Men’s Track Place 3rd at CIAA Indoor Championships

February 15, 2019

Virginia Union University’s men's track & field finished in 3rd place for the third straight year with 61 points in the 2019 CIAA Indoor Track and Field Championships at JDL Fast Track, which concluded on Monday, February 11, in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Bowie State 58, #8 VUU 46

February 15, 2019

Virginia Union University’s Shareka McNeill scored 19 points, but Bowie State University defeated the eighth-ranked Lady Panthers 58-46 on Wednesday, February 13, in Barco-Stevens Hall in Richmond, Va.

Bowie State 64, VUU 62

February 15, 2019

A tip-in with 0.8 seconds left to play by Bowie State University’s Saiquan Jamison gave the Bulldogs a 64-62 win over Virginia Union University on Wednesday, February 13, at Barco-Stevens Hall in Richmond, Va.

Women Place 9th at CIAA Indoor Championships

February 15, 2019

Virginia Union University’s women's track & field finished in 9th place with 12 points in the 2019 CIAA Indoor Track and Field Championships at JDL Fast Track, which concluded on Monday, February 11, in Winston-Salem, N.C.

VUU Salutes Stellar Scholar Athletes

February 15, 2019

Virginia Union University celebrated the academic achievements of 135 student-athletes on Wednesday, February 13, at Barco-Stevens Hall in Richmond, Va.

Jay Butler to be Inducted Into UDC Hall of Fame

February 15, 2019

Virginia Union University’s head men’s basketball coach, Jay Butler, will be inducted in the University of the District of Columbia Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday, February 15, in Washington, D.C.

Pitts Named CIAA Rookie of the Week for Fifth Time

February 15, 2019

Virginia Union University’s Demarius Pitts has been named the CIAA Rookie of the Week for the fifth time this season, the CIAA announced on Wednesday, February 13.

Shareka Mcneill Named CIAA Player of the Week

February 15, 2019

Virginia Union University’s Shareka McNeill has been named the CIAA Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, the CIAA announced on Wednesday, February 13.

2019 VUU Football Schedule Released

February 13, 2019

Virginia Union University will kick off the 2019 football season with a match-up with former CIAA rival Hampton University at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 7, at Armstrong Stadium in Hampton, Va.

Panthers Earn Payback Against VSU in Battle of I-95

February 10, 2019

Entering Saturday, February 9, Virginia State had won 16 straight games, including a 15-point victory over Virginia Union in the Freedom Classic.

Lady Panthers Win Battle of I-95

February 10, 2019

The 25-point margin of victory was the largest for a VUU team over a VSU squad in the AnnMarie Gilbert era.

Miller & Stennis Named All-CIAA Cheerleaders

February 10, 2019

Miller is a Junior from Danville, VA. majoring in Biology while Stennis is a Senior from Pascagoula, MS majoring in Social Work.

Virginia Union University Host Race and Reconciliation Talk Featuring Rev. Al Sharpton and the National Action Network

February 08, 2019

Virginia Union University (VUU) hosted “Reflections on Faith, Community & Racial Reconciliation in the Commonwealth” during chapel service on Thursday, February 7, 2019.

Leach Leads the Way in VUU Win

February 07, 2019

Virginia Union University's Terrell Leach led all scorers with 21 points as VUU downed Chowan University 70-55 on Saturday, February 2, at Barco-Stevens Hall in Richmond, Va.

McNeill’s 30 Points Lift Vuu to Hard-Fought Win

February 07, 2019

Virginia Union University's Shareka McNeill scored 30 points as VUU held off upset-minded Chowan University 55-51 on Saturday, February 2, at Barco-Stevens Hall in Richmond, Va.

Vote for Spivey and Thornton for Lowes Senior Class Award

February 07, 2019


Peterson Named CiAA Newcomer of the Week

February 07, 2019

Virginia Union University’s Darian Peterson has been named the CIAA Newcomer of the Week, the CIAA announced on Monday, February 4.

