Roger Williams University School of Law

Last Updated June 28, 2022
10 Metacom Avenue, Bristol, RI 02809-5171, United States

Policies and Practices that Impact the Student Experience

Nondiscrimination Policy

This school has a nondiscrimination policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of:

  • Sexual Orientation
  • Gender Identity
  • Gender Expression

Chosen Name

Chosen name can be used. Chosen name appears:

  • Automatically on orientation name tag/materials
  • Automatically on faculty class rosters
  • Automatically on transcript
  • Automatically on diploma

Pronouns

  • Faculty and staff are encouraged but not required to include in email signatures
  • Students can indicate on law school application
  • Students can indicate on name tags during orientation
  • Students can indicate on class rosters

Scholarships

Students are eligible for general diversity and inclusion financial aid based on:

  • Sexual Orientation

Resources and Opportunities

  • LGBTQ+ student organization(s)
  • Funds for LGBTQ+ student organization(s)                 
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) student committee that includes LGBTQ+ representation
  • Career counseling specifically for LGBTQ+ students  
  • Peer mentoring specifically for LGBTQ+ students                            
  • Funds for students to attend the Lavender Law Conference and Career Fair

Faculty

  • School has a diversity, equity, and inclusion faculty committee

Facilities

This law school provides all-gender-inclusive restroom(s) and all-gender-inclusive single-occupancy restroom(s), which include the following features:

  • In main law school building
  • In the law library
  • ADA accessible

Local Community

  • LGBTQ+ specific events   
  • Pride events 
  • Readily identifiable LGBTQ+ owned businesses         
  • Readily identifiable LGBTQ+ friendly businesses (e.g., pride flag sticker)    

Navigating RWU Law

Questions about financial aid

Office of Diversity and Outreach
Ralph Tavares
rtavares@rwu.edu
401.254.4522

Questions about LGBTQ+ resources available on and/or off campus

Office of Diversity and Outreach
Ralph Tavares
​​​​​​​rtavares@rwu.edu
401.254.4522

Questions about usage of chosen name or pronouns

Office of Diversity and Outreach
Ralph Tavares
​​​​​​​rtavares@rwu.edu
401.254.4522

Questions about connecting with LGBTQ+ student organization(s)

Office of Diversity and Outreach
Ralph Tavares
rtavares@rwu.edu
401.254.4522

Questions about connecting with LGBTQ+ alumni

Office of Diversity and Outreach
Ralph Tavares
​​​​​​​rtavares@rwu.edu
401.254.4522

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