Betty on the News: New College Rule: No Sex in Room While Roommate is Present

Looking to get busy? Just make sure you're roomy isn't around!

New College Rule: No Sex in Room While Roommate is Present

Looking to get busy? Just make sure your roomy isn’t around!

-Carolyn French

Tufts University

Massachusetts’ Tufts University has put a new law in place that forbids students from engaging in sexual activity while their roommate is in the room.

The new rule “is really about consideration and respect for others and the need for students to be mindful of their roommates’ need for privacy, study and sleep,” university spokeswoman Kim Thurler relayed to CNN.

Thurler explained that the policy was added to the university’s 2009-2010 student handbook after the Office of Residential Life and Learning received dozens of complaints in regards to the issue.

And while the faculty seems to believe that the rule will scare students into cooperating, some are currently scoffing at the idea.

“I don’t think it’s something that can really be enforced per se,” an anonymous student told CNN affiliate WHDH. “I don’t understand how that’s going to work.”

Thurler says that if a complaint is brought to the attention of the residence officials, the university will help the affected student initiate a conversation with his or her roommate to address the problem.

However, she refused to comment on possible disciplinary action by the faculty if a pupil were to break the rules. (CNN.com)

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