Building Inclusive Communities

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Curriculum Development Awards

Four curricular development awards of up to $10,000 each will be made available during the spring 2017 semester. Apply Now!

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Equity and Inclusion Leadership Symposium

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Join the public directory of LGBTQIA+ staff and faculty, VCU Rainbow Rams Directory, to foster and support community at VCU.

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Diversity is a hallmark of VCU that truly differentiates us.


VCU Commitment to LGBTQ+ Students Recognized

Virginia Commonwealth University was honored recently with the 2017 Catalyst Award by Side by Side, an organization dedicated to creating supportive communities where Virginia’s LGBTQ+ youth can define themselves, belong and flourish.

Register for the 2017 Diversity & Inclusion Symposium

Join us for the 2017 Diversity & Inclusion Symposium, "Community: Celebrating the heroes amongst us." The event kicks off on May 23rd at 3pm with a welcome, reception and book signing. A full day of workshops and sessions are on May 24th. Registration discount is available for all VCU and VCU Health System employees, along with the opportunity for HR re-certification credits. Read more.

Dr. Rosalyn Hobson Hargraves heads VCU Diversity Efforts

Interdisciplinary thinking and multitasking are just two of the many skills that Rosalyn “Roz” Hobson Hargraves, Ph.D., brings to her role as VCU’s acting chief diversity officer.

2017 VCU Latina/o Graduation Ceremony

Celebrate the 2017 VCU Latina/o Graduation Ceremony on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 2:00 pm in the Richmond Salons, University.

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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