chew gum in public;
and that although you're madly in love with your
boy friend, public displays of affection anywhere
on campus make less fortunate girls jealous and
are just plain embarrassing to many.
Fall Sports — sport suit, sheath,
Spring Sports — skirt and blouse,
Skirts and blouses, sweaters,
shirtwaists, knee-hi's, hose,
Suit, sheath, heels, gloves
Campus Wear — for informal
Cocktail dress, dressy sheath,
Junior and Senior Proms — long
gowns are often worn
Rush — sheath, dressy shirtwaist,
flats or heels
Suit, sheath, heels, or specified
Monday — Friday
Skirt or dress
Skirt and blouse, flats
Dress or coordinated outflt, hose,
Skirt or dress, *casual clothes
for evening movies
Skirt or dress
*Casual clothes according to your
1. Casual clothes include tailored slacks and bermudas
2. Sweatshirts, dungarees, levis and cut offs are not
considered casual clothes, and are not worn on
A Place for You
As a new student at the University of Maryland,
you may feel lost and insignificant. You want to be
a contributing member of the University commu-
nity, but you wonder where to begin and how. The
answer — AWS !
The Associated Women Students is an organiza-
tion to unify all women students. It functions
throughout the year to promote self-government
in residences, academic excellence, and cultural
as well as many special activities such as Children's
Party, Bridal Fair, Big Sister Programs, and the
Christmas Program in the Chapel.
The organization of AWS is based upon election
and appointment. The oflScers are chosen in the
spring by a vote of all women students 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 Oflace 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 offi-
cers, 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. Whatever your interest, AWS
will no doubt have a job or project to match it.
AWS will use your individual talents and serve
your particular needs. However you must take the
initiative to become active in AWS. Work through
your AWS representative . . . your direct link to
the program and projects of AWS.
Big Sister Programs
Social and Activities
AWS Reception for Head Residents
First Vice President
Second Vice President
Mortar Board President
Judicial Board Chairman
To be elected in fall
To be appointed
Social and Activities
Big Sister Program
Big Sister Program
for Head Residents
Campus Chest Liaison
Art — Ann Herron
Newsletter — •
Marilyn E. Quinn
To be appointed
The programs sponsored by A.W.S.
are numerous and varied. They offer
many opportunities for leadership,
participation, and enjoyment. If you
are interested in working on any pro-
gram, please do not hesitate to con-
tact the chairman.
BIG SISTER PROGRAM — DORM AND
One of the first new faces to greet an incoming
freshman woman or transfer student is that of her
big sister, a specially assigned upperclassman. Your
big sister will introduce and explain to you the
problems, privileges and opportunities, both aca-
demic and social, which are associated with your
new school. During Registration and Orientation
Week, a Big-Little Sister dinner and coke date with
speakers and a fashion show are scheduled. Begin
now to become less of a number and more of a part
of the University of Maryland.
CHAIRMEN : Beth Dry dale, Dormitory Program
Sherrie Jackson, Commuter Pro-
Ellen Kaplan, Commuter-Dorm
When "la saison de I'amour" approaches, when
thoughts are filled with engagements and June
weddings, A.W.S. , in conjunction with nationally
known companies, presents displays of household
and personal items such as trousseau fashions,
china, crystal, silver, and kitchenware. In addition
to furnishing ideas for the bride-to-be, there are
many suggestions for gifts. The main events of the
evening last year were a fashion show, a drawing
for door prizes, including a wedding gown, a wed-
ding cake, and an oil portrait. Surprise packages
for engaged girls were an added treat.
CHAIRMAN: Marilyn E. Quinn
Every spring, A.W.S., together with the Pan-
hellenic Council, the sororities and dormitories,
treats one of the area's children's homes to a party
with refreshments and entertainment, and pretend
to be big sisters. The party is held on campus and
various individuals volunteer to perform for the
children. Last year's party was a huge success.
CHAIRMAN: Tricia Deming
Holiday sounds echo throughout the University
of Maryland campus with the presentation of the
Christmas Program, an annual event sponsored by
A.W.S. and SAE fraternity. Choral arrangements
are sung by the Men's Glee Club and Women's
Chorus. After scripture readings and community
singing, the congregation divides into caroling
groups which later meet in a dormitory, sorority
house or fraternity house for hot chocolate and
cookies, a welcome treat for cold carolers.
CHAIRMAN: Pat CaldweU
AWS RECEPTION FOR HEAD RESIDENTS
To honor the new and the old head residents of
the men's and women's residences, fraternities and
sororities, a reception is held every fall in the Stu-
dent Union. The head resident, accompanied by the
president of the dorm or sorority meets the Deans
of Women and the new A.W.S. Executive Council.
CHAIRMAN: Dianne Rice
Living in the residence hall is a new and exciting
experience. Upon your arrival at the residence hall
you will be greeted not only by your big sister but
by your head resident or graduate assistant. In
college the head resident is your adopted mother,
a counselor, and a friend and is always available.
In the larger residence halls there may be two
head residents and there are graduate assistants
on every floor. These assistants will explain regu-
lations and policies to you. They are adequately
informed to answer questions you encounter while
adjusting to college and residence hall life.
Each of you will have at least one and possibly
two roommates to become acquainted with, as well
as the others on your floor and in the entire hall.
Each residence hall has officers who will help to
make your residence hall an active part of your
campus life. You should make a special effort to
become acquainted with your judicial board chair-
man, your academic and social chairman; they can
be especially helpful as the year begins. There are
committees which plan and direct the activities for
the year. You will find there are many committees
to work on and many events to help with as well as
All the residence halls are furnished attractively
and are equipped with many facilities such as laun-
dry rooms, candy machines, and soft drink ma-
chines. For studying, several floors of the residence
halls have study rooms with desks and chairs and
comfortable sofas to relax as you study. For en-
tertaining guests social areas with pianos, tele-
visions and ping pong tables are provided and add
to your pleasant surroundings.
Life in any one of the residence halls is thorough-
ly enjoyable — if you understand and cooperate with
the reasonable house and AWS rules. Residence
halls are a major part of campus life and you will
soon realize that they mean more than simply a
place to eat and sleep. Learning to get along with
girls from different families and regional back-
grounds will be a rewarding phase of your college
As a commuter, you play an important part on
the University of Maryland campus, and have your
own University Commuters' Association. 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.
are set up for both
men and women, in-
swimming, and cross-
As for service ac-
tivities, the most im-
portant is the car
pool service coordi-
nated in the commu-
ter office in the Stu-
dent Union. Through
this commuters can
find a ride to and
from campus. Com-
muters who wish to
can locate others who
Also car pools may be
arranged. Watch for
the car pool service
A new program has
been formulated by
AWS to bring com-
muters closer to the
campus through asso-
elation with a women's dorm. This Commuters'
Affiliation Program gives girls an honorary mem-
bership with a dorm and a chance to participate
in parties, fireside chats, and service projects. AWS
also has a Big Sister Program for Commuters which
takes place during Registration Week. This pro-
gram includes a coke date and a Big-Little Sister
dinner, which helps new commuters to become ac-
quainted with some aspects of campus life.
As a commuter, it is easy to feel a little with-
drawn from campus affairs, but there is no reason
to be. In addition to your own University Com-
muters' Association, you are welcome to join in
all the usual campus activities. It's up to you to
make the same effort to participate in Maryland
affairs as you would if you lived right on the
PHILOSOPHY OF THE JUDICIAL BOARD
The women's judicial program operates on the
basis of two underlying principles. The two prin-
ciples apply whether disciplinary action is being
administered by a judicial body or by a staff mem-
ber residing in a resident unit or by a member of
the Dean of Women's Office.
The first principle is that the disciplinary action
is aimed primarily at assisting the individual in-
volved to realize her mistake and to help her to
re-direct her behavior and energies along accept-
able lines. The second principle is that every effort
is made to encourage students themselves to as-
sume the responsibility for their own discipline and
In carrying out these principles, great emphasis
is placed on the consideration of each individual
case rather than attempting to have matching
penalties for specific offenses. In order to assure
students of every opportunity for a fair hearing,
due process is carefully observed and every student
has the right to appeal any action of a lower ju-
diciary body to one of a higher nature.
Because of the individual nature of discipline,
emphasis is placed upon the due process procedure
to insure a fair hearing rather than upon elaborate
codes of laws and regulations. By insuring a fair
consideration of all factors and evidence in the
case, arbitrary and authoritarian action by an ad-
ministrator or by student groups is avoided.
Emphasis is also placed upon patterns of be-
havior. A student who consistantly violates a rule
or rules is in much greater need of attention than
one who makes a small error and corrects herself
SIGNING IN AND 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 recep-
tionist 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 students who make errors in signing in
and signing out.
TYPES OF SIGN-OUTS
I. DAILY SIGN-OUTS
11 :00 PM
N.B. — In large dorms room numbers and class
might also be required.
A. GENERAL REGULATIONS
1. The looseleaf notebook at the recep-
tion desk is to be used for daily sign-
ing in and out if you expect to return
the same day.
2. This procedure is to be followed
whenever you expect to be out of the
residence past 8:00 P.M.
