Religious university denies transgender student's dorm request

Jayce M. a transgender student, wants to live in the all-male dorms

NEWBERG, Ore. -- A transgender college student is fighting with an Oregon university after the school originally denied his request to relocate into the school's male-only dorms, reports.

According to KPTV, Jayce M. previously lived in the all female dorms on campus at George Fox University. Joyce -- who identifies as a male --requested to live in the all male dorms with his friends. But the school has so far denied his request.

"George Fox strives to be a Christ-centered community, and our residential facilities are single sex because of our theological commitments," the university said in a release to KPTV. "The student's request to switch from female-only on campus housing to male-only on campus housing is one many institutions would struggle with."

The school originally stated that Jayce could live alone in a single room, or live off-campus. But Joyce wants to live with his friends in the all-male dorm.


Jayce and his attorney have filed a complaint with the Department of Education.

George Fox was founded for Quakers in 1885, and is ranked among some of the top private religious colleges in the U.S.

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