Virginia Commonwealth University’s strategic plan, Quest for Distinction, rests upon four themes that outline the university’s institutional priorities, strategies and initiatives.
Become a leader among national research universities in providing all students with high quality learning/living experiences focused on inquiry, discovery and innovation in a global environment
Attain preeminence as an urban, public research university by making contributions in research, scholarship, creative expression and clinical practice that bring national and international recognition
Achieve national recognition as a fully-integrated research university with a commitment to human health
Become a national model for community engagement and regional impact
Visit the VCU Strategic Plan website for the latest updates, implementation process and copies of the full Quest for Distinction document and executive summary.