Transgender Students

College of Saint Benedict

The College of Saint Benedict is a Catholic and Benedictine, residential, liberal arts college committed to the education, growth, and development of undergraduate women.  Founded and sponsored by the Sisters of Saint Benedict, the College of Saint Benedict is unwavering in its commitment to respecting the dignity of all persons and to welcoming students, faculty, staff, and guests who find inspiration and value in these commitments.

In furtherance of our mission, tradition, and values as a college for women, and in recognition of our changing world and evolving understanding of gender identity, the College of Saint Benedict will consider for undergraduate admission those applicants who consistently live and identify as women, regardless of the gender assigned to them at birth.  The College of Saint Benedict will continue to use gendered language that reflects its mission as an undergraduate college for women.

This admission policy does not affect students who transition while enrolled at the College of Saint Benedict.  Once admitted, every student will receive the individualized support that is an essential part of the Bennie experience.  If an enrolled student decides that the College of Saint Benedict no longer offers an appropriate educational environment, guidance and resources will be available to assist in making choices that are best for that student.

Approved by CSB Trustees 18 November 2016

 

Saint John's University

Saint John's is a Catholic and Benedictine university with a residential, liberal arts, College of Arts and Sciences that is committed to the education, growth, and development of undergraduate men.  Founded and sponsored by the monks of the Order of Saint Benedict, Saint John's University is unwavering in its commitment to respecting the dignity of all persons and to welcoming students, faculty, staff, and guests who find inspiration and value in these commitments.

In furtherance of our mission, tradition, and values as an undergraduate college for men, and in recognition of our changing world and evolving understanding of gender identity, Saint John's University will consider for undergraduate admission those applicants who consistently live and identify as men, regardless of the gender assigned to them at birth.  Saint John's University will continue to use gendered language that reflects its mission as an undergraduate college for men.

This admission policy does not affect students who transition while enrolled at Saint John's University.  Once admitted, every student will receive the individualized support that is an essential part of the Saint John's experience.  If an enrolled student decides that Saint John's University no longer offers an appropriate educational environment, guidance and resources will be available to assist in making choices that are best for that student.

Approved by SJU Trustees 18 November 2016

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