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NEIFC Policy on Transgender and Transitioning Athletes

posted Sep 7, 2018, 7:16 AM by Taro Yamashita   [ updated Sep 7, 2018, 7:16 AM ]
Adopted Sep 6, 2018.

A student transitioning from female to male may elect to fence on a school's men's squad, given they have not already competed on a women's squad during the current NEIFC season. The student may continue to fence for a women's squad if they have not begun hormone treatment. 

A student transitioning from male to female must complete one calendar year of hormone treatment before the start of the NEIFC season in order to compete on a women's squad that season.

The season shall be considered to start on the date of the NEIFC Fall Invitational (The Big One), and shall be considered concluded the date after the date of the NEIFC Championships of the same academic year

This policy is based on that of the 2011 NCAA Inclusion of Transgender Student Athletes publication. (https://www.ncaa.org/sites/default/files/Transgender_Handbook_2011_Final.pdf)

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This policy document can be viewed here.