Panthers Record Dramatic Win Against Piedmont International

February 07, 2019

Virginia Union University's Jordan Peebles blocked a shot and Raemaad Wright grabbed the rebound to preserve a dramatic 74-73 win over Piedmont International University on Wednesday, February 6, in Barco-Stevens Hall in Richmond, Va.

Leach Leads in Scoring at ECSU

February 04, 2019

Virginia Union University's Terrell Leach scored 16 points, but Elizabeth City State University defeated the Panthers 60-57 on Wednesday, January 30, in Elizabeth City, N.C.

Virginia Union University Celebrates 154th Founders Day

February 01, 2019

VUU President and CEO Dr. Hakim Lucas encouraged the seniors, who have less than 90 days until graduation on May 11, to stand up, take out their cell phones, and commemorate the moment.

Baptist General Convention of Virginia President Dr. Gregory Howard named interim Dean of Samuel Dewitt Proctor School of Theology at VUU

February 01, 2019

Howard, a 2004 STVU graduate and current university trustee, serves as senior pastor of First Baptist Church East End in Newport News. He has served as part-time instructor within the Department of Religious Studies and Philosophy at Virginia Union as well as adjunct instructor of Homiletics at STVU. Dr. Howard is also president of the Baptist General Convention of Virginia with a membership of more than 1000 churches and nearly 30 associations.

Union Defeats Lincoln 78-75

January 28, 2019

Virginia Union University's Terrell Leach scored 25 points while Will Jenkins had a double-double with 24 points and 12 rebounds as VUU defeated Lincoln University of Pennsylvania 78-75 on Saturday, January 26, at Barco-Stevens Hall in Richmond, Va.

Carter's 18-18 Night Powers VUU to Win

January 28, 2019

Virginia Union University's Jasmine Carter scored 18 points and grabbed 18 rebounds as VUU downed Lincoln University of Pennsylvania 76-40 on Saturday, January 26, at Barco-Stevens Hall in Richmond, Va.

Women's Track Compete Against D-I Teams

January 28, 2019

The Virginia Union University women’s track and field team spent the Christmas break clocking top CIAA performances on the track and in the field.

School Records Fall At Holiday Meets

January 28, 2019

The Virginia Union University men’s track and field team spent the Christmas break setting four school records on the track and in the field. NCAA racing continued over the holiday in full swing, with Panthers competing at meets at George Mason University, the New York City Armory, and the Virginia Military Institute. Competition included Division 1 schools such as Texas State, GMU, Norfolk, Hampton, and Howard.

Lady Panthers Win In Freedom Classic

January 28, 2019

The 24th Freedom Classic featured several local vendors, musical performances and a nearly sold-out crowd at Virginia State’s new Multi-Purpose Center, but it was Shareka McNeill and Virginia Union that stole the show in a 73-49 victory over the Trojans on Saturday, January 19.

Gilbert Gets 100th Win as VUU Coach

January 25, 2019

Gilbert joined Moses Golatt, who won 223 games in 15 seasons as head women's basketball coach at Virginia Union, as the only two coaches to reach the 100-win plateau.

VUU Office of Alumni Relations Names Interim Director Former Director JaPrince Carter Leaving After 12 Years

January 25, 2019

During his time as VUU’s director of Alumni Relations, Carter has been instrumental in the growth within alumni philanthropy, which includes student recruitment, mentoring, and volunteering.

VCU and VUU to offer Dual Degrees in Physics and Engineering or Chemistry and Engineering this Fall

January 17, 2019

This partnership combines the resources of VCU, a large research university, with those of VUU, Virginia’s oldest historically black university. The effort is in line with both universities’ push to prepare diverse professionals to serve the commonwealth’s academic and workforce goals.

NFF Announces Legendary 2019 College Football Hall of Fame Class

January 12, 2019

Virginia Union University Athletic Director Joe Taylor was among the inductees selected from the national ballot of 76 All-America players and six elite coaches from the Football Bowl Subdivision and the 100 players and 32 coaches from the divisional ranks.

