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Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA). Commission on Social Patterns, 2017

Identifier: RG3-1-2-020

Scope and Contents

The files contain minutes from the meetings, results from the Educational Testing Service College and University Environment Scales survey, the 1969 Report of the Commission, and the Minority report Dissenting from Anti-Fraternity Section. Both of the reports cover the differing role of fraternities on campus and coeducational issues.


  • 2017


Biographical / Historical

The Commission on Social Patterns was established in 1969 to examine the social patterns of the college in order to ascertain the degree to which they contribute to the full development of the students with respect to the goals of the college and to discover which aspects of the social patterns presently operative should be maintained and which should be altered by strengthening or by other modification, including replacement. Living arrangements, small groups and campus wide activities were analyzed. The Commission recommended that Davidson remain a residential college, have coeducational housing if women are admitted, expand the services in the college union and limit the role of fraternities on campus.


4.00 folders (4 folders)