You’ll probably be asked to fill out some forms while at college for various reasons. Name, address, phone number…all normal stuff. Oh, and they’ll get your bank account info, for sure. But what if your school started asking for a detailed history of your sex life and partying habits?
Students at the University of Southern California are being asked to disclose tons of personal information in a survey as part of Title IX training. If USC students don’t answer questions like “How many times have you had sex (including oral) in the last 3 months?” and “With how many different people have you had sex with (including oral) in the last 3 months?” they won’t be able to register for classes, Campus Reform reports.
“This course is mandatory, and you must complete it by February 9, 2016. If you do not complete the training by this date you will receive a registration hold until the training is complete,” an email obtained by Campus Reform states.
The email continued, “We believe you’ll enjoy the assignment, and that this training is in line with our shared belief that Trojans care for Trojans. It is an innovative, engaging, and informative online course, created with students for students.”
Besides disclosing number of sexual partners and condom usage, the questionnaire also asked about drinking and partying habits.
Following the survey, USC students were given a two-hour interactive lesson on sexual assault, consent, and substance abuse.
The course was created by an organization called Campus Clarity, which produces interactive online training on Title IX for nearly 200 other schools, according to their website.
I have no idea why talking about your sex life and partying habits need to be disclosed to learn about Title IX. Sure, the school is trying to get a feel for problems and attitudes on campus, but this is plain intrusive.
USC students, just fill in “0” for everything and stay focused on getting an education.