Women's Group Calls for More Female Professors

Dear Professor X
Date: 
March 7, 1972

The members of the Women's Group composed a letter to professors calling for more female faculty at Dickinson College. The Women's Group writes that the foundation of coeducationĀ  presupposes that it is valuable to have both men and women students participate in the educational experience. They explain that this concept should be applied to faculty as well and cite the ratio of male to female faculty of 10:1. The male to female student ratio, by contrast, was 4:3. The Women's Group insists that female students should have role models that dispel doubts about the "intellectual potential of women." They direct the letter to department chairmen [emphasis added] who participate in faculty hiring.

Location of Document in Archives: 
RG 5/99 Series 9, Box 8, Folder 21