A transgender student living as a man is fighting Miami University in Ohio after the school banned him from working in an all-male dorm and instead gave him a position in women's housing.

Kaeden Kass, a junior at the prestigious public university, applied to be a resident assistant at the university and asked to be placed in male housing.

However, Mr Kass, who was born female but identifies as male, denied his request and assigned him to a women's suite.