Be careful at Williams College.

"Displaying a sign that is color-coded pink for girls and blue for boys," is listed by the school as a reportable "bias incident," according to the College Fix.

The relevant document's veracity as official university material is corroborated by a Foundation for Individual Rights in Education report on the policy last updated in September that includes the same language and links to the same website.

The examples of bias incidents used by Williams in some cases exactly match language used by Syracuse University's bias reporting program, which took heat last January following media attention. Curiously, the pink/blue example is no longer to be found on Syracuse's website.

Though not identical, both schools' lists of examples include language that matches down to very specific punctuation, such as "calling someone the r-word, n-word, f-word… (in person, in writing, on social media, on whiteboards, etc.)," which also appears on Valdosta State's bias reporting website. That suggests the language comes from common literature, something that's not unusual on campuses where administrators in bloated bureaucracies often rely on such material.

That leaders in academia believe students should be taught to report and condemn signs with conventional gender-based color coding is not surprising, but it's at least a helpful reminder that higher education is in serious need of a course correction.