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To the class of 1974 ^9^^9/7f
It is a pleasure to welcome you to the University of Maryland. Your class
represents the most carefully selected group of freshmen in the University's history.
We look forward to a high level of performance.
The faculty, administration and staff are here to help you. The important
factors, however, are those which only you can supply: initiative, application and
the determination to pursue your own goals.
I urge you to be selective because you cannot do everything. In addition to
your academic program, you should participate in extra-curricular activities which
interest you. These can enrich your college life and they can help you become
a better citizen. They will help you most if you take advantage of this great
privilege of developing your intellectual capacity.
In the face of the cries for social relevance, I wish to suggest that the most
relevant aspect of your education at present — the aspect with the greatest portent
for your future and the future of mankind — is to foster your capacity for critical
thinking and independent judgment and so to prepare for a meaningful role in
the complex world., /
Wilson H. Elkins
Welcome to the University, etc. I realize that by the time you read this, you
will have undoubtedly been welcomed, oriented and adjusted to death, and there-
fore are in no mood for still another flowery welcome.
But that's all right, because M-Book is not intended to be a flowery greeting,
rather as a useful, hopefully enduring reference for your years here. After you
read through it a couple of times to answer your most immediate questions, I
hope you'll put it away somewhere midway between prominent display on your
bookcase and buried under two weeks of dirty laundry. In other words, put it
where you can find it when you need it.
Several items in here may not be of specific interest to you now, but being
able to remind you where to turn to when the time comes is what we really hope
to do. For instance, the University draft counseling service has an office in the
Student Union. Now you may not need their help for some time or you may need
them next week. At any rate, having received M-Book, you won't have any excuse
for not knowing that draft counseling exists. By the way, the draft counseling
service was established by students with the advice and aid of some faculty mem-
bers and administrators and is staffed primarily by students who have had exten-
sive training in draft counseling.
We have tried to look at the University through somewhat unjaundiced eyes
in an effort to see it as you will see it, to answer questions we think you will
ask and also, to discuss some of the situations you would never think to ask about.
(The M-Book staff is operating under the principle that just as it takes some
knowledge of a subject to cheat on a test, it also takes some knowledge of a
University to ask useful and intelligent questions about it.)
M-Book's emphasis is on student government because I feel that with com-
petent and conscientious students working within its structure (the third in as
many years) it may contain the key for finally awakening the student body and
this campus to some of the more pressing aspects of the reality of existence here.
I do not necessarily advocate running for office. From my observations, it
appears that the students who do the most good for the University are elected to
fewer offices and appointed to more working student-faculty-administrative com-
mittees than their more egotistical cohorts.
The following pages contain the substance of a statement prepared for
orientation last summer by students evaluating some of the problems facing the
student body and the University. Because the majority of its criticism is still
valid, it has been included with few changes. The criticism is still valid because
this University, as all plodding bureaucracies, moves very slowly, if at all toward
change. Change will only come with your initiative.
photo by Paul Levin
Note: Until the arrest of 87 persons at Skinner building in late March, 1970, the following statement was
accurate. However, the issues the 87 were protesting and the actions of the University are written here
What is our purpose? We have been told that by presenting a critical view
of the University we would discourage incoming freshmen. We were told that
your minds could not comprehend or understand the University's problems.
This brings us to the purpose of orientation. The University has many of
the problems that have brought trouble elsewhere. Also, like other schools, we
have a large apathetic student body and a relatively small militant faction. How-
ever, it only takes a small number of students to create disorder. Complicating
this is an administration which is not particularly receptive to student involvement.
We would like to introduce you to the problems you will face as students
of the University of Maryland. We want you to become involved in trying to
solve these problems. We believe our grievances are just. We believe that an
active and informed student body could destroy the myth that all students are
irresponsible. We believe that unified action by the mass of students could lead
to peaceful and nondisruptive change at Maryland. We believe that though the
powers that be are presently unreceptive, an involved and responsible student body
could create an atmosphere in which they would become receptive.
A rational discussion of the administration must begin by pointing out that
administrators are neither all good nor all bad. There are those who are receptive
and open to change. It would be self delusion to assume they are not intelligent.
Furthermore, being unreceptive does not mean they are also unreasonable. Were
that true, the University long ago would have been thrown into chaos.
But we do have problems here that result from the administration's attitude.
Too much of the problem solving takes place after the atmosphere has become
explosive. We have had no blow ups here, but there may come a time when the
administration waits too long and finds that tension is higher than it thought.
It is dangerous to function on a crisis-to-crisis basis. We seek an administration
that will try to solve problems before situations become heated.
Another problem is that grievances are too often handled on the basis of
the support they have instead of on their actual merits. This means that the doors
and channels are closed to liberals and reform-minded individuals, giving them
no legitimate means of seeking change. This campus, noted for its apathy, is not
likely to provide anyone with support in spite of sympathy for an issue.
This means of handling protest has two major defects. First, it means the
system can prove unworkable and encourage people to seek change through other
approaches. Second, it means that attempts to solve problems are initiated only
when a large mass of students becomes upset. Logically: Why wait for people
to become angry? Why not attempt to anticipate problems and solve them before
The University boasts of being a community. We agree that that is what a
University should be. We also believe that the community does not end in the
classroom. Blacks and foreign students, particularly the non-whites, have consid-
erable problems with College Park in terms of discrimination in housing and
In this University community, the administration's responsibilities do not
end in the classroom. We request and expect the University to aid its students
and if they encounter discrimination to stand up with them. If life is made diffi-
cult for certain students, it is likely that their performance in the University may
be adversely affected. If this be truly a community, then those who run it must
help protect and secure its members. Blacks and foreign students are not the only
ones affected. Prices charged by many College Park merchants are oppressive.
We need the University to support efforts to lower those prices. We urge the
administration to accept that responsibility.
We would like to see a more positive stance on integrating the University.
Since the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare ordered the University
and state college system to integrate, the administration has done as little as
possible to comply. If you look around your orientation group, you won't find
many blacks. Obviously, there is a problem.
Racism is a prevalent problem at the University. It is reflected by the enroll-
ment that included 2 per cent black in a state that is nearly 20 per cent black.
It is reflected in other schools of the state college system in which three are over
90 per cent black and three are over 90 per cent white. It is reflected in the
defacto segregation of the greek system, A large number of the segregated greek
houses stand on University property and receive a tax exemption. In other words,
segregated facilities are standing on state property — property owned and sup-
ported by both black and white taxpayers.
It is reflected in the pay given full time employees, notably janitorial and
cafeteria w orkers — coincidently black. A person trying to support a family on
$60 a week is not likely to be able to provide much, but the University doesn't
seem to care. And it affects whites, too. State minimum wage levels were so low
that Maryland was given a timetable to comply with federal standards. The effect
of this is that white students work for low wages, too.
The University has a number of problems relating to academic life. Highly
criticized are the general education requirements, which force students to take
a number of courses which are irrelevent and useless to them. General education
courses represent many hours that could be spent in classes we want to take.
Without them, they say, we would spend too much time in one field.
But considering that departments have requirements and that limits are some-
times placed on the number of courses you may take in any one area, it would
be hard for a student not to encounter a variety of subjects during his college
career. Even the minimum number of credits needed for graduation (120 in
the college of arts and sciences) is a subject of criticism. Many schools have
found that four courses a semester is a more reasonable load than the five you
must average if you intend to graduate in four years here.
You have probably heard discussions of the publish-or-perish syndrome and
are aware that this is one of higher education's most pressing problems. What it
means is that if a professor does not publish enough original work, he will find
himself without a job. Teaching ability at this University counts very little in
teacher retention. Publication has two main values: It gives evidence that a
teacher's mind exists and draws attention to the teacher's name and to his Uni-
versity. The latter is of little importance to undergraduates while it is of great
value to graduate schools. This University is overwhelmingly undergraduate. The
former is important, but not to the extent that it is presently emphasized. While
some publication is justified, we believe the major factor in retaining a teacher
is teaching ability, for this is what most greatly affects undergraduates. The
departments must orient themselves to undergraduates and therefore to teaching.
Student involvement at the departmental level is minimal except in certain
progressive departments like physics, economics and architecture. We believe
students should have a choice in matters of curriculum and teacher evaluation.
Students should be involved in determining and evaluating curriculum.
Too often the faculty of a department becomes so oriented toward the
department that they cannot always judge critically things they have become so
closely tied to. Student views come from a different perspective and could aid
in developing more relevant curricula.
Students could also provide information on a teacher's ability to teach. This
concept is a reality in the honors program and should be expanded to the rest
of the University. To be blunt, what is the point of maintaining a faculty member
who isn't teaching effectively?
Other academic problems involve things such as not being able to make
summer school courses if you flunk out in the spring semester. What better oppor-
tunity is there to catch up than in the summer? A student ambitious enough to
give up his summer to pursue his education should not be penalized.
There are other areas of major concern. The food in the dining halls and
the Student Union is a gastronomic horror. Students should have the option of
completely separating room and board bills, to be free to live in a dorm without
committing themselves to even partial board. Students should also have the option
of signing a single semester dorm contract. Now, a student pays room and board
by semester, but is committed to dorm life for the entire year.
The two bookstores, one in the Student Union, the other in College Park,
charge high prices for books. Both stores buy used books for fractions of their
original value and resell them at near the original cost. An attempt to set up the
Student Supply Store on a cooperative basis failed last year, after a group of
dedicated SGA officials spent thousands of hours developing a cooperative plan.
However, a student-faculty-administration advisory board was established for the
store. The book ordering procedure has been completely revamped in an effort
toward increased efficiency in management. (It should be noted that there has
been no successful cooperative established in the last 25 years, and the advisory
board, established with enthusiasm from all quarters was a major factor in a
violent outbreak at the University of Michigan last year.)
What we have been talking about is student power. This phrase is used every-
where and very loosely. We would like to clarify what we mean by it in the context
of the University.
Student power means a share of the power and not all the power. We recog-
nize that with power will come responsibility and we are willing to accept that
responsibility. We are asking to be heard in any situation that is at all relevant
to the student body. We are asking for power when decisions must be made that
will have their impact on the student body.
How much power depends on the area of concern, the relevance to the
students and, most of all, on the ability of the students to perform adequately in
their jobs. We are making no impossible demands, no non-negotiable demands.
We are willing to talk and to reason and we are willing to use proper channels
until such channels are closed. We hope that those channels are never closed.
Student involvement is becoming a reality on most campuses; it will become a
reality at this University. We demand only that we be given a fair share of the
power. It is responsible student power that is our objective.
student government association
The Student Government Association at the University is an ever-changing
body that is continually striving for both social and academic improvement so
every University student may gain from college all that he or she is seeking. The
diverse organization's scope of services and programs reaches into every realm of
student life. Its members work for improvement in every area and strives to protect
the rights of students.
The goal of the last administration was to steer SGA away from its long-
standing (decades-long) image of a Mickey Mouse bullshitter and planner of
dances to a group seeking academic reform, evaluation and social change. The
ultimate goal has been approached — that of including students on all policy
decision boards. But that means a great number of students are needed to fill
these positions. Students on ego trips seeking glory for themselves or for their
greek houses are not needed. Students who are willing to put in the time and
effort needed to function adequately for constructive social actions are needed
The opportunities in this realm of service are endless, but the fate of the
University and the success of the plan demand involvement and committment.
The University campus is potentially a sterile high school environment but can
also be the trial run for the real world. SGA hopes that somewhere within its
J myriad committees you can find something for your present and for your future.
The president and the Student Government Association Cabinet comprise the
, executive branch of the SGA. The Cabinet, composed of the four top officers and
the fifteen directors of the various areas of student life, administers programs and
policies approved by the Legislature. The SGA President presides over the meet-
ings and the Cabinet officers advise him on matters pertaining to their departments
or organizations as well as miscellaneous matters. For example, the University
Commuter's Association president sits on Cabinet and is the only commuter rep-
resentative in SGA.
The SGA president coordinates the activities of Cabinet and the SGA as a
whole. He is responsible for all the programs and policies of student government
and responsible for implementation of everything that comes out of Legislature.
He is also official spokesman for SGA and the student body. He sits on numerous
policy-making committees and boards and presents student concerns and demands
to. the administration, Faculty Senate and the Board of Regents.
Essentially, the goal of the president is to obtain the right for students to
make their own academic rules, encourage academic change and innovation, have
students participate in making academic policy and seek administrative practices
and rules which tend to simplify rather than complicate the lives of the average
As the speaker of Legislature, the vice president presides at all meetings. It
is the vice president's responsibility to be a liaison between Legislature and Cabinet
for he is the only member of SGA who is a member of both branches. The vice
president works most closely with Legislature in attempting to voice opinion of
students. In addition, he or she represents SGA when dealing with several ad-
ministrative offices. He also represents the student body at various campus func-
tions and acts as a stand-in for the president in both official and public relations
functions. The vice president also acts as chairman of the Legislature's committee
on committees which controls the 12 standing committees that are discussed on the
The SGA secretary is primarily responsible for recording the business of
Cabinet meetings and compiling minutes into permanent reference form. Although
not dictated in the SGA constitution, the SGA secretary has also taken on the
duties of secretary of Legislature. She compiles minutes, prepares the agenda prior
to each meeting, keeps attendance records, reserves meeting rooms and notifies
members of meetings.
The secretary previously served as chairman of the student organizations
committee, which is responsible for reviewing organizations' constitutions prior
to their presentation to Legislature for approval.
She also organizes the annual banquet for the outgoing and incoming SGA
officers following elections in the spring and works with the student activities
office in organizing the annual retreat for the new administration.
In order to aid individuals who are researching any aspect of SGA, in addi-
tion to the minutes, she keeps a record of all Diamondback articles written about
the organization or any of its activities. She codifies all proposals made by organi-
zations and passed by Legislature for each administration.
The Student Government Association treasurer is in charge of the student
activities fee. He is also chairman of SGA finance committee which makes recom-
mendations on money allocations for campus organizations that receive funds
from Legislature. The finance committee conducts budget hearings and appeals
during the summer and the beginning of the school year and decide all major
Several subcommittees of the finance committee were set up last year to
investigate SGA spending and the University's service costs. Investigations of the
physical plant and motor pool costs, as well as studies of the facilities usage fee
also fell within the scope of the subcommittees. Results were never reported. To
insure that a student's money is spent in an appropriate fashion, constant checks
are supposed to be made on each organization's books by a member of finance
committee. In the event of mismanagement of funds, the committee makes a full
investigation and a report of the findings is made to Legislature.
The finance committee consists of the subcommittee chairmen, the representa-
tive from Legislature, members of past finance committees and any interested
students. It meets weekly and is one of the major standing committees of SGA.
The treasurer and finance committee strive to give students the most for their
money and to maintain fiscal control at the same time.
associated women students
Associated Women Students was established to unify all women students. It
promotes self government in women's residence halls and greek houses. AWS
attempts to foster academic excellence and sponsors community service projects
and special events such as big sister and commuter affiliation programs, head
resident's tea, and the Christmas choral program.
The first activity scheduled by AWS each fall is the big-little sister program.
Each freshman woman and transfer student receives her own big sister chosen
from upperclassmen. During fall orientation week, the big sister introduces herself
and explains the problems, priveleges and opportunities that come with being a
student at the University.
AWS also sponsors women's week, which attempts to deal with problems of
women in contemporary society, in conjunction with the placement center.
Each year AWS sponsors the sex symposium, which consists of a series of
informative lectures, discussions and films dealing with morality and sex-related
issues. Well-known speakers are invited to express their opinions on controversial
The drug symposium was recently initiated. Like the sex symposium, the drug
program involves panel discussions and informative lectures on the use and
legality of drugs. In light of changing social patterns, this is a popular and rele-
vant addition to the calendar.
In addition, AWS sponsors the bridal fair in the spring in conjunction with
Modern Bride Magazine. Coeds have the opportunity to view displays of household
and personal items, such as trouseau fashions, engagement and wedding rings,
china, silver, crystal, appliances and flowers, — everything newlyweds could need
or want. Two fashion shows highlighted the program last year and featured cloth-
ing for the mother of the bride, attendants and the bride. All participating national
and local companies contribute door prizes, raffle prizes, free samples and pamph-
lets for those attending.
AWS is not only responsible for initiating various programs, but is also con-
cerned with forming and modifying women's regulations. A former AWS president
was almost wholly responsible for the first liberalized curfews for women several
years ago. There are no curfews for women now.
AWS is both an elective and appointive body. Officers and representatives are
elected in the spring by a vote of all coeds. Later, officers appoint committee
chairmen. These students make up the AWS executive council.
A proposal to restructure AWS is being considered that would make AWS
a programming body with all ruling power invested in the Residence Halls Asso-
ciation. Because most of the rules specifically for women have been eliminated,
there is no longer any need for two separate groups.
the residence halls association
The Residence Halls Association is an organization representing the entire
resident hall population on campus. It initiates and reviews many rules, regulations
and activities of the residence hall system. Furthermore, the RHA serves as a
sounding board for student problems.
Last year RHA was one of the most effective student organizations on campus.
The parietal hours program in all of the residence halls was inaugurated, allowing
members of the opposite sex to visit in each others rooms during hours chosen by
Another accomplishment of RHA last year was the approval of a coed living-
learning unit for Hagerstown hall. This year seven additional dorms may be coed.
Anne Arundel, Cecil, Frederick, Cumberland, Cambridge, Denton and Easton halls
have made application.
Perhaps the most outstanding accomplishment of RHA during the past year
was the approval of a policy board for residence halls. The purpose of this board,
composed of both students and faculty, is to facilitate communication between
residence hall students and the University housing office and to initiate and
evaluate residence hall policy.
The parietal hours program, the establishment of the coed living area and the
formulation of the policy board were all outstanding accomplishments of RHA
last year. This year, RHA is considering the expension of coed living areas, the
adoption of 24-hour open lounges and the option for a resident to rent a refrigera-
tor for his room.
