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Equity and Access Services publishes its first annual report

In its first comprehensive annual report published this week, VCU’s Equity and Access Services (EAS) office outlines a human-centered approach to creating a more inclusive, equitable and fair learning, living and working environment at VCU.

Equity and Access Services leads the charge in making VCU a top accessibility urban campus

VCU’s integration within the City of Richmond poses unique accessibility challenges. The university’s inaugural chief accessibility officer will help address those challenges, improving the landscape of both VCU campus and Richmond in the process. Not many public universities in the nation have a chief accessibility officer. Virginia Commonwealth University counts itself among the select few […]

Lactation policy helps support parents in the VCU community

New policy and lactation room reviews are latest additions to resources Equity and Access Services offers to support pregnancy and parenthood The work of one student can have a profound impact on a campus. While the development and implementation of the new campus-wide lactation policy has involved dozens of people, it started with Kirsten Olsen, […]

Guest speakers from Equity and Access Services to kick off event on disability employment

EAS will also introduce VCU's newl chief accessibility officer, Katy Washington, Ph.D.

As Title IX turns 50, Equity and Access Services promotes a human-centered approach to meeting student needs

“As we mark this anniversary, I hope we will continue to embody our mission as One VCU by fostering a culture of respect, accessibility and opportunity for all.”  President Micheal Rao, June 23, 2022 Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 turns 50 today, June 23rd. Title IX changed the landscape of American […]

New non-discrimination training sustains inclusivity at VCU

The VCU Office of Institutional Equity, Effectiveness and Success (IES) launched the VCU Non-discrimination Training on Oct. 28, 2021. The purpose of the VCU Non-discrimination Training is to provide all VCU faculty and staff with a common foundation of concepts related to non-discrimination and equity in the workplace. The training is one way IES sustains […]

IES names associate vice presidents for institutional equity and education and health equity

The Office of Institutional Equity, Effectiveness and Success (IES) named Cleopatra “Cleo”  Magwaro and Camille Burnett to associate vice president positions in 2021. Magwaro and Burnett began their posts this year, following competitive national searches. Magwaro is the associate vice president for institutional equity and serves as the lead and primary representative of Equity and […]