NORTHFIELD, Vt. (NECN) – A policy change pertaining to uniforms at a Vermont military college has enabled a Muslim student to feel welcome on campus.
“I’m just a normal college student,” says military recruit Sana Hamze. “I’m very happy here.”
Hamze is of Lebanese heritage, from Florida. She said she was born in the United States to parents who were, too.
The 18-year-old recently started her first year at Norwich University in Northfield.
Before Hamze enrolled, Norwich allowed a change to its uniform policy to enable her observance of the hijab, a form of modest dress by Muslim women.
“A lot have had questions,” Hamze says of her fellow students. “Many have asked what’s it called? What does it mean?”