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Residence Hall Representatives Legislate, Lobby

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IQC Represents
Men in Quads'
Inter-Quadrangle Council is a
democratically-elected representa-
tive body for the more than 3000
men in University residence halls.
Its traditional role is the over-
seeing of student government
problems within East,. South and
West Quadrangles and acting as
a liaison between students and
members of the quad advisory
Last year, South Quadrangle be-
came co-educational as a partial
result of strong support for this
move by IQC'.
IQC also made itself heard in
last year's Student Government'
Council elections. In these elec-
tions IQC supported a slate of
liberal candidates for election, one
of whom came in first in the vot-
IQC was.. in addition torn by
feuding last spring when East
Quadrangle members boycotted it
in an argument over distribution
of campaign literature within the
quads. The altercation was fin-
ally resolved, but it took two
The chief aim of IQC has been.
to have the best possible com-
munications between quadrangle
residents so that IQC programs

will be effective
quadrangle life.;

In improving

Pyramid Structure
IQC sits at the top of the pyra-
midal shaped resident hall gov-
ernment structure.
At the bottom are the house
councils, usually compoeed of
house officers and a represe. tative
from each corridor.
House governments' main tasks
are to provide social and athletic
programs for the members. House
teams in a wide variety of sports,
from touch football and basket-
ball to table tennis and chess,
compete with squads from other
The social chairman arranges
social events with the women's
dormitories. These include mixers,
exchange dinners and picnics.
Academic Chairman
An academic chairman possesses
files of former final examinations
for the residents to peruse.'
The housemother, resident di-
rector and hall counselors us-
ually work closely with the house
government in its programs.
At the next level is the quad-
rangle council, composed of each
house president, a representative
especially elected by each house
to serve on the quad council, and
quad officers.
The quad council carries on
functions similar to those of the
house level, but on a broader

Each of the three councils, for
instance, help to furnish and op-
erate a quadrangle library, from
which residents may borrow books
and records.
Each quadrangle also sponsors
its own Christmas dance, and at-
tempts to provide weekly first
class movies at the rate of 25
cents a head.
Finally, the quad council holds
exclusive authority for the deter-
mination of dress regulations for
As well as coordinating all these
activities, IQC carries on service
projects of its own.
It co-sponsors the annual IQC-
Assembly Association Sing, a con-
cert and provides summer storage
for returning students. An Inter-
national chairman attempts to

help foreign students and Ameri-
cans become better acquainted.
IQC itself is composed of the
quad presidents, and another rep-
resentative from each quad, and
its officers: a president, vice-
president and secretary-treasurer.
Judiciary functions are handled
on all three levels of the council.
Judic works closely with staffmen,
serving as a disciplinary body
within their own jurisdictions.
The chairman of IQC Judic, one
of the few campus judiciaries to
make provisions for public hear-
ings at the request of the defend-
ant, sits on IQC. The most com-
mon infractions are violations of
quiet hours and the University
rule banning liquor within the
residence halls.

Dorm Women
Like women drivers, an orga-
nization comprised of all dormi-
tory women seems to be headed
in two directions at once.
Assembly Association, as it's
officially called, likes to work from
the bottom up. But it also serves
a function working from the top
Actually, the duality of direc-
tions come from a duality of
roles. As a student organization,
Assembly digs into the grass roots
of -the dormitory system, coordi-
nating house governments. At the
same time, it moves up the ad-
ministrative scale to represent dor-
mitory residents on the Residence
Halls Board of Governors.
That board is in charge of plan-
ning, building, furnishing and
operating the dormitory systems-
male and female. Assembly thus

has to learn what the girls'.house
governments want-and then de-
liver these sentiments to the resi-
dence-halls administration.
The conveyor belt of this oper-
ation is Assembly's legislative body,
called Assembly House Council.
Composed of representatives from
each independent women's house,
AHC sets policy or makes recom-
4mendations concerning ,inter-
house relations and problems.
Assembly's channels from stu-
dents to administrators have giv-
en it important functions in deci-
sions on co-educational housing,
women's hours (see box on right)
and dress regulations.
The Other Half
In line with its two-direction
policy, Assembly is run by two
branches, the legislative AHC and
the executive committee. The ex-
ecutive committee is composed of
the top officers of Assembly plus
the chairmen of various boards
which it establishes.
The Assembly president is the
official representative on Student
Government Council. She also

takes pai-t in national residence
hall conferences involving wom-
en and, sometimes, the National
Student Association congress in
the late summer.
Her power--along with the en-
tire structure of Assembly-has
been explicitly defined in a Defi-
nition of Authority which the Of-
fice of Student Affairs approved
last year. It was written by a
five-woman committee.
The definition delegates . au-
thority down the administrative
scale from the OSA to Assembly
to the houses to individual house
women. Juniors and seniors liv-
ing in apartments may become as-
sociate members of Assembly and
share its benefits.
Under the document, the vice-
president for student affairs has
the right to veto any legislation or'
decision of Assembly within two
He doesn't like to. For adminis-
trators recognize that you have
to give women--drivers or assem-
bly members-the right of way.

