The University of Oklahoma College of Law’s Admissions Director is a trained and certified LGBTQ+ Ally. The College extends invitations to students associated with the College’s LGBTQ+ student group, OUTLaw, to discuss its membership and events at Admitted Students Day. OUTLaw also operates an information table during Orientation Day, and is engaged in the community through various civic events.
The welcome packet itself is short; it’s just an acceptance letter. The letter directs admitted students to the OU College of Law website, which provides information on our LGBTQ+ student organization.
Our scholarships are either merit-based, or specifics for the award are given by the donor. Thus far we have not had a donor provide a scholarship specifically for LGTBQ+ students, but we would welcome such an opportunity.
All student organizations receive funding for club activities, events and student travel. The OU College of Law has a very active LGBTQ+ student organization named OUTLaw. They are well-funded and an integral part of the College of Law family.
Our latest recruitment advertisement specifically call for diverse applicants.
These benefits are offered to all benefits eligible employees, dependent children under the age of 26, and legal spouses.
One may insure dependents on one’s health plan. Eligible dependents are one’s legally married spouse and unmarried children under age 26. Children are defined as children by birth, adoption, or legal guardianship.
Employee Insurance Coverage (Must be 18 years of age or older)
Medically necessary treatment for an individual with gender dysphoria may include ANY of the following services:
• Behavioral health services, including but not limited to, counseling for gender dysphoria and related psychiatric conditions (e.g., anxiety, depression)
• Hormonal therapy, including but not limited to androgens, anti-androgens, GnRH analogues, estrogens, and progestins.
• Laboratory testing to monitor prescribed hormonal therapy
• Age-related, gender-specific services, including but not limited to preventive health, as appropriate to the individuals biological anatomy (e.g., cancer screening [e.g., cervical, breast, prostate]; treatment of a prostate medical condition)
• Gender reassignment and related surgery
Covered under the student health plan: Office visits, hormone replacement therapy, related blood work and counseling services determined to be medically necessary as treatment for gender identity disorder and gender dysphoria. Sexual reassignment surgery is excluded.
Employment Law covers these topics to an extent.
At the University of Oklahoma College of Law, faculty, staff and student leadership pride ourselves in being inclusive. The College of Law has a robust diversity/inclusion program that is mandatory for all students. Faculty and staff regularly lead and/or attend these sessions. In addition, we have a growing networks of LGBTQ+ alumni who are involved in the College of Law and are actively mentoring current students (some LGBTQ+, some not).