Everyone is Invited to Attend the 2017 Equity and Inclusion Leadership Symposium at VCU

August 18, 2017

The Division for Inclusive Excellence hosts the 2017 Equity and Inclusion Leadership Symposium on Friday, August 18, 2017 from 9:00am - 4:30pm at the Academic Learning Commons at VCU. This symposium, by and for the VCU community, provides a forum to examine and engage around emerging and challenging topics in diversity, inclusion, equity and access. Connecting VCU's commitment to diversity with significant, material action, the Division invites the VCU community to gain substantive tools, tips, and best practices to make your impact real. Use this link to RSVP.
For more information, contact Austin Higgs at, or visit the 2017 Equity and Inclusion Leadership Symposium page at the Division for Inclusive Excellence website.

Southern Film Festival to screen films exploring theme of "Southern Justice"

September 6, 2017

Virginia Commonwealth University’s eighth annual Southern Film Festival will be held Sept. 6-9, 2017, and will feature five films centered on the theme of Screening Southern Justice.  All screenings are free unless noted otherwise, and each screening features special guests who will participate in post-film discussions, including the legal, social and production aspects of the films.

The festival, founded in 2010, is sponsored by VCU’s College of Humanities and Sciences, the Department of English, the Department of History, the Division of Student Affairs, the Humanities Research Center, VCU Libraries, the Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture, as well as the Virginia Historical Society and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
Read the VCU News article with time and dates of screenings, here.

VCU Students Will Use Research Fellowships to Advance Inclusiveness

August 3, 2017

Two Virginia Commonwealth University undergraduates, Cheyenne Johnson and Christine Wyatt, are recipients of Undergraduate Research Fellowships for Inclusive Excellence for 2017.
Each fellow receives a $1,500 award, while their faculty mentors receive a $500 award. Both Johnson and Wyatt will present their work at the Spring 2018 Poster Day during the Undergraduate Research Symposium. This is the third year that the Division for Inclusive Excellence has sponsored an award.
Read more here.

VCU Students and Alumni to Attend Clinton Global Initiative University

June 29, 2017

A record-breaking nine Virginia Commonwealth University students and alumni have been accepted to participate in this fall’s Clinton Global Initiative University, a prestigious event that brings together more than 1,100 innovative students from around the world who are committed to tackling some of the most pressing challenges in the areas of education, environment and climate change, peace and human rights, poverty alleviation and public health.
Read the VCU News article here.

Good Books for Your Summer Reading List

June 20, 2017

The first official day of summer is almost here and with it, thoughts of vacation: sandy beaches, road trips, staycations, and everything in between. For many of us, vacation means relaxing with a good book. To that end, Virginia Commonwealth University faculty members were asked to recommend books they feel would make good additions to anyone’s summer reading list.  Read more.
Also, consider the Diversity Library at the Division for Inclusive Excellence, 817 S. Cathedral Place.  Books and DVDs are available to borrow, just bring your VCU ID.  Here’s a link for information.    You can also call the Division at: (804) 828-1243.
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