We are featured in a variety of LSAC publications that highlight law schools friendly to LGBTQ+ students. The primary such publication is the LSAC LGBTQ+ Guide to Law Schools.
The admissions application asks “Do you identify as LGBTQIA”.
We post jobs externally to job boards that are committed to diversity and inclusion. We attract members of various diverse backgrounds, including from the LGBT community. We also include the following paragraph in our job announcements that expresses our commitment to diversity and inclusion: Equity, diversity, inclusion, opportunity and access are of central importance to the Gould School of Law (Gould). Gould holds a unique position in society, and within the university, as every aspect of these principles are influenced by and can be protected through legal rules and institutions. At Gould, we are proudly committed to maintaining a community in which each person respects the rights of others to live, work, and learn in peace and dignity, to be proud of who and what they are, and to have equal opportunity to realize their full potential as individuals and members of society.
This is a USC centralized electronic process that is made available for new hires in the on-boarding process or for current employees in Workday which is the employee self-service system.
The University provides these benefits to all employees, including LGBT employees. Here is a link to our policy: https://employees.usc.edu/new-baby/ https://employees.usc.edu/full-time-faculty-staff/.
The University has an LGBT Resource Center page that provides information for transition-related healthcare. More information is found on this page: https://lgbtrc.usc.edu/trans/trans-related-health-care-for-university-employees/
USC Student Health is committed to providing comprehensive, integrated care for transgender students at USC. We understand that gender is a complex mix of cultural, biological and psychological factors. We use an integrative health model that can assist students with information and support related to transgender, genderqueer and non-binary health and wellness. Contact us at 213-740-9355 (WELL) or through the MySHR patient portal to make an appointment with a provider to discuss how we may support your needs.
Each transgender person has a different story and may be at a different stage in their transition; with different needs and expectations. For that reason we recommend that all transgender patients make an appointment Hormone Therapy: If you are interested in hormone therapy, please make an appointment to see Dr. Patty Pinanong, your transgender care medical provider.
Surgery: When you meet with your transgender care provider, you can discuss your concerns about surgery and the process involved. See slides below. Transgender Surgery Process Guide for Patients from University of Southern California
Student Health Insurance Plan Benefits: Transgender surgery and hormones are covered benefits of the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) provided through Aetna. For questions and concerns about your health insurance plan and benefits, please schedule a private benefits counseling appointment with Debbie Hansen, care coordination lead for transgender medical care, at (213) 740-2180.
The gender-inclusive restrooms are identified simply as “restrooms”.
Anyone may simply use the restroom that matches their gender identity.
LAW 751 – Sexual Orientation and the Law
LAW 757 – Sex, Gender and the Law
LAW 758 – Identity Categories
LAW 880 – Treating Difference Equally
The Dean of the Law School meets with all Gould affinity groups once per month to address any concerns. The Student Support Office works closely with OUTLaw, the LGBTQ+ student organization, to ensure that the students feel supported and welcome.