LGBTQIA Faculty/Staff Resources

Syllabus Statement

A great way to emphasize and support the Queer community is to list specific on campus offices, like the Mohin-Scholz LGBTQIA Resource Center, that students may be unaware of but are interested in becoming involved or finding support. Likewise, making statements about non-discrimination polices within the classroom, and acknowledging that harmful language and acts are unacceptable, is important for LGBTQIA+ identifying students to feel safe, heard, and seen within the classroom and potentially provides the opportunity for them to be comfortable sharing their identities with those involved in the course.


UNCW Diversity and Inclusion Statements

  • UNCW Discrimination Policy

    Discrimination constitutes any unlawful distinction, preference, or detriment to an individual as compared to others that is based on one of the characteristics protected by federal law, state law or university policy, as listed in Policy 02.230 Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action. Those protected characteristics include race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs.

  • Seahawk Respect Compact

    In the pursuit of excellence, UNC Wilmington actively fosters, encourages, and promotes inclusiveness, mutual respect, acceptance, and open-mindedness among students, faculty, staff and the broader community.

    ~ We affirm the dignity of all persons.

    ~ We promote the right of every person to participate in the free exchange of thoughts and opinions within a climate of civility and mutual respect.

    ~ We strive for openness and mutual understanding to learn from differences in people, ideas and opinions

    ~ We foster an environment of respect for each individual, even where differences exist, by eliminating prejudice and discrimination through education and interaction with others.

    Therefore, we expect members of the campus community to honor these principles as fundamental to our ongoing efforts to increase access to and inclusion in a community that nurtures learning and growth for all. 

  • Statement Regarding Violence and Harassment

    UNCW practices a zero tolerance policy for any kind of violent or harassing behavior. Students who experience an emergency of this type should contact the police at 911 or UNCW CARE at 910-962-2273. Resources for students concerned with a violent or harassing situation can be located at the UNCW Crisis Resources page ( Students should be aware that all university employees, including instructors, are obligated to communicate any report of alleged sexual misconduct, on or off-campus, to the Dean of Students. Three university entities are confidential resources exempt from this obligation. They are CARE, the Counseling Center, and the Abrons Student Health Center


Other Syllabus Statement Examples

  • In this classroom, we respect and understand that all people are welcome here. We have a no tolerance policy for discrimination of any kind. Everyone has a right to be here without regard to race, color, religion, language, pregnancy, ancestry, age, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, mental or physical disability, genetic information, marital or veteran status. Discrimination includes all derogatory, inappropriate, and negative incidents including, but not limited to, words and actions based in personal biases related to race, color, gender, gender identity, national origin/ancestry, citizenship, religion, age, maternity, marital status, indigenous status, social origin, disability, sexual orientation, membership in organizations, and political affiliation. (CVS compilation)

  • “The [Institution Name] is committed to diversity and to equal opportunity employment. [Institution Name] does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, height, weight, physical or mental ability (including HIV status), veteran status, military obligations, or marital status. This policy applies to hiring, internal promotions, training, opportunities for advancement, and terminations and applies to all [Institution Name] employees, volunteers, members, clients, and contractors.” (

  • "The University shall actively promote equal opportunity policies and practices conforming to laws against discrimination. The University is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information and veteran status." (UFL)