3. Your destination must be as specific
4. 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 expect to sign in.
No penalty will be given for return-
ing 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 YOUR-
8. The latest time you may sign out or
change your sign-out on the daily
sign-out sheet is your usual closing
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
II. SPECIAL TYPES OF DAILY SIGN-OUTS
A. 12 O'CLOCK LATE LEAVES— These
allow you to remain out of your resi-
dence after your usual closing hour,
but no later than 12 midnight.
1. These may be taken on Tuesday,
Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday
2. Late leaves are granted according to
Academic standing Leaves Overnights
Freshmen: fewer than 28 credits 3 3
Sophomores: passed 28 to 55 credits 6 6
Juniors: passed 56 to 87 credits 9 9
Seniors: passed 88 credits or more unlimited unlimited
B. EARLY MORNING LEAVES— The ear-
liest 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
C. SPECIAL LATE LEAVES— Special per-
mission 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: Ar-
rangements for such leaves off cam-
pus must be made with your head
resident in advance. The permission
must be granted by your head resi-
dent. 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 re-
turn" and write "special late leave"
above the "expected return" time.
2. TYPES OF SPECIAL LATE
ON CAMPUS— Social, cultural, and
sports events which are University
sponsored. After the function is
over, you are given 20 minutes to
return to your residence.
Monday Nights — Special late leaves
for a Monday night may only be
granted by the Dean of Women
with a recommendation from the
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
Daily — Special permission to attend
cultural events such as those held
at Constitution Hall, Lisner Au-
ditorium, 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
ON OR OFF CAMPUS— Organiza-
Special late leaves for organiza-
tions such as University Theater
and the Diamondback must be
cleared through the Dean of Wo-
men's Office. Request should be
made at least one week in advance
by the secretary or the head of the
organization. A 2.0 average for the
previous semester is required.
III. 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 Parent's
Companion, people lo be
visited, mode of travel
M. Smith — Home
313 Lucky La.
A. GENERAL REGULATIONS
If you plan to be away from your resi-
dence overnight, sign out on your card
at the reception desk. Indicate the neces-
sary information and move your tab. As
you face the book, move tab to the left
when you go out, to the right when you
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 students; a
woman who wants to sign out for an
overnight must come in and sign out
After leaving the dorm, you MAY
NOT CHANGE your signout to an over-
night by calling in unless your parents
call to ask that you stay at home over-
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 ac-
cording to academic classification as
stated on a previous chart.
B. TYPES OF OVERNIGHTS
1. DAILY OVERNIGHT— An overnight
taken on Tuesday, Wednesday, or
Thursday night is considered as one
of your overnight leaves.
2. WEEKEND OVERNIGHT— All wom-
en students have unlimited weekend
overnight leaves. The weekend in-
cludes Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
3, SPECIAL OVERNIGHT LEAVES
Overnight leaves, such as choir
trips, are cleared through the Dean of
Women's Office and requests 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 vacation periods, not on the holiday
Dormitory residents visiting the
sorority house for the weekend must
sign out on their dormitory sign-out
card. They must sign in at the soror-
ity 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 soror-
ity head resident 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
IV. ERRORS ON OVERNIGHTS AND DAILY
1. Serious Offenses:
a. Failure to sign out
b. Deliberate falsification of destination
c. Signing in or out for another resident
2. Common Errors
a. Failure to sign in
b. Incorrect use of A.M.'s and P.M.'s
c. Failure to move tab
d. The use of dittos on sign-outs
e. Failure to initial the sign-in column of
the card or to sign in or out in the cor-
f . Incorrect dates
g. Failure to put time under "expected
h. Failure to sign out on the correct book
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
Ten emergency minutes are alloted each girl per
semester. These are to be used ONLY IN CASE
OF EMERGENCY. Judicial Board Chairmen, grad-
uate assistants, and house directors keep a record
of late minutes and will view chronic or irrespon-
sible use of your late minutes with concern. Any
lateness over these ten emergency late minutes
will require an appearance before the residence
The University recognizes the importance of a
quiet atmosphere in relation to good study con-
ditions. Below is a basic policy regarding quiet
hours that is followed within your residence.
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
Saturday and Sunday quiet hours are somewhat
relaxed in the afternoon.
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
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 room.
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
quiteness that is continuous and bothersome to
anyone within the immediate area.
1. Any girl may issue a warning by informing her
Judicial Board representative after having in-
formed the offender.
2. Warnings are cumulative on a yearly basis.
3. The warning (in duplicate) must have the follow-
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 file.
