Massachusetts women's college describes itself as "a women’s college that is gender diverse"
· Sep 10, 2020 ·

Mount Holyoke College is a women's college that is gender diverse. We seek to support individuals across the gender-diversity spectrum by providing options to indicate a chosen name to be used on campus. We affirm every individual's right to be represented by the name they choose for themselves.

That's from the Massachusetts women's college's website introducing their new "chosen name policy."


Mount Holyoke College upholds that personal pronouns are essential in affirming the diversity and fluidity of gender identities. Pronouns are neither preferred nor optional. We strive to ensure that every member of our campus community is addressed in a way that acknowledges and respects the fullness of their gender identity. We encourage all students, faculty and staff to communicate their pronouns to others, through spoken communication when meeting or greeting someone in person or virtually, or in writing, such as email signatures, business cards, resumes or nametags.

It's a women's college.

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