LSAC CRS queries for targeted communications for our Gender and Sexuality Studies concentration
We provide information about OUTlaw as well as our affinity student organizations.
We have an optional question on the application asking “Do you identify as a part of the LGBTQ+ community?” We also have a separate optional question that states “So that we might fulfill our reporting requirement to the ABA, please let us know your gender. For purposes of this question, please report the gender with which you identify, even if it is different from the sex on your legal documents.” followed by an optional field entitled “Additional gender category/identity (please specify).” Because these are optional fields, I will report “N/A” to those questions below for which we do not have complete data.
Yes, we provide a “Preferred Name” option on our application and post-enrollment forms. On a side note, the School of Law’s Center for Social Justice has a wonderful initiative called the Gender Affirming Identification Project that provides pro bono legal services to MA residents who require assistance with gender-affirming name changes, birth certificate amendments, and gender marker changes.
Ad-hoc consideration of the hiring committee, individual networking, and referrals.
I answered “yes” to #13, because we provide most of the benefits listed. We do not provide a fertility benefit.
From our Counseling Services website: “At the Center for Health and Wellness, caring, licensed professionals provide confidential help to students with personal, social, and educational concerns. Common areas of concern include: adjustment to college, anxiety, depression, relationships, issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity, eating disorders, substance abuse, sexual/physical abuse, and test anxiety. Services include individual, couple, and family counseling, as well as crisis intervention. We can provide a list of off-campus therapists when requested.”
These restrooms are identified with a sign stating “All-Gender Restroom.” These bathrooms are identified on building maps and online resources. There are four all-gender restrooms available, two with one stall, and two with two stalls. All are accessible for people with disabilities.
For #19, no policy is necessary, as we have both all-gender and non-gender restrooms. For #19b, no signage is necessary for the same reason. However, we do have signage next to the gender-segregated restrooms indicating the location of the all-gender restrooms.
Gender Law in Israel (study abroad); Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Law; Title IX: Sex Discrimination in Education
We offer a full Gender and Sexuality Law concentration: https://www1.wne.edu/law/academics/jd-program/gender-and-sexuality-studies-concentration.cfm
We have an active OUTlaw chapter
Travel support for our “Gender Law in Israel” winter term study abroad session.
Our answer is currently “No,” but we are in the process of hiring a VP of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion who will be tasked with implementing a DEI training. I do not know whether this will be mandatory or optional for faculty/staff/admins and students.
Re: 26a, Admissions captures personal pronouns in prospective student and applicant records, so we can properly reflect these if they are registered for an event.
I believe the previous questions and my responses have included all of the information I have to share.