Elon statement regarding NC legislative action

Elon University has received several questions and expressions of concern regarding this week’s action by the North Carolina legislature prohibiting local government non-discrimination laws.   

In response, we wish to reaffirm that Elon remains committed to inclusion and equal protection for all people. Elon does not discriminate based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The new law does not apply to private institutions and will not impact Elon’s policies and practices. We wish to provide a safe and welcoming learning environment for every member of our community. Elon’s non-discrimination statement can be found at: http://elon.smartcatalog.co/en/2015-2016/Student-Handbook/Campus-Services-and-Resources/Equal-Opportunity-and-Statement-of-Non-Discrimination

In regard to the use of restrooms, we reaffirm our position that individuals should use facilities in which they feel most comfortable and align with their gender identity. To support the needs of our community, Elon maintains a list of more than 90 single-occupancy universal bathrooms on campus that protect the privacy of the users. A list can be found online at: