College Uses Facebook to Police Student Parties

Seattle U cites warns students who break the rules
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 1, 2008 6:56 PM CDT
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(Newser) – A Seattle school is tracking student parties through Facebook and threatening students who break the rules, the Seattle Times reports. Seattle University recently scrapped a party where men were to wear flipped-up collars, and women Victoria's Secret or Abercrombie and Fitch. "You will be held responsible" for hosting a party based on "gender bias," the school warned.

"Our education doesn't really stop when students leave the classroom," a dean's assistant said. "In some ways, it begins there." But some of the school's 7,500 students are livid. "I was really mad, actually," said the host of a canceled party. "They had no right to do that. It's a private residence."