Because of the rapid spread of infectious diseases, including the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) virus, it is likely that LeTourneau University will be faced with students or employees who have contracted infectious diseases, AIDS, or AIDS-related diseases. To ensure that proper procedures are taken to protect all individuals in the campus community, including the infected person, the following policy has been adopted.
LeTourneau University strives to provide appropriate information to faculty, staff, and students regarding the nature of infectious diseases and their transmission. Effective educational efforts and the development of a Christian outlook, well in advance of any possible crisis, are the best assurance that an actual crisis will be dealt with lovingly, rationally, and without panic.
The purpose of the Infectious Disease Committee at LeTourneau is to review and update policies and guidelines; to ensure that appropriate and necessary precautionary measures are taken to reduce disease transmission risk in campus activities and functions and in University-sanctioned off-campus activities; and to advise appropriate personnel in the campus community regarding communicable disease educational programming.
The following statements of procedure and policy shall apply to students and staff members:
The Infectious Disease Committee membership consists of: