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gender, age, disability, genetic information or other protected status in either employment or the
               provision of services. As a Catholic institution of higher education sponsored by the Sisters of
               Charity of the Incarnate Word, UIW is, however, exempt from the prohibition against religious
               discrimination of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and some provisions of Title IX of the Education
               Amendments of 1972. With respect to government contracts and in accordance with 41 CFR
               Section 60-1.5, it shall not be a violation of the equal opportunity clause required by Executive
               Order 11246 for UIW to establish a hiring preference for applicants of the Catholic faith. UIW
               reserves the right to exercise this hiring preference as required to maintain its Catholic identity.

               In addition, the University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine does not
               engage in discrimination on the basis of sex or gender identity.

               Diversity Statement

               The University of the Incarnate Word is a Hispanic-Serving Institution under federal guidelines,
               the largest Catholic university in Texas and the fourth-largest private university in the state. The
               enrollment reflects the diversity of South Texas, as more than 60 percent of the students are from
               racial or ethnic minority groups. UIW is ranked No. 1 nationally among faith-based universities
               in the conferring of bachelor’s degrees to Hispanics by the Hispanic Outlook in Higher
               Education Magazine, and No. 6 nationally among all private, not-for-profit universities.
               International students comprise 14% of the student body, and they represent over 70 countries.
               Seventy-five percent of the students depend upon financial aid. A majority of the students are
               first-generation college attendees.

               UIW School of Osteopathic Medicine Facilities

               General Description
               The UIW School of Osteopathic Medicine includes four buildings on the UIW Medical Campus
               at Brooks. These buildings formerly comprised the US Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine.
               Building 1 includes the UIWSOM administration and faculty offices, two lactation rooms, eight
               conference rooms, a large multi-purpose classroom, and a Catholic Chapel. An interactive
               learning studio that seats 170 learners, clinical exam rooms, simulation rooms, instructional and
               research labs, the osteopathic clinical skills learning room, indoor and outdoor dining space,
               Interfaith Room and the Office of Student Affairs are located in Building 2. Located in Building 3
               are the library learning resources, formal and informal reading rooms, eleven group study rooms,
               the Student Government office, plus IT Help Desk and Security Office. Building 4 is a 25,000
               square foot space that includes the anatomy/structures lab, interactive learning studios, twenty
               break-out/group study rooms and lockers for the UIWSOM learners.

               All buildings are ADA compliant, accessible by secure key cards, and have ample wireless
               Internet capability. In total, the buildings consist of approximately 155,000 square feet of
               educational and administrative space on 16 acres.

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