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'U' Facilities
Include Many
Union, League Offer
Comfortable Lounges,
Informal Atmosphere
Variety is the word when it'
comes to study facilities, and stu-
dents may choose practically any-
thing from small, homey lounges
to large rooms of modern design.
Rooms in the Union, League,
and Lane Hall are available in
addition to the General Library
and many divisional libraries and
study halls.
The League offers a place for
women to study with their dates
in the third floor hall and in
the Henderson Room on the same
floor., The atmosphere is informal
with comfortable chairs, couches
and tables. Smoking is permitted
in this room.
Open to women only is the
League Library on the third floor.
This room is also arranged in-
formally and offers a chance for
coeds to slip off their shoes while
concentrating on the books. There
is no smoking in this room.
Last year the Student-Faculty
Lounge in the League offered a
place for students and their pro-
fessors to hold informal review
sessions. Coffee was served at all
times, paid for by contributions
to a kitty. For groups having res-
ervations hostesses were on hand
to serve the coffee.
For breaks between studying,
the League has coke and soft
drink machines as well as the
Round-up Room in the basement.
There is also a television set avail-
The Union offers their study
hall to men and their dates. Two
rooms are equipped with tables
and chairs, and coke machines
and telephones are nearby. Smok-
ing is allowed in the hall.
Lane Hall is equipped with a
library which has regular hours
during the semester. The room is
furnished with tables, comfort-
able chairs, couches and has a
The library here, which is a
branch of the General Library,
has a large number of books, bas-
ically religious reference books.
There are also many magazines
and periodicals along religious and
human relations lines.
The General Library and its
many divisional libraries have
sources for specialized fields. Some
of these are the education, nat-
Ural resources, fine arts, music
and engineering libraries located
in campus buildings.
One of the most modern of cam-
pus study facilities is in the Busi-
ness Administration Building. A
large number of periodicals are
kept here.
Dean Reports
On JobStudy
Last year circulars were distri-
buted to all women students to
make a sociological study of the
number of coeds holding jobs in
This study will probably be pub-
lished this year, when results are
announced by the Dean of Wo-

men's Office. A large job of com-
piling statistics must be done.
Results will show just how much
work is done outside of studying
by women of today and how these
figures have changed in the last
twenty years.
Women may find jobs doing
housework, baby-sitting, clerking,
soda-fountain work, and typing
on or near the campus. Positions
are also available at the League,
Union, General Library, Univer-
sity Hospital, and women's resi-
Assistance in job finding is of-
fered by the Dean of Women's Of-
fice in the Administration Bldg.
which handles applications for
students and keeps a list of po-
tential baby-sitters.
Positions for women to do
housework or to care for children
in return for complete board and
room are also handled through the
Dean of Women's Office which
stipulates that the hours of work-
must not exceed 21 and all homes
in which women'live off-campus
must be approved by the office.
It is recommended that first
semester freshmen do not work,
unless it is absolutely essential, in
which case the maximum weekly
hours for part-time jobs should
not exceed 10..
The Personnel Office in the Ad-
ministration Bldg. handles Uni-

Freshmen Women To Live in Dorms, Co-ops;
Sorority Rushing To Be Held First Two Weeks

LEAGUE LIBRARY-Open to women only, the League Library on the third floor of the League
provides a place where coeds may study in solid comfort, and are allowed to shed shoes and curl up
on soft couches. The room is also handy to soft drink machines. The Alice Crocker Lloyd drama
collection is housed in this library, as well as a variety of other reference materials.

