At Carolina, every member of our campus community is entitled to live, learn, and work in an environment that is inclusive and welcoming. If ever you find that certain events or experiences have unfairly affected your academic or professional success, we’re here to help. Here is a closer look at what we do.
The University has enacted non-discrimination policies to promote a positive and inclusive environment at UNC-Chapel Hill so that you can stay focused on some of the things that matter most – learning, working, building friendships, and growing professionally. EOC oversees these policies, which prohibit discrimination or harassment based on any protected status, sexual assault or sexual violence, interpersonal (relationship) violence, stalking, retaliation, and similar types of misconduct. EOC creates, implements, and enforces these policies on a day-to-day basis by sharing information about the policies, receiving reports of potential violations, coordinating measures that help protect safety and well-being, investigating reports, and managing hearings.
Education, Training, and Awareness
Each of us can help make Carolina feel safe and welcoming. EOC offers many programs, online and in person, that are full of useful tips and information about policies, resources, reporting options, and the types of conduct that are prohibited at UNC-Chapel Hill. You can do your part by signing up for a program, getting involved, being informed, and sharing the messages you learn.
Employees make sure that Carolina is fulfilling important teaching, research, and service responsibilities on a daily basis. They dedicate countless hours to making this institution what it is today by ensuring that the grounds are picturesque, protecting the safety and well-being of our campus community, and teaching some of the brightest minds of this generation. When reasonable accommodations are needed to help empower employees to excel in their positions, EOC can help. EOC staff members can meet with you to provide information about disability or religious accommodations, available modifications or changes, and the process for requesting these accommodations. If you are a student seeking disability accommodations, contact Accessibility, Resources and Services for more information.
Fair and Equitable Employment Opportunities
Every employment opportunity and decision should be based on two things – skill and ability. The University is 100 percent committed to making sure that employment decisions are based on these qualifications. EOC helps the University satisfy this commitment by monitoring employment waivers and providing search committee training. The office also develops an affirmative action plan to ensure that qualified applicants and employees are receiving an equal opportunity for recruitment, selection, and advancement at Carolina.