Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah has announced that it will begin allowing transgender women to play on female sports teams and use women’s locker rooms.

The school’s Title IX coordinator, Jason Schwartz, explained the policy change in an email obtained by Campus Reform. In it, Schwartz highlighted the Obama Administration’s May 2016 Dear Colleague Letter on Transgender Students, which addressed sex-segregated activities and facilities, stressing that “transgender students must be allowed to participate in such activities and access such facilities consistent with their gender identity.”

“Westminster College is committed to protecting the rights of all students, and the purpose of this message is to inform you of the newly-affirmed rights of transgender students under the DCL,” Schwartz wrote.

Among these rights are access to restrooms and locker rooms consistent with their gender identity, as well as the ability to participate in athletic activities consistent with their gender identity. However, some cases, those that propose a safety concern for example, will require further discretion.

“In cases where selection for teams is competitive or when the activity involved is a contact sport, Westminster College will make tailored requirements based on sound, current, and research-based medical knowledge about the impact of an individual student’s participation on the competitive fairness or physical safety of the sport,” Schwartz said.

The policy change presents other challenges in regard to handling student housing and non-athletic activities. Westminster College, however, decided to expand the “newly-affirmed rights of transgender students” to encompass such matters.

Transgender students at the school will now also have the right to access housing consistent with their gender identity and to participate in any other “sex-specific” activities consistent with their gender identity. Needless to say, Westminster College, which used to be affiliated with the Presbyterian Church, is a bit of a pioneer on collegiate transgender issues.

“It’s unclear how common such policies are at colleges in the United States,” said Anthony Gockowski, an Investigative Reporter for Campus Reform. “A USA Today article last year polled 50 schools and found that only ten had instituted policies addressing the inclusion of transgender athletes.”

That number may increase soon though, as the NCAA announced last month that all cities and college campuses seeking to host future NCAA championship events must complete a lengthy questionnaire about their policies on transgender athletes. Schools looking to do so must “demonstrate how they will provide an environment that is safe, healthy, and free of discrimination, plus safeguards the dignity of everyone involved in the event.”