America’s Largest Catholic University Hosts Event To Teach Students About Polyamory

Rob Shimshock | Education Reporter

The largest Catholic university in America held an event aimed at teaching students about polyamory at it’s LGBT center in Chicago.

The LGBTQA center at Chicago’s DePaul University hosted the event, which discussed open relationships and the ways in which identity intersected with them, reported Campus Reform Monday.

“I never liked relationships or wanted to be in one really because I felt like they had to be monogamous, that’s just what I knew, that’s what everyone around me experienced, that’s what I, like, felt, and I just knew that I didn’t wanna deal with,” one unnamed student said. “All the expectations that come with that, all the baggage. I feel like this is a more natural way.”

“I was never super into marriage, either,” the student said. “Like, I can’t make up my mind what I want to eat at Chipotle, like, how am I supposed to commit to one person, right?”

Students discussed Thursday distinguishing between polyamory and polygamy, the differences between polyamorous dating and cheating on partners, as well as “primary” vs. “secondary” partners.

“When I was younger, I never had a vision of being with one person forever,” another student said. “Right now I am in a relationship that is monogamous for like, compulsory monogamy reasons, but I think that we both know and talk about it that [sic] I think I see that changing.”

DePaul is far from the first school to have hosted a discussion on polyamory. Portland State University, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Minnesota have all done so and/or facilitate a pro-polyamory student organization. (RELATED: Across The Country, Universities Look To Mainstream Polyamory)

The Daily Caller News Foundation reached out to DePaul for comment but received none in time for press.

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