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Student Handbook New College 1968-69


TABLE OF CONTENTS General Information Purpose of the Handbook Preface The College, a Short Description If You Have Questions Who's Who The Campus Campus Map Academic Informat i on 3 3 4 5 6 6 Center Fold Chart of Academic Responsibilities 8 Requirements fqr Graduation 8 Academic Standing 10 Independent Study Projects 12 Examinations 13 Academic Review First Year 15 Areas of Concentration or "Majors" 18 Leaving College 19 Fulfilling Academic Obligations While Not in Residence 23 Living Like A Student Student Policy Office, Its Staff and Functions Student Government Rules and Guidelines, An Overview A Message from the New College Student Court New College Student Code Proposed Bill of Rights for Students Counseling and Enforcing, Administrative Drugs: A Definition and A Warning Public Laws and Administrative Rules -1-24 25 26 27 29 36 37 37 39


Administrative Rules in General Justifications Fireanns and Explosives Sign Out/Sign In Vehicles Pets Student Jobs on Campus Forum Area Health Insurance Unwritten Restrictions of Student Conduct On and Off Campus Rooming Student Cooperatives Marriage Student Cultural Activities Social Athletics Regulation By Other New College Authorities 40 40 40 41 41 41 42 42 42 43 43 44 45 45 46 47 Building and Grounds Regulations 47 Regulations of the New College Food Service Director 51 Regulations of the New College Library 52 New College Business Office Regulations and Requirements 53 Finances 53 Contingency Deposit 54 Independent Study Period Fee 54 Tuition Deposit 54 Refunds 54 Reductions in Payments of Off-Campus Students 55 The Student Management System 55 -2-


PURPOSE The Student Handbook is intended to serve as a single source of factual information on New College. It covers the academic, so cial and residential aspects of your life here. It also includes a direc tory of faculty and staff members who will be helpful when you encounter various problems. As a student at New College you are permitted a wide latitude in the selection of your course of study. The academic obligations that you must meet to maintain academic good standing are few, but important. The calendar lists the dates of these obligations as they occur throughout the academic program. PREFACE By New College Student Government "Being set on the idea of getting to Atlantis .... W. H. Auden This handbook is a collection of information which, it is hoped, will aid the incoming student in understanding the problems of existence at New College. Traditionally, a student handbook functions as an exposition of the structural limitations which are placed upon the student body by the institution. At New College, however, the assumption has been and continues to be that the individual student functions most efficiently and successfully in an environment which imposes as few structural limitations as possible. The particular focus of the problems that may confront the incoming student will be found in the area of the student's under standing of his own goals and motivations. In the absence of a "suppressive" superstructure of imposed regulations, the elementary guideline of consideration becomes imperative for all members of the college community-students, -3-


faculty, and administration alike. The New College student gradu ally discovers that he is allowed to maintain, adopt, or create his own patterns of action (or inaction, as the case may be). Naturally, this freedom of individual action demands that each student ac knowledge that the same right of personal freedom exists for all other members of the college community. THE COLLEGE New College was founded in 1960 and chartered under the laws of the state of Florida. The fust Charter Class was enrolled in 1964 and the fust students were graduated in 1967. Policies of the College are determined by a self-perpetuating Board of Trustees, made up of outstanding men and women in many fields of endeavor. They meet in November and May as a full Board, while the Executive Committee of the Board meets monthly or as necessity dictates. The President serves as both academic and administrative head of New College and he reports directly to the Trustees at their meetings. There are three academic divisions of the College Humani ties, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences. Each division is directed by a faculty chairman. The faculty meets twice monthly, or more frequently if neces sary, to determine specific academic directions within the education al policy set forth by the Board of Trustees. From time to time the President consults on policy matters with an Academic Council, made up of the three divisional chairmen, the College Examiner and the Librarian. The College Council consists of three members of the faculty, three persons charged with administrative duties, and three students elected by and from the student body. It has wide functions of recommendation and review. The Vice President supervises and coordinates most non-4-


academic activities of the College, particularly those connected with planning, development, public relations, and alumni relations. The Business Manager supervises the fiscal office the person nel and purchasing office, and the buildings and grounds department. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS In These Areas: Academic Program Academic Status Alumni Affairs Athletics Course Counseling Divisional Programs Employment, On Campus Employment Off Campus Permission Four Year Option Graduate Study Health Matters Independent Study Leave (academic and nonacademic) Meeting room reservations Payment of College Bills Personal Counseling Prospective Students Publicity Publications Refunds Room Change Room Condition, Keys -5See: Your Faculty Adviser College Examiner Director of Development Director of Student Policy Your Faculty Adviser Division Chairman Student Personnel Board Director of Student Policy College Examiner Graduate Placement Director Nurse, Infirmary Independent Study Coordinator Your Faculty Adviser Director of Public Relations Business Manager Counseling Coordinator Dean of Admissions Director of Public Relations Business Manager Director of Student Policy Superintendent of Building & Grounds


Scholarships and Loans Student Activities Vehicle Registration Withdrawal and Permission Dean of Admissions Director of Student Policy Director of Student Policy Your Faculty Adviser WHO'S WHO Business Manager Charles C. Harra College Examiner Dr. John W. French Counseling Coordinator Rev. Horace N. Cooper Dean of Admissions Robert J. Nor wine Director of Development Ralph D. Henry Director of Student Policy Dr. A. M. Miller Asst. Director of Student Policy Mrs. Dilsey Brewer Division Chairmen Humanities: Independent Study Coordinator Nurse Director of Public Relations Student Personnel Board Superintendent of Building and Grounds Dr. Arthur R. Borden, Jr. Natural Sciences : Dr. Peter F. Buri Social Sciences: Dr. Jack D. Rains James W. Feeney Mrs. Frances A. LeMasters Furman C. Arthur Philip Shenk Albert E. Minter, Jr. THE CAMPUS The East Campus and the Palmer Campus of New College are divided by U.S. Route 41. On the East Campus are the three residence courts, Hamilton Center, the swimming pool, tennis courts, recrea tion area, bookstore, and auxiliary offices. On the Palmer Campus -6-


are the Natural Sciences Building, the Barn, Social Sciences Building, Robertson Hall and its annex, the Pump House, College Hall, South Hall, and the college docks. This year the College expects to construct new dormitories on the Palmer Campus in preparation for the increased enrollment pro jected for the fall of 1969. The East Campus Residence Halls: Courts I, II and III house all new students, many upperclass students, several members of the faculty and the infirmary. Hamilton Center: Reception Center, college switchboard, mail room, lounge, kitchen and student dining room, snack bar, and pri vate dining rooms are in one building. Five classrooms, the language laboratory, the audio-visual center and a teaching auditorium are in an adjoining building. Recreation Facilities: A 25 meter swimming pool and two all-weather tennis courts are east of the residence halls. Playing areas for volleyball, croquet, baseball, soccer, football and basketball, are scattered about the East Campus area. Auxiliary Offices: On U.S. 41, one-halfblocksouth of DeSoto Road, are the Campus Book Shop, the Business and Purchasing Offices, the planning office, the offices for Building and Grounds, the student Newspaper office, the office for the mailroom and IBM processing. The Palmer Campus Natural Sciences Building: Classrooms, laboratories and sci ence faculty offices. The Bam: College Examiner's Office. Robertson Hall: Dean of Admissions and staff; Humanities -7-


Faculty and offices. Robertson Hall Annex: Deve l opment Offices College Hall : Music Room Pompeii Room South Room Lounge L i brary and Faculty Offices South Hall : Pres i den t, Vice President Assistant to the Presi dent Pub li c Relations C l assrooms Humanities and Soc ial Sciences Faculty Office Independent Study Coordinator Social Scien ces Building: Social Sciences Faculty Office s CHART OF ACADEMIC RESPONSIBILITIES First Year Students Competence in Completion of Opportunities 3 Basic Divisions : 2 Independent for Natural Sciences Study Projects Diversification Social Sciences & Humanities (Comprehensives) Second year Satisfactory Completion of Opportuniti es Students Performance in 2 Independent for Qualifying Study Projects Diversificat ion Examination Third/fourth-year Completion of Satisfactory Completion Students Oral and Written Completion of of Baccalaureate Senior Project Diversification Examination Requirement ACADEMIC INFORMATION Requirements for Graduation A student may choose either the three year or the four-yea r option f or completion of degree requ i rements. Requirements in clude : (a) (F i rst Year Students) Demonstration of understanding of the Basic Programs of the three Divisions (Humanities Social Sciences and Natural Sciences) through satis f actory performance in -8-


the Comprehensive Examinations during the first year. (b) (Ali Students Except Seniors) Satisfactory performance in four Independent Study Projects before commencing work for the fmal three terms. (c) (Second Year Students) Satisfactory performance in a Qualifying Examination (usually taken after the fifth term) to dem onstrate the capability of pursuing intensive study in a field of con centration, disciplinary or otherwise. (d) (Seniors) Satisfactory completion of a Senior Project and the submission of an approved thesis at a set date no later than that specified by the project adviser and/or the faculty. (e) (Seniors) Demonstration of readiness for graduation by satisfactory performance in Baccalaureate Examinations. Work in the major field is emphasized, but the examinations may also cover areas of diversified interests as well as the degree of integration of knowledge achieved by the student. (f) (All Students) Normally a minimum of nine terms in residence at New College is required for students without previous college experience, and in any case no fewer than five terms of academic residence at New College. If not admitted as a transfer student with a specified number of terms until graduation, a New College student must petition the faculty to have his graduation prerequisite reduced. A student is "in academic residence" when he has made formal arrangements for payment of all necessary fees for the term and is engaged in academic activities. He remains "in academic residence" for that term unless he is granted a formal leave of absence, or has formally withdrawn from New College, or is dismissed from New College during that term. A student may be said to be "in academic residence" if he is pursuing studies at another institution, with the approval of the New College faculty. A transfer student should be in academic residence at New College at least one term prior to taking the Qualifying Examination in his area of specialization. -9-


(g) (Class of 1969) During the final three terms of residence, the requirement for class members is satisfactory completion of the two-term senior seminar, or two satisfactory terms of approved study outside the division of specialization, or two terms of satisfac tory study in one foreign language. With the permission of the par ticipating faculty members, one term, rather than two, of the senior seminar may contribute to satisfying the diversification requirement. {All classes after 1969) Diversification will be satisfied by demonstration of proficiency in approximately five areas outside the field of the major. Deadline for Meeting Degree Requirements A student who has not met the requirements for the bacca laureate degree by the time of the last faculty meeting of the aca demic year cannot graduate in that academic year. He may fulfill the requirements at any subsequent time agreed upon with appropriate faculty members, and be presented to the faculty and trustees as a candidate for the baccalaureate degree no sooner than three months after the preceding degree-granting date, and not later than five years after the missed degree-granting date. Academic Standing At all times you are expected to be progressing toward your educational goals. You are expected to maintain a high level of ef fort without the constant prodding of formal academic obligations. The academic program at New College includes lectures, discussions, laboratory work, preparation of papers and examinations similar to those found in any college. Class attendance is generally not required. If you have care fully prepared the work for a given lecture or seminar, you may decide whether you can meet your educational needs better by at-10-


tending the session or by using the time working on your own. You should be aware, nonetheless, that the student who decides to skip class sessions and neglect the work covered in those sessions is al most certainly preparing the way for his dismissal from the college. Before the start of each term, you register for an academic pro gram. You are free to drop courses at any time during the first six weeks of the term by notifying your appropriate instructors and the College Examiner. At the end of each term a written evaluation of your progress in each area undertaken is prepared by your instruc tors. You receive copies of all your evaluations from your adviser. Successful evaluations are not substitutes for meeting the formal academic requirements listed above, but the titles of "Areas of Proficiency" are recorded on your transcript. Negative evalua tions are not recorded on the transcript. If you fail to meet academic requirements on schedule, your record is reviewed by a faculty committee. Subsequent faculty action, notice of which is sent to your parents or guardian, can range from dismissal to the setting of conditions under which you may continue at the college. A student whose academic privileges have been restricted regains these privileges after satisfying the require ments for which the privileges were restricted. Academic good standing at the College may not by itself be sufficient to the full working out of your educational plans. If you wish to enter a graduate or professional school or wish to trans fer to another college, you must consider the requirements of the other institutions. New College will communicate your progress in subject matter through a transcript showing your record on inde pendent study projects, comprehensive examinations and all areas of proficiency completed. Other institutions will ordinarily request, in addition, some personal references from faculty members and recommendations for credit for specific courses. The personal ref erences made by members of the faculty will be based in part on term work. -11-


Independent Study Projects (ISP) You must complete four Independent Study Projects before beginning your fmal three terms of academic residence. Each project permits individual initiative on choice of topic, method of procedure and preparation of fmal report or other product for evaluation of accomplishment. The first project is scheduled for completion just before the Christmas holidays. You choose your topic with the con sultation and approval of the faculty member who agrees to become your ISP adviser for that project. It is important to delineate the ob jectives, so as to permit completion within reasonable time limits. The statement of objectives, approved by both faculty adviser and ISP ad viser, is filed with the ISP coordinator before the end of the first term. Your completed project is due before you leave for Christmas vacation. During the four-week independent study period, your ISP adviser is available for consultation as needed. It is important to choose your project adviser as early as possible and to establish a working relationship that will permit the greatest value to be derived from the period of independent study. Projects completed during the summer are due in the indepen dent study coordinator's office before the start of the fall term. To broaden your academic perspective, you are to do your first two ISP's in different academic divisions. This early breadth of study will also help satisfy the Diversification Requirement. If for some reason you find it inadvisable to do the first two ISP's in two different divisions, you should consult the ISP Coordinator. He may grant exceptions to this rule. If you are not a transfer student and if you do plan to gradu ate from New College in three years, you will most likely do an ISP during each of your two summer vacation periods. Off-<:ampus sum mer study requires that you plan ahead with care because campus facilities are normally closed and the faculty is not readily available for summertime consultation. -12-


Balancing academic, faculty and employment obligations dur ing the summer can be a difficult challenge. Many students utilize summer job and travel experiences as sources of information and ideas which can be applied to the ISP. An Off-Campus Projects Office maintains a ftle of social service jobs and study-travel abroad programs to assist you in developing plans for your summer or your non-resident terms. In your final year at New College, independent study will culminate in your completing a senior project in your area of con centration. The completed project will provide a basis for your oral baccalaureate examination. Your project, if in the form of a thesis, will be typed and submitted in duplicate at least six weeks before the date of graduation. One complete copy of your project will go on permanent Hie in the New College library. Timely completion of each ISP is one of the conditions of academic good standing at this college. Failure to submit a project on time could result in a review of your academic record. Such a review could lead to dismissal. Examinations This section of the Handbook offers an overview of the several kinds of comprehensive examinations at New College. If you are a new transfer or first-year student, you will want to study most care fully the subsequent section entitled "Academic Review for First Year Students." You are required to take each of these examinations at the scheduled time. Prior to graduation, you must have made up any failed examinations in the manner specified by the appropriate division. -13-


First Year Comprehensive Examination The first year comprehensive in each division is given at the end of the basic course in that division. It may include (a) questions based on the specific materials covered in the formal sessions and required reading of the basic course and (b) general questions giving you an opportunity to show knowledge in areas related to but not specifically covered by the basic course. Each division determines what constitutes a pass in that division. Failure to pass the examination in any one division results in a review of your record by a faculty committee. Such a review pro duces either (a) a recommendation that you be allowed to continue into the second year with. provisions for making up all deficiencies, or (b) a recommendation for dismissal from the college. Qualifying Examination Normally, you will take a Qualifying Examination at the end of your fifth term in residence. It is designed to find out your capa bility and preparation for advanced study in a particular field. The faculty has voted that no particular seminar prerequisites may be estabhshed for admission to or satisfactory completion of a Qualify ing Examination, or a Baccalaureate Examination. The content of each examination is set by the faculty con cerned with your major field(s). Qualifying Examination emphasis may well be on the course work that was made available to you. Failure to pass the Qualifying Examination results in a review of your academic record. You may be allowed to take another ex amination in the same field, or following appropriate study, in another field. A second failure in the Qualifying Examination results in another review of your record and ordinarily leads to dismissal or to a schedule that will entail delayed graduation. -14-


