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Statement of Non-Discrimination: Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action

Northern Virginia Community College is committed to diversity.

Notice of Nondiscrimination

Northern Virginia Community College is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in employment and educational opportunity. This policy specifically prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, sex (including pregnancy), color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, political affiliation, family medical history or genetic information, or against otherwise qualified persons with disabilities in educational and employment opportunities, programs and activities. The policy permits appropriate employment preferences for veterans and specifically prohibits discrimination against veterans. Harassment of an individual or group on the basis of any of these factors has no place in a learning or work environment and is prohibited.

Northern Virginia Community College offers programs in the following vocational areas:

  • Business and Hospitality Management
  • Education and Public Service
  • Engineering and Applied Technology
  • Fine Arts, Digital Media, and Design
  • Information Technology
  • Liberal Arts and Languages
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Nursing and Allied Health
  • Physical and Life Sciences

Some of these vocational programs offer admission based on selective criteria through a separate admissions process that is non-discriminatory. These programs are Dental Hygiene, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Emergency Medical Services, Health Information Management, Medical Laboratory Technology, Nursing, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Physical Therapist Assistant, Respiratory Therapy, and Veterinary Technology.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies:

Melanie Barr-Brooks, Associate Vice President, Office of Fair Practices
7630 Little River Turnpike, Ste. 301
Annandale, VA 22003
703.323. 3284
eo@nvcc.edu

Title IX Statement

(On Sexual Discrimination, Sexual Violence, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking)

As a recipient of federal funds, Northern Virginia Community College (the College or NOVA), is required to comply with Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. § 1681 et seq. (“Title IX”), which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in educational programs or activities, admission and employment.

Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX may be referred to the College’s Title IX Coordinator, Melanie Barr-Brooks at 703.425.0788 or titleix@nvcc.edu.

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