The College of Law invites all diverse undergraduate students in Iowa and many from adjacent states to its annual Bridge Program which is designed to acquaint underrepresented undergraduates with law school. The College invites students who self-identify as LGBTQ+ .
The College of Law hosts a student activities fair during the first weeks of the fall semester. At this event, student groups including OUTLAWS seek members and allies. The College’s welcome packet for admitted students invites students to this event.
The College of Law offers students the option to self-identify as LGBTQ+ in its Personal or Diversity Statements.
The College of Law provides financial support to students who wish to attend Lavender Law or other similar conferences.
We actively seek to employ diverse faculty/staff/administrators, although all aspects of diversity, in as many ways as possible. In addition to posting jobs in a variety of publications and outlets, we try to advertise job postings through diverse listserves and other channels that reach diverse communities.
Gender Transition – All of the health plans offered through the University of Iowa provide benefits for medically necessary covered services associated with gender transition when ordered by a health professional. Please contact Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield at 800-643-9724 for more information and to discuss the gender transition medical policy.
Eligibility for dependents: https://hr.uiowa.edu/benefits/dependent-eligibility
Eligible Dependents are Defined as:
- Your legal spouse of the opposite or same sex
- Your common law spouse of the opposite or same sex (affidavit required)
- Your domestic partner of the opposite or same sex (affidavit required)
- Your child* up to the end of the year in which they turn age 26
- Your child* age 26 or older, who is enrolled in an accredited educational institution as a full-time student
- Your disabled child* age 26 or older, who is unmarried, claimed as a dependent on your tax return and who is receiving benefits from Medicare or the social security administration due to disability.
A child is defined as your natural child; stepchild or domestic partner’s child; legally adopted child or child placed in your home for the purpose of adoption; your foster child; your child for whom you have legal guardianship; or your natural child for whom a court orders to be covered.
Eligible children may be covered through 12/31 of the year in which they reach age 26 without tax implications. Coverage for children who are full-time students or disabled can continue as long as they continue in that status; however, there are tax implications for those who do not qualify as tax dependents per IRS rules.
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The history of diversity and a current commitment to DEI are incorporated in courses throughout the curriculum; the College has charged a Diversity Committee that is very active and includes faculty, staff, and administrators; the faculty hold informal academic workshops on teaching about diversity to diverse students; The University offers College of Law faculty support in learning more about DEI-related issues at its Center for Teaching; the College of Law provides financial and administrative support for student organizations focused on DEI related issues; and finally the majority of the College of Law’s administrative leadership is comprised of diverse faculty and staff, including at least one out LGBTQ faculty member.