There are a growing number of departments and colleges at UNC-Chapel Hill that have taken a stand against HB2. Their statements affirm the value of all staff and students, note that they stand by UNC’s non-discrimination policy that includes gender identity and sexual orientation. Many call for the repeal of HB2. Below are those statements available now. More will be added as they become available.
UNC-CH Women’s & Gender Studies Department
UNC School of Law:
UNC School of Government
UNC-CH Gillings School of Global Public Health
UNC-CH Department of Classics
The Department of Classics states in the strongest terms our commitment to inclusivity and our determination to continue providing a welcoming and inclusive environment to all. We do not discriminate on any grounds, including those of sexual orientation and gender identity.
We further point out that Federal Title IX regulations prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. The University’s own published policies ban discrimination and harassment based on "age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.”
All members and guests of the Department should be aware that North Carolina’s new law (commonly referred to as HB2) applies only to multi-stall restrooms labeled either Men or Women, in state-owned buildings. Single-person and gender-neutral restrooms may be used by anybody, with no restrictions on sex or gender. Murphey Hall contains such a facility (Room 3), in its basement floor, which may be reached either by the staircases at the Polk Place end of the main hall or by the elevator.
University policies: http://sexualassaultanddiscriminationpolicy.unc.edu/about/our-policy/.
Gender-neutral restrooms on campus: https://lgbtq.unc.edu/resources/resource/resource-guidesgender-non-specific-bathrooms-campus).
Harassment because of gender, gender identity, sexuality, or sexual orientation may be reported to the LGBTQ Center (919-843-5376; https://lgbtq.unc.edu/programs-services/report-harassment) or to the University:
—Dean of Students (919-966-4042).
—Safe at UNC (http://safe.unc.edu/file-a-report/).
—Equal Opportunity and Compliance Office (919-966-3576:
—Title IX Compliance Coordinator (919-445-1577; see also
James B. Rives, Chair, Department of Classics
Sharon L. James, Diversity Liaison, Department of Classics
Emily Baragwanath, Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Classics
Robert Babcock, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Classics