Other RHA activities include a number of social and cultural activities such
as RHA week, the presents program and RHA variety night. Also, for the first
time in recent years, a single dormitory sponsored a performer. Allegheny hall
brought Pete Seeger to Ritchie coliseum to do a benefit for the Chesapeake Bay
foundation to stop pollution of the bay.
RHA is an organization which represents the needs of students living in
residence halls. Through evaluation of existing policy, implementation of new
regulations and presentation of social and cultural activities, the RHA attempts
to improve the quality of life in the residence halls.
university commuters association
The University Commuters Association represents all 17,000 commuters. The
group revised its constitution last year, changing it from a 350-member social club
of commuters paying $5 dues to a representative structure resembling Student
Government Association Legislature. But UCA still has social events like the
playboy ball, car rallys, commuter week and intramural sports and the $5 is now
termed a social membership fee. The group also has exam files and sponsors a
computerized carpool service and other computer oriented programs.
Under the new constitution, the organization has an 18-member commuter
legislature, a five-member judicial board and an executive committee consisting
of directors of activities and officers. The new system is expected to make legisla-
tors directly responsible to commuters because tbey will handle money. For the
first time, the commuter may have a voice in his existence at the University.
interfraternity and panhellenic councils
The Interfraternity and Panhellenic councils are the governing bodies for the
fraternity and sorority systems. Each group is composed of delegates from every
sorority or fraternity and they meet to discuss problems and policies of the system
as a whole. The two groups also unite on certain issues and for certain social and
fund raising functions.
IFC and Panhel presidents sit on SGA Cabinet as ex-officio members repre-
senting the interests of the greek system. They are there for their own information
to keep in touch with activities that could affect their groups. Also, they find out
more about the other functions on campus — resident, independent and commuter
— and can ascertain where greeks fit into the overall pattern.
IFC and Panhel exist for the benefit of IFC and Panhel officers. Whether or
not anyone besides IFC and Panhel officers, including other greeks, cares what
goes on there is questionable.
national and international affairs
The national and international affairs director is an elected official of the
Student Government Association Cabinet. There are two major functions of this
department. First, the director serves as the liaison between SGA and the National
Student Association, a clearinghouse of services and information for colleges and
Universities in the country. The whole moratorium program was originally an
NSA proposal and many NSA people left to form the core of the moratorium
The second major function of the department is to coordinate campus drives
related to national and international issues. Last year, work was done with the
Biafran relief committee to collect funds for the war-torn nation. This department
was the link to an overseer of the Vietnam moratorium committee and most of
its campus activities. The department also worked with draft protest and helped
organize a protest against the University's link to the defense department and its
possible connection with secret research.
The student services department is the "catch-all" for the Student Government
Association. This department coordinates and operates all projects related to stu-
dents that no other department can or will readily claim.
The priority project for the student services department last year was the
establishment of a student cooperative bookstore. According to the original plan,
students would have paid a $3 membership fee and received a 10 per cent discount
on textbooks and a variable discount on soft goods such as pencils, paper and
clothing. However, the student who researched the plan has discovered numerous
obstacles, most resulting from inadequate funds.
Other student service projects include a proposal to open a rathskeller in the
Student Union, a proposal to keep the Student Union and McKeldin library open
24 hours a day and an investigation of library procedures. Programs investigating
the University health service, lengthening dairy hours and securing overnight
sleeping areas for commuters are also being implemented.
The academic affairs department works closely with the SGA president, R. Lee
Hornbake, vice president for academic affairs and other administrators and de-
partment heads on policies that affect students in their academic lives. Emphasis
is supposed to be placed on making education more meaningful to students. Be-
cause the present curriculum offerings limit or stifle individual creativity, this
department should work to innovate new courses into the system.
Academic affairs should get a boost from the restructuring and reapportion-
ment of the Legislature. Representatives are now elected by college instead of by
living area. Hopefully, legislators will put aside traditional petty politics and begin
to deliver on some of their glorious campaign promises.
Placement of students on academic decision making committees at all levels
is a goal of the academic department. Only students can provide the feedback
essential to evaluating course centent. Students now serve on academic boards of
a very limited number of departments and colleges. The academic affairs depart-
ment should work to place students on all boards and departmental committees,
but in the past students have gotten on these committees through their own inita-
tive and insistence.
Some of the programs this department has investigated include:
• Experimental college — a seminar-based college for academic credit that will
be open to only a limited number of students. Both participating students and
faculty determine the courses and course content in the program.
• Free University — a non-credit, non-tuition program open to anyone in the
University or in the community. Courses are organized by undergraduates, gradu-
ates, faculty members, administrators and some members of the community and
meet for eight to 10 weeks. This program should provide an opportunity for stu-
dents to explore areas they would not ordinarily contact in the normal course of
the academic life here. However, response to Free University programs is often
disappointing. Courses range from trancendental meditation and Bob Dylan poetry
to modern dance and guitar music.
• Expansion of the pass-fail system — expansion of the non-graded, accredited
program will not only make it more effective and more popular, but, with restruc-
turing, it will eliminate some of the strain of required courses.
• Mandatory student evaluation — each instructor will now be distributing
evaluation forms at the end of the semester to be used as a guide for future course
content and teaching techniques.
• Independent study • — students should be able to receive credits for indepen-
dent research done in lieu of standard class work.
• Exchange programs with other universities — a program to enable students
to attend other schools which might be better equipped in certain fields,
• Eliminating some of the general education and college requirements — the
academic affairs department feels a student should be allowed to determine which
courses he would like to take.
The function of the human relations department is to bridge the gap between
the Student Government Association and those students not fully represented in
the student government. To do this the human relations department works mainly
with the Black Student Union, Campus Coalition Against Racism and People
Active in Community Effort.
The department assists the Black Student Union in the recruitment of compe-
tent black teachers and administrators. It also helps BSU with its drive to increase
the number of black students attending the University, and in a tutorial program
to assist incoming black freshmen in adapting to college life.
The human relations committee aids CCAR in its battle to eliminate discrim-
inatory housing practices. It is also instrumental in aiding CCAR's attempt to
integrate fraternities and sororities.
With PACE the committee's main objective is to help with its tutorial
community relations department
The community relations department has two major functions: to act as a
liaison between the Student Government Association and various University com-
munity service groups and to coordinate activities between the University and the
The two major campus-wide organizations involved in community relations
are Campus Chest and PACE. The community relations committee offers sugges-
tions and assistance to both organizations. It also evaluates the effectiveness of
these service groups.
The community relations committee is involved in several projects in the area
of coordinating activities between the University and the community. Through the
University liaison committee it deals with the city of College Park in an attempt
to solve mutual problems. Traffic congestion around campus is one example. The
department also assists the Red Cross in their semi-annual blood drive on campus.
The community relations department serves as a sounding board for inter-
action between the student at the University and the community as a whole,
The state affairs department is concerned with representing the Student
Government Association in the state government. This involves working and
lobbying in Annapolis during the legislative session and meeting with other state
Because the University gets its funds from the state the workings of this
department have an aura of practicality about them. However, this, as most of
the other SGA departments, has had serious difficulties functioning in the past,
and the difficulties can usually be attributed to apathetic legislators representing
an apathetic student body.
Regular meetings with the governor, promised since Agnew's administration
may become a reality next year, but only through the perserverence of the past
The Cabinet director for public relations is the liaison between SGA and the
student body, the administration and the state. His main function is to improve
and open communication lines among these groups. The department is to advise
all the other groups and coordinate publicity for SGA. When communication
breaks down, the entire organization is in trouble.
The athletic affairs department is supposed to function to benefit the student,
the student-athlete and the coaches of the respective sports. However, in the past,
the athletic affairs director has either been silent or been an apologist for the
He sits on some policy boards to voice student opinion on athletic issues.
But discussions often involve ticket distribution, and seating and more often
than not, student opinion and student welfare is relegated to a position far behind
that of alumni and other more influential factions.
The SGA athletic affairs department is supposed to work with coaches on
their recruitment drives. Special reception groups can meet with prospective ath-
letes and provide entertainment. The SGA president and athletic affairs director
write to the prospects, representing the student body to new athletes. Obviously,
the fundamental goal of the department is to promote the athletic program here.
social and cultural affairs
The social and cultural affairs department attempts to present programs at
the University that are a worthwhile expenditure of student funds. The director
serves as a liaison between the various organizations that provide entertainment
for the campus community. The director plans, coordinates and executes all SGA
activities of a social and cultural nature aiming for better programing and fewer
date and facility conflicts.
The department acts as a liaison between SGA, its subsidiary committees and
other student groups, such as the Student Union Board and cultural committee.
One of the most outstanding programs run by the social and cultural affairs
department is the speaker series. Speakers last year included Abbie Hoffman,
Rennie Davis, Roger Priest, Sen. Jacob Javits, Ralph Nadar, Paul Krassner and
Bill Baird. The department also incorporated an underground film festival into
its program. The Presents series, which offers outstanding entertainment in Cole
fieldhouse, featured Bill Cosby, Simon and Garfunkel and Dionne Warwick re-
cently. The Student Union Board spotlight series hosted the Jefferson Airplane,
the New York Rock and Roll Ensemble and the Steve Miller Band last year.
The purpose of the student defender department is to better inform students
of their rights in campus judicial proceedings, and to aid students in this area.
In addition, the student defender represents the SGA in all court matters.
The SGA Legislature is the policy making branch of the student government
structure. Legislature, more than any other part of SGA, deals directly, however
superficially, with student's problems and should work to alleviate them.
In the past, legislative representatives were elected according to living areas —
complexes, the Hill area, the greek area and off campus. There were 38 members
who were supposed to try to bring to the body the ideas, and problems of their
constituants. In addition to the area representative, there were class representatives
elected from the four classes at large.
The system failed miserably, but last spring Legislature accepted an academic
reapportionment plan. The proposal, reapportionment by colleges, was originated
by SGA President Jerry Fleisher in 1968-1969. According to the plan, legislators
will be elected to represent individual colleges and schools. Under this system,
which may be able to redirect SGA into constructive work, legislators will be
responsible for coordinating and working with student initiated academic reform.
The judicial power of the SGA is granted by the Faculty-Senate committee
on student discipline to three judicial boards. The University has one of the finest
student judiciary systems in the country. It is comprised of a student traffic board;
the joint judicial board, a consolidation of the all-men's judicial board and the
Associated Women Student's judicial board, and the central student judicial board.
student traffic court
Student traffic court is composed of nine members who render decisions on
cases involving violations of campus traffic rules and set up regulations governing
automobile use on campus.
joint judicial board
The joint judicial board is the campus judicial board for all men and women.
The board hears cases of original jurisdiction regarding major violations of
University regulations and repeated cases of unacceptable conduct on the part of
students. It also hears appellate cases from the residence hall judicial boards,
student traffic court, Interfraternity council judicial board and Panhellenic judicial
board. Membership is gained through application. The 15 justices must have
attained sophomore standing and must have achieved a cumulative grade-point
average of 2.5.
central student judicial board
Central student judicial board is an appellate board holding jurisdictional
power over all other student judicial boards. It also has original jurisdiction over
cases involving interpretation of the SGA constitution and cases concerned with
student organizations. The nine justices, who have attained sophomore standing
and have a cumulative average of 2.5, must be approved by the SGA Legislature.
The judiciary office refers cases to the various boards according to the
jurisdictional area of the student judicial boards and the nature of the offense.
The student judicial boards in turn make recommendations to the judiciary office
if any disciplinary action is to be taken. The student judiciaries operate on the
basis of fundamental fairness during the hearing procedures. They strive to con-
sider each case individually, and are more rehabilitative than punitive in their
philosophy. Each student has the right to appeal a case if he considers a verdict
of a student court improper. Appeals of the central student judicial board cases
are heard by the Faculty-Senate committee on student discipline. However, the
student courts have done such a fine job and have won such administrative respect
that no case has been sent up to a higher court for the past four years.
Traditionally the fall orientation board was a well-meaning group of students
who designed a week of boredom supposedly promoting the orientation of new
and transfer students to the University. By doing away with the conventional
welcome from distant administrators, the 1970 fall orientation board hopes to
provide a unique program that will be interesting and useful to incoming students.
In addition to traditional dances, movies and sports activities, the program will
include a wide range of speakers from fields such as literature and politics.
Because the University is the third largest in the nation, there is a vast amount
of information to be made available to incoming students and programs will be
designed to familiarize both commuters and dorm residents with campus life.
The SGA elections board is a special committee of SGA that runs all student
referenda and conducts election of officers and representatives. This board sets the
rules and formulates policies that are to be carried out by the campus politicians.
Elections board has the power to see that these rules are followed and can and
does issue fines for rule violations. The board can also disqualify candidates for
gross violations or misconduct.
campus political parties
Because publication of M-Book came before Student Government Association
elections we decided to present the platforms of both parties just in case one wins.
The history of campus political parties is intricate and amusing and you are
welcome to trace it yourself through several decades of bound copies of the
Diamondback. United Students and the Independent Student Coalition are the
names of the two groups as of March 1.
In order to provide a more responsible student government, the United Stu-
dents has been established. In accordance with these aims, the following platform
has been drawn up on the basis of practicality rather than electoral appeal.
The ability for one individual to communicate with another individual can
affect the success, failure and respectability of the SGA. In order for a favorable
climate to exist, labels and stereotypes must be dropped. Students must be looked
upon as individuals and treated as such. Because of the crucial importance of
communication, we endorse the following:
1. The president of the SGA shall hold regularly scheduled conferences in pre-
designated areas to discuss his program and obtain feedback from students.
2. The president shall hold bi-weekly closed circuit TV and radio forums in an
effort to create student activism.
3. An advisory board will be established which will consist of the vice presidents
of the RHA, greek and commuter areas to discuss with the president of the SGA
policy and programs which will aid all areas of campus life.
4. Cabinet will meet at least once a month to discuss relevant issues facing SGA
and coordinate all programs to enhance student participation.
1. Legislators must meet with their respective constituency at least once per month.
2. SGA committees must function and report every two weeks to the student body.
3. Cabinet must meet at least once a month to discuss programs and policies.
4. Finance committee should be apolitical in nature.
It is the purpose of these recommendations that a student have maximum
flexability in his educational program without sacrificing the integrity of the
degree. With this purpose in mind, we offer the following proposals:
I. Modification of general education requirements (34 hours)
A. Any ten hours of math and science
B. Any twelve hours of history and social science
C. Any twelve hours of humanities and fine arts,
II. Comprehensive exams
A. Freshman exams should be given to all incoming students to establish
credit in those subjects which are normally taught in high school, for
those students with outstanding achievements in those fields. These exams
will be given at no cost to the student.
B. Exams for credit are to be given at no cost to the student at every normal
III. Change in grading system
A. Pass-no credit to be instituted as an option for all general education
and elective courses.
B. A student shall receive an "I" in a course merely by request.
C. The drop date shall be 13 weeks into the semester and shall be at no
D. Because of the nature of the pass-no credit system, the grade point
average will no longer function as the measure of academic achievement.
It will be replaced by a system of requiring a student to complete a
minimum number of credits for each semester, with either a grade of
pass or a letter grade.
IV. A maximum limit on the number of hours that are to be required of a
student in a college would be established. This would be arranged by college.
At least 12 elective hours would remain in any student's program which he
could fill with any courses, within the context of the baccalaureate degree,
with the exception of the professional schools.
V. Present transfer rules are to be changed so that a student may transfer any
courses from any accredited college to produce elective hours.
VI. Following the example of the general biological sciences and the general
physical sciences degrees, there will be established general programs in the
social sciences, humanities, and fine arts. In addition a student who fills two
or more degree programs would be so cited on his degree.
VII. Establishment of a committee of the University Senate that could approve
an individual student's program, and encourage students to do so.
VIII. Overhaul the advisor system with emphasis on undergraduate advisors and
making advisors more of a consulting service.
IX. Establish credit for participation in the SGA, various campus activities and
other off-campus projects with the purpose of broadening a student's ex-
X. Expansion of the Intensive Educational Development program.
XI. An option of zoology, botany, chemistry and physics introductory lab
courses or establishment of just a lecture course.
XII. Transfer from junior colleges.
There are various areas which affect all students on this campus in references
to services which are or should be provided. United Students realizes the various
needs do overlap and for that reason emphasis is given to specific needs in the
individual area platforms. A progressive and effective student government must
not only have new ideas for student services but must be able to expand the current
program as well.
1. An optional plan for work-study students to have earnings applied directly to
2. Multi-level parking lots in the dorm areas, campus lots and in the greek area.
A study should be made of underground parking facilities.
3. Put on-campus and off-campus phones in all parking lots.
4. Have a 24-hour garage service.
5. Have a 24-hour library with access to the stacks.
6. Expansion of student seats and their placement in Cole field house and Byrd
stadium and University theatre.
7. Optional room and board. Meal tickets available to all students.
8. Student participation in selecting graduate residents.
9. Pay phones on all floors, pending installation of off campus service.
10. A student shall have the right to decorate his room as he sees fit, subject to
his restoring the room to its original condition or satisfaction of the housing
office. A student committee shall be set up to insure that students who must
be housed in substandard housing shall receive a rebate. This shall include
students in overflow. However, overflow should be eliminated completely.
11. Campus phones shall be placed in all lobbies.
12. More campus phones shall be installed in the trailers.
The greek system shares many of the problems of the commuters and the
residents. Their problems thus overlap both areas, with special problems of their
1. IFC and Panhel shall continue their autonomy.
2. Expanded parking.
3. Extension of financial support from University for additional facilities.
4. Better upkeep of the University's property.
5. Installation of campus phones in all greek houses.
6. Use of university land for expansion of facilities.
national and international affairs
Campus problems are not the only problems which affect students. The United
Students realize that students are affected by national and international affairs
and will strive to coordinate these events and issues in regard to their relevance
to the student body.
1. Expansion of the draft counseling service to all male students.
2. The establishment of a human resource convocation with the following ex-
amples: VISTA, teaching, Peace Corps, community services and ecology.
