Office of Student Accessibility & Educational Opportunity (SAEO): SAEO assists in creating a learning environment where all students have equal access to every aspect of the University's programs, services, and activities. They do this through partnerships with students, faculty, and staff to promote students' independence and to ensure the recognition of students' abilities, not disabilities. SAEO determines appropriate academic adjustments such as program and exam modifications, classroom accommodations, and auxiliary aids once students have self-identified themselves and completed the eligibility process.
More information about SAEO can be found at https://students.vcu.edu/dss/.
Phone: (804) 828-2253
Location: MPC, University Student Commons, Room 102, 907Floyd Avenue
Campus Learning Center (CLC): The CLC provides quality academic support to all Virginia Commonwealth University undergraduates. From one-on-one tutoring, academic coaching and drop-in tutoring to Supplemental Instruction sessions, the CLC offers a variety of ways to help students do well in their classes and reach their academic goals.
More information about the CLC can be found at http://clc.vcu.edu/.
Phone: (804) 827-8108
Location: Hibbs Hall, 1st Floor, 900 Park Ave.
Writing Center: The Writing Center is a peer-based learning support service for currentlyenrolled VCU students. Its primary focus is to help students become the strongest writers possible.
More information about the Writing Center can be found at http://writing.vcu.edu/.
Phone: (804) 828-4851
Location: Academic Learning Commons, Room 4203, 1000 Floyd Ave.
University Counseling Services (UCS): UCS aims to provide comprehensive evaluation and consultation for students on best options for their mental health care. This information can include any of the following: case management, referral services to a community provider, brief individual and couples therapy, group therapy, consultation, and resiliency workshops.
More information about UCS services and how to make an appointment can be found at https://students.vcu.edu/counseling/services/.
Students with psychiatric emergencies can reach the on-call therapist provided by UCS at (804) 828-1234.
Phone: MPC (804) 828-6200 | MCV Campus (804) 828-3964
Locations: MPC, University Student Commons, Room 238, 907 Floyd Ave.
MCV Campus, VMI Building, Room 412, 1000 E. Marshall St.
Private Providers: List can be obtained through University Counseling Services.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, across the United States.
More information about the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline can be found at http://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/.
Phone: (800) 273-8255
University Student Health Services (Student Health): Student Health provides quality outpatient medical care and public health services, which includes health education programming that empowers students to become full participants in their health care. Student Health services are covered by a health fee that is billed to the student's account each semester. The health fee is billed automatically to all full-time students. Part-time students are charged the health fee only if they present to clinic requesting services.
More information about Student Health and services provided can be found at https://students.vcu.edu/health/services/#.
Phone: MPC (804) 828-8828 | MCV Campus (804) 828-9220
Locations: MPC 1300 W. Broad St., Suite 2200
MCV Campus 1000 E. Marshall St., Room 305
Student Health After-Hours: Student Health Services is closed after hours and on weekends & holidays. However, a designated staff member is available for phone consultation after regular office hours if an urgent medical problem arises. The on-call medical provider can be reached at (804) 828-8828 or (804) 828-9220. Students with psychiatric emergencies can reach the on-call therapist provided by University Counseling Services at (804) 828-1234.
Urgent Care Resources:
- Patient First (multiple locations): Closest location to VCU is Patient First - Carytown, 12 N. Thompson St, (804) 359-1337, open 8am to 10pm daily
- BetterMed Urgent Care (multiple locations): Closest location to VCU is near Willow Lawn, 5215 W. Broad St, (804) 554-5688, open 8am to 8pm daily
- CVS Minute Clinics (multiple locations)
- Local Emergency Rooms & Hospitals: Students who desire emergency room evaluation should proceed directly to the emergency room or call 911. It is not necessary to contact Student Health’s on-call provider for an emergency room referral.
- VCUHS Emergency Room: 501 North 12th St, Richmond, VA 23298; (804) 828-5250
- St. Mary's Hospital: 5801 Bremo Rd, Richmond, VA 23226; (804) 285-2011
- Chippenham Hospital: 7101 Jahnke Rd, Richmond, VA 23225; (804) 320-3911
- Johnston Willis Hospital: 1401 Johnston-Willis Dr, Richmond, VA 23235; (804) 330-2000
- Henrico Doctors Hospital: 1602 Skipwith Rd, Richmond, VA 23229; (804) 289-4500
- Memorial Regional Medical Center: 8260 Atlee Rd, Mechanicsville, VA 23116; (804) 764- 6300
The Wellness Resource Center (The Well): The Well works with VCU administration and students to maximize student success by fostering a healthy campus environment.
More information about The Well’s resources can be found at http://www.thewell.vcu.edu/. The Well is a Confidential Service with respect to sexual and gender-based harassment/interpersonal violence.
Phone: (804) 828-9355
Location: 815 S. Cathedral Place
VCU Police Department: VCU Police Department provides comprehensive law enforcement and security services to MPC, MCV, and the surrounding Richmond Community. VCU Police Officers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
More information about VCU Police Department and their services can be found at https://police.vcu.edu/.
