2.1 Equal Opportunity & Non-Discrimination

2.1 Equal Opportunity & Non-Discrimination 

Board of Trustee Approval:
August 14, 2020
August 14, 2020; February 6, 2023

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: 

Chreatha Alston 
Stone Hall, Room 226 
3395 Airport Road 
Pinehurst, NC  28374 
Email: alstonc@sandhills.edu 
Phone: (910) 246-2868 

Section 504 Coordinator: 

Shalishah Russell 
Stone Hall, Room 125 
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.gov.