The Columbus School of Law, motivated by the Catholic identity of The Catholic University of America of which it is an integral part, recognizes the inherent dignity of every human person. It values equal opportunity and welcomes students with a wide range of life circumstances, experiences, and perspectives. The Columbus School of Law does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or status as a veteran or disabled veteran, in its educational programs or activities, including in the admission or retention of students.
The Columbus School of Law and Catholic University operate in accordance with the teachings of the Catholic Church regarding human sexuality and gender identity. Consistent with ABA Standard 205, the Columbus School of Law reserves its rights under the law to make employment, admission, and other decisions in accord with its Catholic identity and its mission as a Catholic institution, and reserves all other legal rights it has as a religious institution. The Columbus School of Law maintains its Catholic character but “affirms without hesitation that women and men of all religious traditions are welcomed and embraced in [our University] community.” (Catholic University Policy, Relationship of Mutual Respect - the Practice of Other Faiths.)