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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Carnegie Mellon Revises Statment of Assurance

Carnegie Mellon recently revised its Statement of Assurance to account for several recent changes in the law. Most notably obsolete language related to the U.S. Department of Defense policy of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" was removed from the statement. In addition, some redundant language was consolidated to create a more clear and concise statement.

Carnegie Mellon's Statement of Assurance sets forth the university's policy of non-discrimination in compliance with federal, state and local laws. It also functions as a general notice of non-discrimination to the community at large.

The revised statement is as follows:

Carnegie Mellon University does not discriminate in admission, employment, or administration of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, handicap or disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, ancestry, belief, veteran status, or genetic information. Furthermore, Carnegie Mellon University does not discriminate and is required not to discriminate in violation of federal, state, or local laws or executive orders.

Inquiries concerning the application of and compliance with this statement should be directed to the vice president for campus affairs, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, telephone 412-268-2056.  Obtain general information about Carnegie Mellon University by calling 412-268-2000.

The Statement of Assurance is available on the University Policies website at: http://www.cmu.edu/policies/documents/SoA.html.  Guidelines for using the Statement of Assurance in university publications are available in the Writer's Style Guide: http://www.cmu.edu/marcom/brand-guidelines/images/writers_style_guide.pdf.