The PASSWORD is the student handbook designed to familiarize
students with Mansfield State College and the community. It is a source
of information regarding regulations and policies effective on campus,
major events, customs, organizations, etc., and general information
about the college. Acceptance of admission to the College constitutes
agreement to comply with its rules, and each student is responsible for
knowledge of the regulations contained in this publication.
Mansfield State College is committed to assuring equality to all people
regardless of race, color, religious creed, sex, handicap, age, ancestry,
national origin, affectional or sexual preference, or union membership.
This policy extends to employment within and admission to the College
and is in compliance with all federal laws including Title IX of the
Education Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation
Act of 1975.
MRS. SHIRLEY M. COOK
Office of the Dean of Students
_Mark R. McGranaghan
. Bruce Dart
Office of Public Information
. Carontawan &
Office of Public Information
DR. JANET L. TRAVIS
TO OUR STUDENTS
Mansfield State College is a special place. Set in a beautiful region of
the state, the College offers you an excellent selection of academic
courses and programs, plus a wide array of extracurricular activities in¬
cluding athletics, cultural programs and special events. And now the
College is entering a new, exciting chapter of its history. I think you will
find MSC to be a stimulating, exciting place to pursue your education.
College should benefit you in many ways. The education you receive
at MSC can help prepare you for a satisfying career. But more than that,
MSC can help equip you for a full, meaningful life. Your college educa¬
tion can give you a preparation for life that no one can ever take away
This student handbook contains information about the College, its
academic policies, its student life programs, and many other matters of
importance to you. I urge you to refer to it often, and to make use of the
many services which it describes.
One last point. It is important for you to be actively involved in your
education and in the life of the College. Please voice your opinions, ask
questions, and get involved. The College Community benefits from your
participation. At the same time, your education will be much more
valuable to you if you commit yourself to clear educational goals, and if
you participate actively with us in the process of achieving your goals.
JANET L. TRAVIS
DR. ROBERT L. SCOTT
Vice President for
DR. JOHN H. BAYNES
Vice President for
MRS. ELAINE R. DIBIASE MR. ROD C. KELCHNER
Assistant Vice President for Dean of Students
DR. ROBERT E. SWINSICK
Dean, School of Education
DR. MICHAEL PINCUS
Dean, School of Arts
DR. DAVID P. PELTIER
Dean, Graduate Studies and
Fine and Applied Arts
MR. JOHN J. MONOSKI, III
DR. WILLIAM H. BEISEL, Jr.
Located on a hill overlooking the borough of Mansfield, the College is
surrounded by a semicircle of still-higher elevations. Views from the
campus are magnificent and typical of the scenic Northern Tier of Penn¬
Buildings on campus include both traditional and modern brick, set
among tall trees and green lawns.
Mansfield State College boasts a planetarium, three auditoriums, a
computer center, a library with over one million holdings, and modern
athletic facilities including an Olympic-size swimming pool.
Most Mansfield State students live in high-rise residence halls which
include study areas, lounges, recreation rooms, telephones in each
room, and laundry facilities.
Situated near the intersection of U.S. Routes 6 & 15, the College is 14
miles from Wellsboro, PA, 28 miles from Elmira, NY, 31 miles from Cor¬
ning, NY, and 48 miles from Williamsport, PA.
Mansfield State College traces its heritage back to 1857 when the Mans¬
field Classical Seminary opened with 105 students.
In 1862, Mansfield became a State Normal School. Most of the
students took the elementary curriculum, but scientific and classical
courses were also offered, and the first catalog (1864-66) notes a music
Until 1874, the school was housed in just one building. By 1890, there
were four buildings, and students and faculty members had planted
trees for landscaping on the campus, which previously had been almost
bare of trees. The student body grew to 400 students by 1905.
In 1926, the State Council of Education authorized Mansfield to grant
bachelor of science degrees in Elementary and Secondary Education,
Music, and Home Economics. On May 13, 1927, Mansfield became the
first institution in Pennsylvania to be designated a State Teachers
Mansfield State College assumed its present name in 1960. A four-
year, coeducational, fully-accredited institution, the College now con¬
sists’ of three schools: Arts and Sciences, Education, and Fine and
Applied Arts. Mansfield State offers approximately 50 undergraduate
degree programs. The College also offers Masters Degree Programs
through its Office of Graduate Studies.
In the Fall of 1977, over 2,600 undergraduate students and 300
graduate students were enrolled in the College’s classes. Today the
campus is 175 acres in extent and the college complex includes more
than 30 buildings.
Mansfield State College is accredited by the Middle States Association
of Colleges and Secondary Schools, the National Council for
Accreditation of Teacher Education, and the National Association of
Schools of Music.
STATEMENT OF MISSION
MANSFIELD STATE COLLEGE
GENERAL STATEMENT OF MISSION
The mission of Mansfield State College is to serve the people of Penn-
sylvania through educational, cultural, and service programs. Full-time,
resident, undergraduate students have been and will be the primary
focus of educational programs offered by the College. Part-time, general¬
ly non-resident students — graduate, undergraduate, and non-credit —
will be a growing focus of educational programs offered by the College.
The College will be a basic cultural and service resource for the region
In all of the missions we recognize the location of the College, and shall
give special attention to serving the needs of a rural population.
1. Undergraduate education is the primary mission of the College. It will
continue to be accomplished through the offering of a broad variety
of academic programs at both the baccalaureate and pre¬
2. The College will continue to develop new and innovative delivery
systems, both on and off campus, for selected master’s and post¬
master’s level degree programs in fields that will meet the needs of
the region and Commonwealth.
3. The College will offer through a year-round program of continuing
education (a) off campus undergraduate courses, (b) on and off
campus non-credit courses, and (c) conferences, workshops and
seminars, and will develop other programs to meet the needs of the
4. The College will continue to grow as a major cultural and service
center for the region.
5. The College will continue to approach its various functions from a
perspective which emphasizes flexibility, creativity, and experimen¬
6. Because of its commitment to the development of the total person,
the College will continue to provide programs and services for
students, faculty and staff that complement the missions of the
College, and help to create a campus environment that promotes the
social and academic growth of its residents.
This statement was approved by the Board of Trustees on January 28,
DINING ROOM INFORMATION
ALL RESIDENCE HALL STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO PAR¬
TICIPATE IN THE FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM at Mansfield State
College, except where medical waivers are obtained. Students requiring
a special diet for health reasons must obtain a copy of the diet and an ex¬
cuse from an attending physician and submit both to the Dean of
Students Office for approval. If the Food Service is unable to furnish the
diet, the student will be granted a Dining Fee Waiver. Student teachers
and Interns may also request this waiver from the Dean of Students Of¬
A professional food service company caters the service, and dining
privileges are extended to all members of the College Community.
Regular visits by the Pennsylvania Bureau of Food Service
Management health inspectors and the food service company insure
constant checks on quality and operations of the service. A committee of
students and Student Affairs representatives meet regularly with the
managers of the food service company to discuss the service, and
strive to maintain a good working relationship among the participants in
Meals are served cafeteria style in Manser Hall. Students are required
to return their trays to the dish room area. Second helpings are available
on most items. Students are required to present their Dining and ID
Cards before they are served.
Dining Hall hours will be as follows:
Monday through Saturday (Hot breakfast)
Sunday (Brunch) .
. 7:00 AM-9.00 AM
9:00 AM-10:30 AM
. 9:30 AM-2:30 PM
Monday through Saturday
Sunday (Brunch) .
10:30 AM-2:30 PM
. 9:30 AM-2-.30 PM
Monday through Saturday
Sunday (Supper) .
4:30 PM-7.00 PM
4:30 PM-7:00 PM
Dining Hall Fines
(The Student Government Association has established the following
fines for violation of the Dining Hall Policy)
Transfer of Meal Ticket .
Unauthorized use of Meal Ticket .
Transfer of Meal Ticket to Non-MSC Student
Theft of Tray .
.... $ 5.00
.... $ 5.00
First Offense (MSC Meal Ticket Holder) . Warning
Second Offense (MSC Meal Ticket Holder) . $ 5.00
Third Offense (MSC Meal Ticket Holder) . $10.00
Non-MSC Meal Ticket Holder . $25.00
Theft of Meal Ticket . $50.00
ACTIVITIES FEE (subject to change)
An activity fee of $40.00 per semester, payable at time of registration,
is required of all regularly enrolled students. This money is distributed by
the Committee of Finances of the Student Government Association to
support the many student activities on campus.
A two dollar common damage fee is collected from all students to
cover bills reflecting malicious damages on campus. Money remaining
at the end of each fiscal year is used for improvements in various areas.
The College Identification Card (I.D.) is issued to students, faculty, and
staff. The cost of the card is $3.00. The College I.D. Card should be
carried at all times and must be shown, upon request, to authorized
I.D. Cards should be presented at Registration. The “Activity Sticker,”
evidence of payment of the Activities Fee, should be placed on the I.D.
Card. I.D.’sare examined at the Library, at Athletic Events, and at various
Replacements, and new I.D.’s, are available, at a cost of $2.00 in the
Dean of Students Office, 209 Memorial Hall.
The Campus Bookstore is operated by College Community Services.
Any profit accrues to College Community Services for the furtherance of
student life. The store is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday
through Friday. During registration week the store will be open special
hours, as posted, to aid students in purchasing textbooks, toilet
supplies, clothes, etc.
No one is permitted to sell or advertise any commodity on the college
campus without the written approval of the Vice President for Student
Affairs. If you wish to do so, or if any off-campus organization
approaches you, refer them to the Vice President so they may go
through the proper procedures.
MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION
MSC students may have cars on campus. The College reserves the
right to designate parking areas.
Students having automobiles must register them with the Security Of¬
fice during registration. Vehicles brought to campus after registration
are to be registered with the Security Office within 24 hours.
Regulations pertaining to vehicle use are distributed at this time.
The use and/or possession of alcoholic beverages, drugs and control¬
led substances prohibited by law is a violation of College policy and their
use on campus is strictly forbidden.
(Change of Name)
If you marry, or otherwise have a change of name, and continue as a
student, please notify the Residence Life Office, 106 South Hall, and they
will notify the offices concerned.
CHANGE OF ADDRESS
(Home or Campus)
In the case of a change in your home address, off-campus address, or
campus address, notify the Residence Life Office, 106 South Hall, who
will notify the offices concerned.
If you must withdraw from college, certain requirements must be met
so that various departmental records will be cleared. If you follow these
steps, you may be sure that your records are complete and no confusion
1. Go to the Counseling Center where you will receive specific instruc¬
tions and withdrawal papers to be completed and returned.
2. If you withdraw and wish to return to Mansfield in the future,
reapplication must be made through the Office of Admissions,
The following is the refund schedule in the event that withdrawal
occurs during a semester:
Repayment of the previous fees will NOT be granted to students who
are temporarily suspended, or are indefinitely suspended or dismissed,
for the semester during which the suspension or dismissal occurs.
The housing fee will be refunded in accordance with the above
schedule when the student voluntarily leaves the dormitory with approval
of the Housing Director during the refund period. Housing fees will not
be refunded after this as the College has been committed to furnish
housing and will not be able to fill the vacant space.
Dining Charges will be refunded (on a weekly basis) for the time when
the student is not at college after withdrawal, or for non-dormitory
students who desire to discontinue the dining privilege. In both cases,
the dining ticket must be returned to the Revenue Office before the
refund may be processed.
Fees other than those listed above will not be refunded for the
All computations and processing of refunds shall originate with the
Revenue Office. Checks and money orders must be made payable to the
COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA, except where indicated
NOTE: FEES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.
Education, in its broadest sense, is a product not just of classroom
learning but also of knowledge gained from sharing ideas and ex¬
periences with others in the informal situations which residence halls
provide. The Residence Life staff at Mansfield State College works with
the residence hall councils of each building, student staff members
(Resident Assistants) and interested faculty members in an effort to
provide a positive environment which will help supplement and expand
the education of each student.
The College, recognizing the value in diversity, is interested in having
students representing all creeds, races and ethnic groups living in
College residence halls. Therefore, and in compliance with the Penn¬
sylvania Fair Education Practice Act, all residence hall assignments are
made without regard to race, religion, color or national origin. Having
accepted the Pennsylvania Fair Education Act, we feel that a cross-
section of cultures provides a cosmopolitan community. The College
also complies with all applicable Federal Civil Rights Laws.
1. All students are required by the college to reside in residence halls
when there is space available.
2. Exceptions to the above may be made on the basis of age, place of
permanent residence, or marital status.
3. Each student prior to occupying a room, must sign a housing
agreement provided by the college and pay all designated fees and
4. Board in the college dining hall is mandatory for students residing in
residence halls. Waivers for medical reasons may be requested
through the Dean of Students Office.
5. All students residing in a residence hall are required to abide by
regulations as prescribed by the College and/or residence hall
6 Mansfield State College reserves the right to enter and inspect all
residence hall rooms, but will in all possible circumstances
recognize and respect the individual’s right to privacy.
7. Checking into a College residence hall implies acceptance of the
terms of the Residence Hall Agreement.
RESIDENCE LIFE STAFF
MR. JOSEPH R. MARESCO MRS. BARBARA T. PASKVAN
Director, Residence Life Associate Director,
MR. JAMES G. SMART
MRS. LINDA FRIEDLAND
MS. CAROL L. KAY
residence hall staff
Assistant Directors of Residence Life (ADRL’s)
These are full-time professional employees of the College who live in
the residence halls and who are responsible for coordinating a
educational and managerial aspects of a residence haiUn general hey
work with the students, RA’s, Hall Councils and the Residence Life Office
to provide an environment within which each student can cope with
social change, resolve conflicts with others, and develop to his/her
Resident Assistants (RA’s)
Upper-class students employed by the Residence Life Office who live
in the residence halls and whose purpose is to provide information
basic counseling to students, to help build and maintain a sense of com¬
munity and mutual responsibility in the halls.
RESIDENCE HALL GOVERNMENT
Central to the enhancement of learning in the halls is the residence hall
government system. Each hall elects its own council which provides wit
ihe help of its advisor, educational and social programs for the residents
of the hall. The All Residence Hall Council, which consists of repr
tatives from each individual hall council, provides programs and
recreation equipment for all resident students, as well as programming
ideas and financial support for hall councils.
residence hall facilities
Care of Facilities
Each resident assumes responsibility for the proper maintenance o,
his/her room and the common areas of the residence hall. Students are
expected to maintain reasonable levels of cleanliness in these areas.
Cleaning supplies are provided in each hall for students’ needs. In ad¬
dition, vacuum cleaners are also available.
An area is provided in each hall for operations involving use of paints
or other substances which may cause damage of a permanent nature
Please use this facility when working on projects that require working
with such materials.
To avoid damage to student rooms, the use of tacks, nails, glue or tape
on walls, woodwork or furniture is prohibited.
A Room Condition Form is completed by each student upon occupan¬
cy. Damages to individual rooms that were not noted at the time of oc-
cupancy are assumed to have been caused by the room occupants and
will be charged accordingly.
Keys for individual rooms in the halls are distributed at check-in by the
residence hall staff. Residents assume full responsibility for the care of
the key. Information relative to replacement and collection of keys may
be obtained from your residence hall staff. The replacement fee for lost
keys is $5.00/key.
Complete laundry facilities are found in all residence halls and include
coin-operated washers and dryers and tubs for hand laundry.
Ironing boards are provided in each building, but each student is
responsible to provide his/her own iron.
All residence hall rooms are provided with individual room phones.
Long distance service for these phones is available as an option. In ad¬
dition, halls have pay phones in their lobbies.
The Residence Life Office supervises a refrigerator rental program for
compact (3 cu. ft.) size refrigerators. Details are made available prior to
Students are responsible for supplying their own bed linen, towels,
blankets and pillows or they may rent them from the commercial linen
service authorized by the College. Details are made available prior to
Lounges and Recreation Areas
Lounge and recreation areas are provided for the residents of each
hall. Guests of specific residents may use these facilities if accompanied
by a resident. It is expected that residents and their guests will use good
judgment while using the facilities of these areas. The rights of the
residents to relative quiet should be respected by those using pianos,
record players, T.V., etc. in the lounge areas.
Lounge areas are administered by the individual hall council; policy as
to use of lounges by campus groups is developed by them yearly, and
events are scheduled by the Building Director of each hall.
Each residence hall is equipped with food and beverage vending
machines. A percentage of the profits from these machines are returned
to the student activities program by College Community Services, Inc.
Requests for refunds resulting from losses by individual students
should be made at the main desk in the hall where the loss occurred.
All students are assigned mailboxes in their own residence hall. Mail is
delivered daily Monday through Friday. Address mail as follows:
Mansfield State College
Mansfield, Pennsylvania 16933
Kitchen areas are provided in each residence hall for the preparation
of occasional meals and snacks. These units are not intended for regular
Each residence hall has a variety of resource items (e.g., typewriters,
calculators, dictionaries, study aids, reading library, tape players)
available on a sign-out basis. Students are encouraged to utilize these
RESIDENCE HALL PROCEDURES
Each resident will be issued keys, and complete a Room Condition
Form at check-in to your individual hall.
Residence Hall Check-Out Procedure for Vacations
1. Clean room
2. Close windows
3. Extinguish lights, unplug all appliances
4. Remove perishable items
5. Close and lock door
At the end of term or upon withdrawal:
1. Notify Assistant Director of Residence Life in your hall.
2. Clean room
3. Have room checked
4. Turn in keys
1. Set off the nearest fire alarm station.
2. Vacate the building by use of the various exits.
3. Call Mansfield Fire Company (662-2222).
4. Call Security Office (662-4031).
5. Notify your Assistant Director of Residence Life.
6. Security officers, fire captains and resident assistants will make
certain all persons are kept at a safe distance and do not interfere
with firefighting equipment.
7. Once the above procedures have been followed, the Director of
Residence Life should be notified.
8. In case of a localized fire, every effort should be made to ex¬
tinguish the fire by use of fire extinguishers on each floor of each
building on campus.
9. The Security officer present will notify the residents when it is safe
to re-enter the building.
10. In a classroom building, faculty members will make certain that
students leave the room in an orderly manner. Further, they will
make certain that all windows inside the classroom are closed
prior to its evacuation whenever physically possible.
B. Personal Injury or Sickness or Death
1. If in a residence hall, notify the Assistant Director of Residence
Life, Infirmary (662-4398) and Security Office (662-4031).
2. If in a classroom or on campus (not in a residence hall), notify the
infirmary, Security Office and the Dean of Students.
3. In cases of extreme injury or death, the Vice-President for
Student Affairs must be notified by the Infirmary or Security.
C. Building Collapse or Explosion
1. Every effort is to be made to evacuate the building as quickly as
possible using procedure for evacuations as outlined in Section
D. Natural Disasters (Tornadoes, Hurricanes) or Civil Defense
1. Proceed to the basement of the nearest building. Remain there
until proper notification is given to leave.
E. Bomb Threats
In case of emergency, the residence halls will be evacuated as
1. Fire alarms will ring.
2. Occupants will proceed as for fire drills.
3. The residence hall staff will be responsible.
4. Students will then be told by Security which building or buildings
is/are threatened, and will be directed to safe temporary housing.
5. Each residence hall staff member has a list of the buildings as
alternatives that his/her hall is to use — taking the first safe one
on the list.
RESIDENCE HALL REGULATIONS
1. Residence halls are communities and, as such, all residents have
responsibilities to one another. Mutual consideration is essential if
the community is to function effectively. All people living in residence
halls will take into consideration at all times the rights of others to
relative quiet and privacy. It is the responsibility of all residents to see
that this mutual consideration is afforded to each student.
2. All residence halls are governed by regulations prescribed by the
elected governing bodies and Mansfield State College.
3. Visitors to the residence hall are subject to the same regulations as
students residing in that area. It is the visitor’s, as well as the host s,
responsibility to know and comply with visitation regulations in effect
in each residence hall.
4. Students are bound by the residence hall agreement to follow all
regulations contained therein.
5 Residence halls open at 7:00 a.m. daily, and close at midnight Sun¬
day through Thursday and at 2:00 a.m. Friday and Saturday.
Entrance may be gained after these hours by a means specified in
each residence hall.
6. Residents may have overnight guests: female in Women’s Residence
Halls, male in Men’s Residence Halls. However, such guests must be
registered with the Assistant Director of Residence Life.
7. The hours between 8:00 PM and 8:00 AM, Sunday through Thursday
evenings, have been designated as STUDY HOURS/QUIET HOURS.
The following is a copy of the Residence Hall Agreement signed by all
students wishing to live in College Residence Halls:
MANSFIELD STATE COLLEGE
RESIDENCE HALL AGREEMENT
1 ELIGIBILITY requirements for College housing include status as a
student, payment of debts to the College, and continuous com¬
pliance with College and residence hall regulations.
2. RESERVATION of space is made by returning required materials,
including signed Housing Agreement, and receipt for a $50 room
deposit (not refundable after July 1), to the Residence Life Office.
Rent is paid by the semester upon receipt of a bill from the Revenue
Office and is not refundable after the room has been occupied ex¬
cept as outlined in the fee refund policy ad contained in the College
3. OCCUPANCY is required on the first day of classes and consistently
thereafter. Rooms unclaimed at the beginning of a semester or, in
the judgement of the College, not used continuously by the student
assigned will be forfeited and reassigned unless written permission
for late arrival or sustained absence has been given by the
Residence Life Office.
