Open Enrollment for Health Care and Flexible Spending Accounts

May 1, 2017

Make changes to your health care and flexible spending accounts during the open enrollment period, May 1-15, 2017.  See the Spotlight newsletter for more information:  Spotlight on Benefits 2017.
You can view an enrollment form and other open enrollment materials on the DHRM website at
If you have questions or need additional information contact your Benefits Administrator or send an email to

Inclusive Excellence Launches Three New Initiatives

April 17, 2017

Virginia Commonwealth University’s Division for Inclusive Excellence is launching three new initiatives to engage the university community’s interests in social justice and inclusion.
The development of the new initiatives for students, faculty and staff are the VCU Student Social Justice Fund, the Equity and Inclusion Leadership Symposium, and the Curriculum Development Awards.  All are aimed at creating a more inclusive environment in the classrooms and within university programming.  Read more here.
For additional information visit the initiatives page at the Inclusive Excellence website:  Call the Division at: 804.828.8947, or email

2017 Lavender Graduation

April 28, 2017

VCU hosts the 2017 Lavender Graduation, a graduation ceremony celebrating the achievements of graduating gender and sexual orientation minority students and their allies.
To register, visit:
For more information, visit, or contact lavgrad@vcu.
This event is sponsored by the Division for Inclusive Excellence, Division of Student Affairs, Equality VCU, Equity and Access Services, Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, Residential Life and Housing,
University Counseling Services, University Student Commons and Activities, VCU Health, and The Wellness Resource Center.  Allied Partners: Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies and Office of the Provost.

VCU Recognizes Five at the 2017 Annual PACME Celebration

April 20, 2017

The annual PACME ceremony honors individuals who have made significant contributions toward enhancing VCU’s commitment to diversity, excellence and inclusion.  Wendy Kliewer, Ph.D., Charlene Crawley, Ph.D., Austin Higgs, Selamawit Hailu, and Sasha Spruill, were all recognized as 2017 PACME honorees. This year's event featured remarks from VCU President Michael Rao, Ph.D., and Rosalyn Hobson Hargraves, Ph.D., associate vice president for inclusive excellence.  Read more here.
Pictures from the event will be posted soon.  For information on upcoming events and initiatives at the Division for Inclusive Excellence, please check our website or send an email to:

Screening of the Documentary, Forbidden: Undocumented and Queer in Rural America

April 13, 2017

Everyone is invited to a screening of the acclaimed documentary, Forbidden: Undocumented and Queer in Rural America on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 3:00pm in the Cabell Library Lecture Hall, Room 303, 901 Park Avenue (Monroe Park Campus).  This event will feature questions and answers following the screening with special guests, director, producer, and writer Tiffany Rhynard, writer, editor and producer Heather Mathews, and the producer and lead subject of the documentary, Moises Serrano.  View the Flyer here:  Forbidden-Undocumented and Queer in Rural America.


This event is free and open to the public.  For information, contact the Division for Inclusive Excellence at: 804.828.8947,

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