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ague Gives Women Opportunity
) Take Part in Campus Affairs

Women's Judic Sits as Highest Authority on Coed Rule


'.°: -

-esident's Welcome
"On behalf of University wom-
n students I would like to
elcome all new students, fresh-
man and tranfers to our cam-
us and to the League.
"The League on our campus
unique in that it is a separate
uilding and organization for
'omen, giving them an oppor-
unity to become leaders and
tke active part in campus
67 Years Existence
rhe Women's League, organized
1890, originally helped freshmen
men find housing. It has devel-
ed to include philanthropic pro-
tAs and social events.
First actual facilities for the
ague were in Barbour Gym-
sium. As the campus and the
ague' grew, women started a
lding fund to prvide a new
me for their organization. Early

in the 1900's the Regents appro-
priated land for the League which
moved into its finished building in
May, 1929. -
Purposes of the League, Presi-
dent Marylen Segel says, are: 1)
To encourage active cooperation in
work of women student's self gov-
ernment. 2) Provide for formation
of an official body to give adequate
and efficient expression to the
opinions of women students. 3)
Encourage womens' activities and
provide facilities. 4) Cooperate
with University administration in
maintaining high social standards
and scholarship.
Rules for conduct of League
affairs are formulated by the
Board of Governors, composed of
one regent, four alumnae, two
members of the faculty, the Dean
of Women and the five officers of
the League.

The administrative and execu-
tive branch, Women's League
Council include all League officers
and committee chairmen, the pres-
idents of Panhellenic, Assembly
and Women's Athletic Associations
and two members -atlarge from
the Women's Senate. These coeds
meet weekly to plan and coordi-
nate women's activities.
Senate, only representative and
legislative body where independent
and affiliated women meet and
work together, is "a discussion
group in which differences and
compromises can be hammered
out;, said Miss Segel
It makes rules for campus prob-
lems and projects that affect wom-
en students and is the contact
between the League and the wom-
en on campus. Every woman's
housing unit has a representative
in the Senate.,
For the first time this year
Women's and League House Judi-
ciary Council will combine in an
effort to standardize and better
enforce rules and to make the
council more efficient and effec-
tive, commented Miss Segel.
Seven members of Women's Ju-
diciary coordinate and review the
work of House Judiciary Councils
and conduct hearings for major
disciplinary problems referred to
it by Women's panel and House
Judiciary Council.
Interviewing and Nominating
Committee, composed of two
seniors, three juniors, and three
sophomores, accepts all petitions
and interviews all candidates for
League posts, except class projects.

Every Thursday from 3 to 6 p.m.
at the Women's League, 10 coeds
sit in session as the Women's Ju-
diciary Council, highest author-
ity on women's rules at the Uni-
The Council, an integral part of
League structure, acts as the ju-
dicial'arm of women's government
on campus. In this capacity it has
exclusive priority in deciding wo-
men's rules and their application,
says Chairman Alice Louie, '58.
Acting as court of appeals,
Council coordinates and makes
policy for University women.
Council functions are carried on
inside and out of Thursday meet-
Review Discipline Reports
At each meeting, Miss Louie ex-
plains, members review discipline
reports filled out at all undergrad-
uate women's housing units. Pen-
alties and the reasoning behind
each action taken by house judi-
ciary councils are thoroughly,

checked for fairness and confor-
mity to women's regulations.
If a coed feels that she has been
dealt with unfairly at her soror-
ity, league house or dormitory ju-
diciary, the Council will review
her case.
A friendly atmosphere pervades
all interviews, Miss Louie con-
tinues. "We always try to make
~the coed feel at home and want
to tell her side of thecase." This
is checked with a report from her
house judiciary council; the case
is then weighed.
Right to Waive
Women's Judic has the power
to waive previous judgement if it
feels, so justified, Miss Louie com-
ments. "Our object is not to pen-
alize a coed but to help her un-
derstand women's regulations,"
she explains.
"Because this is a large uni-
versity," the chairman continues,
"it needs many regulations to run
smoothly. We are here to help
interpret some of these rules and

assist coeds who might be having
difficulty adjusting to them."
Miss Louie stresses that Wo-
men's Judic is an educational
rather than a disciplinary council."
We want to explain the whys and
wherefores of women's regulations,
not primarily to punish people,"
she says.
No Emotional Problems
The Council does not handle
cases of women who have emo-
tional problems, Miss Louie adds.
Women's Panel, made up of the
Dean of Women, highest ranking
woman on Joint Judiciary Coun-
cil, and the chairman of Women's
Judiciary Council consider such
Cases involving State or Uni-
versity regulations do' not concern
Women's Judiciary either but are
referred to the coed Joint Judi-
ciary body.
Duties of the 10 Council mem-
bers do not end at the Thursday
meetings, however. Each member
is also assigned a housing district

In which she represents the Coun-'
She makes a point of visiting
each housing unit council in her
district, familiarizing herself- with
their problems. She tries to main-
tain a uniform understanding and
application of women's rules.
Women's Rules
Council also keeps Women's
Rules Book up to date. In this
area it is especially sensitive to
coed opinion, Miss Louie remarks.

"We are only too happy to h
women's opinions of the rules, a
will gladly take into considerat
any objections or' suggestions
the making of new rules or the
vising of old ones," she says.
"All we ask," Miss Louie as
"is that those who 'wish to se
on the Council have a sincere fe
ing of wanting to help their f
low coeds."


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Coeds Suggest Three Steps
For Writing Activity Petition

Almost every campus office re-
quires writing a petition but those
interested need not get "cold feet"
at the prospect.
To the freshman, the process may
seem bewildering, but old hands at
it say that your first year is the
best time to start joining activi-
ties. Members of the various in-
terviewing and nominating com-
mittees are quick to look ast past
experience in interviewing for up-
per class projects.
The veterans break the petition-
ing process into three steps.
1) Research. Campus offers
V many places you can obtain as-
sistance. The present office holder
or committee member is usually
very glad to give advice and can
offer help ..you 4write a more in-
telligent petition. Old petitions are
usually kept on file and available
for reference.
Knowledge of jobs in the organi-
zation other than the one for
which you are petitioning gives
you more insight into prospective
position and, a better background
for interview discussion. Try to at-
tend at least one of the committees
which interests you before you
write Your- petition.
2) The petition. Its length is un-
important. You will be judged on
what you say and how you say it.
Your petition may include new
suggestions-for running the com-
mittee. If some present points are
not being carried out as you think
they should be, say what you would
do if you had the position, what
you think the duties are or should
be. Include any past experience
which you think would qualify you
for the job.
Julie Fahnestock, parliamentar-
ian of the League, suggests putting
down more than one choice for
a committee. "If the interviewing
and nominating committee has al-
ready filled the office you want,
but still believes you are a cap-
able person, you may, be able to
fill another post," she said.
3) Interviewing, Relax. Members
of the committee are students just
like you. They afire not there to


trick you or make you self-con-
Questions interviewers ask have
no right or wrong answers, but are
phrased to see how quickly you
can organize your ideas and how
good these ideas are. If you're not
asked questions about your peti-
tion, bring up any points you think
pertinent. Since every member of
the committee may not have read
your petition, it is very importantj
that all know your plans.J


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and. Campus Favorites in Shoes

Various Religious Groups on Campus

Offer Services, Ye
Playing an active role in the
life of the University are the reli-
gious groups located on campus.
During orientation week, fresh-
men and transfer students will be
invited to open houses at the vari-
ous guilds to acquaint them with
the programs of eafh.
Various student membership in
Ann Arbor churches have become a
major element in campus religious
life and these members have or;
ganized into guilds. Representative
councils relate the campus groups
to each other and to the Univer-
Campus Student Religious Or-
ganization, a newly formed group,
is composed of representatives
from each religious group on cam-
pus. It is an inter-faith council,
and serves to coordinate activities
and bring understanding among
the separate groups.

ar-Long Projects
University Christian Federation
is a coordinating council of the
Protestant groups.
A national organization, Hillel,
exists to satisfy the needs of Jew-
ish students. Religious activities
such as, services; holiday celebra-
tions which include the serving of
Kosher meals and courses in Jew-
ish education, are offered.
To answer the social needs of
students, dances and clubs are of-
fered in addition to a cultural pro-
An active social and educational
program is offered at the Newman
club, which holds its activities in
the new Father Richard Center
located next to the chapel.
The various Protestant guilds
have regular Sunday evening pro-
grams in addition to many week-
ly meetings.

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