Taipei, April 20 (CNA) National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) said Thursday that it will not adopt a proposal by a student association member to allow co-ed rooming for couples in its dormitories.
The student association is a self-governing body, NCKU said, adding that it will not interfere with the proposals being put forward by the two candidates competing for the chairmanship of the association.
However, even if Cheng Yu-cheng (鄭宇正) wins, his proposal to introduce co-ed dorms for couples at NCKU will not be considered, said the university, which is located in Tainan, southern Taiwan.
In his campaign, Cheng has also said that NCKU dorm rooms should be more soundproof and the furniture should include love seats.
Despite the university's outright rejection of his proposals for dorm living, the ideas have spurred interest on the campus, with some students supporting them and others dismissing them as a publicity stunt.
(By Chang Jung-hsiang and Lilian Wu)