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  • Neurodiverse
  • Deaf & Hard of Hearing
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General Information
910 W Franklin St
Richmond , Virginia 23284-2512

Disability Resource Office

Student Accessibility and Educational Opportunity
University Student Commons, Suite 018, PO Box 842529
907 Floyd Avenue
Richmond, VA 23284
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About Virginia Commonwealth University

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) is a prestigious public university situated in the vibrant city of Richmond, Virginia. With a rich history dating back to 1838, VCU has evolved into a renowned institution known for its outstanding academic programs, cutting-edge research, and commitment to diversity and inclusivity.

As a public university, VCU provides a high-quality education while prioritizing accessibility for students. The university offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs across various disciplines, ensuring that students have ample choices to pursue their academic and career goals. From arts and sciences to business, engineering, health sciences, and the humanities, VCU offers more than 200 degree programs, including 59 bachelors, 69 masters, and 42 doctoral programs.

VCU’s commitment to academic excellence is evidenced by its distinguished faculty, many of whom are renowned experts in their respective fields. These faculty members are dedicated to providing students with a challenging and intellectually stimulating learning environment, one that encourages critical thinking, creativity, and innovation. By fostering interdisciplinary collaborations and encouraging research opportunities, VCU empowers its students to become the next generation of leaders, scholars, and professionals.

Beyond academics, VCU offers a vibrant campus life that enriches the student experience. The university boasts over 500 student organizations and clubs, catering to various interests and passions. These organizations provide valuable opportunities for students to connect with like-minded individuals, develop leadership skills, and make lifelong friendships. Additionally, VCU’s Division of Student Affairs organizes a myriad of events, including concerts, art exhibitions, community service initiatives, and cultural festivals, ensuring that there is always something exciting happening on campus.

Located in the heart of Richmond, VCU also benefits from its vibrant surrounding community. Richmond, the capital of Virginia, is renowned for its rich history, cultural diversity, and thriving arts scene. From museums, art galleries, and theaters to music festivals, craft breweries, and trendy restaurants, Richmond offers a vibrant and dynamic backdrop for students. The city’s proximity to Washington D.C. and other major metropolitan areas also presents numerous internship and employment opportunities. Moreover, VCU’s strong ties with local industries ensure that students have access to valuable experiential learning opportunities, giving them a competitive edge as they transition into their careers.

Another notable aspect of VCU is its commitment to diversity and inclusion. The university takes pride in embracing individuals from all walks of life, fostering an environment where students feel valued, respected, and supported. As a result, VCU consistently ranks among the top institutions for diversity and inclusivity. The university’s dedication to promoting equity and social justice is reflected in its numerous initiatives, education programs, and multicultural events that foster a sense of belonging among its diverse student body.

In conclusion, Virginia Commonwealth University stands out as a renowned public university, offering a wide range of academic programs, fostering a vibrant campus life, and providing numerous opportunities for growth and development. Located in the vibrant city of Richmond, VCU combines the richness of academic pursuits with the diversity and cultural vibrancy of its surrounding community. Whether it be through rigorous academics, innovative research opportunities, or a dynamic campus experience, VCU prepares its students to make a meaningful impact in their chosen fields and become global citizens.

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Disability Accommodations

Services Provided

      • Notetaking Assistance
      • Exam Accomodations
      • Alternate Learning Material Formats (e-text, large print, etc.)
      • Scribe Services
      • Qualified Readers
      • Assistive technologies (screen readers, voice input, etc.)
      • Qualified Sign Language Interpreters
      • Text-Based Accommodations (CART or C-Print)

      Services Provided

          • Degree Curriculum Substitutions
          • Priority Enrollment
          • Reduced courseload
          • Medical leave
          • Residence Hall Accommodations

          Campus Accessibility

          Accessible Level

              • Student Health Services
              • Mental Health Support Services
              • The library(ies)
              • Institution Online Platforms
              • Recreational and Athletic Facilities
              • Student Community Center and Other Common Gathering Areas
              • Primary Educational Facilities Used for Classes
              • Entertainment and Event Facilities
              • On-Campus Transit
              • Close Off-Campus Transit
              • Student Housing
              • Essential Administrative Offices (financial aid, registration, students services, career counseling, etc.)

              Services Provided

                  • Dietary Meal Plan Accommodations
                  • Service and Emotional Support Animals
                  • Study Abroad Program Accommodations
                  • Internship, Externship, Field Placement, or other For-Credit, Off-Campus Work Experience Accommodations