The university has banned a transgender woman from attending a class and told other students that she must use the women’s restroom.
“We will not allow our students to participate in classes or events that include the participation of individuals who are transgender, and we will actively discourage participation of any individuals in the community based on their gender identity or expression,” Stanford spokeswoman Erin Blevins wrote in an email to The Associated Press.
“As with any other college setting, the University is committed to protecting the safety and well-being of all our students.”
Stanford’s decision comes as other colleges nationwide have banned transgender students from classes, clubs and other events.
The policy bans the use of women’s restrooms by transgender students, according to a statement issued by Stanford on Wednesday.
It comes amid rising public and legal scrutiny of transgender rights.
The Justice Department said in January it would not defend a federal law that allows transgender people to use the bathrooms that match their gender identities.