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Club Name: Asian Student Association

Description: To spread awareness of ongoing issues in the Asian community as well as countries, hold multi-cultural events, activities, and more. We would like to make NOVA the best environment for our Asian students as possible.

Advisor Name: Elizabeth Garibay (temporary advisor)

Advisor E-mail: egaribay@nvcc.edu

Club Name: Black Student Alliance

Description: The purpose of the Black Student Alliance is to further awareness of social issues, establish community, and provide educational support for Black students as well as all who are in support of Black liberation.

Advisor Name: Dr. JoAnn Credle

Advisor E-mail: jcredle@nvcc.edu

Club Name: College Republicans

Description: The purpose of Northern Virginia Community College Republicans is to support the local Republican candidates in the community. The second purpose of the NVCCRs is to also spread, defend and debate Republican ideals on campus, bringing students into the Republican party.

Advisor Name: Mark Royce

Advisor E-mail: mroyce@nvcc.edu

Club Name: Every Nation Campus Christian Ministry

Description: Students would encounter Christ, experience community, and extend compassion.

Advisor Name: Rosa Sherrod

Advisor E-mail: rsherrod@nvcc.edu

Club Name: LGBTQ+ Alliance (aka Pride Alliance)

Description: To provide a safe social space for LGBT+ people and allies.

Advisor Name: AN Student Life (temporary advisor)

Advisor E-mail: anstudentlife@nvcc.edu

Club Name: LGBTQ+ and Friends

Description: LGBTQ+ and Friends is a social-educational group working to interact with and educate the LGBT community of NOVA along with its allies.

Advisor Name: Tymura McHellen

Advisor E-mail: tmchellen@nvcc.edu

Club Name: The Neurodiversity Club

Description: This club is for neurodiverse students at NOVA to come together and make friendships. We do fun activities and discuss our interests. Some of our activities include playing interactive games, doing art, etc. We are always open to suggestions to make the club a better place.

Advisor Name: N/A

E-mail for info: nls37572@email.vccs.edu 

Club Name: Palestine Student Association

Description: To spread awareness for what is currently happening in Palestine as well as its historical context.

Advisor Name: Nathan Carter

Advisor E-mail: nacarter@nvcc.edu

Club Name: Persian Cultural Society

Description: To gather.

Advisor Name: Nooshin Paydar

Advisor E-mail: npaydar@nvcc.edu

Club name: Women Who Code

Description: This club is for women who are pursuing a Computer Science degree at NOVA or who have a passion for programming and are looking to support others in their journey. The purpose of the club is to discuss areas where we encounter difficulties and help each other become better programmers by exchanging resources and ideas. Women can socialize and build a network in the field of Computer Science while improving and refining their skills.

Advisor Name: N/A

E-mail for info: sp20211@email.vccs.edu 

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The Office of Wellness and Mental Health

Assistance, resources, support, and interventions to members of the NOVA community in order to positively impact emotional development, healthy social skills, and enhance academic success.

Accommodations and Accessibility Services

NOVA is committed to ensuring all students have an opportunity to pursue a college education regardless of the presence or absence of a disability. NOVA makes reasonable accommodations in providing course, program, and building modification, and/or auxiliary aids and services in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008. No academically qualified student with a disability will be denied access to or participation in the services, programs, and activities, of the College.

Financial Stability and Advocacy Centers

The mission of the Financial Stability and Advocacy Centers is to enhance student capability for academic success by providing personalized services that build strong financial foundations and access to community resources.

Office of Military and Veteran Services

The Office of Miitary and Veteran Services (OMVS) is designed to provide comprehensive resources to veterans and military related personnel who are utilizing VA and tuition assistant educational benefits.


Some of our students want access to American higher education, some want entry or advancement in the workforce, and some want to improve their English language skills.

NOVA has two programs to help students improve their English language skills - College ESL and the American Culture and Language Institute (ACLI). Students can enroll in the NOVA ESL program that meets their need.