Freshman Disorientation Report

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Freshman orientation programs at American universities receive a remarkable lack of critical attention.

Our 2022 Freshman Disorientation report offers an unprecedented window into the themes and material covered in the new student orientations of America’s largest public universities.

Our findings clearly suggest that these orientation programs overwhelmingly cover issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), while attention to the free speech rights of students on campus or the role of viewpoint diversity in campus/academic health is strikingly absent.

Our report found that only around 30% of schools surveyed mention free speech or viewpoint diversity (30% and 33%, respectively) in their orientation programs, while 91% stress DEI topics.

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Freshman Disorientation: How Colleges and Universities Lay the Groundwork for Student Indoctrination

This report offers an unprecedented window into the themes and material covered in the new student orientations of America’s largest public universities.

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