Cap on Women's Enrollment?

August 1923

The Board of Trustees held their annual meeting every June. In 1923 they agreed to increase professors salaries very slightly and to endorse The Alumnus publication. Moreover, they approved the student body's request for the collection of a fee
from incoming students, which would be directed at supporting
activities such as the Athletic Association and Glee Clubs. This would
be of further use since it would reduce the number of people that
failed to show up when they were expected.

  • Most importantly, however --- they expressed interest in reestablishing the cap on the enrollment of women that existed prior to the World War. This cap limited enrollment to 1/4th of all those accepted into the college! Unfortunately, this article does not particularly shed light on their reasons for wanting to revert to this policy.


Location of Document in Archives
Dickinson Alumnus August 1923