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Equity and Access Services leads, coordinates and supports civil rights compliance, including Title IX, for Virginia Commonwealth University.

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Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law intended to end sex discrimination in all areas of education. Conduct prohibited by Title IX includes sexual harassment, gender-based discrimination and sexual violence. Learn more »

Report sexual misconduct/violence or sex/gender discrimination » Review the Title IX process »

Contact us to discuss other discrimination, harassment or accessibility concerns.

Report other forms of discrimination or harassment » Make ADA requests or report accessibility concerns »


Transgender Support Group

Tuesdays, Starting 2/14/17 11:00 a.m. The Well (815 S. Cathedral)

This weekly, student-facilitated group is open to any student who would like to attend and identifies as T/GNC or is questioning their gender. This private space will offer students community, resources, and support. No prior attendance necessary! Please arrive 15 minutes early if it is your first time attending.

For more information & accommodations, please email myoptions@vcu.edu

News: Three from VCU honored as unsung heroes of Richmond’s black LGBTQ community

Diversity Richmond, the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia and other organizations on Friday honored two Virginia Commonwealth University staff people and one VCU faculty member as unsung heroes of Richmond’s black LGBTQ community.

Among the 17 people recognized at the inaugural “Black and Bold: RVA’s Unsung Black LGBTQ Community Gala” were Austin Higgs, operations coordinator in the office of Equity and Access Services at VCU; Eric King, an adjunct professor in the Department of Political Science in the College of Humanities and Sciences; and Paris Fitzgerald Prince, senior LGBTQ equity officer in the office of Equity and Access Services at VCU.

Read the full article.

PACME Award 2017: Call for Nominations

Nominations are open for the Presidential Awards for Community Multicultural Enrichment (PACME). For over 20 years, VCU has recognized individuals who have made significant contributions and efforts toward enhancing the goals of inclusive excellence and VCU’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. 

Nominations should be submitted electronically by February 28, 2017. Information, award criteria, and the nomination form are available at http://www.inclusive.vcu.edu/diversity-awards/pacme/.

Save the date: The 2017 PACME awards will be presented on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. in the University Student Commons, Commonwealth Ballroom.