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<br /> 2013–2014<br /> PARTNERS IN YOUR SUCCESS<br /> Student<br /> Handbook<br /> 2013–2014<br /> Policy Regarding Online and Print Versions of the Student Handbook<br /> Every effort has been made to provide the most accurate, up-to-date information possible in this handbook. It is<br /> revised every year, but there may be times when substantive changes are required after the handbook has been<br /> printed. Such changes are flagged in the online Student Handbook at www.nvcc.edu/resources/stuhandbook, which<br /> is linked to a document titled “Updates to the Student Handbook.” Students should consult the NOVA online<br /> Student Handbook periodically for updates.<br /> Student Handbook 2013–2014 | NOVA | 1<br /> President’s Welcome<br /> On behalf of the members of the faculty and<br /> staff at Northern Virginia Community<br /> College, it is my pleasure to say WELCOME.<br /> NOVA is an exciting and dynamic place to<br /> pursue your educational goals, and we ar<a title="Student Handbook 2013-2014 page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/761fb329?page=1"> 2013–2014 PARTNERS IN YOUR SUCCESS</a> <a title="Student Handbook 2013-2014 page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/761fb329?page=2"> Student Handbook 2013–2014 Policy Regardi</a> <a title="Student Handbook 2013-2014 page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/761fb329?page=3"> President’s Welcome On behalf of the members of</a> <a title="Student Handbook 2013-2014 page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/761fb329?page=4"> Student Handbook This handbook is informational </a> <a title="Student Handbook 2013-2014 page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/761fb329?page=5"> Table of Contents Introduction to NOVA </a> <a title="Student Handbook 2013-2014 page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/761fb329?page=6"> Academic Honors </a> <a title="Student Handbook 2013-2014 page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/761fb329?page=7"> Lockers </a> <a title="Student Handbook 2013-2014 page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/761fb329?page=8"> Introduction to NOVA Welcome to Northern Virgini</a> <a title="Student Handbook 2013-2014 page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/761fb329?page=9"> Statement of Values Our Mission With commitment t</a> <a title="Student Handbook 2013-2014 page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/761fb329?page=10"> Comprehensive Educational Programs • We see lea</a> <a title="Student Handbook 2013-2014 page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/761fb329?page=11"> Student Services Mission Statement To promote acc</a> <a title="Student Handbook 2013-2014 page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/761fb329?page=12"> The associate vice president for Student Services</a> <a title="Student Handbook 2013-2014 page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/761fb329?page=13"> The enrollment period begins several weeks prior </a> <a title="Student Handbook 2013-2014 page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/761fb329?page=14"> NOVA Cares Program Northern Virginia Community Co</a> <a title="Student Handbook 2013-2014 page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/761fb329?page=15"> graduates and first-semester NOVA students and ar</a> <a title="Student Handbook 2013-2014 page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/761fb329?page=16"> students in the class attend the host high school</a> <a title="Student Handbook 2013-2014 page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/761fb329?page=17"> All information obtained in diagnostic and medica</a> <a title="Student Handbook 2013-2014 page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/761fb329?page=18"> be eligible for a tuition waiver through the Virg</a> <a title="Student Handbook 2013-2014 page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/761fb329?page=19"> careerresearch.html. Workshops and classroom inst</a> <a title="Student Handbook 2013-2014 page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/761fb329?page=20"> The Student Financial Aid Committee is composed o</a> <a title="Student Handbook 2013-2014 page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/761fb329?page=21"> Student Life NOVA Student Life welcomes you! Thi</a> <a title="Student Handbook 2013-2014 page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/761fb329?page=22"> Clubs and Organizations The Office of Student Lif</a> <a title="Student Handbook 2013-2014 page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/761fb329?page=23"> bring regional and national recognition to the Co</a> <a title="Student Handbook 2013-2014 page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/761fb329?page=24"> Also, the students must have been admitted to an </a> <a title="Student Handbook 2013-2014 page 25" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/761fb329?page=25"> Student Records Privacy of Student Records The Co</a> <a title="Student Handbook 2013-2014 page 26" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/761fb329?page=26"> the information. Release of any other information</a> <a title="Student Handbook 2013-2014 page 27" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/761fb329?page=27"> Please note that copies of transcripts from other</a> <a title="Student Handbook 2013-2014 page 28" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/761fb329?page=28"> Academic