College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences

Civil Rights Compliance

N.C. Cooperative Extension is committed to diversity, equal opportunity and non-discrimination. This commitment extends across all 101 Extension Centers and includes providing open and inclusive access to every North Carolinian seeking to participate in our programs and activities.

This site is for all Extension employees and provides a collection of policies, procedures and training relative to equal access/equal opportunity, affirmative action, complaint processing and resolution related to our civil rights obligations as recipients of federal grant funding.

Complaint Procedures

Our office is responsible for ensuring the prompt, thorough, and fair investigation of complaints of discrimination or harassment based on a protected status and sexual misconduct.

Investigations of discrimination or harassment based on a protected status are conducted according to the requirements of University Policy 209 and when warranted, we ensure that appropriate corrective and disciplinary action is taken as a result of a policy violation. Investigations of violations of sexual misconduct are conducted according to the requirements of University Policy 207, and when warranted, we ensure that appropriate corrective and disciplinary action is taken as a result of a policy violation. If you feel you have experienced discrimination or harassment based on a protected status or experienced prohibited sexual misconduct, please complete the Complaint Form, or contact the Office of Title IX

For additional information and resources on N.C. Cooperative Extensions complaint process, you may visit the N.C. Cooperative Extension website.