Admissions recruitment efforts are directed at inviting potential applicants identifying as LGBTQ+ to apply. LSAC provides a Candidate Referral Service (CRS) system, which allows the School of Law to contact applicants identifying as LGBTQ+. Specific CRS inquiries have been created by the law school to identify candidates that may have interest in applying to the University of South Carolina School of Law. Fee waivers to remove the $60.00 application fee are provided to these prospective students. Invitations to specific School of Law virtual events may also be sent via CRS.
Our Associate Dean for DEI and our Director of Student Affairs are currently working on DEI materials to include in admitted students materials for future admissions cycles.
As of the Fall 2021 admissions cycle, the admission application offers students the option of self-identifying themselves as male, female, non-binary, not listed, or “prefer not to answer”. Candidates have an additional set of optional questions, allowing them to self-identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or other gender identity, should they choose to do so. Students may also provide their preferred pronouns if they choose to do so.
Scholarship funding is directed towards underrepresented groups, which is inclusive of LGBTQ+ students.
We seek to fill faculty, staff, and administrative vacancies consistent with the University’s position that “diversity of thought and active engagement [among] our colleagues makes for a dynamic and interesting work environment.”
As such, the University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.
Our University Student Health Center is committed to making healthcare available to everyone in the University learning community and has specific information available regarding LGBTQ health.
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SC Law has appointed an Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion. The faculty member in this role is responsible for engaging students, staff, and faculty in order to foster an inclusive community at the law school. The Associate Dean’s role includes working to enhance recruitment, retention, and success of faculty and staff, especially faculty and staff who are women and members of underrepresented groups, helping to develop diversity initiatives such as faculty training in inclusive pedagogies, and developing strategies to promote diversity and inclusion in the student body. This individual also works with the University’s Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and other academic diversity officers to support University equity, inclusion, and diversity efforts. SC Law also sponsors a student Diversity Task Force comprised of representatives from student organizations. The Task Force works to initiate and support programs and initiatives that welcome, include, and support all students in our learning community. SC Law also has a Faculty-Staff Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee working to make specific recommendations for changes to improve and maintain a healthy DEI culture in the law school.