Ohio Northern University—Claude W. Pettit College of Law

Ohio Northern University—Claude W. Pettit College of Law
525 South Main Street, Ada, OH 45810, USA
Phone: 419.772.2211 | Toll-free: 877.452.9668 | Fax: 419.772.3042 
Email: lawadmissions@onu.edu | Website: law.onu.edu

 

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

It is the policy of Ohio Northern University not to discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability in its educational programs, admissions policies, employment policies, financial aid, or other school-administered programs.

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

Yes

Does your law school provide gender-neutral restrooms?

No

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

LAMBDA Law Students’ Association

It is the purpose of the LAMBDA Law Students’ Association to increase and maintain awareness of the concerns of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals among members of the Ohio Northern University and the College of Law communities.

The LAMBDA Law Students’ Association hosts a number of events each academic year. Some of the recent events have included a speaker on the topic “Utilizing Your Personal Strengths in Career Choices, Job Searches, Handling Rejection, and Discrimination,” a CLE on “Emerging LGBT Legal Issues: What You Should Know to Protect Your Client,” and a film produced by the ACLU concerning issues facing the LGBT community. LAMBDA often works with other student organizations to tie their message into related events.

For more information, contact

Chad Vondenhuevel
Acting Director of Law Admissions
Email: c-vondenhuevel@onu.edu

Open Doors

Open Doors is an undergraduate student organization at Ohio Northern University (ONU) that focuses on issues relating to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning people and their straight allies (GLBTQA). Our mission is to promote awareness, foster diversity, provide support, and above all, educate the ONU community and others on issues relating to GLBTQA people. We host weekly meetings and additional events throughout the year.

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

No

Does your law 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?

We provide benefits for faculty and staff, but not for students.

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

No

Additional Information

The Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law’s application for admission does not require students to address their sexual orientation or sexual identity in the application. Students will often disclose their sexual orientation within their personal statement or within the optional diversity statement. We look to build the most diverse class possible, and this includes students who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender.

The climate for LGBT students at ONU Law is a very welcoming and positive one where the college welcomes input from the LGBT students, faculty, and staff, and strives to provide the best possible atmosphere for every single person.