Pitts Captures Rookie of the Week Honors

December 19, 2018

Pitts, a freshman guard from Clinton, Md., scored a career-high of 23 points in VUU's 82-76 win over Livingstone. Pitts is now averaging 18 points per game as a freshman for Virginia Union.

CIAA Hall of Fame to Induct S. Dallas Simmons

December 19, 2018

Simmons will be inducted along with Thomasina Cunningham, former track & field athlete at Hampton Institute; Antwain Smith, former basketball standout of St. Paul's College, Eric Moore, long-time sports information guru of the CIAA; John Locket, former St. Augustine's University men's basketball athlete; LTC Robert L. Weeks, Sr. (U.S. Army Retired), former Winston-Salem State University center; and James "Jim" Burch, former basketball official and CIAA Coordinator.

Jenkins’ Career-High Lifts VUU to 79–65 Win

December 19, 2018

Jenkins was 9 of 12 from the field and hit 4 of 5 free throws.

Dr. Hakim Lucas Elected to the Southern Education Foundation Board of Trustees

December 17, 2018

Dr. Lucas will be a part of the four new members of the The Southern Education Foundation (SEF)'s Board of Trustees.

Ferry Honored by USATF

December 17, 2018

The award is bestowed annually on a female coach who shows an exceptional level of accomplishment, and initiative and was recognized last week at the USA Track and Field Annual Meeting.

Taylor, Hammond Named BoxToRow All-Americans

December 17, 2018

Taylor, a sophomore running back from Hopewell, Va., became only the second VUU running back to rush for more than 20 touchdowns in a single season.  Taylor finished the season ranked eighth in the nation in rushing with 1,546 yards on 245 carries. 

VUU Student-Athletes Take Part in Angel Tree

December 17, 2018

Angel Tree allows the community to choose angels (children ages 0-14) from trees displayed at area malls and corporations and purchase gifts for that child at Christmas.

White Leads VUU to 82-76 Win Over Livingstone

December 17, 2018

It marked the first time that White, a sophomore from Frederick, Md., has scored in double-figures in his college career.

Okoye’s Double-Double Leads VUU to Win

December 17, 2018

Okoye led VUU in scoring while another Lady Panther, Jasmine Carter, had a double-double of her own with a team-high 15 rebounds and 14 points.

National Search Begins for a New Dean of the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University

December 03, 2018

VUU will begin the process of launching a national search for a new STVU leader. The search committee will be co-chaired by Dr. Boykin Sanders, Distinguished Professor of New Testament Studies and Greek, and the Reverend Dr. Howard-John Wesley, Pastor of Alfred Street Baptist Church and VUU Board of Trustees member.

McNeill’s Career-High Lifts VUU to Win

December 03, 2018

McNeill hit 10 of 24 shots from the field, including three 3-pointers and going 6-for-6 from the free-throw line. She also garnered eight steals.

Smith Sets New School Record With 21 Assists

December 03, 2018

Smith's 21 assists broke the previous record of 16, set by Adrian Hill against the University of the District of Columbia on February 20, 1993.

Hilliard Named AFCA Assistant Coach of the Year

December 03, 2018

Hilliard, who is VUU’s Co-defensive Coordinator and Defensive Line Coach, has been coaching college football for 15 years, and recently completed his first season at Virginia Union.

Dr. Corey D.B. Walker Appointed Scholar-In-Residence for the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology

December 01, 2018

National Search for a New STVU Dean Begins January 1, 2019

Virginia Union University Announces “VUU is RVA” Partnership with City of Richmond and Richmond Public Schools

November 07, 2018

For the first time, VUU will award 50 full academic scholarships to eighth grade students throughout Richmond Public Schools

Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology Recognized a Seminary that Changes the World for 2018-2019

November 07, 2018

Each year, Seminaries that Change the World identifies a select group of seminaries and divinity schools offering innovative courses, programs, and opportunities for students seeking to engage in social justice and service work while in seminary.

Three Panthers Earn Weekly CIAA Honors

October 29, 2018

Virginia Union University's Tabyus Taylor, Jacoby Blackmon and Jefferson Souza have earned CIAA Player of the Week honors, the CIAA announced on Monday, October 29.

VUU Volleyball to Face ECSU in Home Finale

October 29, 2018

VUU will honor it’s three seniors between sets, with honors being given to Ambryanna Moore, Minne Masoe and Zaquae Downton.

Taylor Rushes for 4 Touchdowns at Elizabeth City State

October 29, 2018

Three of Taylor's four touchdowns came in the first quarter of the game.

Men’s XC Place Third at CIAAChampionships

October 29, 2018

The men's team finished with 103 total team points, behind Virginia State University's 56 points and Saint Augustine's College's 86 points.

Women’s XC Earn CIAA Top GPA Award

October 29, 2018

As a team, the Lady Panthers recorded a team GPA of 3.44.

Starling Collects Fourth Rookie of the Week Award

October 29, 2018

This is the fourth time Starling has been the Rookie of the Week.

Golf Wins VSU Fall Classic

October 29, 2018

This was the team's final Fall Season tournament and could easily be considered a prelude to the 2018 CIAA Championship with the seven of the eight CIAA Teams competing in the VSU Fall Trojan Classic Tournament.   

Men’s Basketball Opens Season at Duke

October 29, 2018

VUU's Darian Peterson led the Panthers with 14 points while teammate Jordan White added 13 points, but Division I Duke came away with a 106-64 win over VUU.

Religious Freedom Center of the Freedom Forum Institute Enters Three-Year Partnership with VUU's Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology

October 26, 2018

A National Education Program for Religious Leaders will address inadequate understanding of the First Amendment’s Religious Liberty Principles

Golf Wins 2018 VSGA Intercollegiate

October 17, 2018

This is the fourth time any Historically Black College or University (HBCU) has participated in this event during its 69 year history.

Volleyball Winning Streak Longest in 12 Years

October 17, 2018

The seven match win streak is the longest for a Lady Panther volleyball team since 2006.

NCAA Ranks Lady Panthers 9th in Nation

October 16, 2018

The next five are Lubbock Christian, West Texas A&M, Edinboro/Alaska Anchorage (tied for 8th), VUU and the University of the Sciences.

Volleyball Beats VSU for First Time in Four Years

October 16, 2018

The win was the first by a VUU team over a VSU squad in four years. Virginia Union's last win over Virginia State came on September 22, 2014.

Records Fall in VUU’s 90–0 Win Over Lincoln

October 16, 2018

The Panthers racked up a school-record 494 yards rushing, bettering the record of 490 set against Virginia State University in 2009, the nine rushing touchdowns bettered the old record of eight set against Saint Paul's in 1950, and the previous record of 11 total touchdowns set against Lincoln in 2014.

Taylor, Bailey Finalists for BCF Hall of Fame

October 15, 2018

The Finalists were selected from a field of over 150 nominees by a 12-member Selection Committee composed of prominent journalists, commentators, historians, former NFL General Managers and football executives.

Baptist General Convention Donates $10,000 to VUU

October 15, 2018

VUU student and Baptist General Convention scholarship recipient, Joy Brown of Morningstar Baptist Church, was also on-hand for the check presentation.

Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology Establishes New Center with Public Forum: “Who speaks for God in the Public Square?”

October 09, 2018

The lecture is scheduled for Thursday, October 18, 2018, at 6:30 pm in the Allix B. James Chapel at Coburn Hall on the university campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Burning Sands Donate $5,000 to Athletic Department

September 28, 2018

The Burning Sands Football Club supports the overall mission of Virginia Union University and the Department of Athletics.

