Programs and Initiatives

Community Enagement Institute 2019

VCU's Office of Institutional Equity, Effectiveness and Success brings together administrative professionals across many disciplines to advance the university's strategic goals. Our work is organized into several fundamental programs and initiatives. 

Community Engagement

VCU's Community Engagement program provides expertise supporting high-quality community engagement while leveraging university resources to address critical community-identified needs. The program acts as the university's central hub to convene and coordinate authentic community-university partnerships that strengthen research, student learning and faculty success.

Collective Urban and Regional Impact

The Collective Urban and Regional Impact initiative was created to lead efforts in support of the VCU Strategic Plan, Quest 2025, and its third theme, Collective Urban and Regional Transformation. It seeks to mobilize human capital and economic resources, collaborating with the community, to address social and health inequities.

Equity and Access Services

Equity and Access Services leads, coordinates and supports civil rights compliance, including Title IX, for Virginia Commonwealth University. The many activities within this program include:

  • Investigating internal and external complaints of discrimination
  • Serving as the Title IX office for VCU
  • Developing and monitoring VCU’s affirmative action plan and employment practices
  • Promoting an accessible learning and working environment
  • Providing consultation for workplace accommodations
  • Developing and monitoring policies and procedures related to equal opportunity


IExcel Education is a course and program compendium that is invested in cultivating a university environment that is empowering, fair and supportive for all.