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Virginia State University Alumnus Charles Hamilton Promoted To 4-star General

Virginia State University Alumnus Charles Hamilton was promoted to 4-Star General. He is the second VSU alumnus to achieve this prestigious rank which is the highest in the U.S. Army. Continue reading

Board of Visitors Meeting Notice for March 21, 2023

On Tuesday, March 21, 2023, at 10 am, the Executive Committee of the Virginia State University (VSU) Board of Visitors will meet to consider the proposed mandatory fee increase. The meeting will take place in room 310 of Virginia Hall. Continue reading

VSU Awarded $2.8 Million Grant to Support the University’s Broadband Infrastructure

Virginia State University has been awarded a significant grant from the National Telecommunication and Information Administration to support the university’s broadband infrastructure and digital inclusion on the VSU campus and in the surrounding anchor community.  Continue reading

VSU Marching Band Makes History With An Unprecedented Invitation To Perform At The White House

On February 26, 2023, the Virginia State University Trojan Explosion Marching Band made history when they performed as part of the White House Black History Month Program. The VSU band provided the musical backdrop as guests arrived for the annual event. Continue reading

Virginia State University To Host National Leaders To Discuss Criminal Justice Reform

Virginia State University has partnered with entertainment and business leaders to bring attention to the importance of criminal justice reform and advocacy. REFORM Alliance, founded by recording artist Meek Mill and others, will convene VSU students and local leaders and engage them on this critical issue. Continue reading

Virginia State University Receives A Quarter Of Million Dollars From Sentara Healthcare

Virginia State University has received a quarter of a million dollars from Sentara Healthcare to fund the Sentara Scholars program at VSU. The scholarship program is designed to assist students interested in healthcare or healthcare-related fields. Continue reading

Research By VSU Professor Suggests  That Addressing Social Isolation May Be Vital To Preventing Mass Shootings.

Research by Virginia State University Psychology Professor Dr. Samuel West (pictured) has identified social isolation as the most critical external indicator leading up to mass shootings. The analysis of 177 mass shooters suggests that social isolation is an ideal candidate for acquaintances and communities of would-be shooters to intervene. Continue reading

VSU Trojan Explosion Marching Band To Perform At The 2023 Honda Battle Of The Bands

Virginia State University has been selected as one of six HBCU bands to perform at the 2023 Honda Battle of the Bands (HBOB). The VSU Trojan Explosion will compete in the highly regarded event on Saturday, February 18, 2023, at Alabama State University in Montgomery. As a selected university, VSU will receive a $50,000 grant from Honda to support VSU music education programs. Continue reading

Virginia State University Now Accepting Applications For Free Tuition For Local Students For The 2023-2024 School Year

Virginia State University leads the Virginia College Affordability Network (VCAN) initiative and provides access to hundreds of Pell-eligible students with free-tuition. This opportunity is for students who graduate from a high school within 45 miles of the campus (Chesterfield County, Colonial Heights, Dinwiddie County, Henrico County, Hopewell City, Petersburg City, Prince George County, and Richmond City) and desire access to a University that can provide a quality education and experience. Continue reading

VSU Statement on the Murder of Tyre Nichols

Tonight, we brace ourselves for the release of the video vividly chronicling the murder by cop of 28-year-old Tyre Nichols. Mr. Nichols was brutally beaten by members of the Memphis, Tennessee Police Department during a violent arrest following a traffic stop. He was hospitalized and died a few days later. Continue reading

VSU Accounting Students Offer Free Tax Assistance To Local Residents

Virginia State University Accounting students have partnered with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to provide tax assistance to local residents. As part of the Special Topics Service-Learning course in the VSU Reginald F. Lewis College of Business (RFLCB), students will provide tax preparation and filing assistance to Tri-Cities residents. Continue reading

VSU Offers Employees Funding to Purchase a Home

The VSU “Home Assistance Payment Initiative,” or VSU-HAPI, is a first-of-its-kind and innovative program designed to attract and retain highly qualified employees and improve the economies of local communities. Continue reading

VSU to Receive $2.2m to Further Improve Campus High-speed Internet

Virginia State University will receive $2.2M in federal funding for the VSU Broadband Improvement Project. This project will further improve broadband access and reliability on the Virginia State University campus to ensure equitable and quality internet access for student success. Continue reading

Board of Visitors Meeting Notice for January 20, 2023

The Board’s Audit and Compliance Committee will meet at 11:30 a.m., Friday, January 20th. The meeting will be held in the President’s Conference Room, room 310 in Virginia Hall located at One Hayden Drive on the campus of Virginia State University. Continue reading

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