Coastal Carolina Community College (Coastal), in compliance with and as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 and its implementing regulations (Title IX) and other civil rights laws, as well as in furtherance of its own values as a higher education institution, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, disability, age, religion, veteran status, or any other characteristic or status protected by applicable local, state, or federal law in admission, treatment, or access to, or employment in, its programs and activities.

Discrimination and harassment are antithetical to the values and standards of the Coastal community; are incompatible with the safe, healthy environment that the Coastal community expects and deserves and will not be tolerated. Coastal is committed to providing programs, activities, and an education and work environment free from discrimination and harassment. Coastal is also committed to fostering a community that promotes prompt reporting and fair and timely resolution of those behaviors.

In appreciation for their service to this state and country during a period of war, and in recognition of the time and advantage lost toward the pursuit of a civilian career, all eligible veterans as defined in G.S. 128-15 shall be granted preference in hiring decisions to the extent allowed by statute.

It is the policy of this institution not to discriminate on the basis of sex in the admission requirements, educational programs, activities, or employment policies as required by Title IX in the Educational Amendments of 1972.

In conformance with the provisions of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other applicable laws and regulations, Coastal Carolina Community College will not discriminate against any student, employee, or applicant for admission or employment because of physical disabilities.

The main campus of Coastal Carolina Community College has been designed with the elimination of physical obstacles so that all buildings, washrooms, laboratories and classrooms are readily accessible to and usable by those with physical disabilities.

Any student or applicant for admission with a disability who wishes to request some accommodation must contact the Admissions Office and ask for the Accommodation Request Form. If accommodation is not requested in advance in order to provide the College sufficient and adequate time to meet the student or applicant’s needs, Coastal Carolina Community College cannot guarantee the availability of a reasonable accommodation when it is needed.

Any employee or applicant with a disability who wishes to request some accommodation must contact the Office of Personnel Services and Workplace Safety and ask for the Coastal Carolina Community College Accommodation Request Form. This form should be supported by medical, psychological, or other appropriate documentation. Once the request is completed and submitted to the Office of Personnel Services and Workplace Safety, the Director will work with the appropriate Vice President to develop an accommodation plan through interaction with the requestor, seeking consultation as necessary. If an accommodation that is within the resources of the College can be provided, components of the plan will be developed in accordance with the specific needs of the applicant/employee based on the documentation submitted. The decision on whether an accommodation will be made is determined by the President or his designee.

Any student or prospective student who believes that discrimination has limited any educational opportunity, or any College employee who believes employment rights have been denied on the basis of discrimination, or any individual who desires information concerning this policy should contact the following designated responsible employee: Affirmative Action Officer and Title IX Coordinator, Henderson Administration Building, Phone (910) 938-6788.