I was reading the paper the other day and I came across this: DORM NORM: COED ROOMS AP May 4, 2008 -- A growing number of colleges are going further than coed dorms and introducing coed rooms. At least two dozen schools, including Brown University, the University of Pennsylvania, Oberlin College, Clark University and the California Institute of Technology, allow students to share a room with anyone they choose - including someone of the opposite sex Now I'm all for being able to choose who you want to live with, but I really can't see any good coming out of a coed college dorm room arrangement. Just from a guy's point of view either you sign up to be with a girl and you show up on the first day and she turns out to be a dog, then you're just miserable. Or, she turns out to be hot and all you're trying to do is bang her. Maybe you succeed, but then it gets weird, or the relationship just goes bad because you're sharing a glorified jail cell. So what happens when you get back and she's banging another guy, then you're miserable. Maybe you are already in a relationship and then decide to share a dorm. But then, see above. The stupidest thing about it is that it seems like an obvious attempt by these colleges to be more "progressive." which is fine if it's a good idea and not something half baked just for the sake of appearing more progressive.