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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.

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.

Sharon Smith
Executive Director of Human Resources
910-362-7027
sharonsmith@cfcc.edu

Lynn Sylvia
Campus Safety Coordinator
910-362-7027
lsylvia@cfcc.edu

Contact resources for students and applicants for admission.

Robert McGee, Jr.
Dean of Student Affairs and Title IX Coordinator
910-362-7191
rmcgee@cfcc.edu

Lynn Sylvia
Campus Safety Coordinator
910-362-7027
lsylvia@cfcc.edu

Joanne Ceres
VP for Student Services and Enrollment Management
910-362-7040
jceres@cfcc.edu

Lewis Stroud
Senior Director North Campus & Off-Site Operations
910-362-7754
lstroud@cfcc.edu

Contact resources for employees with disability-related complaints or inquiries.

Sharon Smith
Executive Director of Human Resources
910-362-7027
sharonsmith@cfcc.edu

Contact resources for students with disability-related complaints or inquiries

Robert McGee, Jr.
Dean of Student Affairs and Title IX Coordinator
910-362-7191
rmcgee@cfcc.edu

Disability Services
910-362-7800
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More information about Title IX is also available on the  U.S. Department of Education  website.