• Turn Awareness into Action.


    Academic Scholars Program in Real Environments (ASPiRE) enriches and deepens students' understanding of their capacity to create positive change in communities through coursework, co-curricular experiences and a vibrant residential environment.

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ASPiRE students live in the heart of VCU’s campus in the new West Grace South Residence Hall for two years.ASPiRE Living

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Aspire Learning

ASPiRE students take a four-semester curricular sequence designed specifically for the program.ASPiRE Learning

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Community Engagement

ASPiRE students work with community partners to address critical community needs.ASPiRE Engagement

Attend a Fall 2018 Open House

VCU ASPiRE welcomes interested students to attend an open house to learn more about the living-learning program.

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“ASPiRE has changed me into a more culturally competent individual. I have become inspired to fight for the underrepresented and less fortunate, and I feel as if I am part of a giant family.”- Andrew Batz, ASPiRE student

Division of Community Engagement
ASPiRE Living-Learning Program 
835 West Grace Street 
Box 842538
Richmond, Virginia 23284-3062 
Phone: (804) 827-1759 
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