“MANDATORY” SURVEY FORCES STUDENTS TO DIVULGE PERSONAL SEXUAL HISTORY
Clemson University has suspended a mandatory program that required students, faculty and staff to divulge their most private personal information to a third party website – or face disciplinary action.
“How many times have you had sex (including oral) in the last 3 months?” read one of the questions on the mandatory online survey.
“With how many different people have you had sex (including oral) in the last 3 months?” read another.
According to the school, the survey was designed to promote campus health and safety – and its compulsory completion was an assignment Clemson said students, faculty and staff should “enjoy.”
Wait … what?
Since when was being forced to provide prurient details of one’s private life to a government entity “enjoyable?”
Because that’s a curious definition of “enjoyment” if you ask us …
“It is an engaging and informative online course, created with students for students,” an email from Clemson noted. “It will provide you with useful information regarding sexual violence and relationships. The course promotes a healthier and safer campus environment.”
Clemson’s insanely invasive survey was first exposed by reporter Kaitlyn Schallhorn of Campus Reform – a website we’ve featured in the past for its efforts to hold our nation’s institutions of higher education accountable.
Schallhorn was also first to report on the school’s decision to temporarily suspend the program.
“Required Title IX online training has been suspended pending elimination of certain questions that were associated with a training module provided by a third-party vendor,” the school wrote late Wednesday. “Clemson University will eliminate these questions. We apologize for any concern and inconvenience this has caused.”
In our view, temporarily suspending this survey pending the elimination of these invasive questions isn’t enough. The fact these questions were even contemplated – let alone asked of students – is simply beyond the pale.
FITS has been all over Clemson in the past – most notably for its former president‘s laughable efforts to artificially inflate the school’s academic standing. We’ve also ripped the school’s wasteful “public service” division, its ridiculously expensive wind turbine facility and the entire campus it has devoted to a Confederate submarine.
We’ve also chided Clemson for its astronomical tuition hikes …
Here we have yet another example of why this school should immediately be set free to pursue its destiny in the private sector. And another example of what happens when we let government run an institution of higher learning.
Hmmm FITS has “outed” a Haley adviser for parking outside a line and sleuth-ed out an incriminating burrito, in his quest to elect Vincent Sheheen. He also freely gave sex details about he women he’s allegedly had relations with, although the “hard drive” went “limp” when asked to provide promised “proof.”
And do we even have to bring up the top-dog SC Liberal-tarin’s snooping into the underwear drawers of Thad Viers and Kelly Payne?
So this is just another example of TREMENDOUS liberal hypocrisy, practiced by FITS, “Pootlian and the minions over at the SCDP….
Sorry SCPD, while SIC is a very appropriate moniker, he’s spot on here! As an alumnus and parent of a student, this approaches a criminal invasion of privacy due to the threat of punishment! Someone should lose their job over this one. And had the article simply been about this it might have even come across as sincere but the coots remain ashamed of a football history that is only 5 years old so other jabs must always enter the discussion.
Yes. I am certain it is criminal. If there was no punishment threat, then Clemson officials would be immune from prosecution.
They made the threat. Now they have to answer criminal complaints. There is no excuse for it. They have no defense.
In my option, Federal criminal complaints should be filed. Let Clemson officials threaten the students or trying to intimidate them further for hinting or saying they will file criminal complaints, and Clemson officials could be spending years in prison.
This incident is certainly not a matter for polite presumptions. They intimidated and threatened the entire student body with punishment if they failed to complete the survey.
This is beyond crazy. Its actually ‘insane.’
You’re responding to something I did not imply. I’m just saying it’s hypocritical for FITS, of all people, to decry snooping in peoples’ personal sexual lives. And he actually goes another step to publish it on-line. I doubt Clemson is doing that…
PS: Wait’ll you see what the Obamacare doctors want to know about you….if you think this is criminal.
The government must know everything about you.
It’s just being updated to correctly reflect Pickens Tech’s demographics more correctly. The two new questions are below.
