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VSU Announces Fall 2021 Commencement Speaker

Virginia State University has announced that VSU Alumnus, Hampton University President, and Businessman, Dr. William R. Harvey will serve as the fall 2021 VSU Commencement speaker. Continue reading

VSU Partners with FBI Richmond for Collegiate Mentoring Academy

Virginia State University is pleased to announce the inaugural graduating class of the FBI Richmond and VSU Collegiate Academy. Today’s graduation ceremony was the culmination of a partnership between the VSU Sociology and Criminal Justice Department and the FBI Richmond Division. The FBI Richmond and VSU Collegiate Academy offers unique mentoring and outreach opportunities that benefit students by introducing them to FBI work, experiences, and career opportunities.  Continue reading

Scholarship for VSU Engineering Students Established in Honor of VSU Alumna, Dr. Gladys West

Technology Company, Trimble (NASDAQ TRMB) announced a scholarship program to honor distinguished VSU Alumna, Dr. Gladys West. Dr. West is a pioneer in mathematics, minority advancement and the advent of the Global Positioning System (GPS) one of our most widely used innovations throughout the world. Continue reading

VSU Board of Visitors Committee and Full Board Meetings

In accordance with the Code of Virginia, the Board of Visitors of Virginia State University will hold meetings on Thursday-Friday, November 18-19, 2021 at the Gateway Dining and Event Center on the VSU Campus. There will not be an opportunity for public comment at the meetings. Continue reading

VSU Offers Virginia’s First and Only Program which Supports the Military Community by Providing Certification in Military Culture

Virginia State University has announced the establishment of Virginia’s first and only military cultural competency training certification program offered at a university. The online Homefront Readjustment for the Armed Forces certificate program is designed to teach students how to interact with active duty service members, veterans, and their families with consideration for military culture and sensitivities. In the program, participants learn to identify and facilitate access to essential services and resources, social support, case management, care coordination, and advocacy options for the military community. Continue reading

VSU Reports Largest Enrollment Increase in a Decade, Despite National Trends of Declining Enrollment

Despite national trends of declining university enrollments, Virginia State University is reporting the largest year-to-year increase in retention and enrollment in more than a decade. Continue reading

VSU and VCU Cancer Center form Partnership to Address Cancer Disparities

Virginia State University and Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center are partnering together to use a prestigious team science grant to create a program that’s the first-of-its-kind in the state of Virginia. The $1.7 million grant from the National Cancer Institute will be dispersed over a four-year period and will focus on reducing cancer disparities and providing hands-on research opportunities to students who are historically underrepresented in science. Continue reading

VSU and the Home Depot Partner together to Support Health and Fitness

Virginia State University has partnered with The Home Depot to create a new outdoor fitness park on the VSU campus. Earlier this year, Virginia State University was selected as one of 30 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) nationwide to win the Home Depot Retool Your School contest after receiving a high number of votes from students, alumni, and advocates. Continue reading

Grammy Award Winning Record Executive and Film Producer Joins VSU Staff

Virginia State University has announced that Grammy Award Winning Record Executive, Film and TV Music Supervisor and Film Producer, Mr. Amir Windom will join the VSU staff for the 2021-22 academic year. Windom will be on campus as part of the Provost’s Lecture Series as Executive Speaker in Residence. Continue reading

Federal CARES Act Reporting Disclosure - October 10, 2021

Federal CARES Act Reporting Disclosure - October 10, 2021

The following is Virginia State University’s Required Quarterly Reporting for Funds Received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act for the Quarter Ending September 30, 2021.  Continue reading

VSU to Convene Scholars from Around the World for The James Arthur Baldwin International Symposium

The Office of Academic Affairs, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and the Honors Program at Virginia State University – a storied HBCU – will host the Inaugural James Arthur Baldwin International Symposium (JABIS), November 5 – 6, 2021, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. “The Essential James Baldwin: The 21st Century and Beyond, At Home and Abroad” is the theme of the web-based research and artistic forum that will showcase scholars and artists from North America, Europe, Africa, and the British North Atlantic archipelago of Bermuda. Several surviving artists of the Black Arts Movement (BAM) will be highlighted discussants. Registration is required.  Continue reading

VSU Spearheads $9M Effort to Study Link Between Stem Education/Careers and Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Virginia State University is pleased to announce a partnership to study best practices that impact STEM persistence and retention at Historically Black Colleges and Universities HBCUs. This collaborative work is being performed by the HBCU STEM Undergraduate Success Research Center, an initiative designed to tell the story behind the disproportionate number of HBCU students who go on to receive terminal degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math. Continue reading

