College Girls Sue School; “No Boys Allowed!”
RICHMOND, Virginia (AP) — A group of students at Randolph-Macon Woman’s College sued the school Friday, challenging its decision to begin admitting men next fall.
The lawsuit, filed in Lynchburg Circuit Court, claims the 115-year-old school’s governing board breached its contract with the students by voting to make it coeducational.
The lawsuit, brought by four freshmen, one sophomore and four juniors, seeks to delay the enrollment of men until at least 2010, when currently enrolled students should have graduated.
“They’re in shellshock,” alumna Diane Montgomery said of the college’s approximately 700 students. “They feel their voices are not being heard. No one told them this college was going to go coed.”