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.
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.Â
The survey asked questions about incidents on and off campus, before or
during the woman's time at Dickinson, and the woman's classification.Â
This article by Features Editor Ken Ross comments that â€œAlthough
the campus itself continues to improve with age, now is the time for â€˜realâ€™
social change at the College.â€ Ross brings up such issues as the lack of availability
of condoms on campus (except when the Health Center is open), the scarcity of â€˜alternativeâ€™
(alcohol-free) activities on campus and the situation of women on campus. He
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 partyâ€™s theme.Â She recountsÂ misogynistic posters and that the brothers tried to deny that this mentality towards women was the theme of the festivities.
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.
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.
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.
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.