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Statements and Policies

Cape Fear Community College (CFCC) is committed to providing clear and concise information to students, prospective students, and the general public. Below you will find links to policies and documents that govern CFCC’s operations.

Accreditation

Cape Fear Community College is accredited by the Commission on College of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees. For questions about CFCC’s accreditation, contact the Commission on Colleges .

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Notice of Nondiscrimination

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 (including pregnancy and sexual orientation), gender (including gender identity and status as a transgender or transsexual individual), disability, religion, age, genetic information, veteran status 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 serves as CFCC’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 the College, as well as any other protected status as delineated above and retaliation for the purpose of interfering with any right or privilege.

CFCC Board of Trustees, Approved, July 30, 2020

Accessibility

CFCC will be responsible for assuring that students with disabilities have equal, effective, and meaningful access to all programs, goods, and services through the use of nondiscriminatory policies and procedures, and the provision of reasonable accommodations, auxiliary aids, and services as indicated necessary by the functional limitations of a qualified disability. CFCC makes every effort to ensure the pages on the college’s website are accessible to all users, including individuals with disabilities.

To learn more about these efforts or if you are having difficulty accessing any information on the website, please visit [ Web Accessibility Page ].

Web Privacy Statement & Disclaimer

This Privacy Statement contains types of information collected and how it is used by Cape Fear Community College.

Acceptable Use Policy

College-owned or operated computing resources are reserved for the educational, instructional, research, and administrative computing needs of the faculty, students, staff, and other individuals authorized by the college. The college’s computing resources include but are not limited to all college computers and hardware, access to the internet or access to any college intranet provided through college-owned or operated computers, online and offline storage, and network and communications facilities. Access to these computing resources is a privilege and, therefore, it is essential that all users exercise responsible, ethical behavior when using these resources. Users are expected to read, understand, and comply with the college’s Acceptable Use Policy.

Read the full Acceptable Use Policy.

Directory Information

Directory information includes name, major field of study, full time/part-time enrollment, the most recent college attended, dates of enrollment, degrees, and awards received, and the College assigned email address.

Students have the right to withhold disclosure of any directory information by completing a request for non-disclosure in the Office of the Registrar. Requests for non-disclosure must be filed annually.  The College assumes that a student’s failure to file a request for non-disclosure indicates approval for disclosure.

Under the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974, commonly referred to as the Buckley Amendment, students are granted a certain level of privacy with respect to their educational records. The complete text of The Buckley Amendment is available for review in the Office of the Registrar.

Crime Statistics

Cape Fear Community College seeks to protect the college learning environment and provide a safe campus for all students, faculty, staff, and visitors while on college premises. CFCC complies with the Jeanne Clery Act that requires all colleges and universities who receive federal funding to share information publicly about crime on campus and their efforts to improve campus safety. Disclosure of the CFCC campus crime statistics (Clery Report) may be found at the following website for review: http://ope.ed.gov/security/ .

Title IX

Cape Fear Community College is committed to providing a learning and working environment that promotes respect, responsibility, communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and accountability in an environment free of sexual misconduct and discrimination. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 states: “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.” Sexual discrimination violates an individual’s fundamental rights and personal dignity. CFCC considers sexual discrimination in all its forms to be a serious offense. CFCC has a responsibility to ensure compliance by demonstrating that our education programs and other activities are operated in a manner consistent with Title IX regulations and provisions.

Title IX Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Policy & Procedures

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