^fR^T''' \t.(\4. 1966-1967 In case of emergency call: HEAD RESIDENT- Telephone Extension GRADUATE ASSISTANT Telephone Extension INFORMATION PLEASE STAFF EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Befh St Clair ART EDITOR Sue Vernay SECTION EDITORS Barbara P'lquef, Barbara Soper, Connie Llffle, Anne Korab, Mary Jane Gill, Joy Rumizen, Beffy Parker, Bobbi Walfer, Sue Pollara, Karen Hanson ADVISOR Miss Helen E. Clarke Associate Dean of Students TECHNICAL ADVISOR Mr. Paul E. Thomas Kj^nrormation /7^ case ^:^^ <J~Landt:ioon f-'^itblisnea t>\f ine LA-niversittj o^ <yVictf\fiancl C rolUge j-^arU, ^yVlavxflancl 1966-1967 Contents Note from the Editor 3 Dean's Page --- 4 AVVS President's Page -. 5 AWS ... A Place for YOU 6 Academic Achievements -. 11 Commuters' Chat 14 Cultural Corner .._ -... 16 Extracurricular Excursions --- 18 Residence Roundup .- 20 Social Scoop -- 23 Regulation Reminders 27 House Rules --- 35 Index -- 40 2 TTCLVSW 2J_J — ^ A Note from the Editor The Associated Women Students, of which every University of Maryland woman is a member, is primarily concerned with the development of each woman student — her intellectual, social, cultural. extracurricular, and moral growth. Our purpose in preparing this book is to help you plan your next four years so that you may grow in these areas. We hope you will read our book and profit by what we have tried to assemble here for you. We also hope that this will be a guidebook to help you through your stay at Maryland. It is our wish that you remember Maryland is, above all, a friendly campus. Its students and fac- ulty are anxious to make you feel happy and at home here. With this in mind and a desire to de- velop your talents fully, you can't help but succeed and treasure your years at Maryland! Editor, Information Please Soj/M We, of the Dean of Students' 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 extracurricular offerings of the University. The Associated Women Students, popularly referred to as A.W.S., is the student government organization to which all women belong and through which, co- operatively with the Dean of Students' Office, they establish the rules by which they live. They also strive to create a desirable social environment and through their activities encourage 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 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 requirements with which you must become familiar. Remember, this is now YOUR UNIVERSITY. If we in the Dean of Students' 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. <Jlelen <3^. v Aarkc HELEN E. CLARKE Associate Dean of Students T^^-^ Congratulations! You are now a University of Mary- land woman! Accordingly, you are also an automatic member of A.W.S. — the Associated Women Students. Hopefully, you will want to become an active member For it is the A.W.S. that establishes the rules and regu- lations you live by; and it is A.W.S. that organizes campus activities which provide for the intellectual, cultural, and social growth of the coed. These activities of A.W.S. function only because of and for you. We sponsor a wide variety of events from Bridal Fair to Big Sister Orientation; from an Orphan's Party to Residence Hall-Commuter Affiliation. These are but a few of the many opportunities open for you. The list of committee chairmen shows our complete range of programs. If a specific program isn't already established to fulfill your needs, why don't you start one? It's easy to do for the president of your residence hall or the Panhellenic representative from your sorority meets bi- weekly with the A.W.S. Vice-Presidents. One of the functions of A.W.S. is to help you enjoy and get the most out of your college experience. So get to know your A.W.S. Executive Council. Feel free to call or write us. We'd love to have you working with us! A.W.S. is an organization that wants to function for you. Our accent is on the woman and the woman is you. Will your accent be on us? MAPvY LAFANS A.W.S. President AWS ...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 communi- ty, but you wonder where to begin and how. The answer — AWS ! ! ! The Associated Women Students is an organiza- tion established 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 officers 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 posi- tions on committees. When these positions are available, advertisements will appear in the AWS Newsletter as well as in the Diamondback. Appli- cation forms for committee chairmen and members are available in the Student Union, in the North Administration Building, and in your residence hall. On the residence hall level, the executive council is selected by the girls in each residence. 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. o <D O C 1— ( i_^ t/2 Tl :3 OJ ^ o p^ ^ U AWS Executive Council President First Vice President Second Vice President Secretary Treasurer Senior Class Representative Junior Class Representative Sophomore Class Representative Freshman Class Representative Mortar Board President W.R.A. President U.C.A. Representative Judicial Board Chairman Coordinator of Academic Boards Mary Lafans Nancy Benjes Kathy Cooney Elaine Ewing Beth Brough Carol Lawson Ina Hackerman Kathy Burke To be elected in the fall Lynn Beveridge Cindy Salzman Diedra Patterson Sue Waters Paula Munninex Sandra Rhodes AWS Committee Chairmen Constitution Cultural Elections I.A.W.S. Liaison Information Please Installation Banquet Publicity Residence Hall Big Sister Program Commuter Big Sister Program Commuter-Residence Hall Affiliation Bridal Fair Calendar Chairman State Day Historian Philanthropic Career Convocation Glamour Contest Karen Turnball Betsy Reynolds Ginni Cooper Rose Katz Beth St. Clair Margie Litwin