Information Academic Advising If you are</a> <a title="Student Handbook 2013-2014 page 29" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/761fb329?page=29"> Presidential Scholars Your name will be placed on</a> <a title="Student Handbook 2013-2014 page 30" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/761fb329?page=30"> semester. The statement “Academic Suspension” sh</a> <a title="Student Handbook 2013-2014 page 31" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/761fb329?page=31"> 5. College Procedures for Students Academically </a> <a title="Student Handbook 2013-2014 page 32" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/761fb329?page=32"> • Please save cash register receipts on book pur</a> <a title="Student Handbook 2013-2014 page 33" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/761fb329?page=33"> The libraries are designed to serve your academic</a> <a title="Student Handbook 2013-2014 page 34" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/761fb329?page=34"> Absence for Religious Observances NOVA encourages</a> <a title="Student Handbook 2013-2014 page 35" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/761fb329?page=35"> General Information Alcoholic Beverage Policy Stu</a> <a title="Student Handbook 2013-2014 page 36" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/761fb329?page=36"> • measles or German measles (rubella) • certain</a> <a title="Student Handbook 2013-2014 page 37" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/761fb329?page=37"> the copyright unless the act falls within one of </a> <a title="Student Handbook 2013-2014 page 38" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/761fb329?page=38"> beginning of the first class each semester. Instr</a> <a title="Student Handbook 2013-2014 page 39" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/761fb329?page=39"> Food Services Vending machines and/or cafeteria s</a> <a title="Student Handbook 2013-2014 page 40" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/761fb329?page=40"> Day classes at Northern Virginia Community Colleg</a> <a title="Student Handbook 2013-2014 page 41" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/761fb329?page=41"> 2. Why doesn’t the College close when snow is fo</a> <a title="Student Handbook 2013-2014 page 42" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/761fb329?page=42"> announcements must be clear and precise. Making i</a> <a title="Student Handbook 2013-2014 page 43" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/761fb329?page=43"> 13. Who is a “designated employee?” In s</a> <a title="Student Handbook 2013-2014 page 44" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/761fb329?page=44"> Payment of premiums and filing of claims are matt</a> <a title="Student Handbook 2013-2014 page 45" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/761fb329?page=45"> Annandale and Medical Education campuses without </a> <a title="Student Handbook 2013-2014 page 46" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/761fb329?page=46"> Police The Campus Police Offices are responsible </a> <a title="Student Handbook 2013-2014 page 47" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/761fb329?page=47"> of Virginia. Failure to comply with Virginia’s st</a> <a title="Student Handbook 2013-2014 page 48" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/761fb329?page=48"> NOVA Fees and Fines Tuition Payment Tuition is pa</a> <a title="Student Handbook 2013-2014 page 49" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/761fb329?page=49"> Library Charges Library patrons are responsible f</a> <a title="Student Handbook 2013-2014 page 50" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/761fb329?page=50"> Parking Permits The cost of a parking permit is s</a> <a title="Student Handbook 2013-2014 page 51" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/761fb329?page=51"> Reference: College Policies and Procedures Advis</a> <a title="Student Handbook 2013-2014 page 52" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/761fb329?page=52"> Advisory and Governing Bodies For the information</a> <a title="Student Handbook 2013-2014 page 53" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/761fb329?page=53"> may consult directly with and receive reports fro</a> <a title="Student Handbook 2013-2014 page 54" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/761fb329?page=54"> beginning of each academic year by the Campus Cou</a> <a title="Student Handbook 2013-2014 page 55" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/761fb329?page=55"> and other financial aid. This committee will also</a> <a title="Student Handbook 2013-2014 page 56" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/761fb329?page=56"> affiliation with an extramural organiza</a> <a title="Student Handbook 2013-2014 page 57" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/761fb329?page=57"> procedures. Those student groups anticipating a m</a> <a title="Student Handbook 2013-2014 page 58" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/761fb329?page=58"> will be provided to the group. </a> <a title="Student Handbook 2013-2014 page 59" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/761fb329?page=59"> b. An organization may declare itself in</a> <a title="Student Handbook 2013-2014 page 60" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/761fb329?page=60"> students learn from their mistakes. In accord wit</a> <a title="Student Handbook 2013-2014 page 61" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/761fb329?page=61"> 