August 15, 2016 at 12:45 pm EDT | by Mariah Cooper
Spelman College taking steps to admit transgender women
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Spelman College may soon open its student body to transgender women, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Spelman College President Mary Schmidt Campbell made the announcement in a welcome back letter to students posted on the school’s website last week. In the letter, she briefly mentions steps the all women’s, historically black college is making to become more inclusive.

“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,” Campbell writes.

A task force report is expected by the end of the academic year.

A bevy of women’s colleges have already executed policies that admit transgender women. Mills College, located in California, became the first with its policy change in 2014. Mount Holyoke became the first of the prestigious liberal-arts colleges, nicknamed The Seven Sisters, to admit transgender women in 2014.

 

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