Graduation Year


Document Type

Campus Only Senior Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts



Reader 1

Phil Zuckerman

Reader 2

Erich Steinman

Reader 3

Thomas Koenigs

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This study explores college students’ attitudes towards hookup culture, and how these attitudes potentially shift over their four years in college. More specifically, I examine how being a student at a women’s liberal arts college influences students’ interactions with the hookup culture, and how the education they receive shapes these interactions. I conducted in-depth interviews with 11 students at Scripps College, all in the spring semester of their senior year. I investigate themes including: pluralistic ignorance, sex positivity and female empowerment, criticisms of gendered stereotypes, and race and class dynamics within the hookup culture.

This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.