While the College of Law has not specifically held or sponsored events exclusively for LGBTQ+ prospective students, the College has attended and participated in recruiting and admissions events for LGBTQ+ prospective students.
The admitted student brochure does not include any information on any student organization. However, information is provided on identity organizations in multiple marketing publications, during orientation, updated on our website, and made available throughout a student’s time at the institution.
While not on the application, the College of Law does encourage a statement of diversity as part of the application process where students may choose to self-identify. Additionally, there are other forms throughout their enrollment that provides for self-disclosure/identification.
Yes, following admission and prior to the start of classes, students can submit a “preferred name” request that replaces the legal first name in the campus directory, rosters, and other faculty facing portals.
Unfortunately, we do not currently have any endowed scholarships specifically for LGBT+ students.
Yes, there is funding available for students to attend LGBTQ+ professional development events and programs either through the University Multicultural office, the SBA or through the COL Dean of Students Office.
Health coverage, family medical leave, parental leave and other benefits are the same for same sex and different sex married couples. The institution does not recognize domestic partnerships (either same or different sex) for purposes of benefits.
“Eligible Dependents Are Defined As: Your legal spouse; your natural, adopted, or stepchild(ren), up to age 26; your disabled child(ren) with proof of disability.
Domestic Partner Coverage Change: Domestic partners and domestic partner dependent children will no longer be eligible for coverage due to the new same sex spouse ruling. A copy of an official marriage certificate and birth certificate (for children) is needed to add your spouse and dependent children to your coverage.
Coverage for nontraditional family planning depends on the insurance coverage selected by the employee (there are at least three different plans to choose from with all coverage information included at the beginning of the enrollment period).
The same policy applies to any student required or who elects to purchase the university insurance (even if the insurance policies offered are different)
The College of Law has gender inclusive restrooms on two floors. The university identifies the restrooms on line so that the information is available to any student/faculty/staff requesting that information: https://multicultural.gsu.edu/gender-neutral-restrooms/.
Sexual Identity and the Law, Women and the Law, Introduction to Bioethics, Public Health law and Human rights and Children are all courses offered regularly at the College of law.
GSU College of Law is committed to supporting our students, faculty and staff. Through open dialogue, programming and constant evaluation of the academic and co-curricular program, we continue to strive to be safe, inclusive and welcome.