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Type: University Policy
Division: Student Affairs
Office: ACADEMIC & STUDENT AFFAIRS

Contact Phone Number: 503-838-8221
Contact Email Address: studentaffairs@wou.edu

TITLE
Policy on AIDS
POLICY NUMBER
ASA-04-020
RESPONSIBLE OFFICER UNIVERSITY CONTACT
Vice President for Student Affairs Office for Student Affairs
SUMMARY

Western Oregon University recognizes Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) as a serious health problem.  For purposes of this policy, the term AIDS will include all cases in which a person is infected with the AIDS virus, including asymptomatic infection, AIDS related complex (ARC), and AIDS. 

 

APPLICABLE TO
The campus community.
DEFINITIONS
AUTHORITY

Vice President for Student Affairs

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FULL STATEMENT OF AUTHORITY

POLICY STATEMENT

Based on current information from the Center for Disease Control, the American College Health Association, and the Surgeon General's report on Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Western recognizes that there is no documented evidence that AIDS can be acquired through casual contact.  Therefore, Western Oregon University adopts the following campus policy on AIDS. 

 

PROCEDURES

1. Persons infected with the AIDS virus shall not be excluded from enrollment or employment or restricted in their access to university facilities or services unless a medically based judgment, in an individual case, establishes that exclusion or restriction is necessary to the welfare of the infected individual or the welfare of other members of the university community. 

2. Western Oregon University shall conduct an on-going educational campaign    designed to provide students, faculty, and staff basic information about AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases. 

3. Information on AIDS is available in the Student Health and Counseling Canter by requesting a confidential appointment with a medical provider or counselor or through printed literature available in the lobby. 

4. The official university spokesperson on AIDS shall be the Public Relations Director.  All inquiries from the press, from elected public officials, or the public will be referred to the Director of Public Relations. 

5. An individual's right to privacy and confidentiality will not be breached because an individual has AIDS. When a case of AIDS is detected on campus, the case manager approach shall be used in assessing each case individually without revealing the identity of the person with AIDS.  The Vice President for Student Affairs shall be the case manager for students, the Provost shall be the case manager for faculty, and the Vice President for Finance and Administration shall be the case manager for all other employees. 

6. The university shall widely publicize and carefully observe safety guidelines established by the US Public Health Service for the handling of blood and other body fluids and secretions.  In addition, each department of the campus which deals with body substances shall identify itself to the Office of the President and develop a set of guidelines to ensure the safety of students, faculty, and staff.  Those departments include, but are not limited to academic classes and labs, Health Center, athletics, physical education, food services, maintenance or custodial services, security, student housing, and day care services. 

7. This policy shall exist in partnership with other policies relating to health and safety at Western, and shall not supersede those policies. 

REFERENCED OR RELATED POLICIES
Provision of Auxiliary Aids and Accommodations
RELEVANT DOCUMENTS AND LINKS
HISTORY
APPROVAL DATE:
EFFECTIVE DATE: 02/01/1988
LAST UPDATED: 07/01/2014

HISTORICAL DETAIL NOTES:

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SOURCE:    Previously Referred to as: PRE-VPSA-005
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AIDS, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome