A Pocketful of Rules

A Pocketful of Rules
Date: 
September 1964

“A Pocketful of Rules”, one of the various pamphlets published by the Women’s Interdormitory Council in conjunction with the Dean of Women, dictated the rules, regulations, and “proper behavior” that all women attending Dickinson College were required to adhere to. First published in 1964, “A Pocketful of Rules,” specifically outlined procedures and rules of behavior that women were expected to follow in their dormitory life and translate into their social life. It was particularly created to target first year women and guide their adolescent behavior into proper, mature female behavior. The purpose of the pamphlet, given to every female student at the beginning of the academic year, was to “foster good relationships among all women students, to formulate rules governing women students.”

Location of Document in Archives: 
RG 8/103 Women's Interdormitory Council Box 1 Folder 10