VSU to Require Proof of Vaccination for All Athletic Events

Virginia State University has announced new guidelines that will require all guests at Rogers Stadium and other campus athletic events to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination before entry. The new guideline is effective immediately and is part of an effort to help safeguard the health and wellness of the general VSU community and campus visitors. In addition, it aligns with the campus-wide requirement that all faculty, staff, and students be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.   Continue reading

VSU Cancels Classes for a Day to Address COVID-19 Mental Fatigue

Virginia State University is designating Tuesday, September 28, 2021, a Trojan Wellness Day. The goal is to mitigate the increased loneliness, stress, anxiety, and depression, in part caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. To foster physical and emotional well-being, the VSU Health and Wellness Center, Student Government Association, Faculty and Staff Senate, and the Administration are committing the day to wellness.  Continue reading

Virginia State University to Receive Portion of $1 Million Donation

Virginia State University has received a portion of a $1 million donation and a commitment for a yearly gift from an online gaming company and its equity partner. VSU is one of five HBCUs presented with the first of an expected annual investment by Golden Nugget Online Gaming (GNOG) and the Virginia Sports and Technology Group (VSTG). Continue reading

VSU COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

VSU COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Virginia State University COVID-19 Vaccinations FAQs, Virginia State University requires all faculty, staff, and students to be vaccinated for COVID-19 as we begin the fall 2021 semester.  The University will offer vaccinations on campus beginning Friday, August 6, 2021.  Full (or first dose) vaccinations are required to reside on campus and or attend face to face classes. Full compliance is required for all faculty, staff, and students who will be on campus and or attending classes by September 20, 2021. Continue reading

Virginia State University to Use Funds from Anonymous Donor to Match Giving During Six Week Giving Challenge

Virginia State University has announced that it will use an undisclosed financial gift from an anonymous donor to multiply the University’s fundraising over the next six weeks. In an unprecedented move, VSU announced that all alumni, faculty, and staff gifts to the university will be doubled or tripled through a matching gift from an anonymous donor beginning Friday, September 17- October 28. Continue reading

Winning VSU Coach Lonnie Blow to Remain at VSU

Virginia State University is proud to announce that Trojans’ head men’s basketball coach Lonnie Blow, Jr. has signed an extended contract with the University and will remain as head coach through 2023.  Continue reading

Virginia State University Ranks Among Top HBCUs Nationwide

Virginia State University is ranked among the best universities in the country, according to numerous national educational reports. According to U.S. News and World Report, VSU places in the top 30 in the category of Best Overall HBCUs for 2022. Continue reading

Virginia State University Board of Visitors

In accordance with the Code of Virginia, the Board of Visitors of Virginia State University will hold its meetings on Thursday-Friday, September 16-17, 2021. The meetings will be held at the Welcome Center in the VSU Multipurpose Center located at 20809 Second Avenue. There will not be an opportunity for public comment at the meetings. Continue reading

VSU President and Other 1890 University Leaders Submit Letter to Congress

The 19 Presidents, Chancellors and Leaders of the 1890 Universities are calling on Congress to include the Institutional Grants for New Infrastructure, Technology, and Education (IGNITE) for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Excellence Act sponsored by U.S. Reps. Alma Adams (D-NC) and French Hill (R-AR) and U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-DE) and Tim Scott (R-SC). Continue reading

VSU Honors Former Military Professor with Room Named in His Honor

Virginia State University officially named a room in Jesse Bolling Hall, the University’s ROTC building, in honor of Lieutenant Colonel, Dr. Jona McKee. The VSU alumnus, military graduate, and former professor was honored for his years of service to both Virginia State University and our country.  Continue reading

VSU Receives $430,000 dollar grant from the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Institute on Drug Abuse

Virginia State University’s Larry Keen has received a 3-year, $430,000 dollar grant from the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Institute on Drug Abuse to study the relationship between cannabis use and heart rate variability in students at Virginia State University. Continue reading

VSU Partners with Apple in $30M Racial Equity and Justice Initiative

Virginia State University has announced an initiative that makes the University a Community Center for Coding and Creativity. The program is a part of Apple’s Community Education Initiative and Tennessee State University’s HBCU C2. The innovative teaching and learning initiative is designed to empower Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to expand technology and creativity experiences within their institutions and broader communities. Continue reading

VSU Announces the Nation’s First HBCU Center for Policing Leadership and Social Justice

