Move-in day for college students is a momentous occasion, but an off-campus house near Ohio State University caused an uproar Saturday with its greeting to female students.
Banners that said "Dads, we'll take it from here" and "Daughter Daycare 2.0" were unfurled to make people laugh, the home's residents told WCMH.
But with more focus on respect toward women across the nation, the banners were anything but a laugh for many.
"Our motives were not to insult or look down on anyone, not to be sexist," OSU senior Justin Miller said. "Our motive is just have fun. It is college."
WCMH spoke with female students from OSU who said that it might have been done as a joke, but it was inappropriate.
"I do think it was all fun and games, but there is a fine line between joking and frightening some people," sophomore Sara Liptow said.
OSU has a strict sexual harassment policy. The student code of conduct was updated in 2014 and spells out what the school considers inappropriate behavior.
This is the second year that the home's residents have displayed the banners on move-in day, according to WCMH.
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