4. TERM OF OCCUPANCY and financial obligation to the College is for
the entire academic year unless permission is given to relocate tem¬
porarily (eg., for student teaching). All other exceptions must be
approved by the office for the Vice-President for Student Affairs.
5. ROOM ASSIGNMENTS, AND CHANGES are prerogatives of the
College and effected only by written authorization from the
Residence Life Office. In assignment, mutual roommate preference
will be honored where possible. Room changes are discouraged,
but may be authorized under special circumstances.
6. ACCESS to an assigned room is given to the student only during
regular academic sessions which require his presence on campus.
The student is required to vacate his or her room by the designated
closing times or by noon of the day following his final class or ex¬
7. VISITORS to residence halls and student rooms are permitted only
as authorized by College and hall regulations.
8. FACILITIES AND SERVICES provided by the College include bed,
mattress, dresser, desk and chair. Students must provide their own
pillow, linens, waste basket, toilet articles and such other
accessories as he/she may desire.
9. STUDENT OBLIGATION includes liability for — or insurance
against — personal property loss or damage (i.e., where legal
negligence of others does not pertain); care and cleaning of rooms
and maintenance of health and safety standards; payment for
damage to College property; purchase of a meal ticket; and
provision of a complete address to correspondents in order to
guarantee mail delivery.
10. PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES AND POSSESSIONS INCLUDE oc¬
cupancy by persons other than those assigned or registered
guests, commercial activities, tampering with fire or safety
equipment, illegal drugs, gambling, alcohol, moving College
property, ironing in students’ rooms, open flames, candles, cooking
in students’ rooms, gasoline, kerosene, oil, explosives, firearms or
other weapons, pets (except fish), tape, tacks or nails on painted
surfaces, refrigerators over 5 cu. ft., water beds, and the use of
darts or dart boards in students’ rooms.
11. INSPECTION of rooms for reasons of health, safety, maintenance or
to determine whether College policy is being violated, is a right
reserved by the College. Routine inspections do not include
searches, which may be conducted only with specified probable
cause, authorization from an ADRL or higher official, and the
presence of room occupants unless it is impossible to locate them
and give them sufficient notice. The College will, however,
recognize and respect the individuals’ right of privacy in all possible
FIREARMS PERMITS AND SAFETY
(1) All firearms must be registered through the Security Office.
(2) All firearms must be stored in gun lockers in the Security Office.
Students in possession of a state permit to carry a concealed
weapon must report directly to the Campus Chief of Police. The
student will be permitted to carry a concealed weapon only with the
additional understanding of both the Chief of Police and Dean of
(3) Firearms may be checked out of the Security Office at any time with
the proper identification.
(4) Security will maintain an in/out signed log identifying exact
date/times of firearm transfers. Each firearm will be identified on a
firearm registration form with an attached number affixed to the
weapon while in storage.
(5) Ammunition and hunting knives will also be maintained in the
(6) Students are to exercise extreme caution when transporting
firearms to and from the Security Office.
Although residence hall rooms are painted by the college according to
a regular maintenance schedule, some individuals may wish to change
the basic color or repaint their room ahead of schedule. The college
does allow such a student painting program but it is imperative that a
student check with his/her Assistant Director of Residence Life first to
get permission and become aware of the guidelines.
For basic health reasons, no pets (with the exception of fish) are
allowed to be kept in rooms or brought into the residence halls under
CAREER PLANNING AND PLACEMENT SERVICES
MR. THOMAS J. COSTELLO
Director, Career Planning
MR. FRANCIS J. KOLLAR
Assistant Director, Career
Planning and Placement
The Career Planning and Placement Service is maintained to counsel
students on career development and specifically to help students and
alumni plan further academic work or secure professional positions.
Assistance is provided so that the individual may correctly evaluate
himself/herself, assess employment opportunities, and select a
vocational area that can lead to personal growth and satisfaction.
I. The Student Placement Bureau is operated to fulfill the following
A. Assemble and keep a permanent record of the student’s
probable and actual employment potential and such other infor¬
mation as the student may wish to supply. This record will be dis¬
tributed to prospective employers upon their request.
B. Assist students in securing positions of employment.
C. Assist employers in securing qualified people to fill existing
D. Assist students to obtain summer employment.
E. Assist College Authorities in the gathering of information from
graduates and employers relative to the strengths and the
weaknesses of the College as part of the follow-up program.
II. The Student’s Placement Folder will contain:
A. A personal data sheet.
B. Three or more faculty recommendations.
C. An outside reference, one not affiliated with the College.
D. Recommendations for student teaching or other work ex¬
perience gained as a part of the candidate’s academic program.
E. An unofficial transcript of the student’s academic record.
CAREER COUNSELING SERVICES
Counseling is provided to help all students and alumni to (1) analyze
their aptitudes, interests, educational preparation, short- and long-range
goals; (2) obtain information concerning appropriate areas of oc¬
cupation; (3) investigate specific job opportunities; (4) prepare
themselves to conduct job campaigns and to present themselves effec¬
tively as candidates; (5) evaluate job offers; and (6) choose the oppor¬
tunity that will best satisfy their particular criteria. Throughout this
process, the director of placement establishes and maintains contact
with potential employers in the areas of education, government,
business and industry; represents the College and its students in
relations with employing organizations; and maintains contact with
regional and national placement organizations.
In addition to career planning, available assistance includes:
1. The development and permanent maintenance of cumulative
professional credentials for each registrant, which are sent to
prospective employers at the employer’s request.
2. Information on certification and examination requirements.
3. Posting notices of position vacancies.
4. Scheduling of on-campus interviews with professional recruiters for
teaching and professional positions.
5. A Career Development Library is maintained by the Career Plan¬
ning and Placement Service. Students may examine information
pertaining to careers in business, industrial, or educational settings
during regularly scheduled hours.
6. For those students anticipating study toward an advanced degree,
general information regarding programs and admission re¬
quirements of graduate schools is available. Also, information per¬
taining to assistantships, fellowships, and scholarships will be
posted periodically in the occupational library, Room 209, South
7. Seminars by the Placement Staff on the credential packet, letter and
resume writing, interview techniques, and job opportunities in
various fields are available for use in classes. Seminars on graduate
school, entrance examinations for graduate study, and women’s
careers are also conducted.
SUMMER OFF-CAMPUS EMPLOYMENT
The College wishes to impress prospective students that the location
of Mansfield State College in a rural, non-industrialized region of the
state greatly reduces the opportunities for outside part-time
employment. Further, with increased emphasis placed on scholastic at¬
tainment at this college, the number of hours in which a student may
engage in employment has tended to drop sharply in recent years. The
acquisition of off-campus employment is the responsibility of the in¬
dividual student although the Career Planning and Placement Services
may be able to provide some limited job vacancy information. There has,
however, been made available to qualified applicants, some part-time
off-campus State and Federal Workstudy Program employment.
Additional information may be obtained in the Office of the Director of
Student Financial Aid. The Career Planning and Placement Office main¬
tains a current listing of Summer job vacancies throughout the state and
nation as they are received.
COLLEGE HEALTH SERVICES
MRS. MARGARET JONES
Doane Health Center
The College Health Service operates in a modern, fully equipped
facility which provides every convenience necessary for the health needs
of students, who are served by a physician and registered nurses.
Hospital care is provided at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital
in Wellsboro, in addition to care rendered in the 18-bed infirmary at the
The services of the Health Center are extended to all students of Mans¬
field State College. These services include a preventative health
program which consists of tuberculin testing administered to all seniors
to meet graduation requirements and to all personnel working with the
food services associated with the college. Influenza immunization clinics
are held in the fall in October and November.
Allergy vaccine is administered to students if it has been prescribed by
their physician; such injections will be given while the doctor is in the
Members of the health staff work to furnish a thorough but friendly and
individual service to which a student may come for help of any sort. You
are urged to consult the Health Center at any time for purposes of
diagnosing suspected contagious diseases or other illnesses. Since
medical records and consultation are entirely confidential, there is no
possibility of embarrassment to the student and consequently no reason
for avoiding diagnosis.
Students who are ill are encouraged to report to the Health Center to
be evaluated and treated by the nurses and the college physician, and
where conditions indicate, admission to the infirmary is encouraged.
Infirmary services are available twenty-four hours a day during the
time the College is in session.
CHARGE TO STUDENTS
The following charges, payable at the Revenue Office, are made to
students staying in the infirmary:
Day Students — $3.25 per day for dining room service, no charge for
Residence Hall students — no charge
Medications and treatment are dispensed to students at a very minimal
charge, depending on the type of medication prescribed.
Monday through Friday — 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
(Except 12:00-1:00 p.m. — emergencies only).
4:00 p.m.-12:00 p.m. midnight.
12:00 midnight-8:00 a.m.
At 11:00 p.m. the Health Center is closed and only emergency cases
are seen after this hour.
Saturday and Sunday — the Health Center is open from 8:00 a.m.-8:00
p.m. After these hours a nurse is on call at the Health Center and may be
reached by phone. The number is 662-4398.
COLLEGE PHYSICIAN’S HOURS
Monday through Friday — 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon
Except for emergencies, all students wishing to see the doctor should
come to the Infirmary at these hours. If necessary, an excuse for class or
being late to class can be issued.
Monday through Friday — 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: The above hours apply if the Infirmary is open.
There shall be no more than two visitors in one room at a time. Stop at
the nurse’s desk to see if visiting is permissible.
The above visiting regulations are in line with general procedures to in¬
sure that the nurses and doctor can carry out their many functions and to
insure the proper amount of rest for the patients.
STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN
Mansfield State College offers its full-time students, through Higham,
Neilson, Whitridge & Reid, Inc., a comprehensive hospital, surgical, and
medical insurance program which provides twelve-month protection
against the cost of injury or illness. This policy covers the student not
only while at school, but during school holidays, summer vacations and
other times when the student is away from the college.
Full-time students will be covered under the plan effective September
1 through the next August 31, provided they register, and pay the in¬
surance fee appearing in the student bill by registration date.
Students who do not register until the start of the second semester will
be covered when the second semester begins through August 31 provid¬
ed they register and pay the insurance fee appearing in the student bill
by registration date.
Coverage includes such areas as hospital bills, surgical benefits,
diagnostic X-ray and laboratory examinations, and numerous other
areas. For complete information ask for a brochure from the Office of the
Vice President for Student Affairs.
THE COUNSELING CENTER
DR. W. MICHAEL
The Counseling Center assists students in making decisions related to
the immediate problems of college adjustment and to broader problems
of effective living. Students are invited to make an appointment for help
or to simply stop by at their convenience. Typical problems might be the
strengthening of academic performance, developing career plans, solv¬
ing personal concerns, improving study habits, or improving personal
With a professional counselor, the student may explore freely and en¬
tirely IN CONFIDENCE, any problems or feelings which are important to
him/her, to assess individual make-up, to acquire increased self¬
understanding and sensitivity to others, and to grow in the direction of
The Center is open Mondays through Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:15
p.m. Counselors are also available to meet with you in dorm rooms or
other locations comfortable to the student. The services of the center are
available free of charge to all MSC students and staff. All members of the
college community are encouraged to avail themselves of these services
whatever the nature or seriousness of the problem.
Appointments may be made by calling Extensions 4064 or 4065, or by
coming to the Haverly House at 1st and Clinton Streets. You may choose
a counselor to see. If there is no preference you will be assigned the
earliest available time.
THE COUNSELING INTERVIEW
All interviews take place in private offices and may last as long as one
hour. Sometimes interviews are merely for the purpose of gaining infor¬
mation, in which case only one meeting is necessary. Often, however, the
client and the counselor agree that further sessions may be helpful.
Counseling usually begins with the counselor encouraging the client to
talk freely about his/her concerns. The counselor listens, tries to under¬
stand, attempts to clarify, and helps the client become objective and
make decisions with which he/she will be satisfied. Counseling is not
simply a matter of receiving advice; it is a process of thinking through
and clarifying situations with the professional help of another interested
Again, NO information disclosed in a counseling interview is given to
anyone without express written permission of the client.
Counseling may be supplemented by means of tests. They are design¬
ed to provide the student with more information about personal in¬
terests, academic abilities, personal characteristics, study skills, and
The abrupt change from high school to the demand of college
classwork is sometimes difficult to make. Counseling can help students
improve study methods and motivation, participate more effectively in
class discussion, increase confidence and skill in taking tests, and
assure themselves the necessary environment and emotional maturity
for efficient performance.
MRS. ESTHER C. ROBERTS
Director, Financial Aid
DR. ENRICO A. SERINE
The Office of Student Financial Aid exists to provide information and
money to students. It attempts to inform the student population of
application procedures and deadlines, of the types of aid available, the
eligibility requirements and other pertinent data.
As a state college, Mansfield’s tuition costs are substantially lower than
those of private colleges; the public subsidy is reflected in the fees to all
students. While remaining committed to offering financial aid to able
students who can show evidence of financial need, Mansfield State
College must, however, recognize that the basic financial responsibility
of acquiring a higher education continues to be the obligation of the
student and his family.
Matriculation at Mansfield State College is by semester; the college ex¬
pects each entering student to be able to meet the expenses of the up¬
coming term without assistance unless such aid has been previously
arranged and confirmed.
The following points are emphasized:
(1) A new student (prospective Freshman or Transfer) should not file
application for aid before his admission has been confirmed by
the Director of Admissions and the Advance Registration Deposit
has been paid to the College and acknowledged. Inquiries should
then be made to the Office of Student Financial Aid, Mansfield
State College. The Financial Aid brochure is available from the
Admissions or Student Financial Aid offices.
(2) Any student requesting financial aid must have filed the Financial
Aid Form with the College Scholarship Service, Princeton, New
Jersey. That agency will then advise the college of its objective
analysis as to the student’s (or student’s family) ability to finance
his own education at Mansfield State College. The Office of
Student Financial Aid utilizes this information when considering
applications for all forms of student aid. Responsiblility for filing
the confidential statement rests with the student; help may be
secured from high school principals and guidance counselors.
The FAF information sheet is not an application for financial aid;
financial aid applications may be obtained from the financial aid
office. The College catalogue describes in detail programs and
procedures for application. Details on all programs and
scholarships may be obtained at the Office of Student Financial
PART-TIME CAMPUS EMPLOYMENT
Part-time student employment at the College is available in the dining
hall, library, dormitories, grounds and buildings, college union facilities,
and offices. Such employment is awarded to students who have shown
evidence of financial need. These positions are normally filled by up¬
perclassmen, but a limited number of positions are open to freshmen.
Requests for student employment are made after formal acceptance and
payment of the advance registration deposit. Applications are available
from and submitted to the Office of Student Financial Aid. Students must
have a current FAF on file to establish eligibility.
Part-time State and Federal Workstudy Program employment is
available at the college. For details see the Director of Student Financial
The following scholarships are awarded by various sponsors in
cooperation with Mansfield State College. Applications are available
from the Office of Student Financial Aid, 107 SH.
W.H. COLEGROVE SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS. Annual awards of $100
each to two deserving young women residents of Tioga County, Penn¬
sylvania, are made for the purpose of aiding the recipients in defraying
college expenses. These scholarships are not customarily available to
THEODORE PRESSER FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP GRANT. The
College receives annually a grant of $400 for financing grants to out¬
standing junior and senior students majoring in Music Education. Grants
are awarded by the Music Department with the approval of the President
of the College. Applications for these grants should be made to the
Chairperson of the Music Education Department. Grants are made for
undergraduate work for the forthcoming academic year.
THOMAS HOLLERAN SCHOLARSHIP. A grant of $1,000 annually to
be awarded to a student from Potter County, Pennsylvania, who meets
the stipulated criteria. Further information may be obtained at the Finan¬
cial Aid Office.
JONATHAN GEORGE MARCH SCHOLARSHIP. An award of $400
each semester for a student with need who is a resident of Tioga County
and who may have had a previous record of academic under¬
PHEAA GRANTS. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, through the
Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency, has developed an
extensive scholarship program based on computed financial need.
Further information and applications may be obtained from the Office of
Student Financial Aid.
BASIC OPPORTUNITY GRANT (BOG). Awardable for the first time to
entering freshmen in September 1973, the federally funded Basic Op¬
portunity Grant established an entitlement to aid based on need.
Students apply independently each year on forms which may be obtain¬
ed through the Office of Student Financial Aid, High School Guidance
Offices or Post Offices.
SUPPLEMENTARY EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY GRANTS (SEOG).
A successor to the Federal Education Opportunity Grants (EOG) and
designed to aid students of exceptional need. Students must file an aid
application and current Financiai Aid Form to qualify. For details, inquire
at the Office of Student Financial Aid, Room 109, South Hall.
NATIONAL DIRECT STUDENT LOANS. NDSL’s, to a maximum of $1 ,-
000 per year, are available through Mansfield State College to students
with demonstrated need who have filed current Financial Aid Forms
and applications. With the cancellation and deferment features, these
federally subsidized loans have aided many students with documented
THE STATE HIGHER EDUCATION LOANS. These are loans with in¬
terest subsidy insured by the Federal Government and are available
through the cooperation of banks. To obtain interest benefits, Financial
Aid Form should be filed by the student; loans are normally made to a
maximum of $2,000 per academic year or documented need.
THE ROBERT A. FARRELL FUND. A memorial to a former professor,
this fund and the Class of 1969 and 1970 Loan Fund have served as
resources for emergency loans for a large number of students; they are
administered through the Office of Student Financial Aid.
A Financial Aid Brochure, available to all students, explains in detail all
of the programs; students are encouraged to call at the Office of Student
Financial Aid at any time to discuss their individual financial problems,
and to pre-plan a schedule for meeting future college costs with a
“package” which may include scholarship, part-time employment and
Under present regulations, student veterans are eligible for a variety of
aid in addition to their Gl Benefits; all aid of course depends on residual
need. Processing of Gl Benefits and financial advice to Veterans is an
additional function of the Financial Aid Office.
THE AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/DESEGREGATION OFFICE, in com-
pliance with all applicable federal regulations:
— monitors progress toward meeting the goals of affirmative ac¬
— acts as a mediator in resolving complaints of discrimination
— works to make the college community aware of Mansfield State
College’s commitment to equal opportunity
— encourages the development and implementation of programs at
the College which will assure equal opportunity
— collects and disseminates information relative to affirmative ac¬
tion/desegregation laws, plans and programs.
The HUMAN RELATIONS PLANNING COMMITTEE which is concern¬
ed with the desegregation effort on the campus is responsible for:
— identifying racial problem areas in campus life
— communicating to the campus and community about all aspects of
— expanding efforts to recruit and retain minority students and staff
— seeking to change prejudicial attitudes toward minorities on and off
Please direct inquiries concerning affirmative action/desegregation to
Barbara T. Paskvan, Affirmative Action Officer, Alumni Hall, Exten¬
EQUAL EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM
MR. DAVID H. RUSSELL
Director, Special Programs
MR. WILLIAM S. CHABALA
Counselor, Special Programs
DR. PAUL HAFER
MRS. CELESTE SEXAUER
Reading Specialist and
The Equal Opportunity Program at Mansfield State College is a special
admissions program for students who do not meet regular admissions
criteria. The program is designed to assist individuals who have
demonstrated qualities that would enable them to succeed in college.
The Equal Education Opportunity Program provides the opportunity for
enrollment at MSC.
At present there are two academic programs under the EOP: Act 101
and the Academic Opportunity Program. Supportive services, i.e.,
tutoring, professional counseling, financial and academic advisement
are provided as integral components of both programs.
However, under Act 101 financial aid based on need is emphasized
and students must demonstrate financial eligibility.
The program is committed to assure equal education opportunity for
all persons, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry,
sex or age.
Building identification — The Main Library is located on the 3rd and
4th floor of Alumni Hall. The Education Library is located on the ground
floor of Retan Center. The Music Library is located on the 3rd floor of
The three Mansfield State College Libraries, Main, Retan, and Butler,
are planned to provide materials to support curricular assignments, in¬
dependent study, and personal interests. In addition, most of the Library
Faculty are assigned to student service activities of reference assistance
and teaching the efficient use of libraries in both one-to-one and
classroom situations. All questions concerning informational needs and
the use of collections should be directed to the librarians at the
Reference Desk in each Library.
1. Materials that are circulated include books, pamphlets, government
documents, pictures, filmstrips, film loops, kits, transparencies,
certain microforms, microform readers, cassettes and cassette
players. Non-circulating materials include periodicals, reserve
books, and reference books. Periodicals and some reserved
materials may be charged out a half hour before the library closes
but must be returned during the first half hour when the library is
next open. All library materials, including non-circulation materials,
in the Main Library may be charged out for use in its Study Hall.
2. Materials generally circulate for four weeks with the provision that
the library may recall the item for immediate return after two weeks.
If needed for Reserve, an item may be recalled before two weeks.
Failure to return recalled items within three days of notification will
initiate a fine of ten cents a day.
3. In the lobby of the Main Library, patrons may smoke, drink
beverages, and eat snacks. With the exception of smoking in the
Main Library’s conference rooms, patrons may not smoke, drink or
eat in any other areas of the Main Library or in the Butler and Retan
Center Libraries. Pets and the use of chewing tobacco are for¬
bidden in all areas of the libraries.
4. Each library maintains a control desk close to the main exit where
patrons must present all materials in their possession for inspection
to ensure that all library materials have been properly charged out.
Patrons who wish to avoid examination of bags, brief cases, etc.
may check them at the same desk upon entering the library.
