Prospective college students are used to looking at lists of rankings - whether its a list assessing a school’s professors, food, or the career prospects of its graduates.
But how do colleges fare when ranked on things like the availability of accurate information about sex? Trojan Condoms and Sperling’s Best Places has just released the 9th annual Trojan Sexual Report Card, which evaluates schools on the sexual health resources available to undergrads.
Oregon State University took the top spot on the list, besting the University of Texas at Austin (which came in second) and the University of Maryland at College Park. "With high scores in condom availability, student health center hours of operation and the usability and quality of their sexual health website, [Oregon State] is a model for schools nationwide," says Bert Sperling, president of Sperling's BestPlaces in a statement. Among the articles posted on Oregon State’s Student Health website is a page devoted to Sexual Communication (in which students can learn about the best ways to talk about issues like consent, safer sex and birth control). The school also has a Sexual Health Advisory Group (also known as SHAG) which focuses on “ensur[ing] comprehensive and inclusive content” for students.
Coming in last on the list was Utah’s Brigham Young University. The Salt Lake City school - which was founded by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - requires students to live by an honor code that forbids unmarried students from engaging in sexual activity.