Martin Luther King III at VCU

February 18, 2018

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.  The event, which will moderated by Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney, is free and open to the public.  Please complete the registration form at: to register your attendance.  Please note that registration does not guarantee seating.  Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Overflow seating will be available in the University Student Commons, Commons Theater.

For additional information please email:

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

February 15, 2018

Grace E. Harris, Ph.D., whose leadership helped shape Virginia Commonwealth University during a pioneering 48-year career, died Monday at age 84. Harris was the first African-American woman to serve as the chief academic officer at a four-year public university in Virginia.  She was a giant in legacy and character.  Read the full VCU NEWS article here.

VCU Celebrates Black History Month

February 1, 2018

Virginia Commonwealth University will celebrate Black History Month with a series of thought-provoking, educational and entertaining events throughout February, centered on the theme, continuing the legacy. Events include the annual VCU Black History Month Kickoff on February 1, and VCU Libraries will host its 16th annual Black History Month Lecture on Feb. 15 with a talk by historian and author Ibram X. Kendi.  On Feb. 27, actors from the HBO series “Insecure” will speak at VCU from 7-8 p.m. in the University Student Commons.

Events are free and open to the public. A full list of events is posted on the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs website. Information is also available in the VCU News Article on Black History Month.


Nominations are open for the 2018 PACME

February 5, 2018

Nominations are open for the 2018 Presidential Awards for Community Multicultural Enrichment (PACME)!

PACME recognizes 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 accepted online.

Visit the Division for Inclusive Excellence Diversity Awards page for PACME award criteria and other information. The nomination deadline will be announced soon; submit your nominations now.

School of Education: Race, Ethnicity and Education Teach-In, March 2018

March 12, 2018

The Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the VCU School of Education is pleased to announce the 2nd Annual SOE Race, Ethnicity and Education Teach-In, March 12-16, 2018.

During this week, instructors of courses offered by the School of Education will address topics of race and ethnicity in relation to course content.

For objectives, guidelines and other information contact Serra De Arment at: and/or Adai Tefera at:  You can view the flyer here: SOE Race Ethnicity and Education Teach-In 2018.

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