The mission of the Office of Student Affairs (OSA) is to offer a student centered, holistic approach to overall student development and empower the Cape Fear Community College (CFCC) student to develop competencies which will ensure academic success and ultimately serve long term educational and career aspirations.
At CFCC we encourage all students to achieve their personal and educational goals. OSA supports students in resolving educational, personal, and other concerns that affect the quality of education here at CFCC. As student advocates, we strive to promote a holistic learning experience that is safe and supportive through programs and services that develop students intellectually, emotionally, and socially. In addition to fostering responsibility and accountability, the OSA advocates for students regarding issues and concerns; oversees the protection of student rights; responds to emergency and crisis situations affecting students; and represents the College in its service community. OSA expects honesty, integrity, and respect among the CFCC student body, and employee alike.
Our primary goal is to deliver an inclusive student services model that will positively engage student retention, graduation, and overall academic success. We value our diverse student population and provide a variety of services, programs and opportunities that meet our students’ comprehensive needs.
”Empower student responsibility, accountability, and self-respect, while providing general support and compliance in the pursuit of academic excellence.”
Title IX Compliance
Title IX (9) 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.” – U.S. Department of Education
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.
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.
More information about Title IX is also available at http://www.ed.gov/
CFCC BIT. What is it?
Cape Fear Community College is committed to providing the best possible learning and working environment that is free of discrimination, harassment and/or sexual violence. By establishing a Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) at CFCC, formal lines of communication will be clear and efforts will be strengthened during heightened security threats at all college campuses and sites. The BIT will provide a college-wide, integrated approach to addressing extraordinary discipline and/or safety issues on campus. The ongoing development and coordination of a team of CFCC administrators to address crisis intervention situations will ultimately reinforce the college’s overall safety and security infrastructure.
How to File a Complaint
If you experience sexual misconduct, discrimination, harassment, and/or violence, you have rights and you have options. Title IX and CFCC resources exist to help you get the assistance you need. Whether you are a student, faculty, staff, or guest, you have the right to file a complaint through the college and/or explore options to address your concerns.
Any person (student, faculty, staff, or guest) who believes that they have been subject to sexual misconduct, discrimination, harassment, and any other violation to the CFCC Code of Conduct at the college may file a formal complaint using the online complaint form. In the event of an emergency, please call (910) 362-7855 or 911 (24 Hours)