Discrimination, Harassment & Prohibited Conduct
To report potential or known unfair or discriminatory treatment of or systematic/continued unwanted behavior toward an individual based on age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
This category also includes reporting mechanisms for potential other forms of prohibited conduct. This includes sexual violence, workplace violence, interpersonal violence, stalking, intimidation, bullying, threats, physical attacks, property damage, and use of illegal substances or weapons.
CAROLINA ETHICS LINE
Carolina Ethics Line is a secure method through which to submit an anonymous report either online or by telephone. All reports submitted through Carolina Ethics Line will be given careful attention by appropriate UNC-Chapel Hill offices and officials. Anyone filing a report via Carolina Ethics Line should retain the report key and password and return to the website within 10 working days to check for comments or follow-up questions.
Report to the Carolina Ethics Line.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND COMPLIANCE OFFICE
Students, employees, applicants and visitors may access the reporting form on the EOC website, which contains specific instructions and information about reporting in addition to contact information for the Equal Opportunity and Compliance Office. You may access the form here.
Equal Opportunity and Compliance Office
137 E. Franklin St., Suite 404
Campus Box 9160
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Report a concern to the Equal Opportunity and Compliance Office.
OFFICE OF THE DEAN OF STUDENTS
The Office of the Dean of Students helps administer the Student Grievance Policy and Procedures. We encourage any student who feels that they have been harassed or discriminated due to a protected status to meet with the Office of the Dean of Students and formally report their concerns.
Office of the Dean of Students
Student and Academic Services Building (SASB) North
450 Ridge Road, Suite 1106, Campus Box 5100
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Report a concern to the Office of the Dean of Students.
OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES
The Office of Human Resources (OHR) is the University central office responsible for delivering a wide range of human resources programs and services to SHRA staff and EHRA Non-Faculty employees. In particular, OHR’s Employee & Management Relations unit provides guidance and resources associated with facilitated conversations for addressing workplace issues; SHRA and EHRA Non-Faculty disciplinary processes and grievance policies; and the University’s Violence in the Workplace policy.
104 Airport Drive
Campus Box 1045
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Workplace Violence Reporting
- Workplace violence should be reported to either UNC Public Safety or Employee & Management Relations (E&MR) in the Office of Human Resources, depending on the circumstances. Access the Workplace Violence Reporting Form and additional information here.
- Violence currently in progress or immediate threats of violence should be reported to UNC Public Safety (dial 911) for emergency response coordination. The reporting party should then report the threat to Employee & Management Relations.
- Potential threats of violence should be immediately reported to Employee & Management Relations at 919-843-3444.
An Employee & Management Relations Consultant is assigned to work with each campus department. To find your E&MR Consultant, go to HR Connect.
OFFICE OF FACULTY GOVERNANCE
The Office provides administrative support for the Faculty Council, the Chair of the Faculty, the Secretary of the Faculty, and many of the standing committees of the General Faculty. This work is guided by the policies and procedures outlined in the Faculty Code of University Government, which outlines a system of representative participation by the university’s faculty in decision-making about key academic matters at the heart of the university’s work and mission.
Office of Faculty Governance
200-204 Carr Building
230 E. Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-9170
Faculty Hearings Committee
The Faculty Hearings Committee conducts hearings and makes recommendations on decisions to suspend, demote, or discharge a faculty member for cause and decisions not to reappoint a non-tenured tenure-track faculty member on the grounds of misconduct, incompetence of neglect of duties. Questions regarding the committee’s work should be directed to the chair. Read more information here.
Faculty Grievance Committee
The Faculty Governance Committee is composed of faculty of all ranks to handle any grievance not within the jurisdiction of the Hearings Committee. Grievances typically involve alleged failure to follow established internal University, school, or departmental policies, unfavorable evaluations, and non-promotion to full professor. This committee also handles all grievances of librarians, including non-reappointment. Questions regarding potential grievances should be directed to the chair of the committee. Read more information here.
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Center works to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment for UNC-Chapel Hill community members of all sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions. Complete the Harassment or Assault Report Form if you have experienced threats, discrimination, or harassment due to your sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. You can access the form here.
Student Academic Services Building (North), Suite 3226
450 Ridge Rd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
OFFICE OF POSTDOCTORAL AFFAIRS
A Formal Grievance Process is available to Postdocs for the fair, orderly and prompt resolution of work-related disputes alleging that actions taken by management have violated University policies. More information about this process can be accessed here.
Office of Postdoctoral Affairs
Suite 308 Bynum Hall
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-4100
CAROLINA WOMEN’S CENTER: GENDER VIOLENCE SERVICES
The Gender Violence Coordinator is a confidential advocate to all students, faculty, and staff who have experienced, or are experiencing, interpersonal violence and gender-based violence either before or during their time at UNC-Chapel Hill. This service offers emotional support; answers questions about reporting options with the University or police; provides assistance in navigating through the reporting process; and links to other support options at UNC-Chapel Hill and in the community. Read More Information here.
Gender Violence Coordinator
Drop in hours (can walk in with no appointment):
- Mondays 1-4pm, 173 Koury Residence Hall
- Thursdays 3-5pm, LGBTQ Center
OFFICE OF STUDENT CONDUCT
Any person may report suspected misconduct by a UNC-Chapel Hill student to the Honor System using this online reporting system. A report can be made about an academic or conduct violation.
Instructors must report the suspected violation to the Honor System and should not address the suspected violation independently. Those who experience trouble using the online form may submit written reports concerning potential Honor Code violations, along with relevant supporting materials, to the Office of Student Conduct.
Office of Student Conduct
SASB North Suite 1125
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-5000
Report to the Office of Student Conduct.
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY SILENT WITNESS
A victim of a crime who does not want to pursue action within the University system or the criminal justice system may still want to consider making a confidential report. With the victim’s permission, a UNC-Chapel Hill Department of Public Safety officer can file a report on the details of the incident without revealing the victim’s identity. Read more about this reporting option.