University Counseling Services
Your mental health matters. The UCS provides case management, referral services to a community provider, brief individual and couples therapy, group therapy, consultation and resiliency workshops.
VCU and the School of the Arts provide a number of resources to assist traditionally underserved and/or underrepresented student populations.
- Accessibility and Disability Resources
- Safe Zone designated spaces across campus that offer support for LGBTQ+ students
- Additional LGBTQ+ mental health resources
- The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs promotes an appreciation of diversity through events, forums, scholarships and more.
- The Student Accessibility and Educational Opportunity office provides accommodations to eligible students with disabilities.
- The VCU Division for Inclusive Excellence leads the university’s efforts to strengthen our core mission and culture of inclusion and diversity.
- A partnership with the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities, which facilitates programming and workshops to achieve success through inclusion.
- The VCU Office of the Ombudsperson, an independent dispute resolution practitioner for faculty, staff and students.
- View the VCU policy on preventing and responding to discrimination.
- Plus, check out this guide to pronoun best practices.
At VCUarts, we have been offering professional development and other educational opportunities to listen, learn and grow. This summer, a number of our faculty, staff and administrators attended the Challenging Racial Disparities Conference. Attendees also received a list of anti-racism resources—from books and articles to podcasts and movies—that may be found here: bit.ly/ANTIRACISMRESOURCES
Additional anti-racism resources
- Black Wall Street Massacre
- The Rosewood Massacre
- “Your Black Colleagues may look like they are okay—chances are they are not”
- TED Talks on Race
- Racial Equity tools
- VCU Guide to Writing Anti-Racism Syllabus Statements
- Title IX policy
- Sex-based Misconduct Policy
- Expectations of Ethical Conduct Policy
- Duty to report and Protection Against Retaliation
- Employee Code of Conduct
Students, faculty and staff can report incidents of bias and prohibited conduct using the reporting tools below:
One of the best ways to feel at home in the VCU and School of the Arts communities is to get involved with one of the 400 student organizations at VCU. Within VCUarts, Black Art Student Empowerment (B.A.S.E.) and Queer Arts Club are dedicated to representation and inclusion of our diverse community.