“What Do Women’s Colleges and Religious Schools Have in Common?” by Shay O’Reilly is features our transgender policy here at Hollins. The article is from Campus Progress. In their own words, they are a national organization that works with and for young people to promote progressive solutions to key political and social challenges.
The unflattering article states:
Virginia’s Hollins University has one of the more extreme policies, requiring the expulsion of trans men who begin transition either through taking hormones, having surgery, or undergoing a legal name change related to a female-to-male transition. The Chronicle of Higher Education reported last month that the policy has drawn scrutiny from, according to the university, “students and others.” While no-one has been forced out under the policy, several students have cited it in their decision to transfer.
Hollins is an unusual case, as many trans men find women’s colleges welcoming when they come out.
How does this policy represent Hollins?