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The Johns Hopkins University is a smoke-free environment and as such, prohibits smoking in all facilities. The Johns Hopkins University is also a drug-free workplace.

Confidentiality Statement

Maintaining appropriate confidentiality is important to every employee and the Johns Hopkins University human resources staff.

There may be times during the course of consulting with human resources that certain things cannot be kept confidential, such as incidents involving illegal discrimination, sexual harassment, acts of workplace violence, etc. In these cases, however, steps are taken to minimize the loss of privacy.

It is possible, and often the case, that a human resources professional will work with the supervisor and the employee on the same employee relation issue. Please be assured that human resources is able to delicately and successfully balance the needs and privacy of both parties.

Should you have any questions or concerns about confidentiality, you are encouraged to speak with your human resources representative.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. The university promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans.

Security Statement

The Johns Hopkins University Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available on the University's website at

In keeping with the mandates of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), the University's Annual Report contains statistics of certain crimes that are reported and that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the University or an officially recognized student organization, and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus for the three most recent calendar years. Also included are campus security policies including those related to missing student notifications, alcohol and drug use, sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, and fire safety policies and statistics. All Johns Hopkins faculty, staff and students are encouraged to read and print out the report at, and to report all criminal incidents promptly to your respective security department.

A printed copy of the annual crime report may be obtained from the security offices of Johns Hopkins:

Homewood Campus 410-516-4631; Peabody Institute 410-234-4600; Medical Institutions 410-614-3473; Applied Physics Laboratory 443-778-7176; School of Advanced International Studies, D.C. 202-663-5808; or from the deans/directors/coordinators for our JHU Campuses and centers at: Baltimore, MD (Harbor East) 410-234-9301; Columbia, MD 410-516-9700; Bologna, Italy 202-663-5808; International +39.051.2917.811; Washington, D.C. Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences 202-663-5808; Nanjing, China 202-663-5808; International +86.25.8359.2436; Washington, D.C.- Carey Business School 202-663-5808; Montgomery County, MD 301-294-7011.

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