Crowdsourced: Should Schools Drop the Word ‘Freshman’?

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — There’s a buzz on the Elon University campus after an article said the school was dropping the word ‘freshman’ from its vocabulary.

An Elon student wrote an article for the website The College Fix, reporting that her school is now using the term “first year” instead, to be more inclusive and celebrate diversity.

The school responded saying they are not banning the word and that individual programs on campus can drop it if they want.

Do you find the term offensive? We’re hearing from you in #Crowdsourced.