Historically black, Morehouse College, all-men’s school in Atlanta, will begin admitting transgender students who identify as men in 2020, The new policy, known as the Gender Identity Admissions and Matriculation Policy, applies to all students who enroll in the private college by the fall 2020 semester. 

The announcement comes after Spelman College, a private historically black all-women’s school in Atlanta, adopted a similar policy in 2017. 

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“In a rapidly changing world that includes a better understanding of gender identity, we’re proud to expand our admissions policy to consider trans men who want to be part of an institution that has produced some of the greatest leaders in social justice, politics, business, and the arts for more than 150 years,” said Terrance Dixon, Morehouse vice president for enrollment management.

“The ratification of this policy affirms the College’s commitment to develop men with disciplined minds who will lead lives of leadership and service.” 

Here’s some highlights to the policy. O

  • Once admitted to the College, all students are expected to self-identify as men throughout their education at Morehouse.
  • If a student transitions from a man to a woman, that student will no longer be eligible to matriculate at Morehouse. Exemptions from this rule may be granted by a three-person committee appointed by the President after a written appeal is submitted by the student. In the event that the impacted student disagrees with the decision of the committee, the student may make a final appeal to the President of Morehouse.
  • Trans women, or individuals who identify as women regardless of the sex assigned to them at birth, will not be considered for admission.
  • For more information please review the overview and frequently asked questions related to the policy.  To read the policy in its entirety click here