Baccalaureate Examination The Baccalaureate Examination comes at the end of your col lege program. It emphasizes the work of the major field(s) but may also include other materials. The examination may have an oral com ponent. You are expected to show competency in your chosen field(s) and an ability to integrate your specialized knowledge with other fields. Academic Review-First Year Academic freedom for students includes the opportunity for each student to learn in the way he thinks is most effective for him. The academic program of the college includes courses, seminars, and independent work. Satisfactory performance in a course or seminar, if it goes beyond the basic courses that are related to the compre hensive examinations, is considered to show that the student has achieved "proficiency" in an area. Satisfactory independent work, whether or not a part of a regular ISP, may also be listed on the transcript as an area of proficiency. Courses, seminars, or indepen dent study will be referred to in this document as "academic in volvement." Academic Obligations In The First Year Following is a description of the academic obligations or re quirements of students at New College during their frrst year: 1. Reasonable academic involvement during each term. Nor mal academic involvement is considered to be the obtaining of satis factory evaluations in three or four courses, seminars, or tutorials each term or work equivalent to this under faculty direction. Each student is required to be academically involved each term and to make this involvement known to a faculty member, usually his -15-


adviser. (If he considers it desirable, a student may change his ad viser by notifying the faculty members concerned and the College Examiner's Office). The involvement is to be such that the faculty member will judge it to be suitable to a liberal arts program and to be reasonable in amount. 2. A satisfactory Independent Study Project (ISP}. This pro ject is to be of a quality that will be judged satisfactory by a member of the faculty and completed on a date approved by that faculty member. The quality of this project should do justice to full-time effort for the three or four weeks assigned to it in the Calendar. 3. Satisfactory performance on the First-Year Comprehensive Examination in each of the academic divisions. Actions Normally Taken by the Review Committee It is the duty of the Academic Review Committee to place a student on Restriction of Academic Privileges (RAP) or to recom mend to the faculty his suspension or dismissal, if in the Commit tee's judgment the student or the college would benefit by such action. RAP is regarded as a means of supporting a student's own self-discipline by placing him under ordinary collegiate requirements, which consist of strict class attendance and submission of papers and other assignments. A student on RAP may not be away from campus on four-year option without approval of the Committee. A student with any deficiency, RAP or not, must have the approval of the division concerned in order to be away. All actions of the Committee leading to RAP, suspension, or dismissal are considered with great care and with reference to the student's total academic record. A hearing with the student is ordinarily held. If a hearing is not pos sible, or if the hearing is considered undesirable by the student's adviser, an appeal may always be made. The student's adviser is normally very much involved. He is the faculty member who can best speak about the student by drawing the Committee's attention -16-


to pertinent facts and by expressing opinions based on close contact with the student. Extenuating circumstances such as illness, serious family problems, or delays in a project beyonda student's control, will always be considered. The following policies will generally be followed by the Com mittee: I. Students who have undertaken much less than the normal academic involvement will be interviewed or otherwise warned that such beha.vior is very likely to result in failure on examinations. In many such cases, it will also be necessary to warn the student's par ents. No action beyond warning the student and his parents will be taken unless the student is judged unsatisfactory in one or more of three obligations enumerated earlier. 2. Failure to have shown at least some kind of academic in volvement in an amount that is reasonable during a term will result in RAP, usually for one term. 3. Extremely inadequate participation in an ISP can result in dismissal. However, if the student has received favorable evaluations covering nearly normal academic involvement during the preceding term, the student will be permitted to stay with a postponed date for the ISP and with RAP until the project is found to be satisfac tory. This deficiency could cause dismissal if the student fails to meet the postponed date or fails in any other academic requirement before the ISP has been satisfactorily completed. 4. Failure to take or failure in a comprehensive offered during the first year will ordinarily result in RAP. 5. Failure to take or failure in one comprehensive at the end of the first year could result in dismissal or suspension, and will result at least in RAP unless the student has shown normal academic involvement during the year, especially in work preparatory to the examination that was failed. 6. If a student becomes deficient in two different obligations or two comprehensives, it will take some very convincing evidence -17-


of progress to show why dismissal or at least suspension is not indi cated. In any case, RAP will occur until all deficiencies are made up, and the student should realize that more than nine terms will prob ably be required for graduation. 7. If a student becomes deficient in three different obligations or three comprehensives, dismissal will be the result except when fail ure was caused by extenuating circumstances beyond the student's control. Permanent Areas of Concentration or "Majors" A list of the areas of concentration which New C::>llege cur rently plans to offer on a permanent basis is available from the Col lege Examiner's Office. This list, which is subject to faculty revision, does not include any areas having fewer than two faculty members unless appropriate supporting faculty in related fields are available and willing to assist in preparing students in the area in question. Faculty members in each area of concentration should be able to give you a model program of study to serve as a guideline (not a set of requirements) for your study. Special Areas of Concentration or "Majors" An area of concentration not planned to be offered on a perm anent basis, yet which is approved for an individual student or group of students, is known as a "special" area. Here the faculty goal is to facilitate the combination of rigor which characterizes the perm anent areas of concentration with innovation which will meet special needs and educational aspirations. "Special" areas are most often interdisciplinary. If, as a second-year student, you wish to undertake a special area of concentration, you should consult at least two New College faculty members willing to sponsor and guide your under taking. You and your advisers should then draw up and place in the -18-


ftles of the Division(s) and the College Examinex an agreement in cluding the following items : (a) your statement of purpose and (b) an outline of areas of proficiency to be mastered. A program of preparation will include special readings, and ways in which off campus resources will be used. Any alterations in this agreement must be entered into the record. Both your agreement and any alter ations may be reviewed by the Faculty Committee on Interdisci plinary Programs. If this committee finds your program to be of doubtful academic value, it may bring the matter before the faculty as a whole. Faculty and students should be aware of the sptcial responsi bility which special programs require. For students, special programs require an unusually high level of commitment because many of the supports accompanying a more standardized program are lacking. Leaving College for an Extended Period of Time A student may find it necessary to leave the Coliege for a num ber of reasons. He may wish academic or non-academic leave; he may wish to withdraw, or he may be suspended or dismissed. Each of these categories is discussed below. In any case, the "Interruption of Residence Form" must be completed. Note that, in order to be granted any leave, the student must be in good fmancial standing with New College. In each of the situations below, a specific procedure must be followed. A student should carefully consult with his faculty adviser as to the specific steps to be taken or he may jeopardize his chances of future fmancial aid, readmission, selective service deferment, or transmittal of a transcript. In general, the following regulations apply. -19-


