The following email was sent to Barnard students and forwarded to faculty and staff on Oct. 23, 2018:

Dear Barnard Students,

In light of the recent policy conversations regarding the legal concept of gender at the federal level, Barnard College wishes to reaffirm that the College will continue to protect the rights of all students to enjoy a safe and nondiscriminatory environment without regard to their gender identities.

We recognize that some students may wish to process their feelings about this national conversation; therefore, members of the Dean of the College area will hold a listening session tomorrow evening, Wednesday, October 24 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Weber Lounge in Reid Hall focused on supporting the gender identities of all students.

We look forward to seeing you tomorrow.


Natalie Friedman
Dean of Studies

Alicia Lawrence
Executive Director of Residential Life & Housing