Get involved

Now that you’ve completed your transfer, get the most out of your time at VCU by exploring our wide array of extracurricular opportunities.

Tau Sigma National Honor Society

Tau Sigma, the national honor society for transfer students, recognizes the academic achievement of students transferring to VCU and promotes involvement in activities such as recruiting efforts, transfer student orientations, community service projects and social events.

You’re eligible for membership if you’ve completed at least one year at a prior institution and earned at least a 3.5 GPA or placed in the top 20 percent of all incoming transfer students during the first term. Email tausigma@vcu.edu for more details.

Phi Alpha Kappa Transfer Society

Phi Alpha Kappa helps transfer students integrate into the VCU community. Society members provide personal support, facilitate academic and social networking opportunities and connect new students with positive and productive experiences. Membership is open to all students, faculty and staff at VCU.

Transfer Student Leadership Program

The Office of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement in University Student Commons & Activities is proud to offer a leadership program specifically for transfer students. Through 7 weekly sessions, this program provides leadership development opportunities and fosters a sense of belonging and ownership as a member of the VCU community. Each cohort will work together with staff to explore their understanding of leadership and gain practical skills for being an exemplary leader.

Registration and information sessions are available on RamsConnect.

Student organizations

VCU is home to hundreds of diverse student groups. We’re confident you’ll find your niche.

Advising

To connect with your advisor and register for classes, attend a New Student Orientation session before your first semester.

If you’re unable to attend NSO, contact the New Student and Family Programs office. You may then have to make an arrangement with an advisor within the department that houses your major.