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About Title IX

Introduction:  What is Title IX?

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities, which receive Federal financial assistance. Title IX states that:

No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.(http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/tix_dis.html)

Cape Fear Community College is required to comply with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.  The Office of Civil Rights of the Department of Education considers sexual misconduct (including sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexual assault, and intimate partner violence) to be a form of sexual discrimination and requires the college to take immediate and effective steps to respond to sexual misconduct.

Sexual harassment and sexual violence are forms of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX, as outlined in the U.S. Department of Education – Dear Colleague Letter, 2011. Title IX also prohibits retaliation against people for making or participating in complaints of sex discrimination, see U.S. Department of Education – Dear Colleague Letter, 2011.

 Statement of Non-Discrimination:

Cape Fear Community College, its faculty and staff, and the Board of Trustees are fully committed to the principles and practice of equal employment and  educational opportunities. The College does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees in any programs and activities provided on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation or any other protected status as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and any other applicable statutes and CFCC policies. This statement applies to all students and employees at Cape Fear Community College.

The Dean of Student Affairs at CFCC serves as the College’s Title IX Coordinator and has primary responsibility for coordinating the College’s efforts to comply with and carry out its responsibilities under Title IX, which prohibits sex discrimination in all the operations of this College, as well as retaliation for the purpose of interfering with any right or privilege secured by Title IX.  Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX may be referred to CFCC’s Title IX Coordinator or to the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.  CFCC’s Title IX Coordinator is Robert McGee, whose office is located at the downtown Wilmington Campus, Union Station Building, Room U-146.  This office can be contacted by phone at 910-362-7191 or by email at rmcgee@cfcc.edu.

In addition, the following CFCC employees are available to assist with non-disability related complaints or inquiries as follows:

Contact resources for faculty, staff and applicants for employment:

  • Elaine Doell, Chief HR Officer
  • Phone:  (910) 362-7027
  • E:Mail: edoell@cfcc.edu
  • Daniel Wilcox, Campus Police Chief
  • Phone: (910) 362-7676
  • E-Mail:  dwilcox@cfcc.edu

Contact resources for students and applicants for admission:

  • Robert H. McGee, Jr., Dean of Student Affairs
  • Title IX Coordinator
  • Phone:  (910) 362-7191
  • E-Mail: rmcgee@cfcc.edu
  • Daniel Wilcox, Campus Police Chief
  • Phone:  (910) 362-7676
  • E:Mail:  dwilcox@cfcc.edu
  • Patrick Pitman, Interim VP for Student Services
  • Phone:  (910) 362-7040
  • E-Mail: ppittman@cfcc.edu
  • Lewis Stroud, Director of Student Services – North Campus
  • Phone:  (910) 362-7754
  • E-Mail:  lstroud@cfcc.edu

The following CFCC employees are available to assist employees with disability related complaints or inquiries as follows:

  • Elaine Doell, Chief HR Officer
  • Phone:  (910) 362-7027
  • E-Mail: edoell@cfcc.edu

The following CFCC employees are available to assist students with disability related complaints or inquiries as follows:

  • Robert H. McGee, Jr., Dean of Student Affairs
  • Phone:  (910) 362-7191
  • E-Mail: rmcgee@cfcc.edu

More information about Title IX is also available on the U.S. Department of Education website.



Wilmington Campus
411 North Front Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 362-7000

North Campus
4500 Blue Clay Road
Castle Hayne, NC 28429
(910) 362-7700

Burgaw Center
100 East Industrial Drive
Burgaw, NC 28425
(910) 362-7900

Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday: 8:00am to 5:00pm

Accessibility Services

Cape Fear Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, political affiliation or age.