Firearms/Dangerous Weapons and Materials Policy
Bringing firearms and other dangerous weapons onto campus is prohibited. It is a violation of the rules to carry weapons or to leave them in a car parked on the campus. The only exception applies to duly sworn law enforcement officers. While civilian-attired police officers have the authority to carry firearms, they must do so by keeping them concealed so as not to alarm others. Bringing explosives and other dangerous chemicals onto campus is also prohibited.
Alcoholic Beverage Policy
The serving, possessing and consuming of alcoholic beverages is prohibited at college-sponsored events or activities.
Drug and Alcohol Policy
NOVA has a zero tolerance policy. Students and employees of NOVA shall not possess, sell, use, manufacture, give away or otherwise distribute illegal substances including drugs or where prohibited, alcohol while on campus, attending a college-sponsored off-campus event or while serving as a representative of the college at off-campus meetings. Students and employees who violate this policy will be subject to arrest and disciplinary action by the College imposed through established due process procedures. The college will notify its police department when its rules regarding illegal substance have been violated.
Timely Warning Policy
The campus police will provide a timely warning to the campus community whenever a situation arises that constitutes an on-going or potential threat to our students or employees. It is the college policy to post these notices on bulletin boards on campus, on the college website and or make email notifications to faculty and students. The NOVA Alerts text messaging system may be utilized depending on the nature of the incident.
Policies and Procedures Concerning Security, Access and Maintenance of Campus Facilities
Campus buildings and equipment are maintained by college facilities personnel and are patrolled by the Campus Police. The college campuses; including all buildings, grounds and roadways are maintained with concern for safety and security. Campus buildings and equipment are inspected regularly, needed repairs are promptly made and any potential hazards are promptly addressed.
Campus buildings are secured each evening when classes are finished and are opened daily for the start of classes by college employees or the Campus Police.
Off-Campus Monitoring and Recording
NOVA operates no off-campus housing or off-campus student organization facilities. However, if any NOVA student is involved in an off-campus offense, NOVA police officers will assist with the investigation in cooperation with local, state and federal law enforcement.