The latest from President Rao
On Nov. 30, VCU hosted a day-long symposium to reflect on its history across the past 50 years.
Vision and goals
Virginia Commonwealth University’s six-year strategic plan, Quest for Distinction, sets forth the vision for VCU to be the nation’s premier urban, public research university. Now in its final months, Quest rests upon three themes that outline the university’s institutional priorities, goals and strategies.
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Become a leader among national research universities in providing all students with high-quality learning/living experiences focused on inquiry, discovery and innovation in a global environment.
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Attain distinction as a fully integrated urban, public research university through contributions in human health, research, scholarship and creative expression that advance knowledge and enhance the quality of life.
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Become a national model for community engagement and regional impact.
For more information, visit the VCU strategic plan website for the latest updates, implementation process and copies of the full Quest for Distinction document and executive summary.