Villanova School of Law does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, religion or creed, national/ethnic origin, or non-disqualifying handicap. The School of Law is committed to the belief that "with respect to the fundamental rights of the person, every type of discrimination, whether social or cultural, whether based on sex, race, color, social condition, language, or religion, is to be overcome and eradicated as contrary to God's intent" (Vatican Council II, Gaudium et Spes No. 29). Therefore, Villanova University School of Law admits students of any race, color, age, sex, religion or creed, or national/ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available at the School of Law. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, religion or creed, national/ethnic origin, or non-disqualifying handicap in the administration of its educational programs, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic, and other School of Law programs, or in its employment policies. As a Roman Catholic and Augustinian institution, the School of Law strongly affirms the teaching of the Church on the rights and dignity of all persons, and hence condemns discrimination on the basis of a person's sexual orientation. This position is consistent with the Church's teaching on human sexuality, which does not endorse homosexual conduct. The School of Law accordingly reaffirms its commitment to providing an inclusive and supportive community for all, regardless of sexual orientation.