2.1 Equal Opportunity

Board of Trustee Approval:
TBD
Revised:
August 14, 2020

Notice of Nondiscrimination and Title IX

Admission to Sandhills Community College is open to any individual who meets the institution’s open admissions policy. Applicants for admission or employment, students, employees, sources of referral of applicants for admission and employment, and all unions or professional organizations holding collective bargaining or professional agreements with Sandhills are hereby notified that this institution is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, ethnic or national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or parental status, religion, age, ancestry, mental or physical disability, military status or veteran status in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its programs and activities. Lack of English language skill is not a barrier to admission and participation in educational programs and activities. This includes, but is not limited to admissions, employment, financial assistance, placement, recruitment, and educational programs or activities as required by applicable laws and regulations.

Further, it is the policy of Sandhills Community College to prohibit harassment (including sexual harassment and sexual violence) of students and employees. Any person having inquiries regarding special needs, support services, or Sandhills Community College’s compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI, Title IX and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 is directed to contact the individuals who have been designated to coordinate the educational institution’s efforts to comply with the regulations implementing these laws.

Title IX Coordinator:

Wendy Dodson
Stone Hall, Room 110
3395 Airport Road
Pinehurst, NC  28374
Email: dodsonw@sandhills.edu
Phone: 910-246-2868

Section 504 Coordinator:

Shalishah Russell
Logan Hall, Office 119
3395 Airport Road
Pinehurst, NC  28374
Email: russells@sandhills.edu
Phone: (910) 246-4138

Title VI, Title IX and Section 504 ADA complaints may also be filed with the Regional Office for Civil Rights. Address correspondence to: Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20202-1475, Telephone: 202-453-6020, FAX: 202-453-6021; TDD: 800-877-8339, Email: OCR.DC@ed.go