The University of Chicago is joining a nationwide trend of allowing male and female students to live not just on the same dorm floor, but in the same dorm room.

The school sent a letter out to parents last week informing them of the decision. The school says it was a student-led initiative that isn't aimed at romantic couples. However, the school says couples won't be banned from asking to be roommates when the program begins next month. Nationally more than 30 campuses allow co-ed dorm rooms.

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Should college dorms have co-ed options for room assignments?
The University of Chicago is joining a nationwide trend of allowing male and female students to live not just on the same dorm floor, but in the same dorm room.

The school sent a letter out to parents last week informing them of the decision. The school says it was a student-led initiative that isn't aimed at romantic couples. However, the school says couples won't be banned from asking to be roommates when the program begins next month. Nationally more than 30 campuses allow co-ed dorm rooms.

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13 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Monday 12/22/08 - 11:11:42 PM EST (GMT-5)
I don't know, I'm sure you could trust your kids, but it still seems inappropriate...
13 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Monday 12/22/08 - 11:16:21 PM EST (GMT-5)
I don't see what's wrong with the traditional same-sex room assignments.
13 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Monday 12/22/08 - 11:24:31 PM EST (GMT-5)
They're adults now. I think they can take responsibility or action without their parent's input if they don't want it. If someone's not comfortable with it, they can always ask for a same-sex situation, can't they?
13 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Monday 12/22/08 - 11:27:20 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Monday 12/22/08 - 11:16:21 PM Cupcakee wrote:
I don't see what's wrong with the traditional same-sex room assignments.

It's not that there is anything wrong with it. It's just a matter of space sometimes. At my old college the newest building allowed co-ed rooms because the female to male ratio was about 4:1 and trying to separate it by floor would have been ridiculous. There would have to be a co-ed floor anyway and making people have separate rooms only adds (unnecessary) names to the waiting list.
13 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Tuesday 12/23/08 - 9:10:53 AM EST (GMT-5)
i dont see why not
13 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Tuesday 12/23/08 - 11:48:19 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Monday 12/22/08 - 11:16:21 PM Cupcakee wrote:
I don't see what's wrong with the traditional same-sex room assignments.
On Monday 12/22/08 - 11:27:20 PM JadedDiamond wrote:
It's not that there is anything wrong with it. It's just a matter of space sometimes. At my old college the newest building allowed co-ed rooms because the female to male ratio was about 4:1 and trying to separate it by floor would have been ridiculous. There would have to be a co-ed floor anyway and making people have separate rooms only adds (unnecessary) names to the waiting list.


We had co-ed dorms, except for one building for women only. That's how I met my husband - he lived next door to me. If we could have been roomates that would have been cool! We pretty much were anyway.
13 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Tuesday 12/23/08 - 12:34:24 PM EST (GMT-5)
There should be a range of options:

Single gender dorms

Dorms that are single gender by floor but have males and females in the same building.

Dorms that are single gender by room but co-ed on the floor.

Dorms that are co-ed by the room.

That way, each student could have the arrangement he/she prefers.
13 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Tuesday 12/23/08 - 1:26:43 PM EST (GMT-5)
Seems fine if you get to choose the opposite sex roommate. If they are assigned randomly, then no way. rape city.
13 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Tuesday 12/23/08 - 1:30:26 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Tuesday 12/23/08 - 1:26:43 PM Mispelled wrote:
Seems fine if you get to choose the opposite sex roommate. If they are assigned randomly, then no way. rape city.

I've always wondered why people think that random guys at college are just waiting to rape women.

Anyway most colleges have the rooms assigned randomly when you first join the college but you can always ask.



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