5. Warnings may constitute an automatic penalty
as prescribed by the Judicial Board. A prescribed
number of warnings 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
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House Rules *
FERE DRILL REGULATIONS
Fire drills are held frequently to insure familiari-
ty with the procedure to follow in case of a reed 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, walk-
ing in a single file, and remain silent throughout
the entire drill.
Each offense requires appearance before the resi-
dence 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 be
1) Food and dishes must not be taken from the
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, hairdryers, electric clocks,
radios, and phonographs.
4) Shades must be drawn after dark when lights
5) Calling or talking from windows is pro-
6) Food must not be kept on window siUs.
7) Food kept in rooms must be kept in metal
containers with tight covers.
8) Only coffee, tea, or soup may be prepared
in dorm kitchens, except for 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
Sun-bathing is allowed only in those areas 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 prop-
erty except in enclosed areas which have been ap-
proved by the Panhellenic advisor. It is not per-
missible to sun-bathe on porches overlooking town
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. The will
remain locked until 8:00 a.m., the earliest one can
enter the residence, and may not be used until this
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 residence 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 As-
sistant Head Resident or Graduate Assistants who
aid and assist the Head Resident. The residence
hall staff is available to all students with problems
or who need assistance in planning and carrying
out programs and activities in the residence.
■= Safety, security, and maintenance regulations
which AWS helps to enforce.
A friend may spend the night in your residence
on Friday and Saturday nights if your head resi-
dent agrees and if there is room for her. Because
of similarities of interests and limited accommoda-
tions, 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 the student's
rooms during the regular session. Guests must be
registered 24 hours in advance with the head resi-
dent. 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
Monday 9:45 p.m.
Tues. - Thurs. and Sun. 11:30 p.m.
Friday and Saturday 12:45 a.m.
She should sign in the guest book at the desk when
VISITING MEN'S RESIDENCE HALLS AND
OFF CAMPUS RESIDENCES
Women may visit men's residences during calling
hours (see General and Academic Regulations) or
for regularly scheduled parties which will be on the
weekly social calendar. Women are not permitted
to visit men's rooms or off-campus rooms or apart-
Women may visit fraternities during house call-
ing hours or those functions registered on the Uni-
versity Social Calendar, which is sent to all resi-
dences each week. The housemother or an approved
chaperon must be present at all times that co-eds
are in the fraternity house. Before a member may
bring a co-ed into the fraternity house, he must ob-
tain permission from the housemother. Parties on
week nights may last until 8:30 p.m., weekends,
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
Possession or use of alcoholic beverages, includ-
ing light wines or beer, is prohibited on the campus,
in any residence, or in any fraternity or sorority
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
\Vomen students may wear casual clothes in the
dining halls for breakfast and lunch Monday
through Friday and for all Saturday meals. Casual
clothes include tailored slacks and tailored bermu-
das, not sweatshirts, dungarees, levis or cutoffs.
For dinner Monday through Friday, a skirt or
dress will be required. More formal attire will be
expected at Sunday breakfast and dinner.
Skirts and dresses will be standard attire in class-
rooms, administration buildings, the chapel, the
library, and women's resident hall lobbies. On the
two lower levels of the Student Union, casual
clothes will be permitted at any time, but a skirt
or dress must be worn at all times on the first and
second floors. Casual clothes will be permitted at
the evening movies.
During inclement weather, casual clothes will be
allowed according to the student's own discretion.
See handbook General and Academic Regulations.
* Denotes a general University regulation which is
supported by AWS and enforced by Central Stu-
REGISTRATION OF SOCIAL EVENTS
Social events are registered in the Social Direc-
tor's office by the social chairman of the residence
where the event is held. The deadline is Tuesday
for events held the following Friday through Thurs-
day. Large events must be planned with the Social
Director and registered ten days ahead.
MASTER CALENDAR OF EVENTS
A master calendar of events for the year is kept
in the Social Director's office for the convenience of
students and faculty. The dates of major events
for the year are submitted by organizations by
May 15. Dates for the fall printed SGA Calendar
must be submitted by August 15, for the spring
calendar by January 15. Consult this calendar
before you plan a major event.
SPACE RESERVATION FORM
This must be filled out for any event where cam-
pus facilities are used. Forms are obtained in Mr.
Weber's office, North Administration Building.
DINING HALL HOURS
Breakfast 6:30 AM— 8:15 AM
Lunch 11:10 AM— 1:10 PM
Dinner 4:30 PM— 6:15 PM
Breakfast 7:30 AM— 8:30 AM
Lunch 11:30 AM— 1:00 AM
Dinner 4:30 PM— 6:00 PM
Breakfast 8:30 AM— 9:30 AM
Dinner 11:30 AM— 1:20 PM
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