Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Co-Ed Dorms a Bad Idea?

A recent study says so. But, did we need a study to tell us this?
A new study finds university students in coed housing are 2.5 times more likely to binge drink every week. And no surprise, they're also likely to have more sexual partners, the study found. Also, pornography use was higher among students in coed dorms.
Can someone live in a co-ed dorm and not have sex or get drunk? Of course. But, it is just increasing the temptations and the occasion of sin.  Maybe we need a study on studies that point out common sense.

On the other hand, it isn't nearly as bad as co-ed rooms.

Have some Ramen noodles.

1 comment:

Debbie said...

Hi Marcel,

(Great presentation today, by the way...I learned a lot about Texas A&M and St. Mary's).

Maybe it's the folks who run the universities who need to take a course in common sense. I have 2 daughters at state schools who have been forced to live in coed dorms, next to all sorts of depravity. The school says they are adults now and don't need any supervision and they refuse to impose any sort of restriction or guidelines for the students living in the dorms. Pornography? No problem. Sleeping off the mid-week hangover? No problem. Boyfriend or girlfriend spending the night? No problem...just be considerate of your roommate and don't get too frisky in front of her or him. Better yet...ask your roommate if they wouldn't mind spending the night with their significant other. Coed rooms have been the norm for decades. It's just now that the universities are admitting it to parents.