Equal Employment Opportunity

North Carolina State University is dedicated to equality of opportunity and supports protection available to applicants, employees, and students under federal law. Accordingly, the university does not practice or condone discrimination in any form. The university is committed to securing equal opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran

Discrimination affecting any employee, prospective employee, or student is prohibited, and employment practices are designed to prevent discrimination. The principle of equal employment opportunity applies to all aspects of the employment relationship, including

  • Consideration for employment
  • Job placement and assignment of responsibilities
  • Evaluation of performance
  • Promotion
  • Training and other professional development opportunities
  • Application of personnel rules and regulations
  • Access to facilities
  • Layoff, discipline, and termination

All employees are expected to support the principle of, and contribute to the realization of, equal employment opportunity. Employees with responsibilities and authority in personnel-related matters who fail or refuse to subscribe to the principle of equal employment opportunity will be subject to appropriate internal action, including disciplinary action

Affirmative Action

The university maintains an Affirmative Action Plan prepared in accordance with Executive Order 11246 and the Consent Decree.

Where significant evidence indicates that members of a particular class of employees have been underutilized, specific goals and timetables are established to remedy under representation.

A separate Affirmative Action Plan reaffirms nondiscrimination in the employment of the disabled, Vietnam-era veterans, and disabled veterans. The University will not eliminate an otherwise qualified applicant or employee from consideration on the basis of disability and will provide accommodation when reasonable. Further, the university will actively recruit employees from organizations that provide services to the disabled, Vietnam-era veterans, and disabled veterans.