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Office of Student Engagement & Community Services

The Office of Student Engagement and Community Services, in keeping with the mission of Virginia Union University, provides opportunities for students to serve the Richmond Community by collaborating with our 50 community partners to complete numerous service initiatives. Students are placed at service sites based on interest, course of study and availability. These placements help to develop a lifelong passion for service and civic engagement, thereby strengthening community and university relationships. 

Community partners are selected annually and are invited to participate in Service Fairs where students can engage with community partners, interview, and commit to placements on the spot. The 2016-2017 Fall Community Service Partner Fair will be August 30, 2016 in Henderson Center 10-12, from 11:00 am to 1:00pm. 

We are most proud to announce that VUU’s students completed over 28,000 hours of service during the 2015-2016 academic year! 

The Office of Student Engagement & Community Services

Ms. Claudia Wall is the Coordinator of Student Engagement and Community Services at Virginia Union University (VUU). As such, she serves as an administrative link between community needs, college resources, university students and faculty. Ms. Wall is a native of Richmond, VA and a graduate of Virginia Union University. She holds a Masters of Education Degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and a certification in Higher Education Administration from Bryn Mawr College, in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.

Ms. Claudia Wall has more than 20 years of service with VUU, which began in the early 1990's, when she became the director of The Kenan Project; a college Preparatory Program recognized by SACS as an Exemplary Partnership Program. In 1999, Ms. Wall began serving the University as the director for Community Relations and in 2009 she developed the University's formal Community Service Program. Under her leadership and because of the outstanding service rendered by VUU students; the University was named four years in a row to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by The White House and the United States Department of Education. This award is the highest federal award that can be bestowed upon a College or University. In 2012, Ms. Wall represented VUU nationally, when she was invited to serve as a panelist at a White House conference on Building Effective Higher Education Community Service Programs.

She is committed to fostering a campus environment conducive for engagement through course-based service learning, community partnerships, and volunteer opportunities. VUU’s service-learning projects are designed to be integrated into the life of students and responds to the needs of the community in keeping with the mission of the University. 

Email:                        Phone: (804) 257-5789                          Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m


 We would like to thank the VUU Ambassadors of Sound Marching Band for putting on a great show for the Special Olympics athletes. A special thanks goes to the volunteers that served as mile markers, managed registration, helped with set-up and clean-up, and best of all, served as Buddies for the Special Olympics athletes.

Thank you all for your service!