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More Than 100 Extra-Curricular Activities OpenTo St


Freshmen Get
Phi EtaSigma
Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Beta
Kappa Take Upperlass
Scholarship Leaders
More than 100 societies and extra-
curricular activies, in which stu-
dents may participate, are offered by
the University. Although the great
majority of them are not open to
first-semester freshmen, they offer a
wide field of interest and those who
cannot enter them now may do so
later by completing the required
number of years or other prere-
Alpha Lambda Delta is an honor
society for freshman women who
have attained a 2.47 average during
their first semester or during their
first and second semesters combined.
Phi Eta Sigma is a corresponding
society for freshman men.
Phi Beta Kappa was 'founded in
1i76 for the recognition and encour-
agement of scholarship and cultur-
al interests. It is open only to juniors
and seniors of the Colleges of Litera-
ture, Science, and the Arts, seniors
in the School of Education and can-
didates for advanced degrees in the
Graduate School who meet rigid re-
Phi Kappa Phi is a national hon-
orary scholastic society for seniors
in all departments of the University,
holding as its aim the emphasis of
scholarship and character in the
thought of college students.
Tau Beta Pi is the national senior
engineering honor society, similar to
Phi Beta Kappa in the literary col-
lege. Distinguished scholarship is the
prime requisite of membership.
A.I.E.E. (The American Institute of
Electrical Engineers) is a national
society for the advancement of the
profession of electrical engineering
and is open to those electrical engi-
neers desiring to meet together in pro-
fessional fellowship.
A.S.C.E., the student branch of
the American Society of Civil Engi-
neers, is open to sophomore, junior,
and senior students of civil engineer-
ing in good standing at the Univer-
sity. Its purpose is to add to
the student's acquaintance with
the practical side of the field
of civil engineering and to en-
able the student to establish fra-
ternal contact with his fellow stu-
dents and faculty in the College of
Eta Kappa Nu is a national electri-
cal engineering society for students
and professional men with excep-
tional interest in that field.
Iota Alpha is a society whose aim is
to stamp approval on meritorious
work of engineering students.
Quarterdeck Society, honorary in-
vitational society of the department
of Naval Architecture and Marine En-
gineering, holds meetings during the
year for men interested.
Institute of Aeronautical Science
was organized to promote the appli-
cation of science in the development
of aircraft.
Transportation Club directs its ac-
tivity toward providing a better con-
tact with current problems in the
field of transportation.
Sigma Xi is a national honorary
scientific fraternity founded for the
purpose of encouraging original in-
vestigation in pure and applied science
and for the promotion of friendship
among those engaged in research.
Phi Lambda Upsilon is a national
honorary chemistry society. Member-
ship consists of senior and graduate
chemists and chemical engineers,
elected on the basis of scholarship.

During Botany Journal Club meet-
ings current literature of botany is
reviewed by the staff and advanced
students on the second and fourth
Tuesday of each month. All students

Birth And Travail Of Cam pus



Freshmen with hearts and minds set on BMOC (Big Man on Cam-
pus) ratings are urged to study carefully the above examples of campus
earnage. Pins and beer are fine, but on the other side of the scale are
mud, machine oil, lamp black and other colorful physical tortures. The
three scenes are all of honorary society initiations: at the right, Vul-
cans, senior engineering society; at the left, Michigamua, senior all-j
campus; at the bottom, Sphinx, junior literary college.

fession of architecture both by vir-
tue of their professional training and
their concept of the duty toward,
society on the part of architects.
Apha Alpha Gamma, national
lienorary sorority in architecture and
itts aied arts, has as its goal the'
fostering of interest in the various
forms of art.
Amchitetural Society is a general
organization of students enrolled in1
the Collee of Architecture. Its gov-
erning body is the architectural
Physical Education
Phi Epsilon Kappa, only national
physical education fraternity in the'
United States. functions to promote'
and enhance the happiness of its
members and to elevate the standards
ideas and ethics for professionals
engaged in teaching physical edu-
The Women's Physical Club has
as its members all women majoring
in physical education, and as its pur-
pose the promotion of sportsmanship
and participation in outside activi-
ties on campus.
'ihe B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation
aims to provide a social and cultural
center for students. Although it em-
phasizes Jewish. values, its facilities
are open to all students. Membership
is approximately 500.
The Westminster Guild offers a
varied program to students of Pres-
byterian membership and affiliation.
Meetings are held in the new church
and 'student center located at 1432
Wasbtenaw avenue.
The Student Fellowship of the
First Congregational Church is or-
ganized to provide a social center for
the 800 Congregational students and
all others who may be interested.
Uilgrim Hall, which is the student
house, is a meeting place.
The Lutheran Student Association
of America directs activity principal-
ly toward a strengthening of religious
affiliations and assistance in the
problems of the religious life of the
The Disciples Guild meets each
Sunday evening in the Church of
Christ, corner of Hill and Tappan,
for tea. a social hour, and a weekly
forum discussion.
The Deutscher Verein, sponsored
by the German department, is a stu-
dent organization affording oppor-
tunities to hear and speak German
in a social environment. Its annual
play is a high spot of the academic
Le Cercle Francais attempts to ac-
quaint the student with the more
familiar aspects of the French tongue
and culture through a series of lec-
tures and semi-monthly meetings.
Phi Tau Alpha, honorary Latin and
Greek society, is intended for all
students interested in the study of the
classics. It meets semi-monthly.
La Sociedad Hispanica aims to pro-
vide a means for students to hear and
speak Spanish and to acquaint them
with Spanish-American culture. Meet-
ings are held twice a month.
Theta Sigma Phi is a national hon-
orary professional journalistic sor-
ority. Junior and senior women in
the Department of Journalism are
eligible for recommendation to mem-
Sigma Delta Chi, national honorary
professional journalistic fraternity,
corresponds to Theta Sigma Phi for
women. Prospective members are
pledged at the annual banquet, held
in the Union.

