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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

Jan. 10, 2022

VCU researcher receives major grant to design and test a comprehensive assessment of sexual health

The grant is the largest in the history of VCU’s Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies.

Winfred Walker. “It is important to understand that you have the power to choose your own path in life.” (Kevin Morley, University Marketing)

Dec. 7, 2021

Class of 2021: Winfred Walker is an advocate for racial equity at VCU and better representation in comics

The College of Humanities and Sciences student aims to help create a more racially just society through his work in the community and his research.

A new Native writer/artist residency program at VCU will honor the late Karenne Wood.

Nov. 29, 2021

Humanities Research Center launches Native writer/artist residency program

The program honors the legacy of Karenne Wood, a member of the Monacan Indian tribe and a poet, activist, tribal historian and educator who lectured at VCU on many occasions.

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