2.1.  Equal Opportunity

Notice of Nondiscrimination and Title IX

Board of Trustee Approval: August 6, 2007
Revised: February 6, 2017

Sandhills Community College is committed to ensuring equal and fair employment practices. Sandhills Community College is also firmly committed to operational procedures which ensure that students, faculty, and staff members of any race, sex, religion, national origin, disability, gender identity or with specific genetic information will receive fair, courteous, and congenial treatment commensurate with the atmosphere of the college as a whole. Denial of such treatment to any individual on the Sandhills’ campus will not be tolerated.

Equal employment opportunity is viewed as an integral part of the mission and purpose of Sandhills Community College. The College is dedicated to the upward mobility and advancement of all people within its reach and seeks to comply with all federal, state, and local statutes, regulations, and orders, including those which promote equal protection and equal opportunity for students, employees, and applicants.

Sandhills Community College also complies with Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. § 1681 et seq. (“Title IX”) in assuring that no student or employee shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the College. In accordance with the requirements of Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Sandhills Community College ensures equality of treatment and access for all students and employees, female or male. Complaints related to sex discrimination or sexual harassment should be filed with the Executive Vice President, Associate Vice President of Human Resources, or the Dean of the Hoke Center. SCC’s Title IX Coordinator is Wendy Dodson, Associate Vice President of Human Resources, whose office is located in Stone Hall, Office 110.  This office may be reached by email at scchr@sandhills.edu or by telephone at 910-246-2868.  For more information on Title IX, please refer to the following link:  http://www.sandhills.edu/title_IX/policies.php