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 protected status as race; color; religion (including belief and non-belief); sex, including but not limited to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical condition, parenting, and sexual harassment; sexual orientation; actual or perceived gender identity; age; national origin; disability; veteran status; or genetic information.
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 based on a person’s Protected Status that creates a situation where: enduring the offensive conduct becomes a condition of employment or of participation in a University program or activity; or the conduct is sufficiently severe or pervasive to create an environment that a reasonable person would consider intimidating, hostile, 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 report with 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, supportive measures, and the complaint procedures available. Supportive measures which can (but are not limited to): “no contact” orders, relocation in University Housing, and adjustments to class schedules. Contact our office at email@example.com or 919.513.0574.
NC State responds to complaints of discrimination or harassment through two processes: formal investigation or facilitated resolution.
- Read NC State’s harassment and discrimination policies for additional information.
Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Resolution Procedures
If you feel you have experienced discrimination or harassment, you may:
- file a report with the Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity;
- review the discrimination, harassment and retaliation resolution process and options.