Back to School: Second Women’s HBCU Adopts Trans-Inclusive Policies
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Spelman College, a liberal arts college in Atlanta dedicated to the education and empowerment of black women, has become the second historically black college or university (HBCU) to adopt more inclusive policies on admitting transgender students.
On September 5, college president Mary S. Campbell released a policy updatestating that the college will “consider for admission women students including students who consistently live and self-identify as women, regardless of their gender assignment at birth.” This decision was made after a year of research and conversation conducted by a task force of faculty, staff, students, alumnae, and trustees.