2014 Projects

If You Can, You Can

Download Project PDF

“You Can Play” is a national campaign that seeks to ensure equality and respect to all athletes regardless of their sexual orientation.  Our project brings this campaign to VCU through the creation of a promotional video, the collection of data about the perception of the climate within VCU Athletics, and with programming events from nationally recognized speakers during LGBTQ History Month.  While this initial focus is on equality with regard to sexual identity in athletics, our hope is that our program will be used as a template for addressing other aspects of diversity across the university.


Amy Chesky, Office of Clinical Transformation
Rima Franklin, Department of Biology
Sandra Fritton, Disability Support Services
Alena Hampton, University Counseling Services
Demetrius Shambley, University College
Gokhan Yucel, Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs


Dorothy Fillmore, Department of Psychology

Quest for Distinction Theme

I.C. "Engage students, the alumni of tomorrow, in high impact academic and extracurricular experiences that expand learning, promote civil discourse, and engage students in self-reflection and creative expression."