Others recognize our commitment to diversity and inclusion — VCU is a federal Minority Serving Institution designated by the U.S. Department of Education. So no matter who you are, you’ll feel a sense of inclusion here, in a place designed to break barriers.
In Diverse: Issues in Higher Education’s list of Top 100 African American Bachelor’s Degree producing universities
Of VCU first-years are first-generation college students
Of students are from minority populations
Engage in equity and inclusion
VCU’s Office of Institutional Equity, Effectiveness and Success is making sure all feel welcome here, and has been doing so for close to a decade.Find out how
Celebrate every culture
Our Office of Multicultural Student Affairs works to bring all cultures together as a resource for learning opportunities, events and more.Explore OMSA
Connect with a cause
Join any of our more than 400 groups that include culture-specific groups, social justice efforts and cause-driven organizations.Check them out
When everyone does well, we each do well.
In VCU's Strategic Enrollment Management and Student Success (SEMSS) division, we place students' needs first. With student support services such as You First and TRIO, and initiatives like Men of Color, we're focused on making academic success achievable by all.