Mission, Vision, Values and Strategic Plan


Through our programs, services, and facilities, the Division of Student Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) champions holistic student development by fostering inclusive communities and providing dynamic, integrative learning experiences that prepare our students to be thoughtfully engaged contributors to the global community.


Educating all students to become innovative, courageous, and socially engaged leaders.


VCU Division of Student Affairs fosters a community committed to excellence by upholding values that promote student success, diversity, integrity, wellness and community.


We develop meaningful and collaborative relationships with others to positively impact student learning and engagement. We achieve this by encouraging staff in the division to become life-long learners by providing a variety of professional development activities. 


We seek to empower all members of our community by providing inclusive environments, advocating for social justice, and fostering equity. 


We uphold the highest ethical standards of honesty, openness, and transparency. We utilize assessment, data, and research to inform resource management, decision-making, and practices with an intentional focus on student learning and program sustainability. 

Student Success 

We contribute to the success, persistence, and employability of students by providing leadership in wellness, diversity, and experiential learning. We create innovative student-centered experiences and proactively respond to the diverse needs of our student body. 


We promote the comprehensive holistic development of the physical, emotional, intellectual, occupational, financial, social, and spiritual health of our campus community members.

Learn more about our Strategic Plan.