US’ only black, all-male college to start taking transgender students who identify as men

America’s only traditionally black, all-male college has introduced a serious admissions coverage shift, taking in transgender men from 2020. However, Morehouse College in Atlanta says it won’t permit transitioning females to attend.

In a statement titled ‘Morehouse College reaffirms dedication to educate and develop men,’ the college revealed on Saturday that it could “allow individuals who self-identify as men, regardless of the sex assigned to them at birth, to be considered for admission” by the Fall 2020 semester.

The new coverage, which it says got here after greater than a yr of “community engagement with faculty, staff, students, and alumni,” received’t apply to students looking for admission earlier than then.

“In a quickly altering world that features a higher understanding of gender id, we’re proud to develop our admissions coverage to think about trans men who need to be a part of an establishment that has produced among the biggest leaders in social justice, politics, enterprise, and the humanities for greater than 150 years,” stated Terrance Dixon, vp for enrollment administration at Morehouse.

However, the coverage additionally goes on to define that it received’t apply to people who identify as ladies, and that “if a student transitions from a man to a woman, that student will no longer be eligible to matriculate at Morehouse.”

The college, whose earlier students embody Martin Luther King Jr and Spike Lee, acquired some plaudits for the transfer on Twitter.