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.


The UNITY Project: Forming a Canopy of Interconnectedness

UNITY, an interactive public art project, examines how labels both help and hinder our ability to build unity as a campus, a nation and as a human race. This 4-day event, November 17-20, is co-sponsored by the the Department of Psychology, the Partnership for People with Disabilities, and the Division for Inclusive Excellence.

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!

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.

Celebration of 40 years of LGBTQ Activism at VCU closes with Billie Jean King

Billie Jean King closes the month long celebration of 40 years of LGBTQ Activism at VCU

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Feature image with Dr Rao

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