Art- Diane Laudenslager Diamondback — Stephanie Valentino Newsletter — • Susan Cerveny Jo Ann Brown Barbara Grim Pat Harrison Sara Foster Susan Bond Vivian Roslyn Judi Hoffman Tricia Deming Carol Worden Kathy Seward AWS Special Programs A.W.S. has numerous and varied events that offer many opportunities for leadership, participa- tion, and enjoyment for YOU! If you are interested in working on any programs, please do not hesitate to contact the chairman. Bridal Fair When "la Saison de 1' 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 fashion show is the highlight of the evening featuring clothes for the mother of the bride, attendants, and that all important gown and trousseau for the bride herself. CHAIRMAN: Sara Foster Big Sister Program Residence Hall and Comfntiter Affiliation 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 academic 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: Jo Ann Brown Residence Hall Program Barbara Grim Commuter Program Pat Harrison Commuter-Residence Hall Affiliation Program Career Convocation This is the newest program sponsored by A.W.S. Last spring over 100 companies participated in the ALL WOMEN'S CAREER CONVOCATION. The 100 companies sent representatives to talk with in- terested job applicants. Since this is such a new program many ideas and helpers are necessary to make it a success. CHAIRMAN: Carol Worden A Wy Reception for Head Residents To honor the new and the old head residents of the men's and women's residence halls, fraternities and sororities, a reception is held every fall in the Student Union. The head resident is accompanied by the president of the group she serves, and meets the other head residents at this time. CHAIRMAN: To be selected in the fall 10 Academic Achievements The wise Maryland coed begins her college career by accepting the numerous responsibilities that are bestowed upon her. She should set her sights high where the University's paramount goal, academics, is concerned. As a freshman, she learns the policies and regu- lations set by the University. To begin with she attends class regularly. These sessions may be 50 or 75 minutes each and are scheduled two or three times a week. Freshmen are not entitled to any automatic "cuts" from class except for the second semester freshmen who have earned a 3.5 average or better the previous semester. After attending classes for approximately five or six weeks, the coed will begin her first set of hourlies. These exams cover the assigned text- book chapters, lecture notes, and any required out- side readings. When the grades have been com- puted, the instructors will have "dean's slips" sent to those students who have performed below average. In this case, it is to the student's advan- tage to consult her instructor about any difficulties that may be present in studying the assigned ma- terial. This helps to put the course into proper perspective. If the student finds that she would like to improve her reading and studying skills, the Counseling Center in Shoemaker Hall has su- perior aids for those who are interested. The grade point system at the University of Maryland is as follows: A (4 points, superior work) B (3 points, above average work), C (2 points, average work), D (1 point, below average work), F (0 points, failure), and I (incomplete work). Anytime during the semester, the student can com- pute a tentative average with her known grades. Below is a sample semester average which has 77 been computed for a student carrying a load of 16 credit hours. Course Credit Grade Average English I History 21 Zoology 1 Speech 1 French 1 3 3 4 3 3 X X X X X C = 2 points 6 B -- 3 points 9 B = 3 points 12 A = 4 points 12 B = 3 points 9 16 48/16 = 3.000 With expanding classroom facilities, the depart- mental and the McKeldin libraries, a Maryland coed is presented with many advantages for progress in learning. All the opportunities for a rich education are here; it is the student's responsibihty to look for them and make good use of them. Honoraries Girls who have made outstanding contributions in some phase of Uni\ersity hfe may be tapped for membership in Alpha Lambda Delta, Diadem., Diamond, 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 provide incentive for outstanding performance in scholarship, service, and leadership on the Mary- land campus. ALPHA LAMBDA DELTA Twice a year, in fall and spring, this honorary initiates freshmen women who have maintained high academic averages. In order to be eligible for membership, a girl must attain a 3.5 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 freshmen students. These organizations have as their goal the expansion of the cultural and intellectual atmosphere at the University. DIADEM Diadem was established at the University of Maryland in 1961 to honor incoming junior women for outstanding achievement and potential in lead- ership and service. Sophomore women are tapped in the spring before their junior year at the Women's Convocation. Diadem 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." 12 DIAMOND Sorority women who have made outstanding con- tributions to the campus and to their individual chapters are given recognition for their achieve- ments by membership in Diamond. Tapping is held twice each year at Harmony Hall and at the Inter- traternity 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. MORTAR BOARD 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 that have excelled in leadership, scholarship, character, and service. Mortar Board sponsors the Mum Sale at Homecoming and entertains freshmen women with a 3.0 average at a "Smarty Party." PHI KAPPA PHI Phi Kappa Phi recognizes superior scholarship among seniors in the top 10 per cent 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. WHO'S WHO 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 stu- dents 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 biography of all 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 senior must have an overall average of 3.25 or higher. 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 in 1965. 75 Commuters^ Chat Commuters, don't look so lost and lonely! As a commuter, you play an important part on the University of Maryland campus. You have your 74 own University Commuters' Association which is the only body that represents exclusively the com- muters' point of view. This organization has three very fundamental functions: political representa- tion, service to the commuting student, and social functions to help the commuter become involved in campus activities. The first main function of U.C.A. is poUtical representation. This year the commuter has two representatives voting in the Student Government Association. The President and Vice President of U.C.A. serve as cabinet members. Services to the commuting student is the second function. One of the main services is the car pool. Through this service, which is co-ordinated in the Commuters' Office in the Student Union, commuters can find a ride or riders to and from campus. Be sure and watch out for this service during Registra- tion Week. To the Commuters' Den in the Student Union you may come any time to eat your lunch, play a game of bridge, study, or just chat with your friends. Socially, the U.C.A. offers commuters' dances, parties, and an annual Play Boy Ball. Intramural programs are set up for both men and women, in- cluding football, basketball, Softball, swimming, and cross country. A new program has been formulated by AWS to bring commuters closer to the campus through association with the women's residence halls. This Commuters Affiliation Program gives girls an hon- orary membership with a residence hall and an op- portunity 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 program includes a coke date and a Big-Little Sister dinner, which helps new commuters to become acquainted 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 campus. The best way to take that first step is to join the University Commuters' Association! If you wish any additional information or have any ques- tions about the U.C.A., don't hesitate to call Sam Powell, President of U.C.A. at GR 4-4489 or Mere- dith Wilson, Vice President at 656-2571. See you in the Commuters' Den ! ! ! ! 15 Cultural Comer Education is a rich and meaningful experience which far exceeds the Hmitations of the classroom. The cultural program of a college is a major por- tion in the learning process of its students. The Cultural Committee of the Student Govern- ment Association here at Maryland is responsible for many of the special cultural events that come to the University. Among the personalities to per- form here this past year were Ferrante and Teicher, Stan Getz, and Boris Goldovsky and his orchestra. Also, at the invitation of the Interfraternity Coun- cil, Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops Orchestra presented a most delightful concert. IFC Presents, in the spring, featured Sammy Da\is, Jr. The Sen- ior Class brought Roger Miller to perform for the campus community. 16 Often throughout the year a variety of speakers come to campus. The different college organizations invite speakers to discuss interesting and current topics in their fields. Dr. Galbraith of our history department gave a series of lectures on Anglo- Saxon History. Authorities on LSD presented a panel on the use of the drug. These are only two of many lectures that were open to the entire campus. The Student Union Board's Speaker Com- mittee arranged for speakers in a variety of fields with varied backgrounds, for the benefit of the stu- dent body. Among those appearing during the past year were Dr. Edward Teller, and Senator Joseph Tydings. We were especially privileged to have Governor J. Millard Tawes speak at the Prayer Breakfast. Members of our own campus do much to aid the cultural program. Maryland's Symphony Orchestra presents concerts every Monday, as well as special concerts at other times through the year. Last Easter our Chapel Choir presented Handel's Mes- siah which was particularly well received. Several organizations performed shows which were out- standing. Modern Dance performed "Catulli Car- mina," Aqualiners, "Aquademics," and Gymkana, "As We See It." These performances reveal the talent of our own students, and offer non-perform- ers as well as performers many opportunities for becoming acquainted with new types of entertain- ment. Our drama department during the past year pre- sented a wide variety of productions ranging in scope from the colorful musical of the University Theater's "Showboat," to the stirring tragedy of Shakespeare's "Othello." The Experimental Theater produced "AHce in Wonderland." Flying Follies presented a terrific display of student talent in dancing and singing in their production "Pot- pourri." We are especially proud of our Madrigal Singers who were invited to sing for President and Mrs. Johnson in the White House at Christmas. It would be impossible to detail all the opportuni- ties the University of Maryland provides for its students to further their cultural growth. You may participate or be a casual observer and still learn and find each event enlightening. This year we shall have a special show. The Arnold Air Society and the Angel Flight are presenting Bob Hope and his group of performers who entertain the troops overseas. Many other exciting personalities will be coming to campus this fall and spring, so watch for their posters. We hope you will be a partici- pator or a spectator, or both. In any case, enjoy the cultural events offered by the University. 