Sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and My Space allow students to make new friends, and potentially find their spouse.Date rape, violence, and sexual harassment are also very common occurrences on college and university campuses.
It has unique properties that only occur, or occur most frequently, in a campus setting.
Such phenomena as hooking up and lavaliering are widely prominent among university and college students.
Hooking up is a world wide phenomenon that involves two individuals having a sexual encounter without interest in commitment.
Lavaliering is a "pre-engagement" engagement that is a tradition in the Greek life of college campuses.
Since fraternities and sororities do not occur much outside of the United States, this occurs, for the most part, only in the US.
Technology allows college students to take part in unique ways of finding more partners through social networking.
These meetings were all strictly surveyed, typically by the woman's family, in order to protect the reputations of all involved and limit such possibilities as pregnancy.
This manner of courtship system was mostly used by the upper and middle classes from the eighteenth century through the Victorian period.
Between 15 and 25 percent of women experience date rape during their enrollment, and victims of abuse come from every race and gender.