Wittenberg University is committed to diversification of the student body, and the faculty and staff as well as serving the needs of those diverse groups. IN accordance with this commitment, to the extend allowable under State and Federal law, Wittenberg will provide benefits and privileges extended to the spouse of legally married employees and the children of employee's legal spouse to the same-sex domestic partner of an employee and to the eligible children of that same-sex domestic partner.
Benefits would include, but not be limited to the following: health and dental insurance, continuation coverage, Tuition Waiver/Scholarship, and leave benefits. domestic partners and children of domestic partners are included in the definition of family for purposes of other policies that apply to family, such as access to the athletic facilities, use of the Thomas Library, etc. Premium rates and benefit provisions will be consistent for all covered families. As privileges and benefits would change for legally married employees, they would similarly change for eligible same-sex domestic partners. Where benefits are governed by a formal plan document or a master policy, the exact terms of that plan or policy will govern.
Please refer to Appendix N for the university's complete Same-Sex Domestic Partner Policy.