Because of the climate and the Catholically-tinged atmosphere at the school, Gonzaga is not a major meat market. The first few weeks of school give freshman girls the chance to vie for the "shortest skirt" title, and buff guys like wandering shirtless when they get the chance. But Mother Nature puts a quick stop to such strutting—there is no beach anywhere nearby. Fashion plays a minimal role at Gonzaga; snobbishness and competition between or among the sexes are not particularly virulent. It’s far too relaxed a school to be into social discrimination. Girls outnumber guys, and they seem to feel more pressure to find a relationship before they graduate.
Freshman year is probably the time when the most students go crazy or behave promiscuously. Students are prohibited from being in the rooms of the opposite sex after 2 a.m., but this is a fairly insignificant obstacle. Freshmen are taken by the novelty of partying and skipping out on homework. However, the majority learns fairly quickly to prioritize studying over partying and relationships over hookups. The University tries to discourage promiscuity and does not offer contraception.