In response to the concerns of their special little snowflakes, East Carolina University has implemented a class on “adulting.” In short, the program is meant to help college students become adults.
We’re through the retarded looking glass here, people.
ECU reported a 16 percent increase in student counseling appointments in the past two years. Those involving a crisis were up 52 percent, according to a July report that shocked officials on the Greenville, North Carolina, campus.
As a result, the college has boosted its counseling staff and resources and also introduced a new program — Recognition, Insight and Openness or RIO — to teach students self-talk, journaling, mindfulness and other cognitive-affective stress management techniques. RIO was adapted from a California Polytechnic State University workshop. (H/T – Jim F.)
When I was in college I had an hour commute every day, took electives like Shakespeare and Russian History, and was editor-in-chief of the university newspaper. There were no safe spaces at St. Joseph’s University, so I coped by crushing opponents on the lacrosse field and drinking beer. The fact a legitimate university is teaching its students how to become adults is both laughable and frightening.