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.
Report a barrier
Use this form to report any barriers (physical or electronic).
Tidewater Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Tidewater Community College.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.