Warden Eleanor Dodge ’25 stated a new and, among women’s colleges, unique position on undergraduate marriages:  “Will Vassar allow a girl who marries to stay in college?  May she stay on in her dormitory?  May a girl whose secret marriage is discovered stay on in college?  The answer to all the above questions is ‘Yes.’”

"We do not," she continued, "in general believe in long engagements becasue of the emotional strain involved....  Nor do we believe in secret marriages; if they are to be kept secret they are necessarily followed by deceptions and falsifications, which are ultimately a source of unhappiness to family and friends, but more particularly to the girl and man who continually make them a practise."     The Miscellany News