“Mandatory” swim tests eliminated at Penn State

February 11, 1982

East Halls Black Student Union representative uncovers that Penn State’s long time “mandatory” swim test/class was never really mandatory. When Darryl Daisey questioned the “policy”, he discovered it was never really a requirement at all, even though it had been communicated as such for over 48 years.  It was felt that the elimination of this “policy” removed a small barrier to minority recruitment.