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Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action

Committed to Diversity

Equal Opportunity Statement

It is the policy of both Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) and the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) to maintain and promote equal employment and educational opportunities without regard to race, color, sex or age (except where sex or age is a bona fide occupational qualification), religion, disability, national origin, marital status, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or other non-merit factors. Inquiries concerning affirmative action and equal opportunity policies should be addressed to the College’s Office of Legal Affairs, 4001 Wakefield Chapel Road, Annandale, VA 22003 or 703.323.3266.

Title IX Statement

Northern Virginia Community College seeks to comply with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”), 20 U.S.C. 1681 et seq., which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in the course of any federally funded educational program or activity. The Student Grievance Process may be used to address student complaints of unlawful discrimination on the basis of sex. Allegations of sexual harassment or sexual assault are covered by the Sexual Misconduct Policy and procedures. For assistance in determining which procedure is applicable, please contact the Title IX Coordinator, Mr. Therman Coles, at 703.323.3266 or


Therman Coles - Director of Legal Affairs and Title IX Coordinator
Phone: 703.323.3266

Everett Eberhardt - Director of Equity and Diversity and ADA/504 Coordinator
Phone: 703.323.3006