An undergraduate student at a small women’s college in North Carolina is seeking permission to stay at the school— and live on campus — after she undergoes gender reassignment surgery in February, which will finalize her transformation into a man.
Officials at the school, Salem College, are now considering the thorny issue, reports the Winston-Salem Journal.
Michelle Melton, Salem’s director of communications, would not identify the transgender student. She cited federal privacy laws, as well as the school’s confidentiality policies, according to the Journal.
Founded in 1772 by Moravians, Salem College is a private liberal arts school in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. It’s the 13th-oldest college in the country, and the oldest female educational establishment that remains a women’s college.