This is the preliminary (or launch) version of the 2020-21 VCU Bulletin. This edition includes all programs and courses approved by the publication deadline; however we may receive notification of additional program approvals after the launch. The final edition and full PDF version will include these updates and will be available in August prior to the beginning of the fall semester.
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Charles Klink, Ph.D.
Senior vice provost for student affairs
The Division of Student Affairs comprises departments promoting the intellectual, cultural, personal, social, moral, financial, physical and psychological development of Virginia Commonwealth University students. The division provides administrative support for key policies of the university, including the VCU Honor System and the University Rules and Procedures. Visit the Division of Student Affairs online for updated information throughout the year.
Departments and offices
Dean of Students Office
Staff members in the dean’s office help students chart a path toward success, overcome barriers and ensure support services are being utilized. Visit the DOS website for additional information.
Health Promotion and Well-Being Center
The Health Promotion and Well-Being Center, also referenced as “The Well,” maximizes student success by fostering a healthy campus environment and is the public health outreach branch of University Student Health Services. Visit the Health Promotion and Well-Being Center’s website for additional information.
New Student and Family Programs
NSFP provides support for students and their families to help with the transition to college life. Visit the NSFP website for additional information.
Office of Multicultural Student Affairs
The OMSA features cultural programs, discussion groups, student organizations, scholarship opportunities and much more in an effort to strengthen the university’s sense of community through cultural appreciation. Visit the OMSA website for additional information.
Office of Student Conduct and Academic Integrity
This office supports the educational mission of the university by educating students about appropriate behavior and fostering a community supporting academic success. Visit their website for more information.
Rams in Recovery
Rams in Recovery is VCU’s collegiate recovery program which works to ensure that students do not have to choose between their recovery and their education. They support students inside and outside the classroom, organize events and trips, offer recovery housing and more. Visit the Rams in Recovery website for more information.
Recreational Sports offers a range of programmed and informal recreational, fitness and sports activities for VCU students and faculty/staff/alumni/plus one members. Visit the Rec Sports website for more information.
Residential Life and Housing
This unit provides safe, inclusive and well-maintained facilities where intentional communities are built to empower residents in their academic excellence, citizenship and personal growth. See the Residential Life and Housing website for more information.
Student Accessibility and Educational Opportunity
Student Accessibility and Educational Opportunity assists students with disabilities registered for classes on the Monroe Park Campus to identify and utilize reasonable accommodations, supports and services. Visit the SAEO website for more information.
Student Media Center
The Student Media Center is dedicated to the support and encouragement of responsible, independent student media to connect, explore and enrich the lives of the university’s many constituencies.
Technology Support Services
Technology Support Services provide technical support and services to the Division of Student Affairs staff through the DSA help desk and VCU students through the Resnet help desk. Students can use their eID to sign in to the LANDESK for technology support.
University Counseling Services
UCS creates an environment that fosters student growth, development and psychological well-being through direct clinical service, education and prevention. Visit the UCS website for more information.
University Student Health Services
USHS provides quality outpatient medical care and public health services, which also includes health education programming that empowers students to become full participants in their health care. Find more information on the USHS website.
University Student Commons and Activities
The facilities, services and programs of USCA, including Fraternity and Sorority Life, Student Government Association and Activities Programming Board, bring together all members of the VCU community and contributes to intellectual, emotional and social growth through informal interaction. Visit the USCA website for more information.
VCU LEAD is a living-learning program for undergraduate students of sophomore status or above, focused on developing graduates who can successfully lead professional and civic organizations within their respective fields.
Student government associations
The VCU Student Government Association is an elected body of students who are organized into three branches — executive, legislative and judicial — with various committees. Nonelected, at-large members are encouraged to join most of these committees. All meetings of the senate are open to the public. Visit the SGA website for more information.
The Graduate Student Association serves as an advocate for graduate students at VCU. It sponsors events such as meet-and-greets, monthly socials and the annual Graduate Research Symposium that are designed to enhance academic skills, provide professional development opportunities and facilitate an active social environment. The GSA and the Graduate School work together to assist students with travel costs for academic conferences. The GSA places students on campuswide committees to ensure concerns of graduate students are heard. Visit the Graduate School website for more information.
University policies and procedures
A number of policies and regulations at VCU affect students, and many of these are printed in the general information chapters of this bulletin. Two policy documents are of particular interest to students.
- VCU Student Code of Conduct: outlines the responsibilities of student conduct from the time of application for admission through the actual awarding of their degree
- VCU Honor System: defines academic dishonesty and provides a procedure for judging alleged violators of academic integrity
Each student is responsible for being familiar with the provisions of all university policies and regulations. The policy documents described above are available in the VCU Policy Library, which is an excellent online resource.