In 1880, the Faculty of North-Western College addressed the dancing issue. At that time, they made clear that students would not be permitted to attend parties at which dancing occurred as it was inconsistent with the teachings of a Christian institution. They quoted the late Bishop Hopkins, "Dancing, in the period of youth, is chargeable with waste of time, the interruption to useful study, the indulgence of personal vanity and display, and the premature incitement of the passions."