General Institutional Information

Privacy of Student Records

This section Informs you of your rights as they relate to your educational records, including a copy of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and procedures for reviewing, changing and sharing them.


Establishing and Maintaining an Information Security Program

Sandhills Community College takes its obligations to safeguard the personal information of our college community stakeholders: students, parents, employees, and other stakeholders (such as donors) seriously.

We maintain a comprehensive information security program that includes administrative, technical, and physical safeguards around the access, collection, distribution, processing, protection, storage, use, transmittal, and disposal of such personal and sensitive information. These safeguards are designed to ensure the security and confidentiality of the customer information, protects against anticipated threats or hazards, and protects against unauthorized access to or use of the information that could result in harm to these stakeholders.

The Chief Information Officer of Information Technology Services and his/her designees are responsible for the coordination of the information security program. The program engages in regular: risk assessment and prevention activities; safeguard testing and monitoring; evaluation and adjustment of the program; and exercises reasonable oversight of the safeguards used by outside service providers.

Additional Governance in data handling can found by reviewing the SCC Policy 9.2.2 College Adherence to NCCCS Information Security Manual (and any subsequent revisions).

In addition to the Information Security Program, Sandhills Community College has instituted a Continuity & Crisis Management Plan.


Facilities and Services for Students with Disabilities

Our office of Disability Services helps those with physical or intellectual disabilities receive services available to them. Information is also available in the SCC Catalog under the Disability Services section.


Student Diversity

Informational categories can be found under the ENROLLMENT section of the College Navigator report found on the National Center for Education Statistics website.



Cost of Attendance informs you of the price of attending the college, including tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board, transportation costs, and any additional costs for a program in which you are interested or enrolled.


Net Price Calculator

In accordance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA), each postsecondary institution in the United States that participates in Title IV federal student aid programs must post a Net Price Calculator on its website that uses institutional data to provide estimated net price information to current and prospective students and their families based on a student’s individual circumstances. The net price calculator is required for all Title IV institutions that enroll full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking undergraduate students.


Federal Financial Aid Refund Policy and Requirements

Refund Policy and Requirements for Withdrawal/Return of Federal Financial Aid informs you about the college refund policy, requirements and procedures for official withdrawal, and requirements for return of Title IV, HEA grant or loan aid.



Textbook Information uses your course schedule to help you determine the current price of textbooks and supplemental materials for each course.


Programs, Facilities and Faculty

Educational Programs, Instructional Facilities and Faculty describes current instructional programs and facilities, faculty and other instructional staff, and academic improvement plans.


Transfer Policies and Articulation Agreements

Transfer of Credit Policies and Articulation Agreements describes criteria for transfer of academic credit and current articulation agreements with other colleges.


Accreditation, Approval and Licensure of Institution and Programs

Sandhills Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees, certificates and diplomas. Contact information for this accrediting agency is detailed on our Accreditation page. In addition, some individual instructional degree programs maintain specific accreditation by specialized professional agencies. Such specific program accreditations are detailed with the individual degree program information within the current SCC Catalog. To obtain copies of documents describing college or program accreditation approval or licensing, contact Lindsey Farmer, Dean of Planning and Institutional Research at 910.695.3907 or


Copyright Infringement -Policies and Sanctions (Including Computer Use and File Sharing)

Copyright infringement is the act of exercising, without permission or legal authority, one or more of the exclusive rights granted to the copyright owner under section 106 of the Copyright Act (Title 17 of the US Code). These rights include the right to reproduce or distribute a copyrighted work. In the file-sharing context, downloading or uploading substantial parts of a copyrighted work without authority constitutes an infringement.

Penalties for copyright infringement include civil and criminal penalties. In general, anyone found liable for copyright infringement may be ordered to pay either actual damages or “statutory” damages affixed at not less than $750 and not more than $30,000 per work infringed. A court can, in its discretion, also assess costs and attorneys’ fees. For details, see Title 17, US Code, Sections 54,505.

Willful copyright infringement can also result in criminal penalties, including imprisonment of up to five years and fines of up to $250,000 per offense. For more information, please see the website of the US Copyright Office and the college’s Acceptable Use Policy.


Student Activities

Student Activities provides information about our academic clubs, civic and social clubs and organizations, sports, leadership development and other student life opportunities.


Career and Job Placement Services

Describes student employment services provided by The Career Center.