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Responsible University Officer
Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Workforce Strategy, Equity and Engagement

Responsible Office
Equal Opportunity and Compliance Office

POLICY STATEMENT ON NON-DISCRIMINATION

Policy Statement

The University is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment and to ensuring that educational and employment decisions are based on individuals’ abilities and qualifications. Consistent with these principles and applicable laws, it is therefore the University’s policy not to discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status as consistent with the University’s Policy on Prohibited Discrimination, Harassment and Related Misconduct. No person, on the basis of protected status, shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to unlawful discrimination, harassment, or retaliation under any University program or activity, including with respect to employment terms and conditions. Such a policy ensures that only relevant factors are considered and that equitable and consistent standards of conduct and performance are applied.

Procedures

Any University unit that publishes materials that contain the University’s Policy Statement on Non-Discrimination should include all bases of non-discrimination (age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status) in that material, as follows:

For educational materials:

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is committed to equality of educational opportunity. The University does not discriminate in offering access to its educational programs and activities on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The Equal Opportunity and Compliance Office (137 E. Franklin Street, Suite 404, CB #9160, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-9160 or (919) 966-3576) has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the University’s non-discrimination policies.

For employment materials:

The University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and welcomes all to apply without regard to age, color, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation. We also encourage protected veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.

Related Statutes and Policies

Contacts

Any inquiries regarding the University’s non-discrimination policies should be brought to the attention of one of the following administrators:

Discrimination in employment or educational programs and activities Becci Menghini
University EO/Disability Coordinator
137 E Franklin St., Suite 404
CB# 9160
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-9160
919-966-3576
Sex discrimination in educational programs and activities Katie Nolan (interim)
Title IX Compliance Coordinator
137 E Franklin St., Suite 404
CB# 9160
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-9160
919-445-1577

The University’s Counseling and Psychological Services (919-966-3658) and the Ombuds Office (919-843-8204) are available to provide confidential assistance to students. The University’s Ombuds Office (919-843-8204) is also available to provide confidential assistance to faculty and staff. Employees may also seek help through the Employee Assistance Program (877-314-5841).

Inquiries concerning the application of non-discrimination laws may be referred to the University officials listed above or to the Office for Civil Rights, United States Department of Education. For further information about OCR and its jurisdiction, visit http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/index.html or call 1-800-421-3481.

If you need assistance in reviewing materials or have additional questions about this Policy, please contact the Equal Opportunity and Compliance Office (919-966-3576).

Document History

    • Effective Date: October 2005
    • Last Revised Date: April 2016