Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination
NC State creates inclusive working and educational environments free from all forms of discrimination, harassment and retaliation. NC State recognizes and rewards individuals on the basis of relevant factors such as ability, merit and performance.
Title IX prohibits sex discrimination in all university programs, services and benefits. Sexual harassment is a form of discrimination. Sexual violence is the most egregious form of sexual harassment.
Drug Free Workplace and Campus
Illegal drugs endanger the health and safety of members of the NC State community and imperil the integrity of the pursuit of learning and working. The University is committed to education, counseling, rehabilitation and elimination of illegal drugs.
The Clery Act requires institutions of higher education that receive federal student aid funds, including NC State, to prepare, disclose and publish campus crime statistics, security policies and safety information communicated to students, faculty, staff and visitors.
The free and open exchange of ideas remains a hallmark of our university community. At NC State, we continually strive to foster free speech in an environment where members of our community can learn from one another and where all are treated with dignity and respect. We follow all federal and state laws and university policies with respect to free speech and the conduct of campus events.
Each member of the university community has the right to freely express his/her views on any subject, including advocacy for/against candidates for public office. However, in exercising these rights, the resources of the university cannot be used. Engagement in political activities by employees should be conducted independent of their employment and at times when such activity does not interfere with employment. If an employee seeks to be a candidate for office or seeks to serve in office, there are strict timelines and a petition to receive permission.
Misuse of State Property
University employees who have a suspicion, information or evidence of misuse of state property must report such information or evidence to University Police, Internal Audit or their immediate supervisor within three days.
Illegal Peer to Peer File Sharing
NC State protects the copyright of others and will discipline employees or students who are found to have illegally downloaded content and/or shared music, movies, videos, games and other online media.
Employee Excess Liability Insurance
If an employee is acting with the course and scope of his or her employment, the State’s excess liability insurance policy provides coverage for acts or omissions in the event the employee is sued individually.
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), a Federal law, and its corresponding regulations give students certain rights to privacy of their education records and rights of access to their education records.
Student Services Center – Consumer Information
The U.S. Department of Education requires schools to provide consumer information about educational programs and the school’s success. This information is intended to allow students and families to make good decisions as they select a college, ensuring that the university delivers on the services promised.
Voting in North Carolina
The North Carolina State Board of Elections (SBOE) has approved the use of NC State University’s student and employee identification cards for voting identification purposes. The SBOE requires the below information sheet to be provided to our students and employees. For more information on the qualifications to vote in North Carolina, photo identification requirements for voting, and voting options, see the below infosheet.
Register and Vote in Your State (U.S. Election Assistance Commission)
National Mail Voter Registration Form (U.S. Election Assistance Commission)
** Photo identification is currently not required. Following a trial in April 2021, a three-judge panel in the Holmes v. Moore case concluded that the voter photo ID law violated the North Carolina Constitution. The court’s decision, which was issued on Sept. 17, 2021, means that voters are not required to show photo ID in elections in North Carolina. Please check back for any updates. For more information visit the State Board of Elections website: www.ncsbe.gov.**
NC State is committed to protecting individuals who report concerns. Reporting suspected violations of law, policies, regulations or rules is a protected activity. Any adverse action (including intimidation, threats, or coercion) taken against an individual because the individual reported a concern constitutes retaliation and is strictly prohibited.