US: Women’s college accepts trans students for the first time
A women’s college in the US state of California has accepted a female trans woman student for the first time.
The Oakland Mill’s College, for the first time in its 162 history changed its policy to allow trans women into its all female undergraduate program.
According to reports, Mills is the only out of 119 single-sex colleges in the US to have a policy specifically for transgender applicants.
The policy allows anyone who self identifies as female to apply.
Brian O’Rourke, the president of enrolment and admissions, said among the average of a thousand annual applicants, around five are transgender.
Mills’ president Alecia A. DeCoudreaux proudly told KTVU: “We were the first women’s college west of the Rockies. We were the first women’s college to have a computer science program. This is just another in many firsts.”