3. Ecology: University planning, county and state planning, campus beautification.
4. All personal files of students should be private and should be released only
upon specific request of the student, including only academic areas in content.
5. The establishment of a center to study elimination of ethnic and racial dis-
6. The establishment of a liaison committee with Annapolis, the national Con-
gressional offices and the executive branch at the federal level. Also on the
7. Utilization of the graduated fixed fee plan and expansion of the orientation
program and the minority recruitment program.
8. The establishment of a drug use and abuse information center.
9. Look into the establishment of a birth control service and counseling center
10. Increased police security in all parking lots and housing areas.
11. Better lighting for all areas of campus.
12. Student discounts on D.C. transit.
13. Expansion of utilization of the NSA student service discount pak and infor-
14. Have a 24-hour doctor services at the health service.
15. Investigation of health service facilities and fees.
16. Expansion of orientation and recruitment programs.
pliuto by Harold Lalos
The largest group on campus is the University commuters. In the past, the
SGA has not concerned itself with commuter problems. Feeling a need to provide
services long overdue for the commuter. The United Students will work for the
1. Autonomy for the commuters from the SGA.
2. Creation of a multi-level or extended parking lot facilities. Also having a
24-hour garage available where repair work could be done.
3. Put on-campus and off-campus telephone booths in the parking lots. Put more
lighting in the parking lots.
4. The commuter dorm.
5. Give a percentage of the traffic fines to the UCA.
6. Create a student traffic court comparable to the administration committee with
the power to make recommendations to the administration on traffic problems,
parking, garages, campus roads, etc.
7. Increased surveillience by the campus police in the parking lots to prevent
theft of cars or their contents.
8. Find a franchise which can take over the University food service in the Student
Union building. This franchise would provide better quality food at cheaper
9. A discount for commuters who use the D.C. Transit system.
the resident student
Almost nine thousand students live in the University residences, the popula-
tion of a small city. Like any city it has problems of slums, outdated laws, an
inefficient housing structure, and a lack of responsiveness to the citizen. The United
Students pledges its efforts to remedy this situation. However, we recognize the
autonomy of the RHA and will work to support their efforts.
1. The Hill area is naturally the number one priority . . . problems of parking,
vermin and lighting are at their worst. The material resources available will be
devoted to this long neglected area.
2. Better vending service, particularly in the men's dorms.
3. Parking must be expanded.
4. Intervisitation shall be a completely local matter, up to 24 hours.
5. There must be completely legal integrity of a student's room and possessions.
6. Complete separation of room and board.
independent student coalition
I. Academic affairs — Proposals on academic reform exist on two levels, one being
abstract, the other specific. Most of the proposals in this section are of the latter
kind; they are to the point and they reflect similar programs at other universities.
The first proposal is abstract, there are no universal models to copy.
1. We propose that the student-faculty committees be established at both the
college and department level in order to devise a plan by which students will be
integrated into the decision making process at the University. If we are ever to
have an academic community here, all members of the community must have some
portion of the power. Rather than making any broad demands, we feel that the
students and faculty of each of the colleges and departments should devise struc-
tures that would best suit their own particular needs.
2. We propose that the general education requirements be restructured and that
they be put on a credit-no credit basis. In place of the present system we propose
the following: English — 6 credits taken anywhere, science and mathematics —
6 credits taken anywhere, social science and history — 9 credits distributed in any
3. We propose that colleges and departments review degree requirements and
that students, in both cases, be given a voice in any decision.
4. We propose that the language requirement be dropped at the college level
and that decisions on language requirements be made at the department level. The
language requirement is not to be immediately re-established by departments, but
they are to demonstrate the necessity or relevance of a language to the degree
program. Again, students must be involved.
5. We propose that all non-major or non-minor courses be put on a credit-no
6. We propose that all departments study the policy of requiring a minor or
field of concentration.
7. We propose, since grades will be an inefficient measure of achievement, that
a student be allowed to remain a full-time student as long as he makes progress
toward degree fulfillment in five years. A student with insufficient credits at the
end of a spring semester, may remain full-time the following fall if he picks up
sufficient credits in summer school.
8. We propose that a student may take a course not offered here, at any point
in his studies at the University, at any other accredited college, community college
or junior college in the state. Any credits taken by a student at any such college
should be fully transferable to this University.
9. We propose that a student be allowed to drop a course at any time in the
10. We propose that all departments set up an adequate tutoring program for
reasonable fees and in some cases free.
11. We propose that any time a student retakes a course he receive the second
12. We propose that no four-year degree program offered at this campus allow
less than 24 hours of elective credits.
13. We propose that a student be allowed to register for credit by exam any
time before the first pre-exam study day.
14. We propose several different work-study programs be set up to allow for
certain jobs to be held for credit, and also to provide financial assistance to stu-
dents who could not otherwise attend the University.
15. We propose that student-faculty lounges be set up in the different academic
classroom buildings to encourage communication between faculty and students, and
between student representatives, student senators and the student body.
16. We will work for the selection of a chancellor who has demonstrated his
responsiveness to student needs.
17. We will join with the faculty in opposing any intrusion upon academic
freedom by either the administration or by public officials.
18. We propose that more than one day be designated for "pre-exam studies."
II. Student Services — The coalition reasserts the autonomy of RHA, UCA, IFC
and Panhel, from SGA. However, without any intention or desire to interfere in
their respective areas, we request their active participation in our efforts to bring
improved student services and academic reform. We further affirm our willingness
to aid any area if our aid is requested by the appropriate governing body of that
1. We propose that a student-faculty committee on facility use be established
that it draw up uniform guidelines for the use of facilities and that such guide-
lines not be construed to prevent any student or student group from using those
2. We further propose that the above committee work out an equitable ticket
policy for both Cole field house and Byrd stadium, and that the policy for the use
of Cole be liberalized to allow greater use of the building for student activities.
3. We propose that a referendum be held to determine student sentiment on
the proposed raise in the athletic fee and to propose alternate uses of the $10.
4. We propose that the University appoint a director of commuter affairs and
that it set up an office of commuter affairs.
5. We propose that students be involved in the letting of all food contracts.
6. We propose that book-store prices be reduced, that a co-op used book serv-
ice be established, and that, upon completion of the Zoo-psych building, space be
allotted in Morrill hall and Woods hall for expansion of the co-op.
7. We propose that a record co-op and a laundry co-op be established.
8. We propose that both the Student Union and parts of the library be opened
24 hours a day.
9. We propose that a coffee house and day-time entertainment be brought to
the Student Union.
10. We propose that the library lower the fine to 10 cents per day and that one
unannounced day of grace per semester be given.
11. We propose that SGA and the other governing bodies on campus give sup-
port to the demands of the workers for a minimum full-time wage of $100 per
week, that we support the move to give free food to dining hall workers, and that
we support the formation of a union for student workers.
12. We propose that the general academic rules and regulations be rewritten
by a one half student-one half faculty committee and that open-hearings be held
on the rules.
13. We propose that a student-faculty-administrative committee on aesthetics
be established to improve the physical atmosphere of the campus.
14. We propose that the speaker series be expanded to bring a greater number
of controversial speakers to the campus, representing the entire range of political
15. We propose that SGA finance a draft counselling service and that it help
establish a birth control clinic, or get the health service to expand in this area.
16. We propose the establishment of an SGA gripe-line.
17. We propose that the position of omnsbudsman be established by the Uni-
versity to facilitate the communication of student grievances to the appropriate
18. We propose that the summer orientation program be completely restruc-
19. We propose that a night-time mini-bus service be established.
20. We oppose the censorship of any student publication and the interference
by any administrators in the bringing of outside speakers to the campus.
21. We propose that room and board fees be completely separated.
22. We propose that members of the residence halls be allowed to paint or
otherwise modify their rooms, as long as they accept responsibility for any damages.
III. Race Relations — 1. Because the University and the state college system are
de facto segregated, because this condition must be corrected for the benefit of
all state residents, and because the University cannot afford to lose $25 million
we urge University and state officials to adopt a plan of integration acceptable
2. We propose that the SGA support all organizations working to eliminate
the problem of racism from the campus as long as their actions remain within the
philosophy stated in our statement on implementation.
3. We propose that the University establish a one-year reorientation curricu-
lum for students from a cultural background that would serve as a severe handicap
to their survival at the University. A similar program exists at Columbia Univer-
4. We propose that the University establish a program of black fellowships
at the graduate level to encourage more black undergraduates to enter the teaching
profession at the college level.
campus coalition against racism
The Campus Coalition Against Racism, CCAR, was formed in October, 1968,
to attempt to eliminate institutional white racism in the University community.
CCAR is composed of students, graduate students, faculty and administrators. Or-
ganizations holding membership in CCAR include the Black Student Union, Stu-
dent Government Association, Panhellenic and Interfraternity councils. Students
for a Democratic Society and the office of the vice president for student affairs.
Institutional white racism is distinct and different from overt prejudice and
discrimination. Institutional white racism may be broadly defined as social institu-
tions or institutional cultural patterns that, by virtue of their development and
current status, propagate white racism. In other words, institutional white racism
is manifested by those institutions of society that by their very existence maintain
the current racial situation of white people being on top and the recipients of all
the advantages, and black people being on the bottom and being systematically
kept on the bottom. On this campus, institutional white racism is manifested in
situations including admissions and financial aid standards and exclusion of certain
material in the teaching of many courses.
An important aspect of institutional white racism is its subtlety. Often racist
beliefs, actions and institutions are present without any conscious intent. In other
words, without any intentional discrimination on the basis of race, an individual
or institution may be functioning in such a manner as to maintain racism. CCAR's
task is to eliminate such institutions and internalized thought patterns.
To accomplish its programs, CCAR has developed five working committees.
The education committee works in two main areas. One of these is to try to
institute curricular changes, by working to increase the emphasis on racism and
race relations in existing courses, as well as trying to add new courses to the Uni-
versity's course offerings. The second educational area lies outside of the classroom
and consists of presenting films, speakers and other programs concerning institu-
tional white racism to both groups and individuals. This committee is perhaps the
most important, for the education of members of the University community must
be achieved if any group can effectively break down existing racist ideas and
The recruiting committee's primary function has been to visit high schools
throughout Maryland, as well as in the District of Columbia, to recruit black
students to come to the University. These recruiting visits, distinct from the student
recruiting program, are made by teams of black and white students as well as
faculty members. This committee's efforts pointed out a critical need to the admin-
istration, who have now hired a black recruiter for the admissions office. But, its
efforts will continue, because the racist image the University projects to a black
high school student must be eliminated, and because black high school students
deserve the opportunity to know what this campus has to offer.
The goals of the employment committee include preventing discrimination in
both on- and off-campus employment, as well as developing an increasing number
of job opportunities in the area for black students. An additional project is an
attempt to help the University placement and credentials service increase its efforts
to place black students both during the summer and after graduation.
The interstudent relations committee works closely with the education com-
mittee, dealing with racism in all aspects of student life, such as activities, orga-
nizations, fraternities, sororities, financial aid, etc. The committee works to develop
new programs to serve black students and to generally better the racial situation
at the University on a interpersonal level.
The housing committee works to insure that the University provides black
students with integrated housing, as well as to investigate the rental policies of
many apartment buildings and complexes. This committee has a legal service to
provide a lawyer to those black students who feel they have been discriminated
against in trying to find housing.
In addition to these five committees, CCAR members work in diverse areas.
CCAR representatives have served on every University committee working in the
area of race relations. The racial, situation on this campus is one that still needs
improving and CCAR invites all freshmen and transfer students to become involved
in the organization. Not only does CCAR need people, it needs your ideas as to
what can be done.
If you are interested in finding out more about CCAR, watch the Diamond-
back for announcements of meetings or ask about CCAR in the Student Govern-
ment Association office in the Student Union.
College students throughout the United States today are seeking a means of
becoming more involved in activities that have a direct relevance to problems and
issues facing our communities.
University students and faculty have taken action in tlie creation of commu-
nity service volunteer programs. PACE, People Active in Community Effort, the
organization that serves as the coordinating body for the programs, is one of the
largest student-run community service groups in the country.
There are six programs in PACE, some of which maintain separate projects.
As a result, the volunteer has a wide choice of community service programs.
Among the programs are NOW, Newman Offers Witness, which sponsors
projects in the metropolitan Washington area designed to involve a maximum
number of students in meeting the community's needs. The John F. Cook Elemen-
tary project, part of NOW, gives tutorial aid and emphasizes a warm, sincere,
caring relationship with the students. Laurel Children's Center involves volunteer
work with boys or girls between the ages of seven and eighteen in unstructured
play groups. Other projects within NOW include Junior Village, working with
unwed mothers, working in a small rural community near Olney, and working
with elementary school children with special problems that have been referred by
the school counselor,
Deanwood-Richardson is a densely populated, inner-city public housing devel-
opment in northeast Washington. Tutors aid children who have requested help
with their schoolwork. As a tutor, the volunteer is placed in the home of the family
that has requested scholastic assistance. Much emphasis is placed on motivating the
student and reinforcing academic skills.
VMH, Volunteers for Mental Health, work not only in homes for delinquents,
but also in institutions for the retarded and at St. Elizabeth's Hospital for the
mentally ill. Volunteers also work at numerous social work offices run in connec-
tion with the Montgomery county mental health association and the Prince George's
county mental health association.
Deanwood-Richardson is a densely
populated, inner-city public housing
development in northeast Washing-
ton. Tutors aid children who have
requested help with their schoolwork.
As a tutor, the volunteer is placed in
the home of the family that has re-
quested scholastic assistance. Much
emphasis is placed on motivating the
student and reinforcing academic
VMH, Volunteers for Mental
Health, work not only in homes for
delinquents, but also in institutions
for the retarded and at St. Elizabeth's
Hospital for the mentally ill. Volun-
teers also work at numerous social
work offices run in connection with
the Montgomery county mental health
association and the Prince George's
county mental health association.
For more than two years, PACE,
in coordination with the University
branch of the Hillel foundation, has
supplied the children of Lakeland
with academic tutors. Lakeland is the
deprived area just north of College Park. These tutors go into students' homes to
help with schoolwork. Each tutor goes to a home only by request.
The Madison school project goes to Douglas Memorial church, 11 and G
Streets, N.E. This program is coordinated with a high school youth program spon-
sored by the church. A tutoring session consists of one University student instruct-
ing two or three elementary school students. The project is directed by high school
volunteers. The University and high school students work together, planning tutor-
ing sessions and additional trips.
Newest is the Model Cities program. Its goal is establishing active citizen
involvement in the planning and carrying out of all programs affecting a model
city neighborhood in Washington, D.C. Volunteers assist in bringing community
services and programs to the residents. Student volunteers are assigned to one of
four information centers in the model city area and work in conjunction with the
center director and assistant director.
Each semester a recruiting drive is held to attract interested students, but
recruitment is not restricted to this time. The PACE office is maintained in the
Student Union and is open throughout the semester, or students can contact Miss
Leslie Moore, director of community service programs, on extension 2827. If you
want to serve or feel you have some cause that PACE should know about, the
group is willing to listen and possibly extend such assistant services as recruit-
ment, orientation programs, leadership contacts or resources.
PACE could become a vital force if it could find a way to overcome the
natural reaction from the poor and black communities that considers its brand of
social work either an attempt to co-opt the community or one of the more insidious
forms of creeping paternalism.
the student recruitment program
Many qualified but poorly counseled black and poor white high school students
are denied a college education because of the fear of racial hostility and the lack
of information about possible student aid. The student recruiting program is a
large-scale effort to encourage the disadvantaged in Maryland and Washington to
go to the University.
More than 2,500 qualified high school juniors and seniors from areas that
send few students to college were brought to campus during 10 Saturdays last
year at no expense to the participants. The day's activities included lectures on
college benefits, student aid, the curricula of colleges and schools at the University,
a tour of campus, a football game or dance and an open dessert.
The initial contact committee signs up participants at the high schools and
arranges free government buses. Transportation was provided by the Army last
year, in exchange for the opportunity to present a half hour propaganda piece for
ROTC. The campus activities committee arranges the space, food, lectures and
information packets, which include applications and financial aid information. That
committee also trains sponsors to conduct the participants through the day's activ-
ities. Sponsors last year were representatives of four supporting groups: Black
Student Union, Campus Coalition Against Racism, the Interfraternity council and
the Panhellenic council. A followup committee visits the schools after the programs
and provides more applications, information and general encouragement.
The student recruitment program works closely with the offices of admissions
and student aid. So far, the group has been able to promise every student in every
high school visited that he could be given enough financial aid to attend the
The student recruitment program has been very successful and personally
rewarding for the staff. The participants were often initially afraid and suspicious
but the sponsors nearly always managed to break the ice quickly. Participants
were generally enthusiastic and pleased to learn they could get enough financial
aid and could actually come to school here.
Many more volunteers are needed to expand the student recruitment program
and to replace graduating seniors. The group especially needs students from dis-
advantaged areas as they were the key factor last year, and anyone with planning
Interest groups at the University give the student a chance to participate in
extracurricular activities while working toward his degree. The different clubs
focus on a variety of pasttimes and are open to all interested students. For those
who find time on their hands, the clubs can be diversion from the day-to-day
AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS CLUB promotes interest in the study of agricul-
tural economics and supplements class studies on the subject. Membership is
open to all interested students.
AGRONOMY CLUB furthers the interest and activities of students in science. It
fosters the interest and activities of any undergraduate desiring information
in this branch of learning.
AMATEUR RADIO ASSOCIATION is composed of University students and fac-
ulty interested in building and operating amateur radios.
AQUALINERS, the University's synchronized swimming club has a place for you
if you are a strong swimmer with good form and can learn new skills quickly.
