In administering its affairs, the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics is committed to equality of opportunity. It is the policy of the School to be fair and impartial in all its relations with its students, employees and applicants for employment and to not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, genetic information, age or veteran status. NCSSM actively promotes a diverse environment through recruitment of qualified students and employees with a variety of backgrounds and special talents. NCSSM supports the protections available to members of its community under all applicable federal and state laws prohibiting unlawful discrimination. This nondiscrimination commitment covers admissions, employment practices, educational programs, and other School-sponsored programs and projects to the extent permitted by federal or state policy and regulations. All members of the School community are expected to assist in making this commitment valid in fact. If there are questions or grievances regarding these provisions, students should contact the Vice Chancellor for Student Life, and employees or applicants should contact the Director of Human Resources or General Counsel.