Model Policy for Transgender Students on High School Teams

For guidelines for creating inclusive athletic policies for high school teams and a sample model policy for high school athletics, see our Model Policy .



NCAA policy 1/22

USA swimming 2/1/22

USA Swimming Anti-Discrimination Statement provides protection for transgender athletes. Its Code of Conduct says, “discrimination against any member or participant on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, and gender expression is prohibited (304.3.3),” meaning that trans swimmers can participate in events in the gender with which they identity. 


For elite competition, USA Swimming says, "criteria (including medical criteria) will follow current USOC/IOC rules and will be clearly stated in meet information packets." However, the IOC removed its rules and defaults to the National Governing Body, which means USA Swimming has no current policy for elite competition.


LINK: USA Swimming Anti-Discimination Policies Include Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

DOWNLOAD: Recommended policy for USA Swimming clubs

DOWNLOAD: 2018 Transgender Task Force Information (and policy)


IOC Framework (11/16/21). Ottawa College (10/21/21). Bryn Mawr College (10/21/21). Haverford College (10/21/21). Centennial Conference Policy (10/20/21). Premier Hockey Federation (10/15/21). USA Curling (10/14). High school map (8/17). USA Ultimate (6/1)

from college page:

Campus Pride gathers information about LGBT policies at colleges and universities. In the Campus Pride Trans Policy Clearinghouse, there is a page specifically dedicated to Colleges and Universities Which Have a Trans-Inclusive Intramural Athletic Policy. To head directly to that page, click here

NEW ACTION ITEMS (4/17). NWSL pro policy (4/1), Athletes Unlimited pro policy (3/31), Take Action updates (4/4)



Take Action section (3/1/20). USA Volleyball (11/24). USA Gymnastics (11/17). Rugby England (10/11/20) World Rugby (10/9/20). British Cycling (10/9/20). K-12 map (9/12/20).




UC Berkeley (10/27/19). Western States Endurance Run (8/1/19). Players Sport & Social Group, 6/24/19. Australian Commission on Human Rights, 6/13/19. USA Team Handball, 5/30/19. USA Karate, 5/30/19. Knickerbocker Sailing Association, 4/3/19. NSAF policy, 3/1/19. LGBTQ recreation leagues, 2/25/19. Updated HS map, 2/24/19. Arkansas high school policy, 2/24/19. USA Weightlifting update, 2/7/19. USA Powerlifting, 2/2/19. USA Hockey, 1/23/19. Arizona High School Policy, 1/11/19.

old policy:


The Oregon School Athletic Association (OSAA) policy states: 

A. A female-to-male transgender student athletes who is not taking hormone treatment may participation on a boys or girls team, but must consistently participate as that gender throughout their high school career. 

B. A male-to-female transgender student athlete who is not taking hormone treamtment may only participate on a boys team.

C. A female-to-male transgender student athlete taking testosterone may only compete on a boys team.

D. A male-to-female transgender student athlete taking hormones may compete on a boys team at any time, but must complete one year of hormone treatment prior to competing on a girls team. 


LINK: OSAA 2014-15 Handbook


Recreation policies for Kent State, UNC, Saint Joseph's University, Sacramento State, 11/17/18. USA Baseball, 11/17/18. USA Basketball, 11/17/18.  USA Climbing, 11/16/18. UPDATED: International Tennis Federation (ITF), 11/15/18. AFL (Australia) 9/2/18. Rugby Federation Union (UK) (updated) 8/30/18. CrossFit Games 8/6/18. USA Weightlifting 8/1/18. Smith College 7/28/18. Mills College 5/21/18. Kentucky High School Policy 5/20/18. Boston Marathon 4/9/18. New Zealand Cycling 4/9/18. Alberta Schools Athletic Association (Canada) 3/28/18. Framingham Public Schools (MA) high school policy 3/13/18.



New Jersey updated HS policy (11/15/17). USATF update (7/20/17). 

