Immigration & Resettlement

Spiders volunteer to welcome and support immigrants and refugees in Richmond. If you'd like to engage with one of these organizations, please complete the interest form.

Community Relationships

International Rescue Committee

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) assists refugees and immigrants in rebuilding their lives in the United States, offering essential services, resources, and support during the resettlement process.
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ReEstablish Richmond

ReEstablish Richmond empowers refugees and immigrants by providing services that promote self-sufficiency, cultural integration, and economic stability.
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Campus Connections

Multicultural Student Solidarity Network
The Multicultural Student Solidarity Network is committed to bringing unity to multicultural students across campus. Their goal is to consolidate multicultural student groups' concerns and issues, in order to better represent them on campus. Their aim is to provide leadership training and professional opportunities for students of color as well as to create relationships with administrators, students, and staff. MSSN will foster a socially welcoming environment for students of color on campus and serve as a liaison between students and alumni of color.

Carole Weinstein International Center
The Carole M. Weinstein International Center is Richmond’s state-of-the-art hub for efforts to internationalize the curriculum, explore, and appreciate new cultures. On any given day, you can find people mastering a new language, planning their study abroad experience with an advisor or attending one of the many events and programs throughout the year that bring the world to campus every day.

Relevant Courses

LDST 307 Leadership in International Contexts
Examines the ethics of international leadership. Students will consider ethical issues relating to international affairs that leaders and followers confront in politics, the military, business, and the nonprofit sectors. Topics include war, global poverty, migration, and international institutions. Primary focus ethical.

SOC 306 Social Change in a Global Perspective
Addresses the processes and forces underpinning the rise of modern nation-states and capitalist economies in the developed and developing worlds. Topics include: the coming of European modernity; dependency and development in Latin America and East Asia; the communist experiment; and globalization.

PLSC 353 International Security
Investigates international issues that threaten the security and prosperity of societies and individuals in the modern world. Issues include global terrorism, human slavery and trafficking, genocide, civil wars and insurgencies, and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.