ASPiRE students live in the heart of VCU’s campus in the new West Grace South Residence Hall for two years.

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ASPiRE students take a four-semester curricular sequence designed specifically for the program.

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Community Engagement

ASPiRE students work with community partners to address critical community needs.

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The application period for the VCU ASPiRE class beginning in the Fall of 2017 is now open.

VCU ASPiRE is open to all undergraduates who have at least two years of undergraduate studies remaining at VCU.


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Recent ASPiRE News

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    The Art of Expression
    Jan 12, 2017

    ASPiRE student Angelique Scott gives back to the community through art, activism and service.

    ASPiRE Students Work on Election Initiatives
    Nov 15, 2016

    ASPiRE students partnered with the Mosby Tenant Council to help register voters, offer voter education opportunities and provide transportation to the polls on election day. They also participated in interviews with British journalists writing about the election from college students' perspectives.

“ASPiRE has changed me into a more culturally competent individual. I have become inspired to fight for the underrepresented and less fortunate, and I feel as if I am part of a giant family.”- Andrew Batz, ASPiRE student