Below are Important Notices regarding Nondiscrimination, Title IX, The Clery Act, The Family Educational Privacy Rights Act (FERPA), Consumer Information, College Accreditation, Program Accreditation, and Program Affiliations.

Important Notices

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Notice of Nondiscrimination

Gaston College is an equal opportunity institution providing educational and employment opportunities, programs, services, and activities, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, age, or veteran status.

Inquiries regarding equal opportunity should be directed to: Chief of Staff (Employees) or Vice President for Student Affairs (Students), 201 Highway 321 South, Dallas, NC 28034 or call 704.922.6200.

Title IX

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects persons from discrimination based on sex in educational programs or activities which receive Federal financial assistance. Gaston College is committed to providing an education environment where no person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity.

The College encourages students to immediately report incidents of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, or sexual misconduct. While compliance with the law is everyone’s responsibility, listed below are the College’s Title IX Coordinator and Deputy Coordinator.

Title IX Coordinator

Todd Baney
Chief of Staff
Beam Administration Building
201 Highway 321 South
Dallas, NC 28034

Title IX Deputy Coordinator

Dr. Audrey Sherrill
Vice President for Organizational Development & Advancement
Dalpiaz Student Success Center – 128
201 Highway 321 South
Dallas, NC 28034

See more on Title IX, including training and credentials.

Clery Act

The Clery Act is a federal law that requires institutions of higher education in the United States to disclose campus security information including crime statistics. For crime statistics, visit the Campus Police & Safety page and click on Annual Security Report.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, is a federal law that governs the privacy of student educational records, access to those records, and disclosure of information from those records. Gaston College Policy 4-31, Confidentiality and Access of Student Records, provides additional information concerning classification, access, and release of student records. Additional information is also provided in the Gaston College Student Handbook (link). Hard copies are available upon request by contacting Records and Registration at 704.922.6232.

Consumer Information

Gaston College is committed to providing prospective and current students, parents, and employees with information on a variety of topics as required by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008. For additional information on topics such as financial aid, disability services, price of attendance, refund policy, student diversity, drug and alcohol policy, and Clery Act (campus crime), please visit our consumer information page. A copy of the required disclosure information is available upon request by contacting Student Services at 704.922.6217.

Gaston College Financial Statement Fiscal 2017-2018

Audited financial statements for Gaston College for the period ending June 30, 2018.

College Accreditation

SACSCOC StampGaston College is accredited by the Southern Association of
Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees. Gaston College also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Gaston College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website ( The Commission on Colleges should be contacted only on matters related to the accreditation status of Gaston College and not for general College information.

Program Accreditations

Engineering and Industrial Technology

Civil Engineering Technology
Electronics Engineering Technology
Mechanical Engineering Technology

  • ABET – Accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission (

Health & Human Services

Associate Degree Nursing

Nursing Assistant

  • NAS 101 – North Carolina Division of Health Services Regulation (
  • NAS 102 – North Carolina Board of Nursing (

Veterinary Technology

  • AVMA – American Veterinary Medical Association (
  • United States Department of Agriculture/Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (

Early Childhood

  • The National Association for the Education of Young Children (

Medical Assisting

  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the MAERB – Medical Assisting Education Review Board (


Public Safety

Fire Training

Basic Law Enforcement (BLET)
Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the CoAEMSP – Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). (

Program Affiliations

Arts and Sciences

Small Business Center

  • NACCE – National Association of Community Colleges for Entrepreneurship