Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Action Plan 2016-2021

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Building Inclusive Communities

Building Inclusive Communities

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Dr. Rao at the President's Forum on Social Justice

The President's Forum on Social Justice

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Rodney the Ram & others at VCU Broad Street Mile event

Diversity and inclusion events at VCU and beyond

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Diversity is a hallmark of VCU that truly differentiates us.


2017 MLK Celebration Week at VCU

VCU celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a week-long series of events, January 16-22, 2017, including a candlelight vigil, MLK legacy night, movies, and more!

President Michael Rao invites you to join him for the State of the University Address

Join VCU President Michael Rao for the State of the University Address on January 26, 2017 at the James Branch Cabell Library.

The art of expression: VCU student gives back to the community through art, activism and service

Angelique Scott, VCU senior and former student assistant for diversity at the Division for Inclusive Excellence, gives back to the community through art, activism and service.

Creating Change Conference 2017

Creating Change Conference 2017 marks the 29th gathering of this national conference, the pre-eminent political, leadership, and skills-building conference for the LGBTQ social justice movement. The conference offers a unique opportunity to develop skills, celebrate victories, build community, and to be inspired by visionaries of the LGBTQ movement and allied movements for justice and equality.

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Diversity is absolutely essential at a research university, just as it is in life. It is an indispensable part of the learning process. It shapes what we learn and how we learn it, how we solve problems, how we interact with one another, and how we think about ourselves and each other.

Michael Rao, Ph.D., president, Virginia Commonwealth University and VCU Health System