Institute of Religion

The campus-adjacent Institute of Religion is the largest on the East Coast and a key component of life at Southern Virginia University.

Increase Your Spiritual Learning

The Institute of Religion program of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints strives to help youth and young adults deepen their conversion to Jesus Christ and His restored gospel, qualify for the blessings of the temple, and prepare themselves, their families, and others for eternal life with their Father in Heaven.

Institute offers free classes centered on the gospel of Jesus Christ to all young adults ages 18–30. Whether you take an Institute class for University credit or for your own spiritual nourishment, we encourage everyone to attend!

Earn Credits for Institute

Southern Virginia University students can earn up to 14 credits in Institute classes to apply towards their graduation.

Lifting Spiritually and Socially

Institute can brighten your day in many ways! Along with weekly classes, the Institute of Religion also hosts service activities, devotionals, and fun events.