2. Disruption or obstruction of teaching, resea</a> <a title="Student Handbook 2013-2014 page 62" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/761fb329?page=62"> 14. Violating any local, state, or federal laws. </a> <a title="Student Handbook 2013-2014 page 63" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/761fb329?page=63"> • Purpose is to discuss the • Case (Inciden</a> <a title="Student Handbook 2013-2014 page 64" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/761fb329?page=64"> the Disciplinary Panel will include the usual me</a> <a title="Student Handbook 2013-2014 page 65" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/761fb329?page=65"> 2. When an alleged infraction takes place on yo</a> <a title="Student Handbook 2013-2014 page 66" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/761fb329?page=66"> in writing of the appeal procedures along</a> <a title="Student Handbook 2013-2014 page 67" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/761fb329?page=67"> 2. Pending a hearing, you may be suspended by t</a> <a title="Student Handbook 2013-2014 page 68" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/761fb329?page=68"> use of drugs and the abuse of alcohol can endange</a> <a title="Student Handbook 2013-2014 page 69" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/761fb329?page=69"> G. Sexual Misconduct Policy and Procedures Purpos</a> <a title="Student Handbook 2013-2014 page 70" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/761fb329?page=70"> individuals for exercising their rights (or supp </a> <a title="Student Handbook 2013-2014 page 71" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/761fb329?page=71"> Stalking: The term stalking means engaging in a c</a> <a title="Student Handbook 2013-2014 page 72" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/761fb329?page=72"> police, who are required to maintain records of s</a> <a title="Student Handbook 2013-2014 page 73" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/761fb329?page=73"> person to recognize that the charge is consistent</a> <a title="Student Handbook 2013-2014 page 74" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/761fb329?page=74"> When the respondent is a student: The Title IX C</a> <a title="Student Handbook 2013-2014 page 75" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/761fb329?page=75"> H. Information Technology Ethics Agreement and NO</a> <a title="Student Handbook 2013-2014 page 76" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/761fb329?page=76"> owner may be considered copyright infringement, w</a> <a title="Student Handbook 2013-2014 page 77" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/761fb329?page=77"> intentionally that degrades or disrupts the compu</a> <a title="Student Handbook 2013-2014 page 78" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/761fb329?page=78"> Computer software, databases, and electronic docu</a> <a title="Student Handbook 2013-2014 page 79" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/761fb329?page=79"> Storage of Sensitive Data and Information Sensiti</a> <a title="Student Handbook 2013-2014 page 80" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/761fb329?page=80"> public must be stored on a portable device (such </a> <a title="Student Handbook 2013-2014 page 81" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/761fb329?page=81"> c. Arrangements for facilities use </a> <a title="Student Handbook 2013-2014 page 82" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/761fb329?page=82"> Student Grievance Process for Academic and Non-Ac</a> <a title="Student Handbook 2013-2014 page 83" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/761fb329?page=83"> A non-academic grievance may be based on one of t</a> <a title="Student Handbook 2013-2014 page 84" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/761fb329?page=84"> In cases involving the Extended Learning ute</a> <a title="Student Handbook 2013-2014 page 85" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/761fb329?page=85"> The decision-maker may conduct follow-up inquirie</a> <a title="Student Handbook 2013-2014 page 86" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/761fb329?page=86"> At the Grievance Panel hearing, the student and t</a> <a title="Student Handbook 2013-2014 page 87" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/761fb329?page=87"> Faculty Responsibilities and Obligations This sec</a> <a title="Student Handbook 2013-2014 page 88" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/761fb329?page=88"> for appointments may vary from week to week. Exce</a> <a title="Student Handbook 2013-2014 page 89" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/761fb329?page=89"> Index Academic Advising </a> <a title="Student Handbook 2013-2014 page 90" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/761fb329?page=90"> Dean's List </a> <a title="Student Handbook 2013-2014 page 91" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/761fb329?page=91"> NOVAConnect </a> <a title="Student Handbook 2013-2014 page 92" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/761fb329?page=92"> Student Membership on Committees </a> <a title="Student Handbook 2013-2014 page 93" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/761fb329?page=93"> College Administration Annandale, Virginia 22003</a> <a title="Student Handbook 2013-2014 page 94" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/761fb329?page=94"> Who Can Answer My Question? Issue/Need(s) </a>