St. Thomas University provides equality of opportunity in education for all persons, including faculty and staff (with respect to recruitment, hiring, retention, promotion, tenure, compensation, terms and conditions of employment, termination, and the like) and students, including applicants for admission and enrolled students (with respect to admission, retention, and the like), except that the University (1) will maintain its Catholic values in the operation of the University, and (2) may exercise a preference for Catholic faculty in recruitment and hiring. (The general norm of the Apostolic Constitution on Catholic Universities states that “the number of non-Catholic teachers should not be allowed to constitute a majority within the institution.”) St. Thomas University also provides its students and graduates with equal opportunity to obtain employment, including the requirement that every employer to whom it furnishes assistance and facilities for interviewing and other placement services must observe the principles of equal opportunity.