Virginia State University has established the nation’s first HBCU Center for Policing Leadership and Social Justice. The newly established initiative, known as The Center, will further allow VSU and the surrounding communities to address the critical divide between law enforcement and communities of color. Continue reading

VSU Receives $500K Grant to Restore Newly Named Historic Building

Greetings Trojan Family,  We are pleased to share that the National Park Service has awarded Virginia State University a $500 thousand grant as part of a restoration grant project to assist with the preservation of historic buildings on HBCU campuses. Continue reading

VSU will Now Require all Faculty, Staff, and Students to be Vaccinated for COVID-19

Virginia State University will now require all faculty, staff, and students to be vaccinated for COVID-19 as we begin the fall 2021 semester. Continue reading

Virginia State University Honors Black Women in Campus Buildings Renaming

Virginia State University has announced new names for four buildings that were previously unnamed on the VSU campus. The VSU Board of Visitors approved renaming each of the four buildings to honor Black women, all VSU alums, who have made significant contributions to Virginia State University, as it stands today.  Continue reading

A Day at VSU with Students in The Reginald F. Lewis College of Business

A Day at VSU with Students in The Reginald F. Lewis College of Business August 5, 2021 Continue reading

Virginia State University Board of Visitors

In accordance with the Code of Virginia, the Board of Visitors will hold meetings and events on Thursday-Friday, August 5-6, 2021. At 9 a.m. on Thursday, August 5th, the Board will hold a New Board Member Orientation Session at the Gateway Dining and Event Center. No Board actions will be taken at the session. A brief Meet and Greet for Board members is planned at the Gateway from 12:30 – 1:15 p.m.; and at 1:30 p.m., the Full Board will convene in a meeting in the same location. There will not be an opportunity for public comment at the meeting. Continue reading

VSU will Pay off Account Balances for All Students Enrolled During the COVID-19 Pandemic Impact Period

In an effort to continue providing access to a transformative education, Virginia State University (VSU) has announced that the University will clear all unpaid tuition and fee balances for VSU students enrolled during the COVID-19 pandemic impact period. Continue reading

Federal CARES Act Reporting Disclosure - July 10, 2021

Federal CARES Act Reporting Disclosure - July 10, 2021

Virginia State University received $20,049,784 and $21,712,760 in Institutional support funds through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.  The attached report details the spending for the June 30, 2021 quarter. Continue reading

President Dr. Abdullah Appointed to Big Brothers Big Sisters of America National Board

Today, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (BBBSA), the largest and most experienced youth mentoring organization in the United States, announced the election of VSU President, Makola M. Abdullah, Ph.D., as one of four new Board members for the national organization. Continue reading

Spring 2021 Student Accomplishments

Spring 2021 Student Accomplishments

The Reginald F. Lewis College of Business at Virginia State University celebrated the following spring 2021 student accomplishments. July 6, 2021 Continue reading

VSU To Return to Fully In-Person Campus Experience for Fall 2021

Virginia State University is excited to welcome students, faculty and staff back to our vibrant campus for our fully in person living, learning and working experience in fall 2021. We have spent several months working to provide a safe and welcoming campus experience filled with the energy and vibrancy that your presence brings to the VSU atmosphere. Continue reading

Virginia State University Receives Major Grant to Spur Economic Development in Minority Communities

The VSU Center for Entrepreneurship in the Reginald F. Lewis College of Business and the Division of Research and Economic Development at Virginia State University have been awarded a $453,000 grant by GO Virginia, a Commonwealth of Virginia-funded program, to spur minority entrepreneurship via the creation of the "Minority Small Business Launch Center." Continue reading

Federal CARES Act Reporting Disclosure - June 15, 2021

Federal CARES Act Reporting Disclosure - June 15, 2021

VSU signed the Certification Agreement for the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) on April 11, 2020 and submitted the Certification Agreement on April 16, 2020.  HEERF I Funds totaled $3,427,905 and was disbursed 100% as of July 2020. HEERF II Funds totaled $3,427,905 and was disbursed 100% as of June 2021. Continue reading

Virginia State University President to Testify Before Congressional Hearing on 1890 Land Grant Institutions

President, Dr. Makola M. Abdullah will testify at a Congressional Hearing of the House Committee on Agriculture. Dr. Abdullah will provide testimony and answer questions from Members of the Committee regarding the hearing titled “1890 Land Grant Institutions: Investing for Agricultural Resiliency,  Equity, and Global Impact”. Continue reading

