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This poster is a summary of Christina Noto’s summer research. The research focuses on the experiences of Women at Gettysburg College from the Fall of 1964 to the Spring of 1975. While women attended Gettysburg College, they faced discrimination in all aspects of college life-- in the classroom, athletics, activities, their social lives and housing. This poster focuses on the housing discrimination women faced. Women had much stricter housing regulations. For example, women had to sign in and out of their dorms. Women also had mandatory dorm hours (certain times they had to be in their rooms). While some students were frustrated with the College’s policies and some women noticed discrimination; others did not, or were not frustrated by it. As more and more women questioned the way they were treated, particularly with regards to women’s hours, they planned a sleep-in on March 15, 1969 in the Student Union Building (SUB). This event can be viewed as a turning point for women’s rights at Gettysburg College.
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Noto, Christina M., "Turning Points: Women at Gettysburg College from 1965-1975" (2016). Student Publications. 496.