It is clear that once David Barton adopts a new talking point, nothing is going to stop him from repeating it, no matter how many times it is pointed out that the claim he is making is demonstrably false.
Barton demonstrated this again several times recently when he repeated his false claim that Wesleyan University does not offer separate housing for male and female students.
He made this claim earlier this week in a meeting that was broadcast on Periscope, asserting that “there is a Christian college up in Connecticut—Wesleyan College—[that] offers dorm housing for 15 gender identities and male and female aren’t options.”
Barton made the same false assertion again the other day when he appeared on the “Contending For The Faith” program and declared that “we have a Christian college in the northeast United States, a Christian college that has dorm housing based on 15 different sexual identities; it doesn’t offer male and female.”
As students move through their years at Wesleyan, they have an opportunity to choose an increasingly more independent living option from residence hall doubles to singles to program houses, apartments, and eventually wood frame houses. All of these options are within a 5-10 minute walk to campus. All of our units house both men and women; however, some residence halls are coed on each floor, while other halls offer single-sex floors. Smoking is prohibited in all University Housing. Residential facilities vary by size, room type, and ratio of first-year to upper-class students.
Student housing at Wesleyan is designed so that first year students live together in residence halls near the center of campus. Residential facilities vary by size, room type and ratio of first year to upperclass students. In all locations, first year students comprise at least 50% of the residents. All of the buildings are coed, however some halls offer single-sex floors.
Gender Neutral Housing:
Wesleyan University assigns roommates for incoming students based on legal sex. Students choose among the following three options on the housing preference form: to be assigned according to this policy, to request an exception to this policy, or to be available as a potential roommate for someone who has requested an exception. Gender neutral housing is available in all student residences.