Two New Members Appointed to the Virginia State University Board of Visitors

VIRGINIA STATE UNIVERSITY, VA - (Monday, June 14, 2021)- On Friday, June 11, 2021, Governor Ralph Northam announced new administration appointments including two new appointees to the Virginia State University (VSU) Board of Visitors.  Continue reading

Virginia State University Board of Visitors

In accordance with the Code of Virginia, the Board of Visitors of Virginia State University will hold a subcommittee meeting of its Personnel, Compensation, and Governance Committee by electronic means at 9:30 am, Friday, June 11, 2021. The subcommittee will begin in open session and immediately go into closed session. There will not be an opportunity for public comment at the meeting. Continue reading

VSU Mourns Passing of VSU Foundation Board Member and Alumna LTC (Ret.) Iris Burton Bulls

Virginia State University (VSU) mourns the loss of VSU Foundation Board Member, donor, and loyal daughter of the University, LTC. (Ret.) Iris Burton Bulls. Mrs. Bulls was a member of the class of 1978 with over 42 years of dedicated federal service, all primarily in the defense community. Continue reading

VSU Accepting Applications for John Mercer Langston Institute (JMLI) for African American Political Leadership

Virginia State University’s John Mercer Langston Institute (JMLI) for African American Political Leadership is accepting applications for the inaugural cohort focused on developing a pipeline of Black political leaders throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Continue reading

Enroll Online Courses

The Summer 2021 Trojan Advance Program is here! These select 100-200 level courses are offered ONLINE at a reduced rate of $199 for VSU students. Continue reading

VSU to Honor 700 Graduates during In-Person Commencement

Virginia State University will honor 700 graduates on Sunday, May 23, 2021, as part of the University’s first face-to-face commencement ceremony since December 2019. The ceremony will recognize graduates from the classes of spring 2020, summer 2020, fall 2020 and spring 2021. Continue reading

Federal CARES Act Reporting Disclosure - May 15, 2021

Federal CARES Act Reporting Disclosure - May 15, 2021

Virginia State University received $3,427,905 from the U.S. Department of Education for Emergency Financial Aid Grants.  As of May 15, 2021, Virginia State University has awarded $3,292,904 to 3,336 students; 212 of these students received additional emergency grant funds.    Continue reading

150 Local High School Students Receive Offer of Free Tuition at Virginia State University

150 Local High School Students Receive Offer of Free Tuition at Virginia State University

Virginia State University (VSU) announced that 150 local high school students have been accepted into VSU at no cost for TUITION as part of the new Virginia College Affordability Network (VCAN).  The recently announced VCAN initiative provides access for an estimated 300 students who live near the VSU campus to attend the University at no cost for tuition. Continue reading

VSU to Offer Free Tuition for Qualified Area Students

VSU to Offer Free Tuition for Qualified Area Students

In recognition of the economic challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced into families’ lives, Virginia State University today announced it will not increase tuition for the 2021-2022 academic year for new and continuing students. Continue reading

Virginia State University Receives $1 Million to Train Future Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) Teachers

Virginia State University has been selected by Governor Ralph Northam for a new initiative that will position the University to become a major pipeline for filling the STEM teacher shortage in Virginia.  Continue reading

Federal CARES Act Reporting Disclosure - April 15, 2021

Federal CARES Act Reporting Disclosure - April 15, 2021

The federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA) was recently signed into law, providing financial resources to colleges and universities. Continue reading

Virginia State University Selected as Location for Virginia’s First Televised 2021 Democratic Gubernatorial Debate

Virginia State University (VSU) will serve as the location for Virginia’s first televised 2021 Democratic Gubernatorial Debate. The face to face debate is hosted by the Democratic Party of Virginia and will take place on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 7pm on the VSU campus. Five candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for Governor will participate in the debate including: Lee Carter, Jennifer Carroll Foy, Justin Fairfax, Terry McAuliffe, and Jennifer McClellan. Continue reading

Virginia State University and Richmond Raceway Create eSports Management Pilot Program for Students

Richmond Raceway and Virginia State University (VSU) announce a pilot program to evolve the track’s current eSports team and offer new opportunities to historically black colleges and university (HBCU) students interested in careers in sports management. Through this strategic alliance, Richmond Raceway eSports fueled by Sunoco operations will be managed in partnership with Virginia State University’s Department of Sport Management. Continue reading

Federal CARES Act Reporting Disclosure - April 10, 2021

Federal CARES Act Reporting Disclosure - April 10, 2021

The following is Virginia State University’s Required Quarterly Reporting for Funds Received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act for the Quarter Ending March 31, 2021 Continue reading

