The coddling of grown adults as if they were children is so commonplace amongst colleges and universities across the U.S. that no one bats an eye when Ivy League institutions such as Yale cancel midterms because students are too distraught over Crooked Hillary's loss to study.
Now it seems this trend isn't just for schools intent on producing beta-man liberal elites. The Virginia Military Institute, which is the oldest state-supported military college in the United States, is offering a “stress busters” program to provide students with yoga classes to “unwind and relax.”
Founded in 1839, VMI has routinely churned out highly-educated and patriotic leaders but now it's decided that “peer educators” will provide “Stress Busters” programs for students including an event that lets cadets color. Yes, as in coloring books.
VMI's website read, “Beginning in the 2016-2017 academic year, the Cadet Peer Educators (CPEs) will merge with cadet government under the Cadet Equity Association’s (CEA) Training and Education branch. As such, the formerly known CPEs are now members of CEA,” according to a screenshot taken from the school’s website. “All CEA trained educators are nationally certified through the BACCHUS™ network to assist with new cadet development, education/prevention programs, and individual peer support for a broad range of topics such as stress management, alcohol and tobacco, interpersonal relationships, bystander intervention, and suicide prevention. Trained peer educators are interviewed, selected, trained and advised by Cadet Government and the Center of Cadet Counseling.”
The school says that, “Stress Busters is held on Reading Day of each semester. This is an opportunity for cadets to unwind and relax before studying for finals. This event often includes stress reduction activities such as yoga, therapy dogs, coloring book stations, card/game stations, and grab-and-go snacks to take with you on your way to study!”
A VMI alumnus and veteran summed up the the Washington Free Beacon's story on the situation by telling the publication, “VMI once took America’s youth and prepared them for duty and the harsh realities of war. Now, for $20k a year, VMI will turn your teenagers back into children.”
VMI has since removed references to its "stress busting" program from their website after the Free Beacon published the story.
A Screenshot of the school's webpage before they deleted it, (below):
Exit thought from a current college student: