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VCU Mary and Frances Youth Center’s Lobs & Lessons program inducted into the Richmond Tennis Association Hall of Fame

Lobs & Lessons is a youth enrichment program that strengthens life skills, promotes academics and creates a path to higher education through the sport of tennis.

VCU receives 2021 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award, with special distinction as a Diversity Champion

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) has received the 2021 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award, with special distinction as a Diversity Champion, from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine for the third consecutive year. Of the hundreds of institutions that apply yearly, 101 institutions received the HEED Award in 2021. VCU is one of only 14 institutions […]

From slavery to Jim Crow to George Floyd: Virginia universities face a long racial reckoning

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) was featured in an article by The Washington Post on Nov. 26, 2021. The article details challenges faced by Virginia universities in renaming campus landmarks and promoting diversity.

iCubed Sustainable Food Access core member evaluates VCU student food insecurity

Studies addressed the prevalence of student food insecurity, challenges associated with food insecurity and how students cope with those challenges.

iCubed’s Commonwealth Scholars Program provides more than academic support to students

The VCU Institute for Inclusion, Inquiry and Innovation (iCubed) runs the Commonwealth Scholars Program (CSP). During the 2020-21 academic year, CSP provided academic and financial support to 11 students. Three students share how CSP supported them through their academic careers and beyond.

In solidarity with our Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander communities

Originally posted on the president’s blog on March 17, 2021 Dear students, faculty, staff and team members, All of us at VCU are outraged by the most recent attacks targeting Asian Americans across our country, the latest in Atlanta, Ga. While investigations into the shootings are still ongoing, we are troubled by the marked increase […]

Call Me By My Name initiative

Virginia Commonwealth University is proud to announce the Call Me By My Name Initiative. The first stage of this initiative guarantees the opportunity for everyone at VCU to be their most authentic selves. It honors individuals’ right to use names other than their legal name, to identify with the gender they know themselves to be […]

IES continues to grow

The Office of Institutional Equity, Effectiveness and Success (IES) is growing its Equity and Access Services (EAS) unit, seeking to fill one newly created position and two existing positions. Director, EEO & affirmative action programs This newly created position will work closely with the associate vice president of Institutional Equity, to manage EAS’s daily operations, […]

Welcome to our newest colleagues

IES welcomes its newest colleagues, Cleopatra Magwaro, LL.B., LL.M., vice president for institutional equity and Virginia Palencia, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Research Fellow. After a rigorous search, Magwaro was named associate vice president, Institutional Equity. Magwaro will provide leadership in civil rights and compliance related areas, including Title IX, Accessibility and ADA Services, Equal Equity Opportunity, and Equity, and Data and Case […]

Camp Qmunity co-directors share their vision and aspirations for this year’s cohort

Q Collective’s open house in Oct. 2019 It is only July, but it has already been an historical year. Among the highlights: COVID-19, the George Floyd protests and the uncertainty of an economy ravaged by a global health crisis. All of those events and many other topics, however, will likely be the subtext at Camp Qmunity, […]

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