To bring interminably dull
or excessively exciting dates to
a respectable close, the Office
of Student Affairs has thought-
fully set up these curfews for
women in dorms, co-ops and
-On week nights (Sunday
through Thursday), all women
without senior privileges must
be in their residences by mid-
night. (Senior women have un-
limited curfews, but may not
leave their housing units after
-On weekends, freshmen
and sophomores must be in by
1 a.m. on Friday and 1:30 a.m.
on Saturday. Junior and senior
women have no curfews and
are given keys.
--For occasions when a gpod
date is more probable (Home-
coming,. Spring Weekend, etc.),
the OSA is more flexible in its
curfew system. Special "late
pers" are granted on such
nights. They are also given to
individuals or groups who pre-
sent valid reasons prior to the




Co-Ops Provide Economy,

Democratic Group Living



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Co-ops are more than just a lot
of people trying to live together
This point is stressed by Luther
Buchele, executive secretary of
the Inter-Cooperative Council.
Although the co-op gives the
student a chance to have money,
it also presents him with oppor-
tunities of living and getting along
with others and learning house-
hold management.
The co-op system was estab-
lished at the University during the
1930's and was the first in the
nation. The Rochdale Principles,
under which the Inter-Coopera-
tive Council operates, include:
1) Open membership: E a c h
house is interracial, interfaith and
neutral in all external' political
2) Democracy: Each member
shall have one vote in the deci-
sions the organization makes. All
decisions are made at open meet-
ings by majority vote.
3) Cooperation: Equal duties
and responsibilities as well as
equal sharing of the benefits.
Incorporated in 1944
The Inter-Cooperative Council
at the University was incorporated
in 1944 as a non-profit coopera-
tive corporation. The ICC is the
coordinating organization that
owns the co-op houses and over-
sees the actions of the houses.
The ICC Board of Directors is its
chief coordinating body. It meets
every two weeks to consider rec-
ommendations made to it by the

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State Street on the. Campus

members directly represent their
houses, each house electing one
board member for each ten resi-
Advisory Board
In addition to the Board of
Directors, a five-man Advisory
Board, made up of interested fac-
ulty and townspeople, serves to
provide an additional bridge be-
tween the co-ops, the University
and the community.
Since 1944, the ICC has added
an additional house every two or
three years. There are presently
nine co-ops-three for men; five
for women, and one for married
couples. The ICC will continue to
buy houses as the need for them
Any student at the University
who is not a freshman, or is- 21
is eligible to live in a co-op. Ap-
plications for a room are taken
on a first-come-first-served basis,
with no discrimination whatso-
ever. Often applications are filed
months in advance, as the limited
number of spaces available are
greatly in demand.
Allow Boarders
Many people who do not wish
to live in a co-op do want to
board there, and this is allowed
for some. Men may board at either
men's or women's co-ops, but
women cannot board at a co-op
without living there.
The women in co-ops have the
same hours as women in other
University-sponsored housing, and
each co-op has a house, director
who represents the University.
The women are allowed to elect
their supervisor.
Executive Secretary
The executive secreary of the
ICC is hired by the Board of Di-
rectors to provide continuity from
year to year, and to give advice
when needed. Buchele emphasized
that the ICC is "a student-run or-
ganization, wheye the decisions
are made by the students. It is
one of the few organizations of
this ;type on campus."
The names of the co-ops are as
follows: for men, Michigan, John
Nakamura and Robert Owen co-
ops; for women, Muriel Lester, A.
K. Stevens and Harold Osterweil
houses; for graduate women, Mark
VII co-op; and for married stu-
dents, Lois Brandeis co-op.
Outside the ICC system, the
University's Oxford Housing pro-
vides co-op living as one of the
various alternative styles of resi-
dence it offers to University

'Outside' Phone Us ers
Now Dial



Now you must dial the complete telephone
number (seven numerals) to call from 'outside"
phones into the University's new Centrex tele-
phone system. All the Centre; telephones have
new numbers that start with 764, followed by
four numerals.




120 S.4r
1209 S. UNIVE

Calls dialed to those ..764" numbers will go
rectly to the people wanted, by-passing the




University switchboard.
So please remember, when you are phoning-
FROM-Fraternities and sororities
-Homes and apartments
-Housing for married students
-Any other telephone not part of the
University Centrex
TO-Faculty, staff, Medical Center, and
administrative offices
-All residence hall student rooms except
those in Martha Cook Hall
please dial the complete telephone number or the
call won't go through.






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