Dear UNC-Chapel Hill Community,
We are so excited to begin a new academic year here at Carolina.
We write today to share important information about University policies that exist to foster an environment free from discrimination and harassment based on protected status, including sexual assault, sexual violence, sexual exploitation, interpersonal violence, stalking, and retaliation. It is incumbent on every member of our community to uphold these policies such that opportunities to learn, work and thrive at the University remain possible for everyone. We are including the University’s full Non-Discrimination Policy Statement below.
Visit the Equal Opportunity and Compliance Office’s (EOC) website to learn more about this Statement and relevant University policies and procedures, including the Policy on Prohibited Discrimination, Harassment and Related Misconduct and the Policy on Prohibited Sexual Harassment Under Title IX. This website also includes contact information for available reporting options such as the EOC’s Director of Report and Response, Rebecca Gibson; the EOC online reporting form; and UNC Police. The Safe at UNC website has information about confidential resources such as Campus Health Services, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), the Employee Assistance Program, the University’s Gender Violence Services Coordinators, and the University Ombuds Office.
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.
Title IX Statement: As required by federal law, the University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs or activities, in admission, or in employment. Information about the University’s procedures for addressing discrimination on the basis of sex is available in the University’s Policy on Prohibited Sexual Harassment Under Title IX and in the University’s Policy on Prohibited Discrimination, Harassment and Related Misconduct. Any person may report sex discrimination, including sexual harassment, in person, by mail, by telephone, or by e-mail to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, Elizabeth Hall, at the information below. Inquiries about the application of Title IX may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator or to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Statement: As required by federal law, the University is committed to equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities and does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its educational programs or activities, in admission, or in employment. Information about the University’s procedures for providing accommodations to individuals with disabilities is available in the University’s Policy on ADA Reasonable Accommodations for Employees, Applicants and Visitors and in the Student and Applicant Accommodations Policy. Information about the University’s procedures for addressing discrimination on the basis of disability is available in the University’s Policy on Prohibited Discrimination, Harassment and Related Misconduct. Any person may report disability discrimination or concerns about accessibility by contacting the University’s Director of Equal Opportunity/ADA Coordinator, Tiffany Bailey, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to working together to uphold our community values of equity, inclusion, and safety.
Vice Chancellor for Human Resources and Equal Opportunity and Compliance
Associate Vice Chancellor for Equal Opportunity and Compliance
Title IX Coordinator
214 W. Cameron Ave., 2nd Floor
Chapel Hill, NC 27599