- Academic Freedom and Responsibilities Policy
To insure the college an instructional program marked by excellence, the Virginia Community College System supports the concept of academic freedom. In the development of knowledge, research endeavors, and creative activities, college faculty and students must be free to cultivate a spirit of inquiry and scholarly criticism.
- Email Confidentiality Notice
- FERPA Notification of Students Rights and Privacy Act
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records.
- Freedom of Information Act Policy
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.
- Institutional Policy on Drug and Alcohol Abuse
Thomas Nelson Community College, in its Student Code of Conduct, has identified as violations the unlawful use, possession, or distribution of narcotics, hallucinatory drugs, or controlled substances of any nature and the unauthorized use or consumption of alcohol on campus or any off-campus school-sponsored event, activity, or course.
- Legislation and Policy Regarding Sex Offender Admissions
Section 23-2.2.1 of the Code of Virginia requires that the VCCS send enrollment information to the Virginia State Police concerning applicants to institutions of higher education. This information is transmitted electronically and compared against the Virginia Criminal Information Network and National Crime Information Center Convicted Sexual Offender Registry. Language on the web application informs applicants that their information is being transmitted to the State Police.
It is the policy of the Commonwealth of Virginia that personal information about citizens will be collected only to the extent necessary to provide the service or benefit desired; that only appropriate information will be collected; that the citizen shall understand the reason the information is collected and be able to examine their personal record which is maintained by a public body.
- Stormwater Management Program
The goal of the College’s stormwater management program is to ensure that stormwater generated on College’s two campuses does not adversely affect the surface or groundwaters on campus, in the community and in the state of Virginia.
- Student Right to Know Information
- Thomas Nelson Energy Policy
- TNCC Copyright Policy
Thomas Nelson Community College does not condone or tolerate the unauthorized copying of copyrighted materials, including licensed computer software or digital media by staff, faculty, or students. The college shall adhere to and comply with all copyright laws, and expects all members of the college community to do so as well.
- Website Disclaimer