The College has participated in numerous recruitment fairs that focus on prospective students from diverse backgrounds. The College highlights its work, especially in the clinical context, on LGBTQ issues. Most recently, the College hosted a program featuring the parties in the landmark Supreme Court decision of Obergefell v. Hodges. The College’s application for admission asks the following question to help identify students from underrepresented groups, including LGBTQ individuals: [in 250 words or less, please explain how you would add a diverse perspective to the entering class and/or how you have overcome adversity. Your response will be one of the factors considered by the Admission Committee when awarding scholarships.]
While we do not include a specific question about self-identifying, we offer all students the option to self-identify in narrative form. See answer to question 2a.
When recruiting faculty, the College of Law seeks to enhance the diversity of its faculty to include a greater representation of faculty members who self-identify as female, who self-identify as members of minority groups, and who enhance the diversity of sexual orientation and gender identity of the faculty. This includes the hiring of full-time faculty through national searches, and the hiring of part-time faculty, primarily from the local area.
When positions are available, the College of Law circulates information to various legal professional groups, including minority bar associations and organizations representing LGTBQ+ attorneys.
When recruiting staff, all searches are conducted consistent with the University’s equal opportunities policies and practices, which include non-discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. All staff hiring pools are reviewed for diversity by the University’s Equal Opportunity program leads before hiring decisions are made.
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Additional benefits “Transsexualism/Gender Identity” 70% up to $750, then 50%. However, see plan exclusions, “For all Medical Benefits shown in the Schedule of Benefits, a charge for the following is not covered: …(74) Sex changes. Care, services or treatment for gender identity disorders or sex change surgery, except as specifically provided in the plan.” (see the link provided above in answer to question 17.)
“Our Commitment to LGBTQA+ Health Care – The University of Toledo Medical Center’s commitment to the equal treatment of all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and/or questioning patients has been consistently recognized since 2011 by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation with its “Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality” designation. Our LGBTQA+ patient advocates can also be of assistance when locating an LGBTQA+ provider.
A number of providers across UTMC are committed to and understand the specialized needs of LGBTQA+ health care. At UTMC, our LGBTQA+ patients have access to specialists whose expertise in care include:
- Family Medicine
- Obstetrics and Gynecology
- Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease
- Clinical Counselors
Additionally, staff of the Student Counseling Center have completed Safe Place Trainings through the Office of Multicultural Student Success.”
There is one single stall restroom at the law school with signage that indicates it is available for people of all gender-identities. It is one the ground floor and accessible for people with disabilities. All gender-inclusive restroom facilities are indicated on University of Toledo maps and other resources.
Sexuality and the Law, Gender and the Law, Civil Advocacy Clinic
The Civil Advocacy Clinic is a live-client clinic that handles a significant amount of LGBTQ-related legal and policy issues. LGBTQ clients typically comprise approximately 25% of the client base. In addition, the clinic initiates LGBTQ-related policy projects and was recently instrumental in advancing a conversion therapy ban in the city of Toledo and ensuring that Toledo city employees and their families are eligible for trans-related health care under the city’s insurance plan.
The administration provided financial support for students interested in attending LGBTQ-focused conferences and/or career fairs.
Yes, mandatory for all students
The University of Toledo College of Law has a long history of supporting LGBTQ students, faculty and staff. The College was one of the first in the country to offer a Human Rights Clinic that focused on LGBTQ legal issues in the mid-1990s. The College maintains close ties to local and statewide LGBTQ civil rights organizations and often collaborates on relevant legal and policy initiatives.