Phone: (804) 828-1196
Location: 224 E. Broad St.
RamSafe: RamSafe is the point-to-point evening transportation service dedicated for VCU students, faculty and staff. The program provides free transportation to on-campus locations and nearby residences and buildings within defined boundaries on the Monroe Park and MCV campuses. VCU students, faculty and staff are encouraged to submit their requests at ramsafe.vcu.edu or 828-SAFE (7233) between the hours of 5pm and 8am to schedule a ride. RamSafe operates 365 days a year.
More information about RamSafe can be found at http://www.parking.vcu.edu/transportation/ramsafe/.
LiveSafe: VCU Police provides the LiveSafe mobile app to the VCU community. The free app is extremely user friendly and available on all Android and iOS devices. It is a powerful safety tool that allows for more efficient exchanges of information between members of the community and the police department. Users can send the VCU Police information about crimes or ongoing incidents. Users can even send along photos or videos evidence of what is occurring. The VCU Police can also transmit information to users about ongoing incidents or important safety tips. Tips submitted through LiveSafe are monitored by VCU Police dispatchers 24/7, just as all emergency calls at VCU are monitored.
More information about LiveSafe can be found at https://police.vcu.edu/stay-safe/livesafe/.
Off Campus Student Services: Off Campus Student Services provides resources and information for students looking for off campus housing.
More information about off campus housing can be found at https://offcampus.usca.vcu.edu/.
Phone: (804) 828-4514
Contact: Lisa Mathews-Ailsworth at firstname.lastname@example.org
Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (OMSA): OMSA is a resource for Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) students, faculty and staff. The primary mission of OMSA is to assist traditionally underserved and/or underrepresented student populations (i.e. race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender) through advising, support, program development, retention, mentoring and by promoting an appreciation of diversity throughout the campus community.
More information about OMSA can be found at http://www.omsa.vcu.edu/.
Phone: (804) 828-6672
Location: MPC, University Student Commons, Room 215, 907 Floyd Ave.
Military Student Services (MSS): MSS addresses the unique needs of incoming and current veterans, active military and dependent students by counseling them during the application process, directing them to available educational benefits and referring them to helpful university services during their time here.
More information about MSS can be found at http://www.militaryservices.vcu.edu/.
Phone: (804) 828-6563
Location: MPC, Harris Hall, Room 3122, 1015 Floyd Ave.
RamPantry: RamPantry exists to address food insecurity by providing in-need VCU students with emergency food. Any VCU student with a VCU ID can access the Pantry. Food can be picked up at RamPantry once a week on Wednesdays or Thursdays on the Monroe Park Campus or by appointment on the MCV Campus.
More information about RamPantry can be found at http://www.vcustudentfoodpantry.com/.
Phone: (804) 677-2259
Location: MPC, University Student Commons, Room 121, 907 Floyd Ave.
Don't want to pick your order up from RamPantry? Contact Lyndsay to arrange a pick up from her office in the Department!
Student Services Center: The Student Services Center is designed to be a “one-stop shopping” experience where students can get answers to their questions regarding their enrollment at VCU. Staff members in the Student Services Center can answer general questions about student bills, financial aid and registration. The staff also can direct students to the appropriate resources around the university based on their individual needs.
More information about the Student Services Center can be found at http://ssc.vcu.edu/.
Phone: (804) 828-1550
Location: Harris Hall, Room 1100, 1015 Floyd Ave.
Office of Financial Aid: The Office of Financial Aid provides information and assistance on aid programs and financing options to qualified student who desire to pursue an education at VCU may do so without the hindrance of financial barriers.
More information about the Office of Financial Aid can be found at http://finaid.vcu.edu/.
Phone: (804) 828-6669
Location: Harris Hall, 1st floor, 1015 Floyd Ave
Contact your financial aid counselor based on the first letter of your last name:
Last Names A-G: FAIDMAILAG@vcu.edu
Last Names H-N: FAIDMAILHN@vcu.edu
Last names O-Z: FAIDMAILOZ@vcu.edu
March 1, 2017: FAFSA priority filing date for the 2017-18 academic year
Scholarships: While this is not an all-inclusive list, here are some resources to get you started:
- VCU Office of Financial Aid Scholarship Site
- Chesapeake Bay Division of the International Association for Identification (CBD-IAI) Scholarship due June 1, 2017
- VCU Business Services Scholarship Deadline February 2018
- VCU College of Humanities and Sciences Scholarship Deadline February 2018
- Mid-Atlantic Association of Forensic Scientists (MAAFS) Scholarship Deadline March 1, 2018
- Association of Firearm and Toolmark Examiners (AFTE) Scholarship Deadline April 1, 2018
- American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors (ASCLD) Scholarship Deadline April 15, 2018
All new students are required to take the Title IX training, Not Anymore, a 60-minute, interactive, online education program designed to prevent sexual assault, intimate partner violence and stalking through a bystander intervention approach.All first year undergraduates, transfer students, readmitted students, first year graduate and first year professional students are required to complete this training.