Indiana University Maurer School of Law

1. Does your law school intentionally seek out LGBTQ+ prospective students?
Yes
a. If so, how and where are your efforts directed?

To LGBTQ+ prospects at recruiting fairs, in our recruiting materials, in
targeted emails to students who identify as LGBTQ+, and through efforts  of our LGBTQ+ Alumni Advisory Board. In addition, the school’s
admissions office collaborates with the LGBTQ+ Cultural Center on the
Indiana University Bloomington campus and with the IU LGBTQ+ Alumni  Association.

2. Does your law school's welcome packet for admitted students include mention of identity group support for LGBTQ+ students, as well as for students of color or other minorities?
Yes

The welcome packet refers to OUTlaw, the law school’s student organization that supports LGBTQ+ student activities. It also contains a link to these activities on our website: https://www.law.indiana.edu/academics/experiential-education/projects/lgbt.shtml

3. Does your school offer students the option to self-identify as LGBTQ+ in admissions applications or post-enrollment forms?
Yes
4. Does your law school offer transgender students who have not legally changed their names the ability to have their name of choice on admission applications or post enrollment forms?
Yes
5. Does your law school provide any annual scholarships specifically for LGBTQ+ students?
Yes
6. Does your law school provide funding, including travel support, for LGBTQ+ students to participate in LGBTQ+-focused learning and career services opportunities?
Yes
a. If so, please provide details and examples of when and how those opportunities have been utilized.

The law school pays registration fees for students attending the Lavender Law conference and the National LGBT Bar Association’s annual conference.

7. Does your law school actively seek to employ diverse staff/faculty/administrators, including visible, out LGBTQ+ individuals?
Yes
a. If so, please detail how and where recruitment efforts are directed
8. Please identify, to your knowledge, how many out LGBTQ+ faculty your law school employs (if any)
4
Lesbian
1
Gay
3
9. Please identify, to your knowledge, how many out LGBTQ+ staff/administrators?
2
Lesbian
1
Gay
1
How many out LGBTQ+ staff members/administrators of color does your institution currently employ in total?
1
10. Does your law school provide benefits such as health insurance, family medical leave, parental leave, and nontraditional family planning such as in vitro fertilization and/or adoptive benefits on equal terms to same-sex couples who are married or in registered domestic partnerships as are provided to different-sex married or registered domestic partner couples?
Yes
a. If so, please summarize or reproduce your policy here

http://hr.iu.edu/benefits/needknow.html (available to same-sex spouses only, not domestic partners)

11. Does your law school offer the aforementioned health benefits to students and their same-sex spouses/partners?
No
a. If so, please summarize or reproduce your policy here

However,  students pay a health fee which entitles them to access to the IU Health Center, where affordable medical care and other services are available: https://healthcenter.indiana.edu/about/index.shtml

12. Does your law school offer transition-related health benefits to transgender and/or transitioning employees?
Yes
a. If so, please summarize or reproduce your policy here
13. Does your school offer the same transition-related healthcare benefits to students and their partners/spouses?
Yes
a. If so, please summarize or reproduce your policy here (or you may email a copy of your policy to rishell@lgbtbar.org):

Available to same-sex spouses only, not domestic partners.

14. Do all students at your law school have access to counseling and/or therapy services either through the law school or the larger University?
Yes
15. Does your law school provide at least bi-annual mandatory diversity and inclusion training that incorporates robust LGBTQ+ curriculum, for all staff/faculty/administrators?
No

The school’s LGBT+ Project is conducting optional training this year.

16. Does your law school provide a gender-inclusive restroom in any and/or all law school buildings?
Yes
a. How is that restroom identified (i.e., what does the signage say, is it identified on building maps, is there a gender-inclusive restroom policy that applies to all restrooms and where is that statement published, etc.)?

With federally mandated signs on the door. Students have also been made aware of its availability.

17. Does your law school have one or more annual LGBTQ+ course offerings (e.g., LGBT Law and Policy, Sexual Orientation and the Law, Gender and the Law (taught with trans-inclusive and focused materials), etc.)?
Yes
a. If so, please list course names

Gender and the Law

18. Does your law school have an active, visible LGBTQ+ law student group that is supported by the institution?
Yes

OUTlaw is the law school’s student alliance working to promote equal rights and protect against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender. It also serves as a support organization for LGBTQIA+ students, a resource for professional contacts, and a liaison to the Administration on issues of concern for the LGBTQIA+ community.

19. Does your law school have a hate/bias incident policy that students are required to follow?
Yes
a. If so, does that process specifically identify sexual orientation, gender identity, or both as protected categories?

https://studentaffairs.indiana.edu/dean-students/bias-incident/index.shtml

b. is there a clear hate bias/incident reporting process for students/faculty/staff to utilize if necessary?
Yes
20. Please describe all additional ways, not identified through your responses, that your law school works to be safe, inclusive, and welcoming to LGBTQ+ students, faculty, and administrators: