Mission

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 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 learning experience that is safe and supportive through programs and services that develop students intellectually, emotionally, and socially.
Student Affairs manages and investigates violations of student conduct while promoting and encouraging general civility to provide a safe leaning environment for the college community as a whole. 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 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.


Vision

“Empower student responsibility, accountability, and self-respect, while providing general support and compliance in the pursuit of academic excellence.”


Statement of Purpose

The Office of Student Affairs (OSA) is committed to advocacy for students and encourages personal growth, responsibility and accountability. Through collaboration with the College community, we provide assistance to members of the CFCC community by:

  • Assisting students, faculty and staff with interpretation and compliance of campus policies and procedures, including the Code of Conduct, Academic Integrity, and Title IX (9);
  • Educating students about their rights and responsibilities as members of our student body;
  • Serve as liaison to, and resource for, students, faculty, staff, and parents concerning student conduct expectations and rights;
  • Establishing grievance and conflict resolution procedures that are fair and impartial;
  • Administering the Code of Conduct including warnings, probation, suspension and/or expulsion in a fair, impartial, and equitable manner;
  • Referring students to a myriad of resources to support and encourage personal and academic success;
  • Assisting in the coordination of crisis response intervention;
  • Provide counseling and educational experiences to assist students in making appropriate choices concerning behavior and conduct violations;
  • Guide students toward a greater sense of personal responsibility and accountability that promotes mature and ethical behavior which enhances the quality of the college experience;
  • Work collaboratively with students, faculty, and staff to create a safe environment;
  • Facilitate, with dignity, the resolution of concerns and disputes that negates escalation;
  • Serve as an advocate for, and resource to, student victims of crimes, sexual misconduct, harassment, and other traumatic experiences.

Core Values & Program Initiatives

Student-Centered: Through collaborative partnerships and comprehensive programs and services, we offer a higher education with a holistic approach.

Integrity: Providing transparent communication while encouraging honesty, personal responsibility, and fairness.

Respect: Treating each student with courtesy and care – customer service.

Excellence: We strive to provide a quality educational opportunity.

  • Providing access for equal educational opportunities and ensuring gender equity
  • Act as a strong advocate for the rights of the student while providing necessary resources
  • Campus Climate Survey and T9 Training (“Student Empower”)
  • Provide fair and impartial adjudication, disciplinary, and grievance proceedings
  • Promoting the health and well-being of all students
  • Encouraging our students through positive affirmation
  • Professionalism and ethical behavior at all levels
  • Building a diverse and inclusive community of students
  • Creating opportunities for personal growth and development

Code of Conduct

(For more information, please refer to the current CFCC Catalog and Student Handbook)


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.

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 and/or harassment 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 in the Union Station Building, Room U-146.  This office can be contacted by phone at 910-362-7191 or by email at rmcgee@cfcc.edu.

For more information about Title IX and/or CFCC’s Sexual Misconduct Policy and Procedures, please refer to the CFCC Student Handbook.


Cape Fear Community College Resources

Code of Conduct / Title IX

Cape Fear Community College’s Title IX Coordinator is Robert McGee, Dean of Student Affairs, whose office is located at the downtown Wilmington campus, 411 North Front Street, in the Union Station Building, 1st floor, Room U-146.  The Title IX Coordinator may be contacted Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. by phone at 910-362-7191 or by email at rmcgee@cfcc.edu

Counseling

Counseling Services are available and confidential conferences can be arranged if students are experiencing social or personal difficulties. Counselors will discuss concerns, provide needed guidance and make community referrals when appropriate and may be contacted at the following campus locations:

Union Station Building, (910) 362.7017
North Campus, McKeithan Center, (910) 362.7523

Campus Safety

Campus Safety is located on Front Street, A building, and is available by phone at (910) 362-7855. College Resource Officers (CRO) and Campus Security are available 24/7. View the Cape Fear Community College Annual Security Report.  For an emergency, please Dial 911.

Human Resources

For CFCC employees and concerns related to employment, the human resource office is located at the downtown Wilmington campus, 411 North Front Street, in the Union Station Building, 2nd floor, Room U-299.  The Executive Director of Human Resources may be contacted Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. by phone at 910-362-7027 or by e-mail at sharonsmith@cfcc.edu.

Lost and Found

Please see Campus Safety for these services.

Community Partners & Resources

New Hanover Regional Medical Center, area medical facilities are available at (910) 343-7799.

Coastal Horizons Centers, Inc., 613 Shipyard Boulevard, Suite 106, Wilmington, NC  28412, (910) 216-6080.

The Rape Crisis Center of Coastal Horizons Center, Inc., offers FREE and CONFIDENTIAL services to victims of sexual abuse and assault and their friends, families, and loved ones.  You can call the Rape Crisis Center New Hanover at 910-392-7460 and/or the Rape Crisis Center Brunswick at 910-754-7949.

Domestic Violence Shelter Services / Wilmington, NC is located at located at 2901 Market Street, Wilmington, NC. From I-40 continue onto College Road and then turn right on Market. From the east or west follow Highway 17 which becomes Market.  Contact:  Phone: 910-343-0703 (24-hour hotline with advocates available to assist individuals.).

National Domestic Violence Hotline provides confidential support by highly-trained advocates available 24/7 to talk confidentially with anyone experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources or information, or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship, 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

National Sexual Assault Online Hotline provides live help for sexual assault victims and their friends and families.  The service is free, confidential and secure, 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

Local Law Enforcement Agencies, Wilmington City Police, 910-343-3600 or New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, 910-341-4200


How to File an Incident/Complaint Form

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 Dial 911.

File a Complaint


Contact the OSA

Office Hours
Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Phone (910) 362-7041
Fax (910) 362-7454
Physical Location
CFCC Union Station, Suite U-143
Mailing Address
Cape Fear Community College
Office of Student Affairs
411 North Front Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

CFCC Resources

Robert H. McGee, Jr.
Dean of Student Affairs,
Title IX Coordinator
Phone: (910) 362-7041
E-Mail: rmcgee@cfcc.edu

Joanne Ceres
VP for Student Services & Enrollment Services
Phone: (910) 362-7040
E-Mail: jceres@cfcc.edu 

Lewis Stroud
Senior Director North Campus & Satellite Centers
Phone: (910) 362-7754
E-Mail: lstroud@cfcc.edu

Sharon Smith
Executive Director, Human Resources
(Employees)
Phone:  (910) 362-7027
E-Mail: sharonsmith@cfcc.edu

Lynn Sylvia
Campus Safety Coordinator
Phone:  (910) 362-7279
E-Mail:  lsylvia@cfcc.edu

CFCC Security Dispatch
Phone: (910) 362-7855