Aashir Nasim, Ph.D.​

​has been named the new vice president for inclusive excellence at V​CU, effective April 1​.

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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.


Join us in welcoming Dr. Aashir Nasim, the new vice president for inclusive excellence at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Aashir Nasim, Ph.D., respected scholar and academic administrator, has been named the vice president for inclusive excellence at Virginia Commonwealth University, effective April 2.

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.

Join us for the 4th Annual Diversity & Inclusion Symposium, March 15, 2018

Join us at the Bon Secours Training Center on March 15, 2018 for the Fourth Annual Diversity and Inclusion Symposium: Beyond Diversity What’s Next? with visionary and inspirational Leader, Dr. Damon A. Williams.

Free Coffee and Donuts for VCU and VCU Health System Employees

Celebrate the week with free coffee and donuts: Monroe Park (March 6) and MCV (March 7)

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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