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.  

  • #26

    In Diverse: Issues in Higher Education’s list of Top 100 African American Bachelor’s Degree producing universities

  • 30%

    Of VCU first-years are first-generation college students

  • 47%

    Of students are from minority populations

  • Students having a conversation with a service dog and owner
  • 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
  • Students explore Qatari culture
  • Students working in the community
  • 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
CTA image

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.

Learn about SEMSS initiatives

The culture [at VCU] is amazing, really diverse, really open and accepting. You can really express yourself, however you are.
Yosef Mirakov Cohen, marketing graduate