Spelman College Admitting Transgender Female Students
A historically black women’s college is making a landmark decision. Spelman College, the premier institution for African-American women founded in 1881, recently announced that they’re accepting transgender female students. The news comes directly from Spelman’s President Mary S. Campbell who stated that the new policy aligns with the school’s core mission.
“As a result of this extensive study, I, as president, along with the Spelman leadership team, and the Board, concur on the following admissions and enrollment policy: 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.
In adopting this admissions policy, Spelman continues its fervent belief in the power of the Spelman Sisterhood. Students who choose Spelman come to our campus prepared to participate in a women’s college that is academically and intellectually rigorous, and affirms its core mission as the education and development of high-achieving Black women.”
Not everyone is supportive of Spelman’s decision, however, and their Instagram has been hit by negative comments from detractors.
“Now men are allowed into Spelman?” wrote one. “Smh. These schools are losing their core values. Do better.”
“This can not be still consider [sic] an all woman collage [sic] 😂😂😂😂😂 IDIOTS lost everything it stand for,” wrote another.
Of cooourse some folks are big MAD that Spelman’s breaking tradition but isn’t it time to progress?
What are your thoughts on Spelman’s transgender women policy???