Student DriversI
Batt E ffective
September 30
If a University student has a1
hankering to ride instead of walk, hef
must take care to stay on the rightf
side of several University and city
rulings in regard to vehicles.-
Students will be prohibited from
operating automobiles in the vicinity
of Ann Arbor after 8 a.m. Mondayf
Sept. 30. when the auto ban becomes
Exceptions from this rule, which is'
rigidly enforced, may be grantedt
solely by the Dean of Students' Of-
fice. Such exemptions will not be
allowed unless the committee deems1
the use of a car essential to the secur-
ing of the applicants' education.
Some Are Exempt
Three classes of students are gen-
erally exempt from the auto ban.-
These include students over 26 yearsj
of age, part-time students receiving
credit for six hours or less per sem-
ester, and those with a faculty rat-1
ing of instructor or higher. The
University emphasized that evenl
such exemptions are not automatic,
but are granted only upon individual
Penalties for infraction of the auto
ban, while at the discretion of the;
University, usually mean loss of aca-
demic credit for the first offense and
suspension from the University for;
the second. These penalties are;
directed not only at student drivers
but also at student passengers, un-
less the car is driven by a member of
the passenger's immediate family.
Storage Regulation
In the case of students who wish
to drive to Ann Arbor from a dis-
tance of more than 150 miles, such
transportation is allowed if any ap-
preciable saving in cost is realized.
Once in Ann Arbor, however, the
car must be placed in dead storage
and full information filed immedi-
ately with the Dean of Students' Of-
University students owning bicycles
are warned by city officials that they
must obtain license plates and com-
ply with certain other provisions of
the city bicycle ordinance or be sub-
ject to arrest.
The bicycle regulations provide
that every vehicle must be registered,
that drivers keep their bicycles on
the outside lanes of sidewalks, that
they be equipped with a sounding de-
vice and a light, and that only one
person may ride at a single time.
Bicycle license plates can 'be obtained
at the city clerk's office at a fee of
twenty-five cents.

With enrollment of treshmen in
the University expected to be at
least as great as last year. the Inter-
fiaternity Council, governing body
for men's Greek letter societies, is
preparing for one of the busiest years
in its history. according to Council
President Blaz Lucas, '40.
The attention of many entering
freshmen. he said recently, is natur-
ally turned to fraternity life, espe-
cially as it applies to the University.
and the Council is attempting to aid
them in learning the pros and cons'
of the entire situation.
Fraternities on the Michigan cam-
pus, contrary to the ideas of motion
picture directors and script writers,
are not collegiate night clubs or
-lcrified restaurants and hotels. he
warned. At the University, Lucas
pointed out, fraternities are institu-
iorn; that aid in development of
friendship, leadership and general
ftu'therance of careers. both in col-
lege and in later life.
"The student entering college finds
himself confronted with a situation
utterly different from any he has
previously known," he said. "The
fraternity chapter is a sufficiently
small unit to be of material assist-
ance in helping him orient himself."
Chapter Life Is "Fun"
Chapter life, fraternity members
agree, is "darned good fun," but they
also agree that it entails many re-
sponsibilities. Scholarship, omni-
presently stressed at the University,
is one of the most important of these.
The fraternity chapter must main-
tain a scholastic average satisfactory
to University authorities, and 'this
can be made possible only by coop-
eration of individual members.
Pledges are required to study and
to study hard. Upperclass fraternity
men make sure that freshmen keep
up with their work, and in many
houses academic advisers are avail-
able to aid the pledges with their
scholastic problems, Lucas pointed
"Fraternity social life at the Uni-
versity, while it does not involve the
frills of the flask-on-hip era so pub-
licized during the 1920's, gives mem-
bers ample opportunity to enjoy
themselves and to develop the poise
they will always find valuable," he
One of the most important func-
tions of the fraternity, Lucas be-
lieves, is to aid members in building
up a spirit of cooperation. Group
projects, he explained, force a boy
to understand the need for consider-
ation of others and subordination o

