The art of expression: VCU student gives back to the community through art, activism and service

January 11, 2017

VCU senior Angelique Scott, fomer student assistant for diversity at the Division for Inclusive Excellence, lives her committment by giving back to the community through art, activism and service.  Read more here.

Creating Change Conference 2017

January 18, 2017

The National LGBTQ Task Force sponsors and organizes the Creating Change Conference, the pre-eminent political, leadership, and skills-building conference for the LGBTQ social justice movement.  Since 1988, Creating Change has created the opportunity for people to develop and hone their skills, celebrate victories, build community, and to be inspired by visionaries of the LGBTQ movement and allied movements for justice and equality.  The conference will be held at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown Hotel in Philadelphia, PA, January 18–22, 2017.
Equality VCU hopes to offer stipends to staff and faculty in units that do not provide funds for professional development.  Prior to applying for these stipends, please confirm that your unit will not provide funding for your attendance at the Creating Change Conference.   If you are interested, please complete the application here: for a stipend to attend the conference. The stipend will be approximately $1,000, and is provided after the conference.  For more information about VCU's delegation to Creating Change, come to an information session: Wednesday, Nov.  2nd at 3pm in Hibbs 331, and/or Thursday, Nov. 17th at 3pm in Hibbs 331.
For more information, contact Camilla Hill in the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs: and visit the Creating Change website:

15th Annual Black History Month Lecture: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

February 9, 2017

Acclaimed multi-genre fiction writer Colson Whitehead presents his latest book, the National Book Award–winning novel, The Underground Railroad, a haunting fusion of historical fiction and magical realism that tells the story of a pair of slaves who attempt to escape the South using an actual secret network of tunnels and tracks beneath the earth.  The event is on February 9, 2017 from 7:00-9:00pm.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the event will be followed by a book sale and signing, and reception.  Please use this link for additional information.
This event is free and open to the public, but please register here.  If special accommodations are needed, or to register offline, please call the VCU Libraries Events Office, at (804) 393-2951 prior to Feb. 7, 2017.
This event is presented by VCU Libraries and sponsored by the Friends of VCU Libraries and the Francis M. Foster African-American History Endowment Fund.

Meet some of the remarkable students who received their degrees this December

December 7, 2016

Division for Inclusive Excellence student assistant, Arshelle Carter, is one of many remarkable students at VCU who are receiving their degrees this December.  Arshelle graduates this week with dual degrees in business management and international studies and a minor in Spanish, and is heading to Washington DC for a semester fellowship at the Partnership for Public Service.
The Division offers its heartfelt congratulations to Arshelle, and to all of our VCU graduates.  Read more here.

Help the Disadvantaged

December 6, 2016

Dear Friends and Colleagues: 

Please consider helping the VCU Staff Senate, and the Health House Calls Unit, to provide a little holiday magic to the older adults in our community.  They are in need of items you may already have:  toiletries, non-perishable food, stamps, stationary, and various other household needs.  You can ‘adopt a patient’ or simply donate an item.  View the flyer:  Help the Disadvantaged This Holiday Season.

Boxes will be in place for your donations at the VCU Ginter House (Monroe Park Campus) and in Sanger Hall, Room 1-055 (MCV).  For more information, contact Sania Marcoccia, President of the VCU Staff Senate at:

Thank you, and Happy Holidays!


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