The fine for overdue reserve materials, periodicals and non-circulating
materials that are charged out under special circumstances is 25$ per
hour up to a maximum of $1.00 a day.
All other overdue materials carry fines of 10$ per day.
When an overdue item is returned without payment of the fine, a fine
card is made out with a minimum fine of $1.00.
Overdue notices are sent periodically only as a courtesy.
Main Library and Retan Center Library
Monday-Thursday . 8: °0 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
Friday . 8:00 a m " 4:15 P- m -
Saturday .10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Sunday .1:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Study Hall (Main Library only): Sun.-Wed. . . 10:00 p.m.-12:30 a.m.
Butler Center Library
Monday-Thursday . 8; 00 a.m.- 4:15 p.m. &
7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Friday .8:00 a.m.- 4:15 p.m.
Sunday .1:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Any changes In hours are posted at the entrances to the libraries.
COMPUTER EDUCATIONAL CENTER
The Computer Educational Center provides centralized computing
services for the instructional, research and administrative computing
needs of Mansfield State College. The computer facility is open for use to
all students; see the Information section below for where to acquire your
computer ID. In addition to the maintenance and operation of the central
computer equipment, the Center offers professional services in
facilitating the use of computers in the academic community. These ser¬
vices include consulting for students, faculty and staff; systems design
and programming for college-wide projects; non-credit seminars on the
use of computers; a library of computer programs and reference
materials; and tours and talks for classes.
LOCATION AND EQUIPMENT
There are two facilities managed by the Computer Educational Center
on campus — the Central Computer Facility and the Educational
Resource Center; both are described below.
THE CENTRAL COMPUTER FACILITY
The Central Computer is a UNIVAC 90/60 running under a virtual
memory operating system called VS/9. This operating system is capable
of supporting batch, interactive, and teleprocessing applications. (For
more details, see the VS/9 User Guide. A reference copy is in the Center
and is available for loan through the library, and purchase through the
bookstore.) The following equipment is housed at the Central site.
Quan tity Descrip tion
Capacity or Speed
1 Line Printer
1 Card Reader
3 Tape Drives
3 Disk Drives
20 Asynchronous ports
2 Synchronous ports
100 MB each
THE COMPUTER EDUCATIONAL RESOURCE CENTER
An open use area for students and faculty contains interactive ter¬
minals and a remote job entry station.
Presently, terminals are available for use in the following locations: 110
North Hall, Grant Science Center, and South Hall.
Tektronix Graphics Display Terminal
Other terminals are maintained by various academic departments
within the College.
Potential Terminal Uses
1. Computer Assisted Instruction
c) Programming Instructions
3. Program and Data Screening
5. Educational Games
Remote Job Entry Station (RJE)
RJE (Remote Job Entry) — consists of a medium-speed line printer
and card reader for processing batch jobs. Computer programs on
punched cards can be input to the computer, and high speed printed
output can be obtained from the computer by using this equipment.
The Remote Job Entry Equipment is located in Room 114, North Hall,
and is controlled by student assistants. It is open for students, faculty
and staff use from Monday through Thursday from 8:00 A.M. to 10:00
P.M.; Fridays, weekends, holidays, and summer hours are more restric¬
tive. Actual schedules are posted at the Resource Center and in the
reception area of the Central Facility Room, 125 Alumni Hall.
The Remote Job Entry Station (RJE), keypunches, consultants, and
work area are intended for use during published Center open hours. The
facility is designed to handle small jobs on a demand basis, with
overload emergencies and large jobs handled through other Center
Jobs may be submitted through the facility by two methods. First, the
user may operate the equipment, or secondly, cards may be left in input
trays, run by an operator, and output placed in mail boxes. Input for
large jobs will also be left in input trays and the processing controlled by
For more information on what is available, or who to contact, pick up a
leaflet from the bulletin board in the south hallway of the first floor of
North Hall. A Users Guide to the Center is also available. A reference
copy can be obtained from a consultant in Room 114 or a copy can be
purchased from the bookstore.
If all else fails, call Mr. Schroeder, Assistant Director, Instructional and
Research Services, at 4497.
MANSFIELD UNITED CAMPUS MINISTRY
The Mansfield United Campus Ministry represents, through its
ecumenical presence, the Church on campus and the Christian concern
for the spiritual dimension in the development of the whole person.
Through word, witness and worship it fosters among students and
faculty a ministry of service rooted in faith, hope and love. The service
takes the form of a variety of programs designed to meet not only the
needs of the college community but also the needs of the community at
large, such as ministry to the aged and orphans, workshops and
seminars on contemporary religious issues, prayer and Bible study
groups, folk liturgies and experimental worship.
Two full-time campus ministers are engaged in the program: Sister
Margot Worfolk, who is serving under the appointment of the Roman
Catholic Diocese of Scranton, and a staff person who represents the
Associated Protestant Congregations.
The Campus Interfaith Center is located at 21 N. Academy St. It is
opened to students of all denominations for informal gatherings, worship
Further information about programs and personal involvement can be
obtained through the Campus Ministry Office, 210 South Hall (phone
662-4431) or the Campus Interfaith Center (662-7372).
OFFICE OF PUBLIC INFORMATION
The Office of Public Information has several roles. It is a news agency
for the college and it is a publications office. In its capacity as a news
agency, the office develops news stories about college events, people at
the college, intercollegiate sports — almost anything newsworthy at
MSC. The office sends these stories to newspapers, television stations
and radio stations throughout Pennsylvania and also in other states. In
its capacity as a publications office, Public Information supervises the
development and printing of college publications which are distributed
off campus. The office supplies graphic arts, photographic, writing and
editing services. The office also develops advertisements and advertis¬
ing campaigns, such as those for Continuing Education and for Mans¬
field Festival Theatre.
STUDENT ACTIVITIES OFFICE
MR. CLARENCE J. CRISP
The Student Activities Program at Mansfield is organized by students
to provide their fellow students with those types of organizations and ac¬
tivities that meet the demands and needs of the student presently on
campus. These extra-curricular opportunities are provided year round
and are partially supported by the students through the activity fee and
an occasional admission charge. The entire program, whatever the time
of year, is designed to expand the possible learning environment for
each participating student.
All of the organizations and activities currently active on campus have
been listed on the following pages.
POLICIES AND RULES GOVERNING
CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS
RULES GOVERNING OFFICE HOLDING
Scholastic requirement for seniors, juniors, sophomores and second
semester freshmen is an average of C, or 2.0 at the time of the elections.
Requirement for first semester freshmen is to have a ranking in the up¬
per half of the high school class.
Student organizations are active only during the academic college
year, September through May.
The college will not assume any responsibility for the collection of any
financial account of any member of campus organizations not subsidiz¬
ed by the Student Government Association.
HAZING AND INITIATION ACTIVITIES
The College believes that true fraternalism is nurtured in an at¬
mosphere of social and moral responsibility, respect for duly constituted
authority, and loyalty to the principles of higher education.
We further believe that while social behavior cannot be legislated, a
fraternity without morally sound precepts and practices is not a con¬
structive influence upon college students.
We .further believe that a fraternity has a solemn obligation in the
development of its pledges and members and that this responsibility ex¬
tends alike to the institutions where it is represented; to parents and
others who make possible the education of pledges and members; to the
communities where chapters are accountable for good citizenship; and
to the college fraternity system of which it is a part.
We further believe, despite the fact that much progress has been
made, that one of the most damaging instruments to the fraternity
system is the employment of a program of education, which includes
hazing, and that this unproductive, ridiculous and hazardous custom has
no rightful place in the fraternity system.
The College defines hazing as any action taken or situation created, in¬
tentionally, whether on or off fraternity premises, to produce mental or
physical discomfort, embarrassment, harassment or ridicule. Such ac¬
tivities and situations include paddling in any form; creation of excessive
fatigue; physical and psychological shocks; quests, treasure hunts,
scavenger hunts, road trips or any other such activities carried on out¬
side the confines of the house; wearing, publicly, apparel which is con¬
spicuous and not normally in good taste; engaging in public stunts and
buffoonery; morally degrading or humiliating games and activities; late
work sessions which interfere with scholastic activities; and any other ac¬
tivities which are not consistent with fraternal law, ritual or policy or the
regulations and policies of the educational institution.
REGISTERING AN EVENT
All events which are open to the entire campus must be registered and
cleared on the Activities Calendar before the 22nd of the month prior to
the event. Special Events Forms, to register an event, are available in the
Dean of Students Office, Room 209, Memorial Hall, and must be sub¬
mitted at least two weeks prior to the event.
College classrooms, auditoriums and gymnasiums are available for
use by student organizations. Information and appropriate forms for
reserving facilities and scheduling events should be obtained at the
Dean of Students Office, Room 209, Memorial Hall.
The rooms are available at no charge unless it is an event which incurs
a small janitorial or security service charge. Use of facilities by off-
campus groups may require a rental charge.
RECOGNITION OF STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS
An organization that receives college recognition is authorized to use
the name of the college, to utilize college physical facilities, to utilize the
services of Mansfield State College and to recruit and accept members
from the college community. Organizations who receive college
recognition, may then petition the Student Government Association for
recognition by that body. Applications for recognition are available in the
Dean of Students’ Office, 209 MH.
FUNDING OF STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS
College Community Services, Inc., has designated the SGA and its
Committee of Finance to allocate the Student Activities fees to various
campus organizations. Organizations that wish to be supported by the
Activities fee should contact the Chairperson of the Committee of
Finance at the SGA office or the Dean of Students Office, 209 MH.
CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS
ALL RESIDENCE HALL COUNCIL
A group composed of representatives from each residence hall, the All
Residence Hall Council’s main responsibility is to help provide for the
development of improved campus residence hall living, and to strive
toward higher standards of social life and academic work.
To meet these goals, the Council, in conjunction with the individual hall
councils, plans programs of an educational, social and recreational
nature. In addition, it provides financial support for these programs and
for the purchase of recreational equipment (T.V.’s, ping pong tables,
pool tables, etc.) for the halls.
ALPHA PSI OMEGA (Dramatics)
Alpha Psi Omega is a national honorary dramatics fraternity. It
provides an honor society for those doing a high standard of work in
dramatics. As students participate in departmental productions they are
awarded points which qualify them for election to membership in the
fraternity. Students must also be active members of Players.
ART STUDENTS GUILD
The Art Students Guild is established to elevate the standards and
quality of art experiences and provide opportunities for exposure to art
related fields. Meetings are announced and held at the Art Haus, South
Academy Street. Members must attend and participate in a majority of
the guild functions.
ASSOCIATION FOR COMPUTER MACHINERY
The Association for Computer Machinery is an international computer-
oriented organization that offers computer science majors, as well as
other interested individuals, an opportunity to actively participate in the
latest developments of the computer world. Regular voting members pay
annual $11.00 membership charges, associate membership (for not
more than one year) is free. Meetings are held approximately once a
month. The purpose of the ACM is to provide a working contact between
the computer industry and computer-minded students at MSC.
BLACK AWARENESS ASSOCIATION
The purpose of the Black Awareness Association is to create a Black
academic and social atmosphere for the Black students on our campus,
and also to enhance the future enrollment of Blacks by instilling in them
a personal interest in our college.
Membership in the Black Awareness Association is open to all Mans¬
field State College students, faculty and staff who are interested and
concerned with the Black cause, regardless of race, creed or color.
Campus 4-H, a national organization, welcomes previous and new
members. This club is an equal opportunity service based club; it works
with local and surrounding 4-H clubs in Tioga County.
The Carontawan is Mansfield’s Yearbook. The word Carontawan
(pronounced car*on»te*wan) is of Indian origin, meaning small town or
a big hill. The yearbook is a reflection of Mansfield’s student life, through
the efforts of its staff and advisor. Interested students are welcome to
attend meetings on Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. in 211 Memorial Hall.
CHEMISTRY CLUB - A.C.S. STUDENT AFFILIATE CHAPTER
The objectives of this chapter are to afford an opportunity for students
of Chemistry and related disciplines to become better acquainted, to
secure the intellectual stimulation that arises from professional
association, to obtain experience in preparing and presenting technical
material before chemical audiences, to foster a professional spirit
among the members, to instill a professional pride in chemistry and to
foster an awareness of the responsibilities and challenges of the modern
The chapter sponsors various guest lectures, films, and other special
projects such as trips to Industrial Research Groups, Universities, and
Chess players can engage in casual play, skittles, and tournament
competition as members of the Mansfield State College Chess Club. The
club sponsors its own tournaments, and it arranges for intercollegiate
play. In addition, club members have access to chess books and the ad¬
vice of experienced, officially-rated players. Beginners should not
hesitate to come, however, because all games, except tournament
games, are played for fun.
MSC cheerleading is open to everyone, male and female, who has an
interest in leading cheers. The cheerleaders are made up of three
squads — football, basketball and wrestling. Tryouts are held in the
spring of the year for football, while the basketball and wrestling squads
try out in the fall. To be an MSC cheerleader you must show “Dedication”
to your school and to your squad. Come out, show your spirit, and sup¬
port the WINNING team.
MSC COLLEGE PLAYERS
College Players is the dramatics group on the campus. Several shows
are put on each year for the campus and the community. Students have
an opportunity to act, as well as work in technical areas. Membership is
open to all interested students.
The College Republicans is affiliated with the State College Council
Young Republicans. The goal of the club is to stimulate interest in
college students for political activities and governmental affairs from a
COLLEGE UNION BOARD
The College Union Board (CUB) is the campus student activity
programming board composed of, and open to all, MSC students. It is
presided over by a Student Board of Directors who are responsible for
effective social, cultural and educational programs on campus. The
Board is advised by the Director of Student Activities.
The College Union Board provides weekly entertainment in the form of
dances, concerts, lectures, mini-concerts, coffeehouses, touring shows,
movies and various other activities. In addition, there are special
weekends such as Parent’s Weekend, Homecoming Weekend, Winter
Weekend and Spring Weekend.
The funds for the operation of College Union Board are allocated by
the Committee of Finance of the Student Government Association. CUB
Offices are located in Room 215, Memorial Hall.
COMPUTERS AND BUSINESS CLUB
The purpose of the Computers and Business Club is to stimulate in¬
terest in the fields of business and computing; to encourage the ex¬
change of ideas and information in these two interrelated fields; to
provide a forum for active discussion; and to provide an opportunity for
students in these areas to actively participate in all of its functions.
Membership is open to all students enrolled at Mansfield State College
who are registered (full- or part-time) as Business Administration Ma¬
jors, Information Processing majors, or others interested in these areas.
Regular meetings are held, and the time and place are announced well in
THE COUNCIL FOR EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN
OMEGA RHO CHAPTER
The Council for Exceptional Children is an affiliate of the national
organization of the same name. Membership in our college chapter is
open to all college students and especially those interested in working
with children who are mentally or physically handicapped.
Regular meetings provide opportunities for members to meet and talk
with specialists in the field. The organization also plans other activities of
interest to the group such as sponsoring parties for area special class
children. Visits are made to special schools and institutions. Included in
the national dues is a professional journal published monthly.
CRIMINAL JUSTICE CLUB
The purpose of the Criminal Justice Club is to promote interest and
understanding of the Criminal Justice System through various activities.
The organization, open to all interested students, provides the oppor¬
tunity for the members to come in close contact with professionals in the
areas of Law Enforcement, Corrections, and our Court System.
DELTA PHI ALPHA (German)
DELTA PHI ALPHA is a national German honorary society which is
dedicated to fostering the study of the German language and culture and
to promoting fellowship among students in German, at both the un¬
dergraduate and graduate level.
Eligibility for undergraduate membership: 1) at least sophomore stand¬
ing, 2) registration in a German course at the third year level or above,
3) at least a B- (2.7) overall average and a B + (3.3) average in German
ELEMENTARY EDUCATION ASSOCIATION
The Elementary Education Association is an organization for Elemen¬
tary Education majors. It provides activities to further the professional
goals of the students in the department, to develop a unity within the
department and to provide an atmosphere in which students and faculty
may relate in a constructive manner. Activities include: speakers, field
trips, and socializing.
MSC EQUESTRIAN CLUB
The Mansfield State Equestrian Club provides the opportunity for
students who are interested in horses to develop a knowledge of equine
care and to improve their riding skills. Activities include lessons, trail
rides, picnics, and the sponsoring of and participation in local horse
shows. Interested members also attend the annual Pennsylvania
National Horse Show at Harrisburg during October.
The Flashlight is published weekly by the students of Mansfield State
College. A wide variety of service opportunities are available for staff
members, including reporting, typing, designing, selling and taking
FOREIGN STUDENTS CLUB
Our Club is open to anyone. Sharing of information and experiences
from different life-styles and cultures is an on-going process for club
members. All students, foreign or domestic, are welcome to participate.
The MSC Forensic Society represents Mansfield in intercollegiate
speech contests. Each year the Forensic Society travels over 5,000 miles
to attend fifteen intercollegiate speech tournaments. MSC competes in
more than 1,000 rounds of speaking against 100 colleges and univer¬
sities. Society members compete in debate, extemporaneous, impromp¬
tu, persuasive, after-dinner and oral interpretation. The MSC Forensic
Society ranks in the top 10% of colleges and universities in the country.
The French Club wants to promote understanding of the language and
culture of French-speaking peoples. Club meetings are open to all in¬
terested and provide activities serving the organization’s objectives.
GAMMA THETA NU (Oral Interpretation)
Gamma Theta Nu was established in October, 1970 at the Annual
Convention of the Speech Communication Association of Pennsylvania.
The Society is now a national honorary society with active chapters in
Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., and Virginia. The purpose of this
society is to band together, honor, and recognize selected col¬
lege/university and high school persons who have demonstrated ex¬
cellence in the communicative arts of oral interpretation, readers
theatre, or chamber theatre. The membership of this Society is limited to
those who have participated in the previously mentioned interpretative
arts. In order to qualify for membership in the Alpha Alpha Chapter the
student must: a) be a member of MSC’s Oral Interpretation Society, b)
participate in a variety of oral interpretation and readers theatre ac¬
tivities, contests, and festivals; and c) demonstrate competency in at
least three of eight capacities such as director, reader, script adapter,
etc. Mansfield State College was the first college/university to be granted
a charter to establish a chapter of Ganhma Theta Nu.
The History Club provides activities for those students who either per¬
sonally, professionally or both are interested in the field of history. Spon¬
sored by the Department of History, the club benefits members by
organizing and sponsoring movies, speakers, and various other
INTER-VARSITY CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP
Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship is an international organization of
Christian students. The Mansfield Chapter sponsors many activities,
such as regular fellowship meetings at which a variety of programs are
presented: Bible studies, movies, speakers, and many activities to serve
the campus and community. The main objective of Inter-Varsity is to
provide aid and fellowship to each person who wishes to participate in its
activities and encourage each member to come to a fuller and more per¬
sonal knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ.
KAPPA DELTA PI
Kappa Delta Pi, an Honor Society in Education, aims to encourage
high professional, intellecutal, and personal standards and to recognize
outstanding contributions to education. To this end it invites to
membership such persons as exhibit commendable personal qualities,
worthy educational ideals, and sound scholarship.
Juniors having six and Seniors having twelve semester hours of
education and who rank in the upper quintile of their class are eligible to
be considered for membership. It is a distinct honor and a recognition of
educational achievement to be invited to join Beta Rho Chapter of Kappa
KAPPA KAPPA PSI
Kappa Kappa Psi is a national fraternity whose purpose is to honor
outstanding bandsmen through membership. The membership also
serves as a service organization to the band program. To be eligible for
membership, students must have completed at least one semester of
band participation and be regularly enrolled members of the college
band program. A minimum cumulative grade point ratio of 2.00 is also
required. Any student meeting these requirements and demonstrating
outstanding qualities of leadership and musicianship may be selected
KAPPA OMICRON PHI (Home Economics)
Kappa Omicron Phi is a national honor society with membership in the
Association of College Honor Societies. The first chapter was founded
December 11, 1922 in Maryville, Missouri. Alpha Beta Chapter was
founded in August 1948. To be eligible, a home economics student must
have completed eight semester hours in home economics and be in the
upper thirty-five percent of the class. The purpose of this honor society is
to further the best interests of home economics by recognizing and en¬
couraging scholastic excellence, developing leadership abilities, foster¬
ing professional activities and interests, and promoting fellowship
among faculty and students of the profession.
Founded at the University of Kansas in 1916 by the wife of a Methodist
minister, Kappa Phi is historically linked to the United Methodist Church.
However, its membership is open to any university woman who finds in¬
terest and meaning in the organization and its principles.
Kappa Phi is independent and self-supported by its members. All fees
and dues are kept minimal so that no one will be excluded from
membership because of lack of funds.
The aim of Kappa Phi is to provide a Christian sisterhood for university
women which will promote the spiritual growth and active participation of
each member in the church and community of today and tomorrow.
Lambda Sigma is a national honorary service organization for second
year college students. Alpha Epsilon is the active chapter on the MSC
campus. Founded as Swannes in 1969, the colony achieved national
leadership in the ensuing year. Men and women are invited to
membership at the termination of their freshman year on the basis of
their scholarship, leadership, service, and fellowship. Members in their
sophomore year serve the college community in a voluntary capacity in
THE LATTER-DAY SAINT STUDENT ASSOCIATION
The Latter-day Saint Student Association is part of the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-day Saints. Our purpose is to provide fellowship for
students who are members or friends of the Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints and to further the goals of the Church at Mansfield
State College. Meetings are held weekly and no one shall be excluded
from membership on the basis of sex, race, creed or color. Anyone who
is interested and willing to live the standards of the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-day Saints may become a member. Meetings are open to
The Mathematics Club is an organization to meet the needs and in¬
terests of the members, mathematically or otherwise, to better the com¬
munications between students and faculty and to encourage students
into statewide organizations. Some of the activities include: speakers,
field trips, helping the Mathematics Department, and socializing.
