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The Promise of a Limitless Future.

Virginia Union University is guided by five fundamental principles in order to deliver on the promise of a Limitless Future. Each principle is essential to our ability to provide a Best-In-Class educational experience for students, faculty, and staff.

The principles aid our community in understanding the right path to fulfilling our institution's mission. In conjuction with the principles are the University's Noble Values.


At Virginia Union University®, we consistently search for and create growth opportunities that forge groundbreaking research, state of the art technology, or top-of-the-line curriculum. We welcome and encourage new ideas and processes that positively impact experiences.

Spiritual Formation

As a faith-based University, we welcome the regular practice of prayer, worship, silence, and mediation that matures one’s relationships, values, and life purpose that lead to ongoing spiritual growth and transformation.


We value our commitment to fairness, honesty, and truth reflected in each person’s words and deeds while holding ourselves accountable for our personal and words and actions.

Diversity & Inclusion

As one of the nation’s oldest HBCUs, we value diversity in thought, perspective, and embodiment, trusting that we are stronger when various voices, traditions, and experiences are present. We value inclusivity and promote a safe with dignity, respect, and compassion.


We provide the highest quality of experiences and interactions while remaining flexible, responsive, and open-minded in developing and delivering programs, services, and facilities committed to exceeding the standards of what it means to be Best-In-Class.