Scripps College Issues New Policy on Transgender Admissions

Scripps_College_SealEarlier this year, Mills College in Oakland, California, Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts, and Simmons College in Boston, made official changes to their admissions policies to allow for the admission of transgender students. Now Scripps College in Claremont, California, has made the same decision.

According to the new policy, Scripps College:

* Considers applicants who report that the sex currently listed on their birth certificate is female;

* Considers applicants who self-identify as women;

* Awards a degree to any Scripps student who completes the baccalaureate requirements regardless of gender identity or expression; and

* Does not require government issued documentation to verify sex or gender identity.

According to a statement issued by the college’s chair of the board of trustees, president, and president of the alumnae association, “the resolution passed by the Board reiterates Scripps’ identity as a women’s college and commits to uphold its legacy as a ‘community of women’ for current and prospective students, graduates, and partners while recognizing gender as a social construct that has evolved over time. The college is committed to an ongoing process of dialogue and education to build a more inclusive and unified community.”

Filed Under: Women's Colleges


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