In addition to the admissions office recruiting students actively and our application to law school allowing people to identify as they wish, our QLaw student organization helps with the recruiting of students by calling admitted students and being available to answer any questions they might have about the law school. Applicants are also directed to the student organization and faculty directory to research faculty and student organizations.
Students can identify on their application to the law school and will soon be able to update their identification in the Student Information System (SIS) after enrolling in law school.
The Stearns Shaw scholarship, The Albers-Alexander Scholarship, the Qlaw book scholarship, and others funded by annual contributions.
We include the University’s “Institutional Statement on Diversity” in each Position Vacancy Listing:
“Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals. The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background – people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.”
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Benefits like “assisted reproduction and/or adoptive benefits” are limited to whatever is covered under the State Group Health healthcare benefits package, and FMLA. See 2022 certificate of coverage: https://etf.wi.gov/its-your-choice/2022/22et-2180/download?inline= These benefits are only available to married couples (same sex or opposite sex), and no longer available through domestic partnership.
Our employee State Group Health insurance may offer its members coverage based on medical necessity.
See 2022 certificate of coverage: https://etf.wi.gov/its-your-choice/2022/22et-2180/download?inline=
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The signs have the “male and female” silhouettes on them. There are signs that say, “You are welcome to use the restroom that is most appropriate for you. Single-stall gender-neutral are available (places in the building are then listed).
Student organizations are eligible to apply for funding from the law school for various types of programming they wish to do.
We collect pronouns as part of the admissions and orientation process. There is no way to enter pronouns in the Student Information System at present. Because of this, pronouns are not available on class rosters.
Students may provide pronouns on Canvas, which faculty can access. And they are listed on the student bio page for students who identified pronouns in the admissions process.
There are faculty, students, and staff who are openly LGBTQ+ and are willing to be a resource, sounding board, source of community, etc., for anyone who needs it. We also recently hired our inaugural Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion who amongst other things, is charged with creating programming and providing education and resources that help to make the school a safe, inclusive, and welcoming environment for everyone.