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Below you will find links to various policies and legal documents that govern NOVA. This information includes accessibility, accreditation, IT policies, non-discrimination, privacy and crime statistics.


Northern Virginia Community College is accredited to award associate degrees by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Learn more about NOVA’s accreditations and program approvals.


NOVA is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Learn more about ADA compliance and accessibility at NOVA.

Website and Catalog Disclaimer

NOVA provides our website and online catalog as resources with this Website and Catalog Disclaimer.

IT Policies, Procedures and Plans

Northern Virginia Community College maintains an extensive list of IT policies, procedures and plans. For more information about individual ethics agreements and guidelines, policies, IT plans and IT procedures and principles see the complete list.

Intellectual Property, Policy and Procedures

Northern Virginia Community College adheres to the Virginia Community College System’s (VCCS) Intellectual Property Policy and Procedures guidelines. Learn more about the Intellectual Property Policy by reading the VCCS Policy Manual.


Northern Virginia Community College is committed to diversity and equal opportunity. For a full Equal Opportunity Statement and Title IX compliance information read about NOVA’s non-discrimination policies.

Privacy Policy

NOVA maintains a comprehensive privacy policy covering the NOVA website and collection of user information. Read the complete Web Privacy Statement for more information.

Speech and Expression Policy

NOVA guidelines for the protection of speech and expression, of all forms and for all members of the College community. Learn more about the Speech and Expression Policy.

Crime Statistics

Northern Virginia Community College is committed to campus safety. As part of this, NOVA maintains a commitment to Clery Act compliance and the disclosure of crime and security statistics. Current crime and security statistics are readily available to the public along with other Clery Act compliance information.

Student Policies and Handbook

To assist you during your time at NOVA, the online Student Handbook provides important information about the College’s various services, procedures and policies.