East Carolina University is committed to equality of opportunity and does not discriminate against applicants, students, employees, or visitors based on race, color, creed, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information, or disability.
East Carolina University supports the protections available to members of its community under all applicable federal laws, including Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Section 799A and 845 of the Public Health Service Act; the Equal Pay Act 1963, as amended; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, as amended; the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended; the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978; the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1988; the Vietnam Era Veteran’s Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974; the Civil Rights Act of 1991; the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended; Title II of the Genetic Information Non-discrimination Act of 2008; Executive Order 11246 of 1965, as amended; the N.C. General Statutes Section 126-16, as amended and other applicable federal and state laws.
In compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, accommodations of the disabled extend to student programs, employment practices, elimination of physical barriers, and special assistance to disabled students and employees within the University.
This nondiscrimination policy covers admission, readmission, access to, treatment and employment in University programs and activities. This includes, but is not limited to academic admissions, financial aid, any services, and employment.
In addition to nondiscrimination, University policy also prohibits improper and amorous relationships that may create a conflict of interest. This is specifically prohibited in the Policy of the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina Concerning Improper Relationships Between Students and Employees, which prohibits the following conduct: (1) 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; and (2) 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. A similar conflict of interest statement is included in the University’s Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Conflicts of Interest Policies and Procedures of East Carolina University, which prohibits the following conduct with respect to employees and their supervisors: It is against the policies of East Carolina University for any employee of the University to engage in consensual amorous relationships with students or other University employees whom the employee is or will be supervising or evaluating.
Any act by a University employee or student of reprisal, interference, restraint, penalty, discrimination, coercion, retaliation, or harassment against an employee or student for using the applicable policies responsibly interferes with free expression and openness and violates University policy. Accordingly, members of the University community are prohibited from acts of reprisal and/or retaliation against those who file complaints, are involved as witnesses, or otherwise try to responsibly use University policies.
Any student who has an issue or concern in regard to his or her rights under Title IX may inquire first with the Dean of Students Office. Any member of the University community desiring information or having a complaint or grievance in regard to prohibited harassment or discrimination as outlined in the provisions above should contact the Office for Equity and Diversity, Mail Stop 104, Suite G-406 Old Cafeteria Complex, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858-4353. Telephone 252-328-6804. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information about these provisions and other protected-class related harassment and discrimination policies may be found on the Office for Equity and Diversity website at: www.ecu.edu/oed.