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Oct 15, 2018
With Election Day fast approaching, VCU students are registering to vote in droves, helping Richmond community members get registered, and making plans to get to the polls on Nov. 6.
Oct 7, 2018
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam and VCU community partner, Daily Planet Health Services, were both recognized for their outstanding efforts in support of the health of Virginians in the annual Heroes in Health Care awards presented by the Virginia Health Care Foundation on Sept. 24.
"What is the hallmark of a VCU education? It’s an engaged, real-world experience. That happens within the classroom, but also outside the classroom. It’s what you do on campus, as well as in the off-campus community. And voting is a large part of that.” - Lynn Pelco, Ph.D., associate vice provost for community engagement
VCU is recognized as a top college for student voters. VCU Votes is a coalition of students and faculty members across campus that are leading the effort to register, educate and mobilize VCU student voters.
Disaster Relief: How to Help
With Hurricanes Florence and Michael causing fatalities, heavy flooding, wind damage and widespread loss of property, residents in affected areas face the arduous task of cleaning up, repairing and rebuilding homes and businesses.
If you want to help, the Division of Community Engagement encourages you to refer to information provided by the Virginia Department of Emergency Management.
Get to Know Richmond
Combining the amenities of a major metropolitan area with the charm and convenience of a small historic city, Richmond provides an engaging backdrop for work, play and study.
DCE Staff Pick:
The Valentine Museum’s neighborhood walking tours explore the history and evolution of Richmond’s diverse neighborhoods. Go beyond the highlights and uncover each neighborhood’s best-kept secrets.
RVA History and Culture
The DCE encourages faculty to check out RVA History and Culture, a project with representatives from University of Richmond, VCU, Virginia Union University, Reynolds Community College, and the Valentine Museum. The group was assembled to develop a collaborative strategy to orient faculty to Richmond’s History so that they have context for their teaching, research, and community engagement and can develop authentic partnerships.