17 Extracurricular Excursions As a student at the University of Maryland you will find an activity to fulfill your every need. Par- ticipation in these activities is an important part of your college years. Your talents and services are wanted and can be used in many campus com- mittees and organizations. There are many oppor- tunities 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, the Constitution, Cultural, Elections, Bridal Fair, Social and Activi- ties, and Big Sister Program Committees. For those of you who prefer to lend your talents toward your academic endeavors, the University sponsors numerous departmental organizations. If you are headed for a career in Nursing, the LOUISA PARSONS NURSING CLUB might strike your fancy. If you have teaching in mind try mem- bership in the STUDENT NATIONAL EDUCA- TION ASSOCIATION. 18 If you are musically inclined, the MADRIGAL SINGERS, the MARYLAND GLEE CLUB, OR- CHESTRA and BAND are for you. If you prefer to dance, you may find the MODERN DANCE CLUB the perfect activity. Moreover, the FLYING FOLLIES provides opportunities for anyone who wishes to participate in a group of entertainers. For those who prefer sports and the great out- doors, the WOMEN'S RECREATION ASSOCIA- TION offers activities in every sports area. Per- haps you would like to try the AQUALINERS, the FENCING CLUB, or GYMKANA. Or maybe you're the adventurous and daring type who would prefer the excitement of the SKI CLUB or the TRAIL CLUB. Perhaps you have literary inclinations, then working on the DIAMONDBACK, the CALVERT REVIEW, the TERRAPIN, or the ARGUS would be just the thing you want. If you enjoy the dash and color of a uniform, membership in ANGEL FLIGHT is for you. Angel Flight is a women's service organization sponsored by the Arnold Air Society. As a member of Angel Flight you would proudly wear their blue and white uniform. Or you might be interested in the Uni- versity MAJORETTES or COLOR GUARD. They have try-outs in the early fall. For the more politically inclined, the University political parties, FREE STATE and OLD LINE, offer all the limelight and excitement of a national political party. If you are more interested in national affairs, the YOUNG DEMOCRATS and YOUNG REPUBLICANS are for you. 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, or VOLUN- TEERS FOR MENTAL HEALTH. The religious groups on campus also have much to offer in this area. COLLEGE LIFE meets once a week in vari- our residence halls and Greek houses. The NEW- MAN CLUB, HILLEL, WESLEY FOUNDATION, and numerous other religious groups are anxious to have you join. If your interests are strictly academic, set your goals towards a women's honorary. All freshmen women obtaining a 3.5 overall average are invited to join ALPHA LAMBDA DELTA. Whatever your abilities and your interests, the University offers YOU an abundance of extra- curricular activities. Make your college years fruitful ones. Take a few EXCURSIONS into the field of activities. You will find it very rewarding! 19 Residence Roundup Congratulations! You're now settled in your campus home, and you'll love every minute of it. Living in a residence hall is a new and exciting ex- perience. The time you spend at your residence hall — the many close friendships, the numerous study hours, the surprise birthday parties, and the nights you stay up studying with other girls — will all make up a great part of your pleasant college memories. When you arrive at your residence hall, you will be greeted by your head resident and your big sister. At the University of Maryland the head resident is your adopted mother, your counselor, and your friend. She is always available and al- ways eager to have you visit with her. Your big sister is an upper classman in the residence hall whose purpose is to help you have a pleasing and successful orientation period. She will do every- thing to make this so. In the larger residence halls 20 graduate assistants on every floor. (Don't forget to write your head resident's and graduate assist- ant's name and telephone extension in the front of the book.) These assistants will explain regulations and policies to you. They are anxious to answer any questions that may arise while adjusting to college and residence hall life, and they encourage you to come in from time to time for a friendly chat. When you enter your residence hall you will have at least one, and possibly two roommates. These girls, plus the girls on your floor, and even in the entire hall may become your closest and lifelong friends. The new friendships that you form in your residence hall will be a stimulating and educational part of your college life. Each residence hall elects ofl^icers to help make the residence hall an active part of your campus life. Once you're settled in your residence hall, try to make a special effort to become acquainted with your residence officers, judicial board chairman, academic, and social chairmen. These girls help to insure an orderly and enjoyable living atmosphere. The various committees which plan and direct resi- dence hall events throughout the year are eager to have you as a committee member. By participat- ing on these committees you will surely gain the maximum enjoyment from each activity. You will find that there are numerous committees on which to work, as well as many activities to attend. Every residence hall is furnished attractively and comfortably. In addition, it is equipped with many facilities for your convenience, such as a large laundry room, candy, soft drink, and milk machines. Kitchenettes are provided for storing and heating foods. This year, to the delight of every resident, the University is doubling the number of telephones in the residence halls. All residence halls have study rooms furnished with desks, chairs, and com- fortable sofas that provide a quiet and relaxing study atmosphere for you. When you entertain your guests, the residence hall lobby and recreation room are always available for your enjoyment. The recreation room offers a piano, a television, and a ping pong table for your relaxation. Your stay in any one of the residence halls — one of the new modern high rise residences or in one of the residences on the hill — will be thoroughly enjoyable if you understand and cooperate with the residence hall and AWS rules. Residence hall living is certainly a major part of campus life. You will soon realize that it means much more than just a place to sleep. Becoming acquainted with girls from various families and geographical backgrounds will surely be an extremely rewarding and enjoyable phase of your college life. 21 Residence Halls Presidents Anne Arundel Caroline Carroll Centreville North Centreville South Denton Dorchester Elkton Montgomery East Montgomery West Montgomery Center Queen Anne's St. Mary's Somerset Wicomico Worchester Sue Barnes Monice Gabor Jane Branyan Kay Gregory Gail Blackmore Sharma Wright Sue Ann Glackin Elaine Ewing Nancy Rawlings Karen Bradley Angelica White Betty Pritchett Judith Duvall Anna Young Martha Kazlo Sorority Presidents Alpha Chi Omega Alpha Delta Pi Alpha Epsilon Phi Alpha Gamma Delta Alpha Omicron Pi Alpha Phi Alpha Xi Delta Delta Delta Delta Delta Gamma Delta Phi Epsilon Gamma Phi Beta Kappa Alpha Theta Kappa Delta Kappa Kappa Gamma Phi Sigma Sigma Pi Beta Phi Sigma Delta Tau Sigma Kappa Terry O'Neill Carol Lawson Carol Coburn Elaine Folk Susan Laundrieu Pat Roach Jane Terzick Anne Ulman Jan Milliken Sheila Deitz Gail Holland Dannye Crawford Gail Bloch Marilyn Quinn Nancy Chotiner Nancy Mott Joyce Epstein Karen Yablonski 22 Social Swop As you are starting life here at the University, don'i neglect the social side of the college scene. These years in college will offer you a greater number and variety of social experiences than any other period in your life. Admittedly, there is more to do here than you could possibly fit into four years, but that's no excuse to let everything pass you by! It will take a little courage on your part to strike out and explore your new **home." So, don't pack up each weekend and run home with the com- plaint that you don't feel you belong or that there is nothing to do. Give yourself a chance to become a part of the activity here at Maryland. First of all, you should GET OUT AND MEET PEOPLE. Of course, you will get to know your roommate and the other girls in the residence hall right away, but don't stop there. The University is full of interesting people. Go ahead — talk to strangers and accept that blind date (if introduced by someone you know). If you want to meet more people, go to the activities of Freshman Orientation Week, the Dink Debuts, and, later on, the Student Union dances (every other weekend^ — admittance by I.D. card), and the residence hall parties. You can even meet people while walking across campus. Secondly, you should EXPAND YOUR FIELD OF INTEREST. Try doing something "different" now and then. Get out of the rut and go to a concert, or a discussion, or a play. They are usually a lot more interesting than their titles suggest. And, 23 finally, don't let things pass you by — FIND OUT WHAT IS HAPPENING ON CAMPUS. Looking and listening are the keys to any event or activity. Look for posters, flyers, and advertisements in the "Diamondback". Listen to the people who are in a number of activities and to the general campus conversation about the coming events. If you need further information, don't hesitate. Ask! If your fellow classmates don't know the answer, go to the Student Government office in the Student Union. The S.G.A. members have regular office hours and will be glad to answer your questions. Here are a few major campus events that you may enjoy. Sorority RUSH begins soon after Ori- entation is over. Even if you don't care to pledge a sorority, it is fun to participate in rush. FRESH- MAN ELECTIONS are held during the first weeks of school. In the fall there are FOOTBALL GAMES, HOMECOMING, and I.F.C. PRESENTS (a pro- gram of professional entertainment). FALL GREEK WEEK is a week of athletic and social activities sponsored by Panhel and I.F.C. Numer- ous mixers, socials, and concerts take place during the autumn months and on into the winter. Toward the beginning of the second semester, classes start holding their PROMS. SPRING RUSH is also held. The main events of the second semester are SPRING WEEK, GREEK WEEK, BRIDAL FAIR, and HILL AREA COUNCIL PRESENTS. 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. Sing (a vocal competition among the Greeks). There are also many Campus Chest projects going on during second semester. Campus wide ELECTIONS also create quite a stir with their conventions and campaigning. Maryland's campus is never dull! If you're will- ing to attend programs — concerts, parties, sports, etc. — life, socially, can be very exciting! 