It looks like women’s colleges around the country are finally starting to become more accepting of transgender students, and we mean that LITERALLY!
Earlier today, it was announced that Barnard College in New York City would begin accepting transgender women as students on their campus!
As a women’s college, Barnard never had a policy in place when it came to situations like this. However, a spokesperson revealed that they have NEVER had a transgender student in the past!
While the new policy is a step in the right direction, there are still a few kinks to work out.
The school will now allow transgender students who identify as female to enroll in the school, regardless of their gender at birth! And students who have been accepted as a female and undergo a transition during their time at Barnard will be allowed to stay!
HOWEVER, students who were born female but now identify as male will STILL not be allowed to apply to the school, as well as students who identify as neither gender.
Like we said, there are definitely still some kinks to be worked out, but this is definitely a step in the right direction! Other colleges like Smith College and Mount Holyoke College have also adopted more inclusive admissions policies!
We’re so glad this conversation is even happening in the first place and hopefully more school start to follow their lead!
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