Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)

General Statement

Equal Employment Opportunity as a concept, philosophy, principle and practice is an integral aspect of North Carolina State Government's personnel system. The provision of equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age or disability has long been recognized by state government as a social, legal and economic obligation involving all aspects of employment. 

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement

Elizabeth City State University is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all applicants for employment, faculty, staff and students regardless of race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, age, disabling condition or political affiliation, except where religion, sex or age are bona fide job related employment requirements. This is in keeping with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, the Equal Pay Act of 1963, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1968, as amended, Executive Order 11246 as amended, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1988, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, NC G. S. 126-16 as amended, and other State EEO and anti-discrimination laws or statutes.

Elizabeth City State University prohibits retaliatory action of any kind taken by any employee of Elizabeth City State University against any other employee or applicant for employment because that person made a charge, testified, assisted or participated in any manner in a hearing, proceeding or investigation of employment discrimination.

Elizabeth City State University will ensure that a results-oriented program is implemented to overcome the effects of past discrimination and to eliminate any artificial barriers to employment opportunities for all qualified individuals.

Elizabeth City State University has developed policies and programs, such as Unlawful Workplace Harassment Policy and Prevention Plan (200.1.4)Reasonable Accommodation Policy (200.1.19) Recruitment and Posting of Vacancies policy (200.1.30), in order to promote and achieve EEO and diversity. All other policies ensuring non-discriminatory practices by the university can be found in Sections 200, 300 and 900 of the ECSU Policy Manual.


Equal Opportunity, Diversity, And Inclusion Resources

UNC System Office -EEO

ECSU 2022 EEO Plan Approval Letter 

ECSU 2022 EEO Plan Pt 1

ECSU 2022 EEO Plan Pt 2


Purpose of the EEO Advisory and EEO Committee

The Employee Advisory and EEO Committee is composed of both managers and employees, with representatives selected from university divisions/departments.  The committee also includes members from each protected group (minorities, women, and persons with a disability) to increase sensitivity to EEO issues. 

2022-23 Committee Members

  • Shamica Long-Lane, ACV/CHRO
  • Tanisha Brumsey, EEO
  • Paula Gassaway
  • Kriste Salamon
  • Loretta Powers
  • Dennis Leary 
  • Sandra Powers
  • Walter Swan
  • Tommy McMasters
  • LaTaya Hilliard-Gray
  • Gina Knight
  • Lucretia Banks


Mandatory EEODF Training for Supervisors and Managers 

Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Fundamentals (EEODF) is a mandatory training for all Managers and Supervisors with state agencies, departments, University of North Carolina system universities and institutions within one year of hire, promotion, or appointment on or after July 1, 1991 per G.S. 126-16.1. Managers and Supervisors hired before July 1, 1991 are strongly encouraged to complete EEODF training. Human Resoruces will send notification each fiscal year  (July 1) to employees who are required to complete the  two part training. 

Equal Employment Opporunity and Diversity Fundamentals Policy

Campus EEO Office 

M.D. Thorpe Administration Building 

Human Resources Office, 2nd Floor Suite 220

Tanisha F. Brumsey , EEO Officer  252-335-3874  / tfbrumsey@ecsu.edu / hr@ecsu.edu