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THE COMPASS

The COMPASS is an annual publication primarily for
freshmen and transfers, although it is also helpful to
upper classmen. It contains many pertinent f its about
Stetson in a compact, but accessible format.

As the name would suggest, it is our hope that this
handbook will be your guide, and that you will become
well acquainted with campus life before you arrive in
September. This year a more detailed description of each
organization has been provided so that you can be thinking
about your extra-curricular program during your first
months. Often it is hard for new students to know just
how to join, and we hope that this will be of aid to you.

CAROL ROBB, Editor

Cover Artist: Carol Colombi of
Tyler Art School

Contributors: Jay Landers, Mr. Jack Mabry,
Karen Kane, Mary Farrington,
Sandy Christian, Ned Julian,
Bill Gardner, Judy Campbell,
Richard mack.

And a special thanks to Dean Etter Turner and
her secretary, Jenny Burnett Tyner.



TABLE OF CONTENTS

Page

Orientation 1963 4

University Regulations 7

Student Aid 10

Women's Student Government 12

Men's Judiciary Council 19

On Campus 22

Student Government Association ... 25

Student Senate 25

Constitution 32

Religion 33

Religious Life Council 34

Church Directory 3d

Student Affairs Committee 37

Stetson Union Board 37

Publications Board 38

Social Organizations 39

Organizations and Honoraries 41

Athletics 46

Whom to See 49

Administrative Officers 50

Calendar of Important Events 52

Telephone Numbers 54

Index 55



ORIENTATION 1963

Every minute of your first seven days at Stetson will be filled with
orienting activities from morning 'til night and even after. So that
you'll have a general idea of where you're supposed to be when, the
Orientation Week Committee, headed by Jay Brophey and Katey Sue
Sistrunk, has provided the following schedule of events for you.





Sunday, September 15




8:00 a.m.-9 :00 p.m.


Registration for Women


Residence Halls




Registration for Men


Stetson Union


11:00 a.m.


Church Services


DeLand Churches


12:00-1:15 p.m.


Dinner


Stetson Union


4:45-6:15 p.m.


Supper


Stetson Union


9:00 p.m.


General Meeting


Elizabeth Hall


9:30 p.m.


Social Hour


Stetson Union


10:30 p.m.


Meeting of all Women
Residence Hall meetings


Stetson Room




for Men


Residence Halls




Monday, September 16




7:00-8:00 a.m.


Breakfast ^JpJL


k » Stetson Union


8:30 a.m.


General Assembly s ^1G* :: * w ^izabeth Hall


9:30 a.m.


Social Hour with






Student Advisers


Forest of Arden


10:30 a.m.


Group Meetings with






Faculty Advisers


As Assigned


11:30 a.m.-l :00 p.m.


Lunch


Stetson Union


1:00-3:30 p.m.


Testing Program


As Assigned


4:45-6:15 p.m.


Dinner


Stetson Union


6:30 p.m.


Vespers


Elizabeth Hall


7:00 p.m.


Meeting of all New Women


Stetson Room




Meeting of all New Men


Elizabeth Hall


8:15 p.m.


Social Hour


Stetson Room




Married Couples Reception


Allen Hall


10:30 p.m.


Residence Hall meetings






for Men


Residence Halls



Tuesday, September 17



7:00-8:00 a.m.


Breakfast


Stetson Union


8:30-11:00 a.m.


Testing Program


As Assigned


11:30 a.m.-l :00 p.m.


Lunch


Stetson Union


1:00-3:00 p.m.


Testing Program


As Assigned


6:30 p.m.


Banquet


Stetson Union


8:30 p.m.


Stetson Union Board Program


Stetson Room


10:30 p.m.


Residence Hall Meetings






for Men






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Wednesday, September 18




7:00-8:00 a.m.


Breakfast


Stetson Union


8:30 a.m.


First Vocational Discussion Group As Assigned


9:30 a.m.


Second Vocational Discussion Group As Assigned


10:30 a.m.


Panhellenic Welcome Party






for Women


Stetson Room




ROTC Film for Men


Stover Theatre


11:30 a.m.-l :00 p.m.


Lunch


Stetson Union


1:00-5:00 p.m.


Student Government






Association Party Ponce deLeon Springs


7:00 p.m.


Meeting of All Men


Stetson Union




Meeting of All Women


Stover Theatre


8:30 p.m.


Social Hour with Faculty


Stetson Room


10:30 p.m.


Residence Hall Meetings






for Men


Residence Halls




Thursday, September 19




7:00-8:00 a.m.


Breakfast


Stetson Union


8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.


Women may sign up for Rush


Emily Hall


8:30 a.m.


General Assembly


Elizabeth Hall


10:00 a.m.


Group meetings with






Faculty Advisers


As Assigned


11:30 a.m. -1:00 p.m.


Lunch


Stetson Union


1:00-4:00 p.m.


Registration for






Pre-Registered Students


Stetson Room


4:45-6:15 p.m.


Dinner


Stetson Union


6:30 p.m.


Vespers


Elizabeth Hall


7:00 p.m.


General Assembly


Elizabeth Hall


7:30 p.m.


Parties sponsored by






Religious Organizations


As Announced


10:30 p.m.


Residence Hall Meetings






for Men


Residence Halls



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7:00-8:30 a.m.
7:30 a.m.

8:00 a.m.-4 :00 p.m.
11:30 a.m.-l :15 p.m.

4:45-6:15 p.m.
7:30 p.m.

9:00 p.m.



7:30-8:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m.-l :15 p.m.
1:30-2:30 p.m.
4:45-6:15 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
8:30 p.m.
9:00 p.m.



Friday, September 20

Breakfast

Morning Watch Service

Registration

Lunch

Dinner

President's Reception

Honoring Freshmen
Regional Parties



Stetson Union
Allen Hall
Stetson Room
Stetson Union
Stetson Union

President's Garden
Stetson Union



Saturday, September 21

Breakfast

Lunch

Social Hour for Music Students

Dinner

Freshman Talent Show

Freshman Talent Show (Repeat) Stover Theatre

Fraternity Parties for All Fraternity Houses



Stetson Union
Stetson Union
Stetson Union
Stetson Union
Stover Theatre



8:00-9:30 a.m.

9:45 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m.-2:00p.m.

4:45-6:15 p.m.

6:30 p.m.

9:00 p.m.



Sunday, September 22

Breakfast (usual Sunday)
Sunday School
Church Services
Dinner (usual Sunday)
Supper (usual Sunday)
Meetings of Religious

Organizations
Fellowship Hour



Stetson Union

DeLand Churches

DeLand Churches

Stetson Union

Stetson Union

DeLand Churches
Elizabeth Hall



6:45-8:15 a.m.

9:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
11:15 a.m.-l :15 p.m.

4:45-6:15 p.m.

6:30 p.m.



Monday, September 23

Breakfast (usual weekday)

Convocation

Classes begin

Lunch (usual weekday)

Dinner (usual weekday)

Vespers

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Stetson Union

Forest of Arden

As Assigned

Stetson Union

Stetson Union

Allen Hall



University Regulations

An important function of the COMPASS is to introduce the entering
student to the regulations, standards, and procedures which he is
expected to follow at Stetson. This edition, along with the current
catalogue, provides a comprehensive description of such regulations,
and all students should be familiar with them. The entrance of a
student into the University indicates his agreement to conduct himself
with dignity and respect for the regulations of the University, both on
and off the campus; violation is grounds for disciplinary action.

As yet the Stetson students have not adopted an "honor system/'
whereby each student agrees to report dishonesty on his or any other
student's part. However, the personal integrity of a student is held
in highest regard at Stetson. Any student who, through acts of dis-
honesty or falsification of information, demonstrates that he cannot
live up to this ideal may expect to forfeit his right to continue in
school.

The academic dean of each college is responsible for the emorce-
ment of regulations affecting registration, classroom procedure, and
degree requirements. In some instances this responsibility is dele-
gated to department heads, faculty advisers, faculty committees, or
to individual faculty members.

The student deans are responsible for enforcement of regulations
which pertain to standards of behavior outside the classroom. Although
the Dean of Students' office is responsible for all duties of the student
deans, the term "appropriate student dean" refers to the Dean of Men
for men students, to the Dean of Women for women students. In most
instances the enforcement of social regulations is delegated to the
Women's Student Government Association or to the Men's Judiciary
Council.

GENERAL REGULATIONS

1. Change of Registration. The deadline for students' dropping a
course without a penalty is no later than half-way through the
semester. A student must first obtain permission from his instructor,
his faculty advisor, and finally, the dean of his college or school.