Academic Leave Normally, academic leave is given students for independent study projects under the four-year option or for study elsewhere. Students must have completed all required work to date unless this requirement is waived, and must me the necessary fonn at the College Examiner's office. A student on academic leave must have per mission of his academic adviser and his division chainnan If the leave is for an ISP, the student must also have the permission of his ISP adviser. The student is readmitted at the end of his leave on the date stated on the Interruption of Residence Fonn, without application or petition. He should notify the Student Policy office at least two weeks before returning, so that arrangements can be made. Academic leave may be extended by petitioning the Faculty through the College Examiner's Office. The petition must arrive at least three weeks before the scheduled end of the leave. When a student returns, his fmancial aid will be recomputed by the same guidelines ori ginally followed. Academic leave for ISP and study elsewhere will be granted only if it is clear that this has marked educational advan tages. Nonnally, frrst year students must carry out their frrst ISP on campus. Upperclass students planning to do an ISP during the sum mer or the scheduled ISP period need not seek academic leave to carry out their projects off campus. Non Academic Leave Non-academic leave is normally granted for reasons of illness, personal or fmancial difficulties and is usually granted for a specific period of time not to exceed one academic year. Such leave is grant ed by the Director of Student Policy in consultation with the stu dent's adviser. The Director may advise the student to withdraw -20


from New College rather than seek non-academic leave. Such leave may be extended by applying to the Director of Student Policy at least one month before the expiration of leave. A student, if certified to have a significant physical or emo tional illness, may request a medical leave of absence from the Office of Student Policy. If such a leave is granted, the former student should realize that he may at the discretion of his draft board lose his 2S status. Furthermore, the former student's return to New College is not automatic. Because the reasons for his departure were medical, the College must be assured, before he is allowed to return as a student, that he is now not significantly incapacitated by the medical problem which necessitated his leave of absence. To return from medical leave, a former student must provide the Student Policy Office with a "clearing" statement from a medi cal authority competent in the area of that particular difficulty. This statement, of course, will be considered as confidential. Even upon submission of such evidence, there is no automatic readmis sion. A former student's return to New College is a matter of pro fessional judgment -that of college authorities as well as that of the medical authority. Academic Withdrawal A student may withdraw only by filing the Interruption of Res idence Form with the College Examiner's Office. If this form is not filed, the student will not be provided with a transcript, nor will he be considered for readmission. If the form has been flled, he may be readmitted by petitioning the Faculty, through the Student Policy Office, at least three weeks before the beginning of the term he wishes to re-enter the college. A student normally may not re-enter the college until at least one New College term has elapsed since his withdrawal. The faculty may set academic requirements or restric tions as conditions for readmission. Students contemplating with drawal should note that examinations must be taken at the sched uled times. -21-


Academic Suspension When a student is suspended for academic reasons, it is usually because he has failed to complete some academic requirement. After acceptance of the required work, the student may petition the faculty for readmission. A suspended student is barred by the faculty from residence and from participation in all college activities. At the time of suspension, the faculty will specify the maximum period of the suspension. If this is exceeded, the student is automatically dismissed. Direction of Petitions All petitions regarding an appeal of actions concerned with the above specified cases of absence from college must be directed to the Office of Student Policy. In all cases specified above, a student wishing to appeal a decision may appeal to the body making the decision, or to the faculty. When the college is not in regular session, an interim committee will be authorized to hear such appeals. When a petition is to the faculty as a whole, copies of the written appeal must be sent to the faculty at least one week before the hearing. Interruption of Residence for Non-Payment of New College Fees A student whose New College bills are not paid may, at the discretion of the Business Manager, be declared not to be a student. If so declared, he must leave the campus. The date of his departure is set by the Business Manager in consultation with the Student Policy Director. Appeal is to the Business Manager or, subsequently, to the College Council. -22-


Disciplinary Suspension or Dismissal Disciplinary suspension or dismissal incurred for reasons which are neither purely academic nor fmancial, may be recommended by the Director of Student Policy, and is in all cases voted by the Col lege Council. Fulfilling Academic Obligations While Not In Residence 1. Students in residence are always required to take any original examination or any scheduled make-up examination that comes due. (Make-up examinations, while normally taken at the first opportunity, may be scheduled at the discretion of the faculty involved.) Failure to take a scheduled examination will be treated as total failure on the examination plus poor attitude on the part of the student. This calls for RAP and the student's presence on campus until the examination is made up. 2. Students are permitted, with the approval of the faculty con cerned, to take an exam without fee during a term off provided this action comes on schedule for the three-year option or earlier. 3. Students who have already had nine terms of residence and are cleared financially may take exams or submit theses up to five years later without fee, provided approval is obtained from the faculty involved. 4. Up to three independent study projects may be submitted at the standard fee as long as the student is enrolled in the College. Ad ditional projects may be submitted at the fee listed below. This includes terms off on four-year option. 5. In all other circumstances, the student will pay fees as follows: Comprehensive examination (each division) $25.00 Qualifying examination 25.00 Written baccalaureate examination 25.00 -23-


Oral baccalaureate examination Independent Study Project Thesis 25.00 25.00 25.00 6. In ail cases, the student is responsible for costs of lodging and food, if any, when taking examinations while not officially in residence. 7. Examinations may be taken off campus only in extenuating cir cumstances approved by the Student Policy Office, College Ex aminer, Adviser, and the faculty members producing the exami nation. STUDENT POLICY OFFICE, ITS STAFF AND FUNCTIONS The Office of Student Policy has a broad responsibility for many matters in the student's life, other than strictly academic or financial. The Director of Student Policy, as a central goal of his office, encourages and actively helps develop a sense of responsibility and wide student participation in self-government. Although the Policy Office is, unavoidably, a center of authority as well as overall respon sibility, its aim is to avoid the authoritarian whenever possible. This office, accordingly, has decentralized many functions normally be longing to a Dean of Students. Some of these functions are performed by the faculty; others are assumed by the student government. The Assistant to the Director is most directly in charge of ad ministrative detail, and will be able to answer most of your ques tions regarding daily detail and established policies. The Assistant to the Director is, moreover, the Graduate Placement Officer for the college, and maintctins information on graduate school programs, available fellowships, and other graduate opportunities. The Secretary for Student Policy coordinates roommate chan ges, maintains student personnel files, and is the person to see for -24-


appointments, forms, and mail services. The Counseling Coordinator coordinates the counseling re sources of the college. The Counseling Coordinator works closely with General Faculty Advisers (for first-year students), Faculty Res idents, and special counselors. The Counseling Coordinator is the man to see initially about personal problems. He is available three days each week in an office behind the Reception Center desk in Hamilton Center. The College Nurse is available each weekday in the Infirmary. Her office is also an excellent source of infonnation on the overlap ping areas of health, education, and the law. A medical doctor visits the College twice a week at scheduled hours. If a student needs very minor medical attention during periods other than the above men tioned hours, he should contact one of the faculty residents. A stu dent requiring emergency treatment will normally be taken to Sara sota Memorial Hospital or Manatee Memorial Hospital. For other than minor illnesses, or for diagnosis, the student may be referred by the physician or nurse to a local hospital or specialist or to his own doctor. Medical costs arising from such re ferrals are the responsibility of the student. A clinical psychologist is available on campus to students for consultation, without cost, at the student's initiative. In cases where it is deemed advisiable by the Director of Student Policy, students may be referred to a psychiatrist for one diagnostic consultation without cost to the student. STUDENT GOVERNMENT Student Government is exercised through the Student Execu tive Committee (SEC) and The College Council. The College, through these two bodies, attempts to place into student hands as much as possible the regulation of their daily affairs, and also, through them, to stimulate communication among students, faculty and administration. -25-


The Student Executive Committee deals closely with the daily life of students. Its members are elected directly by and from the student body. The SEC meets once each week to discuss and deter mine the rules and policies directly affecting student life. The SEC is governed by a Constitution, copies of which are available to in terested students through the Student Policy Office. The SEC car ries out much of its business through appropriate sub-committees. The College Council has broad advisory concern over interre lated areas of the College. The Council consists of three faculty members, three student representatives, and three adninistrative officers. It meets once each month to examine and evaluate poli cies underlying academic programs, administrative operations and student life. RULES AND GUIDELINES, AN OVERVIEW Common sense and good taste generally suffice as guidelines for conduct at New College. Experience has demonstrated, however, that certain specific rules are needed. In general, the rules of most direct interest to the student body have been established by the Student Executive Committee (SEC). Other rules have been estab lished by the Student Policy Office. Regardless of the source, the justification is the same: the need to maintain reasonable order and communal responsibility within the college. Regardless of whether the immediate enforcement of a rule belongs to the Student Court or to the college administration, the validity of any social rule may be reviewed by the College Council. As a general principle, the privacy of student rooms is main tained, except when an offender has abused his own privilege of privacy by making his actions to some degree public. A uniformed guard, designated the Proctor, is employed by the College to protect college property, to apprehend intruders, to -26-


report violations of, and to enforce compliance with, campus rules whether student or administrative. A MESSAGE FROM THE NEW COLLEGE STUDENT COURT Contrary to a widely held opinion, rules are not made for the specific purpose of being broken This should be, perhaps especially true at New College, where rules are kept at a minimum and freedom and individual responsibility are stressed in social conduct as well as in academic endeavor. The few rules which do exist are largely under student control, and most are enforced by a Student Court. The Court consists of five student judges, elected at large by the students at the beginning of the First and Second Term. After their first term in residence, students are eligible to serve on the the Court, and may place their name on the ballot by submitting a petition signed by five percent of the student body. The function of the Student Court is to handle all matters of discipline subject to action by the SEC, including any reported vio lation of the Student Code, which can be found in this Handbook. A reported violation is: 1. An infraction of the Student Code recorded in the official report of the Proctor. 2. A signed statement by a student that he has witnessed an infraction of the Student Code, or by any member of the New Col1ege community that he has observed evidence of a violation of the Student Code rule against defacing or des truction of college property. The Student Court is concerned with and responsible for the enforcement of student rules only. Some of the regulations which affect student life lie outside Student Court jurisdiction and are the responsibility of administrative control, which is of two types: 1. Specific or functionally autonomous control; i.e., the Food -27-


