Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Many women’s colleges in the United States are evaluating their mission to educate women in a society where gender is recognized as a social construct. As a result, some women’s colleges have changed their admissions policies to include transgender people. By examining the admissions policies of select women’s colleges, I analyze who becomes a thinkable student at women’s colleges, as well as who is excluded by the admissions policies. Through my analysis of the admissions policies of twelve women’s colleges, I divide the colleges into four categories: colleges with self-identification policies, colleges with consistent identification policies, colleges with legal and/or medical policies, and colleges with no specific admissions policies.
Kett, Ruby, "Gendered Admission: Transinclusive Admissions Policies at Women's Colleges." Thesis, Georgia State University, 2015.