Dorm Life Concern

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  1. gobears!

    gobears! New Member

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    Hello All,

    I have been tendered an appointment to the USCGA but have a last questions. I have spent the last year as a freshman at a university. Many of my friends live in the dorms. They share experiences I find morally troubling (sex in the dorm... stuff like that). Do things like this occur at the academy? I know that the dorms are single sex although the floors are mixed. Can anyone offer input on this concern?

    Thank you very much!
     
  2. forumjunkie

    forumjunkie Member

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    OK "Scout Pilot" I won't chime in if you don't :rolleyes:
     
  3. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    Does it happen? Yes. Are there SERIOUS repercussions if it does (and people know)? Yep.

    Love may be in the air, but it's not in the barracks (at least that's what we used to say).

    "Love" in the barracks is a Class I offense, and many a cadet have been shown the door if caught.

    In reality, you won't really enjoy life in Chase Hall. It's not a fun place to be. There were things we did to make it more fun, but it couldn't approach a civilian college.
     
  4. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    Also, there is only one dorm building at CGA, Chase Hall (also referred to as the barracks). While rooms are all male or all female, Companies, floors, etc. are coed.
     
  5. Capt MJ

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    gobears, to answer you kindly and with respect, people are gonna do what they are gonna do, and they will exercise free will in ways that you may not choose to. Your classmates will be drawn from the same age range and generational culture as those you were with at university. The penalties are higher at service academies for prohibited behavior in prohibited places, so there may be less obvious occurrences, but it will happen.

    The good news is, you are free to abide by your standards and associate with like-minded souls. You may be tested, for example, if a roommate's moral compass seems to point to a different magnetic pole than yours. That will be a growth opportunity for you to negotiate boundaries and stick up for yourself. You can abide by your own code while practicing tolerance and charity toward others. Great preparation for dealing with the wide variety of people, their beliefs, their actions, their choices, when you are leading your Coast Guard people, working with peers, and being led by others!

    Congratulations on your appointment.
     
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  6. walterd

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    This should not really be a concern at all. Worrying that chase hall won't be straight edge enough has not been a problem for anyone I know.
     
  7. NavyHoops

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    I am pretty sure a SA dorm/barracks is as close to a 180 from a civilian college dorm as you can get. There are strict rules against drinking, sex, etc in the dorms. Sure it happens, but it's not the norm and extremely rare. Getting caught gets you tossed or nearly tossed. Not saying they are a monasteries, but it's a different kind of place and redefines how to have fun.
     
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