1. “How many times have you had sex (including oral) with farm animals in the last 3 months?”
2. “With how many different farm animals have you had sex (including oral) in the last 3 months?”
A. Between 0 and 25
B. Between 25 and 50
C. More than 50
Making farm animal jokes, real original.
Seriously, YOU’RE complaining about that with a name like yours???
You smoking pot over there, CU? Getting a tat today? Going to the drum circle tonight?
Actually, Clemson is a very good school.
Invasive and an attempt to intrude into a person’s Constitutional right to absolute privacy. But with Clemson’s threat of punishment, the University has shot itself in both feet – and in the head. Even if the threat was short lived, it still appears to be an outright violation of well established constitutional and civil rights law. This can really balloon into a major class action.
There you go again, SIC, jumping on false rumors to hurt Clemson’s image while ignoring problems with your beloved USC-e. The student body and faculty voted on whether to have this survey, and 100% were in favor of it because it would make Clemson a more awesome place (which is not possible because it’s already the awesomest place). Just check out Clemson’s new alma mater: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8VUONhV9NY
False rumors? I demand strict proof.
And btw, forget about thinking that I am SIC inasmuch I am most certainly not.
Now …. Post your rock solid concrete proof with links to support you allegations in regards to the student body and faculty agreeing to these invasive questions and the punishment for refusal to comply.
Once again the immature little anonymous posters (or perhaps Sic Willie himself) have hijacked my screen name with their sophomoric behavior.
Simple to fix the hijacking thing – create a disqus account.
As for the sophomoric behavior, well, that’s a different problem all together. In fact, I think the chance to mix sophomoric behavior with the occasional serious discussion is why most of us come here and it’s probably Will’s raison d’être
Straight from “high school antics” to “sophomoric behavior”. TBG feels like he skipped a grade!
They have sophomores in high school…
They have sophomores in high school…
[It’s been so long…TBG forgot.]
Old goat, how about you get your own blog and wax poetic about Moo U. there? Whine, whine, whine is all you do. Problems at THE University of South Carolina are not ignored here. Your orange colored, cowshit smelling glasses can’t see the forest through the tree. Give it up already. High Five!
Top lies of this decade:
“I just don’t remember that.” (Bill Clinton and my Grandmother get away with it)
“This was done by a third-party vendor and it will be addressed.” (We fucked up)
“I didn’t do that and the truth will come out.” (I’m guilty as hell and buying time)
“I cannot wait to defend myself in court”. (I must run to Central America tonight)
“We are preparing our defense”. (We are waiting for the judge to give us a price)
“I went to jail for sharing”. (I shared my coke and he shared his cash. What?)
“I am not dating another woman”. (Actually, it’s true, I’m dating 10 other women).
I actually thought those were the titles of books that the Clintons had written.
Here’s some greatest hits you forgot:
“We’ll be greeted as liberators”
“We’re in the last throes of the conflict”
“Yellow cake was being purchased in Africa”
“Weapons of mass destruction”
“There are known knowns…and known unknowns..”
Not as “INVASIVE” or “prurient” as Will Folk’s claims that he has made about others.
Now *there* is a hacker’s dream cache!
Jim Barker is no longer President at Clemson. The recently issued academic rankings now have Clemson in the top 20. Now how did Barker do that?
The Campus Reform article—-
Clemson OT Josh Hutchinson (stands at 6-7 and weighs 275lbs ) is reported to have already completed the survey. He claims to have had vaginal sex 72 times over the past 3 months, received 127 blowjobs, and only performed oral sex 145 times on USC Cheerleaders.
‘performed oral sex 145 times on USC Cheerleaders’
— was that the co-ed team?
Q: What do a screen door and a Clemson cheerleader have in common?
A: The more you bang it, the looser it gets.
Q: What’s a Clemson cheerleader’s favorite
A: HumpMe – DumpMe.
Q: What’s the difference between a mosquito and a Clemson cheerleader?
