Johns Hopkins Gazette: March 18, 1996

For the Record: POLICY

Equal Opportunity

     Interim President Daniel Nathans 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, sexual orientation,

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

Th´┐Żodore, 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 Th´┐Żodore at 205 Garland Hall, Homewood campus, or

by calling (410)516-8075, or the divisional offices of human

resources regarding any questions or concerns about these


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