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Panhellenic Serves as Sorority Governing Body

Panhellenic Association servesj
as a governing body and liaison
organization between the 22 na-
tional and one local sororities on
The first function of the Asso-

sororities to get together in a place
where they can speak frankly.
Now that spring rush, held in
the first part of the second se-
mester, has permanently replaced
the old fall rush system, Panhel
has become involved in changing

ciation for next fall will be to rushing and pledging procedures
slim down the activities list for to fit the new system.


next year, according to President
Mary Wellman, '60.
"We have found, in past years,
that too many activities tends to
cut down on scholarship," she
said. "The quantity tends to ne-
gate the quality of these events."
Panhel Ideal
Miss Wellman added that the
ideal of Panhel is to "advance the
goal of the educated woman, with-
in the structure of the sorority
Panhellenic has three primary
duties towards achieving their
goal. First, it represents the sor-
orities to the administration and
helps them to maintain high ideals
among affiliated women.
Second, it serves as a liaison be-
tween affiliated and independent
women and promotes co-operation
between the various sororities.
Governs Rushing
It also makes rules governing
rushing, pledging and initiation
in the member sororities.
Miss Wellman added that the
the delegates meetings, made up of
and delegates and presidents from all
the sororities, provide one of the
few opportunities for all of the

About 1,400 Rushees
This year, approximately 1,400
girls waded through slush and
rain to rush the 23 sororities, who
held informal mixers for several
These girls, who were divided
into rush groups of about 50 each,
were led by a rush counselor, a
sorority woman who was tempor-
arily disaffiliated for this pur-
After the preliminary mixers,
bids were sent out for each of
four parties which the sororities
gave. Each party has a different
kind of general atmosphere, from
quite formal to bermuda-shorts
game parties.
Choose Theme
Each sorority chooses some sort
of central theme which is carried
through their party.
Each round eliminates a certain
number of girls, until the "final
dessert" state. The final dessert
parties are the most important
ones in rush. They are dressy af-
fairs at which coffee and a "house
specialty" are served.
Panhellenic is in charge of the
entire rush process, coordinating

party scheduling, distributing bids,
and providing supervision and ad-
vice to the rushees.
An IBM machine tabulates the
final bid results, notes the rushees
preferences, and distributes the
notices to the individual women.
League Center
The central checking point dur-
ing the rush period is the League
Ballroom, where the bid notices
are given out.
Panhellenic has devised an hon-
or code, to prevent dirty rushing.
All sororities are on their honor
to give no inidication of interest
in any girl or put any pressure on
her during the rushing period.
In fact, all conversation between
affiliated and non-affiliated wo-
men is discouraged during the
rushing period.
Panhel is made up of an ad-
ministrative and legislative branch,
the former being the Executive

Council and the latter the Board
of Delegates.
The Executive Council, composed
of Panhel officers and administra-
tive chairmen, plans and coordin-
ates the activities of the Associa-
tion, is responsible for the formu-
lation of policies concerning Pan-
hel and submits such policies to
the Board of Delegates, for ap-
proval or rejection.
The Board of Delegates has as
members the presidents of all sor-
ority chapters and the Executive
Council members.
This group initiates new rules
and policies pertaining to the
Panhellenic Association and de-
cides on items submitted to it by
the Executive Council.
Each year the Association spon-
sors several campus events, in-
cluding the annual Panhellenic
Ball, open to affiliates and inde-

... tea and talk

HELP WEEK-Members of Junior Panhellenic take part in a giant clean-up operation at
University's Fresh Air Camp, part of the annual "Help Week" project undertaken by sorority
fraternity pledges. The project replaces the traditional "Hell Week."

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RUSHING TIME-Sorority members and rushees enjoy tea or punch, meet and talk with each
other as rushing proceeds.
Inter-House Council Promotes
trong Resience Hall System

"The purpose of the Inter-House
Council is to promote an intern-
ally strong residence halls system
of individually strong houses,"
IHC president Boren Chertkov,
'60, said.
Chertkov is the top official of
the, student organization govern-
ing men's residence halls.
He commented that "IHC also
serves to represent as faithfully as
possible the opinions of the resi-
dents to staff, faculty and ad-
Three Branches
* 1HC Is composed of three
branches: legislative, executive and
judicial. All legislative power of
the organization is vested in the
Presidium, which is composed ofI

the president of each
dence hall.

men's resi- was appropriated for quadrangle

The executive branch executes
the legislation and directives of
the Presidium. The executive body
carrying out these duties is called
the Executive Board. The presi-
dent, executive vice president, ad-
ministrative vice president, sec-
retary, treasurer, and quadrangle
presidents compose this Board.
The judiciary council of the ju-
dicial branch interprets and judges
all IHC and Inter-quadrangle
Educational Programs
"One of the most important
things done by the IHC this year
was the development of education-
al programs in residence halls,"
said Chertkov. Through IHC, $6000

IHC also published a list of pro-
fessors willing to speak in the
residence halls on subjects of in-
terest to the members.
IHC cooperated with Assembly
(women's counterpart of IHC) in
staging the IHC-Assembly Show
which featured the Kingston Trio,
IHC-Assembly Sing, and the so-
cial chairman's conference which
organized mixers for freshman
Increased Award
This year the 1C0 increased the
Kidston Scholarship Award to
$200. This is an award of $50 giv-
en once each semester to the house
with the highest academic average
and to the house with the greatest
improvement in its academic av-
1HC also conducted bridge, chess,
and debate tournaments for its
members this year. The ruling body
of men living in residence halls
sponsors WCBN, the quadrangle
radio network.
Besides Chertkov, other officers
for 1959-1960 include Executive
Vice-President Boyd Conrad, '61,
Administrative Vice - President
Charles Shef fer, '61, Treasurer
Lawrence Fenton, '62, and Secre-
tary Theodore Soltman, '61E.





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