One of the most distinctive hallmarks of South Texas College of Law Houston is our diverse, inclusive culture. From our first class in 1923 (which included several women), STCL Houston has welcomed and educated “a diverse body of students” — a commitment that we have codified as an essential tenet of our Mission Statement. In fact, we survey our incoming students when they begin their studies to understand why they chose our law school. Each year the survey reflects that our support for diversity is a primary reason students chose STCL Houston as their law school home.
Students are free to self-identify on their applications.
At every stage of the recruitment and hiring process, STCL Houston is intentional in ensuring that it is reaching out to, identifying, and selecting diverse candidates.
STCL Houston staff, faculty, administrators, and students are free to confidentially self-identify their gender identity and sexual orientation. The law school does not aggregate or track this information in an effort to ensure the privacy of these individuals.
The STCL Houston health insurance plans provide eligible employees and their qualifying dependents full access to medical, dental, and vision care insurance benefits.
Yes, if deemed medically necessary.
STCL Houston does not offer healthcare insurance directly to students; it therefore cannot answer these questions.
Our answer for question #16 is n/a. STCL Houston does not offer healthcare insurance directly to students; it therefore cannot answer these questions.
Confidential counseling is provided by independent licensed professional counselors. Our counselors are trained to handle all issues, including those that are particular to LGBTQ+, transgender, and non-binary students.
For more information, please visit http://www.stcl.edu/student-academic-affairs/counseling-health/personal-counseling/.
Sexual Orientation and the Law
AMICUS has been an active student group on campus for 19 years.
STCL Houston provides funding, including travel support, for its student LGBTQ+ organization – AMICUS – to use as it deems appropriate.
Yes, optional for all students
South Texas College of Law Houston’s Mission is to educate a “diverse body of students” — and its commitment to diversity stems from its first class in 1923, which included 23 men and five women. Over decades, the law school has earned its reputation as a supportive and inclusive environment, one that provides admission and opportunities to students whom other law schools would not accept. Indeed, many STCL Houston alumni are proudly loyal to South Texas because they were welcomed here, and not at other law schools.
Many students attend South Texas not just because of the excellence of the education afforded, but because of the school’s engaging and inviting culture, the strength of the diversity of our community, and our shared goal of seeing every student succeed. This welcoming culture is so prevalent and distinctive that the law school’s students, staff, and faculty refer to it as “the South Texas Difference.”