Campus Reform – Clemson University is requiring students to reveal how many times they’ve had sex in the past month and with how many partners.
In screenshots obtained exclusively by Campus Reform, the South Carolina university is asking students invasive and personal questions about their drinking habits and sex life as part of what they’ve billed as an online Title IX training course.
“How many times have you had sex (including oral) in the last 3 months?” asks one question. “With how many different people have you had sex (including oral) in the last 3 months?” asks another.
In a campus-wide email, the South Carolina university announced that all students, faculty, and staff would be required to complete a mandatory, one-hour long Title IX training course by November 1. Although the email said that the course—which also asks if a student is a part of Greek life or an athlete—was “created by students,” it is actually a product of CampusClarity, “[a] Title IX and Campus SaVE Act education program that combines sexual assault and substance abuse prevention in a comprehensive online training program.”
Many students are concerned about privacy issues surrounding the third-party site. While some questions do include a green “anonymous” bar across the top of the screen, Clemson students are still required to log in to the course with their student IDs and include their first and last names, email addresses, and housing information.
“It’s not that I have an issue with being trained on Title IX,” one Clemson student told Campus Reform in an interview. “I have an issue with the personal questions that are asked, and the fact that I’m told it’s anonymous, but it’s clearly linked to my name, and it’s obviously through a third party so not only is my information that I’m going to be filling out—incredibly personal information regarding my sex life that I have issues with speaking about—it’s not only going to the university, it’s going to a third party company that I don’t know.”
In an email to one student that was obtained by Campus Reform, the school says that failure to complete the course will be a violation of the “Student Code of Conduct, General Student Regulation 8: Failure to Comply with Official Request.”
Sexually harrassing students to prevent sexual harrassment…interesting new strategy. Title IX just always doing big things. Forcing students to reveal their most personal intimate relationship details, put them on the computer then send them off to god knows who in the administration is just the latest in a long line. At least it’s totally anonymous though, I mean yeah you entered your full name, email address and where you live, but you clicked that little green button that says “ANONYMOUS” at the top and there’s no such thing as hackers or technology errors or problems with the Cloud. If The Fappening taught us anything it’s that whatever you put into cyberspace stays safe there forever.
Talked to some Clemson people about this and they said it was just suspended after so many people complained, and that people were just making up fake answers anyway. But the fact remains, you shouldn’t have to answer or fake answer in the first place. Hey college it’s none of your business how much sex someone has and it’s definitely none of your business if they can’t get laid. I’m paying you 30K a year, how about you worry about educating me and preparing me for a weak job market and let me worry about if I can get my dick sucked this month?