Flea, on 30 September 2013 - 06:20 AM, said:
Yeah, the first time a woman was allowed in the Corps was in 1974, not 1963. With the Corps remaining the most visible student organization, that was the date I was referring to. It also happens to be just before my lifetime. We were admittedly one of the worst teams in Div 1 in the 60's. That was then, this is now.
The first woman was allowed to enroll in A&M was in 1963.
"In 1963, the A&M Board of Directors — renamed Board of Regents in 1975 — voted to allow wives and daughters of faculty and staff into undergraduate programs and to allow any woman to enroll in graduate studies. In 1965, the board voted to allow any woman to be admitted to undergraduate studies at the discretion of the president. Rudder readily gave his blessing to any woman who wanted to come to A&M who met the school's academic requirements.
In 1964, James L. Courtney became the first black student to enroll at A&M. Then in 1965, the A&M System Board of Directors chose to make membership in the Corps of Cadets optional."
Edited by hog_heaven, 30 September 2013 - 06:36 AM.