October 31, 1986
MEMBERS, PRESIDENT'S CABINET
PRINCIPAL OFFICERS OF THE REGENTS
As you know, several months ago I asked Vice President Hopper to chair the AIDS Policy Steering Committee, which was charged with examining University policies affecting faculty, students, and staff and determining whether such policies are adequate for addressing issues related to Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS).
The Steering Committee, which consisted of administrators responsible for faculty, student, and staff affairs and of additional individuals trained in law, medicine, and ethics, concluded that existing University policies and practices are adequate for dealing with AIDS- related situations that can be anticipated to occur.
I am enclosing the Steering Committee's report for your information and guidance. I invite your attention to the committee's recommendation that the President and each Chancellor establish a Technical Advisory Committee on AIDS for the purpose of addressing unusually complex issues and assuring that all information on AIDS disseminated by the University is current and valid. I plan to appoint such a committee to advise my office and would appreciate being informed at an early date about your intentions regarding this recommendation
Finally, anticipating that further clarification may be sought by members of the University community about the issue of the status of AIDS as a handicap under University policy, I am enclosing a statement that can be used in response to such inquiries.
David Pierpont Gardner