NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Discrimination, harassment and retaliation based on a person’s age (40 years or older), color, disability, genetic information, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation or veteran status is prohibited. All applicants, employees, students and other individuals who participate in university or university-sponsored programs or activities and/or who conduct university business, on- or off-campus, are provided protections under NC State Policy 04.25.05.
NC State Policy 04.25.05 defines discrimination as “unfavorable treatment of a person because of a person’s Protected Status which denies, limits or adversely impacts a term or condition of a person’s employment, education or participation in University programs or activities. Discrimination includes the denial of a request for a reasonable accommodation based upon disability or religion.”
NC State Policy 04.25.05 defines harassment as “any unwelcome conduct directed toward a person based on the person’s Protected Status that denies, limits or adversely impacts a term or condition of a person’s employment, education, or participation in University programs or activities; and either: (i) the submission to or rejection of such conduct is used as the basis for decisions affecting an individual’s employment, education, or participation in University programs or activities; or (ii) the conduct is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive to create an environment that a reasonable person would consider intimidating, threatening, or abusive.”
NC State Policy 04.25.05 defines protected activity as “filing a complaint that alleges a violation of this policy, participating as a witness or party in an investigation, proceeding, or hearing involving an alleged violation of this policy; or requesting a reasonable accommodation based on disability or religion.
If you feel you have experienced discrimination or harassment,
you may file a complaint with the Office for Equal Opportunity and Equity.
Individuals who feel they may have experienced discrimination or harassment may request a consultation with Equal Opportunity and Equity prior to filing a complaint. A consultation will include discussing university resources, accommodations and the complaint procedures available. Contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919.513.0574.
NC State responds to complaints of discrimination or harassment through two processes: formal or informal.
- Read NC State’s harassment and discrimination policies for additional information.
Harassment Complaint Resolution Procedures
If you feel you have experienced discrimination or harassment, you may:
- file a complaint with the Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity;
- review the harassment complaint resolution process and options.