4. Donor Influence Over Student Programming

A. Graduate Fellowships

We have seen startling constraints on graduate students funded by the Koch foundation. It has been seen that, at some campuses, the donor has the ability not only to screen the recipients and their annual renewal, but it is also seen that the Koch foundation has approval power over their dissertation topic for Ph.D. fellowships.

A consistent feature of Koch programs is their coupling with donor affiliated student groups. In many instances, there are also reading groups that pay students to read donor selected reading lists.

C. Mandated Access to Student Information

1. College of Charleston

In several instances, we see that the Koch foundation requires student contact information, specifically private email addresses "not ending in .edu." Other documents show that this is a critical part of Koch's performance requirements.