Genny’s article, “College Students Are Increasingly Identifying Beyond ‘She’ and ‘He’,” was published in The Conversation, providing insight into pronoun usage among incoming college freshmen. Based on findings from their research on data submitted by over 1 million prospective students to the Common App, the article indicates that nonbinary college students are using a wide variety of pronouns, but also commonly using “they/them.”
On behalf of Campus Pride, Genny wrote a group letter to the Department of Education to urge them to change their system for how colleges report data on the gender of their students to be inclusive of nonbinary students.
The letter was signed by dozens of national higher education and LGBTQIA+ organizations, including ACPA, NASPA, AAC&U, AASCU, ACUHO-I, the Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals, CenterLink: The Community of LGBT Centers, GLSEN, PFLAG, the National Black Justice Coalition, and the National Center for Transgender Equality.
Genny is thrilled to announce that they will be working with the Common App to analyze the gender identity and pronouns, and the intersections with racial identity, for the more than a million students who filled out their application in the current college admissions cycle. The data will be the largest body of information on the gender identity of incoming college students.
Genny was one of the speakers invited to be part of a roundtable discussion sponsored by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy on how to further inclusion in STEM programs. They spoke about their work to make colleges, and Engineering programs in particular, more welcoming to LGBTQ+ students.
Genny’s article on the need for colleges to increase support for trans students, with the Common Application now giving students the ability to indicate their gender identity, was published in The Conversation.