The University is concerned about the increasing incidence of HIV/AIDS throughout the United States and elsewhere. It is important that the University community understand and be prepared to respond to this medical condition. Every effort needs to be made to protect the rights and ensure the well-being of those individuals infected with HIV / AIDS, and to educate and safeguard the community as a whole. This policy has been developed to provide a legal, fair and equitable method of responding to the occurrence of HIV/AIDS in the University community. Use of an individual's HIV/AIDS status to decide employment status, admission, enrollment, or service delivery, unless authorized by federal or state law or regulation, is prohibited.