fellow students and the college has been truly refreshing. These women
have handled quickly and efficiently the routine day-to-day problems that
arise with dormitory living. They have handled with maturity and sincere
concern the very difficult discipline cases that have arisen among the
women students. And they have worked diligently and with imagination to
improve their government both in its structure to make it closer to more of
the women and in the rules under which they live to make them less petty
and more indicative of mature living in the college
The WGA, of course, was not the only organization on the campus
concerned with discipline, because similarly involved over the years
were a number of bodies—some student, some faculty, and some joint
student-faculty—which attempted to enforce regulations governing
student conduct, especially that of men. In 1953 the Student Council
placed eight students on probation for gambling and another on
probation for possessing the key to an office containing examination
materials. In 1957 after a January "panty raid" that lasted two-and-a-
half hours, the Men's Honor Council reprimanded three men for
"unbecoming conduct" in connection with the raid but issued only
oral warnings. The Faculty Executive Committee, which had
conducted an independent investigation, subsequently expelled two of
the raiders and so upset the thirteen members of the Honor Council
that they resigned in a body. They later reconsidered and withdrew
their resignations.
In the fall of 1957 the Honor Council suspended two men from
school and put another on probation for two semesters for violation of
the campus drinking rule. At that time the student-conduct code said
that "there shall be no drinking of intoxicating liquors, nor shall any
student be allowed to bring or keep liquor on the campus." In 196o
the Student Legislature deleted that language from the code. Its action
did not affect the college's ban on alcoholic beverages, but it was no
longer a matter of honor for students to report one another for
A Men's Judicial Board, established in 1964 to try cases of male
conduct violations, consisted of six elected students and six faculty
members designated by the president of the college, with the pro-
vision that a student be chairman. The Faculty Executive Committee
was to have primary jurisdiction over cases involving "sex
perversion" and related infractions, and the Judicial Board would hear
cases involving hazing, gambling, conduct toward guests,
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