U of I to Include Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity Questions on Admission Applications
The University of Iowa has become the nation's first public university to include optional questions about sexual orientation and gender identity on its admissions application. The university announced the change on Wednesday, saying the new application will ask prospective students whether they identify with the lesbian, gay, or bi-sexual community.. The application also offers transgender as a gender option. Elmhurst College, a private school in Illinois, became the first college to include similar questions last year.