Gather. Lift. Launch.

These three words are the driving force behind everything we do at Southern Virginia University. They explain why we’ve become one of the fastest-growing schools in the country.


Southern Virginia is a gathering place for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. With a Code of Honor based on the values of the Church, we welcome students from all over the country to live and learn on our faith-aligned campus. More than 9-in-10 of our students are Latter-day Saints and 1-in-3 are Returned Missionaries.


At Southern Virginia, we help students maximize their potential. Through personalized education from caring professors and 95% participation in extracurriculars, we lift students to heights they never imagined. That’s why we rank in the top 7% nationally for freshmen-to-senior improvement.


Our educational model is designed to launch students into meaningful lives and careers. In fact, Southern Virginia’s 93% job and graduate-school placement rate within one month of graduation is the highest of any school in Virginia and more than twice the national average.