MUSIC EDUCATORS NATIONAL CONFERENCE (MENC)
Student Chapter No. 162
The MENC Student Chapter of MSC is an organization open to all
students and faculty interested in the music education field. The purpose
of the group is to create interest and provide information concerning
current issues in the profession. Guest speakers, clinicians and perform¬
ing groups are featured at monthly meetings.
NATIONAL ART EDUCATORS ASSOCIATION
The National Art Educators Association is open to all students in¬
terested in expanding their knowledge in Art Education. The purpose of
the organization is: (1) to raise and maintain a high quality of art
education on campus and in the community; (2) to gain greater insight
and perspective about the teaching of art and contemporary concepts in
art education; (3) to sponsor service projects such as exhibitions, field
trips, speakers, etc.; (4) to promote an exchange of ideas in art
education; (5) to instill a cooperative attitude between faculty members
of the Art Department and students interested and involved in art.
OMICRON DELTA KAPPA
Omicron Delta Kappa is a national honorary society which recognizes
outstanding contributions in leadership by junior and senior students. In¬
vitations are extended to both men and women on the initial basis of 64
hours and a 3.0 QPA. Final selection is based on overall scholarship,
leadership, and service to the campus and community.
OMICRON GAMMA PI
Omicron Gamma Pi, College Chapter of the Pennsylvania Home
Economics Association, is affiliated with the American Home Economics
Association. It is open to all home economics students at Mansfield State
College. The purpose of this professional organization is to stimulate in¬
terest in home economics for the betterment of its members.
Omicron members have the opportunity to attend and participate in
professional state meetings as well as chapter ones. Omicron meets the
second and fourth Thursdays of every month and one of the two
meetings usually features a professional guest speaker.
ORAL INTERPRETATION SOCIETY
The purpose of this organization is to further the interests and develop
the abilities of Mansfield State College students in the communicative
oral interpretative arts. This purpose is accomplished through social, in¬
structional, and service activities. The club’s activities include: (a)
preparation for, and participation in, festivals, and workshops in various
parts of the country; (b) Readers Theatre programs, demonstrations,
and readings performed for area high schools, community and campus
organizations, and college and high school classes. The club’s activities
and projects are selected, directed, and performed by the student
members of OIS. Membership is open to all interested students
regardless of academic major, previous experience, or ability.
OUTDOOR RECREATION CLUB
The Outdoor Recreation Club offers fundamentals of backpacking,
technical climbing and survival skills. It is open to Alumni, faculty and
students of Mansfield State College. Meetings are posted throughout the
campus. They consist of demonstrations, guest speakers and dis¬
cussions on various types of equipment. Dues are $5.00 a semester.
Come and enjoy the outdoors.
The purpose of the Philosophy Club is to provide opportunities for in¬
tellectual discussion outside the classroom for students and faculty of all
departments. By sponsoring student dialogues, movies, panel dis¬
cussions and special speakers, the coordinators attempt to stimulate
debate and inquiry in contemporary aspects of society, theology and
literature. For this reason, presentations are followed by an informal
question period. Meetings are often open to the public as well as the
college community in the interest of cultural improvement. Notices or an¬
nouncements about a discussion are made in advance through campus
radio, newspaper and bulletin boards. All students and faculty members
are eligible for membership in the Philosophy Club.
PHI MU ALPHA SINFONIA
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia is a national professional musical fraternity for
men who plan to make music their profession or vocation. This fraternity
aims to advance the cause of music in America, to foster the mutual
welfare and brotherhood of students of music, to develop true fraternal
spirit among its members, and to encourage loyalty to the alma mater.
PHI SIGMA PI
Phi Sigma Pi is a national honorary fraternity for men. Founded in
April, 1930, it holds the distinction of being the oldest fraternity at Mans¬
field State College. With goals of professional growth and academic ex¬
cellence, Phi Sigma Pi boasts an active program of social service,
professional activities, and social functions. Membership is open by in¬
vitation only to men who have completed 15 semester hours with a
scholastic average of 3.0 or better, and those male students with 30
semester hours completed and a scholastic average of 2.85 or better.
PI DELTA PHI
Pi Delta Phi is a national French honorary society. It recognizes ex¬
cellence in the study of French and promotes the study of French culture.
In order to qualify for membership, a student must have a B average in
French, an overall scholastic average of 2.7; and he must have com¬
pleted Intermediate French 202. The Epsilon Kappa Chapter of Pi Delta
Phi seeks to encourage further study of France and its language.
PI GAMMA MU
Pi Gamma Mu is the National Social Science Honor Society, and the
Pennsylvania Alpha Beta chapter of that honorary was chartered on the
MSC campus in 1968. Invitation to membership is extended to those who
have shown unusual interest and aptitude in the study of the social
sciences. To be eligible for nomination to membership, a person must
have completed twenty semester hours of social science courses with an
average grade therein of not less than “B” and with no failing grade in a
social science subject.
PI KAPPA DELTA
This national honorary awards membership to any regular college
student who participated in intercollegiate debating or individual speak¬
ing contests. The goal of the organization is to further the interests of in¬
tercollegiate speaking activities and to award those who engage in these
Psi Chi is the national honor society in Psychology. It serves two major
purposes. The first of these is to provide academic prestige to its initiates
by the mere fact of membership. Eligibility standards are maintained at
such a level that Psi Chi membership attests to the member’s superior
academic ability. To be considered for membership, one must be a
Psychology or Human Relations Major, have a minimum of a “B”
average for twelve credit hours in Psychology and be in the upper third
of his class.
The second purpose of Psi Chi is to nurture the scientific interest in
behavior of its members by offering a climate congenial to its creative
development. To this end, Psi Chi provides its members with various
supplemental activities in Psychology and related fields.
The Campus Religious Studies is an organization to provide a forum
for education, interaction and cooperation among persons of all
religious backgrounds. This is achieved through courses, lectures,
retreat and workshop experiences.
Mansfield State Scuba Club welcomes you to the challenges and
adventures of the underwater world. The club offers courses for Inter¬
national Certification to any interested student. Club members enjoy div¬
ing throughout the year and experience the fascinations of a separate
world. If you have imagination then — come dive with us.
SECONDARY EDUCATION ASSOCIATION
The Secondary Education Association is an organization designed to
unite pre-professional secondary teachers. The purposes of S.E.A. are
to further cultivate an interest in the teaching profession, to aid in guiding
Secondary Education students in their chosen fields and to form a
relationship outside the classroom between the Secondary Education
faculty and the student body. Activities include speakers, field trips, pan¬
el presentations and socializing.
SIGMA ALPHA IOTA
Sigma Alpha lota is an international music fraternity for women whose
ideals are high standards of musicianship, scholarship, sisterhood, and
character. Any woman student in the music department who is at least a
second semester freshman, has a 2.75 academic average and a “B” in
her major applied area is eligible and may be pledged to membership.
SIGMA DELTA PI
Those students who have completed Survey of Spanish Literature,
have maintained a 2.75 overall QPA and a 3.0 in Spanish are eligible for
the Eta Theta Chapter of the national honorary fraternity, Sigma Delta Pi.
Sigma Delta Pi. ; encourages further study of the language and culture.
SIGMA ZETA (Lambda Chapter)
Sigma Zeta is a National Honorary Science Society, encouraging and
fostering the attainment of greater knowledge in the fields of science and
mathematics; it recognizes outstanding scholastic achievement in these
To qualify for invitation into Sigma Zeta, one must be a Science or
Mathematics Major, have completed at least 15 semester hours in
Science or Mathematics, have at least a 3.0 grade point average in
Science and Mathematics, and have an overall scholastic average of
The Ski Club’s main interest lies in skiing, the pursuit of the sport and
the intrinsic items which go along with the sport such as recreation, exer¬
cise, and the exhilaration of being outdoors.
The club organizes weekly trips to local ski areas, provides special
rates for lift tickets, and furnishes meals and transportation. In addition
to this, there is a ski shop which is run by the officers to provide ski ren¬
tals and to service equipment.
Meetings are held the first week of each month with special meetings
being called by the officers of the club when deemed necessary. The
agenda includes ski films, guest speakers (e.g., professional people con¬
nected with the sport), demonstrations, discussions on equipment, ski
safety, and various other items connected with the sport.
The Ski Club is open to any student interested in skiing or learning how
The objectives of the Spanish Club are to promote a better under¬
standing of the language and customs of Spanish-speaking people. Club
meetings give interested people the opportunity for additional practice in
hearing and speaking the language.
THE STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION
The Student Government Association is open to all students at Mans¬
field State College. It is the governing body of the students and is com¬
posed of a President, three Vice Presidents, and one Senator for every
100 students. SGA elections are held annually in the spring of the year
with elections for Freshman Senate held in the fall. Remember, SGA is
the voice of the students — ALL STUDENTS!
The Mansfield State College Chapter of Student PSEA received its
charter in April of 1958. Its purpose is to provide members with oppor¬
tunities for (1) personal and professional growth; (2) development of
leadership skills; (3) understanding of the history, ethics, and programs
at state and national levels; and (4) participation in professional activities
at local, state, and national levels. This purpose is accomplished through
regular meetings, the third week of every month, guest speakers, and
special projects (FTA Visitation Day, Traveling Talk-Around, Parents
Weekend, UNICEF, Tutoring, etc.). PSEA is open to all students enrolled
in Mansfield State College and interested in education.
TAU BETA SIGMA
Tau Beta Sigma is a national band sorority whose purpose is to honor
outstanding women in the band through membership. The membership
also serves as a service organization to the band program. To be eligible
for membership, students must have completed at least one semester of
band participation and be regularly enrolled members of the college
band program. A minimum cumulative grade point ratio of 2.00 is also
required. Any student meeting these requirements and demonstrating
outstanding qualities of leadership and musicianship may be selected
TRAKS — the Mansfield State College Model Railroad Club, is
currently building and operating a Model Railroad on campus.
Membership is open to all MSC students and faculty. Interested persons
should contact the Head Resident of Cedarcrest dormitory for further in¬
MANSFIELD STATE COLLEGE RADIO
MusicRadio 89 is dedicated to providing educational, informative, and
entertaining programming for the student and surrounding communities
of MSC. Radiating at 89.5 megacycles, WNTE is a 10 watt educational
FM station, licensed by the Federal Communications Commission. With
main studios and offices located in the lower level of South Hall, WNTE
welcomes all interested students to join in the fun of radio broadcasting.
This organization has two purposes: (1) to educate students on current
public affairs issues between the two major political parties, by sponsor¬
ing lectures and debates, and (2) to provide students with practical ex¬
perience through its ties with the Democratic state and county
organizations. Young Democrats may participate in voter registration
drives and election campaigns and work at the polls on Election Day.
There are many of these opportunities because there are primary elec¬
tions in Pennsylvania every spring and general elections every fall.
SOCIAL FRATERNITIES AND SORORITIES
There are four national men’s fraternities at Mansfield:
Fraternity Chapter Established
Lambda Chi Alpha Beta Omega April 28,1972
Phi Sigma Kappa Tau Pentaton April 20,1968
Sigma Tau Gamma Gamma Alpha February 15, 1965
Tau Kappa Epsilon NuTau March 20,1971
And four national women’s sororities:
Sororlt y Chapter Established
Alpha Sigma Alpha Delta Epsilon May 16,1970
Alpha Sigma Tau Alpha Xi May 2, 1966
Delta Zeta lota Theta March 12,1966
Zeta Tau Alpha Eta Epsilon February 27, 1972
The Interfraternity Council is the governing body for the men’s groups,
and the Panhellenic Council serves a like purpose for the women. First
Semester Freshmen are eligible to pledge fraternities and sororities at
MSC, though grade requirements for initiation vary from chapter to
MR. HENRY A. SHAW
MR. HUGH SCHINTZIUS
Director of Recreation
Mansfield State College is committed to a representative program of
Intercollegiate Athletics. Physical facilities (playing areas) and coaching
services are provided by the institution. Equipment, travel funds, and
other support services are funded by a student dominated corporation,
titled College Community Services, Incorporated (C.C.S.I.). Students
may participate in men and women’s Basketball, Cross Country, Tennis,
Track and Field, and Golf; Women’s Field Hockey, Swimming, Softball,
The College is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic
Association, the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference, the Penn¬
sylvania State Athletic Conference, the Eastern Association of Inter¬
collegiate Athletics for Women, and the Association of Intercollegiate
Athletics for Women.
A program of intramural recreation activities including men’s, women’s
and co-ed leagues and tournaments in flag football, softball, volleyball,
basketball, tennis, badminton, archery, innertube waterpolo, innertube
water basketball, cross country, and track and field are provided for
those seeking fun and enjoyment through physical activities. Most ac¬
tivities are conducted in the late afternoon and evening hours. There are
many opportunities for student employment as intramural officials and
time/scorekeepers. Students interested in participating or working
should inquire at the Intramural Office located in Decker Gymnasium.
ART ACQUISITION PROGRAM
An Art Acquisition Program has been in existence at Mansfield for the
past 12 years, the purpose being for the acquiring of significant original
works of Art and the development of a worthwhile Art Collection for the
college. Funds are solicited yearly from the Student Government
Association and funding occurs as budgetary restrictions allow. A
student-faculty committee oversees acquisition expenditures. The
collection includes oil paintings, watercolors, prints, sculpture, and
ceramics. Most of the works are displayed in the student and faculty din¬
ing rooms of Manser Hall, and the lounging area of Memorial Hall.
ART EXHIBITION SERIES
A monthly Art Exhibition Series was inaugurated on the Mansfield
Campus in September, 1960 for the cultural and esthetic enrichment of
the student body, faculty, and community. Exhibits of works of regional,
national, and internationally known artists working in a variety of media
are featured. Among the artists exhibiting in the past: Lamar Dodd,
Stanley Hayter, Leonard Baskin, Jack Levine, Richard Florshein, Benton
Spruance, Sol Wilson, Everett Sturgeon, and Kalus Ihlenfeld. Minority
race art such as Afro-American, Eskimo, American Indian, Chinese and
African has been included in recent exhibits. Some exhibits are secured
from New York City Galleries such as Babcock, Associated American Ar¬
tists, ACA and Bodley. Exhibits have also been on loan from the Butler
Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio, The William Penn Museum,
Harrisburg, Pa. and the Living Arts Foundation, New York City. The
program is under the supervision of the Art Department and funds for its
operation are allocated by the Art Department, M.S.C. Foundation and
grant support such as the Pa. Council on the Arts. Exhibiting artists are
sometimes present on campus to give informal seminars about their
work. Art exhibits are hung in the main foyer of Alumni Hall.
There is a full program of student art exhibits hung at a two week inter¬
val in the Upstairs Gallery of Alumni Hall. This activity has resulted in in¬
creased exposure for the talent of the MSC Student-Artist.
Membership in musical organizations is open to all qualified students,
regardless of curriculum.
Membership is limited to 48 voices. In addition to presenting a concert
each semester and joining with the other choruses for the biannual
choral festival, the choir takes an annual tour of two or three days.
College-Community Symphony Orchestra
Provides an opportunity to participate in the performance of standard
symphonic literature. The orchestra presents a concert each semester,
accompanies outstanding student soloists, participates in the biannual
choral festival, and takes a short tour each year.
Concert Wind Ensemble
A band limited in membership by audition, the group presents con¬
certs on campus and makes an annual tour of two or three days.
A mixed chorus of sophomore, junior and senior students providing
opportunity for experience with and study of great choral literature. The
Chorus presents a concert each semester and joins with the other
choruses for the biannual choral festival.
A mixed chorus required of all Freshman music majors, but open to all
students. The chorus presents a concert each semester and joins with
the other choruses for the biannual choral festival.
Both a professional and instructional activity, the 20-piece band
rehearses twice each week, plays for college dances and concerts, and
fills outside engagements.
A pop-vocal jazz group, limited to 16 voices. In addition to concerts on
campus and away, the group sponsors a jazz choral festival for high
school vocalists each year.
Mountie Marching Band
The Marching Band plays for all home football games, college
parades, and selected off-campus games.
Formed after the football season, this band studies a wide variety of
band literature and presents concerts on campus.
A string orchestra which provides orchestral training experience for
players with limited ability.
Formed after the football season, this band offers an opportunity for
those musicians with more limited ability to participate in a performing
organization. Concerts are given each semester.
ANNUAL CAMPUS EVENTS
Begun originally as a song test competition between the fraternities,
this event has grown to include a variety of student organizations whose
members sing and dance and, each year, provide musical entertainment
in the spirit of Christmas.
Greek Weekend is held once a year, usually in the Spring and provides
many activities for the Greeks on campus which include Greek Olym¬
pics, T-Shirt Day, a Hall Party, Slave Auction (proceeds go to charity),
and an “ugly Greek Contest.” Outstanding “Greek of the Year” awards
are also presented at this time.
Every year, old and new students renew college friendships and fond
memories as the alumni of the school return to Mansfield for the annual
Homecoming Parade, Football Game and Band Show. Dances, concerts
and parties make this one of the busiest and most anticipative weekends
of the fall semester.
Mansfield Festival Theatre
One major summer activity is the Mansfield Festival Theatre. This Tent
Show offers excellent plays and musicals by professional actors in con¬
junction with an MSC credit course in play production. MFT was created
to stimulate the mind and the senses while offering a cultural opportunity
for the region.
Parents of Mansfield Students are invited to a special weekend during
the fall semester. A reception, special programs, football game, a con¬
cert, and a play are included among the events of the weekend.
S. Manford Lloyd Mathematics Contest
Each Spring, the Mathematics Department and Mathematics Club
sponsors the S. Manford Lloyd Mathematics Contest in honor of S. Man-
ford Lloyd, Professor Emeritus, Mansfield State College. Through this
Contest, high school students are able to gain regional recognition for
their work in mathematics.
This event is held annually at MSC in cooperation with the Intermediate
Unit 17. Special Olympics is a program of sports training and athletic
competition for mentally handicapped children and adults. Its purpose is
not only to assist the physical development of the retarded, but also their
social and psychological development.
Spring Art Department Conference
Each Spring, the Art Department sponsors a Conference open to all
area art teachers, high school and elementary students, classroom
teachers, MSC students and alumni. The purpose of the Conference is to
refresh minds and to expand views of art through visiting lecturers and
artists, as well as the participants in the Conference. Practical ex¬
perience can be gained through workshops and demonstrations. It is in¬
deed a welcome relief from the late winter doldrums to join together with
those interested in the future of art and art education.
Spring and Winter Weekends
Special Weekends full of activities geared to the season.
STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION
Student Government consists of an Executive Council and a Senate.
The Executive Council consists of one President, one Vice President of
Academic Affairs, one Vice President of Administrative Affairs, and one
Vice President of Social Affairs. To run for the executive council a
student must be a full-time undergraduate who has completed 24 credits
and will be enrolled for the next two academic semesters.
The Senate is composed of one Senator for every 100 students. The
Senate chooses their own officers and the Chairperson may vote only
when the Senate is equally divided.
Student Government’s Committee of Finance is responsible for
appropriating the Student Activity Fee with final approval of the Senate.
The members of the Committee of Finance are appointed to the com¬
mittee by the president of SGA. The Committee of Finance allocates
monies to various campus organizations to insure recreation for the
Various committees of SGA are responsible for initiating change on
Mansfield’s campus. Any student may find out about the various faculty,
administrative, or student committees by expressing interest at the SGA
office located 214 Memorial Hall. The membership or appointment to
each committee is done by the president of SGA with confirmation of
the Student Senate. Mansfield State College’s Student Government
Association is a member of CAS and every student at Mansfield State
College is also a member.
During the 1973-74 year, SGA became highly active in Commonwealth
Association of Students (CAS). CAS is a union to which every state
college student belongs. Every Pennsylvania State College sends their
respective SGA president or his/her designee and a CAS coordinator to
each monthly meeting. CAS has a Board of Presidents and a Board of
Coordinators which meet separately at the monthly meetings. CAS is an
extremely valuable resource area to student governments in the
research of new campus innovations.
CAS has been quite successful and intends to continually keep
legislators and state officials aware of student concerns. The
organization needs every students’ support and help. It needs an
operating budget which can only be attained through optional donations
The Student Government Association is YOUR voice. It deals with
every aspect of life. Participation in SGA is a direct benefit to you, your
fellow students and the entire college campus. SGA hopes that you are
concerned enough to participate.
The College’s educational purposes make necessary its concern with
the quality of its members’ academic and extracurricular life. Even a
narrow view of education must concede that a person’s activities outside
the classroom directly affect his/her academic capacities and learning,
and that the intellectual tone of a campus is set by the character of ex¬
tracurricular life. If one views education more broadly, then it must in¬
volve the goal of developing the whole person and not just his intellect
and training skills. The College thus pursues two broad aims for its
members: sound intellectual and academic training and the devel¬
opment of mature, ethical and responsible persons sensitive to the
humanities of others.