National, Local Honoraries
Recognize Coed Leaders

"And after the work . . . . the
Many national and local honor
societies are among the organiza-
tions on campus. Their purpose is
not only to recognize outstanding
scholastic achievement, but also
to honor leadership and service
qualities in their members.
* * *
ACTIVITIES known as service
projects are carried out each year
by the honoraries. These include
everything from charity to man-
ning election booths and sponsor-
ing dances.
A goal to work toward is how
many students view honorary so-
cieties. There are all varieties
including those for affiliated
women only, independent wo-
men only, both,.or coeds in spe-
cialized fields such as music,
speech and journalism.
Tapping ceremonies, which in
many cases occur twice a year, in
the fall semester and again in the
Spring, are an exciting part of
student life, and the exact date
of tapping is kept secret to add to
the surprise.
* * *
OFTEN THE woman to be tap-
ped is hard to find. Members of
honoraries have had to chase all
over-campus, up and down many
flights of stairs,down long corri-
dors, into telephone booths and
showers, and even to the morgue
of The Daily to find their prospec-
tive member.
One of the hazards of tapping
is going through the Law Quad,
where angry lawyers have been
known to shower buckets of wa-
ter on the tapping procession
as it goes through the arch.
Following are descriptions of
some campus honoraries.
* * *
Alpha Lambda Delta
Freshmen women may be inter-
ested in this honorary, which taps
all freshmen women receiving a
scholastic average of at least 3.5
during the first semester or the
first two semesters at the Univer-
sity. Initiation is followed by a
breakfast. Members may order
gold lamp of knowledge pins with
the Greek letters, Alpha, Lambda,
and Delta.
Wyvern .
Wyvern is an honorary society
for juniors. Service projects for the
year include counting votes at
election time, scholarship fund,
and in the past they have present-
ed concert hours, where members
played records requested by stu-
dents in the League.
When first organized, the
prime purpose of Wyvern was to
look after incoming freshmen,
and members served as guides.
When this job was taken over
the Orientation Committee, Wy-
vern became a junior honor so-
Its name is derived from an old
Welsh word meaning "protecting
dragon." The gold pin is in the
form of a dragon curled around
the letter 'W.' Tapping is done
with members clad in brown skirts
and yellow sweaters, singing their
traditional tapping chant, "Damn,
damn, damn to Michigauma,"
(men's honorary fraternity).
Mortar Board .,.
The University chapter of this
national senior honorary society
has as its purpose honor and
helping serve the campus. The re-
quirements are based on service,
leadership and scholarship, with

prospective members required to
achieve three-tenths of a point
average above the all-campus wo-
men's average.
Members tap in black robes
and a mortarboard, which they
relinquish to the coed they tap.
New members are recognizable
the next day by the mortar-
boards they must wear to their
The group has worked in the
Student-Faculty Lounge and has
aided the local chapter of the Lea-
gue of Women Voters. They organ-
ized a drive to raise money and
collect books to complete the Alice
Crocker Lloyd Drama Collection
in the League Library.
A $100 scholarship is awarded
an outstanding junior woman. The
pin of the organization is a black
and gold mortarboard.
Senior Society . .
Honoring independent women,
Senior Society sponsors many pro-
jects such as helping count Stu-
dent Legislature election ballots
and manning ballot boxes. At As-
sembly Ball, the annual coed-bid
dance for independent women,
members of Senior Society sell
boutonnieres. Their pin is two in-
terlocking gold S's on a black
** * *
Scroll, a local honorary just as
is Senior Society, differs in that
its members are affiliated women.
Tapping is also done in caps and
gowns. One of their ,projects is
selling Michigan Alumnus sub-
scriptions, which finance a $100
scholarship. Members are entitled
to wear necklaces with an emblem
in the form of a scroll.

Group Keeps
Activity File,
One of the many League groups
of interest to the entering fresh-
man is the Merit-Tutorial Com-
mittee, which keeps records of
coed extra-curricular activities
and recruits tutors.
The group keeps a card file con-
taining information on the activi-
ties of all undergraduate women.
Participation in all-campus func-
tions and class projects, major
house offices and membership in
campus clubs, church guilds, WAA
clubs and honor societies are list-
Personnel reports are compiled
by the activity chairman of each
house and by heads of various
organizations. The file is used by
the Office of the Dean of Women,
Social Director of the League, Ju-'
diciary Council, League commit-
tees and honor societies.
After graduation, records are
transferred to the Office of the
Dean of Women and to the Bu-
reau of Appointments, where they
are kept on file for reference by
prospective employers.
The committee also aids stu-
dents seeking academic help by
providing them with the name and
phone number of a tutor. The tu-
tor and student make their own
arrangements for the time and
place of tutoring. Hourly rates
are charged for tutoring. The fee
for tutoring is $1 an hour for
every subject but chemistry, which
is $2 per hour.
A student must have received
"B" in a subject which is in his
major field or "A" in any other!
course in order to be a tutor.
The Merit-Tutorial Office, lo-
cated in the League, is open from
1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Fri-
day. Students may apply for a
tutor at any time.

