UNC-Chapel Hill is a world-class research university that serves the people of the State of North Carolina by attracting and retaining the very best faculty, staff, and students from around the state, the country, and the world. Non-discrimination is an extremely important part of our mission. The new law in North Carolina called HB2 does not require the University to change its nondiscrimination policies, and those policies remain in effect. UNC’s policy statement on non-discrimination, expressly states that it is our policy not to discriminate based on age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status. HB2 does not require us to change our non-discrimination policy and there is no enforcement provision in HB2 and the University will not create one. The geography faculty unanimously agrees that HB2 is discriminatory and support its repeal.