USA Wrestling (3/24/17). Model High School Policy (3/14/17). US Masters Swimming (1/25/17). US LGBT Soccer (1/25/17). Utah High School Activities Association (1/25/17). Indiana High School Athletic Association policy (1/25/17).

Manitoba State High School Association policy (Canada) (1/13/17).



NWHL professional sports league policy (12/27). World Flying Disc Federation policy (12/27). Updated high school map (12/6). Georgia state high school policy (12/6). Golf Canada (12/6). USA Rugby (10/30). World Rugby (10/30).


Hockey Canada (9/7). Canadian Volleyball recreation league policy (7/15). Trans*Athlete has changed to (6/22). Update: Iowa girls policy (6/12). Nebraska high school policy (5/24). Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport resource added (5/18). Alaska high school policy (5/15).


Update to The Football Association (UK) policy (4/21). Mississippi enacts law to allow LGBT discrimination (4/5). North Carolina enacts law to allow LGBT discrimination (3/24). 

Texas passes proposal to make high school trans athletes compete according to birth certificates (2/25). 


Lewis & Clark (1/23). 

Update: High School Policy Map (1/22). 

New IOC Policy Guidelines for Trans Inclusion (1/21). 



Women's Flat Track Derby Association broadens policy (11/10). 

ESPN the Magazine features founder Chris Mosier in the November issue. Story and video here (10/29).   


Texas considers using birth certificate for high school athletes (article here). 

USA Gymnastics (9/14). 

World OutGames (8/27). 

UPDATED New Hampshire high school policy (8/19).

University of Central Florida (8/10).

New York State high school guidelines (8/1). 

New Mexico high school policy (discriminatory) (7/16).


International Tennis Federation (6/25). Rugby Football Union (UK) (6/25). International Volleyball (6/25). US Rowing (6/25). USA Swimming (6/18). Oklahoma K-12 policy (6/10). Virginia's updated K-12 policy (4/2). mentioned in The Wall Street Journal (2/19). Great mention in BuzzFeed! (2/6).


Montana K-12 policy scrapped (2/25). K-12 state listing updated and categorized by levels of inclusivity (2/25).


NIRSA inclusive college policy (2/20).


New Hampshire and West Virginia K-12 policies (1/16). Growing support in Montana as policy is on Jan. 2015 agenda (1/16).


2014 below

Huge updates to K-12 section (12/25). Whitehorse Women's Hockey Association (Canada) (12/24). Illinois K-12 policy (12/12). Minnesota K-12 policy (12/4). Arizona K-12 participation policy (11/29). 


USA Sailing (11/18). New Jersey K-12 policy in progress (11/18).

Pennsylvania K-12 policy (11/13).
Minnesota K-12 policy (in progress) (10/6). University of Houston intramural policy (10/6).


New York State discussing K-12 policy (9/25). 

Janesville, WI creates K-12 policy (9/6).

Trans* Athlete mentioned in The Advocate Magazine's 40 Under 40 (8/19). USA Boxing (8/8).


Michigan K-12 policy (7/27). Missouri K-12 policy (7/27).


Catholic Independent Schools of Vancouver, Canada (7/22). New Jersey State K-12 policy (7/22). California Interscholastic Federation policy K-12 (7/22).


New England Small Colleges Athletic Conference (7/8). South Dakota K-12 policy (7/8).
USA Senior Softball organization policy (not inclusive) (7/3). 


Rhode Island K-12 policy (6/27). Wheelchair Basketball Canada Recreation policy (6/27). Disability Sports Australia Organization policy (6/27).

Colorado State University Intramural Sports policy (6/21).

Vancouver (Canada) School Board K-12 policy (6/17).
Atherton High School policy, Louisville, KY (6/6). International Gay and Lesbian Football Association (6/8). 


South Dakota K-12 policy (in progress) (5/25). Scottish Football Association (5/25).

Georgia K-12 policy (not inclusive) (5/8). North Carolina K-12 policy (not inclusive) (5/8). Maine K-12 policy (5/8). 

United Kingdom Roller Derby Association Transgender Policy (4/25). International Quiddich Association (4/25). 

Florida high school policy (4/21).