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Case Western Reserve University allows students to choose their gender identity

Posted: 5:00 PM, Aug 01, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-02 19:46:41Z

Case Western Reserve University said it is now allowing students to choose their gender identity.

The university said it is updating the software in its Student Information Service and giving students the chance to self-identify their gender.

"Activating this feature aligns with Case Western Reserve's commitment to an inclusive culture, in that it demonstrates the university's respect for students for whom having this choice matters a great deal to their identity and sense of self," a university spokesperson said.

The school's LGBT Center collaborated with those involved in the system update to develop a list of potential pronouns from which students can choose, according to CWRU. A CWRU spokesperson said the preferred pronouns students select will appear on class and advisor rosters.