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Equal Opportunity & Discrimination Claims

Northern Virginia Community College is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in employment and education 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.

The Equal Opportunity Officer investigates and responds to complaints of discrimination received by all Northern Virginia Community College faculty, staff, contractors and visitors. For more information, please contact the Equal Opportunity Officer at eo@nvcc.edu.

Student complaints of discrimination are handled through the Student Grievance Process.

Complaints of sex-based discrimination, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking and sexual or gender-based harassment are governed by the Title IX Policy which also establishes separate procedures that outline reporting options and explain how the College assesses, investigates and resolves reports of such prohibited conduct.