Policy Statement on Non-Discrimination
This policy states the University’s commitment to providing an equitable, inclusive, and safe environment for the campus community. Use it on materials to help us gain widespread awareness of the expectations of all students, faculty, and staff.Access the Policy Statement on Non-Discrimination
What You Need to Know About this Policy:
What it’s about:
The Policy Statement on Non-Discrimination emphasizes the importance of an inclusive and welcoming campus community. It also lets the University community know about the types of protected statuses and establishes that discrimination, harassment, and retaliation are not tolerated. By using it on materials, we can increase awareness across campus of the expectations of our students, faculty, and staff.
The official 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.”
When to use the statement:
- On educational materials (e.g., course syllabi, websites, brochures, applications)
- On employment materials (e.g., employment materials, job postings, forms, announcements)
How to use the statement on educational materials:
Instructors and staff can use this shortened form of the official statement above:
“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.
How to use the statement on employment materials:
Managers, human resources staff, and other personnel can use this shortened form of the official statement above:
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.
Where to go for questions:
- For questions about discrimination based on any protected status or retaliation, contact Becci Menghini, senior associate vice chancellor, Workforce Strategy, Equity, and Engagement, at (919) 843-0594 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- For questions specifically about sex discrimination or retaliation, contact Katie Nolan, Title IX compliance coordinator, EOC, at (919) 445-1577 or email@example.com.
How to report discrimination or harassment based on protected status or retaliation: