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anhe! Coordinates Activities for Coeds in 21 Sororities

ordinating body sorority women are "on their hon-
ek activities for or" not to pre-rush any coeds dur-
ith theiUniver- ing the fall semester. Affiliates
20 national so- may visit independents in dormi-
diction aie the tories and independents may come
io AhaChi into sorority houses only on a so-
of Alpha Chp cial basis.
a Pi, Alpha Ep- Attempts on- the part of each to
Gamma Delta, rush or be rushed will be consid-
Alpha Phi, Al- ered a violation of the "honor
phi Omega. code" set up by Panhel last spring.
is, Delta Delta Violators will be punished by Pan-
ma, Delta Phi hel Executive Council action.
'hi Beta, Kappa During the rushing period in
a Delta, Kappa February and March, strict con-
I Beta Phi, Phi tact rules will bind affiliates and
a, Sigma Delta those who have registered to rush.
Alpha. Rules stipulate that the two groups
g Rush may not contact each other unless
me a member of members of two sororities are pres-
na ce msent, may not telephone into dorms
ing. An annual or sorority houses. When affili-
will be held for ated women meet rushees on cam-
Zpus their conversation should be
any years dur- limited to a friendly "hell."
Enester. It pre- See All Houses
arly in the fall. Panhel has arranged its rush-'
v spring plan, ing schedule so that coeds will
ed by Student have an opportunity to see all of
icil in March the sorority houses before they.
h to rush regis- decide to which houses they want
Formal rush to go back and affiliates make
and ends with their choice of rushees to rebid.
arch. The program consists of five
10 has register- "sets" of parties. Divided into
o rush. Upper- groups of about 20, and led by a
e at least a 2.0 counselor-member of a sorority
who has temporarily dis-affiliated
'ing rush rules, herself so that she may impartial-

ly aid rushees - coeds make the
first rounds of houses in three or
four days.
In these "mixers" they spend

about 20 minutes at each house
meeting and chatting with actives.
After the first set, rushees pick
up invitations to the second from
counselors. From then on they are
on their own; they mark their
choice of house and visiting time
and must go and come individu-
ally.,
Counselors Advise
Counselors try to advise each
rushee as to which bids to Accept.
As she progresses through the oth-
er sets of parties-dressy, bermuda
shorts and "final desserts,"-the
rushee must narrow down her ac-
ceptances. For a final pledge pref-
erence, she may list only two.
A day or so after final desserts,
rushees know whether the house
of their choice had bid them. The
several weeks of suspense ends
with this final bid pick up. Some,
of course, go back to the dorms un-
happy, for no sorority can bid all
the pledges it would like, but for
the 'approximately one-third who
are bid, it's a happy day. Hasten-
ing to their new "sisters," they're
greeted with a big welcome and a
short pledge ceremony.
Pledges automatically become
members of Junior Panhellenic As-
sociation. Each pledge class elects

Pledge Group
Aids Panhel
With Projects,
Pledges from every social sor-
ority make up Junior Panhellenic
Association, one of the few such
organizations in the United States.
Started in 1949, Jr. Panhel ac-
quaints pledges with each other,
with the Senior Panhel body and
with League and Panhel activities.
Elinor Dodge, '60, Jr. Panhel
public relations chairman, says
that friendship and cooperation
that is developed between the cam-
pus houses, and between the inde-
pendc, and sorority women is the
most important function. The
group is structured, she adds, to
introduce coeds to campus life as
a whole.
Jr. Panhel has always worked
closely with Junior Interfraternity
Council. Two joint activities have
become more or less traditional-
the Michigan Association for Re-
tarded Children Drive and Help
Week. MARCris held in the fall.
In a door to door campaign,
with a big social mixer provided by
pledges collect money and wind up
the association.
The annual Help Week is held in
the spring. Clad in work clothes
and armed with rakes, mops and
pant brushes, the pledges clean up
the University's Fresh Air Camp
at Pinckney which provides sum-
mer recreation for underprivileged
youngsters.

By ROBERTA SOFFIN
After you've been at the Univer-
sity for a while, you'll find that
no matter how noisy the corridor,
how many friends come in to chat,
or how many temptations are bout-
ing for your precious time, there
is still a pile of work to be stud-
ied waiting for you on the desk.
Fortunately for you, various li-
braries and study halls on cam-
pus provide a quiet atmosphere
conducive to studying with a realm'
of reference material at your fin-
ger tips.
No orientation program to the
University is complete without a
tour of the Main Library, located
on the Diagonal.
If you want to mix books with a
smoke, you'll- find the popular
first floor study hall very comfort-
able.
A large reference room on the
second floor, with rows of well-
lighted tables never fails to im-
press the new student. Open from
8 a.m. to 10 p.m., it attracts stu-
dents from all classes and schools
at the University. The periodical
reading room is also on the sec-
ond floor.
When it's time to tackle those
special outside reading assign-
ments, you'll head for the Social
Science Library in Mason Hall and
the Angell Hall Library in Angell
Hall as well as the first floor
study hall of the Main Library.,
In the Social Science ibrary,

'U' Supplies Work Are
For Study in Comfort

just ten paces from the "fishbo
or Mason Hall lobby, you'll fi
the books you need for psycholo
history, and other social sciei
courses. Among other things,
Angell Hall study hall conta
many of the critiques you 11
need for English courses.
The graduate schools also hE
special libraries and study fac
ties you may use. The second fl
of the Rackham building house
large study room primarily
graduate students, although t
dergrads are often allowed
privileges.
The Law Library on South U
versity and theMedicine Libn
diear the University Hospital, be
known for their "tomb-like" qui
also permit undergraduates wh
they are now too crowded.
If you're studying engineerb
you'll be interested in the extez
ive services of the Engineer:
Building library. Biology maj
can make use of the facilities
the Natural Science Library.
Study rooms in the League a
Union provide you with comfo
of home. You'll find big ov
stuffed chairs and couches in 1
League with requested ,musical
lections piped into the rooms.
Dining rooms in the dormitor
are converted into study rooms f
ter meals, and many of the wo
en's dorms have more private stu
rooms in each house..

EVERYBODY SMILE -- With anticipation and hope, exaspera-
tion and disgust, women will rush sorority houses this spring.

delegate to attend meetings. The
juniorgroup takes charge of such
projects as Help Week at the Uni-
versity Fresh Air Camp for Un-
derprivileged youngsters.
Panhel's Executive Board of nine
officers directs the energy of the
sororities into constructive chan-

nels. Meeting in executive session
-Tuesday nights and with the
Panhel Board of Delegates-presi-
dent of each house-Thursdays,
Panhel also tries to iron out inter-
sorority problems, and those that
affect the Greeks from the out-

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