Service Director regulates the dining hall, the Department of Building and Grounds supervises rules and conditions of room occupancy, etc. 2. Director of Student Policy, who enforces the Administration rules not covered by the offices in (1) and who coordinates the various aspects of Student and Administration policy regarding student life. There is one significant area of regulation which has aspects covered by both student and administration rules. This is lntervisi tation. The Administration Intervisitation rule, enforced by the Office of Student Policy, is concerned with the hours during which students of the opposite sex may not occupy the same room. Stu dent rooms, including balconies and patios, are open to the visit of persons of the opposite sex if both roommates agree, any time be tween 7 a.m. and 11 p.m., Sunday through Thursday; on Fri days and Saturdays, the hours are between 7 a .m. and 1 a.m. of the following morning. At other hours, no person is permitted within a student room with a person of the opposite sex, except as provided under the terms of "open room registration," as defined at this time by the SEC. The Student rule, termed Non-lntervisitatlon, protects student rooms from undesired or uninvited guests (visitors) at any time of the day. The full text of the Non-lntervisitation rule can be found in the Student Code. Once elected, the Student Court elects from its members a chairman and a secretary, and appoints from the student body a Bailiff and a Student Prosecutor. It is the responsibility of the Pro secutor to investigate violations in cases in which the identity of the violator is not clear, and to report his findings to the Court. When a violation is reported to the SC, the Court must hold a hearing within ten days, or the case is dismissed. A copy of the corn plaint is sent to the accused as the complaint is filed, and the accused must be notified of the charge against him at least 48 hours before the hearing. -28-


At the hearing, the Prosecutor presents the charges to the Court and to the defendant, who then enters his plea. If the defen dant pleads guilty or nolo contendere, the SC deals with the violation according to established judicial procedures. A plea of not guilty will lead to a formal trial, if it is determined by the Court that there are sufficient grounds for such action. In all cases, the accused must be informed of the provisions of the Student Bill of Rights and the Student Court Modes of Procedure. The complete SC Modes Of Procedure may be obtained from the Student Policy Office, and it is suggested that you become familiar with them. NEW COLLEGE STUDENT CODE Established by Vote of the SEC. I. Alcoholic Beverages A. No student shall consume, have openly visible in his possession, or be under the influence of any alcoholic beverage while he is on the public campus. B. "Public Campus" refers to all areas of the campus to which members of the college community and/or the general public have free access, i.e.: the courtyards of the dormitories, Hamilton Center, College Hall, etc. II. College Property No student shall litter, destroy, or deface college property in any manner. III. Contempt of Court A. Persistent disruption of any SC hearing or trial, which -29-----------


1. College Hall 2. Robertson Hall and Annex 3. South Hall 4. Pump House 5. Social Sciences Bldg. 6. The Barn 7-8. Natural Sciences 9-10-11. Residence Courts 12. Mechanical Bldg. 13. Swimming Pool 14-15. Hamilton Center -3016. Tennis Courts 17. Outdoor Recreation Field 18. Business Offices and Book Store 19. Ringling Art Museum and Asolo Theatre 20. Circus Museum 21. John Ringling Home (Museum) 22-26. Maintenance, houses and Storage -31-


continues after the person is warned that his behavior is out of order and disruptive and may lead to a charge of contempt, is ground for a charge of contempt of court. B. A defendant who has been properly notified that he is scheduled for a hearing must do one of the following: 1. appear for his hearing 2. submit a written plea of guilty or nolo contendere to the chairman of the SC before the hearing 3. be granted a continuance for his case on the basis of a written petition submitted not more than 48 hours after his scheduled hearing time; this peti tion must state good reasons for the continuance. If the defendant does none of these things, and if he is ab sent trom the next regularly scheduled hearing without previously submitting a plea of guilty or nolo contendere or obtaining a continuance, he may be held in contempt of court. C. A student who, after giving the SC formal assurance that he will testify in good faith and honesty, subsequently breaks this trust may be found in contempt of court. Proceedings in regard to the prosecution of an alleged violation of this section C of Rule III must be initiated within two months of the alleged violation. -32-


IV. Guest Rule A. l. The proctor shall and students may interrogate all non-students on campus at any time to as certain if they are members of any of the following groups: a. New College faculty b. Guests of New College faculty c. New College administrative personnel d. Guests of New CoJiege administrative per sonnel e. Properly registered and signed-in guests of New College students 2. The proctor shall and a student may at his dis cretion require all other persons to leave campus. B. The procedure for registering guests shall be as follows: l. Guest and host will fill in and sign guest registration and identification forms. a. The guest shall carry the identification form with him at all times and produce it upon the request of the proctor or any New College student. b. The registration form shall be kept on file in the reception center. c. If the guest is under 21 years of age, he must attest to parental awareness of his presence -33-


c. D. and purpose at New College, as indicated on the guest sign-in form. 2. The host and guest shall also sign a guest list which shall be kept on the SEC bulletin board. 3. By the action of registering a guest, the host stu dent accepts full responsibility for the actions of that guest. Any infraction of Student Rules by the guest during his visit will be considered an infrac tion by the host and treated as such. 4. The above procedure for over-night guest sign-in also pertains to New College students who are not currently assigned space in the residence halls. 1. Entering misinformation or withholding informa tion on the guest sign-in forms (1 and 2 above) shall constitute an abridgement of guest privileges and may constitute sufficient reason for the termination of such privileges. 2. No student may sign-in more than three guests in one night. 1. No guest may stay overnight more than one week night (Sunday through Thursday nights) and two week-end nights (Friday and Satutday nights) in any calendar week. -34-


2. No guest may be signed into a room officially assigned to a member of the opposite sex. E. Exceptions to sections A C shall be made at the discretion of the proctor. F. Exceptions to section D shall be made by the appro priate administrative offices. G. All guests must leave by 11: 00 o'clock P.M. unless signed in overnight in accordance with D above. V. Non-lntervisitation A. 1. No student shall enter a student room which is not his own, unless given permission to do so by at least one of the students assigned to that room; no student shall enter a student room which is not his own against the express wishes of an official occupant of that room. 2. No official occupant of a room shall invite a guest into that room against the express wishes of any other official occupant of that room. B. "Student Room" shall be defmed to include balconies, patios, and alcoves. VI. Quiet Hours A. During quiet hours (section C) no student shall cause noise which is so audible in dormitory rooms or study -35-


rooms as to be distracting to those who wish to sleep or study. B. During the time outside of quiet hours, when so requested by another student, a student shall cease and refrain from causing noise so audible in dormitories or study rooms as to be distracting to those who wish to sleep or study. C. Quiet Hours begin at 8:00P.M. Sunday through Thurs day and at 1:00 A.M. on Saturday and Sunday mornings; Q uiet Hours end at 9:00A.M. each day. VII. Weapons A. It is a violation of the Student Code for students to possess weapons or dangerous implements which give rise to feelings of intimi d ation or disturbance among mem b ers of the college community, as determined by the Student Court. B. It is a violation of the St u dent Code for a student to maliciously intimidate or inflict bodily harm on another student. PROPOSED BILL OF RIGHTS FOR STUDENTS The Faculty of New College has now accepted a newly revised version of a student Bill of Rights. Although this Bill of Rights is still under discussion and has not yet been forwarded to the College Board of Trustees for final approval, the Student Policy Office has, in principle, accepted the current version of the document. This means that the document is to be recognized as binding upon the -36-


