Intellectual wellness means participating in mentally stimulating and creative activities.

This can happen in or out of the classroom. It is the ability to think critically, reason objectively, and make responsible decisions. Intellectual wellness means a life full of learning and being accepting of other perspectives and ideas. VCU offers a variety of intellectual wellness resources.

Tuition Benefit
VCU offers a tuition benefit to Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, University and Academic Professionals, and Classified employees. The benefit may be used for academic credit in a VCU undergraduate, graduate or first-professional degree course. The tuition benefit covers standard undergraduate and graduate tuition, university fee, student activity fee, student government fee, technology fee and capital outlay fee. The tuition benefit covers only VCU courses. Click here for more information.

Professional development
Learning and Development provides employees with a variety of learning and development opportunities for their professional growth and career enhancement throughout the year. Workshops offered include "How To Retire with VRS," "Are You Ready to Buy a Home?," and "Aetna Employee Assistance Program Overview,". To learn more about professional development opportunities at VCU, click here

VCU Work Life Well-Being 
Human Resources Work Life and Well-Being provides many well-being sessions that cover the eight dimensions of wellness - physical, emotional, financial, intellectual, occupational, evironmental, social and spiritual wellness. To see the full schedule click here. You can register for all sessions in Talent@VCU.


Learn a foreign language
Learn more about foreign language classes offered through the Office of Continuing and Professional Studies or through the School of World Studies.

Helpful tips for intellectual wellness:

  • Read a new book

  • Learn a new language

  • Try to learn something new each day

  • Find three new news outlets