Seattle University 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?

Publish LGBTQ enrollment numbers in the view book and  we are included in LSAC’s Diversity in Law School LGBTQ + Law School Guide

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
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

Admissions- required to give legal name but may also indicate a preferred name.  With regard to post enrollment forms, students are required to use legal name to access documents protected by FERPA or any financial records.  For other purposes, they may use a preferred name.

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.

Provide funding for students to attend national organization conference  (Lavender Conference)

7. Does your law school actively seek to employ diverse staff/faculty/administrators, including visible, out LGBTQ+ individuals?
No
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)
8
Lesbian
3
Gay
4
Transgender
1
How many out LGBTQ+ faculty of color does your institution currently employ in total?
1
9. Please identify, to your knowledge, how many out LGBTQ+ staff/administrators?
3
Lesbian
1
Gay
2
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

The University offers three different insurance plans.  You can find a summary here:  https://www.seattleu.edu/hr/benefits/medical-benefits/

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

https://www.seattleu.edu/media/student-health-center/files/18-19-Domestic-Student-Insurance-Brochure.pdf  

Please note, student health insurance is an injury and sickness plan and so the benefits are limited.  However, students may purchase the insurance for a spouse or domestic partner.

12. Does your law school offer transition-related health benefits to transgender and/or transitioning employees?
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?
No
a. If so, please summarize or reproduce your policy here (or you may email a copy of your policy to rishell@lgbtbar.org):

Not covered

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.)?

All are welcome to use this single occupant/family/ADA restroom.

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;  Law & Social Movements

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?
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:

University Code of Conduct prohibits harassment.  Partnership with local QLAW Bar Association.  Admissions welcome letter to all admitted LGBTQ students who self-identify in the admission application.