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Public Information Requests

Submitting a Public Records Request

Individuals may submit a public records request online, or mail a public records request form to:

Cape Fear Community College
Attn: Sonya Johnson
411 North Front Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

Cape Fear Community College’s Response

Individuals submitting a public records request will receive notification via email within three business days with confirmation that the request was received.

If the request is unclear or does not sufficiently identify the requested information, the Chief Communications Officer or a designee will contact the requester for clarification. If clarification is not received, the request may be denied.

The request will then be reviewed to ensure that the information requested is available and not restricted from public access. For a list of records that are considered confidential, see North Carolina General Statute §132 and FERPA guidelines below.

After reviewing the request, the Chief Communications Officer will begin identifying the requested data and notify the requester of an estimated timeframe to retrieve the information. Cape Fear Community College will make every effort to provide records within a reasonable timeframe. Delivery times will vary depending on factors such as:

  • The size and volume of the request
  • Whether the request requires additional preparation or review

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.

Schools may disclose, without consent, “directory” information such as a student’s name, address, telephone number, date and place of birth, honors and awards, and dates of attendance. Cape Fear Community College’s directory information definition can be found in the CFCC Student Handbook and Catalog .

Source: U.S. Department of Education