his own interests for those of the
Aids Outside Activities
The fraternity, Lucas continued,
is a definite aid to students in extra-
curricular activities. The i ont inued
prominent positions held by rater-
nity men in campus affairs, he said,
show that this is not iue to "pull"
One of the most important spurs to
fraternity men's activities is the en-
couragement given pledges who enter
worlk on staffs of the Union, student
publications and other organizations.
Active members of fraternit ics want
pledges to get into extrIacurriciular
work if their academic records are
The Council plays an import ant
part in fraternity life at hi Univer-
sity. Lucas said. It is a coordinat ing
group in all interfraternity work and
cooperates with University officials
in the capacity of a discii<l:nary and
governing body.
With every one of the 41 general
fraternities at the University repre-
sented on the Council staff, that
group sponsors many out standing
events during the school year. Lucas
First of the big annual eveni.s is
the Interfraternity Ball, held early
in the fall and featuring a nationally
1 known band. Homecoming, the foot-
ball weekend when alumni return to
the campus, is assisted by decora-
tions that adorn the exteriors of
Ifraternity houses in the competition
sponsored by the Council.
Christmas Party Important
cil-sponsoredevents is the annual
Christmas party which is atte-nded
by thousands of Ann Arbor's under-
privileged children.
Greek Week, a general symposium
of fraternity thought, was held un-
der the Council's auspices for the
first time last spring, bringing mem-
bers at the University an opportu-
nity to air their problems with co-
operation of visiting officials and
members of the University faculty.
Rushees are assured an opportu-
nity to obtain unbiased information
about all fraternities by the office
of the Dean of Students, where data
as to financial and general standing
of any fraternity are available.
SHOP AT-302 S. State St.

Fraternity Life Not All Glamor,
Council Head Warns Freshmen

meetings. To active undergraduate
participants credit of 1 hour a semes-
ter may be given, but not for less
than a complete year.
Les Voyageurs is a local organiza-
tion intended to promote interest in
the outdoors, and social and intellec-
tual intercourse among its members.
Sigma Alpha Iota, professional mu-
sic sorority, requires enrollment in
the School of Music, a B plus aver-
age, and recommendations for mem-
bersnip. Formal musicales are held
every month as well as one business
Mu Phi Epsilon is a national music
honor society for women.
The Barristers is an honorary law
society, whose purpose is stated to be
the "social and professional advance-
ment of its members and of the law
school." It also seeks to give recogni-
tion to those law students whom it
considers outstanding, by its selec-
tion of them to membership.
Tau Epsilon Rho, international
Jewish legal fraternity, seeks through
cooperative effort to promote among
its members a deeper grasp of the
problems of the law student and a
broader approach for professional
The Lawyers Liberal Club provides
the members of the law school with
a forum at which they may discuss
current social, economic and political
problems. The Liberal Club opens
its membership to all regardless of
whether they are conservatives or lib-
erals in their thinking.
The Lawyers Club is a residence
club and dormitory for male students
in good standing in the Law School.
The physical plant, consisting of a
lounge, dining hall, kitchen and
dormitories, has been called "the
finest of its kind anywhere."
Kappa Beta Pi is a legal sorority
for white women law students who
have at least a C average for the
first year's work in law. Meetings are
held monthly.
The Forestry Club, only student or-
ganization in the School of Forestry

and Conservation, holds activities
which are both professional and social
in nature.
The Chinese Students Club includes
all Chinese students who are regis-
tered in the University. Meetings are
held at least three times during each
semester in Lane Hall.
Toastmasters consists of men from
the Literary College and the Law
School, and conducts informal din-
ner meetings each month.
The Stump Speakers Society of
Sigma Rho Tau is a branch of the
intercollegiate engineering speakers
society founded at the University of
Michigan to develop ability in public
discussion and debate.
Zeta Phi Eta, national speech soci-
ety, requires that its members be
speech majors with a B average or
better, must tbe recommended by a
speech professor, and must give a
tryout speech satisfactory to the
Mimes, men's honorary dramatic
society, was founded in 1912 to pro-
vide for the continuation of the
Michigan Union Opera as well as to
provide entertainment at Union
functions. Participation in a Mimes
show is required for membership.
Tau Sigma Delta, international
honorary fraternity in architecture
and the allied arts, has as its aim the
production of men fit for the pro-



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