A small sub-group of Brown’s Queer Alliance called GenderAction is largely responsible for pressing the administration to act.
“I think we have a great reputation as a liberal school that attracts a lot of different students,” said junior Maddy Jennewein, a member of the group, according to The Herald. “I’m glad our student policies are now up to par with the student body.”
Brown’s revised health care plan makes the school one of only a few in the country that will pay for its students’ sex reassignment surgeries. Other schools that offer sex change insurance include Cornell University, Harvard University, Stanford University and the University of Pennsylvania.