Missions & Plans

DEI-Related Missions and Plans

The following plans and initiatives helped shape NOVA's approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion, as detailed in our own Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Strategic Plan.

NOVA Strategic Plan 2023-2026 - Inspiring Excellence: A Bold Blueprint for Student Success

"Northern Virginia Community College provides equitable access to affordable and exceptional higher education and workforce programs, transforming the lives of our students and advancing opportunity in our community

Together, our students, faculty, and staff have embraced values that form the foundation of our commitment to each other: Care, Excellence, Inclusion, Integrity, and Respect."

Resolution of Commitment and Support from the Northern Virginia Community College Board

A resolution from the Northern Virginia Community College Board that calls upon "NOVA's leadership, faculty and staff to seize this opportunity to act on the institution's shared values with renewed purpose and integrity, to embody - in the words of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the 'inescapable network of mutuality' in achieving and sustaining our educational commitments to the region."

VCCS Chancellor's Task Force on Diversity Report

"The recommendations of the Task Force listed under A Call for Action include tangible strategies designed to result in desired outcomes linked to the strategic goals of the system. They should make the VCCS a model for diversity that is reflective of our aspiration to be a high-performance organization and a world-class community college system. The recommendations are also aimed at increasing the demographic diversity of the VCCS so that teaching faculty and leaders look more like the communities we serve as well; the recommendations are intended to help the VCCS and colleges create inclusive communities where everyone feels empowered to fully participate and succeed."

VCCS Strategic Plan: Opportunity 2027

A six-year strategic plan laser-focused on eliminating equity gaps across Virginia's 23 community colleges.