Spelman College may admit transgender students

spelman-collegeATLANTA — Spelman College is the latest American women’s college that will be convening a task force to provide recommendations on whether it will be accepting transgender women.
President Mary Schmidt Campbell announced to her students at the all-women historically black college of the decision.
“Ingrid Hayes, vice president for Enrollment Management will convene a task force that makes a recommendation to the president on the admission and enrollment of transgender students,” the note read in part.
Other women institutions, including Bernard College in New York and members of the U.S. women’s colleges dubbed the Seven Sisters have already included policy to accept trans women into those schools, the AJC reports.
Spelman’s task force on trans students is one of two that are being created to review campus policy. The other task force on emergency planning will be working to “develop a set of protocols and procedures for students, faculty and staff to follow in the event of an emergency.”
Reports from both groups are expected by the end of the academic year.


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