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Find your happy place

Get involved

Virginia Commonwealth University is a vibrant, welcoming community.

It’s a place where you can be yourself or figure out who that self is. The best way to do that is to meet other people. People with similar interests, people who are completely different, people you’d never meet otherwise.

They’ll make your college experience meaningful and help you be a part of something bigger than yourself.

Boredom is not an option

You’ll discover things you love to do here, and you’ll find others who love those things, too.

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Student orgs

With nearly 500 organizations, it’s easy to meet people who share your interests, whether it’s helping the homeless, bass fishing or the love of all things Disney. Find your club.

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Greek life

There are 40 fraternities and sororities at VCU that can help you find you niche. Learn more about VCU’s greek life.

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Student Government Association

VCU’s SGA gives you the chance to advocate for fellow students, work with the university’s administration and flex your leadership muscles. Step up to the plate.

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Recreational Sports

If being active and staying fit is important to you, you’re in luck. We offer workout facilities, pools, intramural sports, club sports, exercise classes and much more. Rec Sports’ Outdoor Adventure Program features trips, gear rentals and a bike shop. Get moving.

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With one of the top arts schools in the country, it should come as no surprise that the arts are huge at VCU. There’s always an exhibit to visit or a performance to see. See what’s on.

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Student media

From our radio station to our award-winning student newspaper, there are plenty of ways to make your voice heard and add clips to your portfolio. Check out student media options.

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Study abroad

VCU offers tons of study abroad options and is part of a network of more than 300 universities in more than 50 countries. The best part? Many program fees cost the same as VCU’s in-state tuition, room and board. Get ready for an adventure.

Quick Facts

468 student organizations

Students contributed more than 1.3 million hours of community service in 2015-16

38 sport clubs

Make a difference

Giving back is second-nature for VCU students. The university has become a national model for community engagement, with more than 10,000 students actively involved in community service each year. The power to make the world a better place is yours for the taking.


Volunteer opportunities Service-learning programs

Catch the Ram spirit

There’s no place quite like VCU. We celebrate the little (and big) things that make us different from the pack. And when we get together, well, let’s just say we get rowdy and leave it at that.

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Ready to be a Ram?

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