As for the phenomenon, in my experience, the majority of Witnesses are somewhat intimidated at the prospect of witnessing on college campuses. They may feel socially inferior or may not be prepared for bright and articulate counter-responses that are much more probing and thoughtful than the average response they receive from someone they have just woken on a Saturday morning.
so true most jw are scared to death, since going house to house is the most dreaded thing about being a jw, and now that they are asked to do telephone, business and college preaching most know they are not qualified even by wt standards-
- the wt has encouraged this on college- not alot in print on this issue , but it has never really gotten off the ground, typically it falls under the CO who may be in a college town and sets this up,
the congo, leaving it to the local elders , it will never be done-
the wt in the past has told co and do when business territory or colleges are worked SELECT ONLY CERTAIN JW typically the "sharp" publishers
they typically target kids who are lonely and out of town and no nearby family- i have over the years heard so many exp on district conventions by college students with like 1 year left who QUIT TO BECOME A JW - of course now some 10-20yrs later they have no complete degree and no end of the world-- in sight
because college teaches folks to question the ablity to recuit from college is almost zero- now go to the Hood or were folks are suffering and need help, show them a picture of Hawaii and ask "Would you like to live in conditions like this"
then you have a possible audience-
trust me wt is not going to be pulling in 100's of students, the message doesn't appeal to folks who are being trained to questions and not just accept something because it is in a book