It strikes me that, as a whole, the U of C is far too open.
Yes. Too open, too above board, too smiley-shiny-rosy-easy. This campus would benefit from a little subterfuge.
Am I crazy? Not on this point. Universities that are more established than ours enjoy rich histories of bizarre rituals, groups and practices that make the campus experience more interesting. The one thing the best of these traditions share is that they are illicit.