For any questions regarding accommodations for disability, pregnancy, or religion, please contact:
- EOC Accommodations Team
EOC Accommodations Process
On average, it takes 30 business days from the date the EOC receives all required documentation to complete a request. Below is a series of steps to guide an individual through the process of requesting an accommodation related to disability, pregnancy or religion. Note: For student accommodations related to disability, please contact Accessibility Resources & Service by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Policy on Accommodations
What you need to know about this Policy
“The University will provide Reasonable Accommodations to qualified Students, Employees, and Applicants based on Disability, Pregnancy and Related Medical Conditions, and Religious Beliefs and Practices, as required by state and federal law. The University will not provide accommodations that eliminate an Employee’s Essential Job Function(s); Fundamentally Alter academic or admissions standards or requirements essential to an academic program, activity, technical standard, or professional or licensing requirement; constitute an Undue Burden or Undue Hardship; or create a Direct Threat. Failure to implement an approved Reasonable Accommodation may constitute discrimination under the University’s Policy on Prohibited Discrimination, Harassment, and Related Misconduct. Retaliation for requesting or using Reasonable Accommodations is also prohibited under the Policy on Prohibited Discrimination, Harassment, and Related Misconduct.”
The Policy applies to:
- Disability accommodations to Employees, Applicants for employment, and visitors to campus;
- Religious accommodations to Employees, Students, and Applicants; and
- Pregnancy and Related Medical Condition accommodations to Employees, Students, and Applicants.
A disability is:
- A physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity,
- a record of such impairment,
- or being regarded as having such an impairment.
The above is a summary of information in the Policy. See the Policy for full definitions and descriptions.
Reasonable accommodations are:
A reasonable change to the work or academic environment, to an academic requirement, or to a University policy, procedure, or other requirement that allows a qualified employee to perform the essential functions of their position or allows a student to participate in their academic or extracurricular program.
Here are examples of reasonable accommodations that may be available:
- making the existing workplace accessible
- restructuring the employee’s job
- modifying the employee’s work schedule
- reassigning the employee to a vacant position
- buying equipment or devices
- changing training materials or policies
- providing readers or interpreters
- making a website or digital information accessible
- allowing leave as an accommodation
The University will not provide personal use items needed to accomplish daily activities (i.e. eyeglasses, hearing aids, prosthetic limbs, or a wheelchair).
The above is a summary of information in the Policy. Access the links below to read the full policies.
- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Policy on Accommodations
- University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill Procedure For Accommodations
The privacy of our employees is important. EOC will provide information about the request and accommodations only to those who have a need to know such information.
Resources, trainings, services, and events
EOC provides accommodation services, programs, trainings, information about helpful resources, and other University policies (i.e., Animals on Campus) that can help employees and others at the University. Learn more about Accommodations at UNC.