It has occurred to me that you might be interested in reading the enclosed list of Social Regulations affecting your daughter while she is a student at Rollins College. You will notice that we have only a few rules. We take it for granted that a college girl is mature enough to budget her time wisely and to limit her social life so that it will never interfere with her academic responsibilities nor prevent her taking a full part in extra-curricular activities.
I am also enclosing a card for you to check and sign, so that I can have it on file. When sudden invitations occur this will save unnecessary telegrams and long-distance telephone calls. You will notice that under "Overnight and Week-end Permissions" there are two headings. The first heading, "Blanket Permission" means that you are willing to leave it to me to decide whether or not it is wise for your daughter to accept any invitation she may receive. The second heading, "Special Permissions" definitely limits the hostesses from whom she may accept invitations. Please check one of these.
I should be grateful if you would read carefully paragraph 3(a) of the Social Regulations before checking the card opposite "Hotel Permission." In the past a good many of our students received written permission from their parents to spend unchaperoned week-ends at Daytona Beach and other places on the sea coast. They went over in groups and stayed at quiet hotels -- but the college was severely criticized for permitting this. In many instances what happened was this: -- Some of the girls had brothers, friends or fiances in the armed forces stationed nearby, who would bring friends of theirs, arranging blind dates with the other girls in the group, and the crowd would spend the days and evenings together. Being young and in holiday mood, they were apt to be rather conspicuous and we found that the effect produced in the minds of older people was frequently most unfortunate.
In order to protect both our girls and the College, I have felt it only fair to explain this situation fully to all parents of girls at Rollins. The College has ruled that no Freshmen girls may stay at a hotel except under the care of a chaperon approved by the College. In the case of upperclass girls we require, as always, the signed permission of the parents -- hence that question on the enclosed card.
It is not always easy, under present conditions, to provide normal and desirable opportunities for girls in college to meet young men, and at the came time provide the supervision and protection which both parents and college deem necessary. If you have any specific suggestions or restrictions regarding your daughter, will you so indicate on the back of the card.