It is the policy and practice of the Institute to provide equal employment opportunities for all employees
and applicants. Employees and applicants are evaluated on individual merit, qualifications and
competence. Programs will be administered without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national
origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, the
use of a trained dog guide or service animal, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or
local law. This policy is carried out in all of Cogswell’s practices involving employment, including
recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, compensation, benefits, training and disciplinary action.