Welcome to the Northern Virginia Community College Website

Accessibility Navigation:


Office of Diversity, Equity And Inclusion

  • June is Pride Month

NOVA's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence

Come as you are. | Become who you want to be. | That is our promise.

The Office of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion is committed to advancing Inclusive Excellence to improve the well-being and success of all NOVA students, NOVA faculty, NOVA staff, and community members. The Office of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion works in collaboration with all facets of NOVA to elevate the acceptance of different ideas, values, beliefs, intersectionalities, abilities, and perspectives while also advancing equity as aligned with the College's Mission and Strategic Plan, and help create and sustain a more inclusive and accepting college community. Please read the Resolution of Commitment and Support from the Northern Virginia Community College Board for more information about NOVA's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Upcoming Events and News

Spring 2023 DEI Spotlight Events

Sandhya Oaks
TOPIC: AAPI Heritage Month
DATE: Thu, May 4, 3pm-4pm
LOCATION: In-Person on Annandale Campus (AAPI Intercultural Center) and virtual webinar.

"Caring for Your Mental Health as an Asian American"

Sandhya is a Ministry Leader, Story Coach, and Spiritual Director. Born in India and adopted as a Transracial Adoptee in the Midwest, her story lends to walking with others through identity reclamation and creating experiences that restore shalom within the human heart.

This event is sponsored by Micron.Micron Foundation Logo

TOPIC: Pride Month
DATE: Thursday, June 8, 2-4pm
LOCATION: Virtual Meeting (click here to register)

"Weathering the Media Storm"

Nexus is back at NOVA! Join Nexus for a conversation on understanding the impact of media consumption on our lives. The news cycle is constantly bringing challenging topics to the forefront of our attention, taking up space in our hearts and minds. How do we cope? In this virtual session we will discuss how to purposefully consume media in a way that contributes to our well-being, with a lens towards caring for the LGBTQIA+ community.

This event is sponsored by Micron.Micron Foundation Logo

Celebrate Diversity Everyday Calendar 2023

Click here to see the full 2023 diversity holiday calendar.

Celebrate Diversity Every Day 2023

Healing Circles at NOVA

Healing Circle Banner