Country's only black all-male college to admit transgender students in 2020

The only black all-male college in the country will admit transgender students who identify as men in 2020 first the first time.

CNN reports Morehouse College announced its new policy over the weekend, titled the “Gender Identity Admissions and Matriculation Policy.”

"In a rapidly changing world that includes a better understanding of gender identity, we're proud to expand our admissions policy to consider trans men who want to be part of an institution that has produced some of the greatest leaders in social justice, politics, business, and the arts for more than 150 years," Terrance Dixon, the college’s Vice President for enrollment management, said in a news release.

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He added that the implementation of the policy, set to begin in 2020 fall semester, affirms the College's commitment to develop men with disciplined minds who will lead lives of leadership and service."

Students who identify as women but were born as males will not be eligible to enroll, according to the release.

Additionally, the policy states individuals who enroll at the college "are expected to self-identify as men throughout their education at Morehouse" and should an individual transition from a male to a female while at the school, the student would not be able to re-enroll or graduate from the school after 2020.

The policy also states that the college “will continue to use masculine pronouns,” which it calls “the language of brotherhood.”

The new policy was approved by the school’s Board of Trustees Saturday.