Tryouts are held early in the fall semester; watch the Diamondback for an-
nouncement of the dates. Everyone is welcome to join and no experience is
necessary. In the fall, Aqualiners meet every Tuesday to teach new members
basic swimming skills. The spring semester is devoted to perfecting specific
routines for the annual show, usually presented in April.
photo by Harold Lalos
ARCHERY CLUB provides students with an opportunity to safely practice archery
and provides facilities for learning the fundamentals of archery and improving
their skill. It also gives basic instruction.
ASSOCIATION OF STUDENTS FOR ISRAEL is the organization that seeks to
inform students about Israel as a country and the ideals that support it in its
BAHAT CLUB is founded upon the principles of the Baha'i faith, an independent
world religion. The central tenets of the faith are the oneness of mankind
and the unity of all religions. The club tries to increase communication be-
tween members of the University community and promote involvement in
humanitarian activities. All students and faculty are welcome to participate.
BLOCK AND BRIDLE DAIRY SCIENCE CLUB is an organization for students
interested in animal production, management and the dairy-animal science.
To further activities in the field, it co-sponsors a horse and grooming show.
BRIDGE CLUB members have won national championships for the past several
years, but most of their top team members graduated in June. Therefore, there
is more than enough room on the team for prospective champs. But everyone
is welcome. While the University bridge club has won the only undisputed
national championship for Maryland in many years, the group runs an ex-
tensive lesson program for beginners, intermediates and advanced players.
Each week, the club runs a sanctioned duplicate game for which master's
points are awarded.
CALVERT FORENSIC UNION provides extracurricular speech activities for stu-
dents including debates and individual events. The group participates in con-
tests with area colleges and on a national level.
CHAMBER CHORUS under the direction of Dr. Paul Traver, has established a
reputation for outstanding work over the past years. The chorus is small and
composed largely of music majors, although all University students are wel-
come. The varied repertoire is chosen from all periods, including contempo-
rary music. The chamber chorus has been acclaimed for its concerts during
past years in Philadelphia, New Haven and Washington. Regular concerts are
given on campus each year. Interested students should come for an audition
in the Tawes Fine Arts Center during registration week.
CHAPEL CHOIR founded in 1951, under the direction of Fague Springmann,
performs the oratorios and other large works of the great masters. It gives
numerous religious programs during the year, on campus and in the com-
munity. These include Mendelssohn's Elijah at Thanksgiving and Handel's
Messiah at Christmas. In the past it has sung at three Maryland gubernatorial
inaugurations, and has been commended by the state Senate. Chapel Choir
members receive one music credit and meet during regular class periods.
Tryouts for new members are held in the beginning of the academic year.
CHESS CLUB promotes chess as a sport among the student body and faculty of
the University. The club sponsors a chess team that participates in area and
CHINESE STUDENT ASSOCIATION fosters closer relationships between Chinese
students at the University. It promotes their cultural, educational and social
COLLEGIATE 4-H CLUB furthers leadership trainmg of college students through
community service programs, campus activities and working with nearby
4-H clubs. Members receive experience in guiding and working with others.
ECONOMICS STUDENTS ASSOCIATION works within the department to im-
prove the quality of instruction and education. Last year its members suc-
ceeded in changing the advising system for sophomores and juniors.
EQUESTRIAN CLUB provides speakers, movies, slide talks and informal discus-
sions for all members of the University community who love horses. Both
experienced and inexperienced riders are invited to attend the bi-monthly
meetings to expand their knowledge of the horse world. In addition to regular
meetings, breed exhibitions, field trips and barbecue rides are held throughout
FENCING CLUB is an informal coeducational sports club designed to promote
interest and skill in the arts of foil, epee and sabre fencing. Everyone from
the beginner who has never picked up a foil to the experienced competetive
fencer can pursue his or her interest of the sport within the club. Beginners
are instructed in the skills of fencing by experienced club members and by a
part-time coach from the Washington Fencers club, who also instructs more
experienced members. Members practice among themselves, participate in
practice bouts and competitions, fence other school fencing teams and may
join the Amateur Fencers League of America which allows them to compete
in recognized fencing meets. Club members are now competing in Maryland,
Washington and Virginia tournaments as both individual and team competi-
tors. There are plans to fence in New Jersey and New York competitions in
future seasons. In addition, the club co-hosts the annual Washington Fencers
club Christmas tournament.
The fencing club usually meets three days a week. Members come as
often and for as long as they wish. Business meetings are conducted outside
of these regular informal meetings. Some members visit the Washington
Fencers club one night a week to talk and fence with outstanding area fencers
and to receive instruction.
The club provides all necessary equipment including the electrical gear
used in competitions. Interested fencers and spectators are welcome anytime.
FLYING TEROPINS (University Flying club) seeks to promote interest in avia-
tion from all points of view. The group offers a discount on the cost of flying
to all members of the University community.
FREEDOM LEADERSHIP FOUNDATION advocates peaceful revolution instead
of a clash, and communication for progress. FLF is an educational group that
presents both sides of controversial issues.
INDIAN STUDENTS ASSOCIATION organizes activities which are typically
Indian. The purpose is to promote understanding between Indian students and
other members of the University community. Membership is open to all.
INTERNATIONAL CLUB sponsors social and cultural gatherings for foreign and
American students to meet on a social basis for the purpose of intellectual
exchange. Such exchange is accomplished through a wide variety of activities
including dances, coffee hours, films, speakers and dinners. The main event
of the year is an international fiesta held usually in late April or early May.
This event is a miniature world's fair and features exhibits and talent from
many countries of the world.
KOREAN STUDENT CLUB promotes better understanding of America by Korean
students and helps to spread Korean culture to other students.
LATIN AMERICAN CLUB promotes Latin America and its culture through such
functions as plays, fiestas, and a lecture series.
MADRIGAL SINGERS recreates music of the Renaissance. The madrigal singers
display their talents in the music of this period both on and off campus. In
recent years, the group has toured the Mediterranean countries, performed
on television and appeared in a White House Christmas program before
then-Chancellor Erhart of West Germany. All interested students are invited
to audition for the group.
ties for fellowship,
periences, and ser-
vice to the Univer-
in the Band pro-
gram, which con-
sists of the march-
ing band and three
ing bands is de-
termined by the
director after in-
early in the year.
All students of the
University are eli-
The Bands per-
form at football
games and at con-
certs. The sym-
phony band goes
on tour. The
adds color and spirit to all of the University's home football games by ex-
hibiting its intricate marching routines during half-time. Each year it per-
forms at two away games.
MEN'S AND WOMEN'S GLEE CLUBS offer a varied program of musical enter-
tainment from sacred to popular styles. Under the direction of Paul Traver,
their exceptional voices are heard annually at the honor's convocation. Uni-
versity convocation, and commencement. Recent performances included ap-
pearances at Constitution hall, Lincoln center, and Expo '67. Auditions for
interested students are held during registration week each semester in the
Tawes Fine Arts Center.
MARYLAND MERCENARY MILITIA is a campus group dedicated to the study
and practice of hand-to-hand archaic weaponry. Last year the group recreated
the battle of Hastings complete with the proper weapons. Participation in
MMM battles is not limited to members. MMM is one of the few campus
groups not afraid of appearing foolish, of innovating, or of being just plain
different. "The art of being an adult is not in not being ridiculous, but in
knowing when to be ridiculous." (Bill Marlow, MMM weapons master.)
ORCHESTRA performs numerous concerts on campus throughout the year and
may volunteer to perform in operas. A diverse repertoire ranging from light
to classical music is marked by the annual Concert. Members meet twice
weekly for practice and receive one music credit. (All University students
are invited to audition for the orchestra.)
NEW AGE FRONTIER is dedicated to the exploration, discovery and practical
application of the principles of creation governing the worlds of energy and
OLYMPIC BARBELL CLUB is an organization which enables students to lift
weights for exercise. It sponsors a team competition in the collegiate and AAU
PHYSICAL THERAPY CLUB aims to acquaint the members with the field of
physical therapy through lectures, meetings and by visiting hospitals.
POLITICAL SCIENCE CLUB acquaints interested students with the different
aspects of political science. It is a medium through which they can communi-
cate political attitudes.
RUSSIAN CLUB provides students of Russian at the University with an oppor-
tunity to speak Russian. It encourages their learning about Russian and
Soviet art, literature, music and offers the possibility to participate in social
activities related to Russian and Soviet culture. Members listen to lectures
conducted in Russian, poetry readings, and learn folk songs, and dances.
SKY DIVERS CLUB is founded upon the most easily learned outdoor sport going
today. Physical prowess is of minimal importance and an I.Q. rating of
genius is not required. A willingness to learn and to follow basic safety rules
accompanied by a keen desire to have fun are the main prerequisites. Sky
diving offers something for everyone. Whether you are looking for the excit-
ment of competition, the beauty of nature or just plain fun, it is to be found
in sky diving.
The University sky divers have been in existence for slightly more than
three years. In that time the group has become a competitive organization.
Twice University teams have been sent to the national collegiate champion-
ships and one female club member has qualified for the U.S. women's jump
The philosophy of the club has remained the same since its inception:
to provide the best training available while keeping costs to a minimum. The
emphasis is on safety and all instructors are nationally licensed jumpmasters.
Training is conducted on an individual basis with each student progressing
at his or her own rate. Membership is open to all University students, faculty
members and employees. The Sky Divers meet the third Wednesday of each
month. Watch the Diamondback for notices.
SOCIETY FOR RATIONAL INDIVIDUALISM (Society for Individual Liberty)
condones capitalistic ideology and advocates return to the most liberal forms
of laissez-faire capitalism.
SOCIOLOGY CLUB conducts special discussions or problems in sociology. Its
members serve area mental health organizations.
TELEVISION WORKSHOP is aimed at giving students the chance to gain prac-
tical experience in television production and to create original programs. It
is entirely student run, and all productions are done without faculty or
administration interference. Productions of variety programs, interviews with
major campus figures, news programs and dramatic presentations are video-
taped for broadcast over the campus closed-circuit television system. Some
members also find time to become involved in film production. Students use
the University's professional studios and videotape recorders. Monthly meet-
ings feature personnel from area and network television stations and the
group sometimes visits area stations. No experience in television is necessary
to join and students from all areas of the University are welcome. A compre-
hensive training program informs new members about all aspects of produc-
tion and many oportunities for newcomers to gain experience are provided.
Meetings are held in studio 40 of the fine arts building.
TERRAPIN SKI CLUB offers the student an excellent opportunity to increase his
skill as a skier or to begin to learn the sport. Members in the club see films,
lectures, and demonstrations on the techniques and equipment of skiing. In
past years trips were taken during Christmas, semester break, and Easter to
Canada, Vermont and Maine. Short weekend trips were also taken to nearby
photo by Harold Lalos
ski areas. To fit the budget of students, all trips are at the lowest prices for
members of the club. Just this past year the ski club trained their own ski
patrol and also sponsored a ski team which participated in a New England
TERRAPIN TRAIL CLUB offers to University students the opportunities to see
the great outdoors. Members plan and initiate trips and weekend outings to
various outdoor interest points in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West
Virginia. Extended trips are often planned for the Christmas holidays, semes-
ter break and the summer. Activities include such sports as camping, canoeing,
and skiing and even such things as storm draining (under College Park) and
UNDERWATER DIVING TERRAPINS (Scuba club) is an organization for those
who get their kicks swimming underwater. The club sponsors a yearly training
program, which leads to certification by the National Association of Under-
water Instructors, through which beginners learn skin and scuba diving skUls.
In addition, the club maintains a regular schedule of diving expeditions year
round, ranging from oyster diving in the Chesapeake Bay to exploring sunken
ships. The highlight of each year is a diving trip to Florida over semester
break. The club meets every two weeks throughout the year, and the meetings
are frequently highlighted by films and slide shows of past expeditions. By
joining the club, a diver can also get substantial discounts on diving equip-
ment through the club's purchasing officer. Yearly dues are modest ($5) and
other expenses (air refills, etc.) are reduced.
UNIVERSITY ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY, a member of the astronomical
league, is open to everyone with a deep interest in astronomy. Among its
many varied activities are regular observing programs in the University's
UNIVERSITY BOWLING CLUB organizes University students to participate in
matches and tournaments with each other, with other schools, and in national
UNIVERSITY CHORUS is made up of students, faculty, of residents of the com-
munity. They have performed with the Washington National Symphony at
Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. at the Merriweather Post pavilion in
Columbia and at the Lincoln center in New York City. The chorus also gives
regular concerts on campus. Directed by Paul Traver, the 100-member chorus
meets one night a week. Membership is based on auditions sponsored by the
UNIVERSITY RUGBY CLUB seeks to involve members in athletic endeavors
representing the University.
UNIVERSITY SPORTS CAR CLUB provides information for sports car buffs
and an outlet for their energy through rallies, autocrosses and other activities.
VETERANS CLUB is a social and service group for veterans. It stresses friend-
ship and service.
WOMEN'S LIBERATION meets
weekly in the Student Union often
dividing into men's and women's
groups to discuss various aspects
of the struggle for women's rights.
Women's liberation spokesmen
are adamant that both men and '
women must come to understand i',
that most of the forces engaged /
to suppress women work in simi- V ■
lar ways to suppress men. Women's
liberation members regularly pro-
test such activities as women's
slave auctions and the annual
calendar selection girl. More im-
portant, though, is their support
of an abortion counseling service
and the rights of campus workers
YOUNG AMERICANS FOR FREEDOM aim to educate students in the principles
of conservation and libertarian philosophy and to direct political actions
toward that orientation.
YOUNG REPUBLICANS were unusually active last year. The speaker program
included Senator Mathias and Congressman Gude of Maryland, Congressman
Lukens of Ohio, Senator Tower of Texas and Senator Packwood of Oregon.
Most of the group's other activities centered around the 1970 elections and the
club's increasing emphasis on political research. Forms were prepared and
sent to various congressmen and candidates around the state to allow student
worker placement. Research projects and seminars in Washington were ar-
ranged in cooperation with Senator Mathias' office. Work has been progressing
on a computerized membership and mailing list as well as other computer
released projects and seminars.
YOUNG DEMOCRATS Avere also extremely active last year. The major emphasis
was on the vote-at-19-drive, part of a statewide attempt to lower the Maryland
ZERO POPULATION GROWTH is a local chapter of a national organization ad-
vocating population control by limiting family size. Learning on impressive
and frightening population forcasts for the future, the group would have
everyone pledge to have no more than two natural children for every married
couple. If two people want a larger family, ZPG points out that there are
millions of children in orphanages and other homes waiting anxiously for
someone to take them home.
ZPG was the campus coordinator for the April 22 environment day pro-
gram initiated by Gaylord Nelson. ZPG members are also strong advocates of
birth control and the teaching and use of birth control to limit population.
The population bomb is everybody's baby, they say.
Alpha Phi Omega
Alpha Phi Omega is the national service fraternity, and the University chapter
is one of the most active of the more than 500 chapters at colleges and univer-
sities throughout the nation. Operating from the basement of Calvert E residence
hall, APO directs projects which include a coed escort service, coke sales and
coat checks at all major campus events, building the homecoming queen's float
and charity roadblocks. APO also offers a Santa Service for orphans and campus
groups at Christmas time, distributes yearbooks and sponsors a foster child.
APO's largest project of the year is operating a used bookstore at the begin-
ning of each semester. The money raised from the bookstore finances other proj-
ects or goes to charity. In the spring, APO sponsors the traditional ugly man on
campus and campus chest queen contests, which raise more than $30,000 for
charity each year.
The brothers of Alpha Phi Omega have frequent parties, desserts and mixers
with sororities and women's residence halls. The top social event is the APO
spring weekend with a formal, picnic and banquet. APO also conducts exchange
visits with chapters at other universities and colleges in the country. During these
meetings ideas for fund raising projects as well as social projects are discussed
and plans are made.
Alpha Phi Omega seeks college men who wish to serve in the unique context
of a brotherhood. APO has its rush early each semester for those men interested
in pledging. For any information on APO, call ext. 3029 or 779-6857.
Gamma Sigma Sigma
Xi chapter of Gamma Sigma Sigma is the only national service sorority on
campus. It was established here in 1961 and has been deeply involved in campus
and community service ever since. Gamma Sig members serve as ushers for the
presents programs, which last year featured Bill Cosby and Dionne Warwick,
work in the Alpha Phi Omega bookstore, and help in the APO ugly man on campus
contest. Members also usher at national symphony concerts, put on a variety show
each semester, work at St. Elizabeth's hospital and act as hostesses at Walter Reed
hospital. Girls may rush Gamma Sigma Sigma during the second semester of
their freshman year.
To pledge Gamma Sigma Sigma, a woman student must be at least a second
semester freshman with a 2.2 average. Most important, she must be willing to
dedicate a minimum of 18 hours of service each semester, no more than five of
which may be earned in any one activity.
The Campus Chest is a charity organization affiliated with many University
groups. These groups collect money through numerous activities and contribute it
to the Campus Chest, which in turn disperses these funds to various charitable
The Frank P. Lahm squadron of Angel Flight here at the University is only
part of a national honorary service organization with three main purposes. These
are to strengthen and promote interest in the Air Force, to aid the progress of the
Arnold Air Society and the Honor Guard, and to serve the University.
Angel Flight members serve as official hostesses for the University and for
the honor guard at such University functions as the convocation, the president's
speech to the freshmen and their parents and ROTC Day functions. Last year they
helped Coach Lester recruit new football players, and visited returnees from
Vietnam at Walter Reed hospital and Andrew's Air Force base. Each fall they serve
as hostesses for the Air Force association convention. They work jointly with the
Arnold Air Society in rush programs, charity projects, receptions, picnics and
desserts, and with the Maryland honor guard in functions such as parades and
The selection of new angels is based on poise, personality, interest in the
Angel Flight and intelligence. The girls selected each semester as pledges must
have a 2.2 overall and must complete a eight-week program before receiving their
"Silver Wings," the Angel Flight symbol of membership.
arnold air society
The Arnold Air Society, professional organization of AFROTC cadets, pro-
motes the interests and ideals of the United States Air Force. Its members receive
the opportunity to develop their leadership qualities. They are prepared for the
positions of command which they will assume in the Air Force. Each semester,
second semester freshmen through seniors rush the society and are welcomed into
a six-week pledge program. The members of Arnold Air Society, in addition to
University and civic activities, sponsor the ROTC military ball and the Angel
Flight-Arnold Air Force football game.
