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Johns Hopkins University
Policy on Political Activities

As a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, The Johns Hopkins University cannot intervene in any political campaign on behalf of, or in opposition to, any candidate for public office. Violation of this prohibition could cause the university to lose its tax-exempt status or incur excise taxes imposed on political expenditures. To ensure that the university does not jeopardize its tax-exempt status or incur excise taxes on political expenditures, the university, including any individual acting on behalf of the university, will not engage in any of the following on university property, during any university function, or otherwise using university resources or facilities:

  • Endorsing any candidate for public office
  • Donating or contributing to any candidate s campaign
  • Participating or engaging in political fund-raising events
  • Publishing or distributing statements for or against any candidate
  • Engaging in any other activity that favors or opposes any candidate


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