T E M I C I C N 1 IZ~Y TUESDAY, NOV. 24. 19 E
Dormitory Facilities In Other
Colleges Demonstrate Worth
Big Ten SCA's
A new movement for cooperation
among the student Christian associa-
tions of large universities was point-
ed out yesterday by Richard Clark,
er elements of competition to meetin Chicago Alumni Will
"their activities. Chicago Uu t
"'Therefore, in the meeting atj Fete Undergraduates
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the experiences at many of the uni-'
versities can be accepted as adequate+
criteria, fraternities need not look
askance at the mention of dormi-
tories. On other campuses fraterni-
ties have made themselves more vital
in the lives of the students after hav-
ing dormitory competition so that,
regardless of the existence of dormi-
tories, the fraternities always attract
their quota of students. Thus fra-
ternities have managed to keep up
their finances as well as to offer the<
students who have the ability to pay
more than a dormitory could offer.
Effect Or Fraternities
At some universities the fraternities
have been absorbed within a general]
university housing system with fra-I
ternities existing alongside dormi-
Lcxries. Students, depending upon
whether they can afford to or not,
either join a fraternity or room in a
Still other universities report that
dormitories have hit the fraternities,
but the value of the dormitories in
providing housing for the majority of
the students instead of the select few
who can afford higher prices is ample
justification for the competition the
dormitories give the fraternities, if
the fraternities cannot offer more
to the students than do the dormi-
In considering the townspeople
who were forced to close their houses
when dormitories were established,
many of the universities emphasized
that the installation of dormitories
to take care of the non-affiliated stu-
dents was so gradual that the people
renting rooms were not seriously in-
jured at any one time.
Then, too, it was shown that the
' disappearance of rooming houses has
seldom been complete for few uni-f
versitkes or colleges fully provide for
the entire men's student body. AlsoI
in several of the institutions the in-
crease in enrollment has progressed
more rapidly than have dormitory fa-f
cilities, so that extra-dormitory hous-
ing has remained necessary.
Outside Funds Obtained
In financing their dormitories the
majority of schools have receivedI
funds from the state legislatures and1
many have been the recipients of gifts
from alumni or friends of the univer-I
sities or colleges. Others received
loans or grants of money from the
government, while still others issuedI
bonds to raise the necessary funds
in order to offer adequate facilities
to the student body.
In none of the institutions, how-
ever, have funds for dormitories been
procured through student initiative,
as is proving necessary at the Univer-
sity of Michigan.
The most popular construction type
of dormitories has proved to be the
quadrangle which is divided into
houses, in turn divided into units ofj
from 20 to 30 men each, thus making
Northwestern a university council for
the large universities in the nine
North Central states was organized,
and it is hoped that this may grow
into a sort of federation of the Stu-
dent Christian associations of this
region, in which exchange of ideas
and cooperation among members
may be advanced. Ed Nestigan, of
Wisconsin, is the chairman."
Probably the next meeting of the
type just held will be postponed un-
til the first meeting of this new or-
ganization, which is now being
planned for the spring, Clark stated.
possible relatively small social groups. ,37 as he related the program and
Two Types Found Often work of the Conference of Presidents
The other type of dromitory which i
many of the universities have estab- of Big Ten S.C.A.'s and 'Y's, which
lished is the unit system which is he attended over the week-end at!
usually a long, straight building di- Northwestern University.
vided into houses and finally into The conference, which lasted from
smaller units; split up principally for Friday, Nov. 20 to Sunday noon, was
social reasons. atted a bou dntsnfrom
Once dormitories have been set upChtn r by abut 25 stud school
student administration readily de- i
velopes into student government, ac- about six states of this region, Clark
cording to the experiences of most said.
of the universities and colleges. Us- Although most of the work was in
ually a senior or graduate student is the nature of discussion and ex-
placed at the head of each unit in change of ideas, men who are lead-
an advisory capacity, whereas on the ers in Christian work were present
University campus, the freshmen re- to assist in the program. Orrin Ma-
ceived such guidance for only one gill, national field secretary of the
week-when they matriculate at the Y.M.C.A., took part in much of the
University. work, while Dean Thomas Graham
Finally, the units, being already or- of Oberlin College attended Sunday.
ganized, readily elect officers to rep- "One definite result of the meet-
resent them in an all-campuis govern- ing," Clark said, "was a crystallizing
The annual undergraduate lunch-
eon of the University of Michigan
Club of Chicago has been set for
Dec. 28, according to a letter received
from that organization by T. Hawley
Tapping, general secretary of the
At present, alumni authorities are
engaged in compiling a list' of stu-
dents from Chicago so that invita-
tions to the luncheon may be mailed
to them. The luncheon is to be con-
ducted as part of their regular pro-
gram to acquaint the undergraduates
with their local alumni unit
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to treat their problems as different
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of student Christian work than large
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