operations of the Student Policy Office until such time as specifically stated otherwise. Copies of the proposed Bill of Rights are available from the Student Policy Office. COUNSELING AND ENFORCING, ADMINISTRATIVE The Bill of Rights states the following: "The clisciplinary powers of New College are inherent in its responsibility to educate its students through the regulation of the use of its facilities and through the setting of standards of conduct for the students who attend it. In developing responsible student conduct, disciplinary proceedings shall play a role substantially secondary to counseling, guidance, ad monition, and example. When these preferred means fail to resolve problems of student conduct, proper procedural safeguards will be observed to protect the student from unfair imposition of serious penalties." DRUGS, A DEFINITION AND A WARNING Definition: For the purposes of this section of the handbook "Drug" is any chemical substance that alters mood, perception or conscious ness and which IS mis-used, to the apparent detriment of the in dividual, the college, or society as a whole. When an identical sub stance is used as prescribed by a competent authority, it is not a "Drug" but a medicine. To clarify the use of the term "Drug" in this handbook, two exceptions are necessary, alcohol and tobacco. Society prefers to think of alcohol as a beverage rather than as a drug. The use of alcohol moreover, is proscribed by a separable set of pubhc laws, as is the sale of tobacco. The student should know that -37-


many states, including Florida, will not allow the sale of tobacco to minors. Unless medically prescribed however, most "Drugs" are illegal regardless of the potential defendant's age. Our definition of "Drug" accordingly, excludes both alcohol and tobacco. Cautionary Statement: The medically unsupervised use, possession or distribution of drugs is illegal and subject to very harsh penalties. These penalties are set by both Federal and Florida State Law. Florida, of course, is not alone in the severity of its penalties. Although marijuana is often called a comparatively mild drug, state penalties for first offense for possession and sale vary from two to twenty years and fines up to $20,000. Second offenses may carry penalties up to thirty years. Even though Federal penalties are far from lenient, it is common practice for Federal to involve state and local agents in their investigations and to urge prosecution under State and Local regula tions, which in many cases are more severe than Federal regulations. Any student interested in Federal and Florida drug laws is encouraged to consult the New College infumary which has available a summary of the relevant public laws. The College Attitude toward Drugs : New College assumes neither the authority nor responsibility of acting as an arm of the law; its students have no greater protection from the law than any citizen. Residence at New College does not exempt one from public law. It is known that uncontrolled use of unprescribed and illegal drugs threatens the physical and mental health of the user. As con trolled research continues into the effects of hallucinogens, amphe tamines, barbiturates, and opiates, an increasing medical consensus indicates the danger of long-range injury to psychic, somatic and genetic capabilities. The College, moreover, is especially concerned -38-


about the impairment of the individual's ability to act as a student. Drug abuse, moreover, is infectious. Use by one student may threaten the welfare and will certainly threaten the privacy of other students. Thus, with the legal and medical welfare of the student in mind, New College cannot approve of the medically unsupervised use, possession or distribution of drugs. General prohibition of drugs would be inconsistent with the College policy, for it would merely duplicate the prohibitions of public law. Yet the absence of corrective action in some specific cases of drug involvement may be equally inconsistent. Because a student's drug use may pose a great potential danger to others, dis ciplinary action must always be considered when such activity occurs. Partly because the on-campus student community is more closely knit than the off-campus students, proven cases of on-campus drug use will be viewed most severely. In general, however, unless the college administration gains finn knowledge of a student's drug abuse prior to action by the relevant law officials, such student in fractions will be handled solely by the agents of public law. PUBLIC LAWS AND ADMINISTRATIVE RULES The most recent version of the Bill of Rights states, "Students who violate civil law may incur penalties prescribed by civil author ities, but institutional authority shall never be used merely to dupli cate the function of civil laws. Only when the interests of the College community which are directly relevant to the education of its stu dents are distinct from the interests of the general community shall special authority of the college be asserted." Florida law forbids anyone under the age of 21 to possess or consume alcoholic beverages. One who serves as an accomplice in violation of the law is equally liable to prosecution. Students should also be aware that hitchhiking or soliciting of rides within the city of Sarasota is forbidden by local ordinance. New College residence halls, -39-


including Hamilton Center, are within the city of Sarasota. In the campus area, furthermore, public law forbids the explosion of fire works. ADMINISTRATIVE RULES IN GENERAL, JUSTIFICATIONS A college community is far more than a collection of rooms. It is, for one thing, a legal entity as a college. It may, accordingly, be held legally liable for its action in many cases, just as if it were a per son. The community must therefore protect itself from avoidable prosecution if it is to continue its educational role in the life of its students. If all the actions of civil courts were predictable, colleges would probably need far fewer administrative rules than they do now have. Because there are many "grey areas" of legality and responsi bility, however, the college must form at least those rules which experience has shown to be a necessary minimum for this college. Circumstances, history, and rules of course will change; but until otherwise announced these rules should be considered as binding. Fl REARMS AND EXPLOSIVES For the safety of all members of the college community, fire arms and explosives may not be kept in residence rooms. SIGN-OUT/SIGN-IN On-campus students planning to be away from campus overnight must follow the sign-out procedure posted at the Reception Center and sign in upon their return. This rule is not used to restrict a student's freedom of movement; it simply assures that the minimum necessary information (who is here or not) is readily available. -40-


VEHICLES Bicycles are permitted on campus but must be registered at the Office of the Director of Student Policy. They must conform to the safety regulations of this area. Automobiles and other motorized vehicles are permitted on campus if properly registered and displaying tags issued by the Office of the Director of Student Policy. Violations of vehicle regulations are punishable by fmes and/or withdrawal of the privileges. Financial aid recipients must complete a separate registration form obtainable from the Financial Aid Officer, to provide justifi cation for vehicle ownership. The following insurance coverage is required for motor ve hicles operated by New College Students: $10,000 liability coverage for injury to one individual; $20,000 aggregate limit; and $5,000 property damage. Because judgments in accident cases continue to rise, liability coverage in the amounts of $50,000/$100,000/$10,000 or higher are certainly advisable. PETS Pets are not allowed on campus or in student rooms without prior permission of the Office of Student Policy. Dogs are not al lowed as student pets. The only cats allowed on campus are those properly registered with the same persons who owned them during academic year 1967-68. No new cat registrations are allowed. At present, there appears to be no satisfactory way to live pleasantly in these dormitories with a more liberal pet rule. STUDENT JOBS Employment of students in on-campus jobs is coordinated by the Student Personnel Board. A New College student may accept an -41-


off-campus job provided that it does not seriously interfere with his performance as a student. The Faculty Review Committee may, at its discretion, recommend that a student curtail or abandon an off-campus job. MEETINGS ON CAMPUS New College encourages students to participate in extra curricular activities, and will make college facilities available for meetings whenever possible. To facilitate the use of on-campus space, all meetings of student groups in non-residence buildings must be scheduled and cleared through the Public Relations Office. No public meeting, that is, a meeting advertised or otherwise generally open to the off-campus community, may be held in any residence hall room. Exceptions to this rule, which is designed to protect the privacy of the dormitories, may be made by the Student Policy Office. FORUM AREA Students who desire to display non-college literature may do so with the permission of the SEC in the area of Hamilton Center designated for that purpose It should be recognized that the College retains the prerogative of removing such literature during special events. HEALTH INSURANCE For the student's protection, he is required to subscribe to the College-sponsored health insurance plan, or to submit a signed, College-furnished waiver exempting the College from responsibility in this area. Students are requested to provide the College with in formation of any existing health insurance coverage. -42-


