VCU is developing a national model for using analytics to bolster diversity and inclusion

The project is part of the university’s commitment to provide a fair, open and empowering environment for students, faculty and staff.

Why academic freedom and inclusive excellence must coexist at VCU

When the principles of academic freedom are applied in the context of our university’s mission, faculty rights and responsibilities become apparent in the free pursuit of knowledge within disciplines.

Maintaining an equitable and inclusive work environment during this health crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our work and learning environments and fundamentally changed how we interact with one another.


After an historical vote, VCU's Board of Visitors approves the de-commemoration of several buildings named for members of the Confederacy, the renaming of the School of the Arts building after a former dean and allows the Department of African American Studies to rename its academic building.

Active Citizen's Toolkit

The toolkit - a first in the Engaged Citizenship Series - prepares students for an active role in their community and using their voices through volunteering, voting, and protests to affect change. Self-enrollment is now open and ongoing.

Psychological Readiness and Return to Campus

A course developed by IES in partnership with the Office of Learning, Development & Organizational Culture to help prepare for the challenges inherent in change, especially as it relates to the pandemic, protests and other crises that confront us today.

Inclusive Excellence

“Diversity is among our greatest assets at VCU, and our effort to create and sustain an equitable and inclusive environment is the best approach toward leveraging this asset into universal excellence and success.”

- Dr. Aashir Nasim, Vice President for Inclusive Excellence