The College can best implement its proper concern for the
development of the whole person by adherence to the principle of
responsible personal freedom: each member should have a high degree
of personal freedom, coupled with an acceptance of full responsibility for
his/her individual actions and their consequences. It is the College’s
conviction that self-development proceeds from the ability to make real
choices, and that maturity grows from the intelligent use of freedom. The
purpose of a Disciplinary System in the College is to determine when an
individual has abused freedom and failed to accept responsibility; to
communicate this failure to the person involved and permit him to ex¬
plain his actions; to determine an appropriate modification or loss of
privilege, if any; and to assist the person in making a constructive
response toward self-discipline.
The following system of hearing boards is instituted to deal with the
stated proscriptions which adversely affect the College’s educational in¬
Upon receipt of a complaint, the Vice President for Student Affairs or
his designee will meet with those involved in the complaint. The Vice
President or his designee shall offer those involved the option of a hear¬
ing before a hearing board or an administrative official(s) designated by
the Vice President for Student Affairs. The hearing shall consist of a
meeting of the administrative official(s) and those involved in the com¬
plaint. Following a complete discussion of the incident, the ad¬
ministrators) will reach a decision and, if appropriate, impose a sanc¬
tion. Both parties must agree to the option of an Administrative Hearing.
The decision of the hearing may be appealed to the College Appeals
The College Hearing Board
The College Hearing Board shall be the board of original jurisdiction
for all cases that involve violations of College Policy, excluding traffic
violations. The Board shall consist of 15 members: 5 students, 5 teaching
faculty, 5 administrators. In addition one student, one teaching faculty
and one administrator shall be appointed as alternates to the Board.
Nine members, three from each group, shall be randomly selected for
the hearing of each case. Alternates shall be called only when three
regular members of each group are not available for a hearing.
The College Appeals Board
The College Appeals Board shall be established to consider appeals of
College Hearing Board decisions. The Board shall consist of 15
members: 5 students, 5 teaching faculty, and 5 administrators. Nine
members, three from each group, shall be selected at random for each
Judicial System Advisor
The Vice President for Student Affairs shall designate an individual to
serve as advisor to both the Hearing and Appeals Boards. It shall be the
responsibility of the advisor to chair hearings and to preside at and ex¬
pedite deliberations of both Boards. The advisor shall not vote nor
attempt to influence the decisions of the Boards.
If a College Organization is charged with a violation of College Policy,
such charges shall be brought against the appropriate officer of that
organization who shall be named as a representative of that
organization. If the situation warrants, other members of that
organization shall be charged as additional representatives of that
Following the identification of the representatives of the organization in
question, the procedures contained in the campus Judicial Code shall be
Selection of Hearing Board Members
Student members of both hearing boards (ten members, five for each
board and one alternate for the College Hearing Board) shall be ap¬
pointed by Student Senate.
Faculty members (ten, five for each board and one alternate for the
College Hearing Board) shall be appointed by the Faculty Council Ex¬
Administrators (ten, five for each board and one alternate for the
College Hearing Board) shall be appointed by the Vice President for
Appointment of Board Members shall occur annually; consecutive
terms are permissible.
Appointment of Hearing Board Members
Appointments to Hearing Boards shall be made at the beginning of the
academic year for the period of September to June. Appointments for
Summer sessions shall be made prior to the termination of the Spring
Soon after their selection, the members of each Hearing Board shall
hold an organization/orientation meeting. The meeting shall be called by
the Vice President for Student Affairs or his designee.
Rationale for Discipline
The rights and privileges exercised by any person are always a
function of his/her relationship with others. Taken as a whole, his/her
area of freedom is derived from the surrounding community, which
holds him/her responsible, formally and informally, for the manner in
which that freedom is exercised.
Freedom constructively used is expanded, while freedom used
destructively is diminished. Restriction of privilege inevitably follows
misconduct because of the interdependence between individual and
community. Discipline is the process of determining restrictions
appropriate to a particular form of abuse. Discipline is fundamental to
education, a major purpose of which is to assist people in making the
wisest possible use of freedom and thereby acquire more.
College discipline shall be limited to instances of misconduct which
adversely affect the College community’s pursuit of its educational pur¬
poses, namely (1) the opportunity of all members of the College com¬
munity to attain their educational goals, (2) the generation and
maintenance of an intellectual and educational atmosphere throughout
the College community, (3) the protection of health, safety, welfare and
property of the College community and the College itself.
Persons engaged in misconduct will be judged by their actions and
motives as interpreted by persons or committees with disciplinary
authority, rather than by their own interpretation of intent.
The College shall make its sanctioning powers serve its educational
goals, rather than promote general police functions well represented in
In situations in which a violation of civil or criminal law has occurred on
campus, College authorities may choose to refer the case to an off-
campus law enforcement agency and subsequently to the courts. At the
conclusion of the off-campus process, the College may elect to initiate
appropriate proceedings within the Campus Judicial System.
Specific proscriptions, or conduct which adversely affects distinct
College interests or educational purposes are the following:
1. Dishonesty, such as cheating, plagiarism, or knowingly furnishing
false information to the College.
2. Forgery, alteration, or use of College documents, records, or in¬
struments of identification with intent to defraud.
3. Intentional obstruction or disruption of teaching, research, ad¬
ministration, disciplinary proceedings or other college activities,
including public functions and other authorized activities on
4. Verbal or physical abuse of any person on College premises or at
College-sponsored or College-supervised functions, or conduct
which threatens or endangers the health or safety of any such per¬
5. Theft from, damage to or possession of property under the
jurisdiction of the College or theft, damage to or possession of the
property of a member of the College Community on College
6. Failure to comply with the directions of College officials acting in
performance of their prescribed duty.
7. Violation of published College Regulations and any other
regulations which may from time to time be enacted.
8. Repeated violation of published rules governing College
9. Violation of Civil Law on property under the jurisdiction of the
College in a way that adversely affects the College community’s
pursuit of its proper educational purposes, as enumerated above.
A preliminary observation should be made. Even where violation of a
College Regulation is established, sanctions need not in every case be
imposed. Matters of extenuation should always be taken into account,
along with circumstances, in determining sanctions. No sanctions should
be imposed more serious than are clearly appropriate in the circum¬
Hearing Board Sanctions
1 . Admonition. An oral statement to the student offender that he/she
has violated College Rules.
2. Censure. Written reprimand for violation of specified regulation.
3. Compensation in the form of work or other duties as outlined in
the description of sanction presented to the student.
4. Restitution. Reimbursement for damage to or misappropriation of
property. Reimbursement may take the form of appropriate ser¬
vice to repair or otherwise compensate for damages.
5. Fines may be imposed at the discretion of the Hearing Board, not
to exceed $25.00. Money collected as a result of a fine shall be
deposited in the Emergency Account of Central Bank.
6. Disciplinary Probation. A written notice placing a person on
probation. The conditions of that probation, such as its duration,
limitations, and specific penalties are stated in the probation.
7. Suspension. Exclusion from classes and other privileges or ac¬
tivities as set forth in the notice of suspension for a definite period
of time. The person may re-enroll in the College at the termination
of his period of suspension without readmission.
8. Dismissal. Termination of student status for an indefinite period.
The conditions of readmission, if any is permitted, shall be stated
in the order of dismissal.
9. Other sanctions may be imposed which the Board deems
appropriate to the offense.
The goal of judicial proceedings should be to develop procedural
minima assuring fairness, rather than a formal replication of what ob¬
tains in civil society. When a person is brought before a hearing com¬
mittee, the following requirements of procedural due process shall be
1. No member of a hearing committee who is otherwise interested in
the particular case shall sit in judgment during the proceeding.
2. The person shall be informed in writing of the reasons for the
proposed disciplinary action with particularity, and in sufficient
time to insure opportunity to prepare for the hearing.
3. The person appearing before a College Hearing Board shall have
the right to be assisted in his defense by an adviser of his choice.
Initiation of Judicial Proceedings
Any academic or administrative official of the College, any member of
the faculty, or any student of the College may file charges against any
member of the College for violation of all-college proscriptions (see out¬
lined proscriptions). The charges shall be filed with the Office of the Vice
President for Student Affairs who shall recommend that the charges be
disposed of informally, referred to the appropriate union agency,
referred to civil authorities, or disciplinary proceedings be initiated. If all
parties involved are not satisfied with informal resolution, the Office of
the Vice President for Student Affairs shall send to the person(s) charg¬
ed a copy of the charge together with notice of applicable procedures
that the person should be aware of. A copy of the charges shall be sent to
the Chairperson of the College Hearing Board. The Chairperson of the
Hearing Board will set the time for the proceedings.
Pending action on the charges, the status of the person or his/her right
to be present on the campus and to attend classes shall not be altered.
Exceptionally, for reasons relating only to the demonstrated danger to
the safety and well-being of the charged person, or for reasons relating
only to the demonstrated danger to the safety and well-being of
students, faculty, or college property, the charged person may be advis¬
ed by the Vice President for Student Affairs, pending consideration of
the case, that his/her removal from campus would be in his/her own best
interest or the best interest of the College community. Such advice shall
be made before witnesses.
A person found guilty of misconduct by the College Hearing Board
may file an appeal from the decision of the Hearing Board within forty-
eight (48) hours, after receiving that decision (weekends and college
holidays not included) to the Office of the Vice President for Student Af¬
Any person who is being charged or who has appeared before a
College Hearing Board, who willfully behaves in a manner which is
detrimental to the health and safety of those involved directly in the case,
shall appear before the Vice President for Student Affairs for
RULES OF PROCEDURE FOR HEARING BOARDS
In any action or proceeding before the Hearing Boards, notice must be
given to the party against whom such action or proceeding is brought.
I. Notice must be given in the form of a written complaint signed by
the complaining party which shall specify in complete form:
A. The approximate time, place, date, and identification of the
conduct or violation of the College Rules complained of.
B. All the facts necessary and relevant to enable the party com¬
plained of to be informed of the charge against him/her.
C. Notice must be given of the rights of any party before the Hear¬
ing Board convenes.
II. Written notice of the time, date, and location of the hearing to be
held on any complaint shall be given concurrently with the notice
required by Paragraph I of this section on either a separate form or
on the face of the complaint. Such notice shall also contain notice
that the person being charged need not be present at the hearing.
If not present, the Board, following established procedures, may
conduct the hearing in the charged person’s absence.
In any action or proceeding before the Hearing Boards, service of
notice will be effected by registered mail (with return receipt requested)
or upon the person(s) directly.
Commencing from the date of service, the party upon whom such
notice is served shall be afforded three (3) days before the com¬
mencement of any action or proceeding before the hearing board. The
time required by this section may be waived by mutual consent of and
upon the submission of a written request for an earlier or later hearing.
Notice of new time and place of hearing shall be sent to the party com¬
plained of as provided in Paragraph headed Notice.
Commencement of Action
All action excluding appeals, shall be heard by the College Hearing
Board by way of signed complaint. An action shall be commenced by fil¬
ing such complaint with the Office of the Vice President for Student Af¬
fairs, which shall be responsible for complying with the sections govern¬
ing service and time.
Right to Counsel
Any person(s) appearing before a College Hearing Board shall have
the right to be assisted in their defense by an advisor of their choice.
However, if either party to the complaint elects to be represented by
legal counsel, the other party must be notified of that decision three (3)
days prior to the hearing date.
Procedural Standards of Hearings
In any hearing before College Judicial Boards where the charge is a
violation of College Rules, the party complained of shall have all the
protections guaranteed by due process of law.
The procedural due process of law includes all of those rights of the
person previously mentioned as well as the following:
I. The burden of proof in any hearing or proceeding before the Hear¬
ing Boards lies with those instituting the complaint.
II. Both parties to any action or proceeding before the Hearing
Boards shall have the right to cross examination of witnesses who
testify, and shall have the right to submit evidence in rebuttal. The
Hearing Board shall have the right to question witnesses.
III. Evidence. All matters upon which the decision may be based must
be introduced into evidence at the proceedings before the Hearing
Board. The decision shall be based solely upon such matters.
Improperly acquired evidence shall not be admitted. The Hearing
Board involved shall decide whether evidence has been properly
IV. The Hearing Board may admit evidence which is deemed by them
to be relevant. It may exclude incomplete, irrelevant, immaterial or
unduly repetitious evidence.
V. All claims of privileged communication recognized by law shall be
observed (i.e. counselor-student, physician-student, minister-
student). Such communication shall not be used as evidence by
the Hearing Board.
Conduct of Hearing
I. The Vice President for Student Affairs’ Office shall designate one
of its members who shall present complaints brought in the name
of the College.
II. Complaints brought by members of the College community other
than the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs shall be
personally presented by the party or a person of his/her choice.
(See Right to Counsel.)
III. Prior to any session of the Hearing Boards, the Vice President for
Student Affairs’ Office shall provide only such information as is
necessary for the Hearing Boards to understand the nature of the
IV. In all cases before the Hearing Boards, a vote of the majority of the
members present shall be required to find for guilt/innocence of
the complaint charged. The Hearing Board must convene and act
with a quorum of two-thirds (2/3) of its members present.
V. In the presence of all parties, the Hearing Boards shall read the
complaint, and request the party complained of to state whether he
wishes to enter a plea of guilty or not guilty.
A. Upon a plea of guilty proceed to Part II of Decision.
B. Upon a plea of not guilty, the prosecution must present its
evidence. The party complained of shall then have an oppor¬
tunity to question the evidence presented and to present
his/her own evidence.
VI. After hearing all the evidence, the Board shall make a finding of
guilt or innocence, solely upon the evidence presented.
VII. A member of the Hearing Board must, at any time, withdraw from
any procedure if he/she deems themselves disqualified for per¬
sonal bias. After showing just cause, either party to the dispute
may request that a member of the Hearing Board be withdrawn. If
the Board member refuses to withdraw the Board will decide by a
secret ballot majority vote whether or not the Board member may
remain. The Board member in question shall not vote.
VIII. The Hearing Board shall be allowed to request for testimony such
persons or papers essential to the finding of a fair and just
decision. The Board may decide by majority vote to recess the
hearing in order to locate such persons or papers.
IX. The Chairperson of the Hearing Board shall be responsible for
maintaining order and room decorum.
X. Any person who commits an action in the presence of the Hearing
Board, which interrupts the proceedings of the Board, and any
person who refuses to comply with a reasonable order of the
Board, can, at the request of the Chairperson, be removed from
the hearing room.
XI. Meetings of the Hearing Boards shall be closed. However, if both
parties request or agree to an open hearing, the meeting of the
Hearing Board will become open.
I. After the presentation of all the evidence, the members of the
Hearing Boards shall request the withdrawal of all parties, at which
time the Hearing Board shall make its decision.
II. After a decision is reached, it shall be read to the party complained
of and the party bringing the complaint.
III. If the party is found guilty arguments may be made relative to
sentence. The Board may ask for information about any prior
offenses committed by the accused. The Hearing Board shall re¬
quest again the withdrawal of all parties and then determine a
sentence. The sentence shall be read to all parties. The person
complained of shall be informed of the right of appeal to the
College Appeals Board. A written copy of the decision shall be sent
to all parties.
IV. Any member of the Hearing Board who wishes to submit a signed
dissent in writing to any decision of the Board may do so. Such dis¬
sent shall accompany the decision and shall likewise be sent to all
Right to Appeal — By Whom
I. Any party who has been found guilty as the final judgment of any
Hearing Board, shall have the Right of Appeal.
I. The College Appeals Board shall serve as the Appellate Tribunal to
hear all appeals from the College Hearing Board.
II. Appeals from the judgment of the College Appeals Board may be
made to the President of the College.
Procedure for Appeals
I. Taking an Appeal. Any party as defined in Paragraph I of Right to
Appeal may take an appeal by filing an Appeal Form, properly
completed, with the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs,
who shall acknowledge receipt of such appeal on a written form.
The Vice President for Student Affairs shall then notify the College
Appeals Board that an appeal has been filed. Reasons for appeal¬
ing a decision shall be limited to procedural errors in the original
hearing or new information.
II. Time. No appeal shall be heard by the College Appeals Board un¬
less the Appeal Form is filled within forty-eight (48) hours
(weekends and college holidays not included), after a decision has
been handed down by the College Hearing Board, or unless an ex¬
cuse deemed sufficient by the Appeals Board for failure to file is
III. Upon receipt of an Appeal from the College Hearing Board, the
College Appeals Board shall send notice to the College Hearing
Board to produce the record of the matter as required by Section,
Records. If the Hearing Board fails to produce said record, the
appellate board shall either dismiss the original complaint or grant
a re-hearing in its entirety.
IV. Discretion to Hear Appeal. The College Appeals Board shall meet
within seven (7) days after the filing of an appeal form, to review the
Appeal Request. After reviewing the Appeal Request and the
written records or audio tapes of the original hearing, the College
Appeals Board may choose to:
A. Deny the Appeal.
B. Grant an appeal hearing only on information relative to
procedural errors or new evidence.
C. Conduct a new, complete hearing.
The person(s) being charged, as well as those bringing charges,
may be present to hear any decision of the Board.
V. Should the College Appeals Board grant the Appeal Hearing or a
new, complete hearing, the Board shall meet as soon as prac¬
ticable to hear the Appeal, The Secretary of the appellant board
shall notify all concerned parties, in writing, of the day, hour and
place the Appeal shall be heard. The appellant shall also be
notified at this time of his/her rights at the hearing of the Appeal.
Individual Rights at Hearing of Appeal
I. In any case where a re-hearing is given, the appellant(s) and the
respondent(s) shall have all the rights as if this were a trial in the
"■ ln aM other cases . the appellant(s) and the respondent(s) shall have
the right to be present at the hearing of the Appeal and to present
arguments personally or through the person of his/her choice.
Conduct on Hearing Appeals
I. Except where a re-hearing is given, the Appeal shall be limited to a
consideration of those procedural errors or new evidence pointed
out by the appellant in his appeal form.
II. The conduct of the hearing of the Appeal shall proceed as follows:
A. The appellant or personal representative shall present his/her
B. The respondent shall follow the appellant and present his/her
C. The appellant shall then present any rebuttal argument.
D. The respondent shall follow and present any rebuttal
IN. The length of the arguments shall be determined by the Board.
IV. The appellant justices may, at any time, question the petitioner on
any relevant point.
I. After the hearing of an Appeal, the Appeal Board may:
A. Uphold the original decision.
B. Reduce the original decision.
C. Suspend the original decision.
D. Dismiss the original decision.
II. In all cases, after the argument, the parties shall withdraw and the
Board members may deliberate or wait the period of time provided
in this section.
III. A decision must be rendered in writing within five (5) days from the
time of the argument.
IV. Any appellant(s) whose decision is affirmed shall be notified, at the
time of decision, of his/her right of further appeal.
I. Only Hearing Boards have the right to maintain written records or
II. In any hearing or proceeding before a Hearing Board, either an
audio-tape or a summary record noting all pertinent matters
(names of witnesses, objections and rulings) will be made.
III. The records of the Hearing Boards shall not be public records.
They shall only be read by authorized persons, designated by the
Vice President for Student Affairs. All matter therein contained
shall be regarded as confidential. It shall be grounds for removal
for any board member to reveal any matter in any record.
IV. All records shall be retained for a reasonable amount of time, not
to exceed four years.
V. All records shall be kept in an area designated by the Office of the
Vice President for Student Affairs.
RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR THE
MAINTENANCE OF PUBLIC ORDER
Section 1. Statement of Purpose. The following rules are adopted by
simple majority vote of the Non-lnstructional Employees Council, the
Faculty Assembly and the Student Council. The following are rules
adopted by simple majority vote by the Board of Trustees of Mansfield
State College for the self governance of the College. Amendments and
revisions may be made by simple majority vote of Non-lnstructional
Employees Council, the Faculty Assembly and the Student Council and
of the Board of Trustees. All legally recognized bodies must act affir¬
matively in order to amend or revise these rules and regulations. Nothing
herein is intended, nor shall it be construed, to limit or restrict the
freedom of speech or peaceful assembly as lawfully defined, nor the
powers of the President or other officers as legislatively mandated or by
Section 2. Application of Rules. These rules shall not repeal,
supersede or preclude any other rules relating to the same subject
matter except to the extent they are inconsistent therewith. Said rules
shall apply to Mansfield State College. The rules hereby adopted shall
govern the conduct of students, faculty and other staff, licensees, in¬
vitees, and all other persons, whether or not their presence is authorized,
upon the campus or related territory of Mansfield State College, used in
its activities including but not limited to teaching, housing, research, ad¬
ministrative, service, cultural, recreational, athletic or other programs
Section 3. Prohibited Conduct. No person, either singly or in concert
with others, shall:
(a) Intentionally or knowingly cause physical injury to any other person,;
nor threaten to do so for the purpose of compelling or including
such other person to refrain from any act which he/she has a lawful
right to do or to do any act which he/she has a lawful right not to
(b) Physically restrain or detain any other person nor remove such
person from any place where he/she is authorized to remain.
(c) Willfully damage or destroy real or personal property of the Com¬
monwealth of Pennsylvania or real or personal property of
students, faculty, or associations of persons, or remove or use
such property without authorization.
(d) Without permission, express or implied, enter into any private of¬
fice of an administrative officer, member of the faculty or staff
(e) Enter upon and remain in any building or facility for any purpose
other than its authorized used or to enter or remain in a building or
facility in such manner as to obstruct its authorized use by others.
(f) Without authorization, remain in any building or facility after it is
(g) Refuse to leave any building or facility after being lawfully required
to do so by an authorized administrative officer.