2. Social Calendar. All social events must be scheduled on the
University Calendar which is kept in the office of the Dean of Women.
Students who are responsible for events which need chaperones should
consult this calendar and make necessary arrangements in the Dean
of Women's office well in advance of the event.

3. Withdrawal from the University. Students who wish to with-
draw must receive clearance from several administrative offices and



should begin the withdrawal procedure at the office of the Dean of
Men or Dean of Women. See page 28 in the annual Catalogue.

4. Academic Probation and Suspension. Students whose cumula-
tive academic average drops below C will be placed on academic
probation, which is continued until the C average is regained. If a
student on probation fails to earn a C average in any semester, he
is eligible to be dropped from the University.

5. Class Attendance. The method of instruction employed at
Stetson requires regular attendance at classes. Two regulations
govern absences:

(1) A student missing classes to the detriment of his work will
be warned by the instructor that further absences may result in a
reduction of his grade; he will be reported to the dean of his college
and to the appropriate student dean.

(2) Ten per cent of class meetings is regarded as a maximum
of absences — for illness, emergencies, social activities, or any other
reason.

There are no excused absences, only explained or unexplained
absences. Students are responsible for making up the class work
they miss and should make these arrangements is advance whenever
possible.

6. Chapel Attendance. As a church-related University, Stetson
considers the chapel services held on Wednesday and Friday morn-
ings, and the student assemblies on Monday mornings, to be integral
parts of the total educational experience of each student. Both
programs are designed for the purpose of drawing the student body
and faculty into a unit through common worship and through the
sharing of educational and esthetic experience. Hence attendance
at both programs is required of all students.

The following regulations have been designed to emphasize the
important place held by these programs in the estimation of the
University.

(1) Chapel and assembly absences are recorded separately.

(2) Each student is allowed two unexcused chapel absences
during each semester.

(3) Each absence in excess of two, unless excused by the Dean
of Men or the Dean of Women, will result in the deduction of one-half
quality point. Such a deduction becomes part of the student's perma-
nent record, and it is referred to if his conduct or academic record
is under consideration.

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(4) If a student's unexcused absences exceed three in any one
semester, appropriate disciplinary action will be taken. The procedure
will follow that for any other infraction of University rules and may
result in suspension from the University.

7. Examinations, Inventories, Grades, Quality Points. At the end

of each six weeks period in the fall semester and once in the spring
and summer terms, a grade inventory is held and all instructors
report the names of students who are doing unsatisfactory work.
These estimates are not permanent grades, but are used as an
indication of the student's progress at the time. Inventory grades
are based on one or more examinations in most classes, usually given
immediately before the inventory reports are due. Final examinations
are given at the end of each semester.

Grades and quality points in courses represent the instructor's
final estimate of the student's performance and are based on all
work done during the semester. A (three quality points) through D
(no quality points) are passing grades for which the student will
receive credit. F (minus one quality point per hour) is the failing
grade for which no credit is given.

The quality point ratio is obtained by dividing the total quality
points by the total hours attempted. Students who have unpaid
accounts will not be allowed to take final examinations or to receive
official grade records.

8. Notice to Parents. When a student is involved in serious
difficulty — whether academic, financial, social or otherwise — the
University may notify his parents or guardians.

9. Alcohol. The purchase, possession, or use of alcoholic bever-
ages is forbidden.

10. Marriage. A student who changes his status through marriage
without notifying the appropriate student dean in personal conference
prior to the wedding will be subject to suspension.

This rule is in effect from registration in the fall to Commencement
Day, or while attending the summer session.

11. Emergency Address. All students must file with the appro-
priate student dean the name and address of the person with whom
the University will communicate in case of emergency. It is the
student's continuing responsibility to keep this address current.

12. Examination Policy. The ultimate goal toward which we must
all strive is a workable honor system. Realizing that such a system
is not now feasible on the campus, however, we recommend the
following in order to establish a uniform disciplinary procedure:



(1) On the first offense the minimum punishment will be an F
on the paper, test, or examination. The maximum punishment will
be a failure of the course. Naturally, the professor must make his
position clear to each class at the beginning of the semester and must
be consistent in the enforcing of his policy.

(2) A report of each offense will be sent to the office of the Dean
of Men or the Dean of Women to become a part of the student's
records. A first offense will not become a part of a student's
permanent record.

