posted on Aug, 16 2017 @ 12:09 PM
originally posted by: carewemust
Orientation for specific groups is quite common. I took my college freshman son to "Sports players orientation day" last week.
I was forced to take about three orientation programs my freshman year of college.
New Athlete Orientation
College of Agriculture Orientation (I started pre-vet through that school)
General Freshman Orientation
New Athlete Orientation was all about how to be a proper ambassador of the university. They taught us the national anthem, the school fight song,
table manners and appropriate dress at high level events, about the ins and outs of study hall and getting tutoring when overwhelmed by coursework,
how to manage your schedule, all those kinds of things because balancing a work load as an athlete is like working full-time while taking a full-time
A lot of kids don't do it voluntarily, but athletes all pretty much are expected to. But you're going to have to work to convince me that having a
different skin color injects that much of a difference into your college experience than that of the average freshman, especially that much difference
as compared to Hispanic or Asian students.