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).

4 Comments on “Tufts institutes tough anti-sexiling rules

  1. really? is it that hard to make the 5-minute walk to CVS to buy condoms or get some free ones from a h*yas for choice member? if anyone has a “complex” here, i don’t think it’s the university…

  2. The University has nothing to do with CVS or H*yas for Choice. And it has banned condom sales at any entity on its property, including Wisey’s.

  3. The gas station at the bottom of the Exorcist steps sells condoms, so it’s not even a trek all the way to CVS. While I’m not catholic, nor do I support the stance of the church on birth control, homosexuality, abortion, etc, you have chosen to go to a catholic school so get over it already. When you complain about neighbors who “chose to live near a University” and are surprised by the noise, you should consider that you “chose to go to a catholic school” and are surprised by the birth control ban.

  4. I never did understand the condoms thing. We can’t sell them at GU just because they’re birth control, or is it because they might be used for sex at all?

    Because we have people here who aren’t worried about making babies when they have sex (because it would be impossible), but might be concerned about protecting themselves from STDs. In which case, shouldn’t “care for the whole person” include making basic safety protections available?

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