Someone clearly thought better of a bad plan.

Blake Neff reports at the Daily Caller.

Connecticut College Backs Off, Won’t Force Frats To Go Coed

An elite liberal arts college in Connecticut is backing off its unpopular push to force all its Greek houses to go coed.

In 2012, then-Trinity College president James F. Jones announced that by 2016 every fraternity and sorority would have to have roughly equal numbers of males and females or else face closure. The policy was intended to increase gender equality on campus and to clean up perceived problems such as alcohol abuse and sexual assault.

Rather than giving in, though, Trinity’s Greek organizations have held firm. By the fall of 2014, no females had joined an all-male frat, and no men had joined all-female sororities. Although only about 20 percent of Trinity students join Greek houses, the measure was widely disliked, with 82 percent of students voting against it in a student government-sponsored referendum.

Now, new president Joanne Berger-Sweeney has reversed course, releasing a public letter abandoning the push for coed frats and calling it misguided.

Berger-Sweeney told The Chronicle of Higher Education that she researched similar pushes at other colleges and couldn’t find a single example where forcible coeducation had worked out.

“I couldn’t even find a strong rationale for why it would work,” she said.