Self-identifying prospective students are periodically contacted via the Law School Admission Council’s Candidate Referral Service.
We no longer send significant information in a “welcome packet”, but include this information in our online welcome portal.
We ask an optional question in the application as to whether a candidate identifies with the LGBTQ+ community. We also ask an optional question in a survey that goes out before orientation.
We do not ask candidates/students to select subgroup identity, nor are we able to provide specific census detail post-admission. The Orientation Survey is conducted during the summer, and some students withdraw or defer, so it is not a final picture of each class. Approximately 20% of the Orientation Survey respondents self-identify as members of the LGBTQ+ community.
We publish all faculty advertisements in the AALS Faculty Bulletin and post all faculty advertisements on listservs, mentoring networks, pipeline programs, and other outlets of special interests to diverse candidates (including candidates who are diverse based on race, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation).
Adoption benefits are not covered through the health plan.
Adoption would not fall under the health insurance plan. Fertility treatments are excluded from the policy.
LGBTQ+ Health: QT @ TU Resources for Navigating Campus | Intercultural Life (tulane.edu)
Campus Health is committed to providing caring, high quality, and confidential services to our campus community, inclusive of all sexual orientations, romantic orientations, and gender identities.
To meet the health and wellness needs of all campus community members, the various Campus Health offices provide numerous programs and services specifically for the LGBTQ+ community. Whether you need primary care, preventive health services, mental health care, or you are looking for general health and wellness information, our staff of physicians, nurse practitioners, therapists, health educators, and other health professionals are ready to help.
To learn more and access services visit Tulane Campus Health’s LGBTQ+ Health page: LGBTQ+ Health
LGBTQ+ Health | Campus Health | Tulane University
LGBTQ+ Health & Wellness Collaborative Team
Tulane has an interdisciplinary workgroup that meets regularly with the goal of enhancing the health and wellness of Tulane’s LGBTQ+ students. The members of this team all have training and experience in working with LGBTQ+ individuals and several are LGBTQ+ identified themselves. This team provides direct physical and mental health services to LGBTQ+ students, training and consultation for other staff members, and inclusive wellness programming.
There is one all-gender bathroom that is designated with a sign that says “Gender Neutral Restroom.” It is accessible for individuals with disabilities. There is one law school building. It is designated on a campus map that includes all- gender restrooms.
From main campus website: QT @ TU Resources for Navigating Campus | Intercultural Life (tulane.edu)
All Gender Bathrooms and Locker Rooms
In keeping with the University’s policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of gender identity, individuals may use facilities that best correspond to their own gender identity. Those who do not identify with the gender binary (male or female), may determine whichever facility is the most appropriate and safest option for them. No individual will be required to provide documentation of their gender identity in order to have access to any facility that best corresponds to their own gender identity.
In addition, to address access issues, the University is currently and actively working towards having at least one single-occupancy or multiple-occupancy gender inclusive restroom available in every regularly occupied building on campus.
Currently, Tulane University has several gender inclusive restrooms located around campus, and even more single-user restrooms found on this Uptown campus map and this Downtown campus map, which are current as of March 2019. The Tulane Interactive Campus Map will be updated by July 2019 to include all publicly accessible all gender restrooms.
If you know of a campus single-user restroom that is not listed here, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the building name and floor.
Many city of New Orleans all gender bathrooms can be found in the Refuge smartphone app.
We offer Gender Law and Policy and Law and Sexuality Seminar. These are taught at least every other year and sometimes every year.
Both OutLaw and Journal of Law and Sexuality receive funding from the administration for conference travel/speakers and a recruitment event. In addition, the administration hosts a lunch at orientation for prospective OutLaw members and hosts numerous other workshops and sessions for OutLaw members.
OutLaw and Journal of Law and Sexuality can apply for funding from the administration and the Student Bar Association for members to attend the Lavendar Law Conference (or other conferences). In addition, the law school pays for registration for the Equal Justice Works conference and subsidized travel for students attending the conference when it was in person. Students receive travel support for the SEMJF and Sunbelt diversity interview programs, and those working in public interest for the summer can also apply for the diversity summer grants.
Yes, mandatory for all students
Students have the option to enter a chosen name and pronouns through the registration system and these will be used for all internal purposes, including roster.
In addition to the responses to the questions above, the Law School works to collaborate with campus partners, including the Office of Gender and Sexual Diversity, the Title IX Office, and the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, to host workshops, programs, and speakers that will enhance the experience for our LGBTQ+ community. Additional resources for LGBTQ+ employees include the ALAAMEA was originally formed in 2015 to “provide strategic advocacy to Asian, Latino, African American, Multi-Ethnic, and LGBTIQ faculty and staff,” while also serving as a space for allies to these communities at Tulane and, under this umbrella, the LGBTQ+ Faculty and Staff Affinity Group. Finally, there is a Chosen Names and Pronouns Committee that is working across the university to facilitate collaboration and progress ensuring Tulane systems support the use of chosen names and pronouns on our campus.