Prohibited Discrimination, Harassment and Related Misconduct Including Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment, Sexual Violence, Interpersonal Violence, and Stalking

The University’s Policy on Prohibited Discrimination, Harassment and Related Misconduct Including Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment, Sexual Violence, Interpersonal Violence, and Stalking

Summary of the University’s Policy on Prohibited Discrimination, Harassment and Related Misconduct Including Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment, Sexual Violence, Interpersonal Violence, and Stalking

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
eoc@unc.edu

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.

Reporting Options

UNC Department of Public Safety
www.dps.unc.edu
(919) 962-8100

Equal Opportunity and Compliance Office
eoc.unc.edu
100 East Franklin Street, Unit 110
(919) 966-3576

Title IX Compliance Coordinator
Howard Kallem
100 East Franklin St., Unit 110
(919) 445-1577
howard.kallem@unc.edu

Deputy Title IX Coordinator/Student Complaint Coordinator
Ew Quimbaya-Winship
1125 Student and Academic Services Building
(919) 843-3878
eqw@unc.edu

The Office of the Dean of Students
deanofstudents.unc.edu
1106 Student and Academic Services Building North
(919) 966-4042
dos@unc.edu

Confidential Resources

Campus Health Services
campushealth.unc.edu
(919) 966-3650
After hours: (919) 966-2281

UNC Hospital Emergency Room
www.med.unc.edu/emergmed
(919) 966-4721

Counseling and Psychological Services
campushealth.unc.edu/caps
(919) 966-3658

University Ombuds Office
www.ombuds.unc.edu
(919) 843-8204

Orange County Rape Crisis Center
www.ocrcc.org
(919) 968-4647; 1-866-WE-LISTEN (1-866-935-4783)

Gender Violence Services Coordinator
Cassidy Johnson
(919) 962-1343
cassidyjohnson@unc.edu

Amorous Relationships

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”).