A Pennsylvania college may have removed signs promoting exercise and a healthy lifestyle after concerns they were “shaming” students and made them feel guilty. According to The Dickinsonian, administrators at Dickinson College decided to remove signs urging students to “take the stairs."

“Why not take the stairs if you are physically able?” the signs, at least one of which appeared by a campus elevator, asked, the paper reported. "By taking the stairs for two flights in lieu of the elevator, you will expend 14-20 calories.”

Campus Reform sought multiple times to confirm the Dickisonian's report with the school but did not receive any response.

The signs also reportedly calculated the number of calories an average student would burn each day, stating that if they took the stairs, they could “expend the equivalent [of] 2.5 to 5.4 lbs” in their four years of college.

Sophomore Prabhleen Kaur was not happy with the signs.

“I began to feel guilty every time that I took the elevator,” Kaur told the Dickinsonian
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