My older daughter is applying to graduate schools. And she reports this fine passage from the Univ. of Chicago application:
Due to circumstances beyond our control, some race and ethnicity questions on this application are redundant. Most of this information is used to provide ad hoc reports on applicant diversity to government agencies. We apologize for the incovenience.
Also entertaining is the language on UCLA's bluebooks that asks students to affirm that they haven't committed "academic dishonesty" but that continues
"There are alternatives to academic dishonesty," it suggests, and counsels that the student see a professor or dean "to discuss other choices."