Vanderbilt Law School

Last Updated June 6, 2024
131 21st Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203, United States

Policies and Practices that Impact the Student Experience 

Nondiscrimination Policy

This school has a nondiscrimination policy that covers:

  • Employment
  • Admissions 

The school’s nondiscrimination policy addresses discrimination on the basis of:

  • Sexual Orientation 
  • Gender Identity
  • Gender Expression

Name in Use (a.k.a. Chosen Name)

Name in use can be used. Students can indicate name in use:

  • In school’s student information system

Name in use appears: 

  • Automatically on school-generated name tag/materials at school events (e.g., new student orientation)
  • Automatically on faculty class rosters
  • Upon request on transcripts that can be sent to employers
  • Upon request on school-generated materials for on-campus interviews
  • Upon request on student diplomas

Pronouns and Honorifics

Faculty, administration, and staff are:

  • Encouraged but not required to include pronouns in email signatures

Students can indicate pronouns:

  • When filling out enrollment information

Student pronouns appear:

  • Upon request on school-generated name tag/materials at school events (e.g., new student orientation)
  • Upon request on faculty class rosters
  • Upon request on school-generated materials for on-campus interviews

Students can indicate:

  • Non-gendered honorifics
  • Honorifics when filling out enrollment information

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
  • LGBTQ+ focused project or pro bono group      
  • Emergency funds that LGBTQ+ students can request if they are in crisis
  • Funds for students to attend the Lavender Law Conference and Career Fair


  • School has a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) faculty committee
  • School has faculty member(s) who conduct research primarily focused on LGBTQ+ topics


This law school provides: 

  • All-gender-inclusive single-occupancy restroom(s)
  • Gender-designated multi-stall restroom(s) that students can use based on the gender with which they self-identify

All-gender-inclusive restrooms:

  • Located in main law school building
  • All are 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 Vanderbilt Law School

Questions about financial aid

Admissions Office

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


Questions about usage of chosen name, pronouns, or honorifics

VLS Office of Student Life

Questions about connecting with LGBTQ+ student organization(s)

Office of Student Life
Jennie Stumpf

Questions about connecting with LGBTQ+ alumni


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