Class of 2024: Erin Norwood hopes to make more space for disability in health care

Inspired by faith, family and perseverance, VCU nursing student embraces inclusivity and service to others.

VCU hosts webinars to recognize and combat Islamophobia and antisemitism

Hosted by VCU’s Division of Inclusive Excellence, the webinars for the VCU community are part of an effort to create spaces for education, understanding and respectful communication.

‘We are diversity’: Five VCU community members honored at the 2024 PACME ceremony

Shawn Utsey, recipient of the Riese-Melton Award, notes ‘how much work we still have to do. We cannot afford to become complacent in the face of injustice.’

Diversity Drives Excellence: Empathy and kindness guide Ivy Bell's work at the Health Hub

The community health worker connects East End residents to the very resources she benefited from over a decade ago.

Diversity Drives Excellence: Building community through dance

With their “Hoptown” immersive performance, iCubed professor MK Abadoo uses sistering circles to create intergenerational connections.

Diversity Drives Excellence: Goode makes VCU better

From the MLK vigil to the Men of Color Initiative, Carlton Goode brings a positive attitude to making change.

Lingold's sound studies unearth histories of the African Atlantic

The English professor interprets Atlantic Africans’ musical performances and what they might have meant to the people performing them

Smithers brings contemporary understanding to indigenous heritage

The professor of history works to provide “intellectual multivitamins” to students and readers, inspiring them to do their own research.

Division of Inclusive Excellence

VCU honors and celebrates the diversity of identities and perspectives of its students, faculty and staff. Our diverse community drives innovation, creativity and collaboration across disciplines and serves the common good. VCU’s dedication to supporting inclusive environments is reflected in our Quest 2028 theme, Diversity Driving Excellence, and honors a healthy organizational culture that strengthens productivity, wellness and success for students, faculty and staff.

- Dr. Faye Belgrave, Vice President for Inclusive Excellence and Chief Diversity Officer