Women's Student Government Association

Modus Operandi

Date
October, 1943

"Modus Operandi" (Method of Operation) is a section in a memo on the "Social Situation for the Guidance of Women Students" on social relationships between cadets and female students. The document states that "social relationships between women students and cadets will be managed through a Conference and Appointment Bureau." The purpose of this bureau was to "introduce cadets to women students and to carry out the regulations set by the administration."  This bureau operated only while the cadets were on campus.

After Hours

Date
1963

According to the 1963 publication of "Red Tape," female students were expected to abide by strict rules concerning closing hours of dormitory halls. Students were not allowed to leave the dormitory prior to 6:30 am unless special permission was granted by the House Director. Female students were strongly "urged no to be outside her dormitory after dark" unless accompanied by another female student.

Proper Dress for Classes

Date
1963

Acceptable dress for female students to classes or appointments with faculty consisted of "campus clothes" (a skirt, sweater, blouse, and casual dress). Exceptions to the dress code were made during lab and final exams where "sports clothes" were allowed to be worn.
 

Hours for Men Guests

Date
1963

Strict hours for "men guests" in female residence halls are listed in "Red Tape," a guidebook published by the Women's Student Government. "Men guests" could only be entertained in parlors and recreation rooms of female dormitories and were restricted from bedrooms. Hours for male visitors began at noon and ended at the hostesses curfew. All female students were instructed to use "good judgement" when entertaining male guests in the lounges and were cautioned that there should be "lady-like conduct at all times."

Balconies

Date
1963

Rules concerning balconies of residence halls are detailed in "Red Tape," a guidebook for women. Residents of Drayer, Adams, and Stellar halls were allowed to sunbathe on the balconies while non-residents were limited to the balconies of Drayer and Adams. Yelling from sun porches was not permitted and female students were prohibited from holding conversations with men through residence hall windows from the balconies as well as fire escapes.

Serenades

Date
1963

'Serenades' is a section included in "Red Tape" a guidebook published by the Women's Student Government Association. According to the guidebook, "no serenades will take place after midnight" and any girls "being serenaded may go outside with the permission of the house director."

Red Tape

Date
1963

"Red Tape" is a guidebook published by the Women's Student Government in 1963 that contains general information on dormitory regulations and campus procedures for women. Tests were given to female students their first fall semester covering the material in Red Tape.

Women's Student Government Association

Date
September 1923

The Women's Student Government Association of Dickinson College sought to "enact and enforce laws in accordance with the agreement between the official administration  of Dickinson College and the women students of Dickinson and to transact any business pertaining thereto." This constitution, printed in the student handbook of 1923, included information on membership, meetings, the executive, lesgislative, and  judicial departments, dues, amendment rules and by-laws. The senate board was comprised of the following women:  

"Motto" added to the Constitution of the Women's Student Government Association

Date
September 1922

In the 1922 constitution and by-laws of the Women's Student Government Association, printed in the student handbook, is the inclusion of a "motto." The motto, "good morals and good behavior" is a new addition to the constitution since its initial creation in 1921. The rest of the constitution contains information on membership, meetings, the executive, lesgislative, and judicial departments, dues, amendment rules and by-laws.

Women's Student Senate

Date
September 1921

Under the Women's Student Senate, a separate organization from student
senate that governed male students, the Women's Student Government
Association of Dickinson College sought to "enact and enforce laws in
accordance with the agreement between the official administration of
Dickinson College and the women students of Dickinson and to transact
any business pertaining thereto." This constitution, printed in the
student handbook of 1921-22, included information on membership, meetings,
the executive, lesgislative, and judicial departments, dues, amendment