Sex on the Campus

Archive Report

Concern of Colleges for Student Morals

Shifting standards of sexual morality among American young people are making it difficult for colleges and universities to determine how far they should go in trying to govern student behavior outside the classroom. To greater or less extent, institutions of higher education, particularly women's colleges and coeducational institutions, have been expected to display concern for the moral as well as the scholastic life of undergraduate students. This responsibility has usually been exercised through enforcement of parietal rules such as those which impose curfews, which limit the times and places for receiving visitors, and which lay down other specific requirements to assure seemly behavior.

The trend in recent years, however, has been toward allowing students more freedom from specific restrictions of ...

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