The Student Media Center is a two story facility located at 817 W. Broad St. Opened in 2005, it is the home to all the officially independent, student-run media at VCU. We house eight student-run media organizations available in a variety of media platforms including newspaper, radio, lit journals, digital only-publications, video, comics, and more.
Student Media is primarily funded by a portion of the Student Activity Fee which is part of the annual student bill. As such, our publications are free to all students as available. Membership to our individual outlets is at the discretion and current needs of each organization, but there are no major or class year requirements to get involved.
The Student Media Center has three professional staff members, two adjunct instructors, and a small crew of hourly student support staff. In addition to serving as advisers to individual students and media outlets, we provide graphic design services, advertising sales oversight, media/skills training, space management and supplemental human resources and fiscal administration support. Additionally, the staff and organizations are provided guidance by the Student Media Board, an appointed board consisting of VCU staff, faculty and at-large student appointees. The Board also approves funding requests at the end of each spring semester.
The Student Media Center is open 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Friday.
If you have specific requests for one of our groups, please direct it to the head of each organization.
If you have general inquiries about the SMC or our units, please contact us directly via the contact info available on the Staff page.