Students who are admitted for Fall 2019, will receive a welcome letter from the Assistant Dean of Students that provides information about supportive resources and student organizations such as OUTlaw, Black Law Students Association, and the Safe Space Ally program. This is a new practice was implemented under the current Assistant Dean of Students who began in this role in January 2019.
We do not currently offer this but admissions forms are being amended for the 2020-21 academic year to provide an option to self-identify.
While there are no specific internal scholarships, we do maintain a scholarship database and there are external scholarship opportunities available to eligible LGBTQ+ students.
Funds have been allocated to send LGBTQ+ students to the National LGBT Annual Conference & Career Fair.
Widener provides financial support through the Student Bar Association to fund the OUTlaw student organization.
Widener University has a strategic commitment to building an inclusive community whose diversity enriches the lives of all members. We recruit through an only tool called PageUp and all jobs that are approved automatically post to the following:
In addition, Widener University was the recipient of the INSIGHT into Diversity, Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award in 2018.
Policy will be e-mailed to the above address.
Restrooms are identified through signage and on campus maps. The specific verbiage used is:
“An All Gender restroom is available in the 2nd floor faculty
lounge.” and “An All Gender restroom is available in the Administration Building.”
LGBTQ+ Legal Issues
Widener has an established OUTlaw student organization with a designated faculty/staff advisor and a budget allocation through the Student Bar Association. The level of activity and visibility varies depending on the make up of the current student body.
It is incorporated by cross-referencing the University policy on Nondiscrimination and is also specifically included in the University’s Bias Protocol.
Faculty and staff members who wish to participate in the Safe Space Ally training program are encouraged to do so. We promote this program and the participating faculty and staff on our website.