24 Graces and Grooming Part of your social responsibility as a lady is your appearance. Often this is the only criterion by which you are judged. Dress in the style most becoming to you. The most striking women wear stunning color combinations and dress simply. When you are in doubt about what to wear to an event, choose school clothes. Most often they will be appropriate. And remember, that while you are walking a cigarette looks bad dangling from your mouth or your hand. Don't talk with a cigarette in your mouth, it looks funny bouncing up and down. Finally, don't chew gum in public, the dairy is where a cow belongs. In spite of the informal atmosphere here, man- ners, the mark of a lady, should not be neglected. Common courtesy and kindness will cover most situations. Remember to stand whenever a dean, housemother, or an older woman enters the room or comes over to speak to you. Women do not usually shake hands with one another, but it is quite proper for a woman to offer her hand to a gentleman. Shake hands firmly — a hand shake is often the basis for forming those important first impressions. When performing introductions, introduce the man to the woman first ; or a younger person to an older person if they are of the same sex. In other words, the honored person has people introduced to him. Fox example, "Miss — , may I introduce my Father? Father this is Miss — ." Relax and be as informal as you can. After a while, introductions are as easy as smiling. Contrary to earlier rules of etiquette which com- pletely forbade kissing in public places, it is now permissible to give family or friends a brief kiss of greeting. However, it is in very bad taste to dis- play affection that will attract the attention of the passersby. This is embarrassing to many people. Sometimes it is necessary to discreetly indicate some of the finer points of etiquette to your date. For example, remain in the car until he opens the door for you. When in a crowd looking for seats without aid, your date always proceeds you. Hesi- tating at closed doors gives him the opportunity to open it for you. Remember girls, guys are gen- tlemen only if you are ladies. Being a student at the University enables you to mature socially. You will meet many new people in many different situations. Through it all you will want to act as you are — as a lady. 25 Suggested Dress Athletic Events Fall Sports heels sport suit, sheath, Spring Sports — skirt and blouse, shirtwaist, flats Campus Wear Skirts and blouses, sweaters, shirtwaists, knee-hi's, hose, sneakers, flats Cultural Events Suit, sheath, heels, gloves Dances Campus Wear — for informal dances Cocktail dress, dressy sheath, heels, gloves Junior and Senior Proms — long gowns are often worn Fraternity Parties Rush — sheath, dressy shirtwaist, flats or heels Weekend Parties — school clothes, or specified Rush Suit, sheath, heels, or specified Dining Halls Monday — Friday Breakfast and *Casual clothes juuncn Dinner Saturday Sunday Breakfast Dinner Skirt or dress *Casual clothes Skirt and blouse, flats Dress or coordinated outfit, hose, heels Student Union First and Second Floors Lower Levels Skirt or dress, *casual clothes for e\ening movies ^Casual clothes Administration Buildings, Classrooms, Library, Chapel, Residence Lobbies Skirt or dress Inclement Weather *Casual clothes according to your discretion 'Casual Clothes: 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 campus 26 Please read the following rules carefully. They are the official regulations at the University. If you are living on campus they will be an invaluable aid when you are studying for your residence test. Regulation Reminders Official Rules SIGNING IN AND OUT Signing in and out is a means to aid the head resident when trying to locate a student in case of an emergency. This procedure is 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 un- expectedly. 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 OFFI- CIAL TIME and will be the only indicator of your return time to the residence hall. The residence hall Judicial Board is responsible for penalizing students who make errors in signing in and signing out. 27 Types of Sign-Oiits I. DAILY SIGN-OUTS A. GENERAL REGULATIONS 1. The looseleaf notebook at the reception desk is to be used daily for signing 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 as pos- sible. 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 returning after your indicated return time unless you return to the resi- dence after your curfew. 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. Residence Hall students may not spend the night at sorority houses or other Residence Halls Sunday through Thursday nights. II. SPECIAL TYPES OF DAILY SIGN-OUTS A. 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 you head resident the day before you plan to leave. B. 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. 28 1. GENERAL REGULATIONS: Arrangements for such leaves off campus must be made with your head resident in advance. You must present your ticket to your head resi- dent 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" time. 2. TYPES OF SPECIAL LATE LEAVES ON CAMPUS — Social, cultural, and sports events which are University sponsored. After the function is over, you are given 20 min- utes to return to your residence. Monday Nights — Special late leaves for a Monday night may only be granted by the head resident. Requests for special late leaves not listed should be taken to AWS Residence Hall Council for general leaves two weeks in advance. OFF CAMPUS — cultural and social events. Daily — Special permission to attend cul- tural events such as those held at Constitu- tion Hall, Lisner Auditorium, National The- ater, 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 Junior Prom and the Senior Prom. ON OR OFF CAMPUS — Organizational events. Special late leaves for organizational events such as University Theater and the Diamond- back must be cleared by the Head Resident. 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 pre- vious semester is required. in. 