Dear University Faculty,
If you are reading this letter, you likely already harbor some degree of concern for the sexual climate at your college or university. You understand that this sexual climate is marked by sexual perversion and promiscuity, emotional and physical distress, rampant hooking-up, and an overall casual, liberationist mentality toward sex and sexuality. Perhaps many of you are also aware of ways your fellow faculty members and university administration and staff encourage this climate through course reading lists and institutionalized programs and services. You value your home institutions as places for honest learning and for the pursuit of understanding what is true and good. It can be disappointing and discouraging to find matters of human love, relationships, sex, and sexuality treated in such a casual way.
We share your concern.
This is why we are dedicated to providing college students with resources to effectively articulate the arguments defending marriage, family, and sexual decency. We aim to equip them with the information they need to enrich the campus conversation on these issues, allowing formal and informal discussion on matters of marriage, family, and sexual decency to be fair and honest. Many of our students have started university groups with this goal in mind.
However, students cannot accomplish this alone. You, their teachers and mentors, are invaluable for their success in challenging and changing campus discussion.
We at the Love and Fidelity Network urge you to take an active interest in the efforts of your students to challenge the college sexual culture and defend their beliefs and commitments. Your support and involvement will lend credibility to the group and its mission. With so many professors and university staff expressing misunderstanding (or even disdain) for students with such values, it becomes natural for these young men and women to feel isolated on campus. They gain courage and confidence when they know their work is supported by a scholar such as you.
One concrete way to show your support is to become a faculty sponsor or advisor to these emerging student groups. If a group does not exist on campus but you know of some courageous students who would be ideal to lead such a project, forward them to our website and express your commitment to helping them get started. When a student comes to you distressed over bias they’ve encountered in or outside of the classroom, take their concerns seriously and help them express their concerns to the appropriate university administrators or officials.
You have an invaluable role to play in the lives and education of these students. With your help, there will be a definite shift from a one-sided conversation to a thriving and honest exchange of ideas.
We invite you to become a part of our Network. Please email LFN Director Caitlin La Ruffa at email@example.com to find out more about how you can get involved.