Luncheon for Women and Underrepresented Minority Department Chairs

April 29, 2016

The VCU Office of Faculty Affairs will host a luncheon and panel discussion on Friday, April 29 from12 noon-2:00pm, for women and underrepresented minority department chairs to engage in meaningful discussion around issues of special concern to women and/or minority departmental leaders.

Location is Commonwealth Ballroom A at the University Student Commons, Monroe Park campus.  Please RSVP by 4/26, 5:00pm, to Jenn Arce:  For additional information contact Jenn at: (804) 828-6162.  Luncheon for Women and Underrepresented Minority Department Chairs.

Journey to Cultural Competence

January 5, 2016

The Division for Inclusive Excellence, Diversity Education and Retention Initiatives presents workshops and sessions throughout 2016 designed to increase our cultural awareness, challenge biases, and enhance understanding.  Sessions include:

Microaggressions in the Workplace and Classroom: Exploring the Impact of Everyday Slights and Insults:  Session participants will increase their awareness of, and knowledge about, microaggressions and their impact. Participants will also explore ways to address microaggressions in their everyday lives.

Unconscious Bias: Session participants will explore the impact of, and negative effects of, biases in the workplace.  Participants will utilize the Implicit Association Test to probe their unconscious bias and develop awareness of implicit preferences and stereotypes

Inclusive Excellence:  Making It Real:  Participants in this session will gain a better understanding of the concept of Inclusive Excellence, and review the value and benefits of a diverse working and learning environment.  Participants will also be made aware of resources and opportunities at VCU to increase awareness, knowledge and skills about self and others.  

To register for any of the above noted sessions go to: and search by sponsor:  Diversity Education and Retention.  

Living LaVida Latina: Latino Meet and Greet

April 20, 2016

The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs and the Division for Inclusive Excellence presents a Latino meet and greet: Living LaVida Latina, April 20, 2016 from 12-1:00 PM at the University Student Commons , OMSA Office, Room 215.  For information contact OMSA: (804) 828-6672 and, or the Division for Inclusive Excellence: (804) 828-8947 and

BLACK QUEER IMAGININGS A Dialogue on Masculinities, Movements & Mattering

April 14, 2016

LGBTQ Initiatives in the Division for Inclusive Excellence, and VCU Political Science, presents BLACK QUEER IMAGININGS: A Dialogue on Masculinities, Movements & Mattering, April 14, 2016 at the University Student Commons Richmond Salons, at 7:30 p.m.  Click here to live stream.

This event explores dimensions of Black queer life in the United States by deconstructing traditional conceptions of masculinity, racialized sexualities, racialized heteropatriarchy, and social justice movement politics that shape understandings of racialized sexualities. Keynote dialoguers: Kimberly N. Brown, Ph.D., VCU; Jeffrey Q. McCune Jr., Ph.D., Washington University; Activist and Scholar Darnell L. Moore, M.A., Columbia University, and Ravi K. Perry, Ph.D., VCU will address Black theories of gender and queer sexuality, and queer theoretical interrogations of blackness. Moderated by Paris Fitzgerald Prince, Special Assistant for LGBTQ Initiatives, this event is free and open to the public.  View here:  BLACK QUEER IMAGININGS  

For more information please contact: 804-828-8947 or email:

Celebrating the 2016 Presidential Awards for Community Multicultural Enrichment

April 4, 2016

Members of the university and Richmond communities, along with the 2016 PACME recipients' family and friends, joined in celebration of the honorees and their commitment to multicultural enrichment:  Read all about it  

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