Student life


A vibrant and welcoming community

VCU is a place where you can be yourself or figure out who that self is. The best way to do that is to meet other people. People with similar interests, people who are completely different, people you’d never meet otherwise.

They’ll make your college experience meaningful and help you be a part of something bigger than yourself. Here is a sampling of VCU’s 500-plus student organizations:

  • African Student Union
  • Arab Student Association
  • Chinese Students and Scholars Association
  • Black Student Union
  • Chinese Student Association
  • Indian Student Association
  • Japanese Student Association
  • Latino Student Association
  • Pakistani Student Association
  • Vietnamese Student Association

Arts

As one of the top arts schools in the country, it should come as no surprise that the arts are huge at VCU. There’s always an exhibit to visit or a performance to see.

Athletics and recreation

If being active and staying fit is important to you, you’re in luck. VCU offers workout facilities, pools, intramural sports, club sports, exercise classes and much more. Rec Sports’ Outdoor Adventure Program features trips, gear rentals and a bike shop.

NCAA Division I Teams

  • Baseball (M)
  • Basketball (M,W)
  • Cross country (M, W)
  • Field Hockey (W)
  • Golf (M)
  • Hockey (W)
  • Lacrosse (W)
  • Soccer (M,W)
  • Tennis (M,W)
  • Track and field (M,W)
  • Volleyball (W)