UNWRITTEN RESTRICTIONS OF STUDENT CONDUCT Although it is college policy to grant students a large measure of freedom and responsibility, consistent with the law of the land, it should nonetheless be recognized that the Student Policy Office may for good cause enjoin a student from indulging in specific and in jurious actions. If a student violates such an injunction, the Office of Student Policy may recommend to the College Council that a student be suspended or expelled. The nature of recommended or resultant disciplinary action will be proportional to the severity of the danger to others. Such cases will be few. They will be handled by due process as deflned above and by the proposed Bill of Rights for Students. ON AND OFF-CAMPUS ROOMING Until recently, New College has been an essentially residential college. Nearly all students were required to have a residence on campus. With the growth of the college, however, and with clear evidence that forms of diversified housing would enrich the students' perspective, a new policy has evolved. In general, all new students are still required by the College to pay for room and board on campus. Exceptions may be made, by the Student Policy Director in consultation with the Dean of Ad missions, in the cases of married students, transfer students, late admissions, and new students who are 21 or older. Upperclass stu dents, however, may be offered the opportunity of being exempted from the room-and-board payment requirements. Opportunity for such exemption from the room-and-board payment is gained by class and by random priority number within each class. A student close to graduation is far more likely than a second-year student to be offered this opportunity. A student who has accepted this exemption may, if he wishes, retain it throughout the academic year. Such students, if living off-campus, are not in general bound by the college -43-


regulations which apply to on-campus student residents. Exemption from on-campus room-and-board charges is de termined by procedures established by the Office of Student Policy. STUDENT COOPERATIVES Definition: A co-op is a sizeable group of people who have banded to gether in the interest of cooperative living. A co-op is more than merely a group of people living together. In general, the following guidelines should govern the formation of New College co-ops and will determine which groups of students may be most likely to re ceive college assistance in creating a co-op. General Guidelines: Experience with cooperative living has shown that fewer than eight or ten people do not succeed in forming a co-op. Accordingly, the College asks that at least eight or ten. preferably more, students be designated to live in the co-op before the college extends its support. These students, of course, should not be all from the same class. Continuity should be assured. This minimal number need not be all in one building. This minimal number could be distributed between two or more buildings. In order for New College to support a co-op, it must furnish housing for current New College students only. "Student" here in cludes persons on leave or Four-Year Option from New College; it may include a student withdrawn from the college if he has with drawn during the co-op's contract period. It is understood that, although men and women may share the same boarding facilities, men and women may not reside in the same house. -44-


A New College co-op must have a charter. The Student Policy Office will, if requested, assist in the drafting of a charter. A co-op, in order to receive assistance from New College, must present a letter of intent to the President. This letter should make clear the fact that this group of students will consider its cooperative alliance as a permanent and continuing organization designed to last beyond the under graduate years of its present members. This letter should recognize that the strong expectation is that the co-op will attain sufficient organization and maturity to assume its own mort gage and related expenses. MARRIAGE In general, single students enrolled at New College may be married only with the permission of their parents or guardian and then only when the Student Policy Office is notified in advance. Dormitory accommodations may be available to married stu dents when both partners in the marriage are New College students and there are no children. Single students have preference in room selection. A student who is married to a non-student may not live on campus except when the student spouse is away in military service or otherwise absent. A married student living off campus may not receive scholar ship assistance in excess of tuition charges. Students planning marriage should ask the Student Policy Office for a copy of the document entitled "Conditions Governing Student Marriage." This includes the full text approved by the Board of Trustees. STUDENT CULTURAL ACTIVITIES Almost all student activities are generated by students even though faculty and staff can and do give assistance, when requested -45-


The student newspaper, THE CATALYST, wholly independent of the college, is published weekly during the academic year and an nually recruits new staff members from the incoming class. The students have published literary magazines from time to time, and a yearbook. They have tutored culturally handicapped children, have organized some drama activities, and sponsored Friday night forums featuring guest speakers or entertainers. There is a program of classic fllms on Sunday evenings. There are numerous off-campus activities students may enjoy. They include participation in the New College Summer Music Festival devoted primarily to chamber music performance; the Florida West Coast Symphony Orchestra, and two local community theatre groups. Sarasota and Bradenton offer a variety of concerts, plays, major and minor league baseball, lectures, opera, ballet, and gymnas tic exhibitions. Trips are scheduled when possible and as interest indicates for events at colleges and universities in the Tampa Bay area. Four of these institutions are within a 50-mile radius. SOCIAL Student social life is organized by the students, with the assis tance of various members of the faculty and staff. The Social Com mittee of the student government is normally charged with arranging college-wide social events, and the student government allocates a certain portion of the student activities fee for the support of these functions. Past activities have included dances, beach parties, off campus trips for special events, and picnics. Students help determine the character of social life by their organizational abilities, wishes and participation. 46-


ATHLETICS Students are encouraged to exercise their bodies as well as their minds, but there are no requirements for athletic activity. Adjacent to the residence courts are two all-weather tennis courts and a swimming pool; the college has several boats; there is good fishing in the bay and the gulf; there are op portunities for wrestling, weight-lifting, and basketball and there are several public golf courses. Students also may take ballet training with professional instruction at a modest cost. REGULATION BY OTHER NEW COLLEGE AUTHORITIES Not all details of college life are handled directly by the faculty, the Student Government, or the Student Policy Office. Other intra-college agencies with special authorities and responsi bilities include Building and Grounds, the Food Service, the Library, the Business Office, and the College Examiner's Office. In many cases their requirements have given rise to special rules which you should know. Building and Grounds Regulations: A. On-Campus Room Occupancy Each student, at the beginning of the year, signs a Room Understanding form, by which he accepts the room and be comes responsible for its condition. At the same time the student agrees to Conditions of Occupancy which include the following: -47-


1. Students and their parents are to be held responsible for damages to the room and furnishings according to the conditions of the room understanding. 2. Cooking in the rooms, or on balconies or terraces, is not allowed. 3. If food is kept in a room it must be in a tightly closed container. 4. Painting of walls and ceilings is not allowed. 5. Damage resulting from removal of nails, picture hangers, tacks or tapes from the plaster walls or ceiling of a room will be charged to the occupants. 6. The metal covers in the air-conditioning system are not to be removed in an attempt to make personal ad justment. 7. Outside devices such as aerials, antennae, flagpoles, signs, clothes lines, etc. are not to be installed 8. Firearms, fuecrackers, and explosives are not allowed in rooms or in the resident court area. Permission must be obtained from the Director of the Office of Student Policy for any exceptions. 9. Motor vehicles and bicycles are not to be taken into the courtyards. 10. Thefollowing appliances are allowed: electric blankets; heating pads; irons; hair dryers; coffee makers; radio, -48-


hi-fi sets; tape recorders; electric razors; toothbrushes; clocks; slide projectors; movie projectors; camera equipment; and immersion heaters for coffee, tea, or soup (which should be kept in the bathroom). Small counter top refrigerators are permitted. These must be approved by the Director of Physical Plant. Because of fire hazards, Bunsen burners, sterno out fits, brazing and welding equipment, stoves, soldering irons, and all major flame-producing devices are not allowed. Specific approval should be obtained from the Direc tor of Physical Plant to use any appliance or electrical item other than those permitted above; if there is any question, ask before you act. 11. Students are permitted to keep pets in their rooms only after full compliance with procedures established by the Student Policy Office. REMINDERS I. Park vehicles in designated areas only. 2. Remember to lock your room when you are absent, for your own protection. 3. Notify the housing office at once if you lose your key. A new key will be provided at your expense. 4. Close off heat or air-conditioning if natural ventilation is -49-


used for a significant period. This will prevent mildew and condensation. With the high humidity, particularly in the warm months, condensation is a real problem. 5. Turn off lights if absent from room. 6. Do not hang towels, articles of clothing, etc. over the balconies. 7. There is to be no digging in the courtyard gardens, climbing of the trees, or disturbing the present plantings. 8. No one is to enter the under-court utility tunnels or go on the roofs of the courts. 9. Do not put hands, feet, etc, in the fountains. You could get electrocuted. 10. Put beverage cans and bottles in garbage cans, not in rooms. And please don't throw items off balconies, etc. B. Telephone: A student may arrange through the Building and Grounds Office for a private phone in his room, after fust presenting an authorization signed by a parent or guardian and guaran teeing payment of toll and service charges. Billing by the telephone company is directly to the parent or guardian. C. Parking: Adequate parking spaces for bicycles and motorized vehicles are provided and marked in various campus areas for use by students, faculty and staff. Parking in unauthorized areas -50-


