The Parent Trap


How much can we expect from our universities when it comes to keeping our students safe? Is the idea that schools should act in the place of their students’ parents simply a way to avoid litigation, or do schools owe it to students to help them grow up safely?

As Vimal Patel writes, “Past iterations [of In Loco Parentis] were paternalistic, but the new version is driven by tuition-payers’ expectations, colleges’ concerns about legal liability, shifting cultural and social norms, and an evolving understanding of human development.”

Click here to read this interesting article about a sea-change in colleges’ role in shaping the behavior of their student body.