Morehouse College's courtyard entrance (Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)
Morehouse College's courtyard entrance (Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

Morehouse College, a historically Black educational institution for men in Atlanta, announced it will now consider for admission any student who identifies as a man, regardless of the gender assigned to them at birth.

The new policy, which goes into effect fall 2020, put Morehouse in alignment with many of the nation’s leading women’s colleges which have made similar decisions to consider for admission any student who identifies as a woman at the time of their application.

“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,” Terrance Dixon, vice president for Enrollment Management at Morehouse, said in a statement.

The revised guideline states that admitted students “are expected to self-identify as men” throughout their time at Morehouse. The new policy also states that any student who transitions from a man to a woman will no longer be eligible to attend the college, though such students may appeal to a presidential committee if they wish to remain.

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