University Policy Statement on Non-Discrimination

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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 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 (214 W. Cameron Ave. Chapel Hill, NC 27599 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 Requirements

External Regulations and Consequences

  • Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008
  • Title IV of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972
  • Age Discrimination Act of 1975
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967
  • Rehabilitation Act of 1973
  • Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
  • Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Act of 1974
  • Equal Pay Act of 1963
  • Executive Order 11246
  • Executive Order 13672

University Policies, Standards, and Procedures

Contacts

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

Contact Information
Subject Contact
  • Discrimination in employment or educational programs and activities
  • Sex discrimination in educational programs and activities

Elizabeth Hall
Interim Associate Vice Chancellor / Title IX Coordinator / ADA Coordinator
214 W. Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
919-445-1297

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 (OCR), United States Department of Education. For further information about OCR and its jurisdiction, visit the OCR website 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: February 2018
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Article ID: 131717
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Vice Chancellor for Human Resources and Equal Opportunity and Compliance
Last Review
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04/01/2016 12:00 AM
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05/28/2021 1:12 PM
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10/01/2005 12:00 AM
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Equal Opportunity and Compliance