VSU Quality Enhancement Plan
Becoming Outstanding Leaders of Tomorrow (BOLT)
The Quality Enhancement Plan stems from Priority #3 of Virginia State University’s 2014-2020 Strategic Plan. This QEP seeks to enable the “development of an enriching campus culture to support student success by preparing civically engaged and globally competitive students.” BOLT: Becoming Outstanding Leaders of Tomorrow will develop Virginia State University graduates with skills and competencies to become engaging, empathetic, and collaborative leaders within their local, national, and global communities. The goal of BOLT is to equip and provide undergraduates with leadership skills and experiences by infusing leadership competencies throughout the VSU curriculum and establishing a culture where leadership learning manifests into campus activity.
VSU has a legacy of accepting, nurturing, and graduating cohorts of diverse students from an array of circumstances. With our appreciation for diversity and divergent learning styles, we believe that every student has the capacity for some form of leadership. Therefore, our Quality Enhancement Plan goal is to intentionally develop the leadership skills of every Trojan. Whether through experiential learning, course-embedded leadership modules, or a Minor in Leadership, undergraduates can choose their path of leadership learning. From our humble beginnings as a normal school that developed teachers to our promising future of developing leaders, Virginia State University is committed to graduating students who uplift their communities.