We are a majority-minority institution, so the majority of our applicants and employees come from groups deemed diverse in majority environments. Our position announcements always invite applications from members of underrepresented groups. This year of the five members or our faculty appointments committee two were out gay men of color, one of whom was the chair.
I very much appreciate the spirit of this question (as well as that of 15(b)), but I find it very hard to answer in a meaningful way. I’ve never heard any complaints, but I can’t really vouch for what our staff experience. I’m also not sure that the issues in the parenthetical would apply in a different way to LGBTQ+ folks, as I can imagine straight people encountering some of these problems too. That said, t HIV Prep (Truvada) is covered by at least one of our health insurance plans, which suggests some degree of responsiveness to the concerns of sexual minorities.
At this point, only one of our health insurance carriers provides these services, so only employees who pick this particular carrier receive these benefits. The policy does cover gender-dysphoria treatment, if the individual is able to provide certain documentation. We have provided a copy of the policy.
Please see our answer to 13(c).
It just says ‘bathroom.’
The University’s office of LGBTQ Resources and Services also publishes a list of all-gender restrooms on campus. https://library.fiu.edu/FIULGBTQ/CampusServices
Law and Exclusion
Law, Social Movements, and Society
Women and the Law
The sexual and gender minority content ranges between 5%-20% of each of these courses.
The University also offers a Queer Studies certificate https://library.fiu.edu/FIULGBTQ/QueerStudiesCert.
This year, the law school held a symposium to promote the certificate.
In the past, we’ve sent people to Lavender Law, but not recently.
Our training is required every three years for department chairs and members of search committees. The programs are described here: https://advance.fiu.edu/programs/stride/index.html
Also, the University operates an office that promotes LGBTQA+ initiatives: https://studentaffairs.fiu.edu/get-involved/social-justice-and-inclusion/lgbtqa/
Our application for admission lets applicants indicate their gender and preferred pronouns. Registered students can indicate their chosen names and pronouns on the university data application – Panthersoft. Class rosters will reflect the chosen name but not the pronouns. As a public school in a remarkably conservative state, we are somewhat limited in our efforts to give students choice by state policies implemented through the official recordkeeping system.
The job search database that we use (Simplicity) allows users to indicate their preferred gender. Currently, students cannot indicate their pronouns in the interface used to connect with employers, but, as a result of this survery, we are reaching out to our vendor to explore this option.
Our library staff give students the freedom to use their chosen name and pronouns on internal forms.
Our Dean and Associate Deans are very committed to supporting sexual and gender minority students.