The campus controversy stems from six students in the Career and Independent Living and Learning Studies program's post secondary form of education for students with cognitive disabilities, like Down syndrome.being refused the right to walk at graduation. The students pay to attend the university but instead take independent living classes. The president of the East Stroudsburg University is refusing to let said students to walk at gradation because because the program is not an accredited academic program that would lead to degree completion, so therefore they cannot support the request to have the participants walk in ESU’s May commencement. Students attending the university are in an uproar, taking to tweeting harsh tweets at the university's president and signing petitions, as they feel the students have been integrated the last 4 years with mainstream students, therefore graduation should be no different.
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