(3) Upon receipt by the student dean of a report of a second
offense by the same student, he will notify the Dean of the University
so that he may take appropriate administrative action, which, the
Committee feels, should be suspension from the University.

STUDENT AID

Many college students need financial assistance beyond that which
families can provide in order to complete their education. Financial
aid to Stetson students is awarded on the basis of ability and promise
and is available to all students who can establish need and who are
maintaining a "C" average or better in their academic work.

Stetson University is a member of the College Scholarship Service
of the College Entrance Examination Board. All applicants for finan-
cial aid must provide the Committee on Financial Aid with the
Parents' Confidential Statement of family financial resources and
whatever further information the Committee may require. Confiden-
tial statement forms are available at the Financial Aid Office.

Further information on financial aid may be obtained from the
Financial Aid Office, the Admissions Office, the Dean of Men's Office,
or the Dean of Women's Office— all located on the first floor of
Elizabeth Hall— and from the University Catalogue.

The University's aid program is quite broad, but not unlimited.
The amount of an award varies with the financial status of the student
and his family, but there are cases when the financial need cannot
be met with University funds.

TYPES OF FINANCIAL AID

Work-Grants: All students receiving aid other than loans will be
required to work on campus. The amount of time a student is
required to work varies according to the amount of work-grant he
is awarded. The maximum time required to work is fifteen hours

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per week. Jobs are assigned in keeping with a student's educational
goals. No checks will be paid to students. All awards are deducted
from business office accounts. Any student who quits his job or per-
forms unsatisfactorily in his work shall forfeit the entire work-grant.

Loans: Stetson long term loans are repayable on a term basis
10 years after graduation at an interest rate of 2%. This interest
does not begin until after a student has left college. Should the
student withdraw, the loan is due in 5 years; if he is suspended, it
is due immediately. National Defense loans are repayable on a term
basis 11 years after graduation at an interest rate of 3%. If you
have been awarded a loan, you must apply to the business office for
an application and file necessary papers before the loan is credited
to your account.



POLICY AND PROCEDURE

The word "aid" as used below refers to and includes all scholar-
ships, grants, loans, and University employment. Students applying
for any form of aid should be familiar with these requirements.

1. The parents and legal guardians of all applicants, including
veterans and married students, must provide the University with the
information required by the Parents' Confidential Statement of the
College Scholarship Service. They must also supply whatever sup-
porting documents (including possible notarization) that may be
required by the Committee on Financial Aid. Forms may be obtained
from the Committee or from the Admissions Office.

2. The financial burden of a wife or husband and family is the
responsibility of the student and not that of the University. Students
receiving aid cannot expect additional aid upon the assumption of
marital and family responsibilities. If both husband and wife are
students and both are applying for aid, the College Scholarship
Service form must be submitted by the parents of each. Where
neither parents nor responsible relatives are living, the applicant
must supply information on all resources available to him.

3. Aid is awarded yearly and must be renewed. A "C" average
must be maintained to be eligible for aid. Those students who main-
tain a "B" or above average will be considered first for renewal.
The University reserves the right to adjust the amount and type of
aid if there is a change in the financial or academic status of the
student.

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WOMEN'S STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION

The Women's Student Government Association of Stetson University
extends its welcome to all new women students, hoping that each of
you will find a genuine interest in its activities during your residence
at Stetson.

As a resident woman, you will automatically become a part of
the Women's Student Government Association. This Association was
born with the desire for self-government for the women of Stetson
University in all matters concerning them, their student life, and the
relationships of Stetson womanhood that have been established by the
students in past years, mindful of the standards of Stetson University.

The assumption upon which these regulations are made is that
university women should be given every opportunity to achieve
maturity and good judgment in conducting themselves. Two funda-
mental bases of good conduct are consideration of others and common
sense. The council has made an honest effort to eliminate from
residence hall regulations anything which is not based upon these
two propositions. It is our desire to work closely with the women
of the University in developing standards which will make us all
proud to be university students.

