Virginia Western Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees. Virginia Western Community College also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Virginia Western Community College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).
The College is a member of the Virginia Community College System and is approved by the State Board for Community Colleges. Virginia Western is also approved by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.
Annual Notice of Non-Discrimination
Virginia Community College System and Virginia Western Community College promote and maintain equal opportunity employment and educational opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, including lactation, age (except when a bona fide occupational qualification), status as a veteran, national origin, or other non-merit factors. Click here for our full Notice of Non-Discrimination.
Virginia Western has posted general policies, as well as policies regarding Academic & Student Affairs, Financial & Administrative Services, Human Resources, and Institutional Advancement. Find our posted policies here.
Virginia Western is committed to campus safety. As part of this, we maintain a commitment to Clery Act compliance and the disclosure of crime and security statistics. Current crime and security statistics are readily available to the public along with other Clery Act compliance information.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Virginia Western is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution and is committed to providing opportunities for all applicants and employees, as well as to fostering a culture of inclusion, diversity and mutual respect. See the Equal Employment Opportunity Policy here.
Freedom of Information Act
The Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), located § 2.2-3700 et. seq. of the Code of Virginia, guarantees citizens of the Commonwealth and representatives of the media access to public records held by public bodies, public officials, and public employees. Click here for additional information about making FOIA requests.
Virginia Western shall not interfere with the rights of individuals and groups to the free expression of their views. Read more about Free Speech at Virginia Western here.
The College complies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974, which is a federal law that was enacted to protect the privacy of students and their educational records. The intent of the legislation is to protect the rights of students and to ensure the privacy and accuracy of “educational information.” Educational Information refers to any record maintained by an educational institution, including files, documents, and materials of any type which contain information directly related to students, and which allows a student to be identified. Click here for additional information about FERPA.
Web Privacy, Security & Content Disclaimer
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