Clemson University is ramping up efforts to push a social justice agenda on campus. Following a new “diversity education” program for faculty members, the university has now announced plans to create a similar mandatory course for freshmen.
He provided a link to the school’s Diversity and Inclusion website for students to read.
A member of the school’s faculty said Gill was planning to create a student module like the one created for school staff. As Heat Street previously highlighted, the module provided to staff included guidelines suggesting that it was possibly “racist” to tell someone they’re late for not showing up on time for a meeting. The module said that different cultures may perceive time differently and that it is important to be mindful of that.
The new mandatory CU 1000 course is described as a “zero-credit, pass/no pass course that all new Clemson students are required to complete during their first semester of enrollment.” It begins in the fall.
Speaking for the Clemson Young Americans for Liberty, Alexander Cullen called the new course a form of indoctrination. “College marks a time for an exploration of one’s values,” Cullen said. “If Clemson claims to be an institution of higher learning, it should not be indoctrinating students.”