Samford University, Cumberland School of Law

Last Updated July 21, 2022
800 Lakeshore Drive, Birmingham, AL 35229, United States

Policies and Practices that Impact the Student Experience

Chosen Name

Chosen name can be used. Chosen name appears:

  • Automatically on orientation name tag/materials
  • Upon student’s request, on faculty class rosters
  • Upon student’s request, on diploma

Pronouns

  • Faculty and staff are allowed to include in email signatures

Resources and Opportunities

  • LGBTQ+ student organization(s)
  • Emergency funds that LGBTQ+ students can request if they are in crisis     
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) student committee that includes LGBTQ+ representation

Classroom Experience

  • Offers courses that include but do not focus exclusively on LGBTQ+

Facilities

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

  • In main law school building
  • ADA accessible

Faculty

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

Local Community

  • LGBTQ+ specific events   
  • Pride events 

Navigating Cumberland School of Law

Questions about financial aid

Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
Dougles Johnson

dougles.johnson@samford.edu
205.726.2905

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

Law Student Services
Tona Hitson

tlhitson@samford.edu
205.726.2222

Questions about usage of chosen name or pronouns

Law Student Services
Tona Hitson

tlhitson@samford.edu
205.726.2222

Questions about connecting with LGBTQ+ student organization(s)

Law Student Services
Tona Hitson

tlhitson@samford.edu
205.726.2222

Questions about connecting with LGBTQ+ alumni

Alumni Relations
Anne Marovich       
amarovic@samford.edu    
205.726.2444

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