Widener University Commonwealth Law School

Widener University Commonwealth Law School
3800 Vartan Way, Harrisburg, PA 17110, USA
Phone: 717.541.3903 | Fax: 717.541.3999
Email: admitcwlaw@widener.edu | Website: commonwealthlaw.widener.edu

 

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

Widener University adheres to all federal and state civil rights laws prohibiting discrimination in private institutions of higher education. Widener University will not discriminate against any employee, applicant for employment, student, or applicant for admission on the basis of sex, gender, pregnancy status, age, race, national origin or ethnicity, religion, disability, status as a veteran of the Vietnam era or other covered veteran, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, or genetic information, or any other protected category under applicable local, state, or federal law, including protections for those opposing discrimination or participating in any resolution process on campus or within the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or other human rights agencies. 

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

Widener University adheres to all federal and state civil rights laws prohibiting discrimination in private institutions of higher education. Widener University will not discriminate against any employee, applicant for employment, student, or applicant for admission on the basis of sex, gender, pregnancy status, age, race, national origin or ethnicity, religion, disability, status as a veteran of the Vietnam era or other covered veteran, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, or genetic information, or any other protected category under applicable local, state, or federal law, including protections for those opposing discrimination or participating in any resolution process on campus or within the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or other human rights agencies. 

Does your law school provide gender-neutral restrooms?

Yes

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

Outlaw is a student organization for LGBT students and allies.

The Law School also has a Safe Space Program with many faculty and staff trained as safe space allies.

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?

The university offers the ability for domestic partners of faculty and staff to obtain health-care insurance through the university’s health-care carriers.

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

The university offers the ability for domestic partners of faculty and staff to obtain health-care insurance through the university’s health-care carriers.

Additional Information

Widener Law Commonwealth offers all students a safe and comfortable environment to learn and grow; members of the LGBTQ community are encouraged to self-identify in their application for admission to the school. The strength and level of activity in Outlaw varies from year to year, depending on the leadership and the student population.