Student Affairs Blog

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Dear VCU Students,

Whether you are joining us on campus or online, welcome to VCU for the fall 2021 semester. Below are some points of possible interest and resources related to being on campus, success in the classroom, opportunities for involvement and the safety of our VCU community.

As a university community it will continue to be important to take personal responsibility in ensuring our health to protect our community by adhering to university health guidelines which will be updated at One VCU: Better Together as conditions change.

As learning continues with the start of the semester, I encourage you to familiarize yourself with the pass/fail grade option for undergraduate students, VCU’s attendance policy, and key dates on the academic calendar, including the final exam schedule. Throughout the semester, please visit the updated Keep on Being Well website with reminders to help students be and stay well.

There are many great opportunities to get involved this semester. Some include serving on the Student Affairs Student Wellness Advisory Committee, the Senior Vice Provost’s Advisory Council, attending Weeks of Welcome events and visiting our offices in person, online or through the VCU Mobile app.

Contributing positively to the university and greater Richmond community is an integral part of being a VCU Ram. As members of our VCU and Richmond community, it is important to practice civility and to be considerate of those living around you. 

VCU Police encourage students to be aware of their surroundings at all times and to report any suspicious behavior to police immediately. Additionally, all members of the VCU community are encouraged to become familiar with the Threat Assessment and Violence Prevention Policy.

VCU is committed to providing an environment free from sexual misconduct, assault, harassment or any sex/gender discrimination that may violate Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and other state and federal laws. To make a report and for additional information, please visit the Title IX website.

Please always feel free to contact me in person, by phone, or by email. I am always interested in your success and how we might support you in reaching your goals.

Best wishes for a great semester,

Charles Klink, Ph.D.
Senior Vice Provost for Student Affairs
(804) 828-1244

Categories Fall 2021 - Spring 2022