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EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Befh St Clair
ART EDITOR Sue Vernay
SECTION EDITORS Barbara P'lquef, Barbara Soper,
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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
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Dean's Page --- 4
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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
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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
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.
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HELEN E. CLARKE
Associate Dean of Students
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?
...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.
First Vice President
Second Vice President
Mortar Board President
Judicial Board Chairman
To be elected in the fall
Big Sister Program
Big Sister Program
Beth St. Clair
Newsletter — •
Jo Ann Brown
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.
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
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
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
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
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,
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
been computed for a student carrying a load of
16 credit hours.
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.
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-
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
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."
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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 ! ! ! !
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
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
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-
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.
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-
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
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!
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
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
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.
Sue Ann Glackin
Alpha Chi Omega
Alpha Delta Pi
Alpha Epsilon Phi
Alpha Gamma Delta
Alpha Omicron Pi
Alpha Xi Delta
Delta Delta Delta
Delta Phi Epsilon
Gamma Phi Beta
Kappa Alpha Theta
Kappa Kappa Gamma
Phi Sigma Sigma
Pi Beta Phi
Sigma Delta Tau
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
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,
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
Maryland's campus is never dull! If you're will-
ing to attend programs — concerts, parties, sports,
etc. — life, socially, can be very exciting!
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
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.
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
Weekend Parties — school clothes,
Suit, sheath, heels, or specified
Monday — Friday
Skirt or dress
Skirt and blouse, flats
Dress or coordinated outfit, hose,
Skirt or dress, *casual clothes
for e\ening 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
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.
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.
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
3. Your destination must be as specific as pos-
4. The first initial and the last name of the
person with whom you are going should
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
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.
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
Requests for special late leaves not listed
should be taken to AWS Residence Hall
Council for general leaves two weeks in
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
ON OR OFF CAMPUS — Organizational
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-
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
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
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
a. Failure to sign out on an overnight sign-
b. Deliberate falsification of destination.
c. Signing in or out for another resident
2. Common Errors
a. Failure to sign in and/or out on daily
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 Re-
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,
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
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
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.
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-
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
6. The offender has, at all times, the right to appeal
a warning or a penalty to her residence Judicial
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-
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
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FIRE DRILL REGULATIONS
Fire drills are held frequently to insure familiar-
ity with the procedure to follow in case of a real
All girls must wear a long coat and street shoes.
They must carry a towel (which may be held over
the face) for protection against smoke and flames.
The room windows must be shut, the lights on,
and the door open. The fire drill proctors will
check the rooms. Girls must leave the building
silently, walking in a single file, and remaining
silent throughout the entire drill.
Each of the following offenses requires appear-
ance before the residence Judicial Board:
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
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.
5. Calling or talking from windows is pro-
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-
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
10, No hot plates, coils, irons, or sunlamps are
permitted in the rooms because they are
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
With the head resident's consent, reception lob-
bies may be used for studying after closing hours.
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 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
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
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 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-
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.
Parties on the week nights may last until 8:30
p.m., weekends until 12:45 a.m.
MOBS AND RIOTS-
Any student who participates in a riot or is in
the neighborhood of a crowd which is creating a
disturbance or encourages a disturbance in any
way is liable to be charged for damages and is
subject to suspension.
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
See the handbook, General and Academic Reg-
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-
* Denotes a general University regulation which
is supported by AWS and enforced by Central Stu-
DINING HALL HOURS
The Health Service provides the following ser-
1. Treatment for any illness, including physi-
cal injury, or referral to outside doctors.
2. Assistance in cases of mental and emotional
3. X-ray and laboratory work deemed neces-
sary by the Health Service or by a per-
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-
The infirmary across from the Student Union
is always open for your convenience.
Phi Beta Kappa
Phi Kappa Phi
Alpha Lambda Delta
AWS Committee Chairmen
Philosophy of the
AWS Reception for
Big Sister Program
Cultural Late Leaves
Residence Hall Per:onnel
Definition of Noise
Residence Hall Presidents
Residence Hours (chart)
Dining Hall Hours
Signing In and Out
Early Morning Leaves
Space Reservation Forms
Special Late Leaves
Graces and Grooming
Late Leaves and Overnights
Types of Overnights
Men's Calling Hours
\'isiting Men's Residences
on and oflF Campus
(residence halls and
Visitors to Women's
Mobs and Riots
Organization Late Leaves
Weekend and Holiday
Women's Calling Hours
(fraternities and men's
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