Initially approved: September 26, 1975
Revised: October 28, 1975
Revised: July 1, 1976
Revised: June 1, 1999
Revised: July 31, 2007
Revised: August 10, 2009
Revised: November 13, 2012
Revised as interim policy: March 6, 2015
Approved by Executive Council: March 16, 2015
Policy Topic: Governance & Administration
Administering Office: Chancellor’s Office
I. POLICY STATEMENT
Western Carolina University (the "University") is committed to the principle that admission to, employment by, and promotion in the University should be based on merit. The University prohibits unlawful discrimination based on arbitrary considerations of such characteristics as race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, and veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program.
II. SCOPE AND APPLICATION OF POLICY
This policy applies to all university students, faculty and staff, trustees and officers,
agents, and contractors.
III. COMPLAINTS OF UNLAWFUL DISCRIMINATION
Complaints of unlawful discrimination shall be investigated and resolved in accordance with the policy and procedures set forth in University Policy #53, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, and Other Unlawful Discrimination.
IV. POLICY REVIEW
This policy shall be reviewed and revised as necessary every four (4) years.
V. RELATED POLICIES AND RESOURCES
University Policy #53, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, and Other Unlawful Discrimination