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AIDS Policy

(Approved June 30, 2002; updated May 12, 2005)

AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) is a disease that is caused by HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus). More information about the condition is available on the Centers for Disease Controlwebsite.

DePauw University will not tolerate discrimination against any faculty, staff, or student based on their HIV status. No person will be denied access to any University facility, be excluded from any University event or be denied membership in any University organization on this basis. All members of the DePauw community are guaranteed privacy and confidentiality of their HIV status. Information regarding anonymous and confidential HIV testing for students is available through the University Health Center. Employees are encouraged to consult with their individual physicians. The University will provide programs and make available educational materials about HIV and AIDS to the University community. Members of the DePauw community who have questions regarding AIDS or HIV are encouraged to consult with representatives from Health Services or Human Resources. The Student Life and Academic Atmosphere Committee (SLAAC) will periodically review this policy.