Institutional memberships include the American Association of Community Colleges, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Council for Higher Education Accreditation, Council for Advancement and Support of Education, Region Ten of the National Junior College Athletic Association, North Carolina Association of Community College Trustees, North Carolina Council of Officers for Resource Development, National Council for Marketing and Public Relations, American Library Association, NC Community College Association of Distance Learning, National Safety Council, Safety and Health Council of North Carolina, Carolinas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, Columbus County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism, Columbus County Fire and Rescue Association, Tabor City Chamber of Commerce, and the Fair Bluff Chamber of Commerce.