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Programs and Resources

The School of Arts & Sciences offers a wide range of programs and resources to support our faculty, staff, students and alumni, driven by the strategic priorities identified in Concept 30. 

Buliding a Community of Learners

Dean's Student Advisory Board
The Dean’s Student Advisory Board (DSAB) is a pilot group convened to provide insight, feedback, and the student perspective to the Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences.

Faculty Development Series
The Faculty Development Series aims to assist new faculty in their transition to the University of Richmond, expose new faculty to processes and procedures specific to the University and the School of Arts & Sciences, and create a cohesive and collegial community. Faculty will be notified via listserv of upcoming events.

Tucker-Boatwright Festival
The Tucker-Boatwright Festival of Literature and the Arts is a cultural event series presented each year by a different humanities department around a theme of their choice, designed to engage our community in conversation.

Honors Convocation
Our annual celebration of student academic achievement, where the David Evans awards are presented. 

Additional Community Resources

Academic Advising
Guidance through all of UR's academic offerings to ensure you make the most of your college experience.

Writing Center
Need help polishing that paper? The Writing Center is here for you!

Speech Center
Public speaking doesn't have to be scary. The Speech Center can arm you with tools and tricks to make your next presentation a success.

Academic Skills Center
No matter the subject, the academic skills center has skilled experts available to tutor you.

Center for English as a Second Language
Tutoring and support services for international students, whether they are on the university campus for a single semester or four years. For information on ESL service, please contact Dr. Leslie Bohon at

Global Studio
Helping students, faculty, and staff use technology to enhance language learning and effectively communicate across cultures.

Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum
Get comfortable communicating in a foreign language.

Bridge to Success
A transitional program designed to prepare first-year students to meet the rigorous demands and expectations of the University’s academic program.

Our Mulitidisciplinary Curriculum

Humanities Initiative
Our expansive Humanities Initiative offers faculty and students opportunities to come together to discuss the important role of the humanities in today’s ever-changing world. For students, our Undergraduate Humanities Fellows Program offer students the opportunity to conduct summer research, and then participate in a seminar where they will refine their research and writing, and reflect on the role humanities play on our campus and in our culture.

Integrated Inclusive Science Program
The Integrated Inclusive Science program is designed to help STEM-interested students, particularly those who are underrepresented in the sciences, get excited about STEM disciplines and careers early in their college careers. Through interdisciplinary coursework, faculty mentored research experiences, and the development of a close-knit community of peers and faculty, students will be prepared to tackle upper-level science courses and to pursue graduate study, medical school, or jobs in STEM fields.

A career program specifically for A&S students, giving students the tools to understand their personal strengths and how they can translate their broad-based Richmond education into a career that they love.

Additional Curriculum Resources

First-Year Seminars
Courses on a broad range of topics that are designed to help first-year students begin to develop skills in critical thinking, communication, and research.

Living-Learning Programs
Living-learning communities offer opportunities for students with common interests to live together and share learning experiences that extend beyond the classroom. Students connect with their studies on a deeper level and create lasting friendships with classmates and faculty. Highlights include Sophomore Scholars in Residence, and the new Richmond Endeavor program for first-year students.

Community-Based Learning
Each semester, A&S faculty partner with the Center for Civic Engagement to offer over 30 courses that fully integrate classroom and community elements.

Supporting Creativity and Knowledge Creation

Summer Research Fellowships
Each summer, A&S provides support for students to undertake research projects of their own design, with support from a faculty mentor.

Student Symposium
Our annual celebration of creation and discovery, where over 300 students share the results of their research and creative projects.

Faculty Research Support
We actively support our faculty in their pursuit of new knowledge.

Additional Creativity Resources

University Museums
Home to diverse and fascinating collections and exhibitions of art, artifacts, and natural history specimens, admission to all museums is free and open to the public. They regularly present exhibitions, lectures, openings, gallery talks, workshops, concerts, symposia, and other programs and involve students in all aspects of their work.

Modlin Center for the Arts
Presenting music, dance, and theatre by visiting artists and student performers.

Creating a World that is Healthier, Cleaner, Fairer, and More Just

Race and Racism Project
An interdisciplinary initiative that documents, interrogates, and catalyzes community discussions on the history of race and racism at the University.

Arc of Racial Justice
An institute for faculty interested in in the teaching and scholarship of Racial Justice

Additional Conscience Resources

Office of Sustainability
Convening diverse campus and community stakeholders in an effort to integrate the themes of sustainability, adaptation, and resilience into administrative, operational, and academic functions of the University.

Office of Common Ground
Promoting a thriving, equitable, and fully-participatory University community deeply engaged with the broader social world.

Office of Multicultural Affairs
Celebrating and supporting an increasingly diverse student body and promoting dialogue between individuals of diverse backgrounds and identities.