Division of Student Affairs Blog

News and information beyond the classroom

VCU Homecoming Events and Programs

Dear VCU Students, With the spring semester officially underway, there are many great programs and opportunities to get involved with at VCU this semester. One of those programs is by participating in VCU Homecoming and attending one or more of the many events. Students can utilize RamsConnect to do so.  VCU is aware of promotional materials posted on third-party sites […]

Updates and opportunities from VCU Student Affairs for Spring 2023 semester

Dear VCU Students, I hope that your spring semester is off to a good start and you returned to campus renewed and refreshed from your winter break. Below are some opportunities, reminders and updates I wanted to share with you as the spring semester is underway. Opportunities for students Student Advisory Council for the Vice […]

Annual notification of VCU Alcohol and Other Drugs policy

To VCU Faculty and Staff: Creating a positive environment for learning is essential to the VCU community. Alcohol and other drugs can interfere with academic success and campus safety. At VCU, we proactively address these issues in both our well-being programs and our policy enforcement. The VCU Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy provides information about […]

National Hazing Prevention week

Dear students,  This week begins the start of National Hazing Prevention week.  I write to reinforce to all Rams that hazing is antithetical to VCU’s values and has no place within our university community.  Since my message in May 2022, a team of student affairs professionals, along with dedicated volunteers across the university, have been working diligently […]

Safety update and reminder

Dear students, Yesterday evening, Sept, 5, the Richmond Police Department responded to an off-campus incident that involved two VCU students. The students were near a large gathering of people on Laurel Street when shots were fired.  The two students were injured and went to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. They have both been released […]

Expressive Activity at VCU – Fall 2022

Dear students, VCU is a very diverse community with a host of differing viewpoints reflecting each of our personal lenses through which we see, and experience, the world. This diversity of viewpoint and opinion is a tremendous asset to our community. Our hope is that you engage in conversations with others who share similar and […]

Welcome to the 2022 fall semester from VCU Student Affairs

Dear VCU Students, Welcome to VCU for the fall 2022 semester!  We are so happy you are part of our VCU Ramily. Below are some points of possible interest and resources related to well-being, success in the classroom, opportunities for involvement and the safety of our VCU community. Well-being and mental healthNew this year, VCU […]

VCU Weeks of Welcome Events and Programs

Dear VCU Students, As the fall semester officially begins with classes for many of you today, there are many great opportunities to get involved at VCU this semester. One of those opportunities is by attending VCU’s Weeks of Welcome event and utilizing RamsConnect to do so. There is no cost for participating in VCU’s Weeks of Welcome events. VCU […]

RamStrong: Resources for staying healthy and well

Dear VCU Students, We all have roles in fostering a safe and healthy campus environment. Part of this responsibility is making time for our own personal health and well-being. As we prepare for the new academic year, it is more important than ever that students understand what resources are available and where to find them.  […]

Hazing prevention and discipline

Dear students, One of our core values as an institution is promoting a climate of trust, honesty and integrity in which all people are valued and differences are recognized as an asset. We aspire to be a university that welcomes all and excludes none. At VCU, hazing is antithetical to our values and has no […]

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