The university has adopted the following two statements of its nondiscrimination policy for inclusion in all publications distributed to students, including the catalogs and applications of the various divisions.The following statement is for inclusion in all catalogs and longer publications:
The Johns Hopkins University admits students of any race, color, gender, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or veteran status to all of the rights, privileges, programs, benefits and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the university. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or veteran status in any program or activity, including the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other university-administered programs or in employment. Accordingly, the university does not take into consideration personal factors that are irrelevant to the program involved.
Questions regarding access to programs following Title VI, Title IX and Section 504 should be referred to Yvonne M. Theodore, director of affirmative action for the university, who is responsible for the coordination of equal opportunity programs, 205 Garland Hall, 410-516-8075.
Policy on the Reserve Officer Training Corps. Present Department of Defense policy governing participation in university-based ROTC programs discriminates on the basis of sexual orientation. Such discrimination is inconsistent with the Johns Hopkins University nondiscrimination policy. Because ROTC is a valuable component of the university that provides an opportunity for many students to afford a Hopkins education, to train for a career and to become positive forces in the military, the university, after careful study, has continued its ROTC program but encourages a change in federal policy that brings it into conformity with the university's policy.
The following statement may be used for applications, brochures and other publications in which, because of space limitations, a shorter version of the policy statement is necessary.
The Johns Hopkins University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or veteran status in any student program or activity administered by the university or with regard to admission or employment. Defense Department discrimination in ROTC programs on the basis of sexual orientation conflicts with this university policy. The university continues its ROTC program but encourages a change in the Defense Department policy.
Questions regarding Title VI, Title IX and Section 504 should be referred to Yvonne M. Theodore, director of affirmative action, 205 Garland Hall, 410-516-8075.