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Mary Schmidt Campbell, President of Spelman College, recently announced that the Atlanta-based school of approximately 2,200 students will now accept qualified trans women during the 2018-2019 school year.

In a letter sent out to students Tuesday, Schmidt Campbell noted that the school’s admissions and enrollment policy had been updated. It reads in part:

Spelman College, a Historically Black College whose mission is to serve high-achieving black women, will consider for admission women students including students who consistently live and self-identify as women, regardless of their gender assignment at birth. Spelman does not admit male students, including students who self-identify and live consistently as men, regardless of gender assignment at birth. If a woman is admitted and transitions to male while a student at Spelman, the college will permit that student to continue to matriculate at and graduate from Spelman.

The letter notes that last year, a task force of students, faculty, trustees and alumnae gathered to study the school’s admissions practices “as they apply to an evolving understanding and knowledge of gender.”

What do you think? Should trans women students be allowed to enroll at an all-female institution?

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