Mission, Vision and Values

Our Mission

Recreational Sports fosters lifelong well-being within and beyond VCU. We empower all members of our community to live healthier, happier, and more successful lives. Our intentional and inclusive recreational experiences are vital to the educational endeavor. We are integral partners in helping students choose to pursue their education at VCU and persist to graduation.

Our Vision

Creating a healthier and happier community at VCU and throughout the heart of Richmond.

Our Values

We develop meaningful and collaborative relationships with others to positively impact student learning and engagement. We achieve this by encouraging staff in the Division to become lifelong learners by providing a variety of professional development activities.

We seek to empower all members of our community by providing inclusive environments, advocating for social justice, and fostering equity.

We uphold the highest ethical standards of honesty, openness, and transparency. We utilize assessment, data, and research to inform resource management, decision-making, and practices with an intentional focus on student learning and program sustainability.

Student Success
We contribute to the success, persistence, and employability of students by providing leadership in wellness, diversity, and experiential learning. We create innovative student-centered experiences and proactively respond to the diverse needs of our student body.

We promote the comprehensive holistic development of the physical, emotional, intellectual, occupational, financial, social, and spiritual health of our campus community members.

Inclusivity Statement

VCU supports a culture of inclusion for people of all backgrounds and identities and respects a person’s decision to use programs, activities, and facilities in a manner corresponding with their gender identity. This includes, but is not limited to the use of locker rooms and restrooms.

VCU also respects a person’s expression of gender and other identities in Recreational Sports facilities and applies the Dress Code consistent with VCU’s non-discrimination policies.  

Individuals who wish to update their gender identity and/or name of use with Recreational Sports may email Tell Carlson, Membership Services Coordinator, at tbcarlson@vcu.edu

Please report harassment or other unwelcome conduct to a staff member immediately. You also may contact VCU Police at 828-1196 (non-emergency) or 828-1234 (emergency).

Complaints of discrimination may be filed with VCU’s Equity and Access Services, equity@vcu.edu, 828-1347. Online complaint filing options and other information can be found at equity.vcu.edu