The Newly Created Public Health Institute at Virginia State University Provides Mobile Units to Take Vaccinations into the Community

Virginia State University has announced an innovative new initiative that will position the University to address public health disparities within underserved communities. The newly created VSU Public Health Institute (VSUPHI) serves as a resource for marginalized communities and seeks to improve public health outcomes. Continue reading

Virginia State University Textiles, Apparel Merchandising and Management (TAMM) Program Receives $25,000 Grant

Virginia State University Textiles, Apparel Merchandising and Management (TAMM) program has been awarded a $25,000 grant.  The  grant was awarded by Fashion Nova, an online fashion store for women.  The company says it wanted to commemorate Women’s History Month by investing in an HBCU  for the one-time grant. Continue reading

Virginia State University Board of Visitors Committee and Full Board Meetings

This page shows details on up-and-coming Virginia State University Board of Visitors Meetings. Continue reading

Virginia State University to Remove the Name From Four Campus Buildings

Virginia State University has announced that it will remove the name from four buildings on the VSU campus.  The VSU Board of Visitors recently approved the removal of signs identifying Byrd Hall, Eggleston Hall, Trinkle Hall and Vawter Hall. Continue reading

Virginia State University Board of Visitors Electronic Executives Committee Meeting

In accordance with the Code of Virginia, the Board of Visitors will hold its Executive Committee meeting by electronic communication, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 18, 2021. Continue reading

Federal CARES Act Reporting Disclosure - March 15, 2021

Federal CARES Act Reporting Disclosure - March 15, 2021

VSU signed the Certification Agreement for the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) on April 11, 2020 and submitted the Certification Agreement on April 16, 2020. Continue reading

Virginia State University to Provide on Campus Facility for COVID-19 Vaccination

Virginia State University has announced a partnership with the Virginia Department of Health Crater Health District to assist with COVID-19 vaccination clinics. VSU will open its Multi-Purpose Center (MPC) beginning this Saturday, March 6, 2021 to serve as a vaccination location. Continue reading

VSU President Received Prestigious Award From Howard University

Makola M. Abdullah, Ph.D. has been selected by his alma mater, Howard University, as the 2021 recipient of the Alumni Award for Distinguished Postgraduate Achievement. Continue reading

VSU Ranks Among Top in the Country for Accelerating Student Learning by Diversifying the Teaching Profession

VSU Ranks Among Top in the Country for Accelerating Student Learning by Diversifying the Teaching Profession

The Virginia State University (VSU) Undergraduate Elementary Teacher Preparation Program has been named among the top in the country for contributing to greater teacher diversity by the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ), a nonpartisan, not-for-profit research and policy organization. Continue reading

Federal CARES Act Reporting Disclosure - February 15, 2021

Federal CARES Act Reporting Disclosure - February 15, 2021

VSU signed the Certification Agreement for the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) on April 11, 2020 and submitted the Certification Agreement on April 16, 2020.  Continue reading

2020 Point of Pride

2020 Point of Pride

In spite of a global pandemic in 2020, Virginia State University continued to provide transformative opportunities for students and worked to remain a leader in access and opportunity. Here are a select few of our VSU Points of Pride for 2020. Continue reading

VSU will not Increase Tuition for the 2021-2022 Academic Year

VSU will not Increase Tuition for the 2021-2022 Academic Year

In recognition of the economic challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced into families’ lives, Virginia State University today announced it will not increase tuition for the 2021-2022 academic year for new and continuing students. Continue reading

Black History Month Events

Black History Month Events

Virginia State University and Chesterfield County proudly presents the 32nd Black History Month Celebration. Each February, Chesterfield County and Virginia State University celebrate the month with a variety of programs designed to explore the rich, diverse heritage of African Americans and their contributions to our community and nation. Join us for virtual programs and events planned throughout the month. Continue reading

VSU Announces New Black Virginia Voters Poll

Virginia State University’s John Mercer Langston Institute (JMLI) for Political Leadership is conducting a Black Voter’s Survey to learn more about the attitudes and opinions of Black Voters in the Commonwealth of Virginia related to current topics and events. Continue reading

VSU Accounting Students Offering Free Tax Assistance to Local Residents

Virginia State University Accounting majors are working in cooperation with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to provide income tax preparation and filing assistance for 2020 tax returns to individual or joint filers in the Tri-Cities area with income below $58,000. Continue reading

