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Curriculum Development Awards

The division has awarded four curricular development awards of $10,000 each for courses offered during the 2017–18 academic year.

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Building Inclusive Communities

Building Inclusive Communities (BIC) is the new VCU initiative to support the university community in creating an engaged, diverse and inclusive campus environment.

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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.


Martin Luther King III at VCU

The 2018 MLK Celebration Week keynote address with Martin Luther King III, human rights advocate, community activist, political leader and the oldest son of Dr. Martin L. King Jr., has been rescheduled to Sunday, Feb. 18 at 5 p.m. in the University Student Commons, Commonwealth Ballroom.

Grace E. Harris, Ph.D., a transformative figure in VCU’s history, dies.

Dr. Harris, whose leadership helped shape Virginia Commonwealth University during a pioneering 48-year career at the university, died on Monday at the age of 84.

VCU Celebrates Black History Month

Virginia Commonwealth University will celebrate Black History Month with a series of thought-provoking, educational and entertaining events throughout February, centered on the theme of continuing the legacy, including author Ibram X. Kendi, who will discuss his book “Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America.”

Nominations are open for the 2018 PACME

The Presidential Awards for Community Multicultural Enrichment (PACME) recognize contributions and efforts made by VCU and VCU Health System administrators, faculty, staff and students that enhance the goals of inclusive excellence and VCU’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. Nominations are open.

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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