Ivy Tech adopts transgender inclusive policy

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WANE) – Indiana’s Ivy Tech Community College released its transgender policy this week. The measure will protect transgender and gender nonconforming students and faculty from discrimination.

“Ivy Tech Community College is committed to creating a safe campus environment for transgender and gender non-conforming students,” the policy read.

According to a press release from Ivy Tech, some of the policy guidelines laid out in the measure are as follows:

  • Grant transgender and gender nonconforming students the right to express their gender identity openly, or keep it private.
  • Requires all school records to reflect the student’s gender and name.
  • Requires students be addressed by the name and pronouns that correspond to their gender identity.
  • Allows students to use the facilities that match their gender identity.

The policy went into effect on July 1. Despite this policy, the college is currently facing a lawsuit for discriminating against a faculty member based on her sexual orientation.

To learn more about this policy, visit Ivy Teach Community College.