Maryland honor guard
A recent addition to the University's community of military organizations
is the Maryland honor guard. A special organization of the guard aims to build
officers for the Air Force, to publicize ROTC and to train men for drill competi-
tion. An achievement program is set up for any ROTC member desiring to
become part of the guard. As the member learns more of the required information
he advances in rank within the guard. Toward the end of each semester a banquet
is held at a nearby Air Force base, and members are recognized for their individ-
The goal of the many practices, in which each of the members participate, is
the formation of a sixteen-man drill team. It will represent the University in drill
meets at many of the large eastern universities. The team also participates in such
local events as the Cherry Blossom and Dogwood Festivals.
Note: Reserve Officer Training Corps, ROTC, was the target of protest and trash-
ing early in May after President Richard M. Nixon announced the invasion of
Cambodia. Hundreds of persons were arrested during subsequent demonstrations
and occupations of Kt. 1 and more than 20 students were served with letters from
the adjutant general of the National Guard ordering them off campus until further
notice. Although the procedure denied the students due process, a federal judge
in Baltimore upheld the general's order.
The Diamondback, the University's daily newspaper, has been publishing for
more than 60 years and is both an educational and preprofessional extracurricular
activity. It affords University students the opportunity to learn newspaper journal-
ism by actively participating in it.
The annual budget for the Diamondback, the fourth largest daily in the state
of Maryland, is more than $200,000. Because the Student Government Association
cannot provide even one fourth that sum, the remainder is made up through adver-
tising that is solicited, designed and layed out by students.
Extremely long hours are required of some 10 top staffers who coordinate
coverage of campus and relevent local, national and international affairs. A tradi-
tion of awardwinning writing and acknowledged excellence of the newspaper,
consistantly rated all-American by the Associated Collegiate Press, make the
Diamondback something for University students to be proud of.
The backbone of the organization is the staff of 50 to 60 writers and copy
editors who may spend as little as one night a week working for the paper. No
experience is required and non journalism majors are welcome. More than one
economics and government major has become a senior staffer in recent years.
The office, located in room 101 of the journalism building is usually open all
day and most of the night, drop in anytime.
The Terrapin's task is to picture each year through the eyes of the students
and to set it down on paper- — ^ capturing the entire year in 560 pages. Trying to
decide what to include and what to cut can be a frustrating problem. How can
everything be done within the limits of time, money and human energy?
Because yearbooks all tend to look alike, another problem arises. How can
we be different? A lot of thought goes into finding an interesting cover design and
a fresh feature.
Time is spent looking for something worthwhile. A photographer walks
around campus looking for the picture that says it all. A feature writer sits over
a typewriter reworking an idea. And someone sits in an empty office making
cryptic drawings that will eventally become a layout.
There are the grubby little jobs that no one enjoys, but everyone shares —
writing a few thousand receipts, tracking down identifications for group pictures
or editing house copy.
Occasionally there are events that pit the staff against the world. Last year,
the Terrapin joined the ranks of student publications censored by their printers.
The difference is that Terrapin won.
There a moments of hilarity, too. Take, for instance, the case of the irate
mother who called University President Wilson H. Elkins to protest the fact that
her twenty-two-year-old offspring's picture will not appear in the senior section.
She is oblivious to the fact that the section went to press months ago.
The activity of a publications office has been likened to that of a brother —
short rushed bouts of really rather enjoyable activity interspersed with long, lazy
stretches of gossip, boasting, flirtation, drinking, telephoning, strolling about the
corridors, sitting on the corner of desks, planning to start everything tomorrow.
Each of the inmates has a little specialty to please the customers. The highest paid
perform only by appointment; the poorest take on everything and anybody. A
pretty apt description.
If you are interested in dealing with these problems and others not yet antici-
pated, stop by the Terrapin office, located in room 207 of the journalism building.
Applications are welcome at any time.
State legislators investigated it. The president of the University condemned it.
The Board of Regents took action in response to it. The administration sought
the editors dismissal because of it. The Printing Industry of Washington black-
listed it. Yet the students and faculty overwelmingly supported it.
That was Argus, the student-run feature magazine.
The editorial policy of the 32 page bi-monthly magazine is to present features,
photographs and art that are relevent to the students of the University. After
several unsuccessful attempts, the administration finally succeeded in censoring
an issue of Argus. With the assistance of the attorney general of the state, they
prohibited the printing of a cover photograph of a burning American flag. The
very same photograph was printed in the Baltimore Morning Sun and the Wash-
ington Evening Star,
But much to the consternation of University officials, the editors of Argus
filed a $51,290 suit against University President Wilson H. Elkins and two other
administrators, charging them with violating the constitutional and civil rights
of the editors.
And much to the surprise of those who overestimate the power of the Uni-
versity and underestimate the power of the press, Argus still exists, and always
welcomes interested workers. Although Argus is a feature magazine, photography
and art is given heavy emphasis in the format. Last years' articles covered a
variety of topics, from an interview with the consumer watchdog, Ralph Nader, to
a story about the plight of homosexuals on campus, to a revealing analysis of
narcotics agents in Maryland. Each issue also contains a creative photography sec-
tion, with themes ranging from burning flags to nudity. While contributions are
accepted, most stories are assigned by the editors, as are the photos and art which
By the fall of 1970, Argus hopes to be monthly. There will be many oppor-
tunities for student journalists, photographers and artists. Anyone interested is
invited to stop by the office under the stairs of the Taliaferro building and fill out
an application. Bring peace and love.
The University's literary publication, the Calvert Review, is published twice
a year and features prose, poetry, literary criticism and student art work.
It offers a very good means of expression and recognition for creative stu-
dents. Students interested in submitting work or being a member of the staff
should apply at the Calvert Review office in Taliaferro hall.
The Course Guide is published semi-annually by students in an effort to
provide an effective evaluation of faculty and courses. By offering various hangups,
pitfalls and gripes concerning courses and instructors. Course Guide aids the stu-
dents in selecting his class schedule and hopefully improves the quality of teaching.
Only in its fifth year of publication. Course Guide is still rapidly expanding. For
the first time last year. Course Guide published an edition especially for freshman
orientation that covered many lower level courses in depth. The Course Guide
does course-teacher evaluations through student interviews and computer analysis.
Personal interviews with professors have helped develop the depth of Course Guide
There are numerous staff positions open for editors, interviewers, salesmen,
artists and general "work horses" for additional information, interested students
should visit the Course Guide office under the steps of Taliferro hall in room 46-B
or call extension 4140.
People. That's the key word. People listen to radio and more than three-
fourths of the residents of the University listen to WMUC. WMUC, 650 AM, is
the everyday, allday campus radio station that can be found on any radio any-
where on campus. WMUC is your radio station, run by students and listened to
Since WMUC broadcasts only to the students of the University, its staff can
broadcast things no other radio station wants to or dares to.
Of course WMUC plays music — top 40, folk music, acid rock — but so do
many stations. WMUC is in competition with all of the stations in the Washington
metropolitan area, one of the toughest radio markets in the United States, but is
still the most listened to of all the radio stations available to students on the
College Park campus.
There are quite a few things that distinguish WMUC from those other sta-
tions: you can hear all campus news reported and you are offered in-depth cover-
age of major campus events. You can hear public service work that no other
station offers; from campus activity announcements to the evening dining hall
menus. You can hear underground music in its original, uncensored version. You
can hear Maryland basketball and football live. You can hear Student Government
Association election results as they are tabulated.
The WMUC telephone talk show, "Conversation Piece," has become a major
campus forum. When controversy erupted last winter over the censoring of the
Argus magazine, the editors of Argus and representatives of the journalism de-
partment discussed the issue for the first time on the air. When controversy
developed over the use of sound equipment on the mall, members of Student
Government Association and the administration battled it out on the air. The show
has covered issues other stations wouldn't dare gamble with. And each time,
students in their dorms participated on the air, just by calling on their campus
At the beginning of every semester, WMUC needs people — not just radio
and television majors, but anyone who is willing to learn and who wants to help.
They need announcers, reporters, sportscasters, engineers and workers in business,
traffic, continuity and promotions departments because every job is done by
students. WMUC will be holding auditions to find you, because behind the radio
or in front of it, the people is what WMUC is all about.
You'll be hearing from WMUC.
photo by Richard Karkas
books and supplies
The Student Supply Store is located in the basement of the Student Union
Building. It will be expanded when construction is completed on the union. It is
open from 8:35 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. five days a week, year-round with extended
hours during the beginning of each semester. The store carries a complete stock
of school supplies, many novelties, class rings, art supplies, sweatshirts and jackets,
stationery, paperback books, greeting cards, posters, records, cosmetics and toilet-
ries. New and used textbooks are also available, and if they are going to be used
for the following semester, can be resold for half of the current price at the end
of each semester. All refunds and exchanges must be made within seven days of
purchase and must be accompanied by cash receipts. Refunds are picked up at the
cashier's office in the north administration building. Until construction is com-
pleted, lower level (0-99) course
books will be sold in the quonset hut
just east of Centreville hall.
Alpha Phi Omega, a service fra-
ternity, sells used textbooks in the
Student Union during the first two
weeks of each semester at greatly
reduced prices. Students can sell their
books to APO for almost 75 per cent
of the original value of the books.
All APO profits go to charity.
The Maryland Book Exchange is
located on the corner of College
Avenue and Route 1 and sells new
and used books, gifts and clothing.
It also carries art, engineering,
school and office supplies. Its paper-
back book department is one of the
largest in the area. Students may sell
their texts to the book exchange at
any time during the year, but the
best prices are offered immediately
preceding the beginning of each
semester and in June. Regular hours
for the book exchange are 8:30 a.m.
to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday,
and 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. A
small annex may be open to serve
night students and others between
the hours of 5 and 8 p.m. Bi-
The smoke shop is located on the
main level of the Student Union just off the main lobby. Cigarettes, cigars, pipes
and other smoking supplies are sold here, as well as candy, newspapers, magazines.
photo by Richard Farkas
paperbacks, hosiery, pens, etc. The shop is open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday.
The University health service is
located on Campus drive across from
the Student Union. It is open to all
students who pay registration fees,
and provides services including
x-rays and some laboratory proce-
dures. Registered nurses are on call
for emergencies at night during
school sessions. For routine care the
infirmary is open during the follow-
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-ll :30 a.m.
1 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m.-ll a.m.
Sunday 10 a.m.-ll a.m.
Intersessions 8:30 a.m.- 4:30p.m.
In emergencies, when the infirm-
ary is not open, call campus police at
454-3555, or the chief telephone
operator at 454-3311.
Pamphlets containing information
on summer school, tutoring services,
registration, college catalogs and honoraries may be obtained at the information
desk on the second floor of the north administration building. SGA calendars,
Student Union movie guides and brochures of upcoming events on campus may be
found at the main desk of the Student Union. The information center in room 111
is open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
McKeldin library contains information on a variety of subjects and provides
many facilities for study. Available for student use are four floors, three mez-
zanines, several reading rooms and many special subject rooms. Presentation of the
student transaction card is necessary to withdraw either books or records. Books
must be returned to the loan desk and a 25 cent day fine is charged for an overdue
book. All books must be taken out by one hour before closing. McKeldin library
hours during the regular school year are:
Monday — Friday 8 a.m. - midnight
Saturday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday 2 p.m. - midnight
The Maryland rare book closes at noon.
The engineering and physical science library is in the mathematics building.
The hours are:
Monday — Thursday 8 a.m. - 2 a.m.
Friday — Saturday 8 a.m. - midnight
Sunday 1 p.m. - midnight
The chemistry library, found in the chemistry building, is open:
Monday — Friday 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday 2 p.m. - 10 p.m.
The architecture library, a branch of McKeldin library, is located in building
DD in the gulch and is open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.
The education curriculum laboratory is located in the education building. Its
Monday — Friday 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.
lost and found
The University lost and found is operated by the campus police and is located
in the general services building. Most articles are kept in the radioroom which is
always open, but valuables and money are held in the safe and can be claimed
during the day. After thirty days, unclaimed articles are returned to the finder
or to appropriate charities. Unclaimed books are given to APO.
The Student Union operates a lost and found at the main desk. Items are held
for 24 hours and then turned over to the campus police lost and found.
Bulletin boards can be found in every building on campus. These boards
may be used by students to post notices and advertisements. Approval of the dean's
office in the building is required.
Students may cash checks at the Student Union main desk. The hours are
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. A limit of $20.00 is placed on
personal checks and a $20.00 limit on any pay checks along with a 20 cent service
charge. A student ID card is necessary for identification, and only one check may
be cashed per day.
The University-operated dairy is located on U.S. Route 1 across from Ritchie
coliseum. Here the University's own dairy products, such as milk and ice cream,
as well as lunches, snacks and soft drinks are sold. The hours are:
Monday — Friday 9 :30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday — Sunday noon - 6 p.m.
The counseling center is located in Shoemaker building and offers many
services which are designed to assist students. The aim of the counseling center is
to enable you to better understand yourself, your assets and liabilities and to be
able to resolve problems and deal with important decisions. The center also at-
tempts to help students who are trying to decide on a major or need information
about occupational or vocational training opportunities. Individual and group
counseling methods are also used to deal with personal and social problems. These
are all handled by professonal counselors. Psychological testing is employed by
the counselors in the areas of ability, interest and personality, and this provides
valuable information for counseling.
There is a library which displays occupational and educational information.
Students can also listen to tape recorded instructions on career information.
The reading and study skills laboratory provides an extensive program for
improvement of learning skills. Individual programs are designed to work on in-
creasing reading speed and comprehension, vocabulary building, taking lecture
notes, spelling, examination skills and listening abilities. Special workshops are
offered for improving writing skills and reducing exam panic. Practice materials
are available for reviewing the techniques for objective and essay type exams.
Another library of tutor-texts and tape recorded lectures is available for use in
reviewing fundamentals in science, language, logic and mathematics courses. Prac-
tice workbooks are also available for preparing for the GRE's, law aptitude test,
federal service exam and others.
The center also offers a child evaluation and parent consultation service on a
nominal fee basis. It is provided for parents of children five to fourteen, and is a
response to the many inquiries of parents regarding concerns for their children's
achievement or behavior. It is not restricted to University connected individuals.
There are also special programs designed to assist high school students.
The counseling center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and no appointment is
necessary. The center's receptionist will arrange for a brief conference with some-
one on the counseling staff, so that any questions can be answered concerning the
duplicating and copying machines
The Student Union offers mimeograph, ditto and offset printing services to
all campus departments, organizations and individuals. In order to have mimeo
and ditto stencils processed, they must be brought completely typed or prepared
to the Student Union main desk at least 24 hours in advance. The cost of these
services is 50 cents for the first 100 pages and 30 cents for each additional 100
pages. Offset printing from prepared stencils costs $1 for every 100 pages. Photo
copy duplication is 10 cents a copy.
McKeldin library, the engineering, physical science and chemistry libraries
offer self service, coin operated duplicating machines. The cost is five cents a copy
Also available in McKeldin are coin operated typewriters and adding machines.
For the past four years. Alpha Phi Omega, a service fraternity, has provided
an escort service for women students who must walk across campus alone at night.
Women wishing to take advantage of this service can call extension 3029.
financial aid and employment
For assistance through scholarships and grants, loans or part time employ-
ment, students who have demonstrated academic ability and have financial need
may apply to the office of student aid. Students already on scholarships normally
are not considered for additional scholarship awards. Applications for aid must
be filed by May 1 for consideration for scholarships and by August 1 for consid-
eration for loans; requests for employment may be filed at any time. Additional
information may be obtained in the office of student aid, room 222 of the north
During registration, a new student receives an identification card which serves
as a general admission ticket to athletic and Student Government Association
sponsored events and as a dining hall admittance card for students with full room
and board. It is also required for obtaining a yearbook, to vote in student govern-
ment elections, to check out athletic equipment in Cole fieldhouse and the armory
and to use the golf course and tennis courts. There is a possibility that next year,
admittance to football and basketball games will require tickets that will be ob-
tained by presenting identification cards before the game.
Loss of an ID card must be reported immediately to the office of the vice
president for student affairs in the north administration building. A duplicate is
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Each student is also issued a transaction plate at registration which is used
to withdraw books from McKeldin library. The transaction plate bears the student's
name and identification number (social security number) and can be replaced for
$3 in the north administration building.
The University post office is located in the general services building, across
the alley from the greenhouses. It receives and dispatches U.S. mail, including
parcel post items and inter-office communications. Postal orders are not available
there. The hours are:
Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
8 a.m. to noon
The University post office delivers campus mail (from dorm to dorm or office
to office) at no charge. Drop campus mail in any box on campus. It doesn't need
All registered mail and insured packages must be picked up at the U.S. post
office in College Park which is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday
and 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays.
Many recreational facilities and activities are offered by the University. The
Student Union has bowling alleys, color television, a billiard room and a hi-fi
stereo room. The Student Union Board shows feature films on weekends. There
are Friday and Sunday matinees, two evening shows Friday and Saturday and a
single evening show Sunday. Dances are often held in the Student Union ballroom
featuring local bands.
The fine arts room, on the fourth floor of McKeldin library, offers listening
booths and a record room with records and record players. Records such as con-
certs by Mozart and plays of Shakespeare may help many students in their courses.
There is a wide variety of athletic facilities available to students. Women may
swim in Preinkert fieldhouse and both men and women may use the swimming
pool in Cole fieldhouse. Students may use archery targets behind Preinkert field-
house and the tennis courts behind Preinkert and Cole fieldhouses. The tennis
courts near Preinkert will be replaced by a new architecture building as soon as
funds are released by the state.
