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Equity, Inclusion and Diversity

As a student in the College of Humanities and Sciences (CHS), you will be appreciated for your unique background and perspectives.

You can expect the courses you take, the new friendships you embark on and the clubs and organizations you become a part of to reflect diversity in numerous forms.

We value your different perspectives, life experiences, cultural backgrounds and social identities. These foster our shared principles of inclusive excellence. Our commitment to social justice and equity are further demonstrated through community engagement. You will see our values reflected in activities that promote equity within our local community, whether through experiential learning classes, working on a community-based research project or volunteering.

You can expect resources, such as wellness activities, counseling, training and special events. These resources also include those that are uniquely tailored to your cultural group or social identity. We believe you will feel empowered by the many opportunities available to enable you to be successful.

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As a student at VCU, you'll find multitudes of opportunities to engage with other people—people with similar interests, people who are completely different, people you’d never meet otherwise.

They’ll make your college experience meaningful and help you be a part of something bigger than yourself.

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Equity, Inclusion and Diversity Highlights

Zion Segears gained valuable insight and experience during a summer internship at Columbia University. (Contributed photo)

Aug. 2, 2022

New York internship immerses Zion Segears in physical therapy career

Rising sophomore with graduate school goals explores possibilities of PT.

A panel of speakers sitting in front of a large wall with the words:

July 21, 2022

Humanities Research Center co-leads international symposium on Indigenous media and literature

The center’s director co-organized the event, an opportunity for scholars to discuss Indigenous publications and print culture as part of the center’s ongoing initiative, “On Native Ground.”

Sarah Golding, Ph.D., (left) and Allison Johnson, Ph.D., talk with faculty during a Leaders for Inclusive Learning faculty development workshop in summer 2021. In the yearlong Leaders for Inclusive Learning program, faculty worked to increase student success through inclusive teaching and learning practices and have taken those practices back to their faculty peers in their departments for even greater impact. (Alexis Finc, VCU College of Humanities and Sciences)

July 13, 2022

The goal? Success for every student

Leaders for Inclusive Learning program trains instructors on how best to serve their students and lead systemic change.

Equity and inclusion: our core values

Within the College of Humanities and Sciences, inclusion and diverse representation are vital for the continued forward progression of the university. I see these values exemplified through the mentorship I receive from BIPOC faculty with identities salient to my own, diverse representation of students within my program, as well as through the growing recognition of and increasing value placed on community engaged work within my department.

Bianca 
Owens
Health Psychology Doctoral Student