Campus-Wide Events

  • June 28

    #OneVCU Pride Mixer: Health Sciences Interprofessional Pride Mixer

    Friday, June 28, 2024, noon – 2:00 p.m.

    The Interprofessional Pride Collaborative, consisting of Pride organizations from VCU and VCU Health, is hosting a Health Sciences Interprofessional Pride Mixer. This event is open to all students, faculty and staff of VCU and VCU Health. Participants will have the opportunity to embrace community while working to enhance LGBTQIA+ visibility in the health sciences. Lunch will be provided.

    The event will take place in the Adult Outpatient Pavilion building in the 9th floor Conference Room.

    Learn more and register here.

  • Ongoing

    Call for Nominations: SOM Staff Distinction Awards Nomination window now open

    See specific times and dates below

    This Initiative, sponsored by the SOM Human Resources Department in collaboration with the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Inclusion Council, will feature four individual excellence awards and one team category for excellence in collaboration award. Some upcoming dates to remember: 

    May 15 – Nominations window opens 

    June 3 – Nominations window closes 

    July 17 – Award ceremony (winners announced) 

    Learn more here.

  • Ongoing

    Dialogue to Action: Community-building Circles to Foster a Culture of Respect and a Shared Sense of Belonging

    See specific times and dates below

    The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is launching a new resource to foster more meaningful intergroup relationships and communications. Open to all, this series seeks to create a sense of belonging through the sharing of stories, active listening and building and strengthening relationships and connections.

    Wednesday, June 12, 2024, noon – 1:00 p.m.
    This event will be held in MMEC, room 7-101
    Learn more and register here.

    Friday, July 12, 2024, noon – 1:00 p.m.
    This event will be held in MMEC, room 7-101
    Learn more and register here.

  • July 11

    Stepping In 4 Respect Workshops

    Thursday, July 11, 2024, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

    Learn to support your School of Medicine colleagues and address discrimination and other forms of mistreatment in our clinical and learning environments. These interactive workshops utilize video scenarios, interactive debriefing discussions and improvisation experiences to help participants learn how to use a positive approach to addressing discriminatory behavior in the health care environment. While the workshops are clinically focused, the skills taught are transferable to non-clinical settings. These in-person workshops are open to all.

    Thursday, July 11, 2024, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
    This event will be held in MMEC, room 3-101
    Learn more and register here.

  • July 17

    Staff Distinction Awards Ceremony

    Wednesday, July 17, 2024, noon – 1:00 p.m.

    Awardees will be announced and honored at our Staff Distinction Awards Ceremony, followed by a reception.

    This event will take place in the MMEC Learning Theater.

    Learn more and register here

DEI in the News

Dialogue: What We Believe

We reaffirm the core values of human dignity and of mutual, unconditional respect, and we acknowledge our responsibility to condemn racism and all forms of discrimination.

Our students, trainees, faculty, staff, alumni and community members are valued partners who provide essential perspective and context for how we more forthrightly conduct this work. Listening is the first step in making meaningful change, and we are inspired and humbled by the feedback and engagement from our School of Medicine community.

Join the conversation

Action: What We Are Doing

We are collaborating across our campus, health system and university to foster a welcoming community that supports and values people of all cultural backgrounds and life experiences and makes our medical school a more diverse and representative place to work.

Cultivating such an environment is essential to the fulfillment of our mission to improve the quality of health care for humanity, and we are committed to engaging in dialogue across the breadth of our community to fuel our short-term, mid-range and long-term actions.

Read more about our initiatives

Engagement

Where We Are Headed

As a pivotal step in turning dialogue into action, the School of Medicine is proud to announce its inaugural Inclusion Council. Members include students, trainees, faculty, staff, alumni and community members who are dedicated to this vital journey.

We remain committed to communicating openly and forthrightly about pertinent developments and activities moving forward, and we welcome your continued input, advocacy and engagement.

Learn more

Learn more about other efforts to address race, diversity, equity and inclusion across VCU’s campuses and in the community.

DEI Resources