Dormitories ....
Two main types of University
housing are open to freshmen wo-
men-dormitories and University-
owned cooperatives.
Choosing the right one is the
first major problem that faces
most incomers to the University,
and the campus housing planners
have tried to provide enough var-
iety to satisfy every woman.
* * *
COEDS HAVE 12 dormitories
to choose from, ranging in size
from 100 residents to the largest,
which houses over 400 women.
Each housing 100 undergradu-
ate women, Betsy Barbour and
Helen Newberry dormitories
stand next to each other on
State Street, opposite Angell
on Observatory Hill, a few
blocks from the main part of cam-
pus, stand the largest women's
dormitories. Stockwell Hall, on
the corner of Observatory and
North University, was built ten
years ago and has space for 400
women. Next to it, in the middle of
the block stands Mosher-Jordan
Hall, actually two separate houses,
each housing about 250 women.
ALICE LLOYD HALL, consisting
of Angell House, Hinsdale House,
Kleinstueck House and Palmer
House stands just beyond Mo-
sher-Jordan and has room for
about 150 women in each house.
New Dorm, as it has been nick-
named, is the newest and most
modern of the women's dormitor-
Martha Cook, situated next to
the Law Quadrangle, has space
for 150 upperclasswomen. It is
an honorary dormitory and the
girls must reach and keep a high
scholastic average as well as
participate in campus activities.
If a girl would rather live in a
more homelike atmosphere, a
league house would probably be
advisable. These houses are su-
pervised residences, varying in
size from ten to 30 upperclasswom-
en. Some of them do not serve
meals, while others provide one or
two a day. There are about 20 of
these league houses on campus.
Some women may find it neces-
sary to work part of their way
through college. The cooperative
houses are provided for such
Here, a woman works part of
each day for the benefit of her
* * *
Sororities .*.
Sorority rushing this year will
take place the first two weeks of
school and is open to freshmen
and transfer women, as well as
Registration f o r prospective
rushees will take place at the end
of Orientation Week and here
they will be assigned to groups
headed by a Rushing Counselor.
Each Rushing Counselor is from
a different sorority house but she
is completely disaffiliated and her
job is to help only the rushee.

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She gives her rushees informa-
tion about sororities, answers any
of their questions she can, and at-
tempts to help each coed pledge
the house she wants.

Coeds will be told when the party held before pledging, and Pledges who have made their
rushing parties are and what to do not conflict with classes or grades, a minimum of all C's as
wear. The Counselor accompanies home football games. an overall average for the second
her group to the first set of par-! As soon as a coed becomes' a semester, may move into the sor-
ties, called "mixers," so they will pledge, an active member of her ority house or annex the following
have no trouble finding the vari- house choses her for a "daughter." fall.
ous houses and will leave and ar- The pledge's "Mother" will invite An annex is a house rented by a
rive on time. her to the house for dinner, to sorority to hold the overflow of
Rushees are invited to a mixer stay overnight, meet for coffee, or members which the house itself
at every house on campus. Panhel- any number of things to acquaint cannot accommodate. Those liv-
lenic suggests that they attend all her with the active members of ing in annexes usually eat their
these parties so they will see every the sorority. meals in the sorority house.

Randall's has another FIRST!

house on campus and be able to Pledges also have one meeting
judge a house by personal experi- a week where they learn their
ence. pledge lessons-information about
All rushing parties are informal the sorority-and get to know
except "final desserts," the last their sisters better.

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