Texarkana College recognizes that Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and HIV-related conditions such as AIDS-Related Complex (ARC) pose significant issues in an academic setting. Because of our commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe campus environment, this policy and other procedures emphasize the education of employees and students concerning AIDS and the management of each case of AIDS individually with sensitivity, flexibility, and concern for the affected individual as well as other employees and students.

Students may obtain educational information on HIV/AIDS from the National Institute on Drug Abuse’s website at the following web addresses: http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/research-reports/hivaids and http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/hivaids-drug-abuse-intertwined-epidemics.

Texarkana College, in accordance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, shall not give specific or detailed information concerning complaints or diagnosis without the expressed written consent of the affected student or employee.

No student will be denied enrollment or the right to attend classes or participate in college functions solely on the basis of diagnosis or suspicion of having HIV, AIDS, or ARC.