One of the nation’s oldest fraternities has voted on a new membership policy to allow some transgender male students to pledge. The student-driven change is effective immediately and a member’s eligibility is based on the presentation of legal documentation defining the pledge as a male. Founded at Princeton University in 1824, Chi Phi voted to make the change

“in an effort to be more inclusive of transgender students,” a release issued by the fraternity reads. “We felt this amendment to Chi Phi’s Constitution would change the conversation surrounding transgender men and their ability to join the Fraternity,” said Sam Borchart, the undergraduate chairman of the Committee of Membership, in the release. ”One change is never a stopping point, and we hope this opens the door to further discussion about inclusivity, particularly for transgender men who want to join us in this fraternity.” READ MORE