Critical Race Training in Education

Virginia Commonwealth University


Mailing Address
907 Floyd Ave
Richmond, Virginia 23284
(804) 828-0100
Email address
School Information
"Virginia Commonwealth University and its academic health sciences center serve as one national urban public research institution dedicated to the success and well-being of our students, patients, faculty, staff and community through: Real-world learning that furthers civic engagement, inquiry, discovery and innovation; Research that expands the boundaries of new knowledge and creative expression and promotes translational applications to improve the quality of human life; Interdisciplinary collaborations and community partnerships that advance innovation, enhance cultural and economic vitality, and solve society’s most complex challenges; Health sciences that preserve and restore health for all people, seek the cause and cure of diseases through groundbreaking research and educate those who serve humanity; Deeply engrained core values of diversity, inclusion and equity that provide a safe, trusting and supportive environment to explore, create, learn and serve..." The university enrolls over 30,100 students, employs over 2,500 faculty, and offers more than 200 programs. (Source: (Source:
General Information
VCU has explored its options on how to implement the study of race into its curriculum. The university is considering making a course on racism part of its required curriculum. However, the exact details of the course or whether it will be made a requirement are not clear. It is unclear whether this course will contain elements of C.R.T. See developments below:


  • Curriculum Changes and Requirements

    VCU is considering making a course on racism part of its required curriculum.

  • Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training

    The School of Education is beginning its "Becoming an Antiracist Educator" virtual series, which addresses "racial inequality and consists of nine sessions, covering topics such as deconstructing implicit bias and determining the impact of power and privilege."

Last updated March 14th, 2022