Virginia Union University Student Named HBCU ALL-STAR

September 30, 2016

Virginia Union University Senior Danielle Ebelle has been named to The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) 2016 HBCU All-Stars. The All-Stars, comprised of 73 students from 63 HBCUs, are being recognized for their accomplishments in academics, leadership, and civic engagement.

Virginia Union University Hosts The Realities of Disproportionate School Discipline and Urban Children

August 03, 2016

Major reports have been released concerning school discipline inequities throughout the U.S. Virginia Union University’s Center for the Study of the Urban Child will host the Urban Child Education Institute and four nationally recognized experts for a serious discussion of the facts, the significant implications for the development of urban children, and suggested policies to address student behavior in a more equitable manner.

Virginia Union University's Richmond 34 Honored With Historical Marker

August 24, 2016

Four of the 34 Virginia Union students who were arrested for protesting segregated lunch counters at Thalhimer’s Department Store in 1960 were on hand for the unveiling of a historical marker honoring their bravery.  The marker, located on Broad Street between Sixth and Seventh Streets in downtown Richmond, was unveiled on June 28, 2016.

VUU Accepting Applications for Police Officers

January 17, 2017

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Virginia Union Alumnus Nominated for Congressional Gold Medal

March 13, 2017

Virginia Union University alumnus Simeon Booker has been nominated for a Congressional Gold Medal. The Congressional Gold Medal and the Presidential Medal of Freedom are the highest civilian awards in the United States. 

Estate of Former VUU President Dr. Allix B. James Donates $300,000

January 21, 2017

The gift is to be used for the completion of the lower level of Coburn Hall to include a Memorial Room to house Dr. James’ memoirs. A Virginia Union alumnus, Dr. James served as the seventh president of VUU from 1970 to 1979.

Virginia Union Announces Founders Day Speaker

January 17, 2017

Dr. John W. Kinney, dean of Virginia Union University’s Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology, will provide the University’s Founders Day address. The annual celebration will be held on Friday, February 3, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the Allix B. James Chapel of Coburn Hall.

National Science Foundation Provides Funding for Research Certificate Program at Virginia Union

March 11, 2017

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Virginia Union University (VUU) nearly $380,000 to provide more intensive research experiences to students in the biological sciences.  The money will be used over a three-year period to implement an Undergraduate Research Certificate Program.

Virginia Union Hosts Honda Campus All-Star National Qualifying Tournament

January 20, 2017

On Saturday, February 4, ten historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) will send their best and brightest students to Virginia Union University (VUU) to compete for a spot in the Honda Campus All-Star Challenge (HCASC).  Virginia Union has competed in the HCASC since 1990, but this is the first year that VUU has been chosen to host one of the National Qualifying Tournaments.

Virginia Union University Qualifies for Honda Campus All-Star National Academic Championship Tournament

March 09, 2017

Virginia Union University (VUU) has qualified to compete at the Honda Campus All-Star Challenge (HCASC) National Championship Tournament, a prestigious competition that showcases the academic prowess of the brightest students from America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

National Urban League President to Speak at VUU Community Leaders Breakfast

November 02, 2016

Marc Morial, President, and CEO of the National Urban League has been confirmed as the speaker for Virginia Union University’s Community Leaders Breakfast on January 13, 2017. With a distinguished professional career spanning 25 years, Morial is considered one of the most accomplished servant-leaders in the nation.

Virginia Union University Receives $1.2 Million Grant

November 01, 2016

The United States Department of Education has awarded Virginia Union University a $1.2 million grant for the establishment of a Talent Search program.  The grant will be paid over a five-year period in order to provide Richmond Public School students with academic advising, tutoring, assistance with acquiring financial aid for college, and assistance with applying for college.

VUU Athletic Director is Finalist for Black College Hall of Fame

October 06, 2016

Virginia Union University Athletic Director Joe Taylor is a coaching finalist for the Black College Football Hall of Fame Class of 2017.  As a coach, Taylor won four national championships, 14 conference championships, seven bowl games, and has a lifetime win-loss record of 233-96-4.

Virginia Union Begins Search for Next President

December 03, 2016

The Board of Trustees of Virginia Union University has launched a search to fill the position of university president. Virginia Union is a premier liberal arts institution of higher education and center of excellence for the preparation of students and the development of leaders for tomorrow's world. 

Dr. Michael Eric Dyson is Virginia Union Convocation Speaker

September 26, 2016

Virginia Union University welcomes author and national commentator Michael Eric Dyson as its 2016 Convocation Speaker on Friday, October 7, 2016.  The author of 17 books, Dyson has won an American Book Award and two NAACP Image Awards. 

CIAA Honors Virginia Union for High Grade Point Averages

September 26, 2016

The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) honored Virginia Union University (VUU) with four awards for highest grade point averages.  Virginia Union’s four awards were the most given to any member institution for the 2015-16 academic year.