UCSD must open segregated orientation to all students, regardless of race

Sabrina Conza
Foundation for Individual Rights in Expression

The University of California, San Diego, is the most recent university to engage in the concerning trend of hosting racially segregated campus events. Next month, UCSD is hosting a three-day orientation program called the “Black, Latinx, and Native American Family Orientation,” which the university says is meant to provide “tailored programming for Black, Latinx, and Native American students and their families.” Only students from those racial backgrounds may apply.

Although this may seem positive — providing minority students the opportunity to participate in an orientation with other minority students — racial segregation of educational programs is illegal and immoral. FIRE has called on the university to ensure no student is excluded from educational programming because of their race.