Golf Places 4th at NCWC Tournament

September 28, 2018

VUU finished in 4th Place with a team score of 602 (293/309). The tournament format was where universities play teams of five golfers and count the four lowest scores.


September 24, 2018

The wins raise VUU's record to 4-12 overall and 3-4 in CIAA play.

2018–19 Women’s Basketball Schedule Released

September 24, 2018

VUU will open the Classic by facing Cheyney University at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, November 9, and will then face Edinboro University at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 10.

2018–19 Men’s Basketball Schedule Released

September 24, 2018

VUU will open the home season when they play Cheyney University at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 27, in Richmond, Va.

Students from MacVicar Hall Moved to Temporary Housing

September 21, 2018

Virginia Union University is working with professional services to evaluate the environmental conditions within the residence hall and to provide restoration services.

Consortium marks 50th anniversary with renewed commitment to strengthen theological education

September 21, 2018

As the 50th year of the Richmond Theological Consortium (RTC) approaches, its three founding members have renewed their dedication to the advancement of the work of the collaborative institution.

Virginia Union University Announces Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis as Convocation Speaker

September 17, 2018

Dr. Artis has the distinct honor of serving as the first-female president for two higher education institutions: first Florida Memorial University in Miami, Florida and now Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina. On June 22, 2018, HBCU Digest selected her as the “2018 Female President of the Year,” and on August 9, 2018, Columbia Regional Business Report recognized her as one of the “2018 Women of Influence.”

VUU Response to Town Hall Meeting on Residence Halls

September 17, 2018

Thank you to everyone who had an opportunity to join us at the Town Hall meeting on September 17th. We want you to know that we heard you, and we are ready to respond.

Hurricane Florence Update: VUU is now open for students to return to campus

September 16, 2018

Virginia Union University reopens and classes will resume on Monday, September 17th. If you are a residential student, you are free to come back as long as the weather permits.

Hurricane Florence Forces Postponement Of VUU-JCSU Football Game

September 13, 2018

A makeup date for the football game has not yet been determined.

Hurricane Florence Updates for Virginia Union University - 6:00 p.m.

September 11, 2018

Virginia Union University has alerted students that, if they choose to leave, they should do so by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 12th.  Governor Ralph Northam has declared a State of Emergency for the Commonwealth of Virginia and ordered mandatory evacuations for low-lying portions of Hampton Roads. According to the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, it may not be safe for anyone to travel after Wednesday evening due to the storms predicted path.

Hurricane Florence Updates for Virginia Union University - 10:51 a.m.

September 11, 2018

Virginia Union University will cancel classes beginning at noon on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 (today).   We expect that campus will reopen on Sunday, September 16th and classes will resume on Monday, September 17th. Students who wish to evacuate should plan to leave campus before 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 12th (tomorrow).

Glanton, Parker, Taylor Earn CIAA Football Honors

September 06, 2018

The CIAA announced on Tuesday, September 4, that VUU's Tyrone Glanton was named the Linebacker of the Week, Tovias Parker was named Defensive Back of the Week and Tabyus Taylor was named the Offensive Back of the Week.

Starling Named CIAA Rookie of the Week

September 06, 2018

Starling, a freshman outside hitter from Dallas, Tex., had 32 kills in four matches this weekend, including 11 kills against Bloomsburg University.

Virginia Union University Receives Grant from National Parks Service for Restoration of Historic Huntley Hall

August 31, 2018

This grant is given to 18 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) every year to help support special projects in order to preserve significant historic structures on HBCU campuses, many of which are listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Bowling Honored for High GPA

August 24, 2018

Each season the NTCA recognizes NCAA bowling teams that excel academically. To be recognized, programs must have a cumulative team GPA of 3.2 or higher for the academic year. For the 2017-18 academic school year, a record breaking 39 bowling programs achieved a cumulative team GPA of 3.2 or higher.

