Athletics

UNCC Athletics

UNC Charlotte varsity athletics are bound by the regulations set forth by the National College Athletic Association (NCAA).

The following recommendations were taken from the NCAA's Inclusion of Transgender Handbook.

Recommendations for transgender athletes undergoing hormone treatment

  • A male-to-female transgender student-athlete who is taking medically prescribed hormone treatment related to gender transition may participate on a men’s team at any time but must complete one year of hormone treatment related to gender transition before competing on a women’s team.
  • A female-to-male transgender student-athlete who is taking medically prescribed testosterone related to gender transition may not participate on a women’s team after beginning hormone treatment and must request a medical exception from the national governing body before competing on a men’s team because testosterone is a banned substance.
  • A female-to-male transgender student-athlete who is taking medically prescribed testosterone for the purposes of gender transition may compete on a men’s team.
  • In any case where a student-athlete is taking hormone treatment related to gender transition, that treatment must be monitored by a physician, and the NGB must receive regular reports about the athlete’s eligibility according to these guidelines.

Recommendations for transgender athletes not undergoing hormone treatment

  • Any transgender student-athlete who is not taking hormone treatment related to gender transition may participate in sex-separated sports activities in accordance with his or her assigned birth gender. 
  • A female-to-male transgender student-athlete who is not taking testosterone related to gender transition may participate on a men’s or women’s team.
  • A male-to-female transgender student-athlete who is not taking hormone treatments related to gender transition may not compete on a women’s team.