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Transgender student denied requested dorm at Oregon college

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NEWBERG, Ore. (NBC) - A transgender student at an Oregon college said he’s been denied the ability to stay in the men’s dorm.

Jayce, who is a sophomore at George Fox University, wanted to live on campus with other male students next year, but the university said no.

Jayce and his attorney filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education, alleging discrimination on the basis of sex and gender.

He is undergoing a female-to-male transition and is taking legal steps to change his gender.

“George fox strives to be a Christian-centered community and our residential facilities are single-sex because of our theological commitments,” said a spokesperson from the university in a statement.

In response, Jayce said: “The university's decision makes me feel rejected, misunderstood, and punished for something I cannot change. It also makes me anxious and nervous about where I’ll be able to live next year.”

Some students disagree with the decision.

“It is ridiculous, discriminatory. I do not agree with it at all. He should be treated like any other male. Because he is male,” said Robby Launder.

A spokesperson for George Fox is now saying that the school is giving Jayce the option to have his own room on campus or to live off campus with other male students.

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