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General Information
1500 N Lombardy St
Richmond , Virginia 23220

Disability Resource Office

Center for Student Success & Retention
Ellison Hall, Room 117
1500 N Lombardy St
Richmond, 23220
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About Virginia Union University

In the bustling city of Richmond, Virginia, lies Virginia Union University, a prominent and esteemed institution of higher education. Established in 1865, Virginia Union University (VUU) holds a rich history and deep commitment to providing quality education to its students. As a not-for-profit, private university, VUU strives to create a nurturing and inclusive environment for its diverse student population.

Located in the heart of Richmond, VUU benefits from its prime location in a city renowned for its cultural diversity, historical significance, and vibrant atmosphere. Richmond serves as a hub for innovation, business, and arts, offering students numerous opportunities for internships, professional development, and engagement with the local community. With its close proximity to the state capital, students have access to a myriad of governmental and policy-related internships, further enhancing their academic and professional experiences.

With a strong commitment to academic excellence, Virginia Union University offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs across various disciplines. The university comprises four schools: the Sydney Lewis School of Business, the School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Theology, and the Evelyn Reid Syphax School of Education. By providing a comprehensive education, VUU equips students with the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue their passions and thrive in their chosen fields.

The campus itself is a testament to VUU’s commitment to student success. Boasting state-of-the-art facilities, including modern classrooms, well-equipped laboratories, and comfortable living spaces, the university prioritizes creating a conducive learning environment. The campus also hosts various student organizations and extracurricular activities, ensuring that students have ample opportunities to get involved, build relationships, and develop leadership skills.

Moreover, Virginia Union University prides itself on its commitment to community service and social justice. Guided by its motto, “For God, for learning, and for service,” VUU instills a sense of responsibility and compassion in its students. Through partnerships with local organizations, students are encouraged to actively engage in community service and make a positive impact on society.

In addition to its academic offerings and commitment to community service, Virginia Union University places great emphasis on spiritual growth and development. The School of Theology, one of the four schools within the university, provides students with a strong theological foundation and seeks to prepare them for leadership roles within religious institutions and communities. VUU’s affiliation with the American Baptist Churches USA further strengthens its commitment to spiritual education and nurturing the faith of its students.

Overall, Virginia Union University stands tall as a pillar of academic excellence, diversity, and social responsibility. It fosters an environment where students can channel their passions, grow intellectually and spiritually, and prepare themselves for successful futures. Through its dedication to providing a well-rounded education, engaging with the local community, and promoting social justice, VUU continues to be a beacon of enlightenment and opportunity in the city of Richmond, Virginia.

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Disability Accommodations

Services Provided

      • Notetaking Assistance
      • Exam Accomodations
      • Alternate Learning Material Formats (e-text, large print, etc.)
      • Scribe Services
      • Qualified Readers
      • Assistive technologies (screen readers, voice input, etc.)
      • Qualified Sign Language Interpreters
      • Text-Based Accommodations (CART or C-Print)

      Services Provided

          • Degree Curriculum Substitutions
          • Priority Enrollment
          • Reduced courseload
          • Medical leave
          • Residence Hall Accommodations

          Campus Accessibility

          Accessible Level

              • Student Health Services
              • Mental Health Support Services
              • The library(ies)
              • Institution Online Platforms
              • Recreational and Athletic Facilities
              • Student Community Center and Other Common Gathering Areas
              • Primary Educational Facilities Used for Classes
              • Entertainment and Event Facilities
              • On-Campus Transit
              • Close Off-Campus Transit
              • Student Housing
              • Essential Administrative Offices (financial aid, registration, students services, career counseling, etc.)

              Services Provided

                  • Dietary Meal Plan Accommodations
                  • Service and Emotional Support Animals
                  • Study Abroad Program Accommodations
                  • Internship, Externship, Field Placement, or other For-Credit, Off-Campus Work Experience Accommodations