The New York Times reported that Wellesley College’s students voted Tuesday in favor of a nonbinding referendum allowing transgender men (and women) to enroll.
Madeleine Albright and Hillary Clinton are alumni of Wellesley College. It was established in 1870 as a school that educated “women who will make an impact in the world”. According to its website, the college currently has over 2,300 students.
Students voted this week to support a referendum on changing the college’s admissions policy so that transgender men or non-binary students can enroll. This ballot initiative also seeks more inclusive language, such that the term “students” and “alumni” are used instead of “women”.
The college said, “Wellesley College acknowledges that the outcome of the non-binding student ballot initiative.” “Although the College is not planning to change its mission or its admissions policies, it will continue engaging all students in its important work of creating an inclusive academic community that everyone feels included.”
It is not clear how many votes were cast because the college didn’t report it.