will result in tagging by an agent of the College and a $2.00 fine for each occurrence. Continued violation of parking regulations will result in withdrawal of the privilege of on campus vehicle use. Regulations of the New College Food Service Director Students in good fmancial standing at the beginning of each term will be issued a meal identification card by the Business Office. This card is good for one term only and entitles the student himself to take all regularly scheduled meals. The meal card is not transfer able and must be presented at each meal. A person without a meal card may gain.access to the dining room by paying as he enters. He must pay for the complete meal. A la carte service may be enjoyed in the snack bar, but not in the dining room. Reasonable adult behavior is expected in the dining room and serving area, and compliance with the regulations of the Food Ser vice Director is essential. The Director may, at his discretion, take corrective or punitive action against those who indulge in disruptive conduct. The New College Food Service Director is authorized by the Administration to suspend the meal privileges of any holder of a meal card for a stated period of time, during which time the of fender is allowed no rebate. At the Director's discretion, the offender could be denied access to the serving and dining areas even were he to pay cash for a meal. 1. Non-paying campus visitors or students are not allowed in the dining room at meal times. They are welcome in the snack bar. 2. Food served in the cafeteria is for the sole use of students and paying guests. It is not to be given to a non-paying guest, taken back to the room for later consumption, or used to feed a pet. Food that is not consumed is to be returned with the dirty dishes. 3. Nothing whatever is to be taken away from the dining room except with written permission of the Director of Food Ser-51-


vice. Persons will return trays with the dirty dishes to the dish-wash ing area. 4. Access to the serving area is strictly limited to the stated hours. No one is permitted to enter the serving area for coffee, milk, or anything else at any other time, except to return food trays. 5. The dining area may be used at times when food is not being served, but only to the extent that users will cooperate by keeping it clean and orderly. The tables should be left completely clean, with no debris on the floor, chairs pushed in under the tables, etc. Otherwise, the privilege of using the dining area may be temporarily withdrawn. 6. Persons entering the dining room and/or service area bare footed will not be served. In order to comply with Florida State Health Regulations the Food Service Director must insist upon this. 7. Violations of these rules may be reported by any individual and will be reported by employees of the Food Service. Reports go directly to the New College Food Service Director, who is em powered to take the disciplinary action prescribed above. REGULATIONS OF THE NEW COLLEGE LIBRARY The Library, in College Hall, uses the open stack system. Browsing is encouraged. Books taken from the Library must be checked out at the circulation desk. All books should be returned as soon as the student is fmished with them. Books must be returned on request by the Library. No reference books or periodicals are to be circulated outside the Library. No library books may be taken off campus except by special arrangement with the Librarian. The College withholds term evaluations, comprehensive exami nation results and transcripts from students until overdue book charges are settled. Library staff members are ready to provide information about book borrowing, the reserved list, inter-library loans and other -52-


matters. An orientation program on use of the Library will be scheduled for interested students. Members of the Library staff are prepared to instruct students on library technique, to answer any questions, to help in researching or making up bibliographies. Details of library circulation policy will be made available to all students by Library staff publications. NEW COLLEGE BUSINESS OFFICE REGULATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS Fin:mces The New College optional calendar plan allows the student to complete degree requirements in either three years or four years. Whichever option he chooses, the total cost will be the same, since the basic requirement for the degree is nine terms in residence, and billing is on a term basis. AU students are required to be in residence throughout their frrst year. Charges for the year are as follows: 1st 2nd 3rd Annual Item Term Term Term Total Tuition $ 750 $ 750 $ 750 $2,250 Room and Board 380 380 380 1,140 Independent Study Fee 360* -0-0-360 Student Activity Fee 5 5 5 15 TOTAL $1,495 $1,135 $1,135 $3,765 *The independent study fee covers faculty time and general overhead costs attributable to the independent study project required of each student and is included in the billing for the first, fourth, and seventh term that a student is enrolled in New College. -53-


After the first year, students on the three-year plan will be in continuous residence, except for vacation periods, through the second and third years; students on the four-year plan will be in residence for six of the nine terms during the last three years. Individual billing will correspond to terms in residence. The music instruction fee depends upon type and hours of instruction and is determined individually. Contingency Deposit Each student is required to make a $25 contingency deposit at the time he pays the bill for his first term in college. This deposit is refunded, less deductions for assessable charges, when he graduates or otherwise withdraws from College. Tuition Deposit A $50 deposit is payable near the end of each year and re serves a place in the student's class for the coming year. The deposit is applicable to the first tuition payment that follows. In all cases, students will be billed for each term and must complete payment prior to the date set for the opening of classes. Advance deposits, awards, and loans will be credited to the student's account on each billing, when applicable. All payment plans, in cluding those arranged with private lenders, must conform to the above payment schedule. All scholarships(New College) and loans (National Defense Student Loans) administered directly by the College will be credited to the student's account at the rate of one third of the annual total for each term in residence. Refunds Students who leave the College, either voluntarily or involun tarily, before the end of a term, may receive refunds on board only. -54-


Such refunds will be computed on a pro-rata basis for actual food costs from the beginning of the calendar month following the depar ture date through the end of the term, subject to the proportion of scholarship (if any) to college charges. Reductions in Payments, for Off-Campus Students If the Student Policy Office authorizes a student to live off campus and the student accepts the privilege then the amount he pays the college is reduced by 30.4 % The 30.4 figure is the percentage of total cost which applies to room and board charges. In the case of a full-pay student the charge for tuition is $2 ,61 0.00. Students with a New College scholarship should con ult the Office of Student Policy for information as to how their case would be handled. THE NEW COLLEGE STUDENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM The following document is the finally accepted form of the New College Student Management System. The system which gives students full responsibility for administering campus work opportun ities, has been endorsed by the College Administration and the Student Executive Committee. Student Management System POLICY : Students who are on the Student Personnel Board or working as supervisors must plan to be in academic residence for the entire year. It is the carefully considered opinion of the Stu dent Personnel Board that students are at New College primarily for academic purposes ; therefore, the Student Personnel Board has established a policy that it is not in the best interest of a student to be employed more than 15 hours per week. Any petition by a stu-55-


dent who wishes to work more than that amount of time will be considered by the Student Personnel Board. Student Personnel Board (SPB) I. Draws up job descriptions and finds people to fill them. 2. Works with personnel office on job hours and pay scales. 3. Establishes priorities for job selection. 4. Provides general supervision of all work. 5. Accepts responsibility for effectiveness of all workers. 6. Serves as a mediation board for all disputes and difficulties that cannot be handled by the supervisors. 7. Maintains files of off-campus jobs available, of people working off-campus, and of post-graduate job opportunities. 8. Is composed of one senior member (3rd or 4th year student) and of one junior member (2nd year student). 9. Members serve for a minimum of one full year; the senior member, however, except in unusual circumstances, shall have served already for one full year on the SPB. 10. The junior member is selected by the Student Executive Com mittee from a slate of candidates presented to it by the rising senior member. 11 Considers the New College Business Office to be its adminis trative advisory office. 12. Has the power to adjudicate the decision to revoke work authorizations as noted in the student employee agreement. Student Supervisors (The SS} L Accept responsibility for efficiency and dependability of all workers in their sections. 2. Are responsible to the SPB for their own work. 3. Follow through on SPB recommendations and make recom mendations to the SPB about their sections. 4. Work with employers whenever and wherever necessary. -56


Priorities A system for job selection shall be established so that students will be given the opportunity to choose jobs. Those persons who have work authorizations and do not apply for a specific job will be as signed to remaining jobs; it will be the responsibility of the SPB to fill any jobs that may remain after all persons with work authoriza tions and all others that requested work have been assigned jobs. Students wishing to work at given jobs should request these jobs from the SPB during orientation week 1968. -57-


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