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Club Name: Asian Student Association

Description: To spread awareness of ongoing issues in the Asian community and countries, hold multi-cultural events, activities, and more. We want 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 and all who support 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 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: 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 pursuing a Computer Science degree at NOVA or who have a passion for programming and are looking to support others in their journey. The club's purpose 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 

With a renewed commitment to Inclusive Excellence, NOVA is launching a student-centered Nighthawk Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council. This college-wide student group will give authentic voice, insight, ideas, innovation, and excitement to our ongoing work and education. The central focus will be embracing DIVERSE people, implementing more EQUITABLE practices, and creating a more INCLUSIVE environment across NOVA.

The Office of Wellness and Mental Health

Assistance, resources, support, and interventions to members of the NOVA community 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 courses, programs, building modifications, and 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 College's services, programs, and activities.

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 Military and Veteran Services (OMVS) is designed to provide comprehensive resources to veterans and military-related personnel who are utilizing VA and tuition assistance 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 needs.

Undocumented/DACA Students

This website is dedicated to promoting the success of current and prospective NOVA DREAMers. DREAMer(s) is an inclusive term for undocumented students with and without Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). NOVA is committed to creating a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable Virginia by fostering excellence in higher education. As the most diverse institution of higher education in Virginia, NOVA is driven by a  core commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusivity.