Southern Virginia University is a private university that is voluntarily aligned with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and it’s principles and values.
As a gathering place for faithful members of The Church and like-minded individuals, we strive for a welcoming campus environment that builds faith and promotes spiritual growth.
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)
To cultivate a culture of study and faith, every member of our campus community voluntarily commits to a Code of Conduct based on the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ and the highest standards of personal conduct.Review the Code of Conduct
Our faculty strive to build up faith—not tear it down—by teaching from faithful sources within the context of the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ.Meet Our Faculty
Be part of a vibrant Young Single Adult Stake—the first YSA Stake created outside the Wasatch Front—in one of our six highly active student wards.See Meeting Times
We regularly gather together as a campus community to enjoy uplifting and inspiring messages from Church and other leaders. We always close these meetings by singing “Love One Another” together as a campus community—a mantra we strive to live by.Watch our Top Devotionals
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.Learn about the RM Scholarship
Open to all students, our campus is home to the largest daytime Institute of Religion in the Eastern United States. Attending free Institute classes is a great way to learn about Jesus Christ and His teachings, to feel the Spirit, and to connect with your like-minded peers.
Southern Virginia University is also the first independent school in the country to have an agreement for congruent credit through the Buena Vista Virginia Institute of Religion. That means that you can apply up to 14 Institute credits toward your graduation from Southern Virginia University—enough religion credits to also graduate from Institute.
Whether you take an Institute class for credit or for spiritual nourishment, we encourage everyone to attend!Explore Institute Courses
Southern Virginia University serves faithful Latter-day Saints and those who share our values. We invite and welcome all who will strive to live our standards and be kind to others.