VSU Invests $2.8 Million to Make COVID-19 Health and Safety Changes and Upgrades

Virginia State University has invested $2.8 million in health and safety upgrades to safely welcome students, faculty, and staff back to campus. Continue reading

Federal CARES Act Reporting Disclosure

Federal CARES Act Reporting Disclosure

The following is Virginia State University’s Required Quarterly Reporting for Funds Received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act for the Quarter Ending December 31, 2020. Continue reading

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COVID-19 Leads to Innovative Changes to International Engagement at VSU

Virginia State University (VSU) is using innovation to keep its students globally competitive in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Continue reading

VSU Receives Grant from Dominion Energy to Support STEM Students

Hundreds of students at Virginia State University will receive funding for their studies in science, technology, engineering and math, thanks to a $2.75 million grant from Dominion Energy. Continue reading

VSU Board of Visitors Announcement Nov. 20, 2020

On Friday, November 20 at 9:30 a.m., the Board will hold the Facilities, Finance and Audit Committee meeting in the Gateway Dining and Event Center, second floor. Continue reading

VSU Electronic Committee Notice Nov. 19, 2020

In accordance with the Code of Virginia, the Board of Visitors will hold committee meetings by electronic communication on Thursday, November 19, 2020. Continue reading

VSU College of Education Receives Top Ranking in Virginia

VSU College of Education Receives Top Ranking in Virginia

The Virginia State University (VSU) College of Education is ranked as one of the top undergraduate programs in the Commonwealth of Virginia for new teachers. The VSU College of Education is the only undergraduate program in the Commonwealth to receive an A rating in Clinical Practice and Classroom Management, and it is one of only two programs in the State to score above a C rating in some of the most crucial areas of educator preparation. Continue reading

VSU to Receive $500 Thousand Gift on Behalf of Former VSU President, Eddie N. Moore, Jr.

VSU to Receive $500 Thousand Gift on Behalf of Former VSU President, Eddie N. Moore, Jr.

Virginia State University (VSU) will receive a very generous gift on behalf of former VSU President, Eddie N. Moore, Jr. Mr. Moore, who served as VSU’s 12th president from 1993-2010, has gifted VSU half a million dollars. The gift comes in the form of a bequest from Universal Corporation on behalf of Mr. Moore. Continue reading

Federal CARES Act Reporting Disclosure - October 31, 2020

Federal CARES Act Reporting Disclosure - October 31, 2020

The following is Virginia State University’s Required Quarterly Reporting for Funds Received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act for the Quarter Ending September 30, 2020.  Continue reading

Virginia State University Coronavirus Outbreak Updates

Virginia State University Coronavirus Outbreak Updates

Stay up to date on new information about Virginia State University's response to the Coronavirus outbreak. Continue reading

CARES Grant Fund Reporting June 2020

CARES Grant Fund Reporting June 2020

VSU signed the Certification Agreement for the first half of the funding on April 11, 2020 and submitted the Certification Agreement on April 16, 2020. Continue reading

Virginia State University Receives $30 Million Gift as Part of A Philanthropic Movement to Support Racial Equity

The largest single donor gift in the 138-year history of the University. Continue reading

VSU Will Not Increase Tuition for the 2020-2021 Academic Year

VSU Will Not Increase Tuition for the 2020-2021 Academic Year

In recognition of the economic challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced into families’ lives, Virginia State University today announced it will not increase tuition for the 2020-2021 academic year for new and continuing students.  Continue reading

Virginia State University Selected as one of the Nation’s Top Military Friendly ® Schools for 2020-2021

Virginia State University Selected as one of the Nation’s Top Military Friendly ® Schools for 2020-2021

Continuing its mission to provide veterans, their spouses, and the military community with the finest choices for education opportunities, Virginia State University (VSU) has been selected to the Military Friendly® Schools list for 2020-2021. Continue reading

Update on Fall 2020

Update on Fall 2020

The University has been working to develop plans for the fall 2020 semester.  As you can imagine, this task is challenging and will continue to be fluid as we plan and await more information from State and Federal sources regarding best practices.  Continue reading

CARES Grant Fund Reporting May 2020

CARES Grant Fund Reporting May 2020

VSU signed the Certification Agreement for the first half of the funding on April 11, 2020 and submitted the Certification Agreement on April 16, 2020. Continue reading

Student CARES ACT Funds Distributed

Student CARES ACT Funds Distributed

Distribution of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds began this week. VSU is one of the first colleges in the nation to distribute federal CARES Act funds to its student Continue reading

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