Hammond, Nalls Land on National Player of the Year Watch List

August 15, 2018

The winner of the 2018 Black College Football Player of the Year Award will be honored with the Deacon Jones Trophy during the Black College Football Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, which takes place on February 16, 2019 in Atlanta.

VUU Athletics Spend Day as Guests at Redskins Training Camp

August 07, 2018

All of the VUU football coaches as well as several coaches from other programs enjoyed the warm weather at the camp.

Women's Track Earns Academic All-American Status

August 01, 2018

Previously the women had already earned the CIAA Women's Team Highest GPA Award for both the indoor and outdoor track and field seasons.

Pro Duffers Contribute $5,000 to VUU Golf

July 19, 2018

This is the second year The Pro Duffers have donated to the VUU Golf Program, for a total of $8,000.

VUU's Allan Day Qualifies for Delta Dental State Open of Virginia

July 11, 2018

Day is a rising senior and he is entering his third year as a member of the VUU Men's Golf Team.

Hammond Named Lindy's Pre-Season All-American

July 03, 2018

Hammond is the first VUU football player to be named to the Lindy's Pre-Season All-American Team since David Mims in 2010.

Golf Signs Three for 2018-2019 Season

July 03, 2018

"I am very excited about this group of incoming recruits. I feel strongly they will be a great complement to the returning members of the golf team. We are looking forward to a strong 2018-19 golf season", said Coble. Click here to read more.

VUU to Open 2018-19 Men's Basketball Season at Duke

July 03, 2018

Virginia Union last met Duke on October 25, 2008, in an exhibition match-up prior to the 2008-09 regular season.

Virginia Union University Announces “Quest for the Best” New Student Open House

June 21, 2018

The ”Quest for the Best” is a nationwide search to identify the best students to attend VUU as freshmen in the fall of 2018.

Virginia Union University Announces Christopher J. O’Donnell as Director of Public Safety

June 21, 2018

O’Donnell will provide leadership for and management of VUU’s Police functions and operations and oversee the institution’s emergency management and communications.

Virginia Union University has announced Ms. Kiesha L. Pope as the new Director of Financial Aid

June 20, 2018

Pope will be responsible for the administration of federal, state, and institutional financial aid.

VUU Golf Coach E. Lee Coble Invited to Volunteer at US Open

May 30, 2018

The 2018 United States Open Championship will be the 118th U.S. Open, scheduled for June 14–17 at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Shinnecock Hills, Southampton, NY.

VUU’s Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology Reaffirmed by The United Methodist Church

May 23, 2018

A letter that confirmed the reaffirmation, read that STVU is “approved for listing for the preparation of candidates for ordination in The United Methodist Church without Qualification.”

Golf Places 16th at NCAA Regional

May 16, 2018

The Championship consisted of 20 teams and 8 Individuals. 10 teams were from the Atlantic Region and 4 Individuals and 10 teams were from the East Region and 4 Individuals. This is a first in the history of VUU Golf to receive an at-large bid to play in the NCAA D2 Regional Golf Championship.

Golf Places 3rd at PGA Minority Championship

May 16, 2018

VUU finished 3rd in the DII Division and 9th overall among all team including 9 DI, 7 DII and 2 NAIA Teams. Team scoring was led by Sergio Escalante with a 54-hole total 220 (76/73/71). Sergio was also the Division II Medalist. Sergio was followed by Allan Day 228 (79/75/74), Robel Woldagabriel 228 (77/76/75), Paul Meints 257 (89/87/81).

Coach Joe Taylor Named CIAA Athletic Director of the Year

May 16, 2018

Under Coach Taylor's guidance, the Panthers swept the CIAA Basketball Tournament, claiming both the men's and women's conference titles.

Virginia Union University Graduates 43 Student Athletes

May 15, 2018

The VUU student-athletes receiving their degrees included CIAA women's basketball Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year Alexis Johnson along with cross-country All-CIAA Team member Arthur Casey.

