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In this article in the April 15, 2005 edition of The Dickinsonian, Rachel Hurnyak comments on the crowd at the Take Back the Night rally and the speech given by Associate Provost Joyce Bylander.

Date: April 15, 2005
Rape Statistics Article

This article by Erica Stoutenburgh in The Dickinsonian, November 11, 1993, presents the results of a survey on rape and sexual assault handed out to women on campus. 
The survey asked questions about incidents on and off campus, before or
during the woman's time at Dickinson, and the woman's classification. 

Date: November 11, 1993
Wise letter to editor

In a letter to the Editor in the October 29, 1992 edition of The Dickinsonian, Julie Wise of the Women's Center  addresses the need for better communication and clearer consent in sexual relationships to avoid rape.

Date: October 29, 1992
A few small steps do not constitute a revolution

This article by Features Editor Ken Ross comments that “Although
the campus itself continues to improve with age, now is the time for ‘real’
social change at the College.” Ross brings up such issues as the lack of availability
of condoms on campus (except when the Health Center is open), the scarcity of ‘alternative’
(alcohol-free) activities on campus and the situation of women on campus. He
says:

Date: September 26, 1991
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During the Presidents' Council (Women's Interdormitory Council) meeting of October 31, 1962, the Council's representative to SREC (Social Rules Evaluation Committee) was selected and new proposals regarding women drinking and fraternity parties were put forth:

Date: October 31, 1962
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In a particularly gruesome experience documented in the STOP THE VIOLENCE publication, a student recounts a night at an SAE party in which violence towards women was the party’s theme.  She recounts  misogynistic posters and that the brothers tried to deny that this mentality towards women was the theme of the festivities.

Date: 1991
Hookups More Popular

A poll of Dickinson students shows that the majority of those who responded "hook-up"- which they have defined as "being "physically intimate with people who they are not dating." 43% of students were in a serious monogamous relationship. 26% of single students were not looking for a relationship. 57% of students were not invovled in any relationship. The student respondents felt that the reason for this "hook up" culture was due to Dickinson's social scene focusing on parties and drinking.

Date: February 22, 2002
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Found in Marion Bell's personal scrapbook from her years at Dickinson College (1941-46), this document of six pages outlines female regulations in dress and socialization in games, bars, dancing, and dining, with a special section regarding social possibilities on Sundays. It also includes rules regarding curfews, tardiness, noise disturbances, and distinctions between freshman women and upperclassmen not "on rules- those having a 75 average." It even provides a section for transfer students.

Date: c. 1943
What are the rules again?

In a letter to the editor of The Dickinsonian, JoAnne Harris discusses the social rules for co-eds at Dickinson College. She discusses the benefits accrued by the "Rules Experiment" when the college permitted more drinking and loosened social rules. She explained why she believed the college needed to take a more rigid stance on drinking rules, but she asserted that co-eds would need to exercise personal responsibility in Fraternity houses regardless of the rules or their enforcement.

Date: October 4, 1963
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According to the official minutes of Sui Generis, a local women's sorority with a non-selective policy, the proposal of a Social Rules Evaluation Committee was approved in 1961. The main purpose of the Committee was to create a system of accountability for those members of sororities who were caught drinking.

Date: February 20, 1961