es for Independents, Affiliates
itstanding University Students
open houses and at Tea
; Convocation, and spon-
a Cinema Guild movie.
or Society, a local honorary,
inaffiliated junior women
,ve shown leadership ability,
pated in campus activities'
aintained a high scholastic
y spring members parade
h dormitory halls singing,
d out the halls we wander,
as we go; of the girls we're
to favor with our pin of
Outstanding leadership, service
to the cpmpus and extra-curricu-'
lar activities are the prerequisites
for membership in the society.
Scroll is a local, honorary for
afliliated junior women with mem-
bership based on leadership, char-
acter and service.
Members go from house to house
after hours, tapping new members
and singing, "Out of the night
comes a sound of voices; Scroll
now is tapping its loyal crew."
Each year Scroll offers a $100
scholarship to a junior affiliated
woman, based on leadership, char-
acter, scholarship and need. Scroll
also promotes cooperation between
alumnae and college students and
works to further interest in cam-
Also a local honorary, Wyvern
taps coeds at the end of their
sophomore year. Wyvern members
are chosen for participation in ac-
Stivitles, character and scholarship.
Members, wearing yellow slick-
ers, tap during dinner time, chant-
ing the traditional, "Damn, damn,
damn to Michigamua, to hell with
Sphinx and Vulcans too, to the
Druids and the rest, for we know
we are the best. We are Wyvern's
daughters tried and true.
Wyvern dates to years when
only a few coeds were on campus;
its purpose was to look after in-
coming freshmen, serve as guides
and answer questions.
Its name is taken from an old
Welsh word meaning "protecting
dragon." The symbol for member-
ship is a gold pin in the form of a
dragon curled around the letter
Circle, newly formed. indepen-
dent honorary sponsored by As-
sembly Association, tapped for the
first time last spring.
Its two-fold purpose is to recog-
nize women who have ,excelled in
leadership, citizenship and service
within residence halls, and to
stimulate and promote interest
within these areas.
The first initiates of this honor-
ary were selected through recom-
imendations by house directors and
house councils. The final selection
of the first members was made by
a committee of representatives
from every residence hall..
fied beforehand to make sure the
coed will be available for tapping.
Superior leadership in activities
and athletics characterize junior
men who are tapped for. this hon-
orary, founded in 1902. Initiates
are coated with brick dust and
dressed like Indains. They are
then harnessed to a hawser for
the traditional Rope Day duck-
walk to the top of the Union.
Tribe initiation ceremony is
staged- around the sacred Tappan
Oak near the library. All new
members are given Indian names
along with their own names, such
as Nailum Hard, Scratchum
Feather, Heap Wiser and Cagey
Newly tapped members must
withstand hours of -exercise and
repeated cold water baths before
they are considered worthy to
"Speak-um Indian talk and speak-
um wisely. Speak-um slower and
think-um what you sayum."r
Founded in 1910, Druids tap
junior men who are enrolled in all
the undergraduate units of the
University except the engineering.
college. Initiates are recognized
for outstanding leadership in ac-
tivities or varsity athletics.
New members are dressed to,
resemble young trees. Their imtia-
tion ceremony is characterized by
the- watering of the young "sap-
lings" until they grow into mighty
trees. The transformation takes
Joyce Kilmer's poem, "Trees,"
WANDERING THROUGH THE HALLS
"KEEP-UM HEAD DOWN!"
is chanted during the ceremony
and new members are given names
which typify their personalities
such as Blocking Busting Butter-
nut, Go Getting Ginkgo, Singing
Sycamore and Hard Hitting Holly-
Old members, staunch and
mighty oaks, are regally attired in
robes and hoods for the initiation,
Campus leaders and outstand-
ing athletes who are juniors in the
College of Engineering are tapped
for membership in Vulcans, found-
ed in 1904.
Gleaming black greased bodies
of the initiates and flaming torches
which light the symbolic anvil
near the Engineering Arch char-
acterize the initiation ritual.
Each vacation Vulcans sponsor"
inexpensive transportation via
trains to Chicago and New York
for any interested students. Vul-
cans also produce shows and show
football films to shut-ins in Ann
Arbor hospitals. /
Sophomore athletes and leaders
in the engineering school may be
tapped for Triangles. Initiates
Active membership never
ceeds two and one-half per
of the undergraduate women
ing in the residence halls.
"sail" across the Diagonal on a'
roller skate and wear whine dunce
Part of the soapy initiation cere-
mony includes scrubbing the floor
of the "sacred" Engineers' Arch.
Sophomore men enrolled in all
colleges except engineering are
honored by this group for ex-
celling in sports and extra-curric-
ular activities. Neophytes, covered
with brick dust, march across the
campus carrying a ladder and
chant, "Looking for the River
Initiation is climaxed by a swim
in the' "River Nile." In this case,
the fountain beside the
League substitutes for
Egyptian names are
upon all new members. '
clude Pharoh Peter, Rauj
Snafu Jon and Zurap]
Slaves of the Pharaoh h;
tapped each year since Sp
founded in 1905.
Founded in 1953, I
honors junior fraternity
whd are outstanding le
their own chapters or in
ternity Council activit
Union houses the meet:
and office of this newl
No coed is notified that she is
to be tapped for an honorary. The
ritual is kept a surprise, but room-
mates or housemothers are noti-
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