The swimming hours are:
Preinkert fieldhouse (women only) :
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 4 to 5 p.m.
Wednesday 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Wednesday, Thursday 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. (men only)
Friday 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. (coed)
Sunday 2 to 5:30 p.m. (coed)
7 to 9 p.m. (coed)
student activities department
The student activities department makes significant contributions to the edu-
cation of students through co-curricular activity programs. There is a trained
professional staff committed to encouraging students' talents and other capabilities.
The department consists of six professional staff members who specialize in
activities counseling, advising and coordinating organizations, providing leader-
ship training and personal development programs. The staff works closely with
students, giving them an opportunity to work directly with University adminis-
The staff includes:
director of student activities
Ralph Swinford advises Student Government Association Cabinet and Legis-
lature; coordinates and advises student activities publications; provides depart-
mental and policy coordination ; is a liaison to the vice president for student affairs ;
supervises student activities fee expenditures and advises SGA finance committee;
advises students establishing new organizations; is the coordinator for the Univer-
sity Faculty Senate committee on student activities; and is the administrative
advisor for campus organizations.
director of orientation and special programs
Judy Berenson directs student development programming; directs orientation
programs including the summer, fall and spring programs for freshmen and trans-
fer students; is the consultant for leadership training, leadership seminars, issue
symposiums, etc. She also advises homecoming and spring weekend and assists in
director of community service programs
Leslie Moore advises People Active in Community Effort, Campus Chest and
all fund raising events on campus. She acts as a liaison for the University with the
community on the Red Cross college relations board and the blood bank program.
She also advises Diadem, Gamma Sigma Sigma and the freshman and junior
director of greek affairs
Israel Lee advises the Interfraternity and junior interfraternity councils, staffs
and trains fraternity house directors, advises fraternity alumni, co-advises the IFC
ball, Panhellenic pledge dance and greek week. He also is working to improve
greek relations on campus and between houses.
associate director of greek affairs; director of AWS programs
Alice Bodanske advises Panhellenic and junior Panhellenic councils, Diamond
and Associated Women Students and the University Commuters Association. She
also advises all sorority committees including scholarship, philanthropic, judicial
and social; co-advises the IFC ball, Panhellenic pledge dance, greek week, IFC-
Panhel leadership conferences and the Panhellenic speaker series. She also works
with sorority house directors and sorority alumnae and coordinates planning,
registration and evaluation of all student activity programs. She is involved with
the interpretation and implementation of University social policies and she pro-
motes social skills education, serves on various University committees, coordinates
college receptions and works with campus wide leadership conferences and seminars.
director of cultural affairs
Neil Sanders advises SGA cultural committee, SGA speaker series and serves
as the University contractual representative for all outside campus talent. He co-
ordinates special events and advises Presents programs.
the student union
photo by Richard Farkas
The Student Union is designed and maintained for the use and enjoyment of the
members of the University community and was built with student funds. It pro-
vides the campus with the programs and facilities to satisfy many out of class
tastes and needs. It is the focal point of social and recreational activity for the
University and serves as the gathering place for meetings, lectures, dances, recep-
tions and movies or simply a casual atmosphere to relax with friends.
Construction on the expansion of the Student Union is scheduled to begin by
June, 1970, which will add approximately 100,000 feet of space. Part of this space
will enlarge the Student Supply Store, but the majority will provide new services
and conveniences to the students which do not already exist. Plans for the new
space consist of a new ballroom almost three times as large as the present one,
which will have an adjacent refreshment stand. Also enlarged will be the present
lobby and bookstore, a new tobacco shop, a new game room for cards and chess,
a barber shop, a vending machine dining room and a commercial movie theatre
planned to seat 750 people. The construction will take about two years and will
hopefully be completed by September, 1972. Of course, this is contingent on the
University actually receiving the funds to begin the work. Student Union officials
have indicated that the building will be open 24 hours a day after completion of
Monday through Thursday
Friday and Saturday
7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
7 a.m. to midnight
2 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Special holiday hours are announced during the year.
photo by Richard Farkas
The sub-basement of the Student Union is the amusement center and is air
conditioned and attractively decorated. Sixteen tenpin bowling lanes are open from
9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday, from 10 a.m. to midnight Friday and
Saturday and from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays and holidays. The cost is 45 cents
per game and shoe rental is 20 cents. The games area manager and a fully trained
staff are always available for instruction.
There are also 12 billiard tables and two shuffleboard tables in the sub-base-
ment. They can be rented for $1 an hour and 60 cents an hour respectively.
The services of a notary public may be obtained by all University students in
room 134 of the Student Union and the cashiers office in the south administration
Banquet services may be arranged for groups as large as 350. Requests for
private catering and food service reservations should be made at least one week
in advance through the University food service, extension 2806.
photo by Richard Farkas
The University food service is re-
sponsible for the operation of a cafe-
teria, snack bar and a catering serv-
ice for private functions. There are
three dining rooms in the Student
Union and vending machines located
throughout the building.
Cafeteria facilities will be expanded
when construction is completed in
the building. It now features pizza,
mexican food and delicatessen sand-
Cafeteria and snack bar hours:
Monday through Saturday —
7 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
2 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
The information desk is located in room 111 of the Student Union and is
open during regular Student Union hours. The desk provides information on all
Student Union programs, services and facilities and maintains listings of a wide
variety of other campus services. It also handles distribution of brochures, maps,
bus schedules and travel information.
student union box office
The box office is located in the main lobby of the building and is responsible
for selling tickets for dances and special functions for campus, as well as being
the distribution point for various packets, leaflets and the place to go to pay for
lounges and study halls
The Student Union has two comfortable lounges for studying. One is located
in room 112 directly across from the main entrance and is furnished with pleasant
chairs, sofas and desks. The second is located on the second floor adjacent to the
ballroom and is equipped with desks.
The University Commuter's Association occupies the commuter's den, a lounge
in the basement of the building used for conversation and relaxation as well as
The Student Union has facilities and services to meet the needs of individual
students and campus groups. All reservations for rooms are made at the main
desk in the Student Union with Mrs. Elizabeth Howard. Any on-campus events
must also be registered with the social coordinator in room 142B. Reservations
for other areas on campus are made through the physical plant office in the south
This room, 120 of the Student Union, is located on the first floor and is a
multi-purpose room with many of the same functions of the ballroom. When con-
struction is completed, it too, will enlarge its seating capacity.
The air-conditioned ballroom on the second floor accommodates dances,
movies, dinners, speakers, concerts, small stage productions, wedding receptions
and countless other affairs. Presently, the seating capacity is 650 and the dining
capacity is 350.
fine arts room
Located on the second floor, room 225, the fine arts room is open when art
exhibits are housed there. Student, faculty and other art work is presented regu-
larly. The hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.
Meeting rooms are available to all student groups ranging in capacity from
a very few to nearly 700.
Four piano practice rooms are available for student use. A key may be ob-
tained with an ID card at the main desk in the Student Union.
sign and poster service
Signs and posters may be made for a small charge at the Student Union main
desk. Plastic engraving, embossograf and hand letterpress are also offered by the
staff. All signs and posters placed in the Student Union must be smaller than
14" X 22" and approved at the main desk.
Telegrams may be sent from the telephone and telegraph office located in the
basement of the Skinner building. The hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday
Students have access to campus and pay phones in the Student Union on the
basement and first floor levels. They can be found near the commuter den, the
bowling area and the smoke shop. Also campus phones are located in McKeldin
library. Because they are on the Centrex system, most campus phones cannot reach
outside numbers, but need only four digits to reach other campus lines.
The Student Union ticket booth is located in the main lobby of the Student
Union building. Tickets for Student Union Board dances, movies and the SUB
Spotlight series may be obtained there.
The ticket booth in the fine arts theatre lobby distributes tickets for campus
placement and credentials services
An important aspect of the total educational experience of all freshmen, sopho-
mores, juniors, seniors and graduate students is the development and implementa-
tion of their career plans. Whether they are seeking information on summer jobs,
military service and the draft, graduate and professional school education, overseas
opportunities or teaching, increasing numbers of alert students are finding that the
placement and credentials services can help them meet their needs.
The placement service, located in the basement of Cumberland hall in the Cam-
bridge complex, is open all year, closing only when the University is officially
closed. Normal hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Ex-
tended hours are announced through the Diamondback and other campus media.
To make optimum use of placement programs and facilities, it is best to visit
the Cumberland hall basement in person early in your career at the University.
Here are some of the services offered:
The career library, located in room 26, is the nerve center of placement infor-
mation available to students. It is available for general reference, job hunting or
career exploration. A career librarian is on hand to assist students and alumni.
Some of the available items include:
• summer and career job leads and jobs for persons leaving the University
without a degree;
• graduate school information — more than 800 graduate school catalogues
plus directories and fellowship information;
• military service and draft information — - a comprehensive collection of in-
formation concerning the draft and various military programs;
• employer reference materials — information on more than 1,000 small,
medium and large employers including non-establishment-type employers as well
as social service, government, educational, business and industrial organizations;
• reference books including employer directories and "how to do it" informa-
tion on applying for jobs, graduate school, etc.;
• school system information and college job leads in Maryland and out-of-
• foreign employment information including career and limited summer
opportunities for U.S. citizens and foreign students;
• statistical information including starting salaries and employments trends,
• recruiting schedules including updated lists of employers and graduate
schools coming to campus to conduct interviews with students and
• various materials for students to take out concerning career exploration,
job seeking and employment.
Members of the placement staff are interested in discussing aspects of your
career development and planning as it relates to your academic program or future
plans. It is best to set up and appointment with the receptionist in room 8.
career w^eeks and other career programs
In conjunction with the Student Government Association placement committee
and other student groups, placement services sponsors numerous programs during
the year. Most are concentrated during the October and February career weeks and
many are especially useful for under classmen. Last year these programs included
a technical career convocation, a non-technical career convocation, careers in gov-
ernment, graduate and professional school exploration, graduate studies symposium,
occupational preview (a program especially for underclassmen who wished to talk
with representatives of various occupations and professions), summer job clinic,
summer camp and recreation job program and a free university course on job
Be alert to notices of these events through the Diamondback, on bulletin
boards and the other campus media.
on campus interview^ program
More than 500 employers and graduate schools conduct interviews through
the placement services. Underclassmen interested in graduate school are advised
to sign up for interviews. Most employment interviews are for graduating students,
but some summer opportunities are included.
Check with the placement service for information regarding credentials serv-
ice (for teaching candidates) and a speaker service for your club, dorm or other
To take full advantage of placement's offerings, students are encouraged to
begin as early as their freshman year. The staff in the basement of Cumberland
hall will welcome you.
honoraries and professional societies
Every one of the 90 departments in the different colleges has at least two
groups that you may become eligible to join during your University career —
honoraries and professional societies.
Membership in an academic honorary is based on scholarship. Sometimes
requirements are based on your average in your major, sometimes on your cumu-
lative average. Other honoraries base membership requirements on leadership, or
as in the case of Pi Delta Epsilon, outstanding service to one of the campus media.
Professional societies usually require prospective members to give some con-
crete indication that they have serious intention of pursuing a specific career. For
example, Sigma Delta Chi, the national professional journalism society which re-
cently opened its membership to women, requires members to sign a pledge to
become working journalists.
There are a number of campus-wide honoraries which stress one or more of
the specifications. Alpha Lambda Delta, organized here in 1932, recognizes high
scholastic achievement of freshmen women who have obtained a 3.5 average during
their first or second semesters here.
Freshmen men who have earned a 3.5 average in their first or second semes-
ters will be tapped for Phi Eta Sigma. These men, along with the women of Alpha
Lambda Delta, run extensive tutoring programs and hold two banquets a year to
induct new members.
Junior men who have earned a 2.5 overall average and have shown leadership
in addition to this minimal scholarship (remember, you must have a 2.0 overall
to graduate even at the bottom of your class) are eligible to join Omicron Delta
Kappa, one of the highest honors an undergraduate man can receive at this or any
A 2.5 average and performance of service to the University qualifies a junior
woman to join Diadem. Members are chosen at the end of their sophomore year
and must show evidence of leadership, service and again, minimal scholarship.
Senior women who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in campus ac-
tivities or services and have earned a 3.0 overall average may be tapped for
Morter Board. Morter Board members sell traditional chrysanthemum corsages for
Homecoming to finance their annual scholarship awards program.
Twice each year junior and senior sorority women are chosen from their re-
spective houses for membership in Diamond. Tapping is based on contributions to
campus and to their individual houses.
Kalegethos, the greek men's honorary, was founded in 1957. To be eligible
for tapping a fraternity man must be a junior with an overall average above the
all men's average and have excelled in three areas of activity: the individual fra-
ternity chapter, the Interfraternity council system and the general campus. Tapping
is usually during an intermission of the IFC Presents program.
Membership in Phi Beta Kappa, the national honor society recognizing ex-
cellence in scholastic activity, is open to any junior in the college of arts and
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sciences with a 3.75 cumulative average or a senior with an average of 3.5. The
presence of Phi Beta Kappa is one of the milestones in University President Wilson
H. Elkins' 16-year effort to transform Maryland from a cow college to an academic
institution. However, it is not the end of the road and the University community
must alert itself to the reality of and the need for constant improvement in the
The senior academic honorary, Phi Kappa Phi. elects its members from all
schools and colleges. These students must range in the upper 10 per cent of their
graduating class. Undergraduates must have at least 60 semester hours of course
work at Maryland and at least a 3.3 average. Masters candidates must have a 3.7
average and doctoral candidates must have at least a 3.5 average.
Honoraries and professional societies serve a single purpose. Membership in
one or more looks impressive on job and graduate school applications, otherwise,
they are generally useless. A notable exception is the Student American Institute
of Architects chapter which operates a student cooperative bookstore here.
and other honoraries . . .
Alpha Delta Sigma: national professional advertising and marketing fraternity
open to students with an interest in advertising and good academic standing.
Alpha Kappa Delta: national honor society in sociology open to undergraduates
with a major in sociology, 18 hours in sociology, 3.0 overall and 3.0 in so-
ciology; and graduate students with a major in sociology, 12 hours in sociol-
ogy, a 3.5 overall and a 3.5 in sociology.
Alpha Sigma Mu: metallurgy honorary whose members are selected on the basis
of high scholastic, scientific and professional attainment in the study, experi-
mental investigation, treatment, design, selection and use of metals and engi-
Alpha Zeta: honorary agricultural fraternity whose members must be enrolled in
the college of agriculture and have completed at least three semesters with at
least a 2.5 overall grade point average.
Beta Alpha Psi: accounting honorary whose members must be accounting majors,
a junior or above, presently enrolled in at least 10 hours of work at the Uni-
versity of Maryland — three of which must be in accounting ; have a 4.0 in
accounting and a 3.25 overall (after completing six hours of accounting) and
after completing nine or more hours in accounting have a 3.0 in accounting
and a 2.75 overall.
Beta Gamma Sigma: business administration honorary fraternity open to selected
juniors and seniors, graduates and faculty. Election to Beta Gamma Sigma
is the highest scholastic honor that a student in business administration can
receive. Candidates for undergraduate degrees in business administration who
rank in the upper ten per cent of their graduating class may be selected.
Calvert Forensic Union: students interested or actively competing in intercollegiate
forensics. A 2.0 average is needed.
Chi Epsilon: civil engineering student honorary fraternity, for civil engineering
students (two semester minimum) who rank in the upper third of the class,
with a 2.8 minimum for juniors, a 2.6 minimum for seniors.
Delta Nu Sigma: transportation honorary whose members must have an interest
in transportation as a career. The advisor is Stanley J, Hille.
Delta Sigma Pi: men's business honorary fraternity whose membership is open to
male BPA students who have completed at least 15 credits with a 2.2 average.
Delta Sigma Rho-Tau Kappa Alpha forensic honorary recognizing excellence in
intercollegiate speech competition, including debate and individual events.
Members must have a minimum of two years of forensic competition, be in
the upper 33 per cent of their class, and have obtained a favorable review
of forensic achievements by faculty and active membership.
Eta Bet Rho: national honorary for Hebrew language and culture, whose members
must have completed 12 credits in Hebrew with a 3.0 average or better.
Eta Kappa Nu: electrical engineering honorary. Juniors must have a 3.4 average
and seniors must have a 3.5 average.
Gamma Alpha Chi: advertising honorary whose members must have an interest in
advertising or closely related fields. GAC taps members who have achieved
an academic overall average of at least 2.2.
Gamma Theta Upsilon: national professional geography fraternity. Members must
be geography majors or minors with nine credits in geography and a 3.0
Gorgas Odontological Society: honorary student dental society with scholarship
as a basis of admission — students must be in the top 30 per cent of their
Iota Lambda Sigma: industrial education fraternity whose goal is to promote the
causes of industrial education. Members must have completed six semester
hours of approved courses in industrial education with an average of B.
Kappa Alpha Mu: honorary in photo- journalism and the student affiliate of the
National Press Photographers Association. Members having outstanding
achievement in photo-journalism in campus media.
Kappa Delta Pi: education honorary for students with a 3.0 overall average. Mem-
bers receive an invitation to join the national education honorary.
Kappa Kappa Psi: music honorary for men whose aim is to develop an apprecia-
tion of music and stimulate interest in the University band. Requirements for
membership stress proficiency in musical ability, outstanding service to the
band, 2.3 academic average and two semesters in band.
Maryland Law Review: publication honorary. Members must be in approximately
the top 10 per cent of their class.
Order of the Coif: national law school honor society founded to encourage scholar-
ship and to advance the ethical standards of the legal profession. Members
must be in the top 10 per cent of their class.
Omicron Delta Epsilon: honorary for economics majors. Undergraduates must
have junior or senior standing, minimum of 12 hours in economics with a
3.0 average and a 3.0 overall average.
Omicron Kappa Upsilon: dentistry honorary. Honor is conferred upon students
whose conduct, earnestness, good character and high school recommendation
merit their election. They must be in the top 12 per cent of their class.
