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One of the most prestigious HBCUs, Spelman College, is admitting transgender women in 2018. The college’s president, Mary Schmidt Campbell, said the new policy will continue to extend one of Spelman’s goals in promoting inclusivity.

“In adopting this admissions policy, Spelman continues its fervent belief in the power of the Spelman Sisterhood,” Campbell’s letter read. “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.”

Women who self-identify as men will not be able to register at Spelman, but female students who are already enrolled and want to transition will still be able to pursue their degree.

More information is available on Spelman’s website.

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