The Art Department is committed to the ideals of diversity and inclusion.  They are foundational to intellectual freedom and essential for achieving academic excellence.  Acknowledging that each of us has a role in creating and sustaining a departmental culture that supports academic excellence, we recommit ourselves:

  • To advance ideals of diversity and inclusion;
  • To foster a safe environment for all students, staff, and faculty, irrespective of differences of age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status;
  • To abide by federal laws and university policies of non-discrimination.

The university’s Policy Statement on Non-Discrimination states, “The University is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment and to ensuring that educational and employment decisions are based on individuals’ abilities and qualifications. Consistent with these principles and applicable laws, it is therefore the University’s policy not to discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status as consistent with the University’s Policy on Prohibited Discrimination, Harassment and Related Misconduct. No person, on the basis of protected status, shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to unlawful discrimination, harassment, or retaliation under any University program or activity, including with respect to employment terms and conditions. Such a policy ensures that only relevant factors are considered and that equitable and consistent standards of conduct and performance are applied.”  See http://policies.unc.edu/policies/nondiscrim/ for the full text.

For the Core Diversity Values of the University, see http://diversity.unc.edu/our-committment/carolinavalues/.  See http://diversity.unc.edu/ for additional documents and resources.

safe.unc.edu, SAFE at UNC, is the main portal for students, faculty, staff and visitors to obtain information about prevention and response efforts regarding discrimination, harassment, sexual assault or sexual violence, interpersonal violence, and stalking.

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