Dean Barry Falk

The VCU Honors College provides its students with a supportive, respectful, diverse and inclusive community in which students work collaboratively to help one another succeed as they begin to change the world! This sense of community, along with close and personalized engagement with Honors advisors, faculty, staff and alumni, combine to give the VCU Honors College the feel of a small liberal arts college within the context and with the benefits of a premier large, urban research university.

There is no major that will not “work” with Honors. Nor is there any part of a “normal” college experience a student has to give up to succeed in the Honors College. In addition to being high achievers in the classroom, our students are active and serve as leaders in every aspect of student life. They are fully engaged in the Richmond community, which we consider to be an extension of our campus.

There is no major that will not “work” with Honors.

We are especially excited to launch our new curriculum for students entering the Honors College in Fall 2018 and thereafter. We believe that the VCU Honors College will become a national model for honors education by becoming a leader in experiential learning through a purposeful, innovative, integrated and coherent honors curriculum and co-curriculum in support of ambitious student outcome goals. You can begin to learn about the new curriculum here on our website.

I invite you to explore our website and see how VCU’s Honors College is (a) Defining Experience.


Barry Falk, Ph.D.