This US sorority just decided to let trans women join nationwide
A nationwide sorority house in the US has changed its policy to allow trans women to join.
Alpha Chi Omega, which carries the motto ‘Creating Strong Women’, recently changed a policy excluding trans women.
The policy was changed in late February, and announced in a statement from the sorority’s national headquarters.
The sorority is the first to change its nationwide policy to allow trans women to join
But it is not the first sorority or fraternity to let trans people join.
Some chapters of some houses have already changed their policies.
The feedback has been overall positive, with many chapter presidents saying they have had members approach them positively.
“I know that on a national level, it was a question that was starting to come up a lot,” Alex Hansen, the UNM chapter president said.
“It’s not something that a lot of chapters nationally have made the choice to have.”
Melissa Medved, a member of the sorority, adds: “It pushed Alpha Chi to prove that we are really inclusive and empowering to our women… A transgender woman is just as much of a woman as I am.”
For the first time ever one of America’s oldest fraternities last year opted to allow out trans men into its membership.
Meanwhile almost half the members of the Delta chapter of Alpha Omicron Pi at Tufts University walked out last year in protest of the treatment of a trans pledge.