Virginia Union University Announces Honorary Degree Recipients

May 11, 2018

Virginia Union University President Dr. Hakim J. Lucas and the Board of Trustees are pleased to announce that the University will award honorary degrees to the following persons at its May 12, 2018 Commencement:

Men's Track Places 3rd at CIAA Outdoor Championships

May 09, 2018

In a year that saw many challenges, the men stepped up when it counted the most and pulled through.

Women's Track Earn CIAA High GPA Award

May 09, 2018

The CIAA conference awarded this outdoor season's academic awards to the Virginia Union University women and Livingstone College men. The VUU women's team marked a collective 3.15 GPA, as the LC's men's program earned a 3.101 GPA.

Ivey, Mckenzie Notch Wins At CIAA Track Championships

May 09, 2018

The Virginia Union University men's track and field team kicked off day one of the 2018 CIAA Championship held on Saturday, May 5, at Bowie State University in high fashion.

Kiana Johnson Named Top Guard in Finland

May 03, 2018

Johnson, who plays for Tapiolan Honka, averaged 17.4 points per game and led the team with 63 three-pointers.

Brenner, Howard Earn All-CIAA Rookie Honors

April 30, 2018

The two All-Rookie selections marked the first time Virginia Union has landed two players on the All-Rookie Team since 2011 when Renesha Chiles and Shermanda Fambro made All-Rookie.

Johnson, Hammond Earn Athletic Director Awards

April 30, 2018

Johnson, a senior on the CIAA Champion Women's Basketball Team, was the MVP of the 2018 CIAA Tournament, the CIAA Player of the Year and the CIAA Defensive Player of the Year. Hammond, a sophomore on the VUU Football Team, was the Richmond Touchdown Club Defensive Back of the Year and the CIAA Defensive Player of the Year.

Softball to Face Winston-Salem State University in CIAA Tournament

April 30, 2018

Virginia Union will enter the Softball Tournament as the #2 seed in the Northern Division of the CIAA and will face the #3 seed in the south, Winston-Salem State University, at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, April 30.

Golf to Make First-Ever NCAA Appearance

April 30, 2018

VUU remained ranked in the top ten in the Atlantic Region throughout the 2017-18 Golf Season. VUU finished in 7th Place in the final ranking as of Wednesday's (April 25) NCAA Regional Committee Conference Call.

Virginia Union University Announces Baccalaureate Speaker

April 25, 2018

The speaker will be Rev. Dr. Gregory M. Howard, Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church East End in Newport News, Virginia and President of the Baptist General Convention of Virginia.

Virginia Union University Announces Commencement Speaker Keshia Knight Pulliam

April 25, 2018

Ms. Pulliam graduated with honors from Spelman College in 2001 with a B.A. in Sociology and a concentration in Film.

Richmond Region Tourism Honors VUU Golf

April 24, 2018

Richmond Region Tourism recently honored the Virginia Union University Golf Program for hosting the 2018 CIAA Golf Championship with an RVA Champion Award.

VUU Golf Places 2nd at CIAA Championship

April 24, 2018

Virginia Union's Allan Day and Paul Meints were selected to the 2018 All CIAA Tournament Team, while teammate Robel Woldagabriel was selected to the All CIAA Championship Tournament Team.

Virginia Union University Masquerade Ball and Scholarship Gala Raised Nearly $365,000

April 24, 2018

The event, held to raise scholarship money for Virginia Union University students, raised nearly $350,000. Gifts are still being accepted at vuu.edu/GiveNow.

Virginia Union brings home the wins from Honda's National Academic Tournament

April 17, 2018

This year the Panthers finished third in their division, having a 3-2 record overall, with wins over Claflin, Alabama State, and Lincoln-Missouri.

Golf Places Third in CIAA Northern Championship

April 11, 2018

The 2018 CIAA Southern Division Championship was contested at the Sound Golf Links at Albemarle Plantation Monday and Tuesday, April 9th & 10th in Hertford, NC.