(h) Intentionally or knowingly obstruct the free movement of persons
and vehicles in any place to which these rules apply.
(i) Intentionally or knowingly disrupt or prevent the peaceful and
orderly conduct of authorized and legal assemblies, or intentionally
or knowingly interfere with the freedom of any person to express
his/her views, including invited speakers.
(j) Knowingly have in his possession upon any premises to which
these rules apply, deadly weapons of any nature, including Molotov
cocktails, bombs, explosives, or incendiary devices, without the
written authorization of the President or his designee whether or not
a license to possess the same has been issued to such person.
(k) Willfully and successfully solicit, request, command, importune, or
otherwise attempt to cause others to commit any of the acts herein
prohibited with specific intent to procure them to do so.
Section 4. Freedom of Speech and Assembly; Picketing and
Demonstration. No student, faculty or other staff member or authorized
visitor shall be subject to any limitation or penalty solely for the ex¬
pression of his/her views nor for having assembled with other for such
purpose. Peaceful picketing and other orderly demonstrations will not
be interfered with. Those involved in picketing and demonstrations may
not, however, engage in specific conduct in violation of the provisions of
the preceding section.
Section 5. Procedure.
(a) The President or his designee shall inform any licensee or invitee
who shall violate any provisions of these rules that his license or in¬
vitation is withdrawn and shall direct him to leave the campus or
other property or facility of the institution. In the event of his failure
to do so, such officer shall cause his/her ejection from such cam¬
pus or property or facility.
(b) In the case of any other violater, who is neither a student or faculty
or other staff member, the President or his designee shall inform
the person that he/she is not authorized to remain on the campus
or facility or other property of the institution and direct such person
to leave such premises. In the event of failure or refusal to do so,
such officer shall cause his/her ejection from the campus or
property or facility. Nothing in this paragraph shall be construed to
authorize the presence of any such person at any time prior to such
violation nor to affect his/her liability to prosecution for trespass,
loitering or other offenses as prescribed in the penal law of the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
(c) In the case of a student, charges for violation of any of these rules
may be presented and shall be heard and determined in the
manner established by Mansfield State College for the disposition
of charges which may lead to expulsion.
(d) In the case of a faculty member having probationary or tenured ap¬
pointment, charges of misconduct in violation of these rules shall
be made, heard and determined in accordance with the tenure
policies adopted by the Board of Trustees.
(e) In the case of any staff member who holds a position in the
classified Civil Service, described in the Civil Service Act, charges
of misconduct in violation of these rules shall be made, heard and
determined as prescribed in that act.
(f) Any other faculty or staff member who shall violate any provision of
these rules shall be dismissed, suspended, or censored by the
appropriate authority prescribed by the policies of the Board of
Section 6. Penalties. Any persons violating these rules shall be subject
to penalty, viz:
(a) If he/she is a licensee or invitee, have his/her authorization to
remain upon the campus or other property withdrawn upon
direction of lawfully authorized administrative officer. In the event
of failure or refusal to leave the campus or property, he/she shall
be subject to ejection upon order of said administrative officer.
(b) If the person is a trespasser or visitor without specific license or in¬
vitation, he/she shall be subject to ejection upon order of an
authorized administrative officer.
(c) If the person is a student and an authorized administrative officer
invokes the provisions of this act, he/she may be subject to tem¬
porary suspension, reprimand or warning, and, after appropriate
hearings, to dismissal or such lesser disciplinary action including
suspension, probation, loss of privileges, fine, restitution,
reprimand or warning as the facts of the case may warrant!
Charges shall be laid by the Vice President for Student Affairs
before the Men’s-Women's Hearing Board in the case of an un¬
dergraduate student of Mansfield State College. Charges against
graduate students shall be laid by the Vice President for Student
Affairs before the College-Wide Appeals Board as court or original
(d) If the person is a faculty member charged with misconduct of the
Civil Service, described in Section 741.3 of the Civil Service Act
(State Government, 71 p.s. Section 741.3), and an authorized ad¬
ministrative officer invokes the act, he/she may be charged before
the appropriate Civil Service body prescribed in said act.
(e) If he/she is a staff member in the classified service of the Civil Ser¬
vice, described in Section 741.3 of the Civil Service Act (State
Government, 71 P.S. Section 741.3), and an authorized ad¬
ministrative officer invokes the act, he/she may be charged before
the appropriate Civil Service body prescribed in said act.
(f) If the person is a staff member other than one described in
paragraphs (b) and (e), and is found guilty, he/she may be subject
to dismissal or such lesser disciplinary action as the facts may
warrant after appropriate hearing procedure before the President.
Section 7. Enforcement Program. The president shall be responsible
for the enforcement of these rules and other administrative officers shall
be herein authorized to take action in accordance with these rules when
required or appropriate to carry them into effect.
It is not intended by any provision herein to curtail the right of students,
faculty or staff to be heard upon any manner affecting them in their
relations with the institution. In the case of any prlma facie violations of
these rules by such persons, which in the judgment of the President, or
the appropriate administrative officer, and the violation does not pose
any immediate threat of injury to person or property, such officer shall
make reasonable effort to learn the cause of the conduct in question and
to persuade those engaged therein to cease and desist and to resort to
reasonable and lawful methods for the resolution of any issues which
may be presented. In doing so, such officer shall warn such persons of
the consequences of persistence in the prohibited conduct, with conse¬
quences and they include ejection from any premises of the institution
where their continued presence and conduct is in violation of these rules.
In any case where violation of these rules does not cease after such
warning and in other cases of willful violation of these rules, the
President or the appropriate administrative officer shall cause the
ejection of the violater from any premises which he/she occupies in
violation of these rules and shall initiate disciplinary action as herein
The President or the appropriate administrative officer may apply to
the public authorities for any aid which he deems necessary in causing
the ejection of any violator of these rules and he may request the legal
counsel of Mansfield State College to apply to any court of appropriate
jurisdiction for an injunction to restrain the violation or threatened
violation of these rules.
Section 8. Appropriate Administration Officers: Designees of the
President. Individuals who shall be deemed to constitute appropriate ad¬
ministrative officers and who are deemed to be designees of the
President are: 1) The Vice President for Academic Affairs, 2) the Vice
President for Student Affairs, 3) Vice President for Administrative Af¬
fairs, 4) Dean of the Faculty of Professional Studies, 5) Dean of the
Faculty of Arts and Sciences, 6) Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies,
7) Dean of Students, 8) Director of Non-lnstructional Personnel.
Persons other than the above are not proper persons to invoke this
act. In an extreme emergency, the President may designate a person
other than those persons named above to invoke the provisions of this
Section 9. This act shall be known as “The Rules and Regulations to
Maintain Public Order, Mansfield State College” and may be cited as
“Public Order Act, M.S.C.”
Section 1. Principles.
(a) Mansfield State College, as a community of scholars, affirms, sup¬
ports, and cherishes the concepts of freedom of thought, speech,
and lawful assembly. Freedom to experiment, to present and to ex¬
amine alternative data and theories; the freedom to hear, to ex¬
press and to debate various views; and the freedom to voice
criticism of existing practices and values are fundamental rights
which must be upheld and practiced by the College in a free
(b) Recognizing that the education processes can include
demonstration and other forms of collected expression, the
College affirms the right of individuals and groups to assemble and
to demonstrate on campus within the limits of the public order act.
The College also affirms the right of others to pursue their normal
activities within the College and to be protected from physical in¬
jury or property damage.
(c) The College should be vigilant to insure the continuing openness
and effectiveness of channels of communication among members
of the College on questions of common interest. To further this pur¬
pose, a Committee on Open Expression is hereby established as a
standing committee by the Office of the President. The Committee
on Open Expression has as its major tasks, monitoring the com¬
munication processes, recommending policies and procedures for
improvement of all channels of communication, advising ad¬
ministrative officers where appropriate, participating in evaluation
and resolution of conflicts that may arise from incidents of distur¬
bances on campus.
Section 2. Committee on Open Expression.
(a) The Committee on Open Expression consists of twelve members:
five students, four faculty members, one non-instructional staff
member and two representatives of the administration. Ad¬
ministrative officers as defined in Section 8 of Title I may not be
members of the Committee on Open Expression.
(b) Members of the committee are appointed by the President in the
a) student members shall be nominated from undergraduate and
graduate students by a means arrived at by legally recognized
representative student groups. If the students are unable to agree
upon such a procedure, and instead propose several different
procedures, the President shall make an interim choice between
the student proposals. Students selected by an interim process
shall serve only until their peers have established a permanent
b) faculty members shall be nominated by the Faculty Advisory
Council; the administration members shall be nominated by the
President; the non-instructional staff member shall be nominated
by the Non-lnstructional Council.
c) each member shall be selected for one year. Any individual may
not serve for more than two consecutive terms.
d) the chairperson of the Committee shall be selected by and from
the members of the Committee on Open Expression.
Section 3. Jurisdiction.
The Committee shall have competence to consider all issues and con¬
troversies involving open expression under the public order act. The
Committee functions include, but are not limited to, the following:
(a) Reviewing administrative decisions regarding invocation of the
public order act taken with prior Committee consultation.
(b) Recommending to the Board of Trustees and other legally
recognized bodies any proposals to amend or repeal the public
order act. The affirmative vote of seven members is required to
make such recommendation.
(c) Advising administrative officials with responsibilities affecting
freedom of expression and communication, including particularly
the use of College facilities for meetings and the utilization of force
to terminate a demonstration.
(d) Mediating where possible in situations that threaten to give rise to
incidents that may possibly violate the public order act.
(e) Evaluating and characterizing incidents that have occurred both to
determine whether the conduct considered as a whole, of any
group, has violated the public order act, and to attempt to discover
or remedy any intentional and inadvertent failures in com¬
munications that may have caused or contributed to the incident.
The Committee will not act as a disciplinary body to try charges
against individual persons and impose punishment; however, its
interpretation of the public order act may be probative in any dis¬
ciplinary proceedings that may ensue.
(f) Adopting procedures and rules for the functioning of the Com¬
mittee, varied to suit the several functions, consistent with the
public order act.
Section 4. Procedures.
1. Seven members of a Committee constitute a quorum. No member
may participate in the consideration or decision of an issue in which
he/she is or may become involved.
2. The Committee can authorize subcommittees, selected from its own
members, to act for the Committee in any matter except the
issuance of opinions interpreting the public order act, or the making
of a recommendation to amend or repeal the public order act.
RULES GOVERNING TRAFFIC AND PARKING
AT MANSFIELD STATE COLLEGE
ARTICLE I. AUTHORITY
Crimes Codes of 1972 (Act 334)
Violation of Government Rules Regarding Traffic
Each Commonwealth Agency shall promulgate rules and regulations governing all vehicular
traffic at those Commonwealth facilities situated upon property of the Commonwealth which
are within the exclusive jurisdiction of such agency including, but not limited to, regulations
governing the parking of vehicles upon such property. Whoever violates any of the rules and
regulations promulgated pursuant to this section governing the PARKING OF VEHICLES
shall, upon conviction in a summary proceeding, be sentenced to pay a fine not exceeding
$5.00. Whoever violates any of the rules and regulations promulgated pursuant to this section
governing the MOVEMENT OF TRAFFIC OR THE OPERATION OF VEHICLES shall upon con¬
viction, in a summary proceeding, be sentenced to pay a fine not exceeding $15.00.
Title 18 of the Consolidated Pennsylvania Statute (relating to crimes and offenses), as added
by this act, does not apply to offenses committed prior to the effective date of this act and
prosecutions for such offenses shall be governed by the prior law, which is continued in effect
for that purpose, as if this act were not in force. For the purpose of this section, an offense was
committed prior to the effective date of this act if any of the elements of the offense occurred
If any provisions of this act or the application thereof to any person or circumstances is held
invalid, such invalidity shall not affect other provisions or applications of the act which can be
given effect without the invalid provisions or applications, and to this end, the provisions of
this act are declared to be severable.
Sections 72 and 94 of the Statutory Constitution Act shall not be applicable to any provision of
Title 18 of the Consolidated Pennsylvania Statutes (relating to crimes and offenses) as added
by this act, except Article G (relating to miscellaneous offense) of Part II (relating to definition
of specific offenses).
Section 200. Mansfield State College
Shall mean all lands and buildings owned by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and
operated by Mansfield State College.
Section 201. Vehicle
Any device in, upon or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn
upon a public highway, excepting tractors, agricultural machinery, devices moved by human
power or used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks: Provided, that solely for the purpose
of Article X of the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code, a bicycle or a ridden animal or a tractor or any
other device moving upon wheels on a public highway, except a device moving upon wheels
upon stationary rails or tracks on a public highway, shall be deemed a vehicle, i.e., cars,
trucks, motorcycles, and motor scooters.
ARTICLE III. REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES
Section 300. Driver Responsibility
(a) Every employee, student, and contracted employee of or at Mansfield State College, who
possesses, maintains, or operates a vehicle on the campus of Mansfield State College
shall register said vehicle with the Security Department at Mansfield State College. Motor
vehicles must be registered even when their use is intermittent. Each parking decal or per¬
mit shall bear a parking area designation.
(b) Eligibility for Parking Permits: Permits to park motor vehicles on campus shall be issued
in the following priority:
1. Permits with the prefix number "11” are issued only to management and faculty per¬
2. Permits with the prefix number "33” are issued only to the non-instructional staff.
3. Permits with the prefix number "66” are issued only to non-resident junior and senior
students. Parking is permitted in designated areas only from 7:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
4. Permits with the prefix number “99” are issued only to junior and senior resident
students. Resident students are defined as those living in college-owned or leased
5. Permits with the prefix number "01” are issued to freshman and sophomore students.
Parking is restricted to No. 2 Lot at all times. (East Lot)
6. Graduate students or graduate assistants are considered students and not faculty. Per¬
mit “66” or “99”, however, will be issued with due regard for geographic convenience.
(c) Vehicles bearing any designation for Mansfield State College shall be parked in the area
designated on the permit or decal.
(d) Hours of enforcement. The enforcement of decal-parking permit regulations shall be con¬
Section 301. Decals and Parking Permits
(a) All Vehicles parked on Mansfield State College property shall display a current parking
decal or permit. Said decal shall be placed on the left rear bumper of each registered
vehicle, unless the vehicle is a motorcycle, or if a temporary card type permit is issued.
Motorcycles will display decals on left side of vehicle. Temporary permits shall be placed
on the visor and shall be placed so as to be readily visible from the exterior. Decals shall
be secured from the Director of Security within the following time limit:
1. SPRING AND FALL SEMESTER AND SUMMER SESSIONS. Students shall register
their vehicle within 24 hours after arrival on campus.
2. Students qualifying for campus parking privilege will be issued a decal indicating that
this privilege has been granted and will be assigned to a specific parking area
3. Any student who acquires the use of a motor vehicle and intends to operate the vehicle
on campus, must register the vehicle within twenty-four hours with the Director of
4. Upon sale, trade, or other disposition of any vehicle displaying a current parking decal;
or temporary permit, the owner or custodian of such vehicle shall be responsible for the
removal of said parking decal or permit, and the turn in of said parking decal or permit
to the Department of Security.
1. Faculty and Staff must register their vehicle within 24 hours after arrival on campus.
This registration is valid until termination of employment or a College-wide re¬
registration of vehicles. If a person acquires replacement or additional vehicles and
wishes to park the vehicles at Mansfield State College, said vehicles must be
2. Upon sale, trade, or other disposition of any vehicle displaying a current parking decal
or temporary permit, the owner or custodian of such vehicle shall be responsible for the
removable of said parking decal or permit, and the turn in of said parking decal or per¬
mit to the Department of Security.
C. Visitor or Guest Parking
Visitors parked in regular visitors parking stalls shall be exempt from registering their
vehicle unless the vehicle shall be on campus in excess of 72 hours.
The permit will become void when the decal identification is no longer distinguishable.
E. Operation and Parking Responsibility
The operation of a motor vehicle or parking the vehicle on college property is at the sole
risk of the operator. The college assumes no responsibility for any loss, damage or injury
to any person or property which occurs on college property.
Section 302. Misuse of Decals
It shall be unlawful for any person to display, cause, permit to be displayed, or to have in
possession, a decal knowing the same to be registered and signed for by the owner or
custodian of another vehicle.
PENALTY. Any person violating Section 300, 301, or 302 of this article shall, with the right of
appeal before the Traffic Court, pay a fine of $10.00.
Section 303. Mis-statement of Facts to Obtain Decal
It shall be unlawful for any person to falsify facts when applying for a decal or parking permit.
PENALTY. Any person violating Section 303 of this article shall, with the right of appeal
before the Traffic Court, pay a fine of $10.00.
Section 304. Changing of Lot Assignment
It shall be unlawful for any person to change area assignment on parking permits or decals
without the approval of the Security Department.
PENALTY. Any person violating Section 304 of this article shall, with the right of appeal
before the Traffic Court, pay a fine of $10.00.
Section 305. Charge for Registration
There is no charge for student parking, but a permit fee of $1.00 per permit for the year of any
part of thereof is charged. A free replacement permit will be issued for a replaced registered
vehicle upon presentation of the original but current permit. Faculty and Staff unable to
produce evidence of destruction of their permanently assigned permit will be assessed $3.00
for a new permit.
ARTICLE IV. PROHIBITED PARKING
No person shall park a vehicle or permit it to stand attended or unattended at Mansfield State
College in any of the following places:
1. Within an intersection
2. On a crosswalk
3. On a sidewalk
4. In a loading zone, unless vehicle is being loaded or unloaded.
5. On a roadway within 15 feet of a fire hydrant.
6. In an unauthorized area.
7. In any parking place other than that designated on the vehicles decal.
8. In any area other than a regularly designated parking space which shall be marked by
lines, markings, or signs.
PENALTY. Any person violating any provisions of Section 400 of this article shall, with the
right of appeal before the Traffic Court, pay a fine of not more than $5.00 for each offense.
Section 401. Parking Position
It shall be unlawful for any vehicle to be parked across lines denoting parking spaces.
PENALTY. Any person violating Section 401 of this article shall, with right of appeal before
the Traffic Court, pay a fine of not more than $5.00.
Section 402. Visitor or Guest Parking
It shall be unlawful for any person who is an employee or student at Mansfield State College to
park in a designated guest or visitor parking space.
PENALTY. Any person violating the provision of Section 402 of this article shall, with the
right of appeal before the Traffic Court, pay a fine of not more than $5.00.
Section 403. Towing Vehicles
Any police officer of Mansfield State College may order an illegally parked vehicle to be
removed from the campus and impounded when the position of such vehicle presents a
safety hazard to the public or property.
1. A list of towers, storage areas, and garages as pounds for the storage of such vehicles shall
be filed with the Mansfield State College Traffic Court by the Mansfield State College
Department of Security.
2. The pounds shall be bonded in the amount of $10,000 to indemnify the owner of such im¬
pounded vehicle against the loss thereof, or injury, or damage thereto, while in custody of
3. The rate for towing shall not be more than $20.00 plus not more than $1.00 per loaded mile
for cars; the rate for trucks shall not be more than $50.00 plus not more than $2.00 per
4. Within twelve (12) hours from the time of removal of such vehicle, notice of the fact that
such vehicle has been impounded shall be sent by the Mansfield State College Security Of¬
fice to the owner of record of such vehicle, designating the place from which said vehicle
was removed, the reason for its removal and impounding, and the location to which it has
5. The payment of such charges, unless such payment shall be made "under protest”, shall
be final and conclusive, and shall constitute a waiver of any right to recover the money so
6. In the event that the towing and impounding charges are paid “under protest”, the offender
shall be entitled to a hearing before the Traffic Court, in which case defendant shall be
proceeded against and shall receive such notice as is provided by these rules in other
cases of summary offenses, and shall have the same rights to appeal and waiver of
hearing. If the Traffic Court shall find either:
a. That these rules were not validly enforced.
b. That the vehicle was not parked in a location prohibited by these rules, or
c. That at the time, the vehicle was towed away, the owner or person for the time being in
charge was present and willing to remove the same. Then Mansfield State College shall
pay the towing charges.
7. No vehicle shall be removed under the authority of an impounding ordinance if, at the time
of such intended removal, the owner or the person for the time being in charge of such
vehicle is present and expresses a willingness and intention to immediately remove said
Section 404. Suspension of Parking Privilege
The Mansfield State College Traffic Court may suspend the parking privilege of any individual
at Mansfield State College upon showing reasonable cause for such action. Notice shall be
sent to the individual when his parking privilege has been suspended.
Section 405. Temporary Closing of Sections of Campus
The Director of security shall have the authority to temporarily close or restrict parking and/or
traffic at Mansfield State College.
Section 406. Exclusions
Emergency vehicles are excluded from this article; however, said vehicle shall not be parked
or operated in a manner which will constitute a safety hazard.
ARTICLE V. TRAFFIC SIGN INTERPRETATION
Section 500. Signs or Signals
It shall be unlawful for the driver or operator of any vehicle on the grounds of Mansfield State
College to disobey the directions of any traffic sign unless so directed by a peace officer.
PENALTY. Any person violating Section 500 of this article shall, with right of appeal before
the Traffic Court, pay a fine not exceeding $15.00.
ARTICLE VI. FINES
Procedure for Paying Fines:
Checks are to be made payable to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Fines are paid in the
Security Office between 9:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M.
Procedure for Unpaid Fines:
Traffic and parking violations not appealed according to Section 700 of Article VII shall be
referred to the district magistrate in citation form.
Fine*: First Parking Violation
A warning ticket will be issued for the first parking violation. To be a warning, however, the
ticket must be presented in person at the Security Office within 48 hours.
RECEIPT OF FOUR OR MORE TICKETS, mandatory appearance before Traffic Court.
ALL TICKETS, including warning tickets must be cleared through the Security Office.
ARTICLE VII. APPEALS
Section 700. Procedure:
Traffic and parking violations may be appealed in writing within 72 hours after the violation to
the Director of Security. Appeals not resolved by the Director of Security will be referred to the
Mansfield State College Traffic Court. The Traffic Court shall consider each appeal referred
within twenty (20) days of issuance of the notice of violation, or at the next scheduled Traffic
Court Meeting. When appeals are denied by the Traffic Court, fines shall be payable within
one week following the date of the notification sent by the Traffic Court to the appellant. Notice
of action taken by the Court shall be sent to each person appealing a violation. If the person
whose appeal is denied fails to pay his fine within the prescribed time limit, a citation shall be
filed with a district magistrate within five (5) days.
Definition and Purpose
It is the intention of this procedure to identify the steps necessary to remove all vehicles from
key streets and parking areas on campus so as to permit Buildings and Grounds to clear
snow from the areas.
This procedure concerns all personnel with vehicles on campus.
1. Security will be responsible for all notices to dorms and office buildings as to snow
removal and/or plowing.
2. Security to control and remove all cars that are hindering the snow removal process.
3. Maintenance insures that the East Parking Lot is plowed so as to have a place to park
1. Security Office shall make it known to all persons parking cars on campus either by
posted notices on bulletin boards, radio, loud speakers in dormitories or a combination of
these, where parking lots or streets shall be vacated for snow removal purposes. After
snow has been removed in any given area, Security shall advise all persons by the same
means as to the re-opening of street or parking lot parking.
2. Upon proper notice, if vehicles are not removed by the owners, Security shall have the
vehicles removed by tow truck at the owners’ expense. Security officers shall make every
effort to contact owners of cars, but in the event the owners cannot be found, towing will
be done as a last resort.
3. In the event of a heavy snow warning being predicted for the area, students that have cars
parked along either side of Clinton Street from College Place to First Street, in service
parking areas surrounding and adjacent to dormitories in the parking lots in back of the
Infirmary and in back of the Tennis Courts on the South end of the Campus will make an
immediate attempt to transfer their vehicles to the East Parking Lot of the Campus prior to
the snow fall, or, if possible, at the very early stages of the snowfall. The students shall
continue using the East Parking Lot area until word is received from Security that the
snow emergency has passed.
SCHOLASTIC STANDARDS AND REQUIREMENTS
Students are urged to make the fullest possible use of the academic
counseling available to them through their respective advisors,
departmental chairpersons, instructors and deans. Faculty are expected
to post and keep regular office hours for this purpose.
The student should make a choice of major only after considerable
thought and deliberation. Current information regarding the various
fields of study offered at Mansfield State College may be obtained from
the Department Chairperson, Academic Dean, and the Placement Of¬
Class standing is determined by the total number of semester hours
earned including acceptable credits transferred from other accredited
Freshman .0-31 semester hours of earned credit
Sophomore . 32-63 semester hours of earned credit
Junior . 64-95 semester hours of earned credit
Senior . 96 semester hours or more of earned credit
Before the end of the sophomore year, students are to select a major
field of study. To select a major (if initially “undecided”) or to change a
major, a student must process a Change of Curriculum Form, which may
be obtained from the student’s Dean.
To be considered a full-time student a minimum of 12 semester hours
of work must be carried. 12 to 18 semester hours constitutes a nor¬
mal student class schedule. A student desiring to carry more than 18
semester hours must obtain permission from his/her department
chairperson (for credits beyond 18 there is a per credit hour fee) and
meet the following:
Credits Quality Point Average
19 2.60 or above
20 3.00 or above
(Exceptions must be approved by
the office of Academic Affairs)
MARKING AND POINT SYSTEM
Mansfield State College employs the 4-point system in evaluating
Good College Work
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Instructors may correlate percentage scores with letter grades. For
such correlations the following list of equivalents is presented:
— 100 =
— 89 =
— 79 =
— 69 =
— 59 =
The quality point average (Q.P.A.) is determined by dividing the toal
number of quality points earned by the total number of semester hours
of work attempted, excluding semester hours earned on the Pass-Fail
basis. It should be noted that semester hours and credit hours are one
and the same. The Q.P.A. is the index by which a student’s academic
standing is judged.
An “F” grade in a required course must be cleared by repeating the
course. If a student who entered Mansfield State College in June, 1975 or
later repeats a course which cannot be repeated for credit, all grades
received shall be included on the transcript, but only the last grade
received shall be used to compute the student’s Q.P.A.
An “I" (incomplete) grade is used to denote unfinished work because
of a death in the family, illness, accident or other serious mitigating cir¬
cumstances. “I” grades are given by the professor of the course in con¬
sultation with the Academic Affairs Office. The student is responsible for
the removal of an “I” grade before the end of the third week for the next
semester, excluding summer school. If the “I” grade is not cleared in that
period, the Records Office shall record a final grade of “F”.
In addition to letter grades, the following designations (none of which is
figured in the Q.P.A.) are used in situations warranting them:
S — Satisfactory
U — Unsatisfactory
EX — Credit by examination
W — Withdrawal from the course after the drop-add period with the
approval of the instructor and the Office of Academic Affairs.
AU — Audited
P — Pass on P/F basis
F — Fail on P/F basis
WITHDRAWAL FROM OR ADDITION OF A COURSE
A student must add a course during the first two weeks of the
During the first nine weeks of the semester or the equivalent period in
summer school, a student may withdraw from a course by submitting the
completed “drop form” to the Registrar. No record will be made of the
From the end of the ninth week to the end of the semester, withdrawal
from a course will be authorized only for extenuating circumstances
which must be approved by the student’s Department Chairperson, the
Instructor and the Registrar. A statement in writing from the student’s
medical doctor, counselor, or close family must be approved before a
student is permitted to complete withdrawal procedures.
If the withdrawal is authorized, a “WP” or “WF,” based upon
achievement at that point, will be recorded on the transcript without be¬
ing computed in the Q.P.A. A student will receive an “F” in any course
from which he/she withdraws without approval.
1. Eight courses may be taken under the pass/fail option over the
total four years. A student may take no more than one course for
pass/fail each semester.
2. No 100 or 200 level courses taken in fulfillment of Core or General
Education requirements may be taken pass/fail.
3. Any 100 or 200 level course may be taken for pass/fail but they will
be counted as free electives only.
4. Courses required by the major department may only be included in
the pass/fail option at the discretion of the department.
5. Pass grades will be “D” or better and three failures under the
option will constitute loss of the option. Pass/fail courses are not
reflected in the quality point average of the student, but will be
counted as credits earned if a passing grade is received The
s udent has a two week period at the beginning of the semester to
elect to take a course pass/fail. He may not change his pass/fail
option to a letter grade or select the pass/fail option after the two-
week add period has passed.
CHANGE OF MAJOR
Requests to change major may be initiated in the office of the student’s
Whenever any rule or regulation of the College causes an unfair
hardship, the student is entitled to petition for an exception by fillinq out
a petition form obtainable from his/her appropriate Dean. Advisors will
be glad to assist in the preparation of a petition. Completed forms should
have the necessary signatures prior to submission to the Office for
ACADEMIC DISMISSAL POLICY
Students attending Mansfield State College are permitted continued
matriculation governed by credits attempted with the corresponding
minimum quality point average (Q.P.A.) as required by the outline below
The grade report issued to students at the end of every marking period
serves as the means by which each student is informed of his/her
academic standing. Should a student’s grade point average be below a
cumulative 2.0 he/she will receive a letter of warning from the Academic
Affairs Office. The following schedule shall be the minimum requirement
for continuation and satisfactory standing at Mansfield State College
0 — 18 S.H. attempted 1.00 Q.P.A. or better
19 — 37 S.H. attempted 1.60 Q.P.A. or better
38 — 56 S.H. attempted 1.80 Q.P.A. or better
57 — or more S.H. attempted 2.00 Q.P.A. or better
Any student whose quality point average is below the standard set
forth above at the end of the fall or spring semester will be dismissed
from the college.
Transfer students are not subject to academic dismissal until they have
completed two semesters at Mansfield State College unless their Q.P.A.
at the end of the first semester is less than 1.00. Thereafter transfer
students are subject to the same academic standards. For example a
student who is granted eighteen (18) semester hours of credit in transfer
and who has accumulated thirty (30) semester hours of credit during the
two semesters at Mansfield will have attempted a total of forty-eight (48)
semester hours at the end of the second semester and must earn a
Q.P.A. of at least 1.80 to continue.
Readmitted students are subject to the same academic standards.
A one year interval must elapse before a student who has been dis¬
missed for academic deficiency may be readmitted to to the College.
Students twice dismissed for academic reasons, automatically terminate
their association with Mansfield State College.
ACADEMIC STANDARDS REVIEW BOARD
Students who have not achieved the minimum required grade point
average to permit them continued matriculation will be dismissed from
the College. The academic standard to be followed in the case of each
student will be that academic standard’s policy which was in effect at the
time of the student’s initial matriculation or readmission.
Following dismissal notification a student, upon personal initiative, has
recourse to the Academic Standard’s Review Board if in his/her opinion
there would be sufficient reason upon which to appeal the dismissal.
Should the student desire a review of the case, he/she should state this
to the administrative officer informing him/her of dismissal.
I. Composition of the Review Board:
A. The Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs serves as
Chairperson of the Board.
B. One faculty member from each school of the College plus one
member-at-large shall serve as voting members of the Board for
a term of one year.
C. The Chairperson of the student’s department shall have one
D. One faculty member of the student’s choice shall have a vote.
A. The Office of Academic Affairs shall establish the dates of the
Review Board and notify the student of the designated time and
place. The Chairperson of the Board will not have a vote unless
there is a split decision.
B. After having been notified of the time for the hearing the student
is expected to address to the Chairperson of the Review Board a
written appeal stating his/her case. This written appeal may be
mailed to the Chairperson or brought in person by the student to
the hearing. In no case, however, will the Board be obligated to
decide an appeal if the student has failed to provide the Board
with a written statement of the appeal.
C. After receiving information with regard to the appointed time and
place for the hearing, the student is expected to request his/her
departmental chairperson and a faculty member of personal
choice to appear before the Board at the appropriate time. The
Board will not hear a student who does not have faculty
D. Before a student discusses the case with the Board, the student’s
written review will be read by the Board. The voting members of
the A.S.R.B. will consider all necessary records of the student.
The student also will be given the opportunity to speak to the
A.S.R.B. (if he/she so desires).
E. Following the presentation of the appeal, the five Board
members for the case will vote by secret ballot (example: John
Doe — granted or denied) and the student will be notified im¬
mediately of the Board’s decision.
F. Failure to appear on the part of the student constitutes waiver of
the appeal. Should the student’s chairperson or the faculty
member of personal choice fail to appear, the remaining voting
members will have the determining votes. A majority vote of the
members will determine the decision on any specific case.
G. If the student’s appeal is denied, he/she may initiate an appeal to
the President if he/she has new information to present.
WITHDRAWAL FROM THE COLLEGE
Students wishing to withdraw from the College must initiate the
process in the Testing and Counseling Center. After proper completion
of all withdrawal papers the student is cleared for formal withdrawal.
The student’s academic record is marked with the words “Withdrew
(date) No Credit.” No grades whatever are recorded. If a student
withdraws at the end of the semester and wishes to receive credit and
grades for the semester, the withdrawal form must be dated on the day
following the last day of classes/final exams.
Withdrawal without proper notification and approval may prejudice the
student’s record and his/her chance for readmission. The College
reserves the right to record “F” grades for courses not completed during
the semester in which the student has improperly withdrawn.
Regular and punctual class attendance is expected of all students.
Student evaluation expressed as grades will be determined on the
basis of academic performance which may include classroom par¬
ticipation. Professors will outline their criteria for academic evaluation
prior to the end of the first week of class.
Bona fide absences because of illness, serious mitigating circum¬
stances, or absences because of official College representation approv¬
ed by the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs shall be
accepted by all faculty.
The student is responsible directly to his/her instructors for class and
laboratory attendance; absences must be made up to the satisfaction of
Faculty members are expected to take reasonable precautions to
reduce to a minimum opportunities for dishonesty in academic work.
Faculty should instruct the students as to the meaning of plagiarism so
as to aid in solving the plagiarism problem. Where possible, the faculty
member is expected to assess offenses of academic dishonesty in the in¬
terests of acceptable high standards. This is a matter primarily between
the student and instructor. Requests for special assistance may be made
to the Office of Academic Affairs.
POLICY ON THE CONFIDENTIALITY OF
MANSFIELD STATE COLLEGE
Mansfield State College collects and maintains data and information
about students for designated periods of time for the expressed purpose
of facilitating their educational development. The College recognizes the
privacy rights of individuals, as guaranteed by the Family Rights and
Privacy Act of 1974 and the Pennsylvania Right-to-Know Law of 1957, yet
attempts to balance those rights with the institution’s need for infor¬
mation relevant to the fulfillment of its educational missions. The College
further recognizes its obligations to inform the student of the existence
and location of records as well as to define the purpose for which such
information is obtained; to provide security for such material; to permit
student access to, disclosure of, and challenge to this information as
herein described; and to remove such information when its retention is
no longer warranted.
STATEMENT OF POLICY REGARDING ACCESS
TO EDUCATION RECORDS
No information from records, files and data directly related to a student
shall be disclosed to individuals or agencies outside Mansfield State
College without the express written consent of the student. The only ex¬
ceptions to this policy of access involve response to lawful subpoena or
court order and where the request is submitted by specifically
designated educational and governmental officials as required by the
Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (Public Law 93-380
Education Amendments). Information contained in such records may be
shared within the College. Records originating at another institution will
be subject to these policies. There will be annual notification to students
of the provisions of this policy.
DEFINITION OF EDUCATION RECORD AND STUDENT
Education records are defined as those files, documents and other
materials which contain information directly related to a student and are
maintained by Mansfield State College or by a party acting on behalf of
Mansfield State College.
Material not included within the scope of the term education record
and therefore not available for inspection by the student are:
Records of instructional, supervisory and administrative per¬
sonnel and ancillary educational personnel which are in the sole
possession of the maker thereof and are not accessible or
revealed to any other individual except a substitute. A substitute
refers to an individual who performs on a temporary basis the
duties of the individual who made the record and does not refer
to an individual who may permanently succeed the maker of the
record. Disciplinary records are covered by this provision with
the exception that they may be personally reviewed by a lawyer
or other appropriate professional of the student’s choice.
Records relating to an individual’s employment which are main¬
tained in the normal course of business and which relate ex¬
clusively to his or her capacity as an employee.
Records of the Security Office which are maintained separately
from other institutional records and solely for law enforcement
Records created or maintained by a physician, psychiatrist,
psychologist, or other recognized professional or para-
professional acting in his or her professional capacity, or
assisting in that capacity are not subject to the provisions of
access, disclosure and challenge. Such records, however, must
be created, maintained or used only in connection with the
provision of treatment to the student and are not disclosed to
anyone other than the individuals providing the treatment. The
definition of treatment does not include remedial educational
activities or activities which are part of a program of instruction.
Such records may be personally reviewed by a physician or
other appropriate professional of the student’s choice.
For the purpose of this policy, a student is defined as an individual
currently or previously enrolled in any academic offering of the College.
This definition does not include prospective students.
COLLEGE OFFICERS RESPONSIBLE FOR STUDENT RECORDS
The following College Officers are designated as responsible for
student records within their respective areas: Vice President for
Academic Affairs, Vice President for Administrative Affairs, and the Vice
President for Student Affairs.
Each of these officers is responsible for making available a list of
student records within his or her respective area of responsibility in¬
dicating the purpose, storage, security and disposition of each student
record. The Vice President for Student Affairs will be responsible for
maintaining a college-wide listing of the records, files and data collected
on individual students.
DISCLOSURE OF PUBLIC INFORMATION
The following information may be made available regarding students
of the College without their prior consent and is considered part of the
public record of their attendance:
2. Address (local and permanent)
3. Telephone number
4. Date and place of birth
5. Major field of study
6. Participation in officially recognized activities and sports
7. Weight and height of members of athletic teams
8. Dates of attendance
9. Degrees and awards received
10. Most recent educational institution attended
A student wishing to prevent the public disclosure of the above infor¬
mation may request same by contacting the Office of the Vice President
for Student Affairs prior to the close of the first week of classes of any
given academic semester. Such a request, however, must be to prevent
the public disclosure of all of the above information not one or more of
the ten individual items.
DISCLOSURE OF EDUCATION RECORDS TO THE STUDENT
Students are accorded the right to inspect, in the presence of a
College staff member, official college records, files, and data which refer
directly to them. Where the records contain information relative to third
persons, students will be informed by College officials of only that infor¬
mation which pertains specifically to them.
This right of inspection must be honored within a reasonable time, but
in no case longer than forty-five (45) days, following submission to the
appropriate official of a written request to inspect personal records.
Students also have the right to receive an explanation of any information
contained in files.
Students are entitled to challenge or add to the factual basis of any
entry contained in the records for the purpose of correcting misleading
inaccurate or inappropriate data contained therein. However, the sub¬
stantive judgment of a faculty member about a student’s work expressed
in grades and/or evaluation is not within the purview of this right to
challenge. Challenges should be submitted in writing to the appropriate
College official in which area the questioned material is maintained.
The College officer receiving the challenge is authorized to rectify the
entry and so notify the student, without a hearing if such a course of
action is warranted. The designated officer will evaluate the challenge to
the questioned entry and will determine whether or not the material is in¬
accurate and/or misleading in a manner justifying its correction or
removal from the records. The student’s written statement of challenge
regarding the content of the record will remain a part of that record
regardless of the outcome of the challenge. An adverse decision may be
appealed in writing by the student to the appropriate Vice President and,
finally, to the President of the College.
A student may waive his/her right to access to confidential letters of
recommendation which he/she seeks for admission to.any educational
agency or institution, for employment, or for application for an honor or
honorary recognition. The student must be notified on request of all such
individuals furnishing recommendation, and the letters must be solely
for the stated purpose for which the student was notified and for which
he/she waived right of access. Such waivers may not be required as a
condition for admission to, receipt of financial aid form, or receipt of any
other services or benefits from such agency or institution.
Each record-keeping unit of the College will establish procedures for
accommodating requests for students access to their records. An ad¬
ministrative charge not exceeding the actual cost to the College of
providing access may be initiated in certain areas for access to record
information. While public law does not require copy privilege, students
may request same. The decision to provide copies of the requested
documents rests with the responsible administrative officer. The fee for
each copy will be in accord with the above statement on costs.
DISCLOSURE OF EDUCATION RECORDS TO THIRD PARTIES
Mansfield State College shall release education records or personal
information only with the expressed written consent of the student.
Disclosures will be made to a third party only on the condition that
written consent is obtained from the student and only on condition that
the third party will not permit additional access to the information by an
additional person without further written consent of the student prior to
such an individual transfer of information.
Exceptions to this are as follows:
1. Disclosure to Educational Officials
School officials within the Mansfield State College community who
have a legitimate professional right-to-know may have access to
2. Disclosure Pursuant to Judicial Order
Information concerning a student shall be released if properly sub¬
poenaed pursuant to a judicial, legislative, or administrative
proceeding. Effort will be made to give advance notice to the
student of such an order before compliance by the College.
3. Disclosure Pursuant to Requests for Financial Aid
Necessary academic and/or financial student records may be dis¬
closed without the student’s prior consent in connection with the
student’s application for, or receipt of, financial aid.
4. Disclosure to Federal and State Authorities
This policy will not preclude access to student records by authoriz¬
ed federal and state officials in connection with the audit and
evaluation of federally supported education programs or in con¬
nection with the enforcement of federal and state legal re¬
quirements which relate to such programs. Except when collection
of personally identifiable data is specifically authorized by federal
a nd state law, any data collected and reported with respect to an
individual student will not include information (including Social
Security number) which would permit the personal identification of
5. Disclosure Under Emergency Conditions
On an emergency basis information about a student may be
released by a designated officer of the College when that infor-
matron is necessary to protect the health or safety of a student.
6. Disclosure to Education Agencies or Institutions
Information which will not permit the individual identification of
students may be released to organizations of educational agencies
or institutions for the purpose of developing, validating, and ad¬
ministering predictive tests and measurements. Similarly, infor¬
mation may be released to accrediting organizations in order to
carry out their accrediting functions.
7. Disclosure to Parents of Dependent Students
Information concerning a student who is dependent (as defined in
the Internal Revenue Code of 1954) may be released to that
student’s parents. The Internal Revenue Service defines a
dependent student as one who attended an educational institution
full-time for any five calendar months of a tax year and who was
provided more than one-half of his/her support as claimed by the
parents on their income tax statement. For purposes of this policy
the assumption, unless individually certified to the contrary under
the criteria above, will be that undergraduate students of the
College are dependent students. Certification of independence
may be affected through the Office of the Vice President for
MR. J. PAULMcMILLEN
THE MANSFIELD FOUNDATION, INC.
The Mansfield Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit corporation formed in
1974 in support of educational activities throughout the northern tier of
Pennsylvania in conjunction with Mansfield State College.
