Clemson University officials have stopped having students fill out a Title IX survey over complaints from some of those students that the questions were inappropriate.
The school said Thursday that more than 6,000 students took the online training module operated by a third-party, which was intended to educate them about sexual discrimination and assault protections under federal laws known as Title IX.
But the online publication Campus Reform noted some students felt the module asked very personal questions, such as how many sexual encounters they’d experienced in the past three months, how many partners, and how often they had drunk alcohol or used drugs.
Clemson’s dean of students and Associate VP for Student Affairs Shannon Finning said the questionnaire was anonymous and meant to help the school prevent assault or sexual harassment. However, she added the school had pulled the survey for now.
“We’re doing that to ensure that it meets the goal of making Clemson a safer campus for all students, faculty, and staff while also respecting individual privacy,” Finning told WORD News in Greenville.
Finning said that, until this week, they had received nothing but positive feedback about the survey for several weeks.
Greenville affiliate WORD News contributed to this report