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 Authorization Form. A. GENERAL REGULATIONS If you plan to be away from your residence overnight, sign out on your card at the recep- 29 tion desk. Indicate the necessary information and move your tab. As you face the book, move the 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, Wednes- day, 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 Satur- day nights the latest sign-out time for an over- night is 12:00 midnight for all women students; a woman who wants to sign out for an over- night must come in and sign out herself. After leaving the dorm, you MAY NOT CHANGE your signout to an overnight by call- ing 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. Over- nights cannot be taken. Weeknight overnights are granted according to academic classification. Freshmen (fewer than 28 credits) are allowed three overnights per semester. Sophomores (passed 28 to 55 credits) are allowed six over- nights per semester. Juniors (passed 56 to 87 credits) are allowed nine overnights per semes- ter. Seniors are allowed unlimited overnights. B. TYPES OF OVERNIGHTS (A woman student may take overnights in ac- cordance with her parents permissions.) 1. Daily Overnight — An overnight taken on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday night is considered as one of your overnight leaves. 2. Weekend Overnights — All women students have unlimited weekend overnight leaves. The weekend includes Friday and Saturday nights. 3. Special Overnight Leaves Overnight leaves, such as Choir trips, are cleared through the Dean of Students' 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 itself. Dormitory residents visiting the sorority houses for the weekend must sign out on their residence hall sign-out card. They must sign in at the sorority house in the overnight book. While at the sorority house, they must 30 sign out on a daily sign-out sheet that is designated for guests. Upon leaving, the dormitory resident has the sorority head resident give her a form that states any errors that she has made. This form must be turned in to the residence hall head resi- dent when the girl signs in. IV. ERRORS ON OVERNIGHTS AND DAILY 1. Serious Offenses (A serious offense could result in your being dismissed from the residence) a. Failure to sign out on an overnight sign- out. b. Deliberate falsification of destination. c. Signing in or out for another resident student. 2. Common Errors a. Failure to sign in and/or out on daily sheet 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- rect space. f. Incorrect dates g. Failure to put time under "Expected Re- turn" h. Failure to sign out on the correct book or card LATENESS 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 CASE OF EMERGENCY. Judicial Board Chairmen, Graduate assistants, and house directors keep a record of late minutes and will view chronic or ir- responsible use of your late minutes with concern. Any lateness over these ten emergency late minutes will require an appearance before the residence judicial board. 31 QUIET HOURS 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. DEFINITIOX OF NOISE 1. Noise is the sound (s) heard outside of a room with the door and/or the windows 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 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 quietness that is continuous and bothersome to anyone within the immediate area. WARNING SYSTEM 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 fol- lowing 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 file. 5. Warnings may constitute an automatic penalty as prescribed by the Judicial Board. A prescrib- ed number of warnings necessitates the offend- er'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. 32 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 Judiciary 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 re- direct her behavior and energies along accepted lines. The second principle is that every effort is made to encourage students themselves to assume the responsibility for their own discipline and be- havior. 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 consistently violates a rule or rules is in much greater need of attention than one who makes a small error and corrects herself immediately. ^ RESIDENCE HOURS will be found on the next page. 33 ID tH CSl CM CM rH tH tH tH 5a c d o oo C CM CM d rH rH 2:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.** 2* a a dd rH lO d d d d o o o o CO CO CO CO tH iH tH rH o "a a d rH^I rH rH o c a ^^ rH rH o . d ^ in d* c<l * S-i rH rH t~- O ■^ 2lt CM lO rH 1— 1 S S S £ c^ cd c3 cj CO CO CO CO 1— 1 rH T— 1 rH o *-• * ^la^ '^ f-' d^ SI CM in T-i rH CM CM CM rH rH rH rH a d d a d rH rH a o Si SI rH X3 C C c c .2 .2 a a o o ^^ C<! 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Misconduct during the drill ROOM INSPECTION Room inspection will be made once a week by the 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 should be rinsed and returned to the cases provided for this purpose. 3. The only electrical appliances allowed in the rooms are fans, hairdryers, electric clocks, radios, and phonographs. 4. Shades must be drawn after dark when the lights are on. Safety, security, and maintenance regulations which AWS helps to enforce. 35 5. Calling or talking from windows is pro- hibited. 6. Food must not be kept on window sills. 7. Food kept in rooms must be stored in metal containers with tight covers. 8. Only coffee, tea. or soup may be prepared in residence kitchens, except for a resi- dence party. 9. Except for residence party food, only milk, juice or fruit may be kept in residence refrigerators and these articles must be plainly labeled with the name of the owner. 