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Transgender Inclusion on College Campuses

Responding to a growing number of current and incoming students who identify as transgender, or trans* (i.e., as a tremendously wide variety of gender nonconforming and non-cisgender gender identities), many colleges and universities are seeking to be more supportive of this population by adopting or revising policies and by creating resources and support services. This entry reviews many of the major changes being undertaken by campuses to become more inclusive of and welcoming to trans* students in the areas of institutional policies, facilities, health care, and education. Although significant progress has been made over the past two decades, much more work needs to be done at most institutions for trans* students to feel fully embraced.

Institutional Policies

To begin to create a more supportive climate for ...

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