Faith in Jesus Christ

At Southern Virginia University, we strive for our conduct, culture, and education to be in harmony with the teachings of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ.

By Study and by Faith

College years are important for solidifying your foundations of faith. That’s why we strive to honor the Lord’s counsel to “seek learning, by study and by faith.” (D&C 88:118)

A Community of Shared Values

To cultivate a culture of study and faith, every member of our University community commits to a Code of Conduct based on the restored gospel of Jesus Christ and the highest standards of personal conduct.

Links to SVU’s Code of Conduct page: Review the Code of Conduct

Faith-supportive Faculty

Our faculty strive to provide a spiritually safe classroom environment where discussions of faith are encouraged.

Links to SVU’s Faculty page:Meet Our Faculty

Institute of Religion Courses

The campus-adjacent Institute of Religion is the largest on the East Coast and a key component of life at Southern Virginia University. Whether you take an Institute class for University credit or for your own spiritual nourishment, we encourage everyone to attend!

Links to SVU’s Institute of Religion page: Explore Institute Courses

Forums & Devotionals

We regularly gather together as a campus community to enjoy uplifting and inspiring messages from faithful thought leaders. We always close our devotionals and forums by singing “Love One Another” together as a campus community—a mantra we strive to live by.

Links to SVU’s youtube devotionals page:Watch our Top Devotionals

Join a Ward

Be part of a vibrant Young Single Adult Stake—the first YSA Stake created outside the Wasatch Front—in one of our student wards.

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Ideal for Missionaries

Whether you are preparing to serve a mission or are just returning from missionary service—join a community that will support your spiritual goals and growth.