The Emergence of a New Virginia Union University

Virginia Union University is a premier liberal arts institution located in Richmond, Virginia. A proud HBCU, it was founded in 1865 to give newly emancipated slaves an opportunity for education and advancement. At VUU, education is our social justice as we strive to offer greater access and affordability to a more diverse student body and prepare them to become global leaders both professionally and in the community. Notable alumni include Civil Rights Leader Wyatt Tee Walker, Civil Rights Leader Roslyn M. Brock (Chairman Emeritus of the National Board of Directors for the NAACP) and, the Honorable L. Douglas Wilder (the first elected African-American Governor in the United States)

In 2020, under the vision and leadership of President & CEO Dr. Hakim J. Lucas, VUU Global was launched to meet the demands of 21st Century students. A broad range of academic majors are offered in both virtual-based learning (VBL) and classroom-based learning (CBL). Ten new majors are being developed and will be offered beginning in January 2021 including Health Sciences, Hospitality Management, and social activism. VUU is also expanding graduate master’s degree and doctorate programs. In addition, technology has been enhanced throughout campus which will allow VUU to bring the HBCU experience to distance, cloudbased students.

Virginia Union University offers students The Promise of a Limitless Future. We invite you to learn more about our academics, globally-recognized Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology, and champion NCAA Division II athletic program.
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