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Equal Opportunity & Discrimination Claims

Equal Opportunity & Discrimination Claims

Northern Virginia Community College is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in employment and education opportunity. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, political affiliation, disability, veteran status, or other non-merit factors in educational and employment opportunities, programs and activities. 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. This policy permits appropriate employment preferences for veterans and specifically prohibits discrimination against veterans.

The Office of Fair Practices (OFP) investigates and responds to complaints of discrimination from Northern Virginia Community College faculty, staff, applicants, contractors and visitors. For more information, please contact the Equal Opportunity Officer at eo@nvcc.edu.

NOVA faculty and staff may elect to file a complaint of discrimination via the Office of Fair Practices’ EO complaint process or via the applicable faculty or classified staff grievance policy and procedures, administered by Human Resources.

Once faculty or staff choose to pursue a discrimination claim under the EO complaint process, s/he is precluded from pursuing the same claim in the grievance process.

Student complaints of discrimination are processed via the Student Grievance Process.

Complaints of sex-based discrimination including, but not limited to, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking and sexual or gender-based harassment are governed by the Sexual Misconduct Policy which also establishes procedures for incident reporting options, assessment, investigation and resolution.

For more information, please contact the Deputy Title IX Coordinator or Title IX Coordinator at titleix@nvcc.edu.

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