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VUU Announces Change to Football Team

November 13, 2017

A search will be launched in order to have a new head coach in place by early 2018.

Homecoming Safety Announcement

October 27, 2017

With the increased homecoming and Halloween activities, the campus will be locked down from 10:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. starting today (Friday, October 27, 2017) until Wednesday, November 1, 2017.

Allia L. Carter named Virginia Union University Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs

October 09, 2017

Dr. Carter will oversee Admissions, Financial Aid, Student Accounts, Housing and Residence Life, Campus Police, Counseling Services, Health Center, Student Activities & Leadership, Student Integrity & Conduct/Student Conduct & Community Standards, Career Services and Center for Student and Community Development.

Statement on Planned Monument Protest

September 14, 2017

An alert about a planned rally, this Saturday, on Monument Avenue by those who seek to preserve Confederate History.

Make a Panther Donation to support those affected by Hurricane Harvey and Irma

September 08, 2017

Please consider making a Panther donation through the Red Cross.

Virginia Gubernatorial Forum at Virginia Union University

September 06, 2017

On Thursday, September 7, Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam and Ed Gillespie will participate in a Virginia Gubernatorial Forum on the campus of Virginia Union University.

Governor McAuliffe Announces Major Solar Projects at Virginia Private Colleges

August 24, 2017

CICV received funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Sunshot Initiative for a Solar Market Pathways Grant, which will help support bringing solar energy to CICV member schools. 

Virginia Union University Appoints Dr. Hakim J. Lucas as the 13th President

August 08, 2017

Dr. Lucas brings nearly two decades of progressive leadership experience in higher education.

U.S. Department of Education Awards $1.9 Million to Virginia Union University To Fund Upward Bound Program for Next Five Years

May 26, 2017

Since 1966, the University’s Upward Bound program has provided college preparation to high school students in Richmond public schools.

Dr. Carleitta Paige-Anderson Receives Scott & Stringfellow Outstanding Professor Award

May 25, 2017

Virginia Union University Associate Professor Dr. Carleitta Paige-Anderson is the 2017 recipient of the Scott & Stringfellow Outstanding Professor Award. Dr. Paige-Anderson is a 2003 graduate of Virginia Union and serves as Director of the University’s Center for Undergraduate Research.

Virginia Union University Announces Honorary Degree Recipients

May 25, 2017

Virginia Union University Acting President Dr. Joseph F. Johnson and the Board of Trustees are pleased to announce that the University awarded honorary degrees to the following persons at its May 13, 2017 Commencement:

Virginia Union Commencement Moved To The Saint Paul's Baptist Church Due To Inclement Weather Forecasts

May 10, 2017

Due to the forecasts for inclement weather, Virginia Union University’s Saturday, May 13th Commencement ceremonies will be held at The Saint Paul’s Baptist Church located at 4247 Creighton Road in Richmond, Virginia.

Virginia Union Announces New Vice President and Dean of School of Theology

April 03, 2017

Virginia Union University’s Board of Trustees has named Dr. Corey D. B. Walker as vice president and dean of the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology. Dr. Walker will succeed senior vice president and dean Dr. John W. Kinney, effective July 1, 2017

Virginia Union University Announces Seminar by NOAA Scientist

April 03, 2017

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) scientist Dr. Nick Nalli will speak in Virginia Union University’s Wall Auditorium at 12 noon on Monday, April 10, 2017.

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).

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. 

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.

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 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.

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.

VUU Accepting Applications for Police Officers

January 17, 2017

Please click on the title for the full job posting.

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 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. 

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 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.

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. 

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. 

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.

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 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.