Finding Solutions to the Hook-up Culture on College Campuses

Are there practical solutions to the dangerous hook-up culture so prevalent today on Catholic and secular college campuses across the country?

“It’s clearly in the interests of both colleges and the students they serve to change the culture,” writes Cardinal Newman Society programs director Bob Laird today in an op ed for the LA Times.

Laird writes that although more young people are finally coming to question the “hook-up” mentality, there are too few embracing better alternatives.

Casual sex on college campuses today, which often grows out of a drinking binge, leads to sexually transmitted diseases, unwanted pregnancies and low self-esteem. It removes the romance, love and deep caring from relationships between men and women.

Yet many American colleges and universities seem to be at least tacitly condoning the culture. …