Richmond Home

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.