Boston College faculty back students in hot water over condom distribution
- In a statement Wednesday, the Boston College chapter of the American Association of University Professors expressed support for a group of students who may face discipline for operating campus "Safe Sites," a network of dorm rooms and other locations where condoms and safe sex information were made available to other students for free.
- A letter sent to the students on March 15, signed by Dean of Students Paul J. Chebator and residence life director George Arey, demanded an end to the Safe Sites, which it said conflicted with the school's Jesuit values and traditions.
- Boston College spokesman Jack Dunn issued an e-mailed statement Tuesday, writing that the students were aware that publicly distributing condoms violated the university's policies and values, and that he hopes the students will meet with administrators and members of the Jesuit community to discuss the issue.
From the article:
... “While it is the university’s right to distribute or not distribute contraceptives through the student health center, we believe that taking disciplinary action against students for lawful actions undertaken in the privacy of their dorm rooms constitutes an infringement of their rights,” the chapter said in a statement. ...
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