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 waiver
VCU offers tuition waivers to faculty, adjunct faculty and classified staff. These waivers may be used for academic credit in a VCU undergraduate, graduate or first-professional degree course. The tuition waiver covers standard undergraduate and graduate tuition, university fee, student activity fee, student government fee, technology fee and capital outlay fee. Click here for more information.

Professional development
Human Resources 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 Libraries
VCU's Cabell and Tompkins-McCaw Library provides learning opportunities year round to help faculty and staff with the use of workshops, tours and instruction. To see a calendar of library events and workshops, click here. Learn more about VCU's libraries and the services they offer faculty here.

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