Big Sis leaving her mark on the UC system.
Starting next fall, students applying to any of the University of California’s 10 campuses will have the option of signaling their sexual
orientation and any of a number of gender identities before they even arrive on campus.
The option, part of a host of other accommodations in an effort to make the campuses as inclusive as possible, comes at a time of rapid change for gender identity politics, with high-profile symbols such as Caitlyn Jenner driving the conversation forward, elating some and distressing others.
While many colleges offer numerous opportunities for self-exploration on campus, it’s still unusual for a university to ask the question before students even arrive. […]
So students who hope to attend one of the undergraduate programs can opt to answer this:
How do you describe yourself? (Mark one answer)
· Trans Male/Trans Man
· Trans Female/Trans Woman
· Genderqueer/Gender Non-Conforming
· Different Identity
Do you consider yourself to be (mark one answer) :
· Heterosexual or straight
· Gay or lesbian
· Not listed above (please specify)
What sex were you assigned at birth, such as on an original birth certificate? (Mark one answer)