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Gender Inclusive Scripps Identification and Logo Rebrand

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We, students at Scripps College, ask for a new non-gendered identification, and official new logo to be created for Scripps College. Specifically, we ask that the phrase “The Women’s College” is removed from the classic Scripps College Arch logo. This tagline and claim is inherently exclusionary as it excludes current students, prospective students, and alumni who are gender marginalized. Currently Scripps admits applicants are listed as female on their birth certificates, as well as people who self-identify as women. In a statement made by the board they: "reiterate Scripps’ identity as a women’s college and commits to uphold its legacy as a 'community of women' for current and prospective students, graduates, and partners while recognizing gender as a social construct that has evolved over time.

In what ways does Scripps Administration currently show us that they stand by their statement that gender is a social construct?

Honoring that Scripps was founded as *historically* a women’s college is valuable, however, the current logo and identification excludes non-women identifying students. This logo is placed on most merchandise, letter heading, and other trademarked items and is actively not affirming to the identities of many students at Scripps.

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