Due to the increase in female attendance at PC, Bailey dorm has been converted into a co-ed dorm. Bailey, which was previously an all freshman male dorm, now houses females on its second floor. This has increased our underclassmen co-ed dorms to four.
When asked how they feel about living in a co-ed dorm, freshman responded positively. Jordan Ashley enjoys living with her friends whether they are female or male. Jessica Taylor thinks that living in dual gender environments is an experience everyone should have. After asking inhabitants of the Nest — the intentional Christian community in Reynolds — and CIH, the response was similar.
Some students do not believe it’s a good idea to “sandwich” freshman girls in the middle of the dorms. Soph. Jarron Pettis does not “think it’s a quiet existence, especially on the weekends.”
Most students, however, even those who don’t live in co-ed dorms, fail to see the new living arrangements as a big deal. “They can’t be any more noisy than the ‘elephants’ that live above us now” (Soph. Lee-Ann Plott.)
Whether or not we should have more or less co-ed dorms has always been a topic of discussion. Most students believe there should be more co-ed dorms as long as we keep the bathrooms separate. The idea of Georgia becoming a co-ed dorm, however, repulses most students.
When asked if Georgia should be converted into co-ed, Soph. Lee-Ann Plott replied “Haha, no.” They believe Georgia is too far gone to be converted into suitable living quarters for females. If Georgia is converted into a co-ed dorm, “There would have to be a lot of refurbishing and cleaning up because girls would not live there” (Jr. Mary Alice Reed). Either way, as Soph. Harrison Hopkins puts it, “I don’t see what the big deal is.” Soph. Ashleigh Bethea believes it’s a “good idea because life is co-ed”. Many students share the same opinion.