We have participated in Lavender Law events in the past. We are part of the LGBTQ+ network through the Law School Admissions Council.
Questions from application:
– Do you wish to identify as a member of the LGBTQ+ community? (Yes/No)
– We are required by federal guidelines to report the sex for each applicant as female or male. For reporting purposes, how to you identify your sex? (Female/Male)
– Gender Identity can be expressed in a variety of ways. We invite you to answer the following option question regarding your gender identity. (Cisgender Man/Cisgender Woman/Non-binary/Prefer not to disclose/Transgender Man/Transgender Woman)
All our posted Admin, clerical and maintenance positions are posted on the following: diversejobs.net, HERC – Higher Education Recruitment Consortium, https://www.lgbtinacademia.com/, recruitmilitary.com, womenandhighered.com, https://www.disabledinhighered.com
Subject to the NY State Mandate effective 1/1/20, the plan covers Infertility & Reproductive Services, such as Basic Infertility Services, Comprehensive Infertility Services, In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), Sperm Storage for IVF, Cryopreservation and storage of embryos for IVF and Fertility Preservation Services.
Infertility is defined as:
- The inability to achieve a successful pregnancy following 1 year of unprotected intercourse or therapeutic donor insemination in cases where the female is <35 years of age; or following 6 months of unprotected intercourse or therapeutic donor insemination for females ≥35 years of age. (American Society for Reproductive Medicine)
- The presence of an identified infertility factor should allow for immediate treatment, obviating the need for the waiting period to meet the definition of infertility.
Please refer to the Infertility Diagnosis and Treatment Medical Policy and the Infertility Services Coverage Determination Guideline.
A female couple (or a single female) who is unable to become pregnant via therapeutic donor insemination for a period of 12 months for <35 or for 6 months for 35+ may be eligible for coverage. The time requirement to achieve a pregnancy is the same for same sex female couples and different sex couples.
2021 Benefits Guide for Faculty and Administrators
2021 Benefits Guide for Clerical Employees of Local 153
Please refer to the Gender Dysphoria Treatment Medical Policy. https://www.uhcprovider.com/content/dam/provider/docs/public/policies/comm-medical-drug/gender-dysphoria-treatment.pdf
The staff at the University Health Services are committed to caring for the health needs of our LGBT students. Our staff are members of the Ally Network of Support and treat all students with dignity and respect. We work closely with the Oval Center of Excellence at Montefiore in keeping up to date with the best practices in caring for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students.
On most floors of Fordham Law School there are specific single-stall facilities that are designated with signage as “all-gender” restrooms. Each of these restrooms are accessible for people with disabilities. Fordham Law School has 18 designated restrooms throughout the building, in addition all-gender restrooms located throughout the Lincoln Center campus.
Resources for LGBTQ Students: https://www.fordham.edu/info/30699/wellness_resources_for_lgbtq_students
Fordham University maintains All Gender restrooms identified on campus maps: https://www.fordham.edu/info/20422/living_on_campus_at_rose_hill/9784/all_gender_restrooms
Fordham University also maintains single occupancy restrooms at the Rose Hill and Lincoln Center campuses. Each of these restrooms may be used by any member of the Fordham community, and have locking doors: https://www.fordham.edu/info/20913/lgbtq_resources/1730/additional_resources
Gender, Violence and the Law
Race, Gender, and Crime
Gender Law and Policy
Gender, Sexuality, and the Law
Feminism, Race, & Law
Special Victims: Domestic Violence & Sex Crimes
Family Law (percent difficult to determine but some)
Family Advocacy Clinic Seminar and fieldwork
International Human Rights
Each year, the OUTLAWS Student Organization receives a budget through the SBA budget allocation process and the membership is able to use their funding for travel or events as they see fit. OUTLAWS is also able to seek supplemental funding to support special events and requests to attend regional or national events that may not be covered by their independent budget. Some events that have been sponsored in recent years are attendance at the national Lavender Law conferences and the OUTLAWS@Work Panel and Volunteer Project.
Yes, mandatory for all students
Our current program requires mandatory training for all first year students. All students will have received the mandatory training as of the Fall of 2022. For faculty, there was a mandatory diversity workshop offered within the last three years. Adjunct faculty members attend mandatory diversity and inclusion training annually. Staff and administrators have mandatory diversity training, and attended a required DEI training session with the LGBTQ+ Bar DEI Consulting Practice.
Fordham Law School cultivates a safe, inclusive, and welcoming environment for members of our community, including LGBTQ+ students, faculty, and administrators. From developing a DEI strategic plan to strengthening our DEI infrastructure, we prioritize the establishment of a safe, inclusive, and welcoming environment at the Law School. We promote diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging within the Law School community through enhanced DEI programs and initiatives, including workshops and training opportunities that specifically address LGBTQ+ issues. Our vibrant OUTLaws chapter is supported at the Law School and is active in the New York City community. Fordham University also provides additional outreach and support to LGBTQ+ members of our community through the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Counseling and Psychological Services Center, and University Health Services.