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Statements & Policies

Below you will find links to policies and documents that govern Tidewater Community College’s operations.


TCC  is committed to ensuring that our programs, services, and activities are accessible to all. Learn more about TCC’s commitment to accessibility.

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Tidewater Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award the associate degree. Tidewater Community College also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Tidewater 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 (

Learn more about TCC’s accreditations and program approvals.

CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund

In May 2020, TCC disbursed CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds to 5,315 students who were enrolled in Spring 2020, whose education was disrupted by COVID-19. 
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Crime Statistics

Tidewater Community College is committed to campus safety. As part of this, TCC maintains a commitment to Clery Act compliance and the disclosure of crime and security statistics. The college’s Annual Security Report, including current crime statistics, is readily available to the public along with other Clery Act compliance information. Daily crime logs are maintained in each campus provost’s office; a college-wide summary is published online.

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. Read the Rights of Requesters and the Responsibilities of Tidewater Community College in regard to FOIA requests.

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Freedom of Speech

At Tidewater Community College, the free exchange of ideas, diversity of expression and freedom of inquiry are respected and sustained. Read the complete Freedom of Speech statement for more information.

Expressive Activity

Tidewater Community College’s properties are primarily dedicated to academic, student life, and administrative functions. It also represents the “marketplace of ideas,” and especially for students, many areas of the campus represent a public forum for speech and other expressive activities. Read the complete Expressive Activity statement and policy for more information.

Notice of Nondiscrimination

Tidewater Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender  identity, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in its programs or activities. Inquiries related to the college’s nondiscrimination policies may be directed to the Associate Vice President for Human Resources, Post Office Box 9000, Norfolk, VA 23509-9000, 757-822-1708.

Read TCC’s policy on Equal Opportunity and Nondiscrimination.


Tidewater Community College conducts all purchasing for the college in accordance with the Virginia Public Procurement Act (VPPA); regulations set forth in the Department of General Services – Division of Purchases and Supply (DGS/DPS) Agency Procurement and Surplus Property Manual (APSPM); and Vendors Manual.

Learn how to become a qualified vendor and do business with TCC. 

Responsibility for Others’ Content and Opinions

All opinions expressed by individuals purporting to be a current or former student, faculty, or staff member of this institution, on websites not affiliated with Tidewater Community College, social media channels, blogs or other online or print publications, are solely their opinions. They do not necessarily reflect the opinions or values of Tidewater Community College, the Virginia Community College System, or the State Board for Community Colleges, which do not endorse and are not responsible or liable for any such content.

Student Policies & Handbook

To assist you during your time at TCC, the online Student Handbook provides important information about the college’s various services, procedures and policies.

Title Vi

Tidewater Community College (TCC) gives public notice of its policy to assure full compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and all related statutes. Title VI requires that no person in the United States of America shall be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, sex, age, national origin, and/or disability.

It is also TCC’s practice to prohibit discrimination based on income status, and/or limited English proficiency (LEP) as addressed in Title VI.

Further, no person shall be excluded from participating in or be denied the benefit of services, programs, or activities or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity for which Tidewater Community College (TCC) receives Federal financial assistance.

Please contact the Office of Human Resources, Tidewater Community College (TCC) at: to request a copy of TCC’S Equal Opportunity and Nondiscrimination Policy 1200, or view the information on TCC’s webpage at:

Any person who believes that he or she has, individually, or as a member of any specific class of persons, been excluded from the participation in, been denied the benefits of, or been otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity for which Tidewater Community College (TCC) provides assistance, and believes the discrimination is based upon race, color or national origin has the right to file a formal complaint.

A complaint must be submitted within 180 days of the alleged discriminatory act. Complaints must be filed with Office of Human Resources, Tidewater Community College (TCC). For co`mplainants who may be unable to file a written complaint, verbal information will be accepted by Tidewater Community College (TCC) at (757) 822-1704.

To submit a formal complaint or to request additional information on Title VI obligations, please contact:
Tidewater Community College
Office of Human Resources Attn: Title VI Manager
121 College Place

Suite 607
Norfolk, Virginia 23510

Title IX

TCC is committed to providing a safe educational environment free of all forms of sex discrimination, sexual misconduct, sexual assault and sexual harassment. Learn more

Web Privacy Statement & Disclaimer

TCC maintains a comprehensive web privacy statement covering the college website and collection of user information. Read the complete Web Privacy Statement & Disclaimer for more information.

All College Policies & Procedures

View all college policies and procedures