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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 decided to continue the ROTC program and to encourage 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, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status 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 is committed to encouraging a change in the Defense Department policy.

Questions regarding Title VI, Title IX and Section 504 should be referred to the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Programs at Garland Hall, Suite 130, Homewood Campus, 410-516-8075, TTY 410-516-6225.

May 2003


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