Diversity. Equity. Inclusion. Belonging.

In order to fulfill our mission to "educate students for lives of purpose, thoughtful inquiry, and responsible leadership in a diverse world," we must work together to make Richmond a welcoming place for people from all backgrounds, identities, viewpoints, and experiences.

Our commitments are clear. Our challenges are many. Our work is ongoing.

Report a Bias Incident

Discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, sexual identity, gender identity, gender expression, disability, status as a veteran or any classification protected by local, state or federal law is prohibited and will not be tolerated at the University of Richmond.
Brick entrance to the University of Richmond.

Distributed Leadership

At Richmond, we are advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) through a collaborative, shared leadership approach we refer to as distributed leadership. Put simply, responsibility for attending to DEIB work at UR does not fall to a single person. It takes all of us, working together intentionally and urgently.

Burying Ground

Burying Ground Memorial

The University of Richmond is working toward a permanent memorial to honor the enslaved burying ground on the land that became this campus.
Community Dialogue Network

Community Dialogue Network

The Community Dialogue Network (CDN) develops our campus’s collective capability to engage productively in difficult conversations by training UR students, staff, and faculty in the use of equity-minded group facilitation skills. Spring cohort applications are now being accepted.

Featured Stories

Students at one of the campus events are hosted by the Bonner Center for Civic Engagement and the MLK Celebration Committee.
January 12, 2024
Contemplating MLK's inspiring words
Drawing from the Martin Luther King Jr. celebration on campus, local leaders and UR community members discuss what it means to "commit to humanity."
Mentor Program
October 9, 2023
From Mentorship to Friendship

Marybe Assouan and Racquel Francis celebrate their 13-year friendship that began during the Robins Mentoring Program.