21st-Century UniversityCommunityDiversityHealthNewsPeriodic updateTo VCU
For almost 180 years, the story of VCU has been the story of Richmond, and we have always committed to having a positive impact on our community. In 1838, a team of physicians founded MCV to address a doctor shortage in the Commonwealth. In 1917, RPI opened to serve the higher learning and service needs of our city. When the two merged in 1968, VCU was born with “an obligation to relate itself to the community … and to participate in the solution of existing problems.”

VCU’s Impact on the Region: Talent, Innovation, and Collaboration

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