WOMEN'S EXECUTIVE COUNCIL

President Judy Campbell

Vice-President Edwinna Murphey

Secretary Leighann Roberts

Representative-at-Large Beverly Wilson

Sophomore Representative Evelyn Rikard

Chaudoin President Diane Gentry

Conrad President Mary Beth Locke

Emily President . . Yvonne Wilby

Stetson President Sara Booth

HOUSE COUNCILS

Emily Hall

President Yvonne Wilby

Kim Ballard, Marcia Clemons, Brenda Bramlett, Linda
Brown, Roberta Nelson, Theresa Singley, Olive Westberry

Stetson Hall

President Sara Booth

Sue Gehrke, Carol Rutan, Judy Brownson, Carol Moore,
Judy Johnston, Judy Swanson, Anne Stephens, Yvonne
Thompson, Peggy White

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Chaudoin Hall

President Diane Gentry

Katie Hench, Carols Wilson, Diane Doubleday, Jennie
Dekle, Barbara Goodson, Pat Morris, Judy Rogers, Ann
Whitlock, Joyce Deaton

Conrad Hall

President Mary Beth Locke

Carol Cresswell, Frances Daniel, Eva Haig, Nancy Pries,
Gwen Watkins



A STANDARDS POLICY

"The Women's Council reserves the right to warn or penalize any
woman student who conducts herself in a manner unbecoming to a
Stetson Woman.

A woman student who has been suspended for violation of conduct
regulations will not be allowed to attend any University function
during the term of her suspension."

Drinking

The responsibility for interpreting to women students and enforcing
the University regulation concerning drinking is delegated to the
Women's Council. The University regulation states that purchase,
possession or use of alcoholic beverages is forbidden. The Council
reserves the right to investigate any incident related to drinking
which is brought to its attention as long as the woman involved is
enrolled in Stetson University. Each case is handled on an individual
basis.

Smoking

Stetson women do not smoke in or in front of academic buildings
(including the Library), in front of residence halls, in some specified
areas of residence hall parlors or walking about on the campus or
streets. All women are expected to use good taste and consideration
for others concerning when and where they should smoke.

Dress

Skirts are worn to classes, to chapel, to assembly, to academic
offices and on Sundays. Bermudas, slacks and similar sports apparel
may be worn at any other time that the individual student considers
such apparel to be appropriate.

NOTE: These standards apply to all women of the University
whether they live in residence halls or off campus.

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RESIDENCE HALL REGULATIONS

A. Consideration Hours

There shall be no automatic penalties for noise. It seems to the
Council members that, if we are to regulate our conduct on the
basis of consideration for each other, it is important that we
respect the right of others to study or sleep at any time during
the day or night. Therefore, we request all students to help us
by reminding each other that such consideration cannot be
legislated.

B. Room Check

There shall be no automatic penalties for disorderly rooms.
Again, it is a matter of consideration for others and common
sense that rooms be kept in a way that will create a pleasant
atmosphere and improve personal health habits and aid students
in achieving maturity. The Council, therefore, urges every stu-
dent to cooperate in the upholding of this standard for her own
sake and for the general welfare of the residence halls. Disregard
of this request will be handled as a personal matter.

C. Residence Hall Guests

A residence hall guest is expected to observe the regulations
of the Women's Student Government Association. A guest is
requested to sign two cards when she arrives at the residence
hall in which she is visiting. One will be filed at the house desk,
and the other will be given to the residence hall director. The
guest fee is fifty cents per night.

A student is expected to obtain permission from her residence
hall director before her guest arrives. Guests will be granted
senior privileges. If the guest fails to observe the residence hall
regulations, her hostess is held responsible.

D. Doors

Doors are NOT to be opened for any reason after they are
officially closed at 7 p.m.

E. Visiting hours for Men

Chaudoin and Emily Halls

Sunday - Thursday 10:00 a.m.-lO :30 p.m.

Friday and Saturday 10:00 a.m.-lT.OO p.m.

Recreation Room 11:00 a.m.- 9:30 p.m.

Conrad and Stetson Halls

Monday-Thursday 10:00a.m.- 8:30p.m.

Friday and Saturday 10:00 a.m.-ll :00 p.m.

Sunday 10:00 a.m.-10 :30 p.m.

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PERMISSIONS
General Information

Any freshman who will be out of the residence hall after 8:30
p.m. must sign herself out at the desk, giving information as
specific as possible.

Second-, third-, and fourth-year women may use their own judg-
ment as to whether they sign out when leaving the residence hall.
This places a special responsibility on the student to notify the
residence hall director or the hostess on duty when she is unable


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