Between “Sex Week” events and “Hook-up” Facebook pages, it seems American students are only interested in sexual scholarship.

The College Fix contributor Ian Tuttle, a student at St. John’s College, reports that a Princeton student group is pushing back on the casual sex dogma:

Enter the Anscombe Society. Founded at Princeton University in 2005, the student organization is “dedicated to affirming the importance of the family, marriage, and a proper understanding for the role of sex and sexuality.”

Named for prominent twentieth-century philosopher Gertrude Elizabeth Margaret Anscombe (more commonly Elizabeth or G.E.M. Anscombe), whose work vigorously defended traditional sexual ethics, Princeton’s Anscombe Society seeks to discourage hookups and offer an alternative view of sexuality than that which currently predominates.

“Unchastity is making people deeply unhappy on campus,” says the society’s president emeritus Audrey Pollnow (’13).

For those who believe that chastity—a word that has all but disappeared from contemporary discourse about sexuality—can encourage healthier, happier relationships, the Anscombe Society offers an “intellectual advocacy group.”

But for those who do not believe that, Anscombe’s members are ready to debate.

The organization is devoted to “cultivating an intellectual community” where issues of sexuality can be discussed with seriousness and openness. The society is religiously unaffiliated and politically nonpartisan, and Pollnow says that, while they stake out positions on various hot-button issues (eg. same-sex marriage), members try to avoid heated debates that take the society away from its main mission, which is primarily philosophical and advocacy-oriented.

Despite existing on a campus with some 300 student-led organizations, the Anscombe Society, with ten participating members and 70 students on its mailing list, is a visible presence at Princeton. They regularly team up with Princeton Pro-Life to host events where students have the opportunity to speak to incoming freshman or alumni. Says Pollnow, “It’s a chance to let the community see we’re active.”

The society sponsors a Valentine’s Day poster campaign to draw attention to the hook-up culture. They don’t go in for scare tactics, says Pollnow;“We like to keep it positive.”

..Members of the Anscombe Society also frequently contribute to the Daily Princetonian, Princeton’s newspaper, and participate in or sponsor debates and panels.

Tuttle concludes:

Over the course of the Anscombe Society’s eight years, what has become clear, says Pollnow, is that “there are a lot of people who really do hate the hook-up culture. They hate this atmosphere that pressures them to hook up.”