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UNCW Faculty Senate calls for Governor McCrory to repeal House Bill 2

UNCW Faculty Senate votes Tuesday to adopt a resolution calling on Governor Pat McCrory and the N.C. General Assembly to repeal N.C. House Bill 2 (Source: UNCW) UNCW Faculty Senate votes Tuesday to adopt a resolution calling on Governor Pat McCrory and the N.C. General Assembly to repeal N.C. House Bill 2 (Source: UNCW)
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The UNCW Faculty Senate is officially asking the N.C. General Assembly and Governor Pat Mccrory to repeal North Carolina's House Bill 2.

The group of faculty members voted unanimously to issue the following resolution:

Whereas, Fair and impartial treatment of students, faculty, staff, and the broader community in all terms and conditions of their interactions is fundamental to the University’s ongoing efforts to increase access to and inclusion in a community that nurtures learning and growth for all, and


Whereas, The UNC Code recognizes that discrimination against students, staff, and faculty on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status compromises the public mission of the University, and


Whereas, The UNCW Commitment to Equal Opportunity statement affirms that UNCW is committed to and will provide equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, gender, gender identity, sex, age, color, national origin, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, political affiliation, or veteran status, and


Whereas, Federal law including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in any educational program or activity that receives federal funding, and


Whereas, The Office for Civil Rights of the United States Department of Education has provided educational institutions with guidance documents clarifying that Title IX’s sex discrimination prohibition extends to claims of discrimination based on gender identity or failure to conform to stereotypical notions of masculinity or femininity.


Resolved, The UNCW Faculty Senate finds that the provisions of N.C. Sess. Laws 2016-3 are injurious to the mission of the University to increase access to and inclusion in its community, and that these provisions are specifically discriminatory to transgender students, staff, and faculty.


Resolved, The UNCW Faculty Senate in accordance with UNC Faculty Assembly Resolution 2016-1 urges the UNC General Administration and the UNC Board of Governors to uphold the non-discrimination provisions of the UNC Code as necessary for compliance with federal law.


Resolved, The UNCW Faculty Senate urges the North Carolina General Assembly and the Governor of North Carolina to repeal N.C. Sess. Laws 2016-3.

UNCW Chancellor Zito Sartarelli issued a statement March 30 on the university's position on N.C. House Bill 2.

In the note to campus Sartarelli stated that the school is waiting on guidance from the General Administration and hesitated to comment on the topic before they had the complete picture.

Sartarelli asks students that if they feel they have been treated in a way that is inconsistent with any university policy, that they reach out to Human Resources or to the Dean of Students.

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