Integrity and
Compliance Office

Ethics and Compliance Program

FOIA requests

The Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), located in § 2.2-3700, et seq., of the Code of Virginia, provides to citizens of the commonwealth and representatives of the media the right to access public records of public bodies, public officials and public employees, subject to certain exceptions that are identified in the FOIA. The stated purpose of the FOIA is to promote an increased awareness of governmental activities. As a state institution, VCU is subject to the requirements of Virginia’s FOIA.

At VCU, University Public Affairs generally receives and processes FOIA requests; though a request can be directed to anyone at the university. University Counsel is available to assist faculty and staff with questions related to FOIA requests.

What do I do if I receive a FOIA request?

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