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Thriving and Inclusive University Community

Students, faculty, and staff will reach their full potential and thrive in an inclusive University community.

The University of Richmond will serve as a model institution in which all members challenge themselves and one another to engage fully in the life of the University, reach their full potential, and contribute to a robust intellectual community. As we prepare the next generation of global leaders, we will center well-being, foster dynamic engagement across a wide range of perspectives and experiences, and create a learning community where all individuals are valued and respected. 


  • Create a comprehensive well-being initiative for students that would strengthen and align programs (e.g. student health, recreation and wellness, CAPS) that support both high achievement and a well-balanced life.
  • Recruit, hire, and retain more diverse faculty and staff.
  • Ensure that high-impact practices (such as living-learning communities, capstone projects, internships, research opportunities for students, study abroad, and community-based learning) are of the highest quality and accessible to all undergraduates.
  • Continue to enhance the accessibility of our institutional spaces so that they support the full participation of our community members.
  • Redesign and program campus venues to provide vibrant social spaces that support the variety of opportunities that students seek.
  • Develop and implement an ambitious Athletics Strategic Plan that helps to ensure that student-athletes are able to take full advantage of a Richmond education, supports competitive success of the University’s Division I program, and imagines new ways for Athletics to contribute to a thriving University community.
  • Acknowledge the essential contributions of all faculty and staff to the University’s mission and ambitions.
  • Provide professional development and mentoring opportunities that support rewarding career paths and encourage faculty and staff to engage fully in the life of the University.

Highlighted Accomplishments

Crutcher affirms UR's commitment to first-gen students Read More
A&S alums collaborate with undergrads on career prep Read More
First-gen program receives national attention Read More
New career framework gives employees insight into career advancement Read More
UR launches Spider Insider newsletter for faculty and staff Read More
President Crutcher establishes a President's Advisory Committee for Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Read More