S.J. Quinney College of Law

1. Does your law school intentionally seek out LGBTQ+ prospective students?
No
a. If so, how and where are your efforts directed?

Our application requests a diversity statement that applicants are encouraged to fill out.  The College of Law seeks a diverse student population so LGBTQ students are considered along with other diversity factors.

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

We have a LGBTQ student group (Pride Law Caucus) and a Minority Law Caucus Student Group.  Student Organizations have an afternoon during Intro Week to advertise and recruit new students.

3. Does your school offer students the option to self-identify as LGBTQ+ in admissions applications or post-enrollment forms?
No

The College of Law does not have a check box, but many applicants add this information as part of their personal and diversity statements.

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?
No

Not at this time

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.

Almost every year we have students attend the Lavender Law 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

All full-time staff positions postings are compliant with University Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity guidelines.

https://www.hr.tuah.eduserviesTeams/openposition.php.

Faculty are recruited through Insight into Diversity; Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education and Diverse Issues in Higher Education.

8. Please identify, to your knowledge, how many out LGBTQ+ faculty your law school employs (if any)
Among full time faculty, 2 LGBTQ
How many out LGBTQ+ faculty of color does your institution currently employ in total?
9
9. Please identify, to your knowledge, how many out LGBTQ+ staff/administrators?
3
Lesbian
3
How many out LGBTQ+ staff members/administrators of color does your institution currently employ in total?
6
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
11. Does your law school offer the aforementioned health benefits to students and their same-sex spouses/partners?
Yes
a. If so, please summarize or reproduce your policy here
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

Please see link above.

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):

Please see link above.

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
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.)?

The College of Law provides eight “all gender” restrooms for use by students, staff, faculty, and members of the community.  Each room is identified with a sign labeled ALL GENDER, with braille and symbols. All buildings at the University Utah with gender neutral facilities are indicated on the campus map under accessibility.  There is no written restroom policy that applies to all campus.

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

Family Law; Interdisciplinary Series on Gender and Sexuality. Sexuality, Gender and the Law; Reproductive Rights and Justice; Feminist Legal Theory.

18. Does your law school have an active, visible LGBTQ+ law student group that is supported by the institution?
Yes
19. Does your law school have a hate/bias incident policy that students are required to follow?
No
a. If so, does that process specifically identify sexual orientation, gender identity, or both as protected categories?

Not at this time

b. is there a clear hate bias/incident reporting process for students/faculty/staff to utilize if necessary?
No
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:

The S.J. Quinney College of Law has a low student population and is noted for its congeniality among students, faculty and staff.  We have had numerous LGBTQ students over the years and three students in the last few years who have transitioned.  The entire law school community was supportive of these individuals.