WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — The William & Mary's Center for Student Diversity established a "trans locker" that offers free clothing to transgender, non-binary and gender non-conforming students, according to a news release.

The closet gives students the opportunity to dress in accordance with their gender identity.

"A lot of times, LGBTQ students have not come out to family and friends at home," Center for Student Diversity director Kimberly Weatherly said in the news release. 

"After they arrive on campus, it’s an opportunity for them to evolve and sometimes finally live their truth."

Some transgender students may find it difficult to find places where they can shop comfortably and feel safe, Weatherly said.

They are sometimes prohibited from trying on clothing in the dressing room for the gender that they identify with, she said. 

To read more about the new resource, visit the university's website.