A History of Youthful Exhuberance
The University of the Arcane
was a residential college. Most of the undergraduates who attended were experiencing their first freedom from daily parental oversight and rules in a co-educational environment. This led naturally to an culture of free sex, experimentation with intoxicants, and wild behavior. Since the University attracted students and professors from sentient races across Arrhynsia, some human families saw sending their daughters to the university as an opportunity to introduce inherent magic working capabilities - a recessive genetic characteristic - into their family bloodlines. It became common for human females to return from a semester at the University pregnant.
To Legal Entanglements
While the University at first was not directly involved in these practices, eventually, they began to lose money when angry (or clever) University student parents demanded that the expenses of their new infant family members be paid for by the University. Two key lawsuits were brought, Rigagali vs. Olamaris
and Canton vs. University of the Arcane
. In the rulings on these cases, the courts found the University financially liable for the upkeep of human female progeny due to
- negligence of the Univeristy in exercising oversight of their student and instructor population and establishing proper boundaries for behavior, and conversely
- failing to disclose the predominant environment of sexual promiscuity at the University to students and their parents.
After these rulings, the University instituted an absolute policy that all female students and their parents must sign a raft of legal documents including an acknowledgement of environment disclosure, acknowledgement of volentary participation in sex, a waiver of liabiity absolving the University and any and all staff members of responsibility for sexual contact and a waiver of liability for providing for any offspring should the female get pregnant during her time at the University.