Linnette Named CIAA Offensive Player of The Week

April 11, 2018

Virginia Union University's Shontel Linnette has been named the CIAA Offensive Softball Player of the Week.

Tennis Downs ECSU to Take Second Place in CIAA North

April 11, 2018

Virginia Union University's women's tennis team defeated Elizabeth City State University 7-2 on Tuesday, April 10, at Battery Park in Richmond, Va.

Softball and Football to Wrap up Panther Fest

April 11, 2018

Panther Fest will conclude on Saturday April 14, with these two athletic events

Lynnette No-Hits, Slams Three Homers in Sweep of Lincoln

April 11, 2018

Linnette came within one batter of a perfect game while slugging a home run in VUU’s 16-0 win over Lincoln in the opener at the VUU Softball Field in Richmond, Va.

2018 Season Football Passes Now Available

April 11, 2018

The passes cost $100 and will admit one person to all six of the 2018 Virginia Union home football games, including Homecoming on October 6 against Lincoln (Pa.) University.

VUU to Host CIAA Golf Championship

April 04, 2018

The 2018 CIAA Golf championship will take place on April 19-20 and be hosted by Virginia Union University and Richmond Region Tourism.

Day Scores Hole In One at Manor Intercollegiate

April 04, 2018

The Manor Intercollegiate Golf Tournament was hosted by Longwood University and was contested at The Manor Golf Club Friday and Saturday, March 30-31 in Farmville, Va. The Manor Golf Course is a Par 72, 7, 246 yards layout proved to be a great test over the 54-holes two day tournament with blustery winds and sunny days.

VUU Announces 2018 Football Schedule

March 26, 2018

The 2018 schedule boasts six home games, all to be played in Hovey Field on the VUU campus.

Virginia Union University hosts #MLK50 Commemorative Moment of Remembrance

March 26, 2018

This event, led by Initiatives of Change, to mark the tragic event that occurred 50 years ago, lift up the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and reflect on the challenge and opportunity it represents today.

Virginia Union University Women's Tennis Team Wins Season Opener

March 13, 2018

The Lady Panthers pulled out a 6-3 victory over the Elizabeth City State University Vikings.


March 08, 2018

With the victory, Virginia Union is now the fifth team since 1975 to have both the men's and women's teams to claim the title in the same year; while receiving an automatic bid to the Division II 2018 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) tournament.


March 08, 2018

With the victory, Union also captured win 500 in program history; while receiving and automatic bid to the Division II 2018 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) tournament.

Virginia Union University Announces New Fellowship to Focus on Hip Hop

February 22, 2018

The study will be led by VUU alum Ricky Parker (’08) who has been tapped to become CUR’s first Fellow, beginning Spring 2018.

Alice Walker to Keynote Center for Womanist Leadership Gathering

February 19, 2018

Walker’s keynote is free and will be held at The Saint Paul’s Baptist Church, Creighton Campus on April 5th at 7 p.m.

First statewide Beloved Community Conversation to take place at VUU on March 1

February 16, 2018

The first Beloved Community Conversation will take place on March 1, 2018, at the Claude G. Perkins Living and Learning Center at Virginia Union University in Richmond, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

All Clear Given After Report of Possible Gunshots Fired

February 14, 2018

Virginia Union University Police and the Richmond Police Department (RPD) received calls about possible shots fired on or near campus.

Dr. Alvin Parker Named VUU Head Football Coach

December 18, 2017

At VUU, Dr. Parker was part of a program that played in the 2000, 2001 and 2003 CIAA title games.

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.

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:

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 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.

Governor McAuliffe is Virginia Union University Commencement Speaker

April 12, 2017

Virginia’s 72nd governor will address an expected crowd of more than 5,000 people on Hovey Field on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.

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 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. 

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 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).

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 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 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.

VUU Accepting Applications for Police Officers

January 17, 2017

Please click on the title for the full job posting.

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. 

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 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.

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.