Tufts institutes tough anti-sexiling rules
Sex free’s the way to be!
Being an amorous college student is hard enough at Georgetown, what with the lack of condom vendors and the whole Catholic morality complex, but we may have been one-upped on the preventing sex front—and by a secular school at that!
This year, Tufts University administrators revamped the school’s guest policy and added a clause that forbids “[engaging] in sexual activity while your roommate is present in the room.” The new policy also says that an sexual acts should not interfere with a roommate’s privacy, sleep, or study habits.
Legislating common decency? Perhaps, but Tufts administrators say new rules are a response to frequent complaints from roommates who had been put in “uncomfortable” situations or sexiled.
Of course, Tufts’ new rules aren’t all that much more intense than Georgetown’s. Our Code of Student Conduct [PDF] states, “Cohabitation, which is defined as overnight visits with a sexual partner, is incompatible both with the Catholic character of the University and with the rights of the roommates.” (No word on the University’s position on non-sleepover sexual activities, though).