A major university has been asking its newest students about their sex lives.
Campus Clarity, a company that makes training programs for various companies and universities says USC, along with nearly 500 other colleges and universities, are gathering information so they can better tailor programs that address substance abuse and sexual assault.
USC and many other schools make their freshman watch videos, take interactive quizzes and answer optional questions so they can teach students about the risks of sex and alcohol, and also learn more about their behaviors.
The company says universities are also administering the program so they can meet state and federal training requirements.
Two of the questions were "How many times have you had sex (including oral) in the last three months?" and "With how many people have you had sex (including oral) in the last three months.
This is the first year USC made students go through this particular mandatory training program.
After FOX 11 called to enquire about the questions Tuesday, USC released in a statement they removed a portion of the questionnaire from the program.
USC Senior Vice President for Administration Todd Dickey said:
USC apologizes for any offense or discomfort caused by optional questions included as part of a 2 hour mandatory on-line training for students on sexual consent, misconduct and other issues.
These questions have been removed from our online-training module.
All colleges and universities are required by law to provide such training, and our training was a standardized module being used by hundreds of colleges and universities across the country.