Florida State University Student Resiliency Project is designed to help incoming first-year students cope with college stress, but some students might choose from.
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A Florida university is allowing incoming freshmen to waive a required program that is aimed at reducing the stress on the campus if they are already strained, according to reports.
Florida State University Student Resiliency Project, developed by the Institute for family Violence Studies College of Social Work, is a mandatory online program for more than 6,000 incoming freshman and transfer students to “help students adjust to the campus, improve mental health, increase resilience, and reduce stress”.
icipation is possible if students are too stressed to complete it, Jim Clark, the dean of the College of Social Work, told Inside Higher Ed. “We are not out to punish you.”
The University of Florida College of Social Work developed, a mandatory anti-stress program for first-year students that some students are able to choose from.
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This goes in the category of “you cannot make this stuff,” Turning point in the US, the founder, Charlie Kirk, told Fox News.
“This kind of nonsense would be in the most appropriate manner in a Monty Python sketch, where parody has become reality, and reality is a parody of itself,” he said.
“Students are getting softer by the semester, where victimhood is worn like a badge of honor and students are isolated away from adversity,” Kirk added. “This is dangerous for a country and a culture, and our universities should be embarrassed with the type of students they produce.”
icipants can see “What I Wish I Knew videos of the current FSU students to talk about their first year struggles and how she overcame them. There are also videos that tell the incoming students that they can get through “each type of problem,” the use of resources already on campus.
The mandatory part of the program will be between 25 to 30 minutes, according to The College Fix.
FSU Director of University News & Digital Communications Dennis Schnittker, clarifies exactly what students were allowed to waive the anti-stress program.
“Students who previously have suffered or will suffer a significant trauma (death of family or friends, violence, abuse, etc.) may opt out if they are already in treatment or counselling for stress management,” Schnittker told Fox News.
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The project is in the “pilot phase” and is expected to change based on the feedback and needs of the student participants, according to Karen Oehme, FSU is the director of the Institute for family Violence Studies.
Caleb Parke is an associate editor for FoxNews.com. You can follow him on Twitter @calebparke