Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Article "Rule Changes Reflect 'Permissive' Society"

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Article "Rule Changes Reflect 'Permissive' Society"

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This 1977 article describes the changes in Westhampton College dress code and etiquette policy, detailing the ways that the college has become more progressive. The article, written by Sean Finnell, compares the Westhampton Handbook of that day, to the Handbook of 1962-63. Dress codes were strict as women were expected to wear church attire to "concerts, teas and receptions" and were also not permitted to wear sweatshirts or rainwear to meals. Regulations to social life were also extreme as women were not able to obtain an off-campus job without permission, and visitation hours were nonexistent. Ms. Ruby Chenault, the secretary to Dean Stephanie M. Bennett, explained how the changing rules are due to the changing times and what freedoms the students expect to have at the University.

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Finnell, Sean. "Rule Changes Reflect 'Permissive Society'." The University of Richmond Collegian 64, no. 23, (April 14, 1977): 2. https://collegian.richmond.edu/cgi-bin/richmond?a=d&d=COL19770414.2.9&e=-------en-20--1--txt-txIN-

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The Collegian, University of Richmond

Date

1977-04-14

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English

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Richmond (Va.)

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Finnell, Sean, “Article "Rule Changes Reflect 'Permissive' Society",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed November 21, 2019, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/3437.