Mount Holyoke College Establishes a Freshman Orientation Program for Whites

Mount Holyoke College, the highly selective women’s college in Massachusetts, has announced a new freshman orientation program that is exclusively for white students from the United States.

For many years, the college has held a voluntary orientation program for minority students. Foreign students of all races are required to attend a freshman orientation program.

Under the new program, white students can volunteer to spend four days at the college prior to freshman orientation. They will hold discussions about race and other topics among themselves. And at times, the white students will participate in activities with students from the minority orientation program.