NACAC Statement Regarding Trump Administration’s Reported Transgender Policy

Shanda Ivory

Arlington, VA (Oct. 25, 2018) — The Trump administration reportedly plans to narrow the definition of sex and gender in ways that would exclude transgender individuals. The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), whose core values promote fair and equitable treatment of all students, opposes any definition that has the effect of excluding an entire segment of the population.
“For many transgender and gender nonconforming students, the college admission process can feel especially daunting—even invasive,” said Stefanie Niles, NACAC president and vice president for enrollment and communications at Ohio Wesleyan University. “The administration’s actions threaten to further limit opportunity for students who already may be on the margins.”


The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), founded in 1937, is an organization of nearly 15,000 professionals from around the world dedicated to serving students as they make choices about pursuing postsecondary education. NACAC is committed to maintaining high standards that foster ethical and social responsibility among those involved in the transition process, as outlined in the association's Code of Ethics and Professional Practices.

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