In response to the complex medical, educational, and procedural issues raised by the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), a Task Force on AIDS was convened by the former Vice President for Student Affairs in January, 1988. The committee was charged with developing guidelines to assist the University community in dealing effectively with the AIDS crisis. The task force consisted of representatives from the Student Health Center, the former Resident Life Office, and the Student Counseling Center, as well as the faculty and student body. Important in the task force’s deliberations and decisions were the commitments to:
- acquire the most current available information for developing guidelines;
- apply existing University policies and federal and state laws to any case of AIDS;
- develop effective systems for the education and protection of all University students and personnel; and,
- demonstrate sensitivity and informed direction in dealing with the many human relations concerns which may arise in response to efforts to increase awareness and to provide preventive education.
This report, updated in 2006, is based on recommendations and medical information obtained from the American College Health Association (ACHA) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC).