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Morehouse College, the nation’s largest liberal arts college for men, will allow individuals who self-identify as men, regardless of the sex assigned to them at birth, to be considered for admission.

According to a press release from the institution, the new Gender Identity Admissions and Matriculation Policy will apply to all students who enroll in Morehouse College by the Fall 2020 semester and was developed after 15 months of input from faculty, staff, students, and alumni. The groundbreaking plan was led by a task force created by the President of Morehouse College, Dr. David A. Thomas.

  • The policy also applies to students who transition at Morehouse and a student who transitions from a man to a woman will no longer be eligible to matriculate at the college.
  • Morehouse will continue to use masculine pronouns, the language of brotherhood, and other gendered language that reflects its mission as an institution designed to develop men with disciplined minds who will lead lives of leadership and service,” according to the outlines of the policy.
  • Exemptions to the policy will be determined by a three-person committee whose decisions can only be reversed by the university president.
  • Students enrolled at Morehouse before the Fall 2020 semester are not affected by the college.



Article Courtesy of The Root

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