901 Floyd Avenue
Box 843017
Richmond, Virginia 23284-3017
(804) 828-1244
Fax: (804) 828-2180

Charles Klink, Ph.D.
Senior vice provost for student affairs

The Division of Student Affairs comprises departments promoting the intellectual, cultural, personal, social, moral, financial, physical and psychological development of Virginia Commonwealth University students. The division provides administrative support for key policies of the university, including the VCU Honor System and the University Rules and Procedures. Visit the Division of Student Affairs online for updated information throughout the year.

Departments, offices and programs

Dean of Students Office

Staff members in the dean’s office help students chart a path toward success, overcome barriers and ensure support services are being utilized. Visit the DOS website for additional information.

New Student and Family Programs

NSFP provides support for students and their families to help with the transition to college life. Visit the NSFP website for additional information.

Office of Multicultural Student Affairs

The OMSA features cultural programs, discussion groups, student organizations, scholarship opportunities and much more in an effort to strengthen the university’s sense of community through cultural appreciation. Visit the OMSA website for additional information.

Office of Student Conduct and Academic Integrity

This office supports the educational mission of the university by educating students about appropriate behavior and fostering a community supporting academic success. Visit their website for more information.

Rams in Recovery

Rams in Recovery is VCU’s collegiate recovery program which works to ensure that students do not have to choose between their recovery and their education. They support students inside and outside the classroom, organize events and trips, offer recovery housing and more. Visit the Rams in Recovery website for more information.

Recreation and Well-Being (RecWell)

The Division of Student Affairs is pleased to introduce VCU Recreation and Well-Being as a newly formed entity. The VCU Health Promotion and Well-Being Center (The Well) and Recreational Sports completed a semester-long integration process during the spring of 2021, to become one department that will better serve the health and well-being needs of the VCU community. RecWell will continue to provide a broad range of programs and services that support student well-being, including group exercise, outdoor adventure, intramural sports, personal training and much more. Facilities are located on both the MCV and Monroe Park campuses. To participate in and learn more about those opportunities, visit the Rec Sports website and the Health Promotion and Well-Being Center's website for additional information.

Residential Life and Housing

This unit provides safe, inclusive and well-maintained facilities where intentional communities are built to empower residents in their academic excellence, citizenship and personal growth. See the Residential Life and Housing website for more information.

Student Accessibility and Educational Opportunity

Student Accessibility and Educational Opportunity assists students with disabilities registered for classes on the Monroe Park Campus to identify and utilize reasonable accommodations, supports and services. Visit the SAEO website for more information.

Student Media Center

The Student Media Center is dedicated to the support and encouragement of responsible, independent student media to connect, explore and enrich the lives of the university’s many constituencies.

Technology Support Services

Technology Support Services provide technical support and services to the Division of Student Affairs staff through the DSA help desk and VCU students through the Resnet help desk. Students can use their eID to sign in to the LANDESK for technology support.

University Counseling Services

UCS creates an environment that fosters student growth, development and psychological well-being through direct clinical service, education and prevention. Visit the UCS website for more information.

University Student Health Services

USHS provides quality outpatient medical care and public health services, which also includes health education programming that empowers students to become full participants in their health care. Find more information on the USHS website.

University Student Commons and Activities

The facilities, services and programs of USCA, including Fraternity and Sorority Life, Student Government Association and Activities Programming Board, bring together all members of the VCU community and contributes to intellectual, emotional and social growth through informal interaction. Visit the USCA website for more information.

VCU Transform

VCU Transform is the living-learning program open to undergraduate students of sophomore status or above. Students in the program will develop as local, national and global leaders through experiential learning in leadership studies, community engagement and global competency. Students who participate and complete the VCU Transform living-learning program will receive a Certificate of Completion in Leadership Studies and Experiential Learning.

Student government associations

The VCU Student Government Association is an elected body of students who are organized into three branches — executive, legislative and judicial — with various committees. Nonelected, at-large members are encouraged to join most of these committees. All meetings of the senate are open to the public. Visit the SGA website for more information.

The Graduate Student Association serves as an advocate for graduate students at VCU. It sponsors events such as meet-and-greets, monthly socials and the annual Graduate Research Symposium that are designed to enhance academic skills, provide professional development opportunities and facilitate an active social environment. The GSA and the Graduate School work together to assist students with travel costs for academic conferences. The GSA places students on campuswide committees to ensure concerns of graduate students are heard. Visit the Graduate School website for more information.

University policies and procedures

A number of policies and regulations at VCU affect students, and many of these are printed in the general information chapters of this bulletin. Two policy documents are of particular interest to students.

  • VCU Student Code of Conduct: outlines the responsibilities of student conduct from the time of application for admission through the actual awarding of their degree
  • VCU Honor System: defines academic dishonesty and provides a procedure for judging alleged violators of academic integrity

Each student is responsible for being familiar with the provisions of all university policies and regulations. The policy documents described above are available in the VCU Policy Library, which is an excellent online resource.