Student Employment at The Commons

The Commons Student-workers help support VCU student organizations, connect with the Richmond community, and keep The Commons running smoothly all while learning valuable on-the-job training skills.

Working at The Commons offers the chance to learn valuable interpersonal, managerial, and organizational skills. Such skills are very advantageous upon graduation as you enter the job market.

Our Student Employee Team Supports The Commons Mission, Vision & Goals

The mission of the VCU University Student Commons and Activities, known as The Commons, is to support student development and build community through programs and services.

The vision of The Commons is to be the central place at the university for student activity and to be among the nation’s top university commons in facilities, programs, student development, and civic engagement. The Commons is student-centered and seeks to attain standards of excellence in all areas of services and engagement.

At The Commons, our outward-facing goals are to:

  • Provide safe, accessible, and inviting student-focused facilities and activities that support and enhances students’ experiences at VCU
  • Provide opportunities for students to engage as local, national, and global citizens
  • Bring the VCU community together by planning, organizing, and executing programs and events.