• Morehouse will accept transgender students; How will enrollment work?

    By: Nicole Carr

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    ATLANTA - Morehouse College announced over the weekend that it will start accepting transgender students soon.

    The historically black college is one of only three all-male schools in the country. And now, many of you have questions about how enrollment will work.

    Channel 2 Investigative Reporter Nicole Carr spoke with leaders at the school. They said a lot of their work is just getting started.

    "We are still admitting men and we're still educating men," said Terrance Dixon, Vice President of Enrollment Management.

    The policy includes admissions for students who self-identify as men.

    "I think history will say Morehouse is still being the leader that it's always been around social matters," Dixon said.


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    There is no requirement for a physical transition. But if a student changes his mind about that self-identification, he may no longer be enrolled at Morehouse.

    Some students told Channel 2 Action News that they see the self-identifying policy as technically allowing women to enroll. Others say self-identifying is enough.

    Leaders told Carr this vote has been a 15-month study and a campus/alumni discussion in the making.

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