Omicron Nu: promotes scholarship, leadership and research in home economics.
Members must be majoring in home economics, be a second semester junior
or senior with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above.
Phi Alpha Epsilon: honorary for students of the college of physical education.
Recognizes academic achievement and promotes professional growth by spon-
soring activities in the fields of physical education, health, recreation and
related areas. Members must have a 2.7 overall average and a 3.1 professional
average. Undergraduates are eligible in their junior or senior year.
Phi Alpha Theta: history honorary whose objective is to stimulate interest in
history and to honor academic achievement. Open to graduate and undergrad-
uate students. Members must have four advanced courses in history, including
41 and 42, a 3.0 or better in all historv courses and an overall of at least 2.8.
Phi Chi Theta: national business professional fraternity for women, organized to
promote the cause of higher business education and training for all women
in business careers, to encourage fraternity and cooperation among women
preparing for such careers and stimulate the spirit of sacrifice and unselfish
devotion to the attainment of such ends. The chapter has developed a variety
of activities for its members including professional meetings, featuring speakers
from the business world, and joint meetings and social functions with other
business groups and other chapters of Phi Chi Theta. Membership is open to
upperclassmen women majoring in the field of business, business education,
or economics and who demonstrate sufficient scholastic ability and a sincere
interest in promoting the goals of the fraternity.
Phi Delta Kappa: education honorary for practicing teachers, graduate students,
and people in education who have started a masters degree in education or
have served in the education field for three years.
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia: national honorary music fraternity for men whose mem-
bers must have a degree of achievement in some area of music and a 2.3
cumulative point average.
Phi Sigma Society: biological research society. Students need 25 per cent of their
credits in biological courses. They need a 3.0 in biology courses, to be in the
top 35 per cent of their class and to demonstrate a genuine interest in bio-
Pi Alpha Xi: honor society for those majoring in floriculture and ornamental
horticulture. Members must have junior standing, minimum of 2.5 overall
average and completion of at least three courses in floriculture and ornamental
horticulture with a B or better average.
Pi Delta Epsilon: national undergraduate journalism and communications hon-
orary. Students must have served at least one year on either the Diamondback,
Terrapin, M-Book, Course Guide, WMUC, radio and TV workshops, Argus,
Calvert Review, must be a second semester sophomore; must have at least a
2.0 overall; must not already be a member of any undergraduate journalism
fraternity; and must be in upper 35 per cent of their class (optional).
Pi Mu Epsilon: national honorary mathematics organization. Membership is open
to undergraduates with at least two years of math (including calculus) and a
B average; sophomores who intend to be math majors and have completed
three semesters of A work; graduate students and faculty also sponsor infor-
Pi Rho: social service organization which promotes scholarship, brotherhood and
service to the University and to the community.
Pi Sigma Alpha: political science honorary which is open to undergraduates and
graduate students. Undergraduates must complete a minimum of 12 hours in
government and politics with three at the 100 level with a 2.0 average and
and have a 2.7 or better overall average. In government and politics courses,
students may have no more than six hours of C if more than 30 hours are
completed and no more than three hours of C if less than 30 and more than
21 hours are completed and no hours of C if less than 21 hours are completed.
No grade of less than C may have been received in a G&P course. Graduate
students must have completed a minimum of 12 semester hours in G&P with
six at the 200 level, with a 3.5 average and have received no less than a B
in any G&P course.
Pi Tau Sigma: national mechanical engineering honorary. Must be a mechanical
engineering student, and meet the ACHS requirements. Seniors must be in the
upper 33 per cent of the class and juniors must be in the upper 25 per cent
of the class.
Psi Chi: national honorary to advance the science of psychology and to encourage,
stimulate and maintain scholarship. Members must have completed nine hours
in psychology including introductory statistics, have a 3.0 average in all psy-
chology courses completed and have a 2.7 overall average.
RHA Honorary: open to those students who have shown outstanding residence hall
leadership by either serving on committees, activities or as officers. A 2.2
average is required. Tapping is done each May and 1 per cent of the total
residence hall population is chosen.
Rho Chi: national honorary pharmaceutical society. Students must attain at least
a 3.0 average for first three semesters of professional program and member-
ship shall not exceed the upper 10 per cent of class.
Salamander: fire protection engineering. A 2.75 average is required.
Sigma Alpha Eta: honorary for students majoring in speech therapy and audi-
ology. To extend pre-professional experiences and knowledge of field and
professional opportunities. Key membership — 2.5 overall average, 3.0 in
speech; Honor membership — 3.0 overall average, 3.5 in speech.
Sigma Alpha Omicron: microbiology honorary. Members must major in micro-
biology, have junior standing, 2.5 overall and a 3.0 cumulative point average
in microbiology (minimum of eight credits in microbiology).
Sigma Delta Chi: national journalism society. Members must sign a pledge indi-
cating intention to follow journalism as a career.
Sigma Delta Pi: national Spanish honor society. A 3.0 overall and 3.5 in Spanish
is needed. Completion of third year course in literature or the equivalent is
Sigma Gamma Tau: national aerospace engineering honorary. Seniors need be in
the upper 33 per cent of class, while juniors need be in upper 25 per cent.
Sigma Pi Sigma: physics honorary society. Juniors must have 15 credits of physics
with 3.2 grade point average or better. Seniors must have 20 credits of physics
with 3.0 grade point average or better.
Sigma Tau Epsilon: recognizes and honors women of outstanding leadership in
Women's Recreation Association. Taps women who have achieved sophomore
standing with at least a 2.5 academic average.
Sigma Theta Tau: national honor society of nursing. Membership is based on
scholarship, leadership, achievement and desirable personal qualifications.
Tau Beta Sigma: music honorary for women whose aim is to develop an appreci-
ation of music and stimulate interest in the University band. Requirements
for membership stress proficiency in musical ability and outstanding service
to the band.
Tau Kappa Alpha : forensic honorary encouraging excellence in speech.
Tau Mu Epsilon: public relations honorary fraternity. Members must have a 3.0
average in public relations courses and junior standing.
photo by Harold Lalos
Students entering Maryland in 1970 will have an advantage that students for
the last several years have not had. Namely, the chance to watch winning football
and basketball teams.
Roy Lester was hired last year to head the Terp football program and for the
first time, the athletic department, headed by athletic director Jim Kehoe, has gone
all out on recruiting. By 1972, Lester will be playing with boys he recruited and
did not inherit.
In his first year at Maryland, Lester won more games than did Terp teams
in the previous two years.
The dumb football player is non-existant at Maryland, as well as at all other
Atlantic Coast Conference schools. In order for a student to play any intercollegiate
sport at Maryland, he must have scored at least 800 on his college boards.
Most of the players on the squad are going to school on an athletic scholarship
but a regular student may try out for the team. To inquire about practices, call
There will be six home games played this year at Byrd stadium. No charge
is levied for students. Students at Maryland just have to present their ID cards
at the gate to be admitted. The student section is located on the side of the field
opposite the press box.
The Terps will play 11 games this year as the result of the recent ruling by
the National Collegiate Athletic Association allowing schools the option of playing
an extra game.
"Number One" is the only way to explain the performance of the 1969
Maryland soccer team. The Terrapins had the best record in the country with 14
wins, one tie and no losses, thus making University of Maryland ranked fourth
in the nation. To go with this tremendous season record, the Terps won the
Atlantic Coast Conference for the fifteenth time in soccer's fifteen years as a
At the end of the regular season play, the Terps were 11-0 with victories over
arch rivals Navy (2-1), North Carolina (3-1). The Terps were chosen as the
number one team in the south and were invited to play in the National Collegiate
Athletic Association tournament. The team took full advantage of the situation
and beat powerhouse St. Louis (3-1), Hartwick (2-1), and big favorite San Jose
State (4-3), and tied Michigan State in the final game with a score of 2-2.
During this season there was tremendous play by all of the players on the
MU squad although only two were named first team AU-American. These excep-
tional hooters were Mario Jelencovich, the goalie, and John Brandoni, center
fullback. During the NCAA tournament, Mario won the most valuable defensive
player tournament award, and Rocco Morelli set a new NCAA tournament record
by scoring four goals in one game. Other players honored after the season were
Ail-American Alvaro Bitencourt, Melih Sensoy, Rocco Morelli, Larry Rubs, with
Jelencovich and Brandoni on the All-ACC first team.
The great success of the Maryland soccer team has drawn great players to
the University, so other championship teams seem to be in the offing.
The University of Maryland Rugby football club had its beginning in the
spring of 1967, when interested students from Baltimore and Washington began
practice on campus. That first season they played two games, winning one and
In the past, a large tournout has made it possible to play a full "B" schedule
in the eastern rugby union. A large number of people who had played overseas
gave the team the necessary experience to compile a 6-4 won-lost record against
teams from George Washington, Georgetown, Virginia, Wheeling, Washington
and George Mason.
The following spring marked the return of a number of veterans augmented
by many former football players. Natural ability coupled with rapidly gained
experience qualified the team for "A" level status at the end of the season. This
status was justified in the fall when the club compiled a 6-4 record against all
Since the fall of 1968, the club has continually strived to produce even better
teams. Membership is open to any student or faculty member who desires to play.
Experience and size are not as important as enthusiasm.
The team consists not only of undergraduates, but also of graduate students
and faculty members. There are currently four teams representing the University.
Since there are no substitutions allowed once the game has commenced, a premium
is placed on fitness.
Practice is held from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons
on Denton field. All interested persons are urged to attend. No equipment is neces-
sary except football or soccer boots. Experienced members of the team provide the
Some of the outstanding players of the past season include Pete Griffiths,
Jimmie Saint de Omer Roy, Jim Ross, Phil Hanlon, Lawrence Babits, Jim Buckley
and Maynard Curry.
Students coming to Maryland this year will have the privilege of watching a
top-ten basketball team by their junior year. That was the promise made by new
Terp basketball coach Lefty Driesell when he was lured away from Davidson
college to take over the cage program at Maryland.
Driesell has packed Cole fieldhouse for the first time in many years with his
showmanship and also his winning
team. As a result of the new demand
to see Maryland basketball games ID
cards will be good for only a number
of selected games so that all students
will get to see at least some of the
home games this year. For the games
which some students will be unable
to see, the play-by-play will be broad-
cast over WMAL radio.
Driesell won more games in his
freshman year as Maryland coach
than any one thought possible. With
his outstanding assistants, George
Raveling, Jim Maloney and Joe Har-
rington, Driesell appears to be a good
bet to deliver on his promise to make
Maryland the "UCLA of the east."
Helping the coach to fulfill that
promise will be two of the most
promising sophomores to come to the
Terp basketball program in many
Jim O'Brian and Howard White
led last year's freshmen to a winning
season with great rebounding and
shooting. O'Brian was a high school
All-American and was Driesell's first
major recruiting prize.
White has the potential to become
one of the best shooting guards in
the ACC this year if his knees hold
up. White was bothered by knee
trouble all last year but a program of
weight lifting and conditioning might
have solved many of his problems.
Driesell has opened up the tryouts
for the team to the student body for
the first time. But most of the players
on the squad are on scholarships so the
team without a grant-in-aid are slim at best.
photo by Richard Farkas
meone making; the
Not only has Driesell reshaped the team, he has completely revamped the
entire program. Raveling is almost entirely dedicated to recruiting and experts
acclaim the former Villanova player as one of the top recruiters in the country.
Driesell has his coaches traveling all over the country to try and get the best high
school players in America to come to Maryland.
When the prospects see the wall-to-wall carpeting in the dressing rooms, they
will probably find it hard to say no to Driesell & co.
The Maryland hockey club will begin its sixth season this year. Because it
receives no financial support from the University, the club has become famous for its
"shoestring" operations and individualistic methods. Consisting of undergraduates,
graduates, and faculty members, the team provides its own coaching, as well as
organizing practices and games. The team is entirely self-supporting.
Although the hockey club sported a losing season last year, several players
became noted for their ability. Pete Brown was among the top scorer in the
league. Other able players were Paul Buckley, Ted Bowser and Fonas Rosenthal.
Player-Coach Brent Tully and Captain Mike Hugan provided the leadership for
the past season.
The team relies heavily on out-of-state players because of the de-emphasis on
Maryland hockey. However, those who have taken the trouble to witness a game
(usually held in D.C. coliseum) agree that it is one of the fastest and most exciting
Currently the club is on the lookout for experienced hockey players. Tryout
dates are announced in the Diamondback in the late fall.
Last year, Maryland's wrestling team won its sixteenth straight ACC champ-
ionship, losing only two matches. Both were extra-conference.
The team this year will be losing All-American Gobel Kline, but the return of
lettermen such as Ralph Sonntag and Tom Talbert should assure Coach "Sully"
Crouse of a strong nucleus for another successful team.
If precedent is any indication, we can expect another spectacular season. In
Coach Crouse's 21 years as a varsity coach, the Terps have posted 120 wins, 58
losses and five ties.
Especially tense in the upcoming season will be the Lehigh and Navy meets.
Maryland beat Lehigh last year when they were considered one of the top 10
wrestling teams in the nation and surely the powerhouse of the east coast. The
Navy team tied the Terps in 1968, and both teams will be out for revenge this
The life of a Maryland wrestler could never be considered easy. Dieting is
not the least of their worries; sometimes as much as 40 pounds must be lost to
reach match weight, and this loss must occasionally come about in a matter of
photo by Richard Farkas
weeks or even days. Three hours of wrestling, an hour of weightlifting and an hour
of running is not an uncommon daily practice session.
In the past years, the Maryland baseball team has produced more professional
athletes than any other University team. Although little publicity is given to
varsity baseball, thousands of dollars have been invested over the past years by
pro ball organizations to gain the contract rights for these exceptional college
Such players as John Hetrick, George Kaymarek, Mike Herson, Tom Bradley
and George Manz have signed professionally and currently play on various league
teams. The total bonus money alone paid to these ball players was probably over
one hundred thousand dollars.
This year coach Jack Jackson has another good crop of potential major
leaguers, and hopes to improve even more upon the past record of the team. Var-
sity players returning this year will help Coach Jackson to build a strong baseball
team for Maryland.
The key to the upcoming season will lie in the pitching department and in its
fullest development. Coach Jackson lost three of the starting four which helped to
produce a team earned run average of .99. This mark was one of the best in
college baseball and will be tough to duplicate due to an inexperienced pitching
staff. Hopefully, a more experienced and better balanced offensive lineup will
compensate for what is lacking in pitching depth to produce another tight race in
Lacrosse is popularly known as "the fastest game on two feet," and the
Maryland team fully lives up to this tradition. Combining the ruggedness of foot-
ball, the stamina of cross-country, and the finesse of tennis, lacrosse stands among
the most demanding of games. But it is certainly a satisfying sport. AU-Americans
like Steve Lavaute and Steve Pfeiffer, both of whom played for Maryland last year,
will tell of how the thrills of competition and the cheers of the crowd are in them-
selves reward enough for playing.
Sporting a championship record (tied for national collegiate first place in '67)
the team has consistently proven its mastery of the game. The guiding spirit of the
team, Coach John "Hezzie" Howard, is one of the most successful and well-liked
coaches at Maryland.
The excitement that fills the air before a crucial match never fails to draw
large enthusiastic crowds.
After more than two decades, track coach Jim Kehoe turned his job over to
assistant Nick Kovalikides. Kehoe still maintains his job as coach of the distance
runners in addition to his new duties as athletic director.
In his first year Kovalikides has carried on in Kehoe's footsteps by winning
every dual meet the Terps participated in.
The track program at Maryland received a big boost in January when the
Catholic youth invitational track meet was held in Cole fieldhouse. The meet drew
more than 9,000 fans and promises to become one of the major track meets on
the east coast as well as the nation.
The track team captured the Inter-collegiate Amateur Athletic Association of
America championship in 1968-69 and was the outdoor ACC champion last year.
Most of the members of the track team are on some kind of grant-in-aid but
regular students are welcome to contact Kovalikides and ask for a tryout.
The season is split into indoor and outdoor halves. The indoor season begins
in December and the outdoor season gets underway about the middle of March,
Maryland's swim team has always been among the top in the tough Atlantic
Coast Conference and they won the ACC championship last year. Coach Bill
Campbell hopes to maintain that situation by building up his team with promising
freshman and sophomores. Any student is eligible to try out for the team. How-
ever, students must contact Coach Campbell first. Practice begins the second week
of school. After last year's strong showing in the ACC tournament, Campbell
thinks he has a good shot at taking the title again this year.
Home meets are held in the pool at Cole fieldhouse and an ID card is needed
Maryland has a golf course available for anyone on campus. The University
team also plays its home matches there. The golf squad always ranks high in the
conference and they expect to have a good year this spring as well. The players
do a lot of the recruiting for the team but any student can try out for the team
by contacting Coach Cronin.
The University has one of the best tennis teams in the Atlantic Coast Con-
ference. The team is coached by Doyle Royal who is one of the best senior tennis
players on the east coast.
The tennis team at Maryland has never had a losing season and they rank
number two in the number of ACC tennis titles won. In 1968 the team was co-
champion of the cherry blossom tournament. Any one interested in playing tennis
for the University should contact Doyle Royal.
photo by Richard Farkas
The varsity M-Club is Maryland's letterman organization. It provides an
opportunity for athletes of all sports to meet together and pursue common interests.
The M-Club sponsors various events each year, notably the annual basketball
triple-header held at Richie coliseum. The tournament decides the championship
between the three intramural leagues. A small admission fee is donated to Campus
Chest. The club also sponsors a spring awards banquet for outstanding athletes at
Maryland. Each year the M-Club provides excorts for the homecoming queen, and
last year the club held a "Banner Day" — a day in which students decorated Cole
fieldhouse with spirited signs prior to a basketball game.
meetings — ■ meetings of the Baptist Student Union in room 252 of the chapel and
in the Student Union; Tuesday evening dialogues at the advisor's home,
services — 11 a.m.; Sunday evening worship at 7:30 p.m.
church — University Baptist church, 3515 Campus Drive,
pastor — the Rev. J. Ray Garett, 422-1430.
meetings — youth group, as announced,
services — Sunday 10:45 a.m.; 9:30 a.m., church school,
church — University Park Church of the Brethren,
paster — the Rev. Paul W. Kinsel, 864-17770.
meetings — Christian Science organization, Tuesday 5:15 to 6 p.m. in the west
church — First Church of Christ Scientist, 8300 Adelphi Road, Hyattsville.
services — Sunday 11 a.m., Wednesday 8:15 to 9:15 p.m.
advisor — ^ James Shanks, 935-0577 or 454-3609; office in room 23 of the chapel.
church of Christ
meetings — Church of Christ Fellowship, room 32 of the chapel ; Thursday,
3 to 5 p.m.
church — University Park Church of Christ, 6420 Adelphi Road,
advisor — the Rev. Paul Coffman, 927-7277.
meetings — Ethos, meetings announced.
services — Divine liturgy celebrated Sunday in St. Sophia Cathedral, 36th and
Massachusetts avenues, Washington, D.C. 10:10 to 11:30 p.m.
advisor — Father John Tavalrides, FE3-4730.
meetings — discussion and forum Sunday at 5:30 p.m. at St. Andrews Church,
4512 College avenue.
services — celebration of Holy Communion Sundays at 10 a.m. and noon in the
chaplains — the Rev. Wofford K. Smith, 277-6685, the Rev. Robert Gribbon.
meetings — luncheon the third
Thursday of each month at the
adult education center.
church — Adelphi Friends meet-
ing, 2302 Metzerott road.
services — meeting Sunday 11
a.m.; Sunday school 9:45 a.m.
meetings — B'Nai B'rith Hillel
Foundation, culture and social
programs, Wednesday evenings,
6:30 p.m. Hillel House is open
daily until 10 p.m. with library,
kosher dining club that provides
three meals a day six days a
week, game room, lounge and
study rooms. 7505 Yale avenue.
services — Sabbath services Fri-
day evenings 6:30 p.m. followed
by an Oneg Shabbat at 7:30;
Saturday morning services 9:30
a.m.; daily minyan at 7 a.m.
and 6:15 p.m.; special services
for Jewish religious holidays.
director — Rabbi Meyer Green-
meetings — Sunday supper pro-
gram, 5:30 p.m.
services — Sunday 8:45 and 11
a.m. communion: 11 a.m. on
the first Sunday, 8:45 on the
church — Hope Evangelical Luth-
eran church, Guilford drive and
pastor — the Rev. Ted Casper,
room 251 of the chapel, 454-
3317; Beth Platz, associate
meetings — Wesley foundation, 5:30 p.m. Sundays at the University Methodist
services — 11 a.m. in the east chapel; 9:30 and 11 a.m. at the University Meth-
church — University Methodist church, 3621 Campus Drive.
chaplain — the Rev. James Harrell, 935-6489.
meetings — Newman foundation as announced.
services — daily mass at noon and 5 p.m. in the east chapel; Sunday mass at 9
a.m. and 12:30 p.m. in the east chapel; 10 and 11:15 a.m. at the Catholic
student center. Confessions Saturday 4 to 5:30 p.m. and 7 to 8 p.m.; daily
11 to 11:45 a.m. in the Blessed Sacrament chapel. Church of the Blessed
Sacrament always open for prayer.
chaplain — ^ Father William J. Kane; assistant Father James Downs, 864-6223.
services — Sunday 9:30 and 11:15 a.m.
church — Paint Branch Unitarian church, 3215 Powder Mill Road, Adelphi.
chaplain — the Rev. David Paine, 937-6666.
united campus christian fellowship
United Campus Christian Fellowship includes Church of the Brethren, Disciples of
Christ, Presbyterian, United Church of Christ and United Methodist church,
services — Sunday 11 a.m. in the east chapel,
chaplain — the Rev. David Loomis, 454-2346.
Celebration is an underground worship community which is headed by Loomis.
It meets every Thursday night in the chapel from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. This
interesting worship features various experimental modes of worship with its
major emphasis on creativity and sensitivity.
The B'nai Brith Hillel foundation, 7505 Yale Ave., is probably one of the
unique campus organizations. Its main function is to serve as a place where Jewish
students can come to congregate and meet other Jewish students. In the past year
however, it has gone far beyond this and has given students of all religious de-
nominations a place to come for entertainment and serious discussion.
At the beginning of each semester Hillel holds an opening mixer. At this
dance Jewish students have a chance to meet each other and get a close-up look
An annual film series featuring classics such as "The Pawnbroker" and "A
Shop on Mainstreet" and cartoons and comedies is a very popular activity.
Jewish holidays are celebrated in traditional ways while sabbath services are
held every week. For those students not traditionally oriented, modern liberal
services are held in the chapel.
On a regular basis Hillel sponsors Israeli folk dancing, a choral group, the
Jewish Teachers Institute (a training program for Sunday and Hebrew school
teachers), the Lakeland, Pace-Hillel tutoring project, basic Judaism classes, Hebrew
classes and studies of the Bible.
As every organization, Hillel has committees for each of the activities and
members are alvi^ays needed. Examples of these committees are one on Soviet Jewry
affairs, the peace moratorium committee. United Jewish Student Appeal campaign,
social, cultural, religious, graduate society, athletics and publicity.
For those students interested in Israel, Hillel works in close cooperation with
the Association of Students for Israel. This is an independent activist group work-
ing on problems relating to Israel.
The Hillel kosher dining club has over 200 members. This service is provided
for students who keep the Jewish dietary laws and who would not be able to eat
in the regular University facilities. Hillel serves three meals a day, six days a week.
As an added attraction weekly luncheons with special speakers have brought
many interesting people to Hillel. Last year these speakers included an abortion
expert, a physicist, University professors, the Argus editor and leading area rabbis.
Rabbi Meyer Greenberg is the director of the organization which numbers
over 2,000, Last year he led a semester in Israel of study and travel. It is hoped
that this program will be continued this year.
All interested students, Jewish or not, are invited to visit Hillel. The experi-
ence might well be worth it.
did you know???
Although M-Book has already answered some of the questions you may have
had concerning the University, there are others that probably remain unanswered.
We hope this section will better acquaint you with the University.
How can I develop meaningful relationships with people on such a large campus?
Participation in orientation week activities is a good way to begin to meet
people. Joining clubs and committees in line with your interests is one of the
best ways to find a niche here.
Is there any way I can be active in sports without joining a freshman or varsity
There is an extensive intramural program in which dorms, fraternities and
and commuters or other groups compete for trophies. The Women's Recre-
ation Association, which all girls are automatically a part of, sponsors intra-
mural and intercollegiate sports activities for women.
How many libraries does the campus have?
In addition to McKeldin library (the main library), there are libraries located
in the architecture, mathematics, chemistry, journalism and education build-
ings. A new undergraduate library, under construction near the Bureau of
Mines, should be open in 1972,
Are there any coed living facilities?
Hagerstown hall, termed the "learning and living center," became coed last
fall. The top five floors of the dorm have males on one side and females on
the other, sharing the lounge. Residents are sophomores and above who have
specifically applied and been interviewed. The trailers or mobile units are also
coed, with four men and four women sharing a partitioned unit.
Where can I buy and sell my books?
Books may be bought and sold at the Maryland Book Exchange, the Student
Supply Store and at the Alpha Phi Omega bookstore. Because of construction
of the addition to the Student Union, books for lower level courses will be
sold in the Quonset hut near the barns instead of in the Student Supply Store.
Are there any restaurants near school?
Few if any of the restaurants in the Langley Park-College Park-Beltway area
would be on a gourmet's tour of metropolitan Washington, but there are
enough of them so you won't be bored for at least a month. They include:
Mr. Tony's, Hungry Herman, Howie's, the Deli, Italian Gardens, Varsity Grill,
Maryanne's, Rendezvous, Town Hall, Pizza Hut, Doughnut Shop (2), Mc-
Donald's (2), Albrecht's, English's, Lums (2), Hot Shoppes Jr. (2), Hot
Shoppes (2), Red Barn, Ledo's, Leonies, Howard Johnson (2), Jimmie Com-
ber's, Watch Dog, and Arby's.
Can I get birth control information on campus?
The infirmary does not dispense anything, but local offices of Pla"nned Parent-
hood, Inc., have birth control devices, literature and counseling available at
a nominal cost to students.
Is there a draft counseling office on campus?
Yes, the draft counseling service, located at the information center in the
Student Union, has information about legal alternatives, deferments and re-
Will there be a limit placed on the number of cuts I can take for each class?
The individual professor determines the number of cuts permitted during the
semester. Some courses, including languages and laboratories, have a specified
cut limit and more absences cause lower grades.
Is there anywhere I can go for help in studying?
There is a counseling center and a reading and study skills laboratory in
Where can I go if I need money in an emergency?
See Mrs. Linda Manning in the office of student aid, room 229 of the north
administration building or call extension 3131.
Who can tell me if I qualify for scholarships and grants?
Ask Mrs. Helen Thompson in the office of student aid, room 222 of the north
administration building or call extension 3046.
Where can I go to have a check cashed?
There is a check cashing service in the west lobby of the Student Union.
Checks up to $20 may be cashed for a 20 cent service charge.
Where can I have materials duplicated?
There is a mimeograph service at the Student Union main desk and a sign-
making service also operates from there. There is a photography lab in the
basement of Annapolis hall. Copying machines are located on all floors of
Can I reserve a room on campus for a meeting?
Yes. For rooms in the Student Union, ask at the main desk. For rooms on
campus, call Mrs. Corrine Armstrong in the physical plant office in the south
administration building, at extension 4409. Call Mrs. Patterson at the sched-
uling office in the main administration building, extension 3909 for classroom
Where can I obtain information about the honors program?
Talk to John Portz, director of general honors, in room 194 of Francis Scott
Key hall, at extension 2532.
Where can I get tutorial assistance if I am doing poorly in a course?
Alpha Lambda Delta and Phi Eta Sigma, the freshman women's and men's
honoraries, provide tutoring service and can be reached through the student
activities offices, extension 2827. The honors dorms, Hagerstown and Cam-
bridge halls, can be contacted at extensions 2750 and 4921, respectively.
Finally, all departmental honoraries run tutoring services. They can be reached
through the student activities office or the departmental office.
Where can I get some information on graduate school?
Go to the placement center in the basement of Cumberland hall.
How do I transfer colleges?
See your old advisor, then your old dean, then go to the new college dean's
office where you will be assigned to your new advisor. Finally, you must
confirm the transfer at the registrar's office. Transfer of college or change in
major can only be done during registration.
How do I drop or add a course?
Go to your dean's office and pick up three drop and add slips, then see the
professor of the course you want to take. Next, you have to see your advisor
and dean to make the transaction official. Finally, you must confirm the change
at the registrar's office. First semester freshmen have eight weeks to drop a
course. Other students must complete drop and add during the first week of
Where can I get information concerning financial assistance?
Information about loans, scholarships and workshops is available from H.
Palmer Hopkins, director of student aid, in room 222 of the north adminis-
Is it possible for me to find a listing of jobs for part-time employment?
You can get a listing of summer and part-time jobs in the placement office
in the basement of Cumberland hall, and in the office of student aid in the
north administration building. Employment opportunities are also listed in
Diamondback classified ads.
What are parietal hours?
An open house program was extended to all dorms during the fall of 1968.
The hours that boys may be in girls' rooms and vice versa, are determined in
each residence hall.
ROTC — rotsy, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps, an elective air science
military program conducted by the Air Force,
all nighter — a study session lasting all night.
angels and cherubs — a service organization of active and pledging members of
Angel Flight, affiliated with Arnold Air society, the group that promotes
AFROTC among college men.
A & S — the college of arts and sciences.
assistant professor — instructor progressing in teaching status,
associate professor — instructor one step beyond an assistant professor.
AWS — associated women students; every girl is automatically affiliated with it.
AWS officials were instrumental in eliminating curfews for women and in
changing dress codes many years ago. Now AWS conducts annual sex and
drug seminars and holds a bridal fair,
baby terp — nickname given to freshmen athletes. In 1938, freshmen athletes were
BPA — the college of business and public administration.
BSU — Black Student Union, a group which aims to meet the needs of black stu-
dents on this campus,
call class — a teacher decided not to hold class.
Central Student Judicial Board — the appellate body of the student judiciary sys-
tem. It hears cases involving major violations of University standards or those
involving more than one living area,
commuter's den — a lounge used by commuters located in the Student Union,
complex — a group of residence halls sharing the use of a dining hall, as the
Ellicott or Denton complex.
cram — intensive studying,
usually the night before
an exam to make up for
a semester of not having
opened a book,
cum — ^ rhymes with room;
overall cumulative average
for the duration of your
stay in school,
cut — what you do when you
skip a class,
dairy — the Turner labora-
tory on Route 1 that sells
food and the best ice cream
DBK — abbreviation for the
Diamondback, the Univer-
sity's daily newspaper.
dean — the senior academic officer of a college.
dessert — a mixer held after dinner for residence halls or Greek houses.
drop and/or add — eliminating or adding a course soon after registration.
duck pond — a thickly populated area especially after sunset; located on Univer-
sity boulevard; will eventually be replaced by a super highway.
fireside chat — a group meeting or discussion on a specified topic, usually featur-
ing a well-known speaker.
GR — a graduate staff member living in a residence hall.
GA — a graduate assistant who teaches small classes or laboratories assisting a
GIGIF — (Gee I'm glad it's Friday) well-attended off -campus social functions,
with band and beer provided.
graham cracker — the block of greek houses between College avenue and Knox
greek — male or female belonging to a fraternity or sorority.
grill — the Varsity Grill, a bar and discotheque located on Route 1.
gulch — area surrounding temporary classroom buildings housing art, architecture,
dance and psychology facilities and parking lot three.
hall — Town Hall, a bar located on Route 1.
photo by Paul Levin
head resident — a graduate student who supervises a girl's residence hall.
the hill — the area in the center of campus; either the residence halls or the admin-
hourly — a major test during the semester.
IFC — ■ Interfraternity council which coordinates men's social fraternity activity.
independent — • someone who is not a member of a sorority or fraternity.
kissing tunnel — the secluded spot under Chapel drive populated during fall and
macke room — areas in buildines where vending machines have been installed.
the mall — the area from the library to the north administration building which is
grassy in the spring and muddy in the winter,
pan hel — Panhellenic council, the organization which coordinates social sororities.
parietal hours — times during which men and women are allowed in each others'
rooms, determined by vote of each dorm.
pass-fail — a system under which a course taken for credit is graded either pass
or fail without affecting your cum unless you fail; you may take no more than
12 pass-fail credits and only after attaining junior standing.
PGP — Prince George's Plaza, a nearby shopping center.
pledge— a person in the process of receiving training in a fraternity and sorority
before being initiated as an active member.
RA — -resident assistant; a graduate assistant supervising a floor of a residence
hall and assisting a head resident.
RHA — Residence Halls Association, organization of residence halls with a senate
and legislature working with the administration to creat a livable environment
within the domitories and better conditions in the dining halls.
the row — the fourteen identical greek houses in a horseshoe-shape facing Route 1.
rush — a period of time during which social functions are held to attract new
members to the Greek system.
SDS — Students for a Democratic Society, a left-wing political organization on
campus ideologically divided unto RYM, (Revolutionary Youth Movement),
and Worker-Student alliance factions.
SGA — Student Government Association, composed of Cabinet and Legislature.
stacks — cubicles in the library for studying and other w orthwhile activities.
SU — ^the Student Union building.
SUB — • Student Union Board, student group that directs activities in the Student
teaching assistant — an instructor who serves part-time in the classroom while
working toward an advanced degree.
Tex — nickname for University President Wilson H. Elkins, a Texas native.
trailers — mobile units, coed residence halls located behind Ritchie coliseum desig-
nated temporary facilities when they were set up in 1962.
Testudo — the school mascot whose statue is in front of the library ; an old super-
stition suggests rubbing his nose before exams for luck.
UCA — University Commuters Association, an organization serving commuting
students which sponsors many activities including an annual Playboy ball.
UMBC — ■ the University's Baltimore campus.
UT — University Theatre, a campus theatrical group.
Vous — a bar on Route 1.
wet campus — indicating that students can drink on campus in accordance with
state law except in Byrd stadium, where the athletic department has banned
Zero Population Growth — a group on campus advocating family planning, limit-
ing of families to two natural children: Zero Population Growth also coordi-
nated the University program that was part of national Environment Day in
The University's telephone number is
APO escort service 454-3029
Maryland Book Exchange 927-2510
building repair 454-3453
campus police 454-3555
adult education center 454-2325
Cole fieldhouse 454-2121
counseling center 454-2931
College Park police 336-1700
Diamondback news room 454-4325
fine arts theatre box office 454-2201
fire department 864-1122
Gordon-Davis linen supply 454-3277
health service (infirmary) 454-3444
housing office 454-2711
lost and found
student activities office
Student Supply Store
Student Union desk
Student Union box office
Telegraph office, room 16,
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
schools and colleges
arts and sciences 454-2737
business and public
physical education, recreation
and health 454-2755
A student directory is published annually under the auspices of the Student
Government Association. It is usually available sometime in early November and
contains all student and faculty numbers. It is sold in the Maryland Book Exchange
and Student Supply Store for a minimal fee. Phone numbers of dormitory residents
are available immediately after registration from 454-3311.
M-Book was published by students with student funds and is the responsibility of students. M-Book was
not subject to prior censorship by the University administration.
sharon cannon, yvonne frenkel, damian hanrahan, mary ann keller,
susan nixon, roberta rauchenbach, gail riggs, ann Williams
special thanks to steve mckerrow
covers by gary frankel
litho in U.S.A. by krieg-taylor lithograph co., inc.