Thursday, June 16, 2011

"Hookup Culture" Pervades US College Campuses; Is Often Fueled by Alcohol Use, Sexual Activity

The Catholic Culture website reports today (June 16, 2011) that -- based on a new study from the Cardinal Newman Society (CNS) -- a "hookup culture" of casual encounters has "become the dominant script of sexual and romantic relationships on Catholic and secular campuses."

The study by Anne Hendershott and Nicholas Dunn -- sponsored by the CNS Center for the Advancement of Catholic Higher Education -- found that the "hookup culture" is often fueled by heavy alcohol use, and facilitated by residence-hall administrators who take a laissez-faire attitude toward students' activities.

The report found that the problems of excessive drinking and recreational sexual activity are particularly acute in coed dorms.

The CNS report appears just one week after John Garvey -- the president of Catholic University of America (CUA) -- announced that CUA would return to housing all resident students in single-sex dorms, beginning in September 2011.

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