Prohibited Discrimination, Harassment and Related Misconduct Including Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment, Sexual Violence, Interpersonal Violence, and Stalking
The Department of Nutrition reminds you that:
The University’s Policy on Prohibited Discrimination, Harassment and Related Misconduct Including Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment, Sexual Violence, Interpersonal Violence, and Stalking
Following is a Summary of the policy linked above:
The University’s Policy on Prohibited Discrimination, Harassment and Related Misconduct prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment based on protected status: age, color, creed, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. It expressly, therefore, also prohibits sexual violence and sexual exploitation, which by definition involve conduct of a sexual nature and are prohibited forms of sexual or gender-based harassment. This policy further prohibits stalking and interpersonal violence, which need not be based on an individual’s protected status. Finally, this policy prohibits complicity for knowingly assisting in an act that violates this policy and retaliation against an individual because of their good faith participation in the reporting, investigation, or adjudication of violations of this policy.
For more information about the policy and procedures, visit sexualassaultanddiscriminationpolicy.unc.edu or contact the Equal Opportunity and Compliance Office.
Equal Opportunity and Compliance Office
100 East Franklin Street, Unit 110
Campus Box 9160
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-9160
Telephone: (919) 966-3576
Fax: (919) 962-2562
Policy Statement on Nondiscrimination
The University is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our community and to ensuring that educational and employment decisions are based on individuals’ abilities and qualifications. Consistent with this principle and applicable laws, it is therefore the University’s policy not to discriminate in offering access to its educational programs and activities or with respect to employment terms and conditions on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, genetic information, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Such a policy ensures that only relevant factors are considered and that equitable and consistent standards of conduct and performance are applied.
Resources for Information and Assistance
Individuals are encouraged to report incidents of prohibited conduct to the Equal Opportunity and Compliance Office, the Title IX Compliance Coordinator, the Student Complaint/Deputy Title IX Coordinator, the Office of the Dean of Students, or the UNC Department of Public Safety. As an alternative, an individual can also seek confidential assistance that does not involve notice to the University. If the conduct you have experienced is sexual violence or other criminal activity, including interpersonal (relationship) violence or stalking, you are also encouraged to report the incident to local law enforcement. Visit sexualassaultanddiscriminationpolicy.unc.edu for a comprehensive list of support and reporting options.
UNC Department of Public Safety
Equal Opportunity and Compliance Office
Title IX Compliance Coordinator
Deputy Title IX Coordinator/Student Complaint Coordinator
Campus Health Services
UNC Hospital Emergency Room
Counseling and Psychological Services
University Ombuds Office
Orange County Rape Crisis Center
Gender Violence Services Coordinator
According to a system-wide policy adopted by the University of North Carolina Board of Governors in 1996, it is misconduct, subject to disciplinary action, for a University employee, incident to any instructional, research, administrative, or other University employment responsibility or authority, to evaluate or supervise any enrolled student of the institution with whom he or she has an amorous relationship or to whom he or she is related by blood, law, or marriage. It is misconduct, subject to disciplinary action, for a University employee to engage in sexual activity with any enrolled student of the institution, other than his or her spouse, who is a minor below the age of 18 years. Friendships or mentoring relationships between faculty or instructional staff and students are not proscribed by this policy. Nor is it the intent of this policy that such nonamorous relationships be discouraged or limited in any way. Copies of the full text of this policy are available from each student’s dean, director, or department chair, the Office of the Dean of Students, the Office of Human Resources, the Office of the University Counsel, or the Equal Opportunity/ADA Officer. The text of this policy is available on the Web at policies.unc.edu/policy-category/university (click on “Improper Relationships between Students and Employees”).