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Williams made headlines in August for including information about students’ self-reported gender identity in a press release about the incoming class. In it, the college stated: “Of the 552 incoming students, 267 identify as men, 251 as women. Two identify as trans or transgender, and one identifies as nonbinary.”

Shane Windmeyer, executive director of Campus Pride, a national nonprofit working to create a safer college environment for LGBTQ youth, stated in an Aug. 29 Inside Higher Ed article about Williams’ decision to share gender identity information: “This is the first I have heard of it being done. Campus Pride heavily encourages colleges to start to do exactly this.”