January 31, 2016

2016-2017 Graduate School Mentorship Program Announcement and Call for Applications

The Graduate School is pleased to announce a call for applications to the 2016-2017 Graduate School Mentorship Program (GSMP). The GSMP matches undergraduate and graduate students in mentoring relationships in order to expose undergraduate students to the graduate experience as they consider further study and to provide graduate students with the opportunity to develop mentoring skills as they share their own personal experiences with the undergraduate students in the program. Students are matched based on areas of academic discipline and/or interest. Students interested in being matched with a specific student must both indicate this preference on their applications.

Graduate Student Mentor Applicants:
In order to qualify, graduate students must be at least second-year and be in good academic standing.  Interested graduate students should access the application via the GSMP website: http://www.graduate.vcu.edu/development/mentorship.html

Undergraduate Student Mentee Applicants:
Preference is given to applicants going into their sophomore, junior or senior years. Undergraduates are expected to maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 throughout the duration of the program. Interested undergraduate students should access the application via the GSMP website: http://www.graduate.vcu.edu/development/mentorship.html

 Applications should be submitted by March 1st for the initial review.

Applicants will be accepted by rolling admissions.

Applications are available on the GSMP website: http://www.graduate.vcu.edu/development/mentorship.html

January 27, 2016

Do you want to change the world? – Intern needed immediately!

The Honors College is seeking two interns who want to make a positive difference by bringing attention to social justice issues and increasing voter participation among college students. The interns will be expected to work 5-10 hours per week and will  receive a $1,000 to 1,200 stipend. If you are interested in learning more about this unique opportunity for members of the Honors College, contact Dr. Jacqueline Smith-Mason at jsmithmason@vcu.edu and visit https://andrewgoodman.org/ for more information.

Important Registration Dates – REVISED

Add/Drop for full-semester courses ends February 1st at 11:59PM.  Please remember, however, that add/drop dates vary for short courses (such as HONR 399 modules); students can register for or drop a short course through the first day of that particular class. The last day to withdraw from a full-semester course will be Friday, March 25th. The last day to withdraw from a module or short course will also vary: the withdrawal date is the halfway-point of that class’s duration.  

Institute for Recruitment of Teachers Webinars Offered This Semester!

The Institute for Recruitment of Teachers (IRT) is hosting several Webinar Info Sessions in January and March. There are four separate webinars that are occurring at the end of January and at the beginning of March. The webinar info sessions will run about an hour and the students who watch them will receive the exact same info session that they would receive if they attended an on-campus info session.

The dates and times of the IRT Webinars are as follows (all Eastern Standard Time)

  • Wednesday, January 27th at 12 PM
  • Thursday, January 28th at 6 PM
  • Wednesday, March 2nd at 6 PM
  • Thursday, March 3rd at 12 PM


Interested students can RSVP to one webinar at the following link: http://goo.gl/forms/b7PHOMtMtN

More information on the Institute can be found here.



January 26, 2016

Champions of Wellness Program

The Division of Student Affairs is proud to kick off the Champions of Wellness program at VCU. The program includes events and programs already taking place throughout the division this semester that fit into one of the four categories of wellness: career, emotional, physical and social. After students attend an event in each category they receive a t-shirt, attending two events in each category earns them a DSA sponsored lunch where they will have a chance to win prizes.
Visit the Champions of Wellness website to check under each category for programs and events from departments such as VCU Recreational Sports, University Student Commons, The Wellness Resource Center, Residential Life and Housing, VCU Career Services and other departments from Student Affairs.
Students can check in at these events through HireVCURams with an iPad or laptop at the event, or by signing in with their name and eID and added in after the event. This type of tracking allows the program to send follow up emails to those students who reached the t-shirt or lunch goal or to those who are just shy of making it.




January 19, 2016

Additional Honors Course Offered for Spring: SOCY 321/391: Sociology of Labor and Inequality

We are pleased to announce that Sociology has opened several seats in this class exclusively for honors students.  Any Honors College student may enroll regardless of major, but you may need to contact your honors advisor for an override. Please see the description added under “Honors Courses.” Be sure to sign up using the honors CRN (34495) in order to ensure you receive honors credit.