10, No hot plates, coils, irons, or sunlamps are permitted in the rooms because they are fire hazards. SUX-BATHING Sun-bathing is allowed only in those areas speci- fied by the AWS. Girls 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 streets. RECEPTION LOBBIES With the head resident's consent, reception lob- bies may be used for studying after closing hours. RESIDENCE DOORS All doors except the front door must be kept locked after dark or no later than 8 p.m. The doors will remain locked until 8 a.m., which is the earliest time one can enter the residence. PETS Pets of any sort are not allowed in the residence. RESIDENCE HALL PERSONNEL As a member of the University Housing Office, the Head Resident has responsibility for the wel- fare 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 govern- ment, 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 resi- dence hall staff is available to all students with problems or those who need assistance in planning and carrying out programs and activities in the residence. Guests OVERNIGHT GUESTS A friend may spend the night in a girl's residence on Friday and Saturday if the head resident agrees and if there is room for her. Because of similarities of interests and limited accommodations, 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 room during the regular session. Guests must be registered 24 hours in advance with the head resident. One should show his guest how to sign in and out and acquaint her with the residence customs. The resi- dent is responsible for her guest and her guest's infraction of the rules. VISITORS TO WOMEN'S RESIDENCES If a girl comes to visit for the evening, i.e. not overnight, she must leave the residence by the following times: 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 she comes. VISITING MEN'S RESIDENCE HALLS AND OFF CAMPUS RESIDENCES Women may visit men's residences during call- ing hours (see General and xlcademic regulations) or for regularly scheduled parties which are on the weekly calendar. Women are not permitted to visit men's rooms or off-campus rooms or apart- ments. VISITING FRATERNITIES Women may visit fraternities during house call- ing hours or during functions registered on the University Social Calendar, which is sent to all residences each week. The head resident or an ap- proved chaperon must be present at all times that coeds are in the fraternity house. Before a mem- ber may bring a coed into the fraternity house, he must obtain permission from the head resident. 37 Parties on the week nights may last until 8:30 p.m., weekends until 12:45 a.m. General Regulations 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, includ- ing 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 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. ACADEMIC See the handbook, General and Academic Reg- ulations. 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 Thursday. 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 before 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 be- fore you plan a major event. SPACE RESERVATION FORM This must be filled out for any event where campus facilities are used. Forms may be obtained in Mr. Weber's office, North Administration Build- ing. * Denotes a general University regulation which is supported by AWS and enforced by Central Stu- dent Court. DINING HALL HOURS WEEKDAYS Breakfast 6:30 A.M.- -8:15 A.M. Lunch 11:10 A.M.- -1:10 P.M. Dinner 4:30 A.M.- -6:15 P.M. SATURDAY Breakfast 7:30 A.M.- -8:30 P.M. Lunch 11:30 A.M.- -1:00 P.M. Dinner 4:30 A.M.- -6:00 P.M. SUNDAY Breakfast 8:30 A.M.- -9:30 A.M. Dinner 11:30 A.M.- -1:20 P.M. Health Service The Health Service provides the following ser- vices : 1. Treatment for any illness, including physi- cal injury, or referral to outside doctors. 2. Assistance in cases of mental and emotional disturbance. 3. X-ray and laboratory work deemed neces- sary by the Health Service or by a per- son's physician. 4. Hospitalization here when necessary. 5. Student teacher's Health Certification. 6. Verification of illness in cases of absence where proof (i.e. Health Service records or a note from a physician) is given. 7. Desensitization in cases with allergies when requested by a physician. 8. Recommendations concerning medical rea- sons for withdrawal from University or readmission, or reinstatement or reduc- tion of course load. 9. Public Health Service function (Food Ser- vice; Student residences on campus, etc.) 10. Modify physical education courses tempor- arily or permanently. 11. Health advice to students. 12. Physical examination of employees for em- ployment. The infirmary across from the Student Union is always open for your convenience. 39 Index Academic 38 Phi Beta Kappa 13 Alcoholic Beverages 38 Phi Kappa Phi 13 Alpha Lambda Delta AWS Committee Chairmen 12 8 Philosophy of the Judicial Board 33 AWS Reception for Head Residents 10 Quiet Hours 32 Big Sister Program 9 Reception Lobbies 36 Bridal Fair Career Convocation 9 10 Registration for Social Events 38 Cultural Late Leaves 29 Residence Doors 36 Curfew Hours 34 Residence Hall Per:onnel 36 Definition of Noise 32 Residence Hall Presidents 22 Diadem 12 Residence Hours (chart) 34 Diamond 13 Room Inspection 35 Dining Hall Hours 39 Signing In and Out 27 Early Morning Leaves 28 Space Reservation Forms 38 Fire Drills 35 Special Late Leaves 28 General Regulations 28 Sorority Preiidents 22 Graces and Grooming 24,25 Suggested Dress 26 Infirmary 39 Sun Bathing 36 Late Leaves and Overnights 29 Types of Overnights 30 Lateness Men's Calling Hours 31 \'isiting Men's Residences on and oflF Campus 37 (residence halls and sororities) 34 Visitors to Women's Residences 37 Mobs and Riots 38 Warning System 32 Mortar Board Organization Late Leaves Overnight Guests Overnight Sign-outs 13 29 37 29,30 Weekend and Holiday Late Leaves Who's Who Women's Calling Hours (fraternities and men's 29 13 Pets 36 residence halls) 34 40 ^<Mt 'pon^ KSSfS has a place for YOU in its many activities.