Catholic University is going back to single sex dorms

June 13, 2011

From the Wall Street Journal:

John Garvey is the new President of Catholic University in Washington writes:

“Alcohol-related accidents are the leading cause of death for young adults aged 17-24…..Hooking up is getting to be as common as drinking. Sociologist W. Bradford Wilcox, who heads the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia, says that in various studies, 40%-64% of college students report doing it……The effects are not all fun. Rates of depression reach 20% for young women who have had two or more sexual partners in the last year, almost double the rate for women who have had none. Sexually active young men do more poorly than abstainers in their academic work. And as we have always admonished our own children, sex on these terms is destructive of love and marriage.”

His solution?

“Here is one simple step colleges can take to reduce both binge drinking and hooking up: Go back to single-sex residences.”

Good for him. We should all be shocked that an ostensibly Christian school would have co-ed dorms in the first place but reform of American Christianity has to start somewhere.  This is a nice step for one university.

HT Al Kresta

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