A broad spectrum of projects is funded by the Foundation including
scholarships, student loans, assistance to departmental programs and
faculty support. The Foundation also assists with the Mansfield Festival
Theatre, Alumni Weekend and the publishing of the Mansfleldlan.
Contributions to aid projects such as these come from alumni, faculty,
parents, friends of the College and the business community.
The Foundation office is located in the Richards House on campus. Mr.
J. Paul McMillen is the Executive Director and the Board of Directors is
represented by six constituencies: Trustees of the College, Faculty,
Alumni, Student Body, College Community Services and the
MANSFIELD BUSINESS HOURS
U.S. POST OFFICE
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
and Friday . 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday .8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Monday through Saturday . 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday and Holidays . 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
COMMONWEALTH BANK AND TRUST COMPANY
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday . 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Friday . 8:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Wednesday and Saturday . 8:30 a.m.-12:00 noon
FIRST CITIZENS NATIONAL BANK
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
Waik-up . 8:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m., 3:00-4:30 p.m.
Lobby . 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Drive up . 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Walk-up . 8:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m., 3:00-6:00 p.m.
Lobby . 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Drive-up . 8:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Wednesday and Saturday
Walk-up . 8:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m.
Lobby . 9:00 a.m.-12:00 Noon
Drive-up . 8:30 a.m.-12:00 Noon
Hours of service in local restaurants vary with season; most are open
for service of breakfast, lunch and dinner. Closing hours are posted on
STORES AND BUSINESS ESTABLISHMENTS
Most Mansfield businesses close on Wednesday afternoons; in
general, the local hours of business are:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday ... 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Friday . 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday .9:00;a.m. to 12:00 noon
The Mansfield Bus Terminal is located at 20 South Main Street next to
the Dutch Pantry Restaurant.
By auto, Elmira is 30 miles from Mansfield, Williamsport — 49 miles,
Philadelphia 225 miles, Erie — 226 miles and Pittsburqh_270
Major airlines schedule flights to both Chemung County Airport on
Route 17 between Elmira and Corning, New York, and to Lycoming
County Airport in Montoursville adjacent to Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Boyce Motel ...
Canyon Motel ..
Fritz’s Motel ...
West’s Motel ...
MANSFIELD AREA CHURCHES
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH Corner of N. Main Street and Sherwood Ave.
Rev. Benjamin Nevin 662-2248 (office) 662-3172 (home)
Service — 11:00 a.m.
Church School — 9:45 a.m.
CHURCH OF THE HOLY CHILD (Roman Catholic) S. Main Street
Rev. Joseph Houston 662-3568 (rectory) 662-9996 (church)
Mass Sunday — 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
Weekdays — 8:30 a.m.
ST. JAMES EPISCOPAL CHURCH Wellsboro and St. James Streets
The Rev. David Smith 662-2003
Holy Communion — 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
Sunday School — 10:00 a.m.
Evensong (1st Sunday of the month) — 5:00 p.m.
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Wellsboro and Academy Streets
Rev. David Weaver 662-3610
Services — 11:00 a.m.
Choir — 9:45 a.m.
Sunday School — 9:45 a.m.
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Wellsboro Street
Rev. William Emery 662-3132 (study) 662-3092 (church)
Choir — 9:45 a.m.
Church School — 9:45 a.m.
Common Worship — 11:00 a.m.
HOPE LUTHERAN CHURCH In St. Peter’s Parish Center, Pearl Street in
Rev. Richard Ruff 376-5001 (CHAPLAIN: SOLDIERS AND SAILORS
MEM. HOSPITAL Wellsboro, Pa. 724-1631)
Sunday School — 9:45 a.m.
Worship Service — 10:30 a.m.
HIGHWAY TABERNACLE ASSEMBLY OF GOD Route 6, Highway
Rev. Kenneth Meyer 662-3657
Service — 11:00 a.m.
Church School — 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Night Service — 6:30 p.m.
SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH Route 6
Pastor Eugene Wood
Sabbath School — Saturday, 10:00 a.m.
Worship Service — Saturday, 11:30 a.m.
MAINESBURG UNITED METHODIST, ELK RUN UNITED METHODIST,
STATE ROAD BAPTIST
Mr. Richard Williams 549-2483
Elk Run U.M. Church School — 10:00 a.m.
Worship — 11:00 a.m.
Mainesburg U.M. — State Rd. Baptist
Worship — 9:30 a.m.
Church School — 10:30 a.m.
CHURCH OF CHRIST DISCIPLES Canoe Camp
Sunday School — 9:30 a.m.
Worship Service — 10:30 a.m.
CONGREGATION B’NAI ISRAEL 900 W. Water, Elmira, New York
Rabbi David Zielonka
Service Friday Evening — 8:00 p.m.
Saturday Morning — 8:00 a.m.
Admissions . Alumni Hall
Alumni Affairs .North Hall
Art Department . Allen Hall
Arts and Sciences . South Hall
Audio Visual Department .North Hall
Biology Department . Grant Science Center
Bookstore . Manser Hall
Business, Economics and Computer Science .North Hall
Campus Ministry . South Hall
Chemistry Department .Grant Science Center
College Union Board . Memorial Hall
Computer Education Center .North Hall
Continuing Education . South Hall
Counseling Center . Haverly House
Criminal Justice Administration .North Hall
Development Office .North Hall
Dining Hall . Manser Hall
Elementary Education .
English Department .
Financial Aid .
Fine and Applied Arts .
Foreign Languages .
Geography and Regional Planning
Graduate Studies .
Health/Physical Education .
History Department .
Home Economics .
Mathematics Department .
Music Department .
Nursery School .
Philosophy Department .
Physics Department .
Placement Office .
Political Science Department .
Psychology Department .
Public School Nursing .
Radio Station .
Secondary Education .
Security Office .
Special Education .
Special Programs .
Speech Communication and Theatre
Steadman Theatre .
Student Affairs .
Student Government .
Students (Dean) .
Teacher Education .
TV and Instructional Electronics ....
. Cedarcrest Manor
Laurel Manor A & B
Maple Hall A & B
. Retan Center
. Retan Center
. Belknap Hall
. South Hall
. Alumni Hall
. Belknap Hall
. Belknap Hall
. Alumni Hall
. South Hall
. Home Economics Center
.... Doane Health Center
Alumni Hall (Main Library)
Retan Center (Education)
Butler Center (Music)
. South Hall
. Home Economics Center
. South Hall
.... Grant Science Center
. South Hall
.... Grant Science Center
. South Hall
. South Hall
.... Doane Health Center
. South Hall
. Recreation Center
. South Hall
. Retan Center
. South Hall
. South Hall
. South Hall
. Memorial Hall
. Memorial Hall
. Retan Center
Office of the President . Room 118/122
Vice President for Academic Affairs . Room 106
Assistant Vice-President for Academic Affairs . Room 104
Vice-President for Administrative Affairs . Room 111
Director of Admissions . Room G8
Assistant Director of Admissions . Room G11
Office of Graduate Studies . Room 109
Registrar . Room G1
Director of Budgets and Accounts . Room 135
Computer Service Center . Room 125
Admissions Counselor . Room G7
Director of Personnel Services . Room 130
Revenue Office . Room 138
Affirmative Action Office . Room 117
Dean of Students . Room 209
Director of Student Activities . Room 205
Student Government Association . Room 214
College Union Board . Room 215
Carontawan . Room 211
Flashlight . Room 217
Information Desk . 1st Floor Lobby
Vice President for Student Affairs . Room 110
Residence Life Office . Room 106
Financial Aid Office . Room 107
Office of Career Planning and Placement . Room 204
Veterans Office . Room 107
Director Continuing Education . Room 103
Dean, Arts and Sciences . Room 112
Advising Center . Room 112A
Central Bank .Manser Lobby
College Community Services .Manser Lobby
Allen Hall. Building Director — Dr. Bencetic
Any student or organization wishing to use Allen Hall or the Little
Theatre in Allen Hall after 5:00 p.m. or on Saturday or Sunday must file
for permission with the Building Director well in advance of proposed
Due to the construction of the building, there will be no smoking except
in the rest rooms and offices. Failure to obey these directives could lead
to disciplinary action.
Belknap Hall. Building Director — Mr. Bogart
All persons who intend to use the building at any time should request
permission from the office of the building director. The building will be
open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
All student activities should cease at 11:00 p.m.
Students using the rooms will observe the “no smoking” rules.
Butler Center. Building Director — Dr. E. Zdzinski
1. The building will be open daily from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. for
scheduled activities and for practicing.
2. To reserve the use of Steadman Theatre, classrooms, or rehearsal
rooms, contact the Music Department Office.
3. No smoking except in corridors and foyers.
4. The building will be open for music students, for use of assigned
rooms only during the following hours: after 5:00 p.m. from Mon¬
day through Friday; from noon on Saturday and Sunday.
Decker Gym. Building Director — Mr. H. Shaw
1. Only the students taking part in scheduled classes, practice for
sports, or regularly-scheduled recreational activities shall be
allowed to use the gymnasium except by permission from the
director of the building.
2. No one shall be allowed on the gymnasium floor unless he is
equipped with regulation gymnasium shoes.
Doane Health Center. Building Director — Mrs. Jones
This building houses the college health services and infirmary.
There are nurses on duty 24 hours a day; so facilities are always
available as needed. (Continued on Page 118)
Grant Science. - Building Directors — Dr. Weed,
Dr. Hartman, Mr. Mason
Students shall not use the building after 5:00 p.m. or on Saturday or
Sunday unless attended by a member of the faculty.
For special meetings or club activities, permission to use the building
may be secured from the Building Director.
Home Economics Center Building Director — Ms. K. Keller
All persons who intend to use the Home Economics Center at any time,
except for regularly scheduled classes, shall request permission from
the building director in the Home Economics Center, Room 113. Student
groups using the building must be attended by a faculty member unless
other arrangements are made by administrative personnel.
Please observe “No Smoking” in the classroom.
Manser Hall. Building Director — Mr. R. Kelchner
The lobby on the first floor of Manser Hall, the dining facility, is
available for student and/or faculty groups after 7 AM daily. Reser¬
vations must be made in advance through the Dean of Student’s Office,
209 Memorial Hall.
Memorial Hall. Building Director — Mr. R. Kelchner
The College Union (Student Center) contains the Yearbook Office, the
Student Newspaper Office, The Student Government Office and the
College Union Board Office. Meeting rooms and lounge space are
available by reservation through the Office of the Building Director, 209
Recreation Center. Building Director — Mr. Kelchner
Recreation facilities in this building are open for use from 8:00 a.m. to
11:00 p.m. Special groups wishing to use the facilities must reserve them
through the office of the building director, 209 Memorial Hall.
Residence Hall. Building Directors —
Assistant Director of Residence Life
Residence Hall facilities are available only on a limited basis for non¬
residence hall groups. Inquires about the use of these facilities must be
cleared with the building director.
Retan Center. Building Director — Dr. R. Swinsick
1. All persons who wish to schedule the use of Retan Center facilities
must request permission in advance from the Building Director.
The name of the person in charge must be given at this time.
2. Student groups using the building should be attended by a faculty
member or adviser. If this is not feasible, it is necessary to at least
have the faculty adviser’s endorsement of responsibility for the ac¬
3. Granting of permission to use the building carries with it the
responsibility for the using group to observe closely the smoking
and general clean-up rules.
South Hall. Building Director — Dr. R. Scott
1. This building is used for faculty offices and classrooms. Monday
through Friday the building is open from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
2. Students will enter and leave the building through the North
entrance and main door on the East side of the building. Exit on the
Southeast corner may be used for egress only.
3. The building is not open on Saturday and Sunday unless prior
arrangements are made through faculty and the building director.
4. Use of the ground floor (lower level) is confined to radio station
personnel, faculty and administrators only.
Straughn Auditorium Building Director — Mr. C. Crisp
(Seating Capacity — 1166)
1. The building will be opened by the janitor at 7:00 a.m. and closed at
6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday except when hours have been
arranged for through the building director. The building will close
for the weekend at noon on Saturday except as above.
2. All meetings, rehearsals, and other activities requiring the facilities
of the auditorium or the stage must be scheduled in advance with
the building director.
3. Arrangements for janitor services, including changes in the set-up
of the stage must be made through the building director at least 48
hours in advance of the time needed.
WHERE TO FIND THE ANSWERS
SUBJECT OR PROBLEM
WHERE TO GO FOR ANSWERS
Clearance for illness . Doane Health Center
Clearance for other reasons . V.P. for Student Affairs, 110 SH
Activities, Student . Director, Student Activities, 205 MH
Adding Courses ...Mr. Monoski, G1 Alumni Hall
Admission to College
Undergraduate . Director of Admission, G7 Alumni
Graduate .Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies, 109 Alumni
Advanced Standing . V.P. for Academic Affairs, 106 Alumni
Advisors to Organizations . Dean of Students, 209 MH
Affirmative Action Officer . 123 Alumni
Alumni Affairs . Richards House
Athletic Events . Director of Athletics, Decker Gym
Attendance Regulations . V.P. for Academic Affairs, 106 Alumni
Audio-Visual Aids .23C, North Hall
Auditing Courses . Divisional Deans Offices
Permit . Security Office, Rec. Center
Regulations . V.P. for Student Affairs, 110 SH
Billing . Revenue Office, 138 Alumni
Books and Supplies . Bookstore, Manser Hall
Campus Media (Carontawan & Flashlight). . 2nd Floor, Memorial Hall
Campus Visitations .Ass’t. Director of Admissions, G7 Alumni
Catalogue Interpretation . Academic Deans, Student Affairs,
Staff Faculty Advisor
Changes of Major . V.P. for Academic Affairs, 106 Alumni
Certification, Teaching . Dean, Professional Studies, 113 RC
College Union Board .215 MH
Commencement . Mrs. DiBiase, 103 Alumni
Counseling . Counseling Center, Haverly House
Counseling, Career . Placement and Career Counseling,
204 South Hall
Academic . Ass’t V.P. for Academic Affairs, 103 Alumni
Disciplinary . V.P. for Student Affairs, 110 SH
Employment after graduation . Director of Placement, 204 SH
Employment, Off-Campus . Placement and Career Counseling,
204 South Hall
Employment, Summer . Placement and Career Counseling,
204 South Hall
Fees, Refunds . Revenue Office, 138 Alumni
Financial Problems . Student Financial Aid Office, 107 SH
Foreign Student Affairs .Counseling Center, Haverly House
Guidance Testing .
Health Problems .
Judicial System .
Lost and Found .
Off-Campus Housing .
Organizations and Activities
.... Director of Student Activities,
. Haverly House
. Doane Health Center
Hugh Schintzius, G12 Decker Gym
. Mr. Maresco, 106 SH
. Financial Aid Office, 107 SH
. Security Office, Rec. Center
. Residence Life, 106 SH
- Director of Student Activities,
. Dean of Students, 209 MH
.... Director of Student Activities,
Parking .Director of Security, Traffic Comm., Rec. Center
Part-Time Work (Work-Study) . Financial Aid Office, 107 SH
Personal Problems . Counseling Center, Student Affairs Staff
Pet ^ion . V.P. for Academic Affairs, 106 Alumni
Probation, Disciplinary . V.P. for Student Affairs, 110 SH
Public Information . Recreation Center
Radio Station .WNTE Manager, Ground Level SH
Readmission . Director of Admissions, G7 Alumni
Registration Procedures . Mr. Monoski, G1 Alumni
Religious Counseling . Campus Ministry, 210 SH
Residence Hall Concerns . Residence Life, 106 SH
Scheduling of Rooms for Events . Building Directors
Scholarships and Loans . Financial Aid Office, 107 SH
Selling on Campus .*. V.P. for Student Affairs
Dean of Students, 209 MH
Social Events Calendar . Director of Student Activities,
Student Government . SGA Office, 214 MH
Dean of Students, 209 MH
Study Skills Advisement .Counseling Center, Haverly House
Teacher Placement . Director of Placement, 204 SH
Testing and Test Interpretations . . Counseling Center, Haverly House
Transcripts . Registrar, G1 Alumni
Majors . V.P. for Academic Affairs, 106 Alumni
To other Colleges .Counseling Center, Haverly House
Veterans Affairs . Financial Aid, 107 SH
Vocational Choice Problems .Counseling Center, Haverly House
Withdrawal from College .Counseling Center, Haverly House
PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE . 1
ABOUT MSC . 4
STATEMENT OF MISSION Mansfield State College . 6
GENERAL STUDENT INFORMATION . 7
Dining Room Information . 8
Activities Fee . 9
Damage Fee . 9
Identification Cards . 9
Bookstore . 9
Soliciting . 9
Motor Vehicle Registration . 10
Prohibited Substances . 10
Marriage (Change of Name) . 10
Change of Address (Home or Campus) . 10
Withdrawal . 11
Refund Schedule . 11
Housing Fee . 11
Dining Charges . 12
Miscellaneous Fees . 12
RESIDENCE LIFE . 13
Residence Halls . 14
Residence Requirements . 14
Residence Hall Staff . 16
Residence Hall Government . 16
Residence Hall Facilities . 16
Residence Hall Procedures . 18
Emergency Procedures . 19
Residence Hall Regulations . 20
Residence Hall Agreement . 20
SERVICES FOR STUDENTS . 23
Career Planning and Placement . 24
Placement Services . 24
Career Counseling Services . 25
Summer Off-Campus Employment . 26
College Health Services . 27
Charge to Students . 28
Infirmary Hours . 28
College Physician’s Hours . 28
Visiting Hours . 28
Student Health Insurance Plan . 29
Counseling Center . 30
Counseling Interview . 31
Testing . 31
Educational Adjustment . 31
Financial Aid . 32
Part-Time Campus Employment . 33
Scholarships . 33
Loans . v . 34
Veterans Benefits . 35
Affirmative Action/Desegregation Program . 35
Affirmative Action/Desegregation Office . 35
Human Relations Planning Committee . 35
Equal Education Opportunity Program . 36
Libraries . 37
Services . 37
Library Regulations . 37
Overdues . 38
Hours . 38
Computer Educational Center . 39
General . 39
Location and Equipment . 39
Computer Facility . 39
Resource Center . 40
Information . 41
Mansfield United Campus Ministry . 42
Office of Public Information . 42
STUDENT ACTIVITIES, CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS . 43
Office of Student Activities -,. 44
Policies and Rules Governing Clubs & Organizations . 44
Rules Governing Office Holding . 44
Hazing and Initiation Activities . 45
Registering an Event . 45
Facilities Scheduling . 45
Recognition of Student Organizations . 46
Funding of Student Organizations . 46
Clubs and Organizations on the MSC Campus . 47
Social Fraternities and Sororities . 61
Panhellenic and Inter-Fraternity Council . 61
Athletic Activities . 62
Intercollegiate Athletics . 62
Intramural Recreation . 62
Art Activities . 63
Musical Organizations . 64
Annual Campus Events . 65
GOVERNANCE & JUDICIAL SYSTEM:
RULES AND REGULATIONS . 67
Student Government Association . 68
Judicial System . 69
Rules and Regulations for the Maintenance of Public Order . 81
Rules Governing Traffic and Parking at MSC . 87
ACADEMIC POLICIES . 93
Scholastic Standards and Requirements . 94
Academic Counsel . 94
Class Standing . 94
Semester . 94
Marking and Point System . 95
Withdrawal From or Addition of A Course . 96
Pass/Fail Policy . 96
Change of Major . 97
Petition . 97
Academic Dismissal Policy . 97
Academic Standards Review Board . 98
Withdrawal from College . 99
Absence Policy . 99
Academic Integrity . 100
POLICY ON THE CONFIDENTIALITY OF
STUDENT RECORDS AT MSC .101
Mansfield Foundation, Inc. 106
COMMUNITY SERVICES .107
Mansfield Business Hours . 108
Transportation . 109
Lodging . 109
Mansfield Area Churches . 109
WHERE IT’S AT ON THE MSC CAMPUS .Ill
Office Directory . 112
Office Locations . 114
Campus Buildings and Building Directors . 115
Campus Map . 116-117
Where to Find Answers . 120
ACADEMIC CALENDAR . Inside Back Cover
MANSFIELD STATE COLLEGE
ACADEMIC CALENDAR 1979-80
SUMMER SESSIONS 1979
Registration, Classes begin .June 11
Last day of classes, Final exams .June 29
Alumni Weekend .June 22-24
Registration, Classes begin . July 2
Last day of classes, Final exams .August 10
FALL SEMESTER 1979
Faculty Orientation .August 31
Registration . September 4
Classes begin . September 5
Last day to add classes or choose pass/fail option ... September 19
Pre-registration for spring semester . October 24-November 9
Mid semester grades due .October 26
Last day to drop classes .November 7
Thanksgiving break . November 21-25
Classes resume . November 26
Special class schedule, Final exams . December 15-19
Last day of classes . December 19
Semester grades due .. December 20
SPRING SEMESTER 1980
Registration .January 22
Classes begin .January 23
Last day to add classes or choose pass/fail option . February 6
Pre-registration for fall semester .March 12-March 27
Mid semester grades due . March 12
Last day to drop classes .April 26
Spring break . March 28-April 8
Classes resume . April 9
Special class schedule, Final exams . May 10-14
Last day of classes . May 14
Semester grades due . May 15
Commencement . May 17
Issued by the Office of Academic Affairs
MANSFIELD STATE COLLEGE
MANSFIELD, PENNSYLVANIA 16933