Consumer Information

The US Department of Education requires schools to provide consumer information about educational programs and the school’s success.

This information is intended to allow students and families to make good decisions as they select a college, ensuring that the university delivers the services promised.

Much of the disclosure information is readily available on Southeastern Community College’s different departmental web pages. This page is designed to provide a single source to link to all of the consumer information which already exists through a wide variety of campus resources.

Each year by October 1, Southeastern Community College distributes to all enrolled students a notice of the availability of information in the following general categories:

  • general disclosures for enrolled or prospective students
  • annual security report and annual fire safety report
  • report on athletic program participation rates and financial support data (Equity in Athletics Data or EADA)
  • FERPA information (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974)

The notice is sent via student email and lists the exact electronic address at which the information is posted, and to get a paper copy on request.

Current employees will also receive links to the annual security report and annual fire safety report via email.

The following consumer information is maintained by the Director of Financial Aid (Sheila Dockery 910-788-6250). It is published on this website and through various publications and handouts.  The information is updated in October of each year, or as data changes.  A comprehensive hard copy is stored in the office of the Director of Financial Aid and is readily available to the public upon reasonable notice throughout the normal administrative working hours at Southeastern Community College.

Constitution Day

On September 17, 1787, thirty-nine men from twelve of the original thirteen states signed one of American’s most important foundation documents, the Constitution of the United States.  In 2004, United States Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia spearheaded legislation to set aside every September 17 as “Constitution Day.”  Senator Byrd’s legislation stipulates that each educational institution that receives federal funds should hold a program for students on or near September 17 to commemorate Constitution Day.

Why do we celebrate Constitution Day? The United States Constitution created our federal system of governance, with power separated among three branches:  the legislative branch, which makes the laws; the executive branch that enforces the laws; and the judicial branch that interprets the laws.  By design, each branch of the federal government is subject to checks and balances from the other two branches.  The United States Constitution also safeguards personal liberties with a Bill of Rights–the first ten changes or amendments to the Constitution.

Each year on Constitution Day, Southeastern Community College celebrates American’s foundation story by commemorating what is now the world’s oldest and longest-lived national constitution!

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