The backlash against co-ed dorms

Our friends on Minnesota Public Radio’s Midmorning program will take up the issue of co-ed dorms this morning during the 10 o’clock hour.

Is there a backlash against co-ed residence halls? Catholic University in Washington, D.C. just announced plans to phase out co-ed dorms with the hope of fighting a culture of binge drinking and casual sex.

Back in the day, I was a resident assistant on a co-ed dorm floor at the University of South Dakota, and assumed the worst would happen with 80 young men and women living on floor.  But I didn’t see much “dating” between the men and women on the floor, in fact the guys were pretty respectful (and protective) of their female floormates, who they saw as adopted sisters.

Of course as my two daughters approach college age I may see things differently.

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And if you’ve got some experience with co-ed dorms, please call in.