Virginia Western Community College is accredited to award associate degrees by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Learn more about VWCC’s accreditations.

College Policies

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.

Crime Statistics

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.

Free Speech

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.

Records Privacy

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

Virginia Western provides this website as a resource with this Web Privacy, Accessibility, Security and Content Disclaimer.