Johns Hopkins Gazette: May 15, 1995

  Equal Opportunity Employment
  at Johns Hopkins University

     President William C. Richardson has issued the following
statement to all members of the university community as a
reminder of the university's long-standing dedication to equal

     Each year the university formally reiterates and reaffirms
its commitment to the goal of equal opportunity for its faculty,
students and staff. As a matter of policy to which it is
staunchly committed, the university does not discriminate on the
basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, homosexuality, national
or ethnic origin, disability or veteran status. 

     Consistent with its obligations under law, the university is
committed to providing qualified individuals access to all
academic and employment programs, benefits and activities on the
basis of demonstrated ability, performance and merit, without
regard to personal factors that are irrelevant to the program

     The university's equal opportunity policy applies to all
academic programs administered by the university, its educational
policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs and
athletic programs. It also applies to all employment decisions,
including those affecting hiring, promotion, demotion or
transfer; recruitment; advertisement of vacancies; layoff and
termination; compensation and benefits; and selection for
training. Moreover, it extends to the maintenance of affirmative
action programs for minorities, women, disabled persons and
veterans, as required by law.

     The university assigns a high priority to the implementation
of its equal opportunity policy, and significant university
resources are devoted to assuring compliance with all laws
prohibiting discrimination in employment and educational

     The university's affirmative action officer, Yvonne
Theodore, is responsible for assisting me and other university
officers in the implementation of equal opportunity and
affirmative action programs. 

     Members of the university community are encouraged to
contact Yvonne Theodore at 205 Garland Hall, Homewood campus, or
by calling 516-8075, or the divisional offices of Human Resources
regarding any questions or concerns about these matters.

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