Privacy Policy

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 that is maintained by a public body.

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, Section 438, Public Law 90-247, as amended, sets forth requirements governing protection of students’ rights to privacy in their education records and affords them a right to inspect such records. A copy of this act is on file in the Learning Resources Center.

The College may disclose personally identifiable information from a student’s education records. Such information, known as directory information, includes the student’s name, major field of study, dates of attendance, and degrees and awards received. This information may be disclosed by the College without the prior consent of the student unless a written request is made to the Coordinator of Admissions, Enrollment Management, and Student Outreach before such time as the College is asked to make such disclosure. In any case, the College may disclose directory information from the education records on an individual who is no longer in attendance at the College. Students having questions pertaining to this act may direct inquiries to the Coordinator of Admissions, Enrollment Management, and Student Outreach.

This website:

  • Requires you to provide personal information in order to register you with our agency
  • Safeguards this information in compliance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia and federal privacy laws.
  • Does not place a “cookie” on your computer; however, “links” may lead to a page which does not have a relationship to the College and that may or may not collect data. Please check for a policy on the "linked to" page.

You have the right to review the record we maintain about you in order to verify its accuracy. You may do this by contacting the Office of Admissions and Records. If you find errors in your personal record, you may request that the College review your record for accuracy by contacting the Office of Admissions and Records. Should you not desire to provide this personal information, we will be unable to provide you the services which we offer over this website. Once registered with the College, you are eligible to request additional services that may require you to provide additional personal information.

Danville Community College is in compliance with Section 2.1-380, as amended, of the Code of Virginia.

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.

Content Disclaimer

Danville Community College provides its website, catalog, and handbooks for your general guidance.  The college does not guarantee that the information contained within them, including, but not limited to, the contents of any page that resides under the DNS registrations of, and the associated social media sites of,, and are up-to-date, complete and accurate, and individuals assume any risks associated with relying upon such information without checking other credible sources, such as a college advisor.  In addition, a student's or prospective student's reliance upon course information contained within these sources, or individual program catalogs or handbooks, when making academic decisions does not constitute, and should not be construed as, a contract with the college.  Further, the college reserves the right to make changes to any provision or requirement within these sources, as well as changes to any curriculum or program, whether during a student's enrollment or otherwise.

Links to other materials and websites provided in these sources are also for information purposes only and do not constitute the college’s endorsement of products or services referenced in such materials.