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As a Federal contractor, the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill has an obligation to comply with affirmative action regulations governing all levels of employment, including academic personnel practices. The University also has an obligation to comply with State and Federal laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of a “protected status” including an individual’s race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, genetic information, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

The Equal Opportunity/ADA Office:

  • has primary responsibility for developing, implementing, and executing policies and activities that arise from the University’s commitment to ensuring equitable treatment to all students and employees in regards to employment, Title IX, the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act, and other related state and federal laws and regulations.
  • oversees the University’s Policy on Prohibited Harassment, Including Sexual Misconduct, and Discrimination. The Office is available to assist any employee, student or member of the University community, who believes that he or she has been subjected to discrimination, harassment, or sexual misconduct in violation of this Policy, and wishes to file a complaint. The Office is also a resource to supervisors who have concerns about handling workplace behavior that may be a violation of this Policy, based on a “protected status.”
  • is an access and accommodation request resource for supervisors, applicants and employees with disabilities. Training is also offered to increase employee and supervisor awareness of the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act and their responsibilities concerning the University’s Reasonable Accommodations in Employment Policy.
  • provides instructor-led and online training on EEO laws and preventing employment discrimination, preventing unlawful harassment, Title IX awareness, and search committee training for faculty, supervisory and nonsupervisory employees.
  • evaluates, monitors and annually updates the University’s Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plans, gathers and analyzes workforce and personnel transaction data, sets hiring goals and objectives, and monitors the University’s progress with regard to affirmative action and outreach efforts. The Plan, which covers minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans, is available for review here.

Please contact the Equal Opportunity/ADA Office if you have any questions, concerns or suggestions.