More interested in the state of their mental health

Bringing down all Dickinson women
Date: 
March 23, 1972

In his response to Dean of Women Mary Watson Carson, Alumni Trustee Vincent Schafmeister says of the Social Opinion Survey of the Women's Group, "sort of shakes up an old, stuffy conservative such as I." He declines the dean's offer to put him into contact with members of the group in order to determine their objectives, saying he is more interested in the role of the Office of Student Services in encouraging this organization. He references the "frightful negatives" and the suffering of the college as consequences of this kind of encouragement. He asks, "For who...is to know whether or not you...coaxed a group of women into an organization formed for the purpose of bringing down all Dickinson women to the pitiful level of the Women's Group?" He expresses concern for the mental health of the group and inquires after the college's drug policy.

Location of Document in Archives: 
RG 5/99 Dean of Educational Services: Series 21, Box 2, Folder 20