A: Once you slap a mosquito, it will stop sucking.
I bet the number of sexual acts the boys claim will somehow be much higher than the number the girls claim. How will Clemson reconcile the difference? Will they report that men at Clemson are predominately having sex with each other?
That’s be a safe bet since boys at Clempson outnumber girls rather significantly (54% to 46%)
Don’t forget about all those cows they have there.
I like a cow. Sheep too tight.
Do guys from Ohio, CT, and NJ and Beijing bang cows? ‘Cause there’s a lot them up there.
No, they import them from Clempson
Back in the day, Joan Rivers noticed the double standard. She pointed out that guys who slept around were “studs”…but “let a girl make 15 or 20 ‘mistakes’ and she’s a ‘slut’.”
Todays numbers should probably be adjusted up to account for inflation. Damn the FED!
1) Jack, be nimble, Jack, be quick – that’s $100 dollars for this trick…
2) Two is company – three is $100..
3) Better laid than never…
It didn’t ask if you had sex with someone else, it just asked how many times you had sex. The guys counted self-love and the girls didn’t. Mystery solved.
“How many times have you had sex (including oral) in the last 3 months?”
If TBG were still an undergrad at Clemson, he would have answered with, “Why don’t you ask your mother?”
“Why don’t you ask your mother, sister and girlfriend?” There TBG, fixed it for you
I don’t know what admin thought this was a good idea, nor how it got approved. Someone should probably get fired over this one.
Good god, do they not have lawyers and staff to vet these types of things?
Good god, do they not have lawyers and staff to vet these types of things?
One would think anyone with a room temperature IQ would have 86ed this.
An effort by trustees and administration, looking for easy young sexually active targets, for the pickings?
… looking for easy young sexually active targets,
It has gotten much tougher since fewer coeds smoke cigarettes anymore.
Yes, but most of them went to the USuC law school.
Insane. Bigger questions: Required Title IX online training. Is this required by the Feds, or by the College? Also, I understand other colleges have contracted with this provider to use such a survey. What have the results or pushbacks been there?
Atleast the questions are medically accurate and coincide with SC’s new sex education medically accurate revisions.
I would either make up HUGE numbers of intimate partners or say it was all ZERO! This is SICK! Don’t answer the questions honestly! Make up outrageous stuff!
You already know the vast majority of freshman will be making stuff up – all those World of Warcraft Wizards will claim to have had 10-15 partners when the truth is that Thumbelina and her four ugly sisters are the only intimate partners they’ve ever had…
Rush Limbaugh agrees with fits today on the radio.
College campuses are fertile grounds for some of the most insane liberal experiments! I am not surprised at all a bunch of Lib profs and feminists came up with such a survey! They hate it when people outside their Ivory Towers find out and publish what they are up to, then they have to back off! LOL!!
Nikki is lucky she graduated in 1990.
From what I read of it the training course itself doesn’t seem like a bad idea, but it’s pretty baffling why they even considered that requesting such personal information was okay.
Will please send a FOIA – get questions asked, responses, and number of respondents.
As usual Fits and most of you do not really have the actual facts.
By the way Fits, CU ‘s ranking is a nationwide perspective not CU’s as you state.
Quit riding Clemson ‘s coattail like uSC does. Get used to it CU has left uSC in the dust. Suck on that Fits !!!
Read the Greenville News. Fits and it’s cronies broke nothing. Also many schools across the country used this survey.
Props to CU for stopping it.
Suck on that Fits!!!
No they don’t. They are using different surveys. And they are not mandating that the students be punished if the students do not participate, fool.
“…forced to provide prurient details of one’s private life…”
It might be a bit of a leap to state that the Clemson folks’ sexual information would necessarily be “prurient,” which generally means an *excessive* interest in sexual stuff. I could imagine that a lot of it would be downright boring…
Look at this.
Enjoyable? I suspect their actual words were (in a breathy voice), “You know you want it.”