Oxford University has been recognized for centuries as a premier institution of higher learning. Apparently their student union has decided that it’s more important that Oxford be recognized as one big safe space.

More from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

Instead of putting hands together to celebrate something, students are now being encouraged to pull them apart, throw them in the air and do what’s called jazz hands when celebrants shake their hands in the air, Metro reported.

Oxford isn’t the only institute of higher learning to silence claps. The University of Manchester passed a similar rule last year, The Telegraph reported. Manchester added the suggestion to the inclusion training for new students, according to The Telegraph.

The change is to help calm those whose anxiety may be triggered by the loud noise of clapping. It also may cause an issue for those with sensory sensitivity and those with hearing aids, Oxford’s student union said.