Northern Illinois University College of Law

Northern Illinois University College of Law
Swen Parson Hall, Room 151, DeKalb, IL 60115-2890, USA
Phone: 815.753.8595 | Fax: 815.753.5680
Email: law-admit@niu.edu | Website: www.niu.edu/law

 

Does your law school have a nondiscrimination policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation?

Northern Illinois University (“NIU” or “the university”) is an equal employment opportunity institution and does not unlawfully discriminate against its students, faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, pregnancy, religion, age, physical and/or mental disability, marital status, veteran/military status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, order of protection status, victim of domestic or sexual violence status, citizenship status, arrest record in employment/personnel matters, genetic information, and/or other protected categories in compliance with applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action that violate university policy. Additionally, conduct that results in sexual misconduct, sexual harassment and/or retaliation is also considered unlawful and prohibited by university policy. 

Does your law school have a nondiscrimination policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity?

Northern Illinois University (“NIU” or “the university”) is an equal employment opportunity institution and does not unlawfully discriminate against its students, faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, pregnancy, religion, age, physical and/or mental disability, marital status, veteran/military status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, order of protection status, victim of domestic or sexual violence status, citizenship status, arrest record in employment/personnel matters, genetic information, and/or other protected categories in compliance with applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action that violate university policy. Additionally, conduct that results in sexual misconduct, sexual harassment and/or retaliation is also considered unlawful and prohibited by university policy. 

Does your law school provide gender-neutral restrooms?

No

Does your law school have a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender student organization?

Yes

Does your school have any openly lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender faculty members?

No

Does your school have any openly lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender administrators?

No

Does your law school offer any academic courses primarily focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender legal issues?

No

Does your law school offer the same benefits to faculty, staff, or student same-sex spouses as they do opposite-sex spouses?

Yes

Does your law school offer any form of domestic-partner benefits to faculty, staff, or students?

Yes

Additional Information

The Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) at NIU Law is an academic and social group, interested in a continuing dialogue on issues surrounding the GLBTA communities of northern Illinois. We are comprised of law students, gay and straight, and welcome the membership, interest, insight and experience of inquisitive Northern Illinois University law students.