Addams asks Sutliff for the use of the college buildings for the Rockford College Summer School and explains that her fundraising work for Hull-House makes it impossible for her to undertake other things.
Addams discusses the challenges facing college women, including the habit of self-preparation, a tendency to make an exception of herself, and the danger that study without action makes a person timid and irresolute. She argues that there is a need to do and to do for others without concern for one's own reputation that makes for good Christian work.
A newspaper report of Addams' speech before the Woman's Club of Bloomington, on the work of the University Social Settlement. Addams provided a history of settlement work and the basic principles at Hull-House.