At their fall biannual meeting, the Deep Springs board of trustees voted 10-2 to accept women applicants for admission to the college. The resolution adopted at the meeting states:
“The Trustees have carefully considered the purpose of Deep Springs, how best to achieve the purpose, and changes in society since the college was founded. Therefore, the Trustees determine that it is appropriate to plan and implement a transition to a coeducational student body, subject to ongoing board review.”
Deep Springs has had an all-male student body since its founding in 1917. The board’s vote comes after six months of input from alumni and friends of the college via email, letters and listening sessions at several venues across the country, and capped several days of discussion at the college.
In a letter addressed to alumni and supporters of the college, Board Chair Dave Hitz DS’80 announced the decision and explained some of the process involved. You may read updates about the process or download the Chair’s letter, the college’s press release, and answers to frequently asked questions by viewing the “Coeducation” tab under “News and Events.”