- In an attempt to make itself more inclusive to prospective students in the LGBT population, the University of Iowa will now allow students to self-identify as lesbian, gay, bi-sexual or transgender in an identification portion of their application, as well as adding the option of "Transgender" alongside "Male" or "Female" in an online portion of the admissions process.
- The change makes UI the second U.S. institution, along with Elmhurst College, which made the change last year, to allow LGBT students to self-identify as such on their application.
- UI Senior Admissions Counselor Jake Christensen says the options set the precedent, even for students who aren't LGBT, that the university accepts and respects all different kinds of diversity.
From the article:
The University of Iowa has made two changes to a portion of its undergraduate admissions application designed to make the process more inclusive to prospective students who are members of the LGBT population. ...