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Working with International Staff and Students


NC State is committed to maintaining a community which recognizes and values the inherent worth and dignity of every person; fosters tolerance, sensitivity, understanding, and mutual respect among its members; and encourages each individual to strive to reach his or her own potential. In pursuit of its goal of academic excellence, the university seeks to develop and nurture diversity. The university believes that diversity among its many members strengthens the institution, stimulates creativity, promotes the exchange of ideas, and enriches campus life.

However, due to federal law, there will be occasions when faculty, students, and scholars who are foreign persons must be excluded from access to certain items and technical data where their inclusion would violate export control regulations. If such a situation occurs, the Export Controls Office will work with the appropriate personnel and department to ensure reasonable controls are in place, often with the implementation of a Technology Control Plan.

Restricted from Access Examples

While uncommon, here are a few examples when foreign persons may be restricted from access:

  • Sponsored projects when the sponsor has control or approval rights for the release of project information or the publishing of research results.
  • Confidential or proprietary information of a technical nature provided under the protection of a